Community Calendar

Wildflower Fairy Trail @ Infirmary Mound Park
Jun 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 pm
The magic returns to Infirmary Mound Park! We are so glad the fairies have migrated back to the Wildflower Trail and moved in today. They were excited to find a beautiful display of spring wildflowers waiting to greet them! Their village will be up through the month of September! And more fairies will be moving in at times over the summer! Will you find them all? This year you can also use the United Fairy Postal Service to write to the fairies. They may even write you back!
To access the trail, park at the Shelter 6 parking area. Visit the sign near the playground and grab a map or print one at home! Follow the signs and map around Mirror Lake to the start of the Fairy Trail. If Shelter 6 is full, you can park at the Shelter 5/horse gravel lot. Find the map here:
The start of the Wildflower/Fairy Trail is about 1/4 mile from the parking area at Shelter 6. The actual Fairy Trail is a 1/4 mile loop.
The wee folk wanted us to share some Fairy Directives while visiting:
1) Please be kind to all creatures!
2) Leave No Trace! Please do not leave any glitter, trash, or plastic. These can hurt the fairy friends.
3) Please stay on trail! There are plants like poison ivy and stinging nettle in the woods in this area!
4) Please leave houses as you find them! So the next visitors can experience the magic as well.
Share your adventures at #LPDfairytrai
Sean Kenney’s NATURE CONNECTS® – sculptures made with LEGO® Bricks @ Kingwood Center Gardens
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks, an award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature is coming to Kingwood Center Gardens from June 2 to September 17, 2023.  Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Nature Connects depicts important topics that the New York artist, Sean Kenney, holds dear, from protecting an animals’ habitat to planting a garden.

Nature Connects further shows that just as LEGO pieces interconnect, everything in nature is interconnected in a delicate balance. The narratives, along with the intricate displays, also explore the importance of conservation, the balance of ecosystems, predator/prey relationships, as well as the relationships between humankind and the natural world.

Newark Strawberry Festival
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm

Once again, the Newark Strawberry Festival is set to return to begin the summer of 2023.

​This festival has become a tradition to the citizens of Newark and surrounding areas. Many wait patiently all year long for this festival, which brings so much fun and excitement to Newark. Rides games, crafts, food, and entertainment provide the entire family with many exciting things to do, see, and taste.

Each year, everyone anticipates the return of one of the world’s most-craved delicacies –Strawberry Shortcakes made famous by the Newark Kiwanis Club and served with creamy Velvet Ice Cream, made locally.

The Kiwanis Club of Newark would like to welcome you to the 37th annual Newark Strawberry Festival. “Strawberries on the Square”  is our theme.

The hours are 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.

A large portion of our local fundraising supports youth activities at Camp O’Bannon and Kiwanis Park.

The camp’s mission is to address the needs of the children it serves-their physical, social and emotional health. Special emphasis is put on developing self esteem through positive experiences, and promoting an atmosphere of respect by emphasizing positive peer interaction, team building and shared community responsibility.

Friday Farmers Markets @ Canal Market District
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday Farmers Markets run 4-7pm every Friday through October. Shop local produce, sweet treats, and artisan goods while enjoying live music. We will also have a food truck at every market.
Shoppers can also take advantage of Produce Perks. You can double your SNAP/EBT (Ohio Directions Card) benefits at our markets. Redeem $25 of your SNAP benefits, and you’ll get $50 to use for fresh produce! Come to the Market Director table in the center pavilion to use your card to purchase tokens.
We are happy to connect you with our local farmers who work hard to provide our community with fresh fruits and vegetables! May-Oct
First Friday Shop Hop @ Carrousel District
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us every first Friday beginning at 5:00pm in historic downtown Mansfield for the first Friday Shop Hop. Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the first Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield.

Check out the Downtown Mansfield Facebook Page for details

First Friday Shop Hop @ Historic Carrousel District
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Check out the Downtown Mansfield Facebook Page for the availability of this event.

Join us every first Friday in downtown Mansfield for the first Friday Shop Hop.  To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the first Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore downtown Mansfield.

Street Outlaws No Prep Kings @ National Trails Raceway
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 11:45 pm
OHIO! Ticketing is NOW OPEN for when the Street Outlaws come to National Trail Raceway on June 2nd – 3rd! Will we see you there?
This season is going to be the BIGGEST, BADDEST, and FASTEST No Prep Kings competition anyone has ever seen.
Come see the LIVE filming of Season 6 and be a part of TV history when they battle it out for street cred and a huge cash prize!
**BEST VALUE** VIP NO LIMIT SUPER FAN ticket holders get into the pits and venue 2 hours before everyone else. Meet & interact with your favorite Street Outlaws and beat the larger crowds + A TON MORE PERKS!
But these ALWAYS sell out first so get your tickets EARLY!
🗓 Friday June 2 – Saturday June 3
📍 National Trail Raceway – Hebron, OH
Kids 12 and under get in free general admission all weekend.
🚨 DO NOT buy your tickets anywhere but Any third party tickets are fraudulent and will not be honored. Please stay vigilant.
Delaware’s First Friday—Street Fest @ Downtown Delaware
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for June First Friday—Street Fest! A night full of live performers and entertainers including Magic Nate, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Live Music, and more! You don’t want to miss it!

June First Friday – MTV @ Downtown Mount Vernon
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June First Friday – Presented by Riverside Recovery Services.
-Classic Car Cruise-In Sponsored by A+ Autobrokers
-The MTVArts Cast of the Little Mermaid
-Food Trucks
THIS IS A DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) APPROVED EVENT.
Keep checking back for more updates!
Ghost Walk at Historic Ohio State Reformatory @ Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy a 2 hour guided tour at night throughout the Reformatory, focusing on paranormal stories and information. Coats, hats, gloves(cold months) and flashlights are highly recommended. Ages 13 and up with valid ID. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Registration is from 7pm till 7:45pm; the walk starts at 8pm.