Half-way mark for Historic Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series

Summer is moving right along as is this year’s Summer Concert Series.  This Thursday is R&B, Funk and Soul night featuring “House of Soul”. As of now (if no more are rescheduled because of rain) there are four weeks remaining.  Yet to come are: July 21st –  Ohio Valley Classics with Steve Free and Hoard & Jones; July 28th – Classic Rock & Blues with Adrian Niles and Jeff Jimerson & Airborne; August 4th – Golden Oldies with One-A-Chord and Geezecats;  and August 11th – Classic Oldies with Roz & Lynn and Original Fantasy’s.

There is a nice variety of music yet to come and hopefully something for everyone!

The Concerts are held at the Berkman Amphitheater in Fort Steuben Park, 120 South 3rd Street, Steubenville and begin at 6:30pm.  There is no admission cost, although a free will collection is taken.

Come a little early and get something to eat at one of our food vendors or shop for a T-shirt commemorating this 10th year of Concerts, some delicious fudge, jewelry or other cool items.   And don’t forget to get some “Steubenville” popcorn!

House of Soul

                               House of Soul playing at the Berkman Amphitheater at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 14th, 2016.


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Steubenville Fourth of July Celebration — Firework Extravaganza will be Monday, July 4th

The City of Steubenville will be celebrating the Fourth of July on Monday with an exciting day and evening of fun events, concluding with a “Fireworks Extravaganza” at 9:45pm at Belleview Park.  Here is a listing of the days events:

City of Steubenville Schedule Events

10am – Opening Prayer Service and Salute to Military, sponsored by Faith in the Future at Ft. Steuben Park, 120 South 3rd Street

Noon – Senior Citizen Luncheon at Prime Time Center,  Lovers Lane

Noon – 5pm – Free Swimming at Belleview Pool

4pm -until end – Food Favorites (vendors) at Belleview Park

5pm until end – Music by DJ, Belleveiw Park Lower Field area

5pm-9pm – Family Fun Free Zone (Inflatable Youth Games) Belleview Park  Lower Field area

9:45pmFireworks  Extravaganza,  Belleview Park

Be sure to come out for this wonderful, traditional day with our community!

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Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market opens for season on Thursday, June 23rd

The Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market opens this Thursday, June 23rd at 8:00am. Many of our friends and your favorites are returning this year with their healthy, delicious produce, jams, jellies, pickled beets, salsas and more. Be sure to come by for some goodies. You may also want to pick up a cute handmade craft while you are there! The Market will be open every Thursday through October from 8:00am to 1:00pm and is located at the corner of South Fourth and South Streets.

Some of our vendors-

Downtown Steubenville Farmers Market

Russell’s Produce


Kim at Farmers Market

Aunt Kimmies Jams & Jellies



Woolf Farms



Angiuli Farm Market

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Berkman Amphitheater ‘The Diamond Project’ Concert rescheduled for Sunday June 19th

Due to the threat of thunderstorms, Thursday’s concert at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, featuring ‘The Diamond Project’ has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 19th at 6:30pm.

Diamond Project


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“Thank You” to 2016 Hometown Celebration Sponsors & Partners!

The 2016 Hometown Celebration will be here before we know it! We currently have 36 (craft, organizational, business) vendors plus 8 food vendors for the street fair, live entertainment at the Berkman Amphitheater, Mini Train Ride, Trolley Tours, Dino Dash 5K Run, Martin Meander 1 Mile Walk, Dean Martin Cruise-in, 50’s Dance, Art Show,  Dean Martin/Steubenville Trivia Challenge, Kurt James Fun N Games, various kids games and activities, face painting, Amazing Nick’s balloon art, Angry Birds Live, and so much more! The majority of the events are free of charge and we have our sponsors and partners to thank for that, so please take a moment to read over the list of contributors and be sure to support their businesses or organizations or at least say “Thank You” to them for making this wonderful community event possible!

A Special Thank You to Our Many Sponsors & Supporters:

Franciscan University of Steubenville
Provided donations to Performing Arts of CCHS & SHS

Tri-State Financial Services – Sponsor of Trolley

WTOV9/FOX9— Sponsor of Kurt James Fun N Games

Best Western Plus -University Inn &
Steubenville Kiwanas Club – Sponsors of Mini Train

AEP Cardinal Plant
Anthony Mining Co., Inc.
Diocese of Steubenville
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
Mosti Funeral Home
Upper Ohio Valley Building & Trades Council

Downtown Bakery
First Choice America
Frank & Jerry Furniture & Appliance
Gus Goodies
Historic Fort Steuben
Holy Trinity Greek Church
J. D. DiCarlo Distributing
McDonnell Chiropractic
Nelsons Fine Art & Gifts
Steubenville Lions Club
Steubenville Visitor Center
Wal-Mart DC 7017
Water Transport

Signage provided by Nelsons Fine Art and Gifts— Thanks!


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Thursday June 2nd Concert at Berkman Amphitheater canceled due to threat of thunderstorms and heavy rain.

The Summer Series Concert at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, scheduled for Thursday, June 2nd, has been canceled due to the threat of thunderstorms and heavy rain.  It will be rescheduled on a date to be announced.

Sorry….. we are all disappointed.

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2016 Summer Concert Series presented by Historic Fort Steuben – Celebrating 10 years!

Since 2007, the Louis and Sandra Berkman Amphitheater in Fort Steuben Park has welcomed dozens of entertainers and thousands of music lovers. For eleven weeks each summer, Thursday evenings find an eclectic gathering of people at the site along the Ohio River. From teens to “seasoned citizens,” families and singles, residents of nursing homes and day care centers…all enjoy the melodies of various genres. Bluegrass, funk, rhythm & blues, classic country, oldies, pop, gospel, jazz, ethnic, rock’n’roll…there’s been something for every taste. And if you don’t care for the performers, you can just sit and visit with friends.

This season marks the tenth anniversary with a lineup of many popular, familiar groups as well as some not so familiar ones, commemorative T-Shirts and more.  Also new this year are vendor booths with a variety of items for sale which will open at 4:00 p.m. and remain open during the concert.

The 2016 concerts will kick-off Thursday, May 26th, at 6:30p.m. with  the talented local performers of Three’s Company opening for the classic oldies of the world famous Vogues.

Historic Fort Steuben is grateful to the many sponsors who make these free concerts possible and encourage their audience to patronize the businesses and thank the organizations listed in the program.  The concerts are just one indication that Historic Fort Steuben has become an important contributor to the quality of life in Steubenville and the upper Ohio Valley. Please consider becoming a member and helping them to continue offering music, history and educational programming for the next ten years!

The concerts will be held every Thursday evening at 6:30p.m. from May 26th through August 4th at the Louis Berkman Amphitheater located in Fort Steuben Park, 120 S. Third Street, Steubenville.   (Weather permitting)

As always, there is no admission charge for the concerts, however, buckets will be passed for free will donations.

Concert Programs will be handed out at the concerts and are also available at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center.

Nursing homes or other groups needing wheel chair accommodations are requested to call the Visitor Center the day of the concert to make reservations.

For inquiries, wheel chair reservations, or to check on weather related cancellations, please call: 740.283.1787.

Looks like a great year, so bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic basket and enjoy an evening of live entertainment, food and more!


Concert Program

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Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market will be starting up on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016.  It will be at the same location this year as last, Corner of South Fourth and South Streets, and will open for business from 8:00am until 1:00pm each Thursday through October 27th.   There is still time to sign up as a vendor, so if you wish to do so you may call the Visitor Center at 740.283.4935 and ask for Mary, or email to: mary@visitsteubenville.com.

We are expecting to have fresh fruits, veggies, homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, beets and more.  There will also be crafts available.

Visit the Farmers’ Market Facebook Page for updates and delicious recipes!   https://www.facebook.com/Downtown-Steubenville-Farmers-Market-220206541326622/


Carl Downtown Farmers MarketDowntown Steubenville Farmers Market

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Steubenville Hometown Celebration Update

There has been a great response from organizations, businesses and individuals wishing to set up a booth as a vendor for this year’s Hometown Celebration.  The numbers are up quite a bit from last year.  There are still some spaces available, however, due to moving the location to a larger venue.  So if you are interested in participating this year, applications are still being accepted at the Visitor Center.  You may email: mary@visitsteubenville.com or call the Visitor Center at 740.283.4935 and ask for Mary.   The deadline of May 2nd is quickly approaching, so if you wish to join in the fun this year, now is the time to act!

Many of last year’s favorite events will be returning this year, including the mini train rides, the trolley tours, Nick the balloon artist, Kurt James Fun and Games, KidZone, and more.  There will also be a Hometown Talent Show at the Berkman Amphitheater from 1pm – 5pm, featuring many extraordinarily talented performers and followed by a concert featuring  Deja Vu at 6:30 pm.   There is no charge for most of the events and entertainment. In addition, there will be food vendors, the Dean Martin Cruise -in, a 5K Run/Walk, and a 50’s Dance in the evening.

See the Hometown Celebration Facebook Page or Hometown Celebration Page on this website-http://www.visitsteubenville.com/what-to-do/steubenville-hometown-celebration/


Hometown Celebration


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Historic Fort Steuben Opening

The weather has been cooperating and many people have been stopping in wishing to take a tour, so Historic Fort Steuben will be opening on April 25th, a week earlier than scheduled.

Take a self-guided tour or tour the Fort with a trained Interpreter who will provide you with facts as well as human interest stories about the Fort and the time period.

The historic fort originally was built in 1786-1787 by the 1st American Regiment to protect government surveyors from hostile Indians as they laid out the first seven ranges of the Northwest Territory.  The fort was named after George Washington’s great drillmaster, Baron von Steuben.

The seven buildings with exhibits and interpretive signage include the Officers’ quarters, the Commissary, the Quartermaster, the Blacksmith, the Hospital, the Frontier Camp and the Enlisted Men’s Quarters.

In addition to the reconstructed fort, visit the Fort Visitor Center’s Exhibit Hall and Museum Shop, which offers a variety of books, toys, replicas, artwork, and gift items to purchase.   Also located on the Fort Steuben Park grounds is the Veterans Memorial Fountain and the Louis Berkman Amphitheater, where free Thursday evening concerts are held during the summer.

Hours are the same as last year, Monday thru Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am until 4:00pm.

For more information on Historic Fort Steuben and their festivals and events, visit www.oldfortsteuben.com



Historic Fort Steuben

Historic Fort Steuben

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