Findlay, OH Bicentennial 2012

Celebrate 200 Years!

Event

 

December 31, 2011
New Year's Eve Ball-Findlay Inn & Conference Center

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Sunday, March 18
Gliding Stars of Findlay Salutes Findlay's Bicentennial

2:30 p.m. at The Cube
Tickets $5.00
Visit http://glidingstars.org/findlay.html

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Friday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Silver Blades Figure Skating Club Presents "The Road to Home" Ice Classics 2012

Starring Matt Blackmer and Britney Simpon
with Mas Aaron
Tickets on sale at Lily Bay, Readmore Cards & Gifts, Flag City Skate Shop, Trends and Mother Hubbard's Learning Cupboard
General Admission $10 Adult
                          $6 Student or Senior
Reserved chairs $16
Call 419-299-3505
or visit findlaysilverblades.com 

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April, 2012
Leisure Living Show-Celebrating our Bicentennia
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Brother of the Brush (click for details)
Registration begins March 30! 

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Hancock Historical Museum's Bicentennial Homes Tour

The Champagne and Candlelight Preview May 5, 7-10 p.m.
$37.50 with a limited availability. 

Sunday, May 6, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Includes 1035, 835, and 1029 S. Main St.
321 W. Sandusky St. and 2816 N. Main St.
Tickets $25

The Champagne and Candlelight Preview Saturday, May 5, 7-10 p.m.
$37.50 with a limited availability.
Includes 1035, 835, and 1029 S. Main St.
Sunday, May 6, 12:30-5:30 p.m.

321 W. Sandusky St. and 2816 N. Main St.
Tickets $25  Available at the Museum, Readmore's Hallmark, Michael Eller Jeweler or during the day of the event at all homes on the tour.

 

The Champagne and Candlelight Preview May 5, 7-10 p.m.
$37.50 with a limited availability. 

Sunday, May 6, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Includes 1035, 835, and 1029 S. Main St.
321 W. Sandusky St. and 2816 N. Main St.
Tickets $25
Available at the Museum, Readmore's Hallmark, Michael Eller Jeweler or during the day of the event at all homes on the tour
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June, 2012

Friday, June 8:

Bicentennial Boogie, 6-Midnight, On Main Street in Downtown Findlay
Contact: Leigh Esper at director@artspartnership.com  Souvenirs for purchase, Brothers of the Brush registration.

Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10:

Bicentennial Community Festival (see more details about this two day event.)

Contact: Abigail Hartman at ahartman@bvhealthsystem.org or Tracy Kennedy at tekennedy@PryGroup.com

Saturday, June 9
Findlay Bicentennial Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament at Riverside Park
Contact: bsmith@blanchardvalley.org 

Sunday, June 10
Forte Findlay, A Musical Celebration 7 p.m. at University of Findlay's Koehler Center
featuring local church choirs, Night Jazz, and more.
Free will donation at the door.

Monday, June 11:

The Courier Bicentennial Edition

Courthouse Tours
11 a.m. with last group at 3 p.m. Start on groundfloor. Elevator available.

23rd Annual Julie Cole Charity Golf Classic, Findlay Country Club, Event benefits: Bridge Hospice, Julien A. Faisant Adult Day Center and the Julie Cole Fund for Junior Golfers, Grounds passes available to the public, $10, For more information visit bvhealthsystem.org or events@bvhealthsystem.org 

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library SummerREAD Kick-Off featuring musician and storyteller Bob Ford, music and stories about early Ohio for the entire family. 7-8 p.m. Contact: Cindy Romick, romickcy@findlaylibrary.org 

Tuesday, June 12:

Courthouse Tours 11 a.m. with last group at 3 p.m. Start on ground floor. Elevator available.


A Night at the Museum

Family event, Watch the Museum come alive! Crafts and activities for children of all ages. $1 Admission, 6-9 p.m.
Contact Adam Criblez at archivist@hancockhistoricalmuseum.org

Wednesday, June 13:

Courthouse Tours 11 a.m. with last group at 3 p.m. Start on ground floor. Elevator available. 

Time Capsule Unveiling and Music in the Park 6 p.m.
Night Jazz performing at 7:30 p.m.
contact: Beth Waddell at Elizabeth.waddell@huntington.com

Thursday, June 14 (Flag Day):

Courthouse Tours 11 a.m. with last group at 3 p.m. And again, from 6-8 p.m. Start on ground floor. Elevator available. 

Safe Ride Home Barbecue! Before the parade, 4:30 - 7 p.m. 
St. Mark's Dock. Tickets $7, Chicken or Pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, beverage and roll or sandwich bun. Tickets on sale soon 

Huge Community Birthday Cake, 6:30 p.m. in front of the Courthouse, provided by Buggy Whip Bakery 

Parade 7 p.m. Contact Todd James at todd.james@redcross.org More information here. Register here

Downtown Fireworks at Dark after Parade Fireworks display will able to be viewed from all of downtown Findlay. Contact Phil Rooney at prooney@findlaylaw.com

Friday, June 15:

Courthouse Tours 11 a.m. with last group at 3 p.m. Start on ground floor. Elevator available. 

Bicentennial Rally in the Alley
5-8 p.m. at Latham Courtyard

sponsored by The Chamber
Drop off location for Time Capsule Items.
Enjoy free music, beverages and a great time!

Saturday, June 16:

Bicentennial 5K
Registration starts at 8 a.m., Race begins at 9 a.m.
Waterfall Pavilion at Riverside Park
$15 to Register, t-shirt included
Download the registration form here.

(Contact John Urbanski at jurbanski@hancockseniors.com)

Brush Company Re-enactment and Demonstrations
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Main Street, River and Dorney Plaza

Findlay Service League Historical Gala 
7 p.m. to Midnight, Findlay Inn
Black Tie or Formal Period Clothing
$75 per person, $150 per couple, $720 for tables of 8. Tickets on sale now at The Arts Partnership, 618 S. Main St. Contact Sarah Palmer at slpalmer4@mac.com

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Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 p.m.
Grimm Theater at The University of Findlay, also broadcast live on WFIN
Findlay Area Youtheatre Presents Moments in Findlay's History, A Radio Show
$5 per person
Celebrate Findlay's Bicentennial with historical vignettes and commercials written and performed by Youtheatre students.
Hosted by The Arts Partnership

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Saturday, June 30:
The Great Race 
http://www.visitfindlay.com/calendar-of-events/288/
Sponsored by the CVB, contact Angela Crist at acrist@visitfindlay.com 
3 p.m., Welcoming Ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Bicentennial Brothers of the Brush Judging
Vintage automobiles, meet the drivers, tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, Kids Activities, The Taste of Findlay food area, Art-See-Mart and more.

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July, 2012

Red, White and Boom Fireworks
July 7, 4th of July Parade

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July 17-21: The Wheelman Annual Meet

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August, 2012
August 10-12: Flag City Balloon Festival
August 18: Car Tunes on Main
August 18: Historical Society's Back Street Festival
August 25, 26: Bi(ke)centennial Bash: Coffee Amici and Muddy River Bicycle Company (contact Lynne Calvelage at Lynne@coffeeamici.com)

New Year's Eve Ball-Findlay Inn & Conference Center

April, 2012
Leisure Living Show-Celebrating our Bicentennial

May, 2012
Youth Ambassador Competition: Chamber Ambassadors

June, 2012

Friday, June 8: Bicentennial Boogie, 6-Midnight, On Main Street in Downtown Findlay 
Contact:director@artspartnership.com

Saturday, June 9: Bicentennial Community Festival 

Sunday, June 10: Bicentennial Community Festival (until 5 p.m.)
7:00 p.m. Forte Findlay, A Musical Celebration

Monday, June 11: The Courier Bicentennial Edition
Bicentennial Community Challenge at Noon
Contact Jeannine Clark at jclark@natlime.com
Findlay Hancock County Public Library-Summer Read Kickoff with Bicentennial Theme

Tuesday, June 12:Bicenntenial Community Challenge, A Night at the Museum Contact Renee Smith at curator@hancockhistoricalmuseum.org 

Wednesday, June 13: Bicentennial Community Challenge, Time Capsule Dig Up and Music in the Park contact:Beth Waddell at Elizabeth.waddell@huntington.com 

Thursday, June 14 (Flag Day): Bicentennial Community Challenge, Parade and Downtown (contact Todd James at jamest@hancockredcross.org)  Fireworks (contact Phil Rooney at prooney@findlaylaw.com)

Friday, June 15: Bicentennial Community Challenge,

Saturday, June 16: Bicentennial 5K (Contact John Urbanski at jurbanski@hancockseniors.com), Re-enactments, Findlay Service League Historical Gala (contact Sarah Palmer at slpalmer4@mac.com )

July, 2012

Red, White and Boom Fireworks
July 4, 4th of July Parade
July 17-21: The Wheelman Annual Meet
July 30: The Great Race, sponsored by the CVB

August, 2012
August 10-12: Flag City Balloon Festival
August 18: Car Tunes on Main
August 18: Historical Society's Back Street Festival
August 25, 26: Bi(ke)centennial Bash: Coffee Amici and Muddy River Bicycle Company (contact Lynne Calvelage at Lynne@coffeeamici.com)

 

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The Historical Museum Gift Shop is stocked! Stop by during regular business hours to shop for Official Bicentennial Souvenirs!


Corporations and companies...here's an option for bulk ordering!

Our store sponsors!

First Federal Bank

Drake, Phillips, Kuenzli & Clark

Country Inn & Suites/Holiday Inn Express

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