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

Interactive Educational Activities
Airstream Trailer with Apollo Quarantine Photo Opportunity

11am – 2pm

Exhibit Engagement throughout Galleries

6pm - 7pm

"The Car in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space!" Showing (RSVP)

8pm - 9pm

"Armstrong" Documentary by Tin Goose Films Showing (RSVP)

Auglaize County Fair Grounds

6:30pm

Hot Air Balloon Rally

8:45pm

Hot Air Balloon Rally with "Night Glow"

 

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am - 5pm

Interactive Educational Activities
Airstream Trailer with Apollo Quarantine Photo Opportunity

11am - 2pm

Exhibit Engagement Throughout Galleries

5pm - Midnight

Escape the Moon by Escape Wapak (Presale Tickets Only)

Auglaize County Fairgrounds

6:30pm

Hot Air Balloon Rally with Tethered Rides

8:45pm

Hot Air Balloon Rally with "Night Glow"

Performing Arts Center at the Wapakoneta High School

3pm - 5pm

WBGU Documentary Premiere

 

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

11:00am - 1pm

Statue Dedication & STEM Center Ribbon Cutting (RSVP Required)

12pm - 5pm

Airstream Trailer with Apollo Quarantine Photo Opportunity @ Service Drive Lot

1:30pm - 3pm

Neil Armstrong STEM Inspiration Center Open House

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Community Picnic and Sounds of Summer Concert on the Outdoor Grounds

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

Airstream Trailer with Apollo Quarantine Photo Opportunity @ Service Drive Lot

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

9:15am - 5pm

Launch Day!
Heavy Lift Rockets and Unique New Activity inside Museum
Water and Stomp Rockets on Outdoor Grounds

9:32am

Museum opens at the actual time of Apollo 11 launch
Countdown to the Launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V

10am - 5pm

Airstream Trailer with Quarantine Photo Opportunity @ Service Drive Lot

12:22pm

Countdown to the Moment the Apollo 11 Saturn V left Earth orbit

1:30pm

Mike Mallory Presentation @ Astro Theatre

5:00pm -  Midnight

Escape the Moon by Escape Wapak (Presale Tickets Only)
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 – 12pm

Oral History Collections @ Airstream Trailer

 

11am – 2pm

Exhibit Engagement throughout Galleries

2pm - 4pm

Oral History Collections @ Airstream Trailer

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

5pm

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 – 2pm

Oral History Collections @ Airstream Trailer

11am – 2pm

Exhibit Engagement Throughout Galleries

2pm - 4pm

Oral History Collections @ Airstream Trailer

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

8:30pm and 10:30pm

Main Stage: Beer Stein Holding Contest

 

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

9am – 5pm

NASA Exhibits in STEM Inspiration Center

10am – 5pm

Partners Activities and Displays @ Pavilion
Face painting @ Pavilion
Free Inflatables @ Blue & Purple Zone
"Be Inspired" Activities @ Purple Zone
Mini Golf Course and Cornhole @ Skylancer Island
Airstream Trailer with Quarantine Photo Opportunity @ Service Drive Lot
Lunar Rover Display @ Service Drive Lot
NASA Educational Activities @ Blue Zone

10am – 11am

Toledo Zoo Show and Activities @ Blue Zone

10am – 2pm

Tina Alt Balloon Animals @ Purple Zone

11am – 3pm

Exhibit Engagement Throughout Galleries

12pm - 1pm

Toledo Zoo Show and Activities @ Blue Zone

12pm - 1pm

Michael Good Meet & Greet @ Modern Space Gallery

1pm - 2pm

Mike Mallory Meet & Greet @ Modern Space Gallery

1pm - 3pm

NASA TV Live Broadcast @ Big Stage

3pm - 4pm

Mike Mallory Meet & Greet @ Modern Space Gallery

3pm - 4pm

Don Thomas, Sunita Williams, and Michael Good Meet & Greet @ Blue Zone

4pm - 5pm

Robert Springer Meet & Greet @ Blue Zone

4pm - 5pm

Greg Johnson Meet & Greet @ Modern Space Gallery

4pm - 5pm

Mike Mallory Meet & Greet @ Blue Zone

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

5pm

Family Stage: Special Olympic Raffle Drawing & Cookie Contest Winners Announced

6pm

Corn Hole Tournament
Corn Hole Entry Tournament

6pm

Family Stage on Park Street: Comedy Show

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

7am - 10am

Run to the Moon Check In and Start @ Blue Zone

7am - 12pm

HAM Radio Display @ Blue Zone

9am – 5pm

NASA Exhibits in STEM Inspiration Center

10am - 5pm

Astronaut Runner and Award Presentation @ Blue Zone
Face painting @ Pavilion
Partners Activities and Displays @Pavilion
Free Inflatables @ Blue & Purple Zone
"Be Inspired" Activities @ Purple Zone
Mini Golf Course and Cornhole @ Skylancer Island
Airstream Trailer with Apollo Quarantine Photo Opportunity @ Service Drive Lot
Lunar Rover Display @ Service Drive Lot
NASA Educational Activities @ Blue Zone

11am - 2pm

Tina Alt Balloon Animals @ Purple Zone

11am - 3pm

Exhibit Engagement Throughout Galleries

11am - 5pm

Gyroscope Ride & Cannonball Air Blaster Game @ Purple Zone

1:15pm - 2:45pm

Don Thomas Meet & Greet @ Modern Space Gallery

1:30pm - 4pm

Cover Cancellations @ Blue Zone

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Greg Johnson Meet & Greet @ Blue Zone

2pm - 2:45pm

Michael Good Presentation and Q&A @ Big Stage

3pm - 3:45pm

Greg Johnson Presentation and Q&A @ Big Stage

3pm - 4pm

Imagination Station Science Demo @ Blue Zone

4pm - 4:30pm

Don Thomas Presentation w/ Countdown to "Eagle Has Landed" @ Big Stage

4pm - 5pm

Michael Good Meet & Greet @ Blue Zone

4pm - 5pm

Robert Springer Meet & Greet @ Modern Space Gallery

4pm - 5pm

Greg Johnson Meet & Greet @ Blue Zone

4:30pm - 5pm

Don Thomas Book Signing @ Blue Zone

6pm - 7:45pm

Astronaut Dinner (Presale Tickets Only; SOLD OUT)
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

11am

Family Stage: L&L Dance

11:30am

Main Stage: Lauren Schroeder

11:30am

Family Stage: Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot
Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot

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
Talent Showcase Registration

5pm

Main Stage: Haywired

5pm

Kiddie Tractor Pull on Park Street

6:30pm

Wiener Dog Races on Perry Street
Wiener Dog Entry Form

6:30 and 8:30pm

Main Stage: Beer Stein Holding Contest

7pm

Family StageWalking Boss

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

8 – 11am

American Legion

9am

Sand Volleyball Tournament
Volleyball Tournament Entry Form

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

10am - 5pm

Partners Activities and Exhibits @ Pavilion
Face painting @ Pavilion
NASA Exhibits @ STEM Inspiration Center
Free Inflatables @ Blue & Purple Zone
Mini Golf Course and Cornhole @ Skylancer Island
Airstream Trailer with Apollo Quarantine Photo Opportunity @ Service Drive Lot
Lunar Rover Display @ Service Drive Lot
Mars Society Static Display @ Pavilion
"Be Inspired" Activities @ Blue Zone
Wright Stuff Rocketeer Launches @ Blue Zone
Gyroscope Ride & Cannonball Air Blaster Game @ Blue Zone
NASA Educational Activities @ Blue Zone

11am - 11:45am

Astronaut Spouse Panel (Simone Thomas, Joan Good, and Cari Johnson) @ Big Stage

11am - 2pm

Tina Alt Balloon Animals @ Purple Zone

11am - 3pm

Exhibit Engagement Throughout Galleries

12pm - 12:45pm

Robert Springer Presentation and Q&A @ Blue Zone

12pm - 12:30pm

Rhonda Growler Green Presentation and Book Signing @ Outdoor Store

12:30pm - 3pm

Rhonda Growler Green Read Aloud and Q&A @ Blue Zone

1pm - 1:30pm

Matt Jergins Comedian and Juggler @ Big Stage

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Matt Jergins Comedian and Juggler @ Big Stage

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Mike Mallory Presentation and Q&A @ Big Stage

5:30pm - 7pm

Lima Area Concert Band @ Big Stage

 

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