Enjoy Summer 2013: church festivals, fairs and special events

Youngstown Jazz Fest 2013, downtown Youngstown; youngstownjazzfest.com. Features Kirk Whalum. 7 p.m., Sunday, July 14.

Youngstown Jazz Fest 2013, downtown Youngstown; youngstownjazzfest.com. Features Kirk Whalum. 7 p.m., Sunday, July 14.

Getting in – Churches and groups wanting to list their festivals can e-mail information to calendar@metromonthly.net. The deadline for August is July 15.


St. Christine Church Festival, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown. Food, music and games. Free admission for St. Christine parishioners with family pass;  $3 without pass. July 4-7.

Austintown Fireworks Celebration, Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown; 330-518-7067 or 330-720-0381. Features live music, food, activities for chidren, information booths, DARE dentikits, and fireworks choreographed to music. Live bands performing earlier in the evening include: Northern Whale (4:30-6:30 p.m.), Perfect Pair (5:45-7:15 p.m.), and The Vegas Band (7:30-9:30 p.m.). 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3.

July 4th Celebration Week: Beach Club and Hotel Conneaut, Conneaut Lake Park, Conneaut, Pa.; http://www.hotelconneaut.com, 814-213-0120 and http://www.clpbeachclub.com. This four-day event features music, food, fireworks and a series of events to raise funds for the restoration of the historic Hotel Conneaut. The schedule includes:  Thursday, July 4: D.J. Bull Dog on the Beach (1 p.m.); an outdoor concert featuring Rusted Root (6 p.m.) $18 advance and $23 at the door; Side Effects at the Beach Club(10 p.m.)$3 cover, free to the first 300. Friday, July 5: D.J. Bull Dog on the Beach (1 p.m.);  The Outlaws (6 p.m.)  with Leanne Binder, Black Jack Outlaws and LEDD Foot. $18 advance and $22 at the door; Radiocative at Beach Club (10 p.m.) $5 cover, free to first 300. Saturday, July 6: D.J. Bull Dog on the Beach (1 p.m.); fireworks on the lake (10 p.m.); Hern Bros. at the Beach Club (10:30 p.m.) $5. Sunday, July 7:  D.J. Bo on the Beach (1 p.m.); Pure Led Zeppelin Experience (3 p.m.) at the Beach Club (free); Bret Michaels outdoor concert (5:30 p.m.)  with Rick and Jack and Repeat Offenders. $30, plus a $3.50 service charge; D.J. Bo in the Beach Club (10 p.m.)  is free. Parking costs: Sunday is $5 per car (standard) and $10 per car (preferred).

5th Annual Rib Festival, Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center;  330-547-2151 or mastropietrowinery.com. Annual festival features barbecue from a number of locals, including Guy’s, Rachel’s, Drunken Moose and others. The event also features live music. 1-9 p.m., Saturday, July 6.

Trumbull County Fair, 89 Everett-Hull Road, Cortland; 330-637-6010. Rides, food, entertainment, fireworks and displays. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., July 9-14.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Festival, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown; 330-743-5493. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Greek foods and pastries, live Greek music, auction and trash and treasure sale. July 11-14.

Slovenefest XXXII, SNPJ Recreation Center, Enon Valley, Pa.; slovenefest.com. Polkas, culture and food. July 12-14.

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts, YSU campus, Youngstown; 330-941-2307. Annual celebration of the arts features art vendors, music, dance, food and activities for all ages. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. July 13-14. Free.

Summerfest 2013, St. Luke Parish, 5235 South Ave., Boardman; 330-519-7261. Concert featuring Seven Nations, County Mayo and the Shaffer Brothers. Food and drink will be available for purchase. July 14. $15.

Youngstown Jazz Fest 2013, downtown Youngstown; youngstownjazzfest.com. Features Kirk Whalum. 7 p.m., Sunday, July 14.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles; 330-652-5825. Annual parish festival touts entertainment, rides, raffles, Italian food and fireworks. July 17-21.

Eastwood Rib Festival, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown Road, Niles. Ribs from national vendors and music from local and national acts. The Georgia Satellites perform on July 19; Starship performs on July 20 and Fran Cosmoon plays July 21. July 18-21.

St. Demetrios Grecian Festival, St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren; 330-394-9021. Greek food, live music and dancing, rides, displays and games. July 24-28.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown; 330-743-4144. Bocce tournament, homemade wine-making contest, food vendors and music. July 25-28.

81st annual Serbian Day Picnic, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird Ave., Youngstown. 330-550-6628. Features music, food, games. Sunday, July 28.

Columbiana County Fair, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon; 330-424-5531. Entertainment, demolition derbies, livestock and food. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., July 29-Aug. 4.


Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, downtown Youngstown; 330-793-9602 oryoungstownitalianfest.org. Music, food and entertainment. Aug. 2-4.

Harvey S. Firestone Park Festival of the Arts, Firestone Park, 347 E. Park Ave., Columbiana. Antiques, vendors, music, food and baked goods. Aug. 3.

86th Annual Hungarian Day, 2219 Donald Ave., Youngstown; 330-549-2935. Hungarian food, music and culture. Sunday, Aug. 11.

St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church Glendi, 4955 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-788-5257. Greek food, music, games and entertainment. Aug. 15-18.

St. Patrick Parish Festival, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-534-1928. Food, rides, raffles and entertainment. Aug.1-4.

29th Annual Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival, downtown Warren; 330-898-0562. Italian food, music, culture and performances. Aug. 8-11.

Mahoning Valley Slovak Festival, Our Lady of Sorrows, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown; 330-540-3327. Music, ethnic foods, and refreshments. Aug. 11.

Lawrence County Fair, 464 Midway Road, New Castle, Pa.; 724-654-7745.  Livestock, exhibits, crafts, clothing, food and entertainment. Aug. 13-17.

Spanish Heritage Festival, East Federal Street downtown Youngstown. Music, food and entertainment.  Noon-11 p.m., Aug. 17-18.

Shaker Woods Festival, County Line Road off Route 7, Columbiana; 330-482-0214. Aug. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 on weekends.

Brier Hill Italian Festival, Calvin and Victoria streets, Brier Hill, Youngstown; 330-793-7293.Authentic Italian food, music, dancing and concessions. Aug. 15-18.

Polish Heritage Celebration, Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown. Features food, music and ethnic culture. Aug. 25.


Canfield Fair, Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield. Food, agricultural displays, livestock, rides, entertainment, etc. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Aug. 28-Sept. 2.

Youngstown Hungarian Heritage Day, 2219 Donald Ave., Youngstown. Hungarian food, dancers and music. 12:30 to 6 p.m., Sept. 8.

Leetonia Artisans Festival, Wick Park, Leetonia; 330- 427-6741 Features vendors, food, music and entertainment. Free parking and admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15.

Lordstown Apple Cider Festival, Lordstown High School, 1824 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. Features food, crafts, rides and entertainment. Sept. 20-22.

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