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See what is happening in Hancock County!

July 19-21

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There are plenty of things to do in Findlay and Hancock County this weekend!

Arlington Homecoming Festival

Arlington Village Park
Friday, 4 – 11 p.m.
Saturday, 2 – 11 p.m.

Don’t miss the annual Arlington Homecoming Festival!  Activities include a parade on Friday at 6:30 p.m., Sports Zone, Kids Zone, live music by The Reunion Band, bingo, raffle, great food, and more!  See the schedule here!  See the festival map here!

McComb Cookie Festival

Doc Miller Field: Friday, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
McComb Village Park: Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

McComb’s Cookie Festival returns with even more fun for the whole family.  The festivities will kick-off on Friday with Meet the Team at McComb High School and continues on Saturday with all-day fun at the park!  Activities include a parade, fishing derby, car show, 5K, cookie stroll, and more!  See the schedule here!  See the festival map here!

Rally in the Alley

Latham Courtyard
Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.

Fridays in the summer mean its Rally in the Alley season!   Enjoy snacks from local restaurants as you tap your toes to some of the region’s best bands.  This is a free event, libations available for purchase.  This week’s musician is Tongue N Groove, snacks provided by Heavenly

Forward to the Moon

Newhard Planetarium at UF
Friday, 6 p.m.

Check out these out-of-the-world experiences in the newly-renovated Newhard Planetarium at the University of Findlay!  Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st-century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe.  Admission is free, however registration is required.

Classic Movie Night

Hancock Historical Museum
Friday, 7 p.m.

The Hancock Historical Museum features film favorites from decades past at their Classic Movie Night! Historical information before and discussion after. Popcorn and refreshments provided. BYOB. Free to the public. Call 419-423-4433 for more information.  This month’s movie is Yankee Doodle Dandy (PG), released 1942 starring James Cagney and Jeanne Cagney.

Bluffton Farmers’ Market

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

Plan to attend Bluffton’s weekly Farmers’ Market, held in the parking lot of Citizen’s National Bank in Downtown Bluffton.  Find homemade goods and seasonal produce from local growers.  See the vendor directory and more here!

Cowboy Days

Ghost Town
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

Join Ghost Town for their annual Cowboy Days!  There will be Carriage Rides and Demonstrations by Black Swamp Drivers, tick Horse Racing Competition, Butter Making Demonstration, Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, and more!  Admission is $5 per person with 1 free kids ticket with each paid adult.  Kids ages 2 and under are free.

CMC Community Picnic

Riverbend Recreation Area
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Enjoy a community picnic with Children’s Mentoring Connection!  This is a Fun for All event through a partnership of The Community Foundation, Children’s Mentoring Connection & the YMCA.  Enjoy lunch, bounce houses, Tom’s Coffee Truck, and Y on the Fly games!

City Mission Jubilee

Hancock County Fairgrounds
Saturday, 4 – 7 p.m.

You and your family are invited to join your friends at City Mission for the 4th Annual Jubilee Benefit.  It’s a great opportunity to support the homeless and those in need, while also having a blast! City Mission has lots of fun activities lined up, like games, a bouncy house, a petting farm, and yummy food. Plus, there will be raffles and silent auctions to add to the excitement.  Last year’s event was such a success, and we’d be thrilled if you could join us again this year. It’s the perfect occasion to spend time together as a family and make some great memories.  Purchase your tickets here!

Monthly Downtown Cruise

Downtown Findlay
Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m.

Participate or sit back and enjoy a monthly Downtown Cruise.  This open event invites you to bring your vehicles for a Downtown cruise.  Enjoy dinner and drinks in Downtown Findlay or take advantage of King’s Concessions food truck who will be set up in Downtown.  This informal gathering is organized by Blu Goose Motorsports.

Eliot Lewis Concert

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Multi-instrumentalist artist and original featured musician on Live from Daryl’s House show, Eliot Lewis, returns to MCPA live in concert! Show (and seating) will be onstage in the Donnell Theater for a unique audience experience.  Tickets are $25 each, general admission only.  Purchase your tickets here!

National Moth Week: Adult Moth Hike

Aeraland Recreation Area
Sunday, 9:30 p.m.

National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. First, learn what moths are and why they are important. Then we will hike the trails to look for moths and other nocturnal insects that were attracted to sugar baits. We will also look for caterpillars using a UV flashlight, since caterpillars glow under ultraviolet light. After the hike, we will check a light trap to see what was attracted to our black lights. You can learn about moths, but you can also help us document our findings with photographs as part of the National Moth Week Citizen Science Project.  Meet at the Shelter. This free program is open to adults ages 18 and up, registration is not required.

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 Mancy’s Steakhouse, Kira’s Flipside Grill, Old Stoney Ledge, Arlington Village Park, FlightHouse, Gillig WineryHull’s Trace & Gathering House,  Alexandria’s, and Coffee Amici  Learn more here!

Food Trucks & Bar Events

Whether you want to test your knowledge at bar trivia or enjoy lunch from a food truck – we have you covered!  Thursday False Chord Brewing will host El Sabor Food Truck beginning at 4:30 p.m. during their Trivia Night.  Also Thursday Gillig Winery will host Wine, Dine, & Design with AMA.  False Chord will host Leggo My Eggroll on Friday from 4:30 – 8 p.m.  Saturday Findlay Brewing Company will hold Taproom Yoga beginning at 10 a.m., and Jonny Burritos Food Truck will be at False Chord Brewing beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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.

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.

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

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