Activities and Events

Festival Schedule

The festival will be held Saturday July 1st. Rain date Sunday, July 2nd.

Miss Ontario Pageant

The pageant is Saturday, June 24, 2017.

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, July 1st.
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 26)
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

Lions Club Frog Jump Contest

When:Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 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

Richland Bank's Treasure Hunt

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm located in the front yard of the Middle School (Ages 4-12)


New Contests for 2017:

Tire Flip

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Behind the Middle School

1 minute to flip a tire as many times as possible. Most flips wins.

3 Classes: 7th-9th Grades, 10th-12th Grades, Adults (male and female winner)


Stone Throw

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Behind the Middle School

2 Minutes to make 3 throws. Best of ot 3 throws used. Longest throw wins.

3 Classes: 7th-9th Grades, 10th-12th Grades. Adults (male and female winner)


Tug of War

6:45 pm - 7:30 pm Behind the Middle School

5 Person Teams, 2 females per team required. Single elimination.

3 Classes: 7th-9th Grades, 10th-12th Grades, Adults.


Hot Legs

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Mix 106/WMFD Stage

Must be 18 or older to enter. Contestants will stand behind a curtain to have their legs judged. Open to both men and women. All contestants need to shave their legs so that the judges do not know the men from the women.


Ontario 4th of July Festival Parade Starts

4:00 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



Eating Contests

Meijer's Watermelon Eating Contest

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Midway Area (Ages 6-12)


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


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bird Sanctuary Show


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Red Oakly Band with the Soul Satyr Horns



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