What's Happening this weekend in Hancock County? Check out this roundup of things to do this weekend! • VisitFindlay.comThings to do this weekend, August 18-20

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 – 7:30 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, this week at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 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!  Facebook.com

Rally in the Alley

Latham Courtyard
Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.

Don’t miss the final Rally of the year!!  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 be  Tongue ‘n Groove with food provided by Hot Head Burrito!  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

Classic Movie Night

Hancock Historical Museum
Friday, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a classic movie at the Hancock Historical Museum. This month’s movie is “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” starring Paul Newman & Robert Redford.  Historical information before and discussion after. Popcorn and refreshments provided, BYOB. Free to the public. Call 419-423-4433 for more information.  HancockHistoricalMuseum.org

No Child Left Indoors

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join the Hancock Park District and Pheasants Forever for a morning filled with youth outdoor adventures as they test their skills and talents. No Child Left Indoors is part of a national movement to reach a generation of young people fixated on electronics, and to get them outdoors. This event is focused on reversing the trend of inactivity and obesity in today’s youth and actively engaging them in outdoor recreation activities. These outdoor adventures will educate youth about the importance of nature and conservation with hopes of fostering tomorrow’s leaders and conservation-minded citizens. Activities will include: a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing and kayaking, BB and shotgun shooting, and much more. Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and is recommended for ages 6-17 with an adult companion. This event is free; pre-register by emailing Mark Plesec at meplesec@coopertire.com. Meet at Discovery Center.  HancockParks.com

Heritage Days in the Village

Mt. Blanchard
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate the village of Mt. Blanchard by attending this festival featuring mementos of days gone by.  The festival hosts automobiles from 1950 and older. Many model T’s and other older cars will be on display in quaint downtown Mt Blanchard. A 5K at 9 a.m., chicken BBQ, music, antique auction, the 21st infantry regiment, a special flag presentation, and the unveiling of the new Veterans Memorial at 10 a.m. are just some of the happenings during the festival.  See the complete schedule of events at VisitFindlay.com!

Painting Class

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

Solar Eclipse Science and Pinhole Projects

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

Learn about solar eclipses and make a pinhole projector to view the solar eclipse on August 21st.  FindlayLibrary.org

Train Rides at NWORRP

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Choo Choo!  All Aboard at the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation!  Featuring a quarter-scale train and the historic Riverside Train, a gift shop, a museum, a Lionel layout, and a HO layout in progress.  Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.  NWORRP.org

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

Riverside Park
Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, 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

Have the best summer ever!

School may have started but that doesn’t mean summer is quite over!  You still have a few more weeks to complete all the items on your list!  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.  Whether you’re looking for a place outdoors to enjoy tunes and sunshine, or looking for an indoor place to enjoy, Findlay and Hancock County have you covered!

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!

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