Believe it or not, the 4th of July is almost here! As communities all across the Valley gear up for the celebrations, mark your calendars to join them! Events begin this week and continue through July 6th.  Read on for details on fireworks shows, parades and other Independence Day festivities.


In Austintown

On Sunday, June 30, visit the Austintown Plaza for their Fireworks Celebration. Starting at 5pm (Gates open at 4pm), enjoy pony rides, clowns, face painting, inflatable games, and live entertainment followed by fireworks at 10pm. On Monday, July 1, from 5-8:30pm, head to Austintown Township Park for the special “Celebrate Our Troops” Austintown Farmer’s Market, or stop by Greenwood Chevrolet for their Independence Day Car Show. On July 2, the Canfield Community Concert Band and Fitch Concert Choir will perform a free concert at Austintown Township Park from 7:30-8:30pm. And on Thursday, July 4, there will be an Ecumenical Service and Flag Raising at Austin Log Cabin from 8:30-9:00am, followed by the Austintown 4th of July Parade. The parade will start at noon at the Highway Tabernacle Church at Kirk and Raccoon, then travel along Kirk Rd. to the Austintown Library.


At the Canfield Fairgrounds

This Saturday, June 29 from 6:00-10:00pm, head to the Canfield Fairgrounds for the Canfield Rotary Fireworks Fest. Admission is $10 per carload. Expect live music by JD Eicher, photo ops with Disney characters, pony and carriage rides, bounce houses, OH WOW! science demonstrations, fair food and fireworks at dark (around 9pm).


On the Canfield Green

The rest of Canfield’s annual 4th of July festivities will be on Thursday, July 4 (shouldn’t be a surprise there). Register for the Firecracker 4 Mile Run ($18), either online here, or at 7:30am at Township Hall. The Kids Race begins in front of Farmers National Bank at 8:15am, while the 4-mile run will begin in front of the Methodist Church at 8:30am. The annual Canfield 4th of July Parade will leave the Fairgrounds at 10:10am and make its way around the Canfield Green. Live music by JD Eicher and yard games will be on the Green at 12:00pm, following the parade.


In Boardman

Pre-4th : Visit Boardman’s Southern Park Mall this week for the Ribs & Rock Festival! Rib vendors and live music will take over the mall parking lot Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30, with gates opening at noon each day. On July 6, head to Boardman Township Park for the annual Boardman Independence Day Celebration. The celebration begins at 8:00pm with a concert from the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band, followed by fireworks at 9:45pm.


At Celebrate Poland

This year’s annual Celebrate Poland will take place Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29 with a variety of family-friendly events happening throughout the village. Expect lots of food vendors, live music, bounce houses, parades, arts and crafts, pony rides, fireworks and more. Here’s a few of the major events happening:

  • June 28, 5:00-8:30pm | Strawberry Festival at Poland Presbyterian Church
  • June 28, 7:00pm | Firemen’s Parade from Coblentz to Village Hall
  • June 28, 7:45-10:30pm | Live music by Disco Inferno, behind Village Hall
  • June 29, 9:00-11:00am | FREE Pancake Breakfast at Poland Methodist Church
  • June 29, 12:00pm | Poland Idol at Poland Village Gazebo
  • June 29, 4:00pm | Guns vs. Hoses Softball Game at Firemen’s Field Riverside Drive
  • June 29, 10:00pm | Fireworks at Baird Mitchell Field

For the complete schedule of Celebrate Poland events, times and locations, click here.


In Struthers
The 43rd Annual 4th of July Parade will take place on Thursday, July 4 at 12:00pm at the Fifth Street Plaza in Struthers.


In Downtown Youngstown

For music and fireworks, head Downtown on Thursday, July 4! The Youngstown Music Festival will take place on East Federal Street, with fireworks setting off of Market Street Bridge at 9:30pm.


For other upcoming events in the area, visit our Facebook page or our website!

Car enthusiasts, fanatics and aficionados, you’ll want to hear this: The 32nd Annual Hot Rod Super Nationals will return to the Canfield Fairgrounds this July 5-7; and it will be better than ever. Here’s what you can expect to find at one of the Valley’s most popular annual auto events!


Lots of Cars  

Hot Rod Super NationalsAt the Hot Rod Super Nationals, expect to find thousands of hot rods, muscle cars and assorted street machines owned by both collectors and car buffs from across the country. You’ll come across stock and modified versions of cars like Camaros, Corvettes and Mustangs, to name a few. Visit the Hot Rod Super Nationals Facebook page to see photos of cars featured at last year’s event.


Special Events and Appearances

Not only do you have the chance to look at a wide variety of collectors’ cars, but you’ll also have access to several special events and appearances.

July 5-7

  • Meet and greet with Dave Kindig and Kevin “KevDog” Schiele from B****in’ Rides
  • Thunder Zone – custom and vintage motorcycles
  • Dyno Wars – the production of eye-popping horsepower numbers put down at the wheels
  • 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro – see one of only 69 models of the 50th Anniversary COPO Camaro
  • Kid’s Town – family area with face painting, balloon artists and inflatables


July 6-7

  • Optimus Prime & Bumblebee – the world’s first and only full-scale replica
  • FMX Stunt Show – experience the explosion of suspense, thrill and danger of Freestyle Motocross


July 7

  • Dave Rea (formerly of Graveyard Carz) – from the automotive reality show focused on restoring wrecked Mopar muscle cars
  • Fast & Furious Car – see the actual 1970 Dodge Charger used in the movie Fast Five


Hot Rod Super Nationals After Party

Daily After Parties 

Gates are open for the Hot Rod Super Nationals event July 5-7, from 8:00am-5:00pm. Anyone with a ticket is welcome to stay even longer for the After Party each day from 5:30pm-11:00pm, with 700+ parking spaces reserved for Hot Rod Super Nationals participants.



Ticket Info

Admission is $10 per day or $20 for a 3 Day Pass. On Friday and Saturday, children 10 and under are free. On Sunday, children 12 and under are free. Military personnel, veterans, police, fire and EMS receive 10% off their ticket price. To receive the discount, simply present your ID at the event ticket window. All admission tickets grant access to that day’s event and After Party. Purchase your tickets ahead of time here.



  • Parking is free
  • Hot Rod Super Nationals happens rain or shine; no ticket refunds available
  • Visitors may leave and return on the same day with a hand stamp
  • While there will be a wide variety of food vendors at the fairgrounds, visitors are permitted to bring their own snacks (just no alcohol)
  • Pets are not allowed at this event, with the exception of service animals



For more information about the Hot Rod Super Nationals, visit their website. For other upcoming events in the area, visit our Facebook page or our website!

June is Ohio Wine Month! Whether you prefer white or red, sweet or dry, there are plenty of wineries to visit for great wine in the Youngstown area. And where better to spend Ohio Wine Month than on the Wines of the Valley Wine Trail?


Wines of the Valley Wine Trail Wine Charms

Remind Me, How Does the Wine Trail Work?

  1. Download online or pick up a Wines of the Valley Wine Trail passport at any participating winery (listed below).
  2. Visit each of the six participating wineries and purchase a glass of wine.
  3. With the purchase of a glass of wine, receive a stamp in your passport and a custom wine charm exclusive to each winery.
  4. Collect five or more stamps and redeem your passport at one of our redemption locations (Mastropietro Winery, The Vineyards at Pine Lake or L’uva Bella Winery) to receive a keepsake charm box plus a bonus charm.

This offer is only valid through September 29, 2019, so make sure to travel the trail before it’s too late! For more details about the Wines of the Valley Wine Trail, visit


Meet the Wineries

There are several beautiful wineries in the Valley, each with their own unique offerings. Discover your favorites during Ohio Wine Month! Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick guide to each of our local wineries.


For a peaceful, Tuscan-style winery, visit Mastropietro Winery.

Mastropietro WineryNestled on 52 acres near both Berlin Lake and Lake Milton, Mastropietro Winery is known for its award-winning wines and beautiful landscape and stunning sunsets. Grab a glass of wine in the Tuscan-style tasting room. Food trucks are featured on weekends, along with live music. Or, visit on select dates for special events like their annual Hot Air Balloon Fest on August 18.



The Vineyards at Pine lakeFor sprawling vineyards and lake views, visit The Vineyards at Pine Lake.

Sprawling vines, a glistening lake and expansive patio are all things you can expect to find at The Vineyards at Pine Lake. Try their Vineyards White, which recently received the Ohio Quality Wine certification. Keep an eye on their event calendar for special tasting and wine pairing events.


L'uva Bella Winery Patio

For wood-fired pizza and wine, visit L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro.

L’uva Bella is a California-style winery, known for a sophisticated ambiance and great food. Italian bites. Grab a seat on their outdoor patio (now open for the summer) and try one of their popular wood-fired pizzas.



Diletto Winery

For fruit wine and sip ‘n paints, visit Diletto Winery.

At Diletto Winery, expect to find a wide variety of specialty fruit wines and sip ‘n paint events. Diletto also hosts monthly murder mystery dinners and an escape room, great for a date night or girls’ night out. Enjoy a game of pool or learn to line dance here.



Lil Paws WineryFor quality wines and craft brews, visit Lil Paws Winery.

Visit Lil Paws Winery for wine and beer named after the owners’ (you guessed it) K9 kids. Inside, you’ll find a relaxing atmosphere and outside, you’ll find a patio overlooking Lake Milton. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks to pair with their drinks.



For relaxing lake views, visit Halliday’s WineryHalliday's Winery

Situated between picturesque Lake Milton and the links of Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course is Halliday’s Winery. Try one of their flatbreads, paninis or sandwiches paired with wine, sangria or a frosse to cool off on a hot summer day. We recommend visiting during sunset for the best views.


Need a DD?

Area transportation services have you covered! Download the Uber or Lyft app on your phone and request a ride after tastings. You could also call Fab Cab at 330-793-6666 or DD4Hire at 330-259-0445. If you plan on traveling the trail as a group, consider contacting Kelco Services at 440-542-4410 for a shuttle bus.


Make It a Winery Weekend

There’s no reason to tackle the trail all in one day if you don’t have to! Instead, stay at one of the many hotels, inns and B&Bs located near the trail’s participating wineries. View our list of accommodations, and when booking, make sure to call and ask for special Wine Trail rates!


Ohio Wine Month is the perfect opportunity to start (and finish) the Wines of the Valley Wine Trail! This June, discover your favorite varieties at one of our many local wineries. For more information, visit our Facebook page or take a look at our website!