Downtown Tiffin's Barking Lot Party Returns to 3rd Thursday

April 25, 2023

The Downtown Tiffin community is excited to announce the return of the popular Barking Lot Party on May 18, 2023. The event will take place from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the parking lots behind the Laird Building, Croghan Colonial Bank, and City Lot 7.  The 3rd Thursday event will feature live music, local food vendors, and activities for the entire family, including pet friendly specials and giveaways from multiple local businesses.

"Our Third Thursdays are always popular events.  On the next one, we welcome our furry friends to Downtown Tiffin," said Mayor Dawn Iannontuono.

City Lot #7 will host food trucks, community vendors and No Eileen DJ, Paul Grover.  The lot will be closed off from parking, although all other city lots will be open for public parking.  The event is free and open to all ages.  Disclaimer: If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs, children or strangers, please do not bring them to the event. All dogs must be kept on a leash.

The 3rd Thursday series will continue throughout the summer, with events taking place each month.

3rd Thursdays are sponsored by UIS Insurance & Investments, Reineke Family Dealerships and Destination Seneca County. 

For more information about the Barking Lot Party and the 3rd Thursday series, visit or on Facebook here.  Event chaired by Tyler Shuff. 

The remaining Third Thursday Series will consist of:

Fête de la Musique | June 15 - Originated in France, Fête de la Musique (also known as "Music Day") is a celebration of music where people take to the streets to perform live music. Community members and their families are encouraged to walk around Downtown Tiffin and enjoy the music while shopping and supporting our local retailers and eateries from 5 to 7 pm.

At 7 pm everyone is invited to the East Green Amphitheatre to enjoy more live music. The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will be hosting a ‘make your own instrument’ workshop from 2 – 4 pm and the Tiffin Community Foundation will offer an opportunity for children to participate in making music in Cherry Alley as part of the activities for the evening.

Christmas in July | July 20 - Enjoy the sites, sounds, and smells of the holiday season in downtown Tiffin while enjoying the summer weather with our Christmas in July Third Thursday event. City Lot #7 will feature live music from Paul Grover, "No Eileen", and Santa's Heroic Helpers! You'll have the chance to check out a police vehicle, fire engine, and more! It is also rumored that Buddy the Elf may be making an appearance.

Taste of Downtown Tiffin | August 18 - Enjoy specialty food items from local restaurants where tickets will be sold for $1 each. Also be sure to stay for the Thursday Night Tunes concert at the Frost-Kalnow Amphitheater.

Seneca County Young professionals' Downtown Tiffin Pizza Party | September 21 - Bring the whole family to enjoy a taste of Tiffin and Seneca County! The event will take place throughout Downtown Tiffin. Attendees can purchase $2 tickets that can be redeemed for a pizza from any vendor. Half of each ticket sold will go toward charity. 

Halloween Trick-or-Treat | October 20 - Bring the kids for the annual downtown trick-or-treat from 4 to 6 pm. Then grab your friends for an early Halloween fun night out. Shop, grab a drink… and maybe dinner and dessert too!

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