Summer is now in full swing in Ohio, which means school is out and families are looking for things to do. If you’re in the Crestline and Mansfield area, here are five great choices for things to keep you busy this July:
Galion Pickle Run Festival, July 5 - 6
You don’t have to love pickles to love this event! It’s named after a creek that once ran through town. Heise Park in nearby Galion will be packed with a variety of family-friendly activities, with popular favorites like the YMCA 5K, a cool Disc Golf Tournament, the Golden Age Center Car Show on Sunday, fireworks, and more highlighting the weekend long event.
The 5K begins at 8:30am on July 5, with other events spanning all day July 6. The event was first held in 1978. After a long hiatus, it finally returned last year!
Mansfield Airport Day & Car Show, July 6
On July 6, head down to the Mansfield Lahm Airport pavilion for a pancake breakfast being held by the Mansfield Aviation Club (MAC) from 8-11am, then lunch until 1pm, with the day's full events lasting until 4pm
After that, kids between 8 and 17 can sign up for FREE AIRPLANE RIDES. Registration begins at 11:30am. There will also be planes on display, an antique car show, and if the weather cooperates, an F-16 fly by. Great way to get July off to a good start!
Mansfield Children's Festival, July 27
Enjoy FREE rides at Richland Carrousel Park from 10am to 2pm at the Mansfield Children's Festival, sponsored by McDonald Restaurants & Mansfield Richland County Public Library!
The Carrousel Grill will be fired up and will be serving Brats and Hot Dogs. There will also be chips, pop, water, caramel corn, old-fashioned soda, candy, etc. for a nominal fee! Each booth at the event will have an activity or handout for a child and special sales in the Gift Shop. It's a great family day out!
July Night Haunt, July 20
If you like things on the scary side, take a short drive into Lucas (4050 Bromfield Road) for the July Night Haunt, presented by Malabar Farm State Park.
From 8pm to midnight, you’ll explore murders, cemeteries and haunted houses, and finish things off with hot dogs and s'mores around a campfire. Pre-registration is required. This event is not recommended for young children!
If you know of any other cool events happening nearby this July, let us know! We’d love to help promote them.