Summer Festival of the Arts – July 8-9
Youngstown State University Campus, One University Plaza, Youngstown
Don’t miss this summer tradition! The 19th annual Summer Festival of the Arts will welcome over 70 of the best regional and national artists to this juried, weekend-long arts event. Held in the heart of the YSU Campus, this event also features live music and dance performances, and a special children’s area with hands-on activities. Admission is free. CLICK HERE for schedule.
Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Fabulous Flashbacks – July 7
Central Square, Downtown Youngstown
Classic rock band, The Fabulous Flashbacks reunite for a special performance. The Flashbacks rose to fame as a classic rock and roll band, performing during the 80s and 90s in and around Youngstown. Tickets are $10 and are available at the gate.
Gates open 6:30pm, Music begins 7:30pm

Youngstown Wine & Jazz – July 8
Central Square, Downtown Youngstown
Featuring jazz pianist Alex Bugnon. Enjoy great music on Central Square in Downtown Youngstown. Several wineries and breweries will set-up adjacent to the stage. Tickets are $10 at the gate and are available in advance through the Covelli Centre Box Office or
Gates open 6:30pm, Music begins 7:30pm

Greek FestSt. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Summerfest – July 6-9
220 N. Walnut Street, Youngstown
Featuring Greek food and pastries. Live music and items for sale. Admission is free.
Thursday: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: Noon to 6:00pm

All AmeriCon Comic and Toy Show – July 8-9
Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front Street, Youngstown
Two days of comics, art, cosplay and fun! The convention will include over 100 vendors, and guests Bob Layton, Geof Isherwood, Michael Golden, Rags Morales and Darryl Banks. Tickets are $10/day. For more information, call 330-393-3137.
Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

2DE Gospel Festival 2K17 – July 9
Federal Plaza, Downtown Youngstown
Headlined by 5 time Grammy Award Winner and 13 time Dover Award winner Israel Houghton & New Breed.
3:00pm (gates open 2:00pm)
Tickets: 330-953-3340


The Holiday Inn Boardman is offering special rates for the Summer Festival of the Arts Weekend. Call the hotel at 330-726-1611 and ask for the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts rate.

7410 South Avenue
Boardman, OH 44512