Historic Fort Steuben/Steubenville Visitor Center will be closed on Sunday, August 13th, 2017

The Fort and Visitor Center will re-open Monday, August 14th at 10:00am.

Hours from May until November are:  Monday through Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm.         Hours November until May are: Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Phone:  740.283.1787 or 740.283.4935

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A New Feature!

For visitors to our area, or locals looking for something different to do they may not have thought of before, we have added a “Build Your Own Itinerary” page to the Visit Steubenville Website. (On the menu under ‘Discover Us’.)

Listed are area attractions and various festivals and events in Steubenville and Jefferson County with brief descriptions and information which may be used to ‘build a day or several days’ of activities and visits.   With this format individuals are free to pick and choose what interests them and efficiently utilize time that is available to them.

Choices include tours of Historic Fort Steuben or the Steubenville Murals.  Walking or riding through the beautiful Historic Union Cemetery.  A visit to The Jefferson County Historical Museum, to review local history, step back in time in a room to remember Dean Martin or trace your genealogical roots.  A trip to Black Sheep Vineyard to experience how their grapes are harvested and wine is made, with the added pleasure of wine tasting and live entertainment.   An excursion through the Village of Mount Pleasant, a picturesque Quaker village on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark District of the Underground Railroad.  As well as interesting places to shop, and so much more.

We hope you take a look at this new page and see if anything there ‘catches your fancy’.  With all the choices, we are almost certain something will.

For assistance in planning or if you have any questions, please contact us by calling 740.283.4935 or email info@visitsteubenville.com



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Tomorrow is the 241st Anniversary of the United States Declaration of Independence …. enjoy the picnics, swimming and fireworks and celebrate our FREEDOM, but remember that FREEDOM is not FREE!

Be thankful for all those who have sacrificed and died to acquire it and keep it!

Be safe!

Steubenville Events for July 4th:

9am:    Steuben Striders Track Meet at Harding Practice Field

10am:  Opening Ceremony and Salute to the Military at Fort Steuben Park, 120 S. 3rd St.

Noon:  Senior Citizens Luncheon at Prime Time Center on Lovers Lane

Noon-5pm:  Free Swim at Belleview Pool

4pm until end:  Food Favorite Vendors at Belleview Park

5pm-9pm:  Family Fun Free Zone Belleveiw Park;  Inflatable Youth Games – Lower Field area

9:45pm:  Fireworks Extravaganza – Belleview Park


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Another busy weekend coming up!

Here are some really fun events coming up this weekend!


21st Annual Thunder in the Ville Fireworks Festival  on June 23 – June 24 at Indian Creek High School 200 Park Drive, Wintersville

On Friday, June 23rd, Gates open at 4pm, with Opening Ceremonies at 6pm

5pm-6pm:  Main Street Dance; 6pm-7pm: Friends; 7pm-8:30pm: Brenda Casey; 9pm-11pm: Buffington Brothers

On Saturday, June 24th, Gates open at 12pm (noon)

Cruise -In   Registration 2pm-4pm with Cruise-in 4pm-8pm; 3pm-4:30pm:  Roz & Lynn; 6pm:  Opening Ceremonies; 6:30pm-8pm:  Buffington Brothers; 8:30pm-10pm:  New Silver Eagle Band;  10pm:   Fire Works

With Food Vendors; Kids Games and Train Rides both days.


Juneteenth Festival on June 23rd and June 24th from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm at the Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams Street, Steubenvnille

Juneteenth observes “the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States”.

Great food, guest speakers, music entertainment and vendors.  Fun with line dancing, Zumba, face painting, moon bounce and more.


Adventure Day at the Carnival sponsored by Head Start on June 23rd, at St. Anthony’s Head Start, 243 S. 7th Street, Steubenville

Sand table; Knock Down the Bottles; Nails; Tatoos;  Bird Feeders out of pine cones and peanut butter;  Ribbon Wand Making; Decoder Game; Planting Flowers.


Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Popsicles, and Water provided.




United Fore Golf benefiting the American Red Cross and United Way of Jefferson County on June 25, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, at Spring Hills Golf Course, East Springfield

Registration: 7:30am; Shot Gun Start: 8:30am

Four person Scramble with Team – Skins and Mulligans

A day of fun and good times with friends or co-workers.  Team fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, snacks, meal and beverages.

Good Fun ~ Good Food ~ Good Cause!

For more information call United Way of Jefferson County 740.284.9000.


Be sure to take advantage of the nice weather and fun, and in many cases free, events being offered.

If your organization is sponsoring an event, be sure to let the Visitor Center know and we will be happy to include you on our Events Calendar, Website and Newsletter!    Email:  mary@visitsteubenville.com





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Due to threatening weather the Dean Martin Tribute Show which was to take place at the Berkman Amphitheater has been moved to Steubenville High School Auditorium, 420 N. 4th Street.  Concert time remains at 6:30pm.

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Shuttle Service Available for Dean Martin Festival

There will be Shuttle Service from the 4 Steubenville Hotels to Downtown and back on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th.

Please note there are TWO different shuttle routes, see below for Locations, Times and Cost:

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Three Festivals in One Week!

In less than a week downtown Steubenville will be bustling with visitors and residents alike enjoying the festivities of several annual celebrations.

Beginning on June 13th with the 2017 Annual Holy Trinity Greek Festival (300 South Fourth Street) featuring authentic Greek Food & Pastry, Live Music and Dance, Guided Church Tours, Outdoor Taverna, and carry-out service.  The Festival runs from Tuesday, the 13th, through Friday, June 16th and is open daily from 11am to 9pm.

The Annual Dean Martin Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 15th and runs through Sunday the 18th, with numerous activities and shows including the Dean Martin Tribute Show at the Fort Steuben Berkman Amphitheater at 6:30pm on June 15th and a Singing Contest later that evening at 9:00pm at the Spot Bar.

On Friday, June 16th there will be a Meet & Greet and Silent Auction at Best Western Plus at The New Franciscan Square from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by the Dean Martin’s 100th Birthday Party at The Spot Bar at 8:00pm, admission is $10.

Saturday, June 17th, brings events all day including the Dean Martin 100th Birthday Show (Admission $10) at Steubenville High School Auditorium at 4:00pm and a 7:00pm Dean Martin Celebration (Admission $10) at The Spot Bar; as well as the Dean Martin Hometown Celebration which includes the Dean Martin Birthday Parade at Noon, Meet and Greet following the parade at Fort Steuben Visitor Center; a 5K run and walk;  a street fair with food and craft vendors and informational booths; free mini train rides; trolley tours to Jefferson County Historical Museum, St. Paul’s Church, First Christian Church, Drosselmeyer’s Nutcracker Shoppe, Steubenville Popcorn Co., and the Grand Theater; Kurt James Fun n Games; live entertainment at the Fort Steuben Park Fountain; games for youth; petting zoo; face painting; a Dance-a-thon; a 50’s Dance; Trivia Booth; wonderful food from seven different vendors and so much more!

Be sure to mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out on any of the fun and excitement!

Programs, Schedules and maps are available at the Steubenville Visitor Center, on this Website and on the Visit Steubenville Facebook Page.



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Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series – “Bad News-Good News”

The bad news is that the opening Concert of the Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series scheduled for Thursday May 25th has been canceled due to rain.   The good news is that it has been rescheduled for Monday, May 29th, at 6:30pm.

The concert is a DOO-WOP concert featuring the well known and loved ‘Marcels’.  The Marcels are as advertised, the guys who put the “Bomp” in the “Bomp-A-Bomp” back in 1961 when their first recording “Blue Moon” sold over two and a half million copies.    They have had three record albums and numerous hit singles, with sales in the millions.

They also recorded the theme song, “The Greatest Love” for the motion picture ‘The Interns’ and appeared with Chubby Checker in the film ‘Twist Around the Clock’.   Their signature song, “Blue Moon” has been used in at least four major motion pictures and various TV shows, such as Sha Na Na, Cheers, Moonlighting, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, etc.

The Marcels, featuring Jules Hopson, Kenny Mitchell, Richard Harris and Ted “Reno” Smith bring dynamic energy to the stage with their hits as well as their “Salute to The Jukebox Giants”.

It will be a wonderful way to celebrate Memorial Day, so mark your calendar and join “The Marcels” as they ‘sing’ us back to the past with a fun filled,  rockin’ good show.

AND – No rain allowed!!



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The Great Steubenville Eggsibition! – Only one week left to see the beautiful eggs!

The Great Steubenville Eggsibition was unveiled as a surprise gift to the Steubenville community on Easter Sunday, April 16th, and will remain on display until Mother’s Day, May 14th.

Nelson’s of Steubenville, the same folks that brought you the Steubenville Nutcrackers, has created 3′ tall Easter eggs which are placed in downtown businesses for an exciting Easter Egg Hunt! Seventeen giant eggs were designed and meticulously painted by more than 20 different local artists. It is a fun event and well worth your time to visit the businesses and check out these beautiful works of art! Take selfies and share!

Following is a list of the eggs, the artists and locations.   There are also maps available at the businesses showing the placement of all the eggs.


“Egglectic CollaborEggtion” Painted and sponsored by the Steubenville Art Association – Located at the Historic Fort Steuben #EgglecticCollaborEggtion

“Sapphire Reflection” Painted by Kateri Schmiesing – Sponsored by and located at Tri-State Financial Services #SapphireReflection

“Magyar Memories” ­Painted by The DeLaratta Family – Sponsored by Urban Frontier Organization – Located at Two Brothers Dry Cleaners #MagyarMemories

“Spokój” Painted by Michael Manocchia – Sponsored by First National Bank – Located at Froehlich’s Classic Corner #Spokoj

“Eggsquisite” Painted by Marianna Schmiesing – Sponsored by Franciscan University of Steubenville – Located at Bookmarx Bookstore #Eggsquisite

“Sugar Bunnies” Painted by Alysia Basluke – Sponsored by Legal Hair – Located at Ed McCauslen’s Florist, Inc. #SugarBunnies

“The Jelly Bean Prayer” Painted by Anna Chaney – Sponsored by Nelson’s – Located at The Steubenville Popcorn Company #TheJellyBeanPrayer

“Love Where You Live” By YOU! – Sponsored by and located at The Steubenville Popcorn Company #LoveWhereYouLive_Steubenville

“Hope of Eternity” Painted by the Nelson Sisters – Sponsored by and located at Drosselmeyer’s Nutcracker Shoppe #HopeOfEternity

“The TARDIS” Painted by Jim Chaney – Sponsored by Councilwoman-at-Large Kimberly Hahn & Jerry Barilla for Mayor – Located at Mike’s Sweeper Center #theTARDIS

“Because I Could” Painted by Christina Cerrato – Sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. W. Hunter Vaughan – Located at PNC Bank (Downtown Steubenville) #BecauseICould

“Happy Easter, Bridget Riley” Painted by Gerald Van Scyoc – Sponsored by Barium & Chemicals, Inc. – Located at Huntington Bank (Downtown Steubenville) #HappyEasterBridgetRiley

“A Legacy of Faith” Painted by Lana Deyoe – Sponsored by and located at the Antique Warehouse #LegacyOfFaith

“Rorschach Rabbit Oreo” Painted by Augustine Sirilla – Sponsored by Eastern Gateway Community College – Located at the Grand Theater for Performing Arts #RorschachRabbitOreo

“An Eggcellent Canvas” Painted by Christine Venditti – Sponsored by and located at the Downtown Bakery #AnEggcellentCanvas

“Belleview Spring Fantasia” Painted by the Sirilla Family – Sponsored by Attorney Francesca Carinci – Located at Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County #BelleviewSpringFantasia

“Ciche Noce Spokoine Gwiazdy” Painted by Brodie Stutzman – Sponsored by and located at Nelson’s #CicheNoceSpokoineGwiazdy

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2017 Historic Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series Schedule has been released!

Everyone has been asking and patiently (or impatiently) waiting for the schedule to be released for the 2017 Historic Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series at Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, and now it is here!

The concerts begin this year on Thursday, May 25th at 6:30pm, with a fantastic DOO WOP ROCK’N’ROLL night featuring “The Marcels”, then occur every Thursday at the same time through August 10th.

There are favorites returning like “Beatlemania Magic”, “Ron Retzer Trio”, and “Legend” and also a number of great talents playing at Berkman for the first time such as “The Marcels”, “Hit Play” and “US3 The Essence“.

There is also a special concert on Saturday, June 24th by the US Army Band: Jazz Ambassadors.

Let’s hope for great weather for all the concerts this year!





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