Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Are you constantly asking “What’s Happening, Hancock County?” There are plenty of things to do in Findlay and Hancock County this weekend!
Area Farmers’ Market
Hancock County Farmers’ Market – Thursday, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Arlington Farmers’ Market – Friday, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Bluffton Farmers’ Market – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Three opportunities to get your local food fix for the weekend! Enjoy the Hancock County Farmers’ Market at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Thursday evenings, the Arlington Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Arlington Cape on Friday evenings, and the Bluffton Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Citizens National Bank on Saturday mornings to pick up local fruit and vegetables, fresh cut flowers and potted plants, handmade goods, baked treats, and more! VisitFindlay.com
Open Bounce and Field Play
Flashover Indoor Sports and Fun Center
Friday, 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, 2 – 6 p.m.
Bounce on over to Flashover and enjoy time in the bounce house, 8-in-1 activity house, and a 12 foot slide or take part in open field play, a time when the field is open and can be used by anyone for whatever they want to do! All activities & equipment must be approved by the Flashover Management Staff. Check Facebook for schedule changes! FlashoverIndoor.com
Rally in the Alley
Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Rally in the Alley! Gather your co-workers, meet your friends and family, and head Downtown to kick off the weekend right. Each week will feature food and snacks from local restaurants, as well as live music from your favorite local bands! This week’s entertainment will feature The Athen Ry and food provided by Jimmy John’s! FindlayHancockChamber.com
Drop and Date
Awakening Minds Art
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Drop the kids off and enjoy date night in Downtown Findlay! Every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. participants will enjoy a variety of arts and crafts in a fun, social environment. This class encourages socialization and independence while fostering self-esteem and creativity. Cost is $10, this event is designed for children ages 4 – 14, walk-in’s only, no reservations. Facebook.com
YMCA Glow Run and After Glow Party!
Findlay Family YMCA
Friday, 6 p.m.
Join the Findlay YMCA for the 4th Annual Glow Run in Downtown Findlay (see the route here!). This fun run and 5K will also have a Kids Fest, After Glow Party at different Downtown restaurants and bars, and more! Glow the night away with YMCA! RunSignUp.com
Ice Skating at The Cube
Friday, 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 1 – 2:50 p.m.; 7 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 3 – 4:50 p.m.
Head to The Cube for a fun time ice skating with the whole family! Admission is $5 and skate rental is $3. Don’t forget! The Cube is cash only! FindlayOhio.com
Village of Arlington Fun and Fireworks
Arlington Village Park
Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m.
Next week may be Independence Day, but this week the Village of Arlington is celebrating with fireworks! Prior to the fireworks don’t miss the Arlington Farmers’ Market and the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Chicken and Pork Dinner! Also prior to the fireworks, The Arlington Festival Committee is sponsoring an open house at the shelter house in the park from 7 – 9 p.m. There will be popcorn, hot dogs, ice cream cones, root beer floats, pop and water will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Arlington Community Festival. Enjoy a fun evening in Arlington to kick off Fourth of July festivities!
Oakwoods Nature Preserve Dold Lake
Saturday, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery and getting a bullseye? Here’s your chance. Participants will learn how to properly stand, hold and shoot a bow. After some practicing, games will be played. This program will be led by a certified archery instructor. Ages 10 – 14 will take part in class from 8:30 – 10 a.m., and ages 10 – 17 will take part from 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Register with $10 per participant by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 23. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office. HancockParks.com
Plein Air Paint Out
Litzenberg Activity Barn
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Artists working in all plein air media are welcome to paint the McKinnis homestead as well as the woods and prairie areas of this beautiful park for this non-competitive event. The public is invited to observe artists as they work during the day. Art projects completed during the day will be on display starting at 3 p.m. There are several places to work under cover in case of rain. This free event is recommended for teens and adults. Register on site or ahead of time by contacting Sharon Hammer Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org. HancockParks.com
Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Designed for all ages and abilities. Create an AMA masterpiece in this fun Saturday morning group! All materials and instruction are included. No registration, walk-in only! $10.00 each participant. Facebook.com
Doll Repair Class
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Offered the fourth Saturday of each month, this is an opportunity to bring a doll that needs cleaning or repair and learn how to give it what it needs. Register by emailing email@example.com or call 419-306-5720. GaslightGallery.org
Kids Painting Class
Findlay Art League
Saturday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
A soft pastels class will be given on the 2nd and fourth Saturday mornings during the months of June and August! Come to just one class or all, each day has a different project. Artists ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are welcome to stay and participate. The cost is $20/session and all supplies are included. This class is taught by Jeanne Beutler, a Findlay Art League member and artist. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. FindlayArtLeague.org
Basic Canoeing Course
Riverside Park – Zonta Landing
Saturday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
As part of the Hancock Park District’s Leisure Education Initiative, a Basic Canoeing Course for Beginners will be held on the Blanchard River. Instructional content will emphasize safety, basic paddling skills, and maneuverability. Recommended for adults and children age 10 and older, participants must have the ability to swim. Register at the Hancock Park District office during normal business hours. HancockParks.com
Riverside Wine Festival
Saturday, 1 – 6 p.m.
The Arts Partnership hosts the 2017 Riverside Wine Festival, voted the best Wine Festival in the state by readers of Ohio Magazine! Sample wines from Ohio wineries featuring a variety of flavors to fit any taste buds. Bottles will be available for purchase to take home from the event. See all the wineries participating here! For a small additional cost attendees can enjoy in art classes and demonstrations. For no additional cost attendees can also take advantage of large yard games such as croquet, bocce ball, and giant Jenga. Live music will be provided by 730 Club and James & Some Names. Ticket prices are $20 presale; $25 at the event and $10 for non-tasting admission. Tasting admission includes 5- 1 oz. samples with additional samples available for $1. ArtsPartnership.com
Swiss Historic Homestead Tour
Swiss Historic Homestead
Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m.
The Swiss Community Historical Society will open the Homestead to the public every Saturday in June, July and August! Docents will be available each Saturday to interpret the homestead’s history. The Barn will also be open, on the last Saturday of each month, only. Admission will be $5.00 per person. Admission for Swiss Community Historical Society members will be FREE! Admission is also free to all children 16 and under, accompanied by an adult. Yearly SCHS memberships of $30.00 will be available on site. Areas open to visitors each Saturday afternoon include the restored 1843 house, reconstructed summer kitchen, restored workshop, 1850’s kitchen garden, and more. Facebook.com
Boat Rentals at Zonta Landing
Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 7 p.m.
Its finally that time of year, Zonta Landing is open for boat rentals! The boat livery rents canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats on weekends and holidays through the summer, ending on Labor Day. Boat rentals are $5 per watercraft per half hour. HancockParks.com
Riverbend Park, Shelter #5
Saturday, 9 p.m.
J.T. Senghas of the Millstream Astronomy Club will present the program “Saturn” which will explain the ringed planet and reveal its mysteries. After the program, we will view Saturn along with other beauties of the nighttime sky. All ages welcome to this free event and registration is not required. Hancock Parks.com
Lavender: Open House
Litzenberg Memorial Woods – McKinnis House
Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.
Come enjoy the sights, the smells, and the tastes of lavender picked straight from the lavender beds at the McKinnis House. This fragrant plant has been used and enjoyed for centuries, and was even found in King Tut’s tomb. You can taste and smell different lavender products used in the 1800s and see lavender tea made on the stove. All ages welcome to this free event and registration is not required. HancockParks.com
Have the best summer ever!
Don’t miss our guide to the best summer ever! Pick up one of our summer passports for ideas on ways to make the most of school vacation at the Visit Findlay Welcome Center, 123 E. Main Cross St. Complete your passport and enter to win a Findlay prize pack! VisitFindlay.com
Enjoy Live Music in Findlay and Hancock County
There are plenty of spots to tap your toes to live music in Findlay and Hancock County. From Alexandria’s and The Anvil in Downtown Findlay to Mustard Seed Cafe in Bluffton make sure you find your new favorite spot! VisitFindlay.com
Looking ahead to next week…
For children in the summer every day is the weekend, so keep them busy all day every day! Don’t miss out on these fun events coming up next week:
- Adventure Day Camp: Operation Conservation
Teens ages 13-15 will hit the trails on June 23 to study topics like invasive species, endangered species, and water pollution during this. Registration is due June 23rd by 1 p.m.!
- Awakening Minds Art Classes
AMA offers classes to the public every day of the week, make sure to check one out and discover your family’s artistic side
- Keep Active-Keep Healthy: Ultimate Frisbee
Learn something new this summer, City of Findlay Recreation will be at the Flag City Sports Complex teaching children and adults alike how to play Ultimate Frisbee on June 28!
- Fourth of July Festivities
Fourth of July weekend is next week! Don’t miss Flag City’s fireworks on July 3, or the Spirit of 1776 celebration, Fourth of July Parade, and the Hancock Historical Museum’s Ice Cream Social, all on July 4th!
- Tap your Toes to live music outdoors!
Courtyard Concerts on Tuesdays, Riverside Concert series on Wednesdays, Rally in the Alley on Fridays – don’t miss your chance to catch your favorite local acts outdoors this summer!
For more information about what is happening in Hancock County, visit our event calendar. We hope to see you out and about in Hancock County this weekend!