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There's lots to do right here in Bucyrus!

Bucyrus South of the Square Block Rally

Cruisin' with the cops

Join us June 10, 2017 for the first Cruisin' with the COPs Custom & Classic Car Show in Downtown Bucyrus, Ohio. This event is presented by Bucyrus Faternal Order of Police Lodge #68 and sponsored by Ohio Mutual Group & First Federal Community Bank.

Entry fee is only $15 and includes a t-shirt if you register before May 1st. Download our flyer for more information and register today.

Bucyrus South of the Square Block Rally

Bucyrus Ymca Easter Extravaganza

Join us on Saturday April 8th for our free Easter event!

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Bucyrus Trick or Treat graphic with a holloween sceen

Bucyrus YMCA healty Kids Day

Free Healthy Kids Day Event April 29th.

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Bucyrus Kiwanis Fireworks Display

Bucyrus YMCA Self Defense Classes

Learn self defense at the Bucyrus YMCA.

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Bucyrus South of the Square Block Rally


The annual Santa Parade up Sandusky Avenue will begin at approximately 6 p.m. on November 18, 2016. The parade route begins at Bucyrus City Hall and travels north to Clayton’s Cuts parking lot; just south of Avita.

Bucyrus Kiwanis Fireworks Display

Bucyrus candlelight Christmas

See downtown Bucyrus sparkle during Candlelight Christmas on Thursday, December 1 from 5 to 8 pm.

Free Carriage Rides! Brought to you by the Bucyrus area business community. Embark at the former Schines Theatre lot.

Kiwanis Santa House in Picking Park!

Carolers and holiday concessions in support of area charitable organizations.

Presented by the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce and downtown Bucyrus.

Bucyrus Kiwanis Fireworks Display

Visit Santa Claus!

This holiday season be sure to visit Santa Claus at his house located on the east side of Millenium Park. Get Directions


Santa House Hours

About Linda Friend

Linda Friend had a compassionate heart for kids and Bucyrus.
Linda worked for the City of Bucyrus from September 10, 1984 until she passed of cancer on October 20, 2012.  Linda was President of the Local AFSCME 1728, organized the first Halloween Spooktacular, the Bucyrus Aumiller Easter Egg Hunt, the Bucyrus Mardi Gras and was an active member of the Bucyrus Lions Club and Bucyrus Little League.
The Linda Friend Memorial Spooktacular is to honor Linda’s dedication and passion for Bucyrus and the children everywhere.

Sponsored by:

Bucyrus IAFF | Bucyrus AFSCME | Bucyrus FOP/OCC | AEP Energy | 1-888-COMP | Hord Family Farms | Cooper's Mill | Crossroads | WQEL | AAA | A-1 Printing

Avita * Bucyrus Lions Club * Bucyrus Library * Bucyrus YMCA * Champion Foods * Peoples Savings & Loan * Bucyrus Moose Family Fun Center * Guardian Angles * Firelands Federal Credit Union * Bucyrus Rail Car Repair * Subculture * National Lime & Stone * Branstetter Carroll Inc.

When and where is the Spooktacular?

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Rain Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Bucyrus Aumiller Park
500 Aumiller Park Drive, Bucyrus

Sponsored by:

Bucyrus IAFF

Bucyrus AFSCME

Bucyrus FOP/OLC

Rules and Regulations

Cash donations for bike raffle and treat boxes accepted as well.

Refreshments will be served.

Make checks payable to:
Community Event Fund

This is a gift to the community and an event we hope to grow. No political or commercial propaganda. You can have a company banner up at your shelter and have your staff wearing company shirts. You cannot hand out items of advertising or sell anything. You can ask for donations.
This is a great opportunity for business exposure, team building and community involvement.

Featured Attractions!

 Costume contest
 Corn hole tournament
 Smash a cruiser
 Whiffle ball tournament
 Hayride around the park
 Straw maze
Pumpkin decorating contest – paint or markers
 Coloring contest
 Fish for prizes game
 Ring toss
 Sack/three legged race
 Zombie events

Spooktacular 2016

This year nearly Three Thousand People attended the Linda Friend Memorial Spooktacular! There was great food, fun, and plenty of pumpkins for everyone! Thank you to the Spooktacular Sponsors for making this the best year yet.

Bucyrus Trick-or-Treat 2016

The City of Bucyrus will have Trick or Treat on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5 to 7 PM.

For young children, Halloween night is one of the best of the year. But trick-or-treating can be dangerous if kids and parents are’t careful. Take a look at some vital trick-or-treating tips before you accompany your child.

1. Plan a route in advance.
Trick-or-treating could take you several streets away from your house, which can cause sore legs and a bit of frustration. Avoid long paths by mapping out a route before leaving the house. Stick to paths that you and your child are familiar with to avoid getting lost.

2. Wear comfy shoes.
Make sure you and your children are in comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Girls in dresses should avoid heels, and all shoelaces should be double-tied to avoid tripping in the dark.

3. Stay well-lit.
Apply reflective tape to your child’s costume to ensure they are seen by drivers on the road. Also, carry a flashlight with you to keep your child’s path lit at all times.

4. Make sure all costumes are short.
Long costumes that drag on the ground can be dangerous, especially at night. After purchasing your child’s costume, make sure it’s an appropriate length, and hem anything that’s too long to avoid tripping.

5. Avoid masks.
Masks can make it difficult for your child to see or breathe. If possible, skip the mask altogether and use non-toxic make-up to complete the costume instead.

6. Use flexible props.
Try to avoid costumes that have weapons as accessories. But if your child’s costume won’t be complete without a weapon, make sure it is rubber or plastic. Choose a prop that won’t cause injury to your child or their friends.

7. Check your child’s candy.
When sorting through candy at the end of the night, be sure to throw away any candy that is not in its original wrapper, or looks as though it has been opened.

Beautiful classic cars in downtown Bucyrus

Superfly showdown & cruise 2016

What is Superfly Showdown?
The Superfly Showdown is an event where all car minded people join together to show off their work. Unlike the weekly event, this event brings judges from out of state to ensure a fair and unbiased judgment on cars that enter the competition. 

Cars will be judged on interior and exterior cleanliness (is there dust on the dash? Is your windshield full of streaks? How about the openings to your doors and truck?), how well your modifications come together... Are they just slapped on, or did you pay attention to detail, and engine bay. Our judges have an eye for it all and will be going over each car to determine scores. 

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Bucyrus Area YMCA Family Fun Day

Back To School Bash!

Summer is almost over…join us for Family Fun Day, for family fun! We will have games, door prizes, raffles, swimming, corn hole, sack races, obstacle course, ring toss and lots more! Any questions contact the YMCA Welcome Center at 419-562-6218.
When: August 6th
Time: 10am-1pm
Where: Bucyrus Area YMCA
Cost: FREE
Raffle Tickets: 6 for $5 and 1 for $1

First Friday-Downtown Bucyrus

Come out and support you local businesses and spend an evening strolling along the beautiful streets of Bucyrus Ohio. Local vendors will be set up selling merchandise, having activities or just promoting their business. Enjoy some live entertainment at various spots along downtown. Grab a bite to eat at one of the food vendors or support the local restaurants. This is a nice time for the whole family to get out and enjoy some community bonding.

Bucyrus South of the Square Block Rally

South of the Square Block Rally

The South of the Square Block Rally is returning to Bucyrus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this afternoon, June 24, 2016.

The public is invited have a lunch south of Washington Square in exchange for a donation to the Humane Society Serving Crawford County. Lunch is a hot dog or bratwurst sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.

Area downtown business and their staffs will greet the public. There will also be door prizes, games and of course sidewalk sales.

The event is being sponsored by downtown Bucyrus businesses.

Bucyrus Kiwanis Fireworks Display

2016 Bucyrus Kiwanis Fireworks Display

Date: July 3, 2016 at Dusk
Where: Crawford County Fairgrounds
610 Whetstone St.
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
Admission: Free

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Bucyrus South of the Square Block Rally

Red white and Blues at Aumiller Park

A festive day of music, discounted pool, special events, food.
A free day county wide to enjoy free music by 5 bands, free hotdogs and water, Honor Flight, face painting for the kids, and so much more!

Sunday July 3, 2016 2 PM to 7 PM

Bucyrus Aumiller Park

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Bucyrus Kiwanis Fireworks Display


Senior Potlucks

Come in for interaction, worship, friendship, & guest speaker, while enjoying wonderful food. We will meet every 3rd Friday, once every quarter. Every person to bring in your favorite covered dish, while the YMCA provides the main dish. Change it up by making your favorite dish into a healthy dish. Each gathering will have a theme to liven the discussion.
When: August 19th & November 18th
Time: 12:30 PM
Where: Bucyrus Area YMCA (Multi-Purpose Room)
Cost: FREE
Themes: August 19th- Favorite Flicks - Instead of assigning a specific movie to your guests have them bring a dish inspired by their own favorite flick. Wonderful discussion is sure to ensue.
November 18th- Giving Thanks - It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving Day to give thanks and host a party that features all of your holiday favorites. Even if you try a new twist on an old classic, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie can be enjoyed year round.