Summer fun | Local events
Color in Motion Live Butterfly Exhibition – every day except Monday, until June 27, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne.
43rd Annual Creativity Company – Jury exhibition open daily until June 24, Fort Wayne Artists Guild, Saint Francis University School of Creative Arts, Fort Wayne.
Downtown Live! Fort Wayne – Free shows every Friday and Saturday evening from June 4-5 to August 27-28, Friday night shows at The Landing, Saturday at rotating venues
Defiance Town Center Farmer’s Market – June 3-August. 26 (every Thursday), Third Street, Defiance, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Henry County Farmers Market – Every Saturday through mid-October, Oakwood Office Complex, Napoleon, 8 a.m. to noon.
Open Season Fishing – Until September 6, La Su An Lake Wildlife Reserve, Pioneer.
First cruise on Friday – Downtown Defiance, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Family fun fridays – First Fridays, Downtown Defiance.
Third Thursday cruise – Auburn city center, Ind., 5-8 p.m.
Wauseon Night Cruise – The evening cruise takes place every Tuesday through August, Depot Park, Wauseon, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cool Happy Daz Car Cruise in 2021 – Every Wednesday to September 29, Lima, 5-8 p.m.
Classic car show – 2nd and last Friday of each month until August, Dog Track Collision, Toledo, 5 pm-9pm. (Donations of dog food, blankets and dog toys will be accepted and given to one of the local animal rescues.)
Ridgeville Community Garage Sales – June 2-5.
River City Rodders Classic Car Cruise – June 2, Downtown Napoleon, 6-8 p.m.
Fried fish – June 4, McClure Legion.
Fish Fry – June 4, Hamler Legion.
BRyan Drive-In Movie Night – June 4, Williams County East Annex parking lot, Bryan.
Hicksville Community Garage Sales – June 4-5.
Payne Community Garage Sales – June 4-5.
Peony festival – June 4 and 5, Fountain Park, Van Wert.
State Line Gemstone and Mineral Show – June 4-6, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon.
VSleveland Street Rib Fest – June 5, Antwerp.
Maple and Main Street Art Fair – June 5-6, downtown Sylvania.
24th Annual Tee It Up for Education Sauder Village Golf Tournament – June 5, Riverside Greens, Stryker.
Coffee and donut cruise – June 5, Bonafide Customs, Napoleon, 8 am-12pm.
NOTCelebration of National Trails Day – June 5, Penney Nature Center, Defiance, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Maple & Main Art & Music Festiva1 – June 5-6, downtown Sylvania.
Chicken BBQ and Ribs Together We Can Make a Difference – June 7, Napoleon.
Route 424 Yard Sales – June 10-12.
Stryker Garage Sales – June 10-12.
Fulton County Drive Relay For Life – June 11, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon.
Paulding County Fair – June 12-19, Paulding.
Ja Jubilee and Ice Cream Social – June 12, Downtown Liberty Center.
Tractors, tractors, tractors – June 12, Sauder Village, Archbold.
Put-in-Bay Founder’s Day – June 12, DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay.
Germanfest – June 12, Lawton Park, Fort Wayne, 8 am-11am
Hamler Community Garage Sales – June 16-18,
Holgate Community Garage Sales – June 17-19.
Bryan’s Jubilee – June 17-19, Courthouse Square, Bryan.
Polish summer picnic – June 18, Oak Shade Grove, Oregon.
Simon Girty Fest – June 19, Henry County Historical Society, Napoleon.
Meijer shore fishing derby – June 19, Independence Dam State Park, 7 a.m. to noon.
The Great Ohio Bike Adventure (GOBA) – June 19, Van Wert.
Putnam County Fair – June 21-26, Ottawa.
Cat by the fireside # 2 – June 24, Nathaniel Hartman Log Home, Henry County Fairgrounds, Napoleon.
Northwestern Ohio Gatherer’s Paradise – June 26, Henry County Fairgrounds, Napoleon, 9 am-5pm
Maumee Valley National Tractor Puller Association – June 24-27, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon.
National drummers meeting – June 24-27, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon.
Ayersville Community Garage Sales – June 25-26.
Bryan Day in the park – June 26, Bryan Recreation Park.
Hicksville day in the park – June 26, The Hicksville Park, 11 am-9pm
Northwestern Ohio Gatherer’s Paradise – June 26-27, Henry County Fairground, Napoleon.
Motorcycle weekend – July 1-4, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert.
Old Fashioned Farmers Day – July 2, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert.
Defiance fireworks celebration – July 2, Kingsbury Park, Defiance.
Rotary Napoleon’s 12th Annual Triathlon Challenge – Glenwood Park, Napoleon.
Para-celebration of independence day – July 3-5, Auglaize Village, Defiance.
Fireworks by the James Lake Association – July 3, Pokagon State Park, Angola, Ind. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
4th of July fireworks – July 4, Van Wert High School, Van Wert, 10 p.m.
Independence Day VSelebration – July 4, Commons Park, Angola, Ind., 11 am-11:30pm
River City Rodders Classic Car Cruise – July 7, downtown Napoleon.
Three Rivers Festival – July 9-17, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne.
Heartland Series Day 1 Marathon – July 10, Bryan.
Defiance Jazz Festival – July 10, Kingsbury Park, Defiance, 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Noble County Fair – July 10-17, Noble County Fairgrounds, Kendallville.
Lucas County Fair – July 12-18, Maumee.
Crosley Auto Show – July 16, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon.
Meeting and exchange race of old motorcycles – July 16-18, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon.
Steuben County Fair – July 16-22, Steuben County Fairgrounds, Angola.
Henry County Fire Book – July 17, Liberty Center Fire Muster, Liberty Center.
Public stage at SUPERcruise car show – July 20, Downtown Wauseon, 6-9 p.m.
Wetzelland motorcycle rally – July 22-25, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert.
Lenawee County Fair – July 25-31, Lenawee County Fairgrounds, Adrian, Michigan.
Allen County Fair – July 27-August. 1, Allen County Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne.
Ohio State Fair – July 28-August. 8, Columbus,.
Monroe County Fair – August 1-7, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Monroe, Mich.
Wood County Fair – August 2-9, Wood County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green.
US 127 Garage Sales – from August 5 to 8.
Defiance County Relay For Life – August 6, Downtown Defiance.
United Way of Defiance County Balloon Festival 2021 – August 7, Defiance Memorial Airport
21st Annual Cruisin ‘Knights Car & Truck Show 2021 – August 7, Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Train show – August 5-8, Van Wert County, Van Wert.
Fountain City Corvette All GM Cruise In – August 9, 5-8 p.m. Estle Chevy Parking Lot, Downtown Bryan
Henry County Fair – August 12-19, Henry County Fairground, Napoleon.
Williams County Relay For Life – August 13, Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier.
O-Deer Cruises – August 13, Perrysburg, 5-8 p.m.
Allen County Fair – August 20-28, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima.
Defiance County Fair – August 21-28, Defiance County Fairgrounds, Hicksville.
Henry County Lifetime Relay – August 28, Henry County Fairground, Napoleon.
37th Annual Maumee Valley Car Club Auto Show – August 28, Downtown Defiance, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Van Wert County Fair – August 31-Sept. 6, Van Wert.
Michigan State Fair – 25 Sep-Oct 2, Novi, Michigan.
Fulton County Fair – September 3-9, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon.
Grabill Country Fair – September 9-11, The Country Shops of Grabill, Grabill, Ind.
Meet the Freedom Truck – September 10-12, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert.
WIlliams county fair – September 11-18, Williams County Fairgrounds, Montpelier.
Bluegrass Festival – From September 16 to 19, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert.
Northwestern Ohio Trade Days – September 16-19, Van Wert Fulton County Fairgrounds, Van Wert.
Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival – September 17-19, Paulding County Fairgrounds, Paulding.
Great Lake Marathon – September 25, Celina.
Hillsdale County Fair – 25 Sep-Oct 2, Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, Hillsdale, Michigan.
Dekalb County Free Autumn Fair – September 27-Oct. 2, Dekalb County Fairgrounds, Auburn.
Johnny Appleseed Festival – October 1 and 2, Auglaize Village, Defiance.