Back to the Future —- the Eighties !

Another month has rolled by and once again it is time for First Friday on Fourth!

First Fridays on Fourth became an instant ‘hit’ and each month has drawn larger and larger crowds. This month should be no exception as you are invited to go back to the future – the 80’s.

Mrs. Fancy Pants from Wheeling will be the entertainment and also playing for the Live Eighties Karaoke Competition.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Eighties Dress.  There will be a Rubik’s Cube Competition, and also a street arcade, sponsored by Just Play – the last and greatest used VHS store in America.

The Grand Theatre for the Performing Arts will showcase a comedy “One More Drink” by Marc Barnes.

Food, Craft Beer, games for kids and vendors all on hand as a part of the festivities.

Below is the schedule for tonight’s events:

6PM Start
630PM Rubik’s Cube Competition on the Main Stage
7PM Mr. Fancy Pants on the Main Stage
“One More Drink” at the Grand Theater
8PM Ultimate 80’s Karaoke Competition on the Main Stage
“One More Drink” at the Grand Theater
9PM Karaoke / Best Dressed Winner Announced / 80’s Dance Begins
“One More Drink” at the Grand Theater
10PM “One More Drink” at the Grand Theater

So be sure to stop down, you won’t want to miss out on the fun!

6pm – 11pm, Fourth Street, downtown Steubenville is the happening place tonight!




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WELCOME Dappled Willow Home & Gift

The Dappled Willow Home & Gift shop is a locally owned shop which was established in June of 2018.

They have opened up in the location of the former Becky’s Gift Shop at 312 South Hollywood Plaza, Steubenville.

The Reviews on their Facebook Page are very positive, mentioning friendly staff, reasonable prices and a willingness to carry requested items. 

You can visit their FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/TheDappledWillow/

The Steubenville Visitor Center wishes to ‘Welcome’ this locally owned family business and encourages everyone to stop by and see what they have to offer!


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First Fridays on Fourth: July Cookout

Tomorrow, July 6th, will be the third ‘First Friday on Fourth’. It takes place on the 100 block of North Fourth Street between Market and Washington Streets, from 6pm-11pm.   Beginning with the First Friday of May, the last two have been very successful and well attended, and each month have expanded and have a different theme.

This month is ‘First Fridays on Fourth: July Cookout”  There will be a cookout competition to determine the Best Hot Dog, Best Burger, Best BBQ, Best Coleslaw, and Best Pie in Steubenville.  Participants’ culinary creation’ will be judged by a panel of local legends and winners will receive prizes and bragging rights in perpetuity.

In addition to the Cookout competition entertainment includes Safety Squad  from Columbus, Ohio  offering a double-set of funk.
Gregory Demary, from The Harmonium Players and the Fine Arts Society at Franciscan University, will be leading an original piece of comedy theater at Grand Theater for the Performing Arts.
Hightower Brewing Company will be unveiling a blueberry wheat beer.
Leonardo’s Coffeehouse & Renaissance Coffee Roasting Co. will be hosting a board game city on their second floor.
And make sure to stick around until it gets dark — for sparklers to light up the night!

Here is what’s coming back:

Food vendors, craft vendors, craft brewers, street games (including badminton and corn hole), an opening set of music from local heroes All Ends Well, art demonstrations, face painting, raffles, and street dancing.

Stores will be staying open late.

Be sure to attend for a great time once again or a first time fun experience!

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Ohio Valley Frontier Days – June 2nd & 3rd!

The 27th annual Ohio Valley Frontier Days takes place this weekend, June 2nd and June 3rd at Historic Fort Steuben.

This family-friendly festival brings together reenactors,  crafters, musicians and history lovers to offer an experience of life over 200 years ago in frontier Ohio.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 10am on Saturday with a procession through the site followed by a flag raising and program. 

Throughout the weekend there will be presentations on the tragedy of Chief Logan, Native American traditions, 18th century military drill, and various crafts including blacksmithing, woodcarving, frontier cooking and candle making.

The Northwest Territory School of Surveying will be open to students and visitors.

Baron Friedrich von Steuben will teach the use of the musket, Frontier Dan will supervise the Tomahawk Toss, and Neighborhood Saddle Club will offer pony rides with photo opportunities (additional charge).

Each of the Fort’s eight fully furnished buildings, the archaeology dig and the First Federal Land Office will have guides stationed to tell the stories of the people and artifacts that were there.

In the Visitor Center the Ohio Valley Sons of the American Revolution will provide information on researching genealogy.

Members of “Many Nations” will teach Native American dancing and demonstrate and sell many of their crafts.

Inside the Visitor Center, traditional music by Rich & Kathy Small (Saturday) and Bill Schilling & Friends (Sunday).
Award-winning Ohio singer/songwriter Steve Free will perform on the outdoor stage on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday evening from 6:30-8:30pm there will be a Frontier Dance on the lawn at Fort Steuben Park, under the direction of Bob Tomlinson ($5 donation requested)

Food vendors will offer a selection of treats including:
Bison Burgers, gourmet popcorn, Fish’n’Chips, Elephant Ears, hot dogs and gelato.

Ohio Valley Frontier Days will run from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday.

General admission is $6, for youth 6-12 it is $3, and for those under 6 it is free.   A family rate is also available.  

Historic Fort Steuben is located at 120 South 3rd Street, Steubenville.


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Looking for Someplace to Go? This may be just what you need!

Local author, Cathy Seckman, will be at BookMarx Bookstore in Downtown Steubenville, this Saturday, May 12th from 10:00am to 5:00pm to discuss and sign her new book “Ohio Day Trips”.

Cathy Hester Seckman of East Liverpool is the author ofOhio Day Trips, a comprehensive guide to the Buckeye State filled with information on hundreds of Ohio’s top spots for fun and entertainment.  It was released by Adventure KEEN on May 1st.   Ms. Seckman is also the author of “East Liverpool” a history of her hometown put out by Arcadia Publishing in 2015.

Her indi-published novels include “Weirdo World”, a young adult time travel fantasy originally published in 2010 by Cool Well Press, Inc; “Bad Moon Rising”, a historical murder mystery;  “H20 Mysteries”, a short story collection; and “Too Many Secrets”, the story of three college friends as they navigate their lives.   She has written thousands of newspaper articles, hundreds of magazine articles and more than a dozen short stories.

This new book is just in time to assist you in making plans for your spring and summer ‘getaways’.   Mark your calendar for May 12th  so not to miss this special event where you can meet Ms. Seckman and discover Ohio’s best kept secrets for fun and entertainment!

For more information please contact: Patricia Marx @ 740.282.6100 or 678.860.8479.

BookMarx is located at 181 North 4th Street, Steubenville.


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