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In August we will be purchasing holiday decorations to replace as many of our old, tired-looking 'tree' swag pole toppers as possible, along with white lights for trees. The new decorations will be wreaths and red stockings. We just got official word from the Fairfield County Foundation that they approved our request for a $5000 grant, but you'd be surprised at how expensive these 6 ft tall decorations are! Please consider a gift of any size through our PayPal or by sending a check to our office! Many communities spend $30,000+ on their lights. We want to show our Lancaster Pride by the time the parade and Winter Carnival/Tree Lighting come around!
Thanks to those who have already given: Fairfield County Foundation, Carol Bowen, Margaret and Clarence Coffman, Rosemary Hajost, Delores Troup, Thomas Stenger, Helen Azbell, Linda Kauffman, Robert Speakman, Ben Porter, and R Jay Bahnsen.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so your donation is tax-deductible.

Good times were had at 
K  2014

We were thrilled that a little bit of rain didn't seem to stop anyone and all stayed happy. Check out the ArtWalk Happy Flash Mob organized by Fairfield County District Library (with help from Fred Astaire Dance Studio) below. Also see our pictures from the evening here. Artwork is still viewable in most locations through Friday or Saturday. 
Happy Flash Mob - Lancaster, OH
Happy Flash Mob - Lancaster, OH


Thank you again to our sponsors: 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. 
And to our ArtWalk Biergarten sponsors: Eric & Becky Hajost-Brown, Powers Trucking, Inc, Huddle Tires, Greg Kasson Homes + A & J Towing!

Thanks to Ron Hanna, Eric Brown, and Kristal Rake for their help in organizing the Biergarten fundraiser, which allows us to organize the ArtWalk each year!


Festival Events Downtown
Here are the Lancaster Festival Events happening downtown
Full schedule, times, and locations at
  • 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 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 
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

Thursday July 24:  Tea at the Georgian Museum


Friday July 25: Zeke's Fancy at OGM

Friday August 1: Downtown LIVE! First Fridays (TBA)


Ongoing Exhibits

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: 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!