50th Anniversary Celebration

Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon

Ten Days of Celebration: July 12-21

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FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am – 5pm

Museum Tours and Interactive Activities
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories

Auglaize County Fair Grounds

6:30pm

Hot Air Balloon Rally with Tethered Rides

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am - 5pm

Museum Tours and Interactive Activities
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories

5pm - Midnight

Escape the Moon- space themed escape room - ticketed event inside galleries
Escape the Moon

Auglaize County Fairgrounds

6:30pm

Hot Air Balloon Rally with Tethered Rides

8:45pm

Night Glow

Performing Arts Center at the Wapakoneta High School

3pm - 5pm

WBGU Documentary Premiere

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am – 5pm

Museum Tours and Interactive Activities
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories

11:00am

Armstrong Statue Dedication
STEM Inspiration Center Ribbon Cutting to Follow

5pm – 10pm

Community Picnic
Sounds of Summer Beach Boys Tribute Band

Downtown - Auglaize Street from Auglaize County Fairgrounds to Park Street

3:00pm

50th Anniversary Parade

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am – 5pm

Museum Tours and Interactive Activities
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories

Wapakoneta Waterpark

Noon – 9pm

60’s Day at the Waterpark

Downtown

9:00pm - Midnight

Wapakoneta by Moonlight

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019 - Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Launch!

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

9:32am - 5pm

Museum opens at the actual time of Apollo 11 launch
Museum Tours and Launch Day Activities with Model Rocket Workshops & Launches
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories

12:22pm

In Orbit Rocket Event – Actual time Apollo 11 left earth’s orbit

5:00pm -  Midnight

Escape the Moon - spaced theme escape room - ticketed event inside galleries
Escape the Moon Game

St. Paul Church

6pm

Back to the 60’s Dinner with Armstrong Presenter, Mike Hart
Reservations required--419-738-2215

Performing Arts Center at the Wapakoneta High School

7:00 - 9:30pm

Miss Summer Moon Festival Scholarship Pageant

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am – 5pm

Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories

Downtown Street Fair

1 - 3pm

Bingo in the Eagles Ballroom

4 - 11pm

Food, Beer Garden, Two Stages of Entertainment, Family Games and Attractions

4pm

Festival Opening Ceremony

4 pm

Official Beer Tapping

4 pm

Main Stage - One Small Step

5 pm

Neil Armstrong Statue Dedication in the Parkway

5:30pm/6:30pm/8pm

XPogo Stunt Show on Perry Street

7 - 10pm

Main Stage: T102 Country Star Playoffs

8:30pm and 10:30pm

Main Stage- Beer Stein Holding Contest

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am – 5pm

Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories

Downtown Street Fair

4 - 11pm

Food, Beer Garden, Two Stages of Entertainment, and Family Games & Attractions

4pm

Main Stage: Beer Barrel Boys

5 - 9pm

Moon Market on Willipie Street - VIP Night!

6:30 and 9:30pm

Main Stage: Beer Stein Holding Contest

7pm

Bed Races on Perry Street - Featuring NASA Astronauts!
Bed Race Entry Form

7pm

Main Stage: Nashville Crush

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am – 5pm

Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Astro Theater: Apollo 11 Mission highlight films
NASA Exhibits in STEM Inspiration Center
Activities by the Toledo Zoo and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
NASA TV Live Broadcast
NASA Astronaut Appearances and Lunar Rover

Downtown Street Fair

2 - 11pm

Food, Beer Garden, Two Stages of Entertainment,  Family Games & Attractions

3 - 9pm

Car Show

2:30pm

Main Stage: Will Freed Band

4 - 9pm

Moon Market on Willipie Street

4pm

Main Stage: New Outlook

5pm

Main Stage: The Staples

6pm

Corn Hole Tournament
Corn Hole Entry Tournament

7pm

Family Stage on Park Street:  Will Freed Band

7:30pm

World's Largest MoonPie! - Get a taste in the Parkway

8:30pm and 10:30pm

Main Stage: Beer Stein Holding Contest

9pm

Main Stage: Tobi Lee and Mustang Sally

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

8 – 11am

Run to the Moon 5k, 10k and 1 Mile Fun Run with Astronauts!

10am – 5pm

Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Astro Theater: Apollo 11 Mission films and landing highlights
NASA Exhibits in STEM Inspiration Center
NASA Astronaut appearances
Activities by  Imagination Station and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Commemorative Stamp Cover Cancellation

4:17pm

“The Eagle Has Landed” Event

6:30pm

Astronaut Dinner – ticketed event
Astronaut Dinner Reservations

Downtown Street Fair

8am

Fishing Derby at Heritage Park
Fishing Derby Entry Form

8:30am - 1pm

Farmer's Market at the Courthouse

9am - 3pm

RC Fest on Perry Street

11am - Midnight

Food, Beer Garden, Two Stages of Entertainment, Family Games & Attractions

11am - 7pm

Moon Market on Willipie Street

11:30am

Main Stage: Lauren Schroeder

12:30pm

Paddle Battle at Heritage Park
Paddle Battle Entry Form

1pm

Main Stage: Chase Cummings

1pm

Family Stage on Park Street: Minor Blues Band

2:30pm

Family Stage on Park Street: Meet NASA Astronauts!

3pm

Main Stage: Fleetwood 2 the Max

3 - 9pm

Buckeye Antique Tractor Show

4 - 6pm

Family Stage on Park Street: Talent Show

5pm

Main Stage: Haywired

6:30pm

Wiener Dog Races on Perry Street
Wiener Dog Entry Form

6:30 and 8:30pm

Main Stage: Beer Stein Holding Contest

7:30pm

Big Wheel Races
Big Wheel Entry Form

9pm

Main Stage: Another Round

10 - 11pm

One Small Step-One Giant Leap Countdown

10:56pm

Neil Armstrong’s First Step On The Moon Celebration

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019 - Lift Off for Earth!

Wapakoneta YMCA

American Legion

9am

Sand Volleyball Tournament
Volleyball Tournament Entry Form

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am - 5pm

Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Astro Theater: Apollo 11 Mission highlight films
NASA Exhibits in the STEM Imagination Center
Activities by Toledo Zoo and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Outdoor Family Games, Attractions, and Comedian Juggler

1:54pm

“Lift Off” Event

7pm

Wink at the Moon Concert by Lima Area Concert Band

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