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Join us for the biggest night in Downtown Lancaster! 
ArtWalk - Friday, July 18 from 6-9pm
DDL Biergarten from 8-midnight
Enjoy the arts, live music, food & community-ArtWalk! ArtWalk is an annual event that highlights the works of local and regional artists who were juried into this show. The artwork from over 50 artists will be displayed in 34 downtown Lancaster businesses. 

Sponsored by Southeast Beverage Company, Kumler CollisionLancaster Eagle-GazetteFairfield National Bank, Stebelton, Aranda & Snider, Fairfield Community Health Center, Buckeye HondaStanding Stone National Bank,Fairfield Medical Center, Friendly Bremen Banking Center, Fairfield Federal and Westerman Companies. 

Festival Events Downtown
Here are the Lancaster Festival Events happening downtown
Full schedule, times, and locations at
  • Friday 7.18: Italian Street Painting, Winchester Steel Co., ArtWalk & DDL Biergarten, Forcynthia, Tim Moon, Candlelight Concert
  • Saturday 7.19: The Gearheads
  • Sunday 7.20: Bluegrass at the Bandstand, Poetry Open Mic
  • Monday 7.21: Major Arts for Minors-Poetry/Spoken Word, Wendy Pennington, Cafe Concert at the Lodge
  • Tuesday 7.22: Major Arts for Minors-Jazz, Marilyn Price Puppetry, Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Esprit Creole
  • Wednesday 7.23: Swinging Gales, Cafe Concert at Shaw's
  • Thursday 7.24: Major Arts for Minors-Glass Blowing, Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, WITS Electronic Dance Music
  • Friday 7.25: Majory Arts for Minors-Visual Arts, LHS Percussion Ensemble, Bike Races, Millersport Community Theater, Conspiracy (dance music) 
  • Saturday 7.26: Festival 5K, Geneva Hills Children's Art Fair, Summer Youth Band, Community Band, One Voice, GH Festival Campers, Reynoldsburg Community Band
See you downtown!!!
Friday Night Bandstand 
Enjoy a free concert in Downtown Lancaster at the Bandstand! 
Fridays @7pm

July 18 & 25- Lancaster Festival
August 1- GrassinineCentral Ohio's Premier Mountain Rock Show 
August 8- Sean Carney, World Class Blues  
August 15- Nostalgics, Swing Band
Cool treats from Gypsy Joe's Ice Cream available* Bring a Lawn Chair

Presented by Lancaster Parks & Recreation and Fairfield Federal 
Placemaking Meeting Wednesday

Like the small improvements you see going on all around downtown such as chess tables, sculptures, murals, plantings, Wi-fi, banners, bike racks, signage, and more? These are all the work of our Placemaking Committee, a group of volunteers creating a great 'sense of place' in our public spaces. We need more to join us! If gardening, public art, and/or civic pride are things you care about, come to our meeting next week!

Wednesday, July 23 @ 4pm
Square Seven Coffee House

New Columbus Street mural at Zebco Industries by
Two Broke Artists Painting Studio
Downtown Available Properties
listing now available in map form.
Click here to view and click on symbols for full description of each property.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about bringing your business here or investing in downtown real estate. Downtown SID property owners, let us know if you have a listing! E-mail Kate or call (740)653-8251


$ More Funding for FNB Downtown Loan Program! $


In October of 2013, Fairfield National Bank announced the offering of $1,000,000 committed for loans to property owners and those interested in purchasing commercial buildings in downtown Lancaster. FNB is pleased to announce that the original $1,000,000 has been committed to borrowers and the bank is offering another $1,000,000 available for qualified projects. Qualified projects must include improvements to the exterior fašade, but the projects can also include interior improvements. For more information, contact Scott Reed 740.681.8213

2014 Destination Downtown Lancaster Sponsors



If you would like more information on sponsorship, please click here
Saturday Cinema
First Saturdays through September
Saturday, August 2: Walking With Dinosaurs
8:45pm at the Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster

Sponsored by: Fairfield County Historical Parks

Downtown Happenings

Saturdays, 8am-NoonLancaster Farmers Market

July 16-26: Lancaster Festival (see above)



July 20: Art Talk


July 23: Placemaking Committee Meeting (See above)


Ongoing Exhibits

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: Exhibit opening June 7...Designing Woman EDITH HEAD at Paramount 1924-1967 
The Georgian & Sherman House Museums
Ongoing Classes & Events Downtown






Chess & Checkers Available for Game Tables
There are now chess & checker sets available for our new Fountain Square game tables in the 211 office next door during normal business hours - just please remember to return them!