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Fun in the Sun: Lima & Allen County Summer Festival Guide 2024

Updated: May 15

Summer is almost here, and that means one thing in Lima and Allen County – festival season! Get ready to savor delicious treats, groove to live music, and celebrate the season with a variety of exciting events. From food trucks to family-friendly fun, there's something for everyone to enjoy under the warm Ohio sun!


June 7 - 8

Pork Rind Heritage Festival | South Main Street, Harrod

Craving some fun with a crunch? This two-day celebration (Friday 6:00 pm - midnight, Saturday 9:00 am - midnight) is a pork rind paradise. Sample Rudolph Foods' famous recipe, popped fresh on-site! Enjoy live entertainment, a parade on Saturday at noon, and family-friendly fun throughout the weekend.


two people making pork rinds at the Pork Rind Heritage Festival
Pork Rind Heritage Festival

June 7 - 9

St. Gerard Festival | 240 W. Robb Ave, Lima 

This three-day extravaganza (Friday 5:00 pm - midnight, Saturday noon - midnight & Sunday noon - 10:00 pm) features thrilling rides, exciting games, and delicious food to tantalize your taste buds. Enter raffles, try your luck on the cake wheel, and enjoy live entertainment – it's the perfect summer celebration for the whole family!


June 15

Juneteenth Celebration | Greater Lima Region Park & Amphitheater

Celebrate culture and community at Juneteenth Lima 2024! This free event on Saturday, June 15th (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm) at the Greater Lima Region Park and Amphitheater offers something for everyone. Enjoy live music, a dedicated kids zone, informative health & opportunity booths, delicious food trucks, inspiring spoken word performances, and a vibrant marketplace featuring local businesses.


June 20 - 22

Spencerville Summerfest | S. Broadway St., Spencerville

Spencerville Summerfest turns 30 this year, and they're throwing a party the whole town can enjoy! This three-day community festival boasts live music from crowd favorites 127 North and Sunglasses at Night.  Don't miss the grand parade, craft show, a car show, and the legendary Spencerville Summerfest fireworks display. It's a celebration of community spirit and summer fun you won't want to miss!


children on a carnival ride
Spencerville Summerfest

June 21 - 22

Country Rumble Music Festival | Allen County Fairgrounds Schmidthorst Pavilion

Get ready for two days of boot-stompin' country music at the Country Rumble Music Festival! Welcome headliners Ashley McBryde, Morgan Evans, Home Free, and Lewis Brice to the stage on Friday night. The energy keeps on rolling Saturday night with Walker Hayes, Lonestar, Drake White, Raelynn, David J, and Derek Alan. Don't miss your chance to see these country stars live!


July 4

Star Spangled Spectacular | Faurot Park, Lima

The highly anticipated Star Spangled Spectacular is a Fourth of July celebration that features a variety of events including a 5k run, a roundnet tournament, a car cruise-in, a youth fishing derby, and live music. The event concludes with a grand fireworks display!


August 16 - 24

Allen County Fair | 2750 Harding Highway, Lima

The Allen County Fair is the place to be for summer fun this year! This year's fair features a concert headlined by country music stars Brothers Osborne, with Cory Kent opening the show. While you enjoy the music, you can indulge in delicious treats from a huge selection of food trucks. And don't forget the rides and entertainment – there's plenty to keep the whole family happy all week long!


3 children standing in front of fair rides
Allen County Fair | Photo by Chad Hughes

September 12 - 15

Delphos Canal Days | 310 N. Main St., Delphos

Celebrate the end of summer with a taste of Germany at Delphos Canal Days! This year's festival, held September 12th-15th, features a "Guten Tag" theme, highlighting the area's German heritage. With free activities for all ages, there's something for everyone. Don't miss the official kick-off on Thursday evening with the Toast to the City, featuring wine, food, and entertainment. The weekend continues with a 5K run, a grand parade, and live entertainment. Come raise a glass and enjoy the last hurrah of summer at Delphos Canal Days!


Soak up the summer sun and celebrate with our communities in Lima and Allen County's vibrant festivals! From toe-tapping country music to dazzling fireworks displays, delicious fair food, and free family fun, there's an event waiting to create lasting summer memories for everyone. So mark your calendars, grab your friends and family, and get ready to experience the best that Lima and Allen County have to offer this season!




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