Special Events

Easter Egg Hunt

  • When: Saturday, April 8th, 2023
  • Where: Smiley Park
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Age Groups: 2 & Under, 3 & 4, 5-7 and 8-10

The annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 8, 2023. The Easter Bunny will be hopping in to say “Hello” so parents and grandparents make sure you bring your phone/camera to capture the moment. Eggs will be provided, but children will need their own basket or bag to gather!

Van Wert, Ohio Parks Department

Dog Bone Hunt & Walk

  • When: Saturday, April 16, 2023
  • Where: Rotary Dog Park
  • Time: 11am & 12pm

On April 16, 2022, the Van Wert County Human Society Shelter will be hosting a dog bone hunt & walk at the Rotary Dog Park. The bone hunt will start at 11am with two different areas (large dogs/small dogs), this event is free for all who wish to join. Following the bone hunt is a fundraising walk at noon. The cost for the walk is $30. When you register for the walk you will receive a shirt, donuts & coffee, dog treats, and a photo opportunity. To register for the walk, please purchase a ticket via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogs-donuts-easter-fun-walk-tickets-288072642027 Any questions can be directed to the Van Wert County Humane Society Shelter at: 419-238-5088.

Firework Show

  • When: Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
  • Where: Van Wert High School Parking Lot
  • Time: 10pm

The 4th of July Firework display is provided by the Van Wert County Foundation, The City of Van Wert & Local Donors. We greatly appreciate their support! The location of the show is at Van Wert High School, 10708 St Rt 118 S. (Reminder, We ask that you DO NOT BRING IN ANY fireworks or sparklers onto school grounds for the safety of everyone!)