Local Events Calendar
Vietnam Traveling Wall & Field of Crosses
Start date: September 13, 2021
End date: September 19, 2021
See Facebook Event Page for details
The AVTT-TWF Traveling Wall is a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Accompanying the Vietnam Wall this year will be the Field of Crosses, surrounded by flags. There will be 1,000 crosses honoring all US soldiers that have perished while on active duty between 1975 and today.
The wall will be escorted to Sidney by a motorcycle parade on Wednesday evening with wall installation beginning on Thursday. An opening ceremony will be conducted Thursday evening at 6:30.
Guest speakers Col. David Taylor and Kathy Hayes will present on Friday.
On Saturday, the 4th Annual Tawawa Park Cruise-In will begin at Noon followed by a Patriotic Concert by the Sidney Civic Band at 6:30.
On Sunday at 8:00 AM, the 1st Christian Church is hosting a service with Rev. Phil Chilcote officiating. A Closing Ceremony will be held at 3:00 PM.
Please see the Facebook event page for more details or call The Shelby County Historical Society at (937) 498-1653.
4th Annual Tawawa Park Cruise-In
Start date: September 18, 2021
End date: September 18, 2021
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Join in for the 4th Annual Tawawa Park Cruise-In! This year the Cruise-In is being held in conjunction with the Traveling Vietnam Wall Tribute and Field of Crosses being held at Custenborder Field. Golf carts will be available to shuttle visitors between the two parks for your convenience.
No entry fee.
Dash Plaques to the first 100 cars registered.
Goody bags for the first 150 cars registered.
Door prize raffle for registered cars (Must be present to win).
1:00 to 3:00 pm Free Model-T Rides
Plenty of shade available!
Playgrounds for the kids!
Food trucks will be on site.
Gateway Arts Council Presents: Restless Heart
Start date: September 19, 2021
End date: September 19, 2021
For over 30 years, Restless Heart has been dominating the country music scene. This Nashville-based country outfit has been bringing their hit country tunes to stages all over the world for several decades and can be compared to fine wine—it only gets better with age. Restless Heart has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in country music history, thrilling fans with blockbuster songs that are now considered country classics such as “The Bluest Eyes in Texas,” “Wheels,” “That Rock Won’t Roll,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “A Tender Lie” and “Why Does It Have To Be Wrong Or Right?” With six consecutive No. 1 hits under its belt, the group has seen four of its albums certified “gold” by the RIAA, has won dozens of awards from many organizations, including the Academy of Country Music for Top Vocal Group of the Year, and in addition received six Grammy and multiple CMA nominations. Few bands can have as impressive of careers as Restless Heart and continue to perform, but these country musicians can’t be slowed down. No matter where they step on stage, fans go wild, as this country outfit cranks out some of the greatest country hits in music history know, how to put on an awesome show.
The Great Sidney Farmer’s Market
Start date: October 2, 2021
End date: October 9, 2021
8:00 a.m. til Noon
Join us every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to Noon! The market is “the place to be” on Saturday mornings throughout the season. Crafters offer a large variety of homemade items, and farmers bring their freshest produce to tantalize your taste buds. Fresh baked goods and jams and jellies are always a crowd pleaser. Plants and flowers are abundant. Shop early for your best selection.
Lift It Up Music Ministry Presents The Band: Disciple
Start date: October 30, 2021
End date: October 30, 2021
Disciple inspires people thru their testimony and their song lyrics to overcome life’s challenges. Formed in 1992, Disciple has recorded over 10 albums, played thousands of shows worldwide, headlined tours since the late 90’s, has 14 No. 1 singles, sold hundreds of thousands of records, received multiple Dove Awards and nominations, had its music featured by ESPN’s NFL Live, WWE, Fox Sports, as well as in commercials for CBS’ CSI: Miami and Criminal Minds, and more.
The 28th Annual Buckeye Farm Antiques Swap Meet
Start date: November 5, 2021
End date: November 6, 2021
Friday 8 a.m. til Dark | Saturday 8 a.m. til 5 p.m.
Tractor parts and related items, Crafts, and a Flea Market will be featured. Refreshments available.
Come and get the parts you need for your winter restoration project!
Gateway Arts Council Presents: Jefferson Starship
Start date: November 14, 2021
End date: November 14, 2021
Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum selling albums, twenty hit singles, sold out concerts worldwide, and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades. Ciao Med Spa presents today’s Jefferson Starship, who remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jefferson legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music, on and off stage. Times have changed, but the music remains as relevant as ever. Massive hits like” White Rabbit”, “Somebody to Love”,” Volunteers”, and “We Built This City” continue to reverberate in pop culture today.
Downtown Sidney Holiday Lights Grand Illumination
Start date: November 24, 2021
End date: November 24, 2021
Join us for the Grand Illumination of the Holiday Lights in downtown Sidney! Come early and stay late to dine and visit our shops! The lighting will take place at 6:00 p.m. sharp with a short program just before the magic happens. Spectators are asked to gather on the courthouse square to see the lighting. Programming will take place primarily on the East side of the courthouse lawn with lights being visible all around the square. We can’t wait to kick off the holiday season with you!
Winter Wonderland Parade
Start date: December 4, 2021
End date: December 4, 2021
See our downtown all dressed up for the holidays and enjoy and wonderful evening parade, complete with Santa & Mrs. Claus! The reason for the season Lighting ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. with the parade stepping off at 7:30 pm. Spectators, please remain on the sidewalk during the parade for everyone’s safety!
Gateway Arts Council Presents: Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline Tour”
Start date: April 24, 2022
End date: April 24, 2022
Experience the ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute! This show features the #1 Neil Diamond performer in the world, Jay White. Each expression of every Neil Diamond song, sung by Jay White evokes the power and the passion of the American musical icon.
For over 25 years Jay White has performed all over the world, while reflecting the stage persona of this Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legend. Validation came from a Las Vegas Riviera Showroom headliner, sparking national interest and recognition. In 2008 Jay was cast by Director Ron Howard to play Neil Diamond in the Academy Award Nominated film “Frost/Nixon”, and in 2012, was cast as the lead in a musical drama entitled “Beautiful Noise”. Jay has appeared on the “Tonight Show” with Legends in Concert, while Leeza Gibbons of “Entertainment Tonight” wrote: “Jay is uncanny and truly amazing!” White is also honored to have performed for First Lady Nancy Reagan, was a celebrity presenter at the world televised Miss Universe Pageant, received a 2003 “Outstanding Performance Award”, all while rubbing elbows with Hollywood celebrities like Kevin Bacon, William Shatner, and James Spader.