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)