Celebrate the first Friday in July – the Lima News

LIMA – It’s the first Friday in July. Celebrate by playing a game, browsing a downtown boutique, or listening to live music at the First Friday event from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Main and Market streets in downtown Lima .

Due to Independence Day, this first Friday will end a little earlier than its usual 8pm. There will be family activities as well as adult activities including the designated outdoor refreshment area (DORA).

Meanwhile, St. Marys is also having an event on the first Friday July 2 from 6 to 9 pm on Spring Street in downtown St. Marys. Spring Street retailers will be open for extended hours and 19 pop-up stores will carry a variety of items. Bakeries, ladies ’boutiques, jewelry stores, makeup shops, carpenters, gourmet popcorn and metalworkers’ stalls line the street on the bridge over the St. Marys River.

Seven food trucks will be scattered along Spring Street. Several musical groups will perform. The newly established SMORA, St. Marys Outdoor Refreshment Area, will allow those of legal drinking age to have an adult drink purchased from a participating outdoor bar to enjoy First Friday activities on Spring Street, Memorial Park and Mill Park.

Other events in the area include:

Dog show of all breeds from West Ohio: Friday 8 am to 6 pm at the Lima Kennel Club, 1050 Thayer Rd. Admission to the show is free; parking is $ 5. This premier three-day show has exhibitors and dogs coming from all over the United States for conformation demonstrations for dogs of all breeds. Food vendors will be available, as well as vendors of dog supplies and paraphernalia.

Friday Night Cruise by Buckeye Cruisers: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Tom’s Automotive Detailing, 770 Shawnee Rd., Lima. Live entertainment, food, drink, 50/50 design, Buckeye Cruisers T-shirts on sale for $ 20. Free entry.


Bluffton Farmers Market: 8 am to noon Saturday, at Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main St., Bluffton. Homemade products, products and more. The market is open, rain or shine.

Delphos Kiwanis July 4th Celebration: Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, with the Optimist Fishing Tournament at Delphos Stadium Park, 1101 N. Jefferson in Delphos. Programming for the two-day event includes food, games, music and entertainment for the whole family, including fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday. Release.

Ghost Town Second Amendment Gun Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ghost Town, 10630 CR 40 in Findlay. An outdoor show in a unique ‘Old West Ghost Town’ atmosphere, with food and vendors displaying gun and knife related items. All federal, state, and local gun laws and ordinances are followed. General admission is $ 5, with women and children admitted free.

Indian Lake Beach Show and Fireworks: 10 p.m. Saturday at Old Field Beach, 11252 OH-235, Lakeview. It’s not just fireworks – the event also includes the annual auto show, food, swimming, games and more. Auto show registration costs $ 10 and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with awards at 3 p.m.

Summer walk to the access to the Antibus trail: 9 a.m. Saturday at 12335 Zion Church Rd., Spencerville. Enjoy a summer stroll through one of Spencerville’s newest parks. This hike allows visitors to browse the small wooded area followed by a walk along the towpath. Plan to spend at least an hour for the hike and dress appropriately for the weather and soil conditions. Release.


Firecracker Cruise Auto Show: 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday July 4 at East Main Street in St. Henry. The event will take place rain or shine. There is an entrance fee of $ 10. Proceeds go to the community picnic and help support the Mercer County Cancer Association.

July 4th fireworks display: 7 pm Sunday, with fireworks display at 10 pm, in the parking lot of Van Wert High School, 10708 St. Rt. 118 S, Van Wert. Participants are reminded to do not bring fireworks or sparklers on school grounds for everyone’s safety.

Four-year-old Norah Jones throws bean bags at the event on the first Friday of June in downtown Lima. Friday July 2 marks the second event of the First Friday.

Gary Fought of Westgate Bowling Lanes demonstrates a balloon bursting game at the event on the first Friday in June in downtown Lima.

Lima and St. Marys city centers offer activities

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