The Summer Festival of the Arts is the flagship event for the Summer Festival of the Arts Weekend, which includes the following events:

Summer Festival of the Arts – July 7-8
Youngstown State University Campus, One University Plaza, Youngstown
Don’t miss this summer tradition! The 20th annual Summer Festival of the Arts will welcome over 80 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.
Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm

The Fabulous Flashbacks – July 6
Central Square, Downtown Youngstown
The Fabulous Flashbacks return for another summer concert in Downtown Youngstown!
Event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine. Tickets available at the gate or visit
Friday: 7:30pm (Gates open 6:30pm)

Youngstown Wine & Jazz featuring Jeff Lorber – July 7
Central Square, Downtown Youngstown
Enjoy local wineries and the music of jazz pianist Jeff Lorber!
Event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine. Tickets available at the gate or visit
Saturday: 7:30pm (Gates open 6:30pm)

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Summerfest – July 5-8
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

Youngstown Comic Con – July 7 & 8
Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front Street, Youngstown
The Youngstown Comic Con (formerly All Americon) returns for 2018! The biggest and best show in the Mahoning Valley brings some of the biggest names in comics to the area for 2 days of fun!
Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm & Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Admission: $15 for one day; $25 for 2-Day Pass


Start planning your weekend! Visit our Stay page for overnight accommodations.