Events

Youngstown State University is proud to present the 22nd Annual Summer Festival of the Arts as a robust celebration of the performing and visual arts, prominently including a juried art show. Featuring the works of local, regional and national artists, this event welcomes over 80 artists yearly. Music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the festival grounds complement the art and attract a diverse and fun crowd.

The Summer Festival of the Arts is the flagship event for the Summer Festival of the Arts Weekend, which includes the Youngstown Wine and Jazz Festival, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Summerfest. Other activities designed to enhance the Summer Festival of the Arts include the Festival of Nations, where ethnic groups display artifacts and sell food; an extensive children’s hands-on art tent; a silent auction and numerous displays and activities sponsored by community arts and cultural groups.

Held outdoors, on the park-like, urban campus of Youngstown State University. Free parking can be found at any YSU parking deck or surface lot within easy walking distance of the Festival.

Festival hours are Saturday, July 11, 10:00am-6:00pm; and Sunday, July 12, 11:00am-5:00pm.

Youngstown State University is proud to present the 22nd Annual Summer Festival of the Arts as a robust celebration of the performing and visual arts, prominently including a juried art show. Featuring the works of local, regional and national artists, this event welcomes over 80 artists yearly. Music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the festival grounds complement the art and attract a diverse and fun crowd.

The Summer Festival of the Arts is the flagship event for the Summer Festival of the Arts Weekend, which includes the Youngstown Wine and Jazz Festival, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Summerfest. Other activities designed to enhance the Summer Festival of the Arts include the Festival of Nations, where ethnic groups display artifacts and sell food; an extensive children’s hands-on art tent; a silent auction and numerous displays and activities sponsored by community arts and cultural groups.

Held outdoors, on the park-like, urban campus of Youngstown State University. Free parking can be found at any YSU parking deck or surface lot within easy walking distance of the Festival.

Festival hours are Saturday, July 11, 10:00am-6:00pm; and Sunday, July 12, 11:00am-5:00pm.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

As a big THANK YOU for a great year, you get an encore: vote for any of The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s shows on the 2019-2020 schedule, and they will run it one more time!

Shows are Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 16 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

For more information, call 330-941-1370 or visit their website.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

As a big THANK YOU for a great year, you get an encore: vote for any of The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s shows on the 2019-2020 schedule, and they will run it one more time!

Shows are Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 16 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

For more information, call 330-941-1370 or visit their website.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

As a big THANK YOU for a great year, you get an encore: vote for any of The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s shows on the 2019-2020 schedule, and they will run it one more time!

Shows are Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 16 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

For more information, call 330-941-1370 or visit their website.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

WORLD PREMIERE! Discover the impressive observatories in Chile, the people who run them and the exciting discoveries uncovered from these world-class telescopes. This program will include a presentation of the night sky as seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

Shows are Friday, May 1, and 8 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 2 and 9 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

For more information, call 330-941-1370 or visit their website.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

WORLD PREMIERE! Discover the impressive observatories in Chile, the people who run them and the exciting discoveries uncovered from these world-class telescopes. This program will include a presentation of the night sky as seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

Shows are Friday, May 1, and 8 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 2 and 9 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

For more information, call 330-941-1370 or visit their website.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

WORLD PREMIERE! Discover the impressive observatories in Chile, the people who run them and the exciting discoveries uncovered from these world-class telescopes. This program will include a presentation of the night sky as seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

Shows are Friday, May 1, and 8 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 2 and 9 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

For more information, call 330-941-1370 or visit their website.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

WORLD PREMIERE! Discover the impressive observatories in Chile, the people who run them and the exciting discoveries uncovered from these world-class telescopes. This program will include a presentation of the night sky as seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

Shows are Friday, May 1, and 8 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 2 and 9 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

For more information, call 330-941-1370 or visit their website.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

WORLD PREMIERE! Discover the impressive observatories in Chile, the people who run them and the exciting discoveries uncovered from these world-class telescopes. This program will include a presentation of the night sky as seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

Shows are Friday, May 1, and 8 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 2 and 9 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated). No reservations are needed – doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!

Parking Information:
Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets. Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M1) for a fee of $5.00, or free with a YSU parking permit. Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus. From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium. There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.

For more information, call 330-941-1370 or visit their website.