With all the Christmas festivities ending, the Nutcrackers tucked away in their summer retreat, and facing the bleak weather outside it is easy to feel a sort of ‘let down’. Instead, remember that a New Year has just begun with both long standing and new events and activities to entertain and uplift us.
As the year starts off, in the month of January we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of memorials and programs.
We have many popular yearly events like the Tri State Home and Garden Show, Toronto’s Annual Campbells-Dickinson St. Patrick Bike/Run/Walk & St. Baldwick’s Shave-Off, and Historic Fort Steuben’s “Women’s History Month” all taking place in March.
April brings the Annual Spring Quilt Show at Fort Steuben Visitor Center, The Steubenville Art Association’s Annual Spring Art Show, and Great Steubenville Eggsibition Art Display. In addition, beginning in April, the once a month street fair ‘First Fridays on Fourth’ begins and runs through November.
Historic Fort Steuben opens for tours in May, and also kicks-off of their Berkman Summer Concert Series. A big event for golfers in May also takes place with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic.
June is an especially busy month beginning with Ohio Valley Frontier Days, then followed in a couple weeks with the Greek Food Festival, the Dean Martin Hometown Celebration, and Dean Martin Festival. The Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market and Gateway Farmers’ Market also open in June as well as golfers having another big event with the United Way’s yearly golf outing.
In July numerous local communities have their Fourth of July celebrations and the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum teases us with Christmas in July and offers an Open House of their charming historical site.
August brings back several very long standing events such as the ‘historical’ Mt. Pleasant Annual Home & Garden Tour and the Jefferson County Fair.
Each Labor Day weekend brings the Annual Toronto Festival of the Arts and dog lovers also ‘have their day(s)’ with the annual Friendship Cluster Dog Show.
In September we are invited to “Celebrate the Constitution” with an Exhibit at Historic Fort Steuben, and in October an Exhibit at the Fort expounds on “Riverboats on the Ohio”. Also in October there are yearly fall festivals like the Apple Stirrin’ Festival and the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum Annual Octoberfest.
And before you know it, that brings us to November and the return of the Magic with the Nutcrackers and Advent Market, Christmas Wonderland and Gift Shop, the Nutcracker Play and the ever-growing Steubenville Nutcracker Christmas Parade!
In addition to all these fun things there are so many more coming up yet to be scheduled and announced. So no need to be blue…. in Steubenville & Jefferson County there are always plenty of fun things to do!
This website updates the Events Calendar regularly so keep checking it so you don’t miss anything.
Happy New Year everyone!