Last Modified EVENTS - The year immediately follows the name. If a previous year is listed, most events are every year around the same date,
Portage County events are listed first with no county designation. Cities outside of Portage County have the county listed. Other pages, this site, for the event, organization or city is indicated by : (org pg).
SOME OF THE EVENT DATES ARE FROM SECONDARY SOURCES - ACCURACY IS STRIVED FOR BUT NOT GUARANTEED. When traveling to an event, please verify the information. A few years ago in Southwest Ohio we saw a poster in October about the lighted parade in December-the time was 7 pm. When I called for more information in December, I found out the time of the parade was changed to 5 pm.
PORTAGE COUNTY NON-PROFITS may get a free event (of any size) listing at www.portagecountyevents.com (This site is not affiliated with Ohiotidbits) MANY EVENTS DO NOT ALLOW PETS or BICYCLES
COMMUNITY EXPOS: BUSINESS EXPOS: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Usually sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce with free admission.- A good place to see what area businesses have, prize drawings, and advertising items -pens, openers, candy, etc
AURORA - 2013 Sat Mar 2 Aurora High School 10am-2pm GARRETTSVILLE AREA CHANBER - Bi-Annual - 2009 - Thur Oct 22 5pm - 8pm James A Garfield High School www.garrettsvillearea.com/showcase.htm
A listing of vocal and instrumental concerts, most by community choral groups or with instrumental banks with free performances or a low admission price. RAVENNA : GospelFest Concert- see Kent below
Ravenna Community Choir (Organizations page) Concerts --Spring-April ---- July ------Dec www.ravennachoir.org
SPRING CONCERT - 2013 SUN APR 14 - 3pm - Free admission - true freewill donation accepted. First Congregational Church S Chestnut St
SUMMER CONCERT 2013 Sun July 28? 3pm Free admission -(true free will offering) Broadway Show Tunes. WINTER CHRISTMAS CONCERT - 2012 -Sun Dec 16 3pm Frist United Methodist Chur FREE - a true free will donation, donate whatyou want or not.
HOME SAVINGS CONCERT - 2013 Court House Lawn Free 2013 May 23 THR 7-9 pm Ravenna High School Steel Blue-steel drums
GospelFest Concert- Kent Christian Life Center - 5931 Rhodes Rd 2012 - Sun Sept 23 3:30pm
KENT STAGE : Downtown Kent- Old Theater presents concerts, popular, jazz-bluescountry-by National known stars. www.kentstage.org/
HOME SAVINGS PLAZA CONCERTS - - Main & Water Sts. 7-9 pm Thurs. 6 concerts in Kent, 2 in Ravenna, 1 in Brimfield 2013 Thr - May 23 Roosevelt orchestra & Jazz Emsemble - Jun 6 Danjo BRIMFIELD : HOME SAVINGS CONCERT - DEERFIELD ; DEERFIELD COMMUNITY CHORUS -
CONCERTS ON THE GREEN -SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 Free concerts Sunday evening on the Green Memorial Day-Labor Day free - schedule: under events : www.destinationhudson.com
FAIRFIELD CO : LANCASTER LANCASTER FESTIVAL 2013 - Thur July 18- Sat July 27 - Muscians and artists from around the world-classical, contemporary,Jazz, dance music and art exhibits.-Many events free- Paid admission varies. 75 events. www.lanfest.org
HORSE SHOWS The Big Charity event - the Portage County Charity Horse Show, Horse shows by 4-H and other non-profit groups.
RAVENNA : SUNBEAU VALLEY FARM, St Rt 59 near Brady Lake Rd. Several Horse shows, Civil War, festivals. also horse boarding. www.sunbeauvalley.com SUNBEAU VALLEY IS STILL BOOKING HORSE SHOWS AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS FOR 2013
PORTAGE COUNTY CHARITY HORSE SHOW - Sunbeau Valley Farm- Brady Lake Rd West of Rt 59. Large- well worth seeing- attracts horses from all over. Port Co Sheriffs Assoc -Benefits Hartti Larlham Center & other area charities. 2013 - Fri Sat Sun July 19-21 - contact Eileen Wilson 330.296.4774 email@example.com
DOG SLED RACING PUNDERSON CLASSIC - Punderson State Park Newbury OH 2013 Sat,Sun, Jan 12,13 race website
FIREWORKS : SUNBEAU VALLEY FARM 3229 St Rt 59( Main Street in Ravenna) 2010 Fri Sat July 2-3 Independence Day July 4 Festival- Fireworks Sat July 3 Sunbeau Valley site
WATER SKI SHOWS : MEDINA CO : CHIPPEWA LAKE WATER SKI SHOW TEAM - FREE show on Weds - Jun Jul Aug National Champion team member of the group. http://www.chippewaskiteam.com/
GARRETTSVILLE CHRISTMAS WALK - Annual Homes Tour. by James A Garfield Historical Society 2006 -Nov 3,4,5 10,11,12 4 area homes decorated for Christmas- other activities -$10.00 Donation - Reservations needed 330.527.2910 Be prepared to remove your shoes at homes. http://www.weeklyvillager.com/Garrettsville.htm Oct 20 edition, 6th articale down.
Inclues CHRISTMAS WALKS, DANCES by local non-profit groups, CRAFT SHOWS,
RAVENNA OH DOWNTOWN RAVENNA FARMERS MARKET- Meridian & Cedar St. 2013 Thursdays May 23 - Sept 19 11am-2pm-Not on July 4 DANCE - Balloon A-Fair Kick off Dance -2013 Sat Feb xx 7-11pm - . Admission () Door prizes, raffels, contests. 21 and Over Please. 330.296.Fair
MIDNIGHT MADNESS - Downtown. 2010 Fri Nov 26-(day after Thanksgiving) Stores op, Annual Balloon A-Fair Lighted Christmas Parade, Carrage Rides?. train rides? more
CRAFT SHOWS RAVENNA MAPLEWOOD CHRISTMAS IN THE WOODS 2006 - Fri - Sat Nov 17-18 7075 St Rt 88 - Fri 5 - 9:30pm, Sat 10 - 4p
CRAFT SHOW PEOPLE: See Balloon A-Fair page Booth space for crafters is available at a very reasonable price. Time periods: Saturday- downtown all day OR Sunbeau late afternoon to night. Because of time overlaps you could not move to Sunbeau Sat- you would need a separate set up there to do both on Saturday. Sunday - all day at Sunbeau (moring to 7pm).
NON-PROFIT FUND RASING
CINCINNATI: Make A-Wish Benefit: 2013 Saturday March 30 5pm - 8pm Balloon Glow - 3 balloons scheduled- other activities.
ORGANIZATION PROGRAMS(Open to Public) Public talks, lectures, historical, travel programs by local historical societies, libraries, and other public groups| and governmental parties as department of parks or recreation.
Brimfield Kelso Memorial House 4185 sT Rt 43 330..673.1058 Brimfield Historical Society see Attractions Page Jan Feb Mar Apr 1st Friday
Portage County Historical sociey - See Attractions PG 2006 - Sun Dec 10--Christmas Open House 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All buildings will be open for tours-weather permitting. Refreshments available.
Ravenna Community Choir - Concerts Apr, July, Dec. See CONCERTS above for specific info Spring -Usually Religious, Gospel Summer - Usually Popular, Show Tunes, Fun Music Christmas - Christmas, Winter songs
SUMMIT CO : Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society Normally the 2nd Wednesday of Month at Taylor Libaray (except July, Aug, (Sept normally a picnic elsewere)
PARADES Parades -most of them -not part of festivals or Holdiday events. RAVENNA
Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Grand Parade - Sept 3rd weekend see HOTAIRBALLOON Page & BALLOON A-FAIR page Ravenna Balloon A-Fair - Lighted Christmas Parade 2007 Sat Dec 1 --7 pm - High School to Meridian.
SUMMIT CO, MOGADORE FESTIVAL - Aug ? STOW - 4TH OF July Parade.
STARK CO ALLIANCE CARNATION FESTIVAL PARADE - 2 Parades. Aug See OTHER FESTIVALS above