June Happenings

Summer has finally arrived in Mansfield, Ohio!  Time to soak up the fun that summer brings to the area staring with some dirt track and road racing, outdoor concerts, and even a new exhibit called Big Bugs! Check out the June events!

Start the summer with the much-anticipated new exhibit at Kingwood Center Gardens called Big Bugs.  Yes!  Kingwood is being “invaded” by some gargantuan bugs this summer. The art of David Rogers will fill the Kingwood Estate with awe-inspiring sculptures of insects made from all-natural materials. Invite family and friends to come to town and explore with you.

Theatre plays a role in June in Mansfield with Disney’s Mulan Jr (June 8-9, 15-17) at the Mansfield Playhouse.  And head to The Renaissance Theatre to continue their Stephen King Film Festival with Stand By Me Festival (June 21).

What better way to enjoy Ohio’s summer evenings than with outdoor live music!  Grab take out food or a picnic dinner and head to the free Ontario Concert in the Park Series (June 12, 26, 29).  Explore downtown Mansfield for the First Friday Shop Hop (June 1) and Final Friday Concert Series (June 29).  #RichlandLIVE

Motorsports thrives all summer long in the area.  In June, head to Mansfield Motor Speedway for Monster Truck Mania (June 16).  If vintage cars and iconic road courses start your engine, then grab tickets to the Vintage Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio (June 22-24) at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  View race schedules for both area race tracks now.

Ongoing Events

Don’t forget to experience these on-going favorites all summer long. Get out to Pleasant Hill Lake for the Movies at the Lake (June 9) in the evening or just stay for the day during their Free Kayaking & Canoeing Days (June 10, 17, 24). Looking for a unique gift?  Head to Flea in the ‘Field (June 9) Downtown Mansfield for an eclectic mix of treasures.

Whether you’re racing or relaxing, we’ve got something for you in Mansfield, Ohio! For a full list of area events, visit www.DestinationMansfield.com. View the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar for more ideas.