Where better to celebrate Flag Day than Flag City U.S.A.? Findlay has so many things going on during this day of designation – so get on your red, white, and blue and check out what is going on on June 14!
See the 13 Star Flag at the Hancock Historical Museum!
A very rare 13 star flag, dating back to the Revolutionary War, will be on public display beginning on Flag Day at the Hancock Historical Museum for a limited time. The Revolutionary War-era flag is owned by the Mooney Family of southern Ohio, and has most recently been on display at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. The flag is believed to have been used during the Revolutionary War at Ft. Independence in Boston. The flag will be on display at the Hancock Historical Museum through July 5th. A opening reception for the flag will take place on Friday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m.! VisitFindlay.com
Shop in Flag City!
Several Downtown locations are hosting special deals in honor of Flag Day!
- Cammys, 10% off all handmade wooden flags
- Flag City Clothing, Purchase a $6.14 Flag Day tshirt! There will also be several giveaways throughout the day
- Mancy’s Steakhouse, Celebrate Flag Day by attending the Grillin n’ Chillin Patio Party!
- Jen’s Buggy Whip Cakery, Pick up your flag cutout cookies, 2/$3!
- Sleek Styles Salon, Enjoy $1/minute chair massages, 15% off products on the table and buy a $50 gift certificate for the salon, get a $10 gift certificate for free!
Take part in the Flag Day Scavenger Hunt!
Downtown businesses are staying open late with specials and promotions throughout the evening to celebrate Flag Day and several are participating in a special scavenger hunt!
The scavenger hunt is free and each participant who completes the hunt will receive a $5 Downtown Findlay gift certificate courtesy of Visit Findlay and Downtown Findlay, and will also be entered into a drawing for a gift basket! The Scavenger Hunt clues can be picked up on June 14 at any of the participating businesses, Visit Findlay Welcome Center, or will be posted to download on Facebook and VisitFindlay.com on June 14 at 10 a.m.
Participating in the scavenger hunt are 11 Downtown locations, The Urban Market, RooBarb Studios, Shimmery Belle Boutique, Smarty Pants Findlay, Hancock Hotel, Flag City Clothing, Cammys, Jen’s Buggy Whip Cakery, Wish Children’s Boutique and Pointe of Joy Dance Boutique, Findlay Art League, and Sleek Styles.
Learn the Flag City U.S.A. Story!
Do you know why Findlay is Flag City U.S.A.? The road to Findlay becoming designated Flag City, USA began in 1968 when John B. Cooke moved to Findlay. As a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Cooke believed in the value of flying the American flag and went door-to-door in town asking residents and businesses alike to fly a flag on Flag Day, June 14, 1968. Cooke created a fund and purchased 14,000 small flags for the community. This project continued until 1974, when the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce started a campaign to, once again, have flags fly and to have the city of Findlay become officially known as Flag City USA. On May 7, the House of Representatives passed a resolution officially declaring Findlay Flag City, USA. Today, you may see a flag display in the Hancock Historical Museum, see the Flag City monument welcoming visitors to our town at I-75 and US 224, pass under the Flag City, USA distinction while driving on I-75 and pass by the mural on a Marathon Petroleum storage tank. Findlay is a place of great pride; both in its unique designation and patriotism.
We hope you enjoy all the Flag Day fun in Flag City! Make plans to celebrate Juneteenth with us on June 19 from Noon – 8 p.m. with the Miles of Bravery: A Juneteenth Celebration self-guided art tour. Seven Findlay locations are participating with artwork from Mazza Museum’s “Miles of Bravery: The Underground Railroad through Picture Books” exhibit. Each location will have art and books from the collection as well as family-friendly activities. Information about this event and all others in Findlay and Hancock County can be found on our Event Calendar!