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Portsmouth Final Fridays: A Celebration of Community, Music, and Culture

A crowd enjoying the music outdoors at Final Fridays summer concert series in Portsmouth Ohio Scioto County

The Boneyfiddle District, known for its rich history and vibrant arts scene, is the perfect backdrop for Final Fridays. The district’s charming streets are filled with historic buildings, local businesses, and art galleries, setting the stage for an evening of entertainment and community connection

Roundup Weedkiller: To spray or not to spray? That is The Question.

A man is shouting "no, no, no!" at a week growing in his grass after debating on using Roundup Weedkiller

The ongoing saga of Roundup is a garden drama full of twists and turns. On one hand, the lure of an immaculate garden is tempting; on the other, the environmental and health implications give me pause. It’s a tale of modern gardening—balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s wellbeing.

Scrumptious Strawberry Brownie Torte

A two layer strawberry brownie torte is sitting on a white cake stand. Layers of brownie, a creamy pudding layer, strawberries then repeated.

Serve this at any summer gathering, and watch it disappear! It’s perfect for picnics, parties, or as a luxurious treat after a barbecue dinner. The combination of moist brownie, creamy vanilla pudding, fluffy whipped topping, and fresh strawberries is irresistible.

Join the Festivities at the Historic Zoar Maifest

Zoar Maefest three images one of the garden square, the lower left is two women in period costumes and the lower right corner is a logo for Maefestf Zoar Historic Village

Entry to this exciting Ohio festival is absolutely free and includes all the activities. Whether you’re a car enthusiast eager to join the German Car Show on Saturday morning or simply looking for a delightful way to spend a day with family and friends, Maifest has something for everyone.

Ohio Hills Folk Festival: Where Tradition, Harmony, and the Arts Are Celebrated

A summer festival of music and dancing under a pavillion at the Ohio Hills Folk Festival

The festival’s roots trace back to a simple fair started in 1871. Though the original fair eventually ended, the spirit of celebration was rekindled in 1904 as “Fall Entertainment” and later as “Homecoming.” Since then, it has been an unbroken tradition, weaving through the generations and becoming a cherished part of the community’s fabric.

Summit County’s Summer Music Scene: A Symphony of Sounds

A black and white image of the band Third-eye-blind Summit County’s Summer Music Scene: A Symphony of Sounds

Cuyahoga Falls shines with its summer extravaganza, Falls Downtown Fridays, where art, music, and food merge in a vibrant celebration. This lively event turns the heart of the city into a bustling hub of festivity. Highlights like the Riverfront Irish Festival, Festa Italiana, and CF Oktoberfest highlight this charming area’s rich cultures and strong communities.

Find Your Best Summer in the Charm of Noble County, Ohio!

A ferris wheel at the Noble County Fair

From the excitement of the Caldwell Fireman’s Festival to the artistic allure of Art on the Square, the agricultural traditions of the Noble County Fair, and the captivating Hillside Winery,  there’s no shortage of experiences to enjoy. 

Savor the Summer Season in Knox County, Ohio


The Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival is the crown jewel of Knox County’s summer events. As the largest festival in the county, it showcases an impressive lineup of musical talent, art exhibits, and culinary delights. This festival celebrates creativity and community spirit, drawing people from all walks of life to revel in the joy of music and arts.

The Coshocton Sunflower Festival: Savor the Sweet Moments of Summer

A wagon full of eager participants in the Sunflower Festival In Coshocton OHio

The festival’s main weekend is an absolute must-visit, with the peak bloom window unveiling a mesmerizing view of the sunflowers in their full splendor. Wagon rides, live music, food trucks, a wine and beer garden, and craft vendors contribute to the festive atmosphere.