Activities and Events

Festival Schedule

The festival will be held Saturday June 30th. Rain date Sunday, July 1st.


Click here for a PDF of the 2018 Schedule

Miss Ontario Pageant

The pageant is Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Ontario Middle School Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.


Ontario 5K Run/Walk

SPONSORED BY: Ontario’s Cross Country Teams, Brian & Michelle Gates State Farm Insurance, and the Ontario Fourth of July Festival Committee

Saturday, June 30th.
Front of Ontario High School
447 Shelby-Ontario Road, Ontario, OH 44906


Race Day Registration – 7:30 am – 8:00 am
(in front of high school)
Race Start Time – 8:30 a.m. (in front of middle school)

Shirts and sizes are only guaranteed to those that are pre-registered. Limited shirts and sizes will be available on race day. Shirts will not be ordered for those that register on the day of the race.

Pre-registered fee: $15 (by June 22)
Race Day Fee: $20


Link to On-line registration, click here.




5K Registration Form.pdf
Map of 5K.pdf

OYS Boys All-Star Games

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Marshall Park

OYS Girls All-Star Games

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Marshall Park

Festival Officially Opens

12:00 pm located at Ontario Middle/High School Campus

Midway Opens

1:00 pm

OYS Awards Presentation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Mix-106/WMFD Stage

Air Evac Helicopter Fly-By and Landing

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Front of Middle School

Kids Yard Games by Ontario Rec Department

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Behind the Middle School

Lions Club Frog Jump Contest

When:Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Behind the Middle School/Midway area
You must bring a frog to participate. To register and for full details downlaod the form below.
Ontario Lions Club Frog Jumping Entry Form

Party Princess

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Kids Area

Sponsored by Brian Souder / Modern Woodmen


Laser Force Tag

12:00 pm - 9:30 pm Kids Area

If you like the first player games played on today’s top selling gaming systems, you will love LFCC. No more sitting on the couch. We will put you in the real battle! LFCC is a mobile laser tag business dedicated to giving each customer a real-life gaming experience.  With Laser Force Combat Course, we bring the combat to your own back yard. With our realistic sound effects and real time game play, you will feel like you just enlisted in the military.

--See photos on the gallery page--


Richland Bank's Treasure Hunt

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm located behind the Middle School (Ages 4-12)


Ontario 4th of July Festival Parade Starts

5:00 pm parade starts at Milligan Rd, turns south onto Shelby-Ontario Rd. To see a map of the route click here.
For Parade Information, click here.


Parade Review and Announcements

located at the Front of Stingel Elementary, provided by Jim Henry, MC.


Final Raffle Prizes Selected

9:45 pm located at the Raffle tent on the Midway.




10:05 pm located behind the Middle School, sponsored by: City of Ontario & the 4th of July Festival Committe.

Listen to the Music Simulcast by WVNO Mix 106.1



Entertainment Schedule


6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Ontario High School Band Drum Line Performance

Midway Area / Grounds


on the Mix 106.1/WMFD-TV Main Stage


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Journey Tribute Band, Departure



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