Things to do this weekend, June 11-13
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
Findlay: Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m., MCPA Parking Lot
Bluffton: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Citizen’s National Bank
Stock up on your favorite local homemade goods, produce, freshly cut flowers, and more while visiting the local farmers’ markets! Visit the Hancock County Farmers’ Market in Downtown Findlay every Thursday afternoon and the Bluffton Farmers’ Market in Downtown Bluffton every Saturday morning!
Rally in the Alley
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts parking lot
Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy live music this summer on Friday nights in Downtown Findlay to get your weekend started right – this summer not in the alley, but in the MCPA Parking Lot! Admission is free, drink tickets are $4. The Chamber of Commerce will be adhering to all health orders related to COVID-19, as well as any protocols in place by our hosts at MCPA. This week’s band will be Hipnotix with snacks from Findlay Brewing Company. FindlayHancockChamber.com
In the Heights Movie Night
Black Heritage Library via Zoom
Saturday, 6 p.m.
SAGE Center Harlem and Bronx present the movie premiere of In the Heights. The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop. The likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. This movie runtime is 2 hours 23 minutes. Join via Zoom. Facebook.com
Saturday, Business Hours
Supporting small businesses isn’t just for one day – support local year-round with Second Saturdays! Plan to visit your favorite small businesses as they offer specials, promotions, discounts, and more! Learn more here!
Findlay Rugby Football Club Golf Scramble
Hillcrest Golf Course
Saturday, 8 a.m.
Help the Findlay Rugby Football Club continue to Support the Findlay Community through their volunteerism, donation and mission of providing local boys and girls the opportunity to learn, enjoy and compete in the sport of rugby while fostering the ideals of teamwork, discipline, respect and sportsmanship. Raffles, contests, and cash prizes will be awarded. Register online here or day-of with cash, check, or Venmo. FindlayRugby.org
Flag City Toys that Shoot
The Event Center
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
“Flag City Toys That Shoot” show in Findlay, Ohio celebrating its 15th year! This show consists of vendors from around the country displaying and selling anything from cap guns to big boar air rifles and anything in between. At this show you can buy, sell, or trade any toys that shoot. Absolutely no firearms are permitted. Masks will be required. Admission is $3 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. See the flyer here. FlagCityToysThatShoot.com
Victorian Front Porch Tea
Hancock Historical Museum
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Enjoy the warm breezes of summer with a tea party on the front porch of the historic Hull House! This event is for children ages 4-12 with an accompanying adult. Guests are encouraged to bring their American Girl doll and come dressed for the occasion. Participants will enjoy tea and treats served by the Victorian Ladies, while learning about proper etiquette for a Victorian tea party and the history of aprons. Afterwards, enjoy lawn games and crafts from the 19th century. Registration required by 4 p.m. on Friday, register online! HancockHistoricalMuseum.org
Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m.
Bring your cars and family out for a monthly Downtown Findlay Cruise! All cars are welcome – classics, hot rods, mini trucks, low riders, and imports. Shop the local stores, enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurants, and support King’s Concessions, who will be set up for attendees to enjoy. Have a fun night of cars in Downtown Findlay! Facebook.com
Outside of our great events there is plenty to do every weekend in Findlay and Hancock County! Check out some of these regular activities to make this weekend a memorable one.
NWORRP is Open!
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc. is a train enthusiast’s dream come true – no matter their age! NWORRP’s museum is open every Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. through the summer. Check out the features model train displays, ooh and ahh at the railroad artifacts, and, of course, take a ride on the quarter-scale train! Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. NWORRP.org
Paddle the River – Rent a Kayak or Canoe
Zonta Landing at Riverside Park is open for the season! Rent canoes or kayaks on weekends and holidays this summer through Labor Day from 1 – 7 p.m.. Rental Rates are set at $5 per watercraft, HPD prefers checks, made payable to Hancock Park District, or cash in small denominations, an exact amount is appreciated. No bills larger than $20 denominations will be accepted. Rental fees are paid when equipment is rented at Zonta Landing. HancockParks.com
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. PaintersPottery.com
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. CMFindlay.com
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. VisitFindlay.com
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.