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Things to do this weekend, July 1 – 4

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’ Markets

Wednesday, 4 – 6 p.m., Hurricane Park
Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m., MCPA

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Citizens National Bank

Shop fresh and local every week in Findlay and Hancock County!  The Arcadia Farmers’ Market takes place every other Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church.  The Mt. Blanchard Farmers’ Market takes place every Wednesday at Hurricane Park from 4 – 6 p.m.  The Hancock County Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday evening from 4 – 6 p.m. at MCPA.  The Bluffton Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. – Noon at Citizens National Bank in Downtown Bluffton.  Fostoria’s Farmers’ and Artisan’s Market takes place on select Saturdays at E. Tiffin and S. Main Street.  See information on all the local Farmers’ Markets here!

Kayaking Workshop for Teens

Zonta Landing, Riverside Park
Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Join Hancock Park District for a workshop to learn about the sport of kayaking. You will learn how to safely participate in the sport of kayaking and then join the group for an evening kayak trip on the Blanchard River to see what you can see!  Meet at Zonta Landing.  This event is open to ages 13 – 18.  Register online with $10 per person by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1.

At-Home Escape Room: Search for Sunken Treasure

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Begin picking up on Saturday, July 2

Do you love solving puzzles and cracking secret codes? Our at-home escape room kit contains puzzles and props to create a fun escape room in your own home. Kits can be picked up starting Saturday, July 2 and are available while supplies last in the Children’s Department at the Main Library, at the Arlington branch, and on the Bookmobile.  Learn more here

Disc Golf Workshop

Riverbend Recreation Area
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Have you heard about disc golf? Disc golf is a sport in which players throw a small frisbee at a target. It is played using rules similar to golf. Join Hancock Park District to learn how to play this game with your family. Bring your own discs or borrow some that will be on hand.  Meet at Big Oaks Activity Area, Shelter 3.  This free event is open to families with children age 9 and up, registration is not required.

Lighting Up the Sky fireworks

Hancock County Fairgrounds
Sunday, 4 – 11 p.m.

Kick off your Independence Day Celebrations in Flag City, USA! Findlay and Hancock County’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show take place annually at 10 p.m.  Admission and parking is free.  The Cherry Bombs playing family-friendly tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s hits at 7:30 p.m. and Food Trucks will be on-site starting at 4 p.m.

Flag City Fourth of July Parade

Downtown Findlay
Monday, 11 a.m.

Don’t miss the Fourth of July Parade, taking place on July 4th in Downtown Findlay.  The parade will step-off promptly at 11 a.m.  The parade route will begin at Lincoln St. and run North on Main St., through Downtown Findlay, before ending at Center Street.

Ice Cream Social

Hancock Historical Museum
Monday, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day with an old-fashioned ice cream social on the front porch of the Hull House! The museum is an easy walk from the Main Street parade route and facilities will be open with family friendly activities! Featuring Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream scoops for $2, ice cream bars for $2, and root beer floats for $3!

Live Music

You can find live music any given day in Findlay and Hancock County, especially on the weekends.  This weekend will be able to enjoy bands and musicians at The Bistro, Gregor’s Restaurant, Fins Seafood, Gillig WineryAlexandria’s, Coffee Amici.  Learn more here!

Ongoing Fun

There is plenty of fun to be had every weekend in Findlay and Hancock County!  Check out these events and activities that will take place every weekend.

Zonta Landing is Open!

Zonta Landing Boat Rentals will be open 1 – 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays in the summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day!  Zonta Landing is located within Riverside Park at 231 McManness Ave.  Rental Rates are set at $5 per watercraft per 30 minute rentals – Other opportunities for all day float trips and group reservations are available by calling the HPD office.

NWORRP is Open!

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc. is open for the summer!  Take a ride on the quarter-scale trains and check out the museum and play area on the weekends from 1 – 4 p.m.  Admission to the museum includes 1 train ride (additional rides available for purchase) and is $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.

Go Ice Skating at The Cube

Ice Skate no matter the weather at The Cube!  City of Findlay Recreation hosts open skate times nearly every day of the week.  See the schedule here!  Open skates cost $6 and skate rental is available for $3.  Don’t forget – The Cube is cash only!

Get creative with Painters’ Pottery

Let your imagination go wild at Painters’ Pottery – and create a keepsake while you’re at it!  Painters’ Pottery is open Thursday – Sunday with varied hours, call-ahead reservations are strongly recommended, but walk-in’s are welcome when available.  Check Facebook for that day’s hours!  Simply pick out your piece of pottery, your paints, and create!  Take-home kits are available as well.

Learn through playing at Children’s Museum of Findlay

Pack the kids up and head to Children’s Museum of Findlay for hours of imaginative play!  Children can be firefighters, teachers, vets, go grocery shopping or camping, climb (and jump!), and so much more.  The Children’s Museum of Findlay is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.

Visit our Area Art Galleries

Findlay is teeming with the arts!  Enjoy our local art galleries this weekend.  Findlay Art League has a new show every month, so it is always great to explore.  FAL is open Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m.  Mazza Museum is full of artwork that will thrill art lovers of all ages.  Mazza is the first, and largest, art gallery dedicated to children’s book illustrations – making it fun for those who wish to appreciate art, reminisce, or experience the artwork for the first time.  Mazza is open Wednesdays – Friday, Noon – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.  Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Fisher/Wall Gallery is only open Monday – Friday, Noon – 4 p.m. but it is well-worth a visit!  With displays rotated every month it is always worth a visit.  All of these galleries offer free admission.

Other Things to Do

We could keep our list going until your finger falls off from all the scrolling – so check out our complete list of attractions and things to do here!

For more information about events happening in Hancock County, visit our event calendar.

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