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
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Auglaize County Fair Grounds
6:30pm Hot Air Balloon Rally
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019
Auglaize County Fair Grounds
6:30 am, 6:30pm, 9:30pm Hot Air Balloon Rally Activities
10am – 5pm Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
Armstrong Air and Space Museum
10am – 5pm Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
5pm – 10pm Community Picnic
Sounds of Summer – Beach Boys Tribute Band
Downtown - Auglaize Street from Auglaize County Fairgrounds to Park Street
3:00pm Anniversary Parade
MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019
Neil Armstrong Airport
8am – Noon Aeronca Champion Flights
Armstrong Air and Space Museum
10am – 5pm Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Wapakoneta Waterpark
Noon – 9:15pm 60’s Day at the Waterpark
Downtown
9pm - Midnight Wapakoneta by Moonlight
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019 - Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Launch!
Armstrong Air and Space Museum
9:32am Lift Off Rocket Event – Museum opens at actual time of Apollo 11 launch
9:32am – 5pm Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Launch Day Activities – Model Rocket Workshops and Launches
12:22pm In Orbit Rocket Event – Actual time Apollo 11 left earth’s orbit
St. Paul Church
Time TBD Back to the 60’s Dinner with Armstrong Presenter, Mike Hart
Performing Arts Center at the Wapakoneta High School
7:30-9:30pm Miss Summer Moon Festival Scholarship Pageant
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019
Armstrong Air and Space Museum
10am – 5pm Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Outdoor Programming
5pm - 10pm Escape the Moon – space themed escape room - ticketed event inside galleries
Downtown Street Fair
2 - 4pm Bingo with the Stars in the Eagles Ballroom
4pm - 11pm Food, Beer Garden and Entertainment
5 - 9pm Family Games and Attractions
7pm Big Wheel Race Team Competitions on Park Street
7 - 10pm Main Stage: T102 Country Star Playoffs
8:30 pm Masskrugstemmen Moon Lager Steinholding Contest at the Main Stage
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019
Armstrong Air and Space Museum
10am – 5pm Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Outdoor Programming
5pm – 10pm Escape the Moon – space themed escape room - ticketed event inside galleries
Downtown Street Fair
4 – 11pm Food, Beer Garden and Entertainment
5 – 9pm Moon Market on Willipie Street
5 – 9pm Family Games and Attractions
7pm Bed Races on Perry Street
8:30 pm Masskrugstemmen Moon Lager Steinholding Contest at the Main Stage
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019
Armstrong Air and Space Museum Activities
10am – 5pm Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Astro Theater:  Apollo 11 Mission highlight films
NASA Exhibits
Activities by Imagination Station, Toledo Zoo, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Downtown Street Fair
2 – 11pm Food, Beer Garden and Entertainment
4– 9pm Moon Market on Willipie Street
3-9pm Car Show
6pm Corn Hole Tournament
3-9pm Antique Tractor Show
8:30pm Masskrugstemmen Moon Lager Steinholding Contest at the Main Stage
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019 - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing!
Armstrong Air and Space Museum Activities
8 – 11 am 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
NASA Astronaut appearances, book signings and photo ops – Greg Johnson, Don Thomas, Bob Springer
Activities by Imagination Station, Toledo Zoo, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Commemorative Stamp Cover Cancelation
4:17 pm “The Eagle Has Landed” Event
6:30pm Astronaut Dinner – ticketed event
Downtown Street Fair
8am Fishing Derby at Heritage Park
1pm – 7pm Moon Market on Willipie Street
11am – Midnight Food, Beer Garden and Entertainment
12:30pm Paddle Battle at Heritage Park
6:30pm Weiner Dog Races on Perry Street
8:30 Masskrugstemmen Moon Lager Steinholding Contest at the Main Stage
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
8-11am Bike Tour
Armstrong Air and Space Museum Activities
10am – 5pm Museum Tours
Airstream Trailer Oral Histories
Astro Theater:  Apollo 11 Mission highlight films
NASA Exhibits
Activities by Imagination Station, Toledo Zoo, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1:54pm “Lift Off” Event
7pm Wink at the Moon Concert by Lima Area Concert Band

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