This weekend: Family fun, art events and more

Adults and children have plenty of things to do around the area this weekend.

Need ideas for your weekend plans? Look no further, we’ve got your weekly list of the area’s agenda of activities for the weekend.

Summer Arts Festival Brewery Bash 2021

The Springfield Arts Council, in partnership with Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co., will be hosting the July return of the Summer Arts Festival after two years.

Brewery Bash will offer an evening of food, drinks, live music and a sense of being together again in anticipation of the festival at 6 p.m. today, at the brewery located at 102 W. Columbia St.

Admission is free. Five different tasting stations with Mother Stewart’s beers with food pairings from Parkhurst Catering will be available for $5 each, or a premium package that includes all five stations and a souvenir pint glass for $20.

Proceeds benefit the Springfield Arts Council.

Independence Day Family Value Week at Young’s Dairy

Starting at 11 a.m. today, Young’s Dairy will be holding its weeklong family special in honor of the 4th.

The Family Value special will extend through July 5, for each day.

A special Family Value wristband is valid all day, with access to all activities on the farm. Udders & Putters miniature golf, batting cages, driving range, Wagon Ride on the Farm, Moovers & Shakers, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, and Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral are all accessible with a purchase of a Family Value wristband.

Each wristband is valid all day on the date it is purchased. Wristbands are $16 for those ages 12 & older, and $10 for ages 11 & younger. They can be purchased at Udders & Putters.

Young’s Dairy will be open during regular hours through the holiday.

Springfield Pride

Springfield Pride will take place on Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Springfield city hall plaza.

The festival will feature food, live performances, and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.

There will also be an afterparty at Mother Stewart’s Brewery from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 102 W. Columbia St. The afterparty will also include a silent auction.

$1 from every pint and mixed drink will go towards Equality Springfield.

Springfield Pride is sponsored by Clark State College, Merchants National Bank, Lacy’s Sports Shop, and other local Springfield organizations and businesses.

For more information, please visit the Equality Springfield page on Facebook.

All American Circus

The All American Circus will be stopping in Springfield on Saturday evening at the Clark County Fairgrounds.

The show will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 4401 S. Charleston Pike.

This circus features clown, flying trapeze acts, and more. No animals are included.

Tickets are $12 per adult and $5 per child. Tickets can be $5 per person when you purchase a Family Saver package online.

For more information, please visit the All American Circus page on Facebook. To purchase tickets online, please visit

Mad River Art Exhibition

On Saturday, Enon native Jarrod Robbins will host the Mad River Art Exhibition, featuring local painters, musicians, sculptors, authors and other artists, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Young’s Event Center in Yellow Springs, located at 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd.

The author organized the event to debut “Mad River” in his hometown, alongside his local artist friends. Robbins will read from the book and sign copies.

Local artists will be doing book readings, performing live music and selling paintings, photographs, flowers, beard oils, sculptures, books and more.

To learn more about Jarrod Robbins, visit his website at

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