Weekend Entertainment | Starting Off with a Bang

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Today is Independence Day, and this red, white and blue holiday brings many options for family fun.

Downtown Youngstown will present its annual Food Trucks and Fireworks festival at Wean Park from 6 to 10 p.m. It’s a free event in the spacious grassy area, with free parking in the adjacent Covelli Centre lot.

Before the festival, the Youngstown Walk of Fame will be unveiled in the park in a 5 p.m. ceremony. Kool & The Gang became the first inductees last year, and the next inductee will be announced at the event.

Here’s a sampling of other Fourth of July events around the Valley today:

  • Mahoning Valley Scrappers will play a 7:05 p.m. game at Eastwood Field, Niles, that will be followed by fireworks.
  • The Packard Band in concert, followed by fireworks, at Packard Music Hall South Lawn bandshell, Warren, at 8 p.m.
  • Canfield Fourth of July parade at Canfield Fairgrounds at 10 a.m.; festivities will follow on the Village Green.
  • Pearson Park Independence Day Celebration, with fireworks at 10 p.m. at Pearson Park, 179 Pearson Park Drive, New Castle, Pa.
  • Newton Falls Fourth of July celebration, with a parade on West Broad Street at 10 a.m., and fireworks at dusk.
  • Howland Fourth of July parade starts at Hunter Woods Plaza, with festivities to follow in the school parking lot and Orwig Park at 10 a.m.
  • Niles Fourth of July celebration will begin with a parade at 11 a.m. downtown, where there will also be a car, truck and bike supershow.

The fun in downtown Youngstown will continue from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday with the monthly First Friday celebration on Phelps Street. There will be live music on the plaza in front of The Amp,  with Emotional Labor from 5 to 6 p.m. and Super Babes from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Afterward, stick around for a free screening of the hit 2023 movie “Barbie” at The Amp.

Fans of comic books, collectibles and science fiction can check out Mahoning Valley Comicon on Saturday and Sunday at Calvin Center, on the edge of downtown Youngstown. Click HERE.

Southern rockers Whiskey Myers will make their Youngstown debut Tuesday at The Amp. The Texas act will headline a 6:30 p.m. concert that will also include Whitey Morgan. Tickets range from $99.50 to $39.50. Click HERE.

For a complete look at everything going on in the Mahoning Valley, check out The List.

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