Sunbury & Surroundings Schedule


Compiled by Gary Budzak -

August is a busy month in Sunbury and Galena. Here’s some of the events going on:

Saturday, August 11 — Friday, August 17

Peddler’s Day

Peddler’s Day takes place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 as part of Volunteers In The Park at Alum Creek State Park. You are invited to shop. Items can be garage sale or new merchandise. The location is the Alum Creek State Park Campground at 2911 South Old State Road in Delaware. The event time is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

OFHM Memorial Motorcycle Ride

“Take a Hero for a Ride” on the 12th Annual Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial Ride sponsored by A.D. Farrow. This year, each of the fallen heroes will be remembered with a memorial card including their name and a brief bio. We are striving for 300+ bikes so each hero may be honored while riding along with an individual or group. Registration starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 11th at A.D. Farrow, 7754 St. Rt. 37 E., Sunbury. Kickstands up at noon. The ride length is approximately 100 miles.

The ride will end at Chapel Hill Golf Course with food, drinks and entertainment provided. Special prizes awarded to all riders who raise $150.

To register and/or sponsor one of our fallen heroes by name, please visit

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Summer Movies on the Square

The Big Walnut Civic Association will present Summer Movies on the Square at dusk on the village square of Sunbury. This summer’s lineup ends with: “Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales” on Aug. 11.

Admission is free. Snacks and popcorn will be available for purchase.

Story Time

Monday, August 13, 10 a.m. Story Time in the Park. Join staff from the Delaware County District Library as they read about bugs, then take part in an activity or craft. A short nature walk will be offered afterward. Free, ages 0-3 with an adult. Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware.

Back to School

Big Walnut classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 15. Exercise extra caution driving in school zones.

Saturday, August 18 — Friday, August 24

2018 Sunbury Sizzle & Sounds!

Live music, craft vendors, food, beer garden, kids zone are among the highlights on Saturday, August 18 on Sunbury Square, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Don’t miss the fun! Visit the link below for further info.

Warriors & Survivors charity gala presented by Acloche

Saturday, Aug. 18, 6-10 p.m., The Exchange at Bridge Park, 6520 Riverside Drive, Dublin. Games, prizes, food – the proceeds benefit two charitable organizations – Run Down the Demons and She Has A Name. Visit the link below for contact information.

Paper Moon music

Saturday, August 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Music Under the Paper Moon. Visit the farm, get your one-of-a-kind photo taken with our paper moon and enjoy games, refreshments and live music! Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware.

Genoa movie nights

For three evenings each summer, neighbors come together in Genoa Township at McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Road, Galena, to watch a movie under the stars.

Bring a picnic, chair, blanket, bug spray and family for a new release that starts at dusk. Free popcorn is provided.

This season concludes Saturday, August 18 with “Coco.”

Pregnancy Resources offering program for men

Man-to-Man, an educational program designed for young men ages 18-25, will be offered on Aug. 20.

The class, taught by men, will help the participants understand the important role of fathers in the family. They will discuss healthy relationships, how to relate to their children, and overcoming addictions.

The class, presented by Pregnancy Resources and the Delaware County Fatherhood Initiative, will be offered at the Pregnancy Resources office, 652 W. Central Ave., Suite 30, Delaware, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There is no cost to attend, but call 740-417-9358 to reserve a space.

40 years in business After Hours

Meade & Associates is the site of the chamber’s next After Hours event, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 22, 737 Enterprise Drive, Lewis Center. View the link below for further info.​

Saturday, August 25 — Friday, August 31


The 9th annual Galena Summerfest is on Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., on the square in the quaint Village of Galena.

It began in 2009 and continues to get bigger and better every year. Families come from all over Ohio to celebrate the end of a fun summer with great music, delicious food, a variety of local vendors, and the unique outdoor community of Galena, Hoover Reservoir, and Big & Little Walnut Creeks.

Since then, the Summerfest has expanded, draws an increasing number of attendees each year, and offers great exposure for its generous sponsors and wide variety of popular vendors. In 2017, the event entertained approximately 10,000 people, expanded its fun KidZone, and supported over 70 vendors representing arts, food, and non-profits.

Condit auto show & ice cream social

See cool cars and eat cold ice cream from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road at the intersection of Hartford Road and County Road. Registration of cars is 11:30 a.m. to noon. Visit link below for further info about prizes and contact info.

Morrow County Fair

The Morrow County Fair is August 27 to Sept. 3 at 195 South Main Street, Mount Gilead. The headliner is country singer Colt Ford from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 2. For more information, visit

SWCI offering summer classes

The Second Ward Community Initiative is partnering with SourcePoint and the Delaware General Health District to offer a free tai chi class, which is designed to empower, strengthen and sustain. This class will be offered at SWCI from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays (July 11-Aug. 29).

To register for either class, contact Cindi Montgomery at 614-937-7838.

Bus perks

For future reference, DATAbus, the county’s mass transit system, 18 and Under Summer Pass promotion went from June 1st to August 31st. Just $25 for youth unlimited Fixed Route use. You can purchase Youth Passes by calling 740-363-3355 9 a.m.-4 p.m. They also now accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards.

Compiled by Gary Budzak

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