Historic Downtown Hartville is located at the intersection of E. Maple St. and S. Prospect Ave (State Routes 619 & 43) on the east side of town. With roots as a crossroads for travelers the area has long been a place where people gather. Today’s downtown features a walkable neighborhood of small shops and places to grab a snack alongside historic landmarks. View walking map
2017 Historic Downtown Hartville Events:
- April 8th & 22nd: It’s Puzzling
- June 4th: Cruise in the `Ville
- July 15th: Get Out & Play
- August 26th: DIY in the `Ville
- September 15th: Downtown Date Night
- October 28th: Trick or Treat in the `Ville
- November 24th & 25th: Black Friday & Small Business Saturday
- December 3rd: An Evening in the Village
Downtown Date Night
Friday, September 15th 6-10pm
Date Night made easy! Spend a cozy evening in Historic Downtown Hartville with live music, after-hours shopping, and an alfresco dinner from 6-8pm followed by an outdoor showing of the movie “50 First Dates”. Dinner reservations are not required to participate in shopping, music, and movie! Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Enjoy live music by saxophonist Logan Martin and after-hours shopping from 6-8pm. Once night falls (approx 8pm) couples will enjoy an OUTDOOR MOVIE projected onto one of our historic buildings. “50 First Dates” runs about an hour and a half. Remember to bring chairs and a snuggle blanket for movie viewing.
Movie will be shown at no charge and dinner is optional. In case of inclement weather dinners will be packaged “to-go”.
Downtown Date Night is hosted by the Historic Downtown Hartville volunteer group of shopkeepers, local government, non-profits, and residents and sponsored by Spitzer Ford Hartville and Lake Community Federal Credit Union.
DINNER for TWO $27 per couple – SOLD OUT
Dine at bistro tables in the square and Chocolate Street will turn into a quaint restaurant!
Pasta for Two by Eatz & Treatz features regular or gluten free pasta with choice of sauces including caprese chicken, roasted veggie, alfredo, and meat sauce along with a salad, bread, house made desserts, and a mocktail.
DIY in the ‘Ville
August 26th 11am-3pm
Spend the day in Historic Downtown Hartville with your favorite shops as they share some of their skills by offering make & takes, demos, short classes, and activities geared towards adults and teens. Many thanks to participating shops for putting together cool DIYs and to Modern Vintage for coordinating a fun day downtown!
4th Annual Get Out & Play
July 15th 10am-2pm
Historic Downtown Hartville turned into a giant playspace! Congratulations to Youth Music Showcase winners Caroline Pastore, Lauren Meadows, and Tessa Smith-Kintz!
Get Out & Play is sponsored by Best Bib and Tucker, Snags & Wags Barkery, The Piano Studio, and Hartville Barber Shop with support from RiverTree Lake, The Village of Hartville, Lake Township Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Hartville Merchants.
Cruise in the ‘Ville
June 4th 11am-3:30pm
Thirty nine cars come to historic Hartville for a Sunday cruise-in to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of HWC Automotive. Lunch was served by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Hartville Lions Club’s FAMOUS Chicken BBQ. Visitors enjoyed downtown shopping, music by An Affordable DJ, and meeting former Cleveland Browns Linebacker Ed Bettridge. See the winners here!
Made possible with support from O’Reilly Auto Parts, HWC Automotive, Village of Hartville, Lake Township Chamber of Commerce, and the Historic Downtown Hartville Merchants.
Puzzles Solved in Downtown Hartville
Nearly 100 players participated in the first outdoor puzzle hunt in Historic Downtown Hartville this spring. During “It’s Puzzling” teams solved challenges including an egg hunt, code breaking, I Spy, and a “Clue” game. The top time overall goes to Team Aged & Confused who finished in 36 minutes followed by Team ‘Cmon (39 minutes) and Team In It to Win It (49 minutes). 100% of proceeds will be used for events and improvement projects in the historic district.
The hunt continues! Private groups of 30 or more may schedule a time to play this year’s puzzle hunt by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Made possible with support from Visit Canton, Lake Community Federal Credit Union, Lake Township Chamber of Commerce, Village of Hartville, Best Bib and Tucker, Pizza BOGO, Hartville Chocolate Factory, Peace Love & Little Donuts, and Historic Downtown Hartville Merchants.