The 2021 Dean Martin Hometown Celebration will take place this Thursday through Saturday (June 24th – June 26th) starting on Thursday with a live concert at Berkman Amphitheater by the extremely popular “Beatlemania Magic: Experience the Beatles” and a Karaoke Contest at The Spot Bar, then followed by two days of Street Fair with live entertainment , food, vendors, tours of Jefferson County Historical Museum Dean Martin Room, trolley tours. Dino Cruise-in and live entertainment at The Spot Bar.

See full program below:

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Welcoming June is a new event, FIRST WEDNESDAY IN WINTERSVILLE. The event takes place June 2nd on Main Street Wintersville, from 4:30-8:30pm (rain or shine) and features a farmers’ market, craft vendors, food trucks, kids’ games, DJ, wine & beer.  First Wednesday in Wintersville is planned for the first Wednesdays of the month from June through October.

The following day, June 3rd is the first regular FORT STEUBEN SUMMER CONCERTS, featuring Easy Street and THE VOGUES.   The concert begins at 7pm at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park. No admission is charged, however, a free will offering is welcome to help pay for the entertainers.  The concerts will continue each Thursday thereafter through the end of July, with THE FANTASY’S, VINCE VILLANOVA BIG BAND, BEATLEMANIA MAGIC, RON RETZER TRIO and many more!

Next, on June 4th, is FIRST FRIDAY ON FOURTH, with the June theme: Storybook. First Fridays take place on Fourth Street, beginning at 6pm.  There will be music, art, food, beer, wine, and local production for all.  The event is sponsored by The Harmonium Project and Leonardo’s Coffeehouse & Renaissance Coffee Roasting Co.  

The first weekend of the month brings us OHIO VALLEY FRONTIER DAYS, the annual celebration of history and the past.  Meet the Soldiers, Surveyors, and Native Americans who were part of our 18th century heritage.  Taking place at Historic Fort Steuben on Saturday, June 5th, from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, June 6th, from 11am to 5pm, this festival brings food, music, crafts, re-enactors and fun for the whole family. Admission:   Adults – $6; Youth (6-12) – $3; and under 6 years old is free.   Also, at the same time visit the OHIO PIONEERS EXHIBIT at Historic Fort Steuben, which is ongoing from May 16th through June 30th

STEUBENVILLE GOSPEL MUSIC NIGHT, presented by the Ohio Valley Youth Network & The Sycamore Youth Center, takes place on Sunday, June 13th at 6:30pm at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben  Park, 120 S. Third Street.  There are 15 featured artists and special guest: Ashley Marina (seen on America’s Got Talent). Admission is free.   For further info, call Bobby Jon Bauman at 740-409-2986.

Saturday, June 19th is the JUNETEENTH FREEDOM DAY FESTIVAL at the Second Baptist Church from 10am to 8pm.  It will feature DJ, all day music, local talent, health and wellness information and screenings, vendors, food and much more.

THE 35th ANNUAL GRECIAN FOOD FEST at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, takes place from Wednesday, June 23rd through Friday, June 25th, from 11am to 9pm each day.   Free admission and parking.  Available for the Festival, they will be accepting carry – out orders via their Online Ordering system.

The same week, the DEAN MARTIN HOMETOWN CELEBRATION takes place, beginning Thursday, June 24th through Saturday, June 26th, co-hosted by The Fort Steuben Visitor Center and The Spot Bar. The festival features a street fair, with food, vendors, live (free) entertainment, and car cruise in; and nightly entertainment at The Spot Bar.  For a full schedule visit:  Steubenville Hometown Celebration Facebook page or www.visitsteubenville.com

 The 2021 BREW AND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL, presented by Festival in the Woods, takes place on Saturday, June 26th, from 11am – 8pm, 210 S. Park Street, Richmond.



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2021 Fort Steuben Concert Series are a go!

The first of this year’s Fort Steuben Concert Series is scheduled to take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st.

The weekly Thursday night concerts begin that week, June 3rd, and continue through Thursday June 29th.  Of course, the end date may vary due to rescheduling of concerts postponed due to inclement weather.  There is also a concert on Sunday, July 4th, featuring Roz and Lynn and Spinning Jenny.

The season opens on the 31st with The Stereos and The Vogues. (See below for a complete schedule). 

The concerts are held at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, 120 South 3rd Street, Steubenville Ohio.          All the performances begin at 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted, and the schedule is subject to change. There is no admission charged, however, the ‘bucket’ is passed for a free will offering to help support this endeavor.

For updated information go to www.oldfortsteuben.com or www.visitsteubenville.com


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Annual Spring Quilt Show – ‘The Joy of Quilts’

The 2021 Spring Quilt Show at Historic Fort Steuben will take place from March 29th through April 10th.

Each year the public is invited to bring in their treasured quilts, old and new alike, either made by themselves or someone else, to put on display. The show has become a popular event which brings ‘joy’ to the proud owners/creators of the quilts as well as the many folks who come to view the quilts.    Normally, there are approximately 30 quilts (depending on the sizes of the quilts) and a variety of patterns and ages on display.   Hand and machine quilts are both welcome.

This year there will be some added fun to the event with the option for visitors to vote for their favorite quilt.  The process will be simple, without categories, just a ‘vote for your favorite’.  Voting is strictly by choice and visitors who prefer to just come enjoy the beauty of the quilts are most welcome to do that.  To vote, a $1 donation will be requested. 

Anyone wishing to display a quilt in the show is requested to call 740.283.1787 or email mary@visitsteubenville.com by MARCH 10th for an application.  There is no fee to enter a quilt in the show.

Admission, as always, is free.  Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Sundays from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

So, whether you are a proud owner/creator of a quilt to enter or want to view and appreciate their beauty and workmanship, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the ‘Joy of Quilts’ at Historic Fort Steuben this spring!

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The Ohio Valley and the Civil War Exhibit

February 2021 marks the 160th anniversary of the visit of President-Elect Abraham Lincoln to Steubenville as he was on his way to Washington D.C. for his inauguration as President of the United States.  To mark the anniversary, Historic Fort Steuben will host an exhibit entitled The Ohio Valley and the Civil War which will open February 21 through March 20.

                The exhibit will focus on the Civil War through objects and artifacts from the period from several personal local collections. Objects including original Civil War letters, swords, firearms, uniforms, pictures, shot and shell, and personal items will be included. Additionally, text panels explaining the Civil War and its impact the Ohio Valley will be displayed along with the Historic Cannon donated to Steubenville’s Union Cemetery for the veteran’s section by Veterans of the Civil War.

                “We are so fortunate to be able to display these important objects” explained Paul Zuros, Director of Historic Fort Steuben. “The Civil War was such a monumental and defining moment in America. To have the opportunity to display these artifacts at Historic Fort Steuben, gives us the ability to connect with that past and part of our history, in a very real and tangible way.”

                The Exhibit will open on February 21 and continue through March 20 at the Steubenville Visitor Center located at 120 S. 3rd St. in Steubenville.  Hours are Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Due to the ongoing pandemic, visitors to the exhibit are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  For more information, please contact the Steubenville Visitor Center at 740-283-1787.

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2020 Virtual Burger Bash – Anita Jackson Scholarship Fundraiser & Raffle to be held.

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-related guidelines and health concerns pertaining to large crowds, the format of this popular annual event have been changed. Please see below. The hope is that it is still able to raise money to fund the Anita Jackson Community Service Scholarship Fund. Please support this important event and project.

When: Wednesday, August 5th

Time: 3 to 6 p.m.

Where: The “Green Space” at The Inn & Suites At Franciscan Square

How it works: Beginning at 5:00 pm, prize tickets will be drawn every five minutes for premiere gift baskets and other raffle items. And stop by the Ambassador Lemonade Stand while you’re there for a freshly made lemonade shake-up.

How can you help? Make a donation online below or stop by from 3 to 5 the day of the event. You will receive 1 entry for each raffle item with a $20 or greater donation. The event will be broadcast via Facebook live from the Green Space at Franciscan Square. If you would like to make a donation to receive your entries please visit the Jefferson County Chamber website under upcoming events and click on 2020 Ambassador Club Burger Bash and proceeds to registration.


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It is Official- Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series Kicks-Off June 25th.

At Last! This Thursday, June 25th, the Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series

begin featuring “Aftermath”, Experience the 60’s.

The Concert starts at 7:00pm at the Berkman Amphitheater.

Aftermath Experience the Sixties show recreates the sights and sounds of the 60s featuring authentic reproductions of some of the most memorable songs from the 60s.

Aftermath delivers the sights with period-correct costuming and delivers the sounds of the 60s so authentically it’s easy for the audience to go back in time while watching, listening and enjoying Aftermath Experience the Sixties deliver a spot-on, family-friendly performance.

During the show, audiences relive the 60s listening to British Invasion, 60s Pop, Psychedelic and ‘Everything Groovy.’  From the Beatles, Byrds & ‘Stones to the Monkees, Grass Roots, Turtles and Strawberry Alarm Clock, Aftermath is the 60s while performing the show.

Social distancing and Covid safety protocols will be observed.

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2020 Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market opens Thursday, June 25th.

The Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market begins next Thursday, June 25th,  2020.

The hours for the market are 8am until 1pm and the location is the corner of South Fourth and South Streets.    It is suggested that the first 90 minutes be set aside to serve the vulnerable population.

This year there will vendors at the market accepting State of Ohio vouchers.  A notice will be posted on site as to who will be accepting the vouchers. 

We will be following CDC and State of Ohio Guidelines concerning social distancing, sanitizing, and the other required safety protocols.

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Opening Concert of 2020 Fort Steuben Concert Series Called 0ff

Historic Fort Steuben regrets to announce that the concert featuring US Kids and Spinning Jenny scheduled for June 18 at 7pm has been canceled following directives from the State Department of Health this morning. Check back with us regarding information on future events at the Fort. We hope to see you all soon!

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Hetty Elizabeth Beatty Questers restoring Historic Structure at Union Cemetery

As weather becomes more pleasant and the urge to be out of doors and go for a walk increases, one of the premiere places to consider is the Union Cemetery. With the winding terrain, lovely landscaping and historic structures it is truly a peaceful and pleasant experience. One of the structures you will want to be sure to see is the Receiving Vault stone building, one of four historical buildings on the register. It features a high-pitched slate roof and buttressed walls of sandstone, and is of Anglo-Saxon chapel design with a modified Gothic stone entrance designed by W.J. Archer in 1888.

The Hetty Elizabeth Beatty Questers are currently in the process of restoring the building.
In the last several years they have restored the historic first office building at Union Cemetery and installed a grave stone for Hetty Elizabeth Beatty, who with her husband Rev. Dr. C.C. Beatty founded the Female Seminary in Steubenville.
The quester group have held many fund raisers, but are still in need of additional funds to complete their project.
If you are interested in contributing please send to HEB Questers, c/o Pugliese Charitable Foundation, P.O. 2620, Wintersville, OH 43953.
Donations are tax deductible.

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