Party of the century

. September 25, 2012.

It’s taken two years to plan a celebration that’s been 200 years in the making — but it’s time for Findlay to celebrate its Bicentennial. You probably know the story — during the War of 1812, Colonel James Findlay built a fort on the Blanchard River that bore his name, and the settlement grew into the bustling community of 40,000 that we love today. Civic events have honored the auspicious date all year long, but the celebration will peak this month — our own Flag City will celebrate its birthday on and around Flag Day. There’s too much going on to list here, but you won’t want to miss the Bicentennial Boogie, with live music and dancing downtown, on Friday, June 8, followed by the Bicentennial Festival at the County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday — with all the food, music and games you and your kids could want. On Wednesday the 13th, see the opening of a time capsule from half a century ago in Riverside Park from 5-8pm. The big day, June 14, will of course feature a parade and fireworks — it’s sure to be a day no one will forget. So learn a bit about the history of your town, and get a start on making some more. The second 200 years are always the most fun!

See for a full list of fun and educational events.