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Event Schedule

Pre-Festival Kick-Off Events

Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 16

Display Contest, Various Locations, Business Hours

Sunday, August 2
Carnation 5K Run, Alliance High School
Admission Fee Required

Sunday, August 2
Princess Tea Party, Alliance Country Club, 3 – 5 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Monday, August 3
Movie on the Silver Screen (rain date is 8/4, rain location: Alliance High School - decision will be made by noon), 7 p.m.
Free Admission

Greater Alliance Carnation Festival
August 6 – 16, 2015

Carnation City Historical Tours
Haines House Tours
186 W. Market
Saturday, August 8, 9a-1p
Sunday, August 9 – Friday, August 14, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 1-4 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Mabel Hartzell Home Tours
840 N. Park Ave.
Sunday, August 9 – Friday, August 14, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 1-4 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Conrad Lodge #271 F&A Masonic Tours
144 S. Linden Ave.
Saturday, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, noon-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Castle Tours
Glamorgan Castle
Saturday, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, noon-3 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Alliance Historical Black History Museum
222 S. Arch St.
Tuesday, August 11 – Friday, August 14, 1-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Alliance Cemetery Tours (Meet at the Chapel)

541 W. Vine St.
Sunday, August 9, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday, August 16, 1-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 16
Carnation Babies, Alliance Community Hospital

Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 16
Photo Contest Winners, On Display at the Carnation Mall

Thursday, August 6
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, 4 – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, 4 – 11 p.m.
Musical Entertainment, Carnation Mall, Jimmy and the Soulblazers, 8 – 11 p.m.

Friday, August 7
Carnation Golf Scramble, Tannenhauf Golf Club, 9 a.m., Admission Fee Required
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, Noon – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, Noon – 11 p.m.
Chalking, Carnation Mall, 5 p.m.
Flower Show (Registration and Specimen Drop Off), Carnation Mall, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Musical Entertainment, Carnation Mall, Phil-N-The-Blanks, 8a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, August 8
Community Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., UMU Campus Center

Flower Show, Carnation Mall, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Quilt Demo and Display, Inside Carnation Mall, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Auto Show, Glamorgan Castle, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Chalking, Carnation Mall, Noon
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, Noon – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, 4 p.m.

Book Chat and Hike, Beech Creek Visitor Center, 2-4 p.m.
Musical Entertainment, Carnation Mall, Artist(s) TBA, 4p.m. – 7p.m.

Musical Entertainment, Carnation Mall, MegaBand, 8p.m.-11p.m.
 

Sunday, August 9
Fishing Derby, Kidwell Lake at Silver Park, 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Fire Truck Pump-In and Muster, Glamorgan Castle, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kick-Off Parade, Union to Glamorgan, 1 p.m.
Vintage Baseball Carnation Cup, Glamorgan Castle, 1:30 – 6 p.m.
Used Book Sale (members only), Rodman Public Library, 2 – 5 p.m.
Queen Pageant, Alliance High School, 7 p.m., Admission Fee Required

Monday, August 10
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ice Cream Socials

Pedal Tractor Pull, Alliance High School, 6-8:30pm (registration begins at 5:30)

Tuesday, August 11
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 12
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Buck-A-Bag will be held for members only from 5 – 8 p.m.)
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.

Musical entertainment, Silver Park, Alliance Symphony, 6-9 p.m.
 

Thursday, August 13
Used Book Sale (Buck-a-Bag), Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ice Cream Socials
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.

Musical entertainment, Silver Park, Modern Roots, 6-9 p.m.
Flite Test, Silver Park, 4-6 p.m. (Rain Date: Friday, August 14)
Hot Air Balloons Lift-Off, Silver Park, 6 p.m. (Rain date: Friday, August 14)
 

Friday, August 14
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.
Pet Show, Jaycees Shelter, Silver Park, 6 p.m. (rain date: Saturday, August 15)
Musical Entertainment, Silver Park, LaFlavour, 6p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 15
Visiting Queens’ Breakfast, Alliance Country Club, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Admission Fee Required
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grand Parade, State Street to Union to Broadway, 11 a.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 1 – 10 p.m.
Community Gospel Songfest, Silver Park, 3 – 6 p.m.
Musical Entertainment, Silver Park, John Hampu Band, 6 – 9 p.m.
Fireworks, Silver Park, 9:30 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, August 16)

Sunday, August 16
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, Noon – 5 p.m.

Nature Hikes, Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center, Old Woods History Hike: 2 and 4 p.m., Family/Child friendly hikes: 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Style Show Luncheon, University of Mount Union, 1 p.m.
 

US Coach Bus Schedule
Rib Fest (August 6 – 8), 5 – 11 p.m.
Days in the Park (August 12– 16, 5 – 10 p.m. (August 15: Fireworks, 11 p.m.)

The bus route begins at the parking lot on East Main Street (with the red caboose located directly across from the Alliance Chamber of Commerce). The second stop is at the Alliance High School front parking lot, ending at the final destination (Rib Fest or Days in the Park). The bus route will be completed every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour).

Transportation Loop Bus
There will be loop bus available in and out of the park for senior citizens and anyone needing assistance (handicapped, disabled, etc.), with drop off and pick up at Alliance Middle School and the main Silver Park entrance.

UPDATED: 5/2015