Is that the Steubenville Nutcracker Christmas Parade I see approaching?

We are coming up on that time of the year again!  The leaves still have not fallen, but as soon as that occurs the holiday season is close behind.

Applications for the “2018 Steubenville Sights & Sounds of Christmas Parade: Nutcracker Magic 2018” have been mailed out to all those who have participated in the parade previously (within the past several years) and other businesses and organizations.

If you do not receive an application in the mail and wish to be in the parade this year, please contact the Steubenville Visitor Center either by calling (740.283.4935) or email: mary@visitsteubenville.com.   A parade packet can be mailed to you or if you wish sent to you electronically.  Applications should be filed no later than November 2, 2018.

For those of you who have received their parade packets, please pay attention to the filing deadline and get the required information back in a timely fashion.  You doing so is a ‘tremendous’ help in organizing the parade in a manner that is beneficial to all.

The parade takes place on December 8th this year at noon.  The route is from North Street to South Street on Fourth.   WTOV9/FOX9 will again be broadcasting the parade live.

As always, our hope is for our parade to grow ‘larger and better’ each year.  The theme again this year is “Nutcracker Magic” and entries may reflect Nutcracker Magic or Sights & Sounds of Christmas.   All entries are eligible for awards, however, only entries reflecting Nutcracker Magic are eligible for the Grand Prize which is a complimentary sponsorship of a 2019 Nutcracker.

You are invited to join in the fun and excitement this year and also support the Steubenville community in providing a great event for young and old alike!  If you can’t be in the parade, be sure to save the date and attend for a ‘magical’ experience!


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Christmas Cookie Pre-Sale!

In is coming up on that time and once again this year the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum will be selling their delicious Christmas cookies for the Holiday season.

All orders for the Christmas Cookie Pre-Sale must be received by November 16, 2018 and must be paid for in advance.

There are five (5) dozen assorted cookies in a box for $30.00.

Cookies are to be picked up on DECEMBER 15, 2018, from 10:00am – 1:00pm at Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum at 3125 State Route 213, Steubenville.

Proceeds will benefit the PHSH Historical Museum.

Please send your name; phone number; number of boxes ordered; and payment (checks made payable to ‘Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum’) to:  Kay Finney , 920 Twp. Rd. 378, Steubenville, OH 43952.

For more information call:  740.283.1626.


(NOT actual cookies being sold!)

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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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Donate your woolens this winter

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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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Historic Fort Steuben Summer Concert Alert!

This evening’s (July 5th) Summer Concert at the Berkman Amphitheater featuring Patriotic Night with Honky Tonk Sweethearts and Tri State Community Band has been canceled and rescheduled for Sunday, July 8th at 6:30pm.


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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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2018 Dean Martin Steubenville Hometown Celebration Schedule




2018 Dean Martin Festival at The Spot Bar Schedule



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