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June 13-15, 2024

Logan Washboard Arts & Music Festival

The downtown streets of Logan Ohio comes alive with the celebration of the washboard as a musical instrument.

June 14-15, 2024

Simply Slavic Festival

Simply Slavic, the festival created specifically to celebrate Youngstown’s Slavic community. The event will include live music, folk dance performances, homemade food, children’s learning areas, educational exhibits, and ethnic vendors.

June 14-15, 2024

Whizzbangers Ball

Experience the extraordinary world of the Whizzbangers Ball, proudly presented by Whizzbang Presents. Not just a music festival, this event is a harmonious convergence of pulsating rhythms and the untamed beauty of West Virginia. https://whizzbangersball.com/

June 13-15, 2024

The Logan Washboard Arts & Music Festival

Every year, on Father’s Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio come alive with the celebration of the washboard, as a musical instrument. Logan is the homeThis unique event celebrates the washboard as a musical instrument and features a spectacular lineup of music, arts and crafts, a car show, and free activities for children. It’s a weekend filled with fun in the heart of Hocking Hills.

Sunday, June 16

The Mark Presents: Best of Times (Styx Tribute) & E5C4P3 (Journey Tribute)

Don’t miss a tribute night to two of the biggest bands from the 70s to present day, Journey and Styx! Tickets are only $15!. Best of Times (Styx Tribute) and E5C4P3 (Journey Tribute) are two of the most authentic tribute bands in the country. Enjoy a throwback evening listening to all the great hits.

Friday, June 21

The Mark Presents: Simply Queen (Queen Tribute)

Join us for a night of all your favorite Queen songs with Simply Queen presented in authentic staging and production. All the great hits: “We Will Rock You”, “Somebody To Love”, “We Are The Champions”, “You’re My Best Friend”, “Fat Bottomed Girls”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Under Pressure”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Killer Queen”, and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody”!

June 22, 2024

Island Wine Festival

Join a dozen of Ohio’s family wineries for a festival of Ohio wines at Put-in-Bay, on the grounds adjacent to the historic Heineman Winery.

June 21-23, 2024,

6th Annual Summer Tube-A-Rama.

One of the highlights to kick off summer is the 6th Annual Summer Tube-A-Rama. It’s perfect for basking in the warm weather, soaking up the sunshine, and creating memorable moments with friends and family. The event runs June 21-23, 2024, and promises days filled with floating fun in the sun.

June 22 & 23, 2024

Art in the Wilds

This juried fine arts show in Evergreen Park in Kane, PA showcases original works of art and food and drink vendors. It offers a variety of activities throughout the town.

June 28 - 29

MPLX G&P presents Sean Carney's Blues For A Cure 2024 Harrison County

MPLX Gathering and Processing presents the Thirteenth Annual Sean Carney’s Blues For A Cure 2024 – Harrison County. A Free Public Concert to be held Friday (6pm start) June 28 and Saturday (4pm start) June 29, 2024, at The Mark Stage at Sally Buffalo Park, 43000 Industrial Park Rd., Cadiz, Ohio. Free Event

Friday & Saturday June 28-29

MPLX G&P presents Sean Carney's Blues For A Cure 2024 Harrison County

MPLX Gathering and Processing presents the Thirteenth Annual Sean Carney’s Blues For A Cure 2024 – Harrison County. A Free Public Concert to be held Friday (6pm start) June 28 and Saturday (4pm start) June 29, 2024

June 29-30, 2024

Hocking House Annual Garden Art Happening

Garden tour and plannt sale, one of a kind sculptures, fine craftspersons showing their wares.

July 2, 2024

The Beach Boys Endless Summer Gold

The Beach Boys will perform at The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre on July 2, 2024 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com and at the Southwoods Health Box Office.

July 4-6, 2024

Heritage Festival and 4th of July Celebration

This event features fun activities for the whole family, including a 4th of July Parade, fireworks, carnival, live music, and more! You will see an explosion of patriotism with decked-out floats. enjoy local crafts, delicious food, and exciting games while dancing the night away to live music at the lively street dance.

July 13, 2024

Second Saturday Art Walk

The arts are alive and well in Portsmouth! Make your way to the Roy Rogers Esplanade in downtown Portsmouth from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th and experience the arts of Portsmouth-Scioto County with live musical performances, interactive art stations, and local art displays–all as you walk around downtown Portsmouth, OH.

July 13, 2024

Squatchfest

July 13, 2024): This family-friendly music festival at the Kane Family Drive-In celebrates Bigfoot enthusiasts. Enjoy live bands, entertainment, a Straub Beer truck, vendors, a Sasquatch calling contest, and a fireworks display.

July 10-13, 2024

The Ohio Hills Folk Festival

The Ohio Hills Folk Festival, in Quaker City, Ohio, is considered the longest-running in Ohio includes games, arts and crafts, bike races, kiddie tractor pull, carnival rides, all kinds of food vendors, a Veterans and Senior Citizen breakfast, flea market,kiddie parade, the famous Philip Carpenter Memorial Mile Long Parade and Queens pagent.

July 12-14, 2024

LilyFest

The event features over 60 fine artists and craftspeople selling a variety of items including garden art, pottery, jewelry, glasswork, sculpture, and leather goods. The venue also boasts three acres of beautifully designed gardens with ponds and sculptures, with OSU Master Gardeners and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists available for questions. There will be live music throughout the festival,

July 19, 2024

The Mark At The Park Presents Badstone

July 12-20, 2024

Ohio Brew Week

The ORIGINAL Ohio Brew Week, featuring a 9-day festival of Ohio brewing & fermenting. Hundreds of beers, select ciders, meads and more!

July 12-20, 2024

The Original Brew Week

9-day festival of Ohio brewing & fermenting Hundreds of beers, select ciders, meads and more!

July 19, 20, 21 2024

Painsville Party in the Park

Ohio’s Largest Free Music Festival- 30+ Acts; food and beverages of all cuisines along with a catered VIP section! Family Fun Zone, beer tent, and over 80 tent vendors! July 19-21, 2024 – Come for the music and enjoy the fun!

Saturday July 27, 2024

Sunflower & Homecoming Festival

Enjoy a day filled with Kid’s Games, Live Entertainment, Craft Vendors, Food Trucks, BINGO, Cake Walk, Baby Royalty & Sunflower Contest, Cornhole Tournament, and More!

July 26-28, 2024

Nelsonville Music Festival

The Nelsonville Music Festival in Southeast Ohio is celebrated for its intimate setting and diverse music lineup, featuring acts from national to local levels. Recognized by Billboard as a well-kept secret of the music festival scene, NMF is dedicated to environmental sustainability, achieving over 92% waste diversion through recycling and composting.

July 27 & 28, 2024

Kinzua Half Marathon and 5K

Experience a running adventure with the stunning backdrop of the Kinzua Bridge State Park and Kinzua Skywalk.

July 26-28, 2024

Streetsboro Family Days

The festival is designed to foster a sense of community, goodwill, and pride in Streetsboro, Ohio. It brings together all the various facets of Streetsboro, its residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, and public entities–to participate in a highly-anticipated annual event filled with fun, fireworks, food, car, truck and bike show, dog show and more

July 28, 2024

The Mark At The Park Mike Albert & The Big "E" Band and Car Cruise In

August 2, 2024

Magic Rocks with Illusionist Leon Etienne

You’ve seen him on America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Fallon, Illusionist Leon Etienne rocks venues around the world with his Magic Rocks Show!

August 2-3, 2024

Bigfoot Festivl

Family friendly festival with music, arts & culture, tours, workshops and featured events.

August 3, 2024

Totally Awesome 80s Weekend

Join the biggest bash of the summer with our Totally Awesome 80’s party. The 80’s was a unique era full of loud colors, extreme fashion, sky high hair and forever defining music. Dance to your favorite 80’s music at The Red Dog River Saloon & Grill. Prizes for best costume, best dancer and classic 80’s trivia.

August 2-3, 2024

Y-Bridge Arts Festival

Throughout the day, festival-goers will have the opportunity to explore downtown Zanesville, peruse the various artists’ displays, and enjoy entertainment from local dance troupes and musicians. Once the sun begins to set over the Muskingum River on Friday and Saturday evenings, local jazz and blues bands Big Fat Dog and The Groove Band will take the stage

August 2-4, 2024

Greater Youngstown Italian Festival

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of Italian-American heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.

July 31-August 4, 2024

Appalachian String Band Festival

A five-day mountaintop gathering of musicians and friends with contests, concerts, workshops, square dances, camping and vendors. Old time Appalachian music is presented to an audience of more than 3000 musicians and string band music lovers of all ages. The festival attracts visitors and participants from all around the world including all 50 states and more than 20 foreign countries.

August 9, 2024

The Extractions

Join us for The Extractions, out of Pittsburgh, for an eclectic range of music from the 60s through present day.

August 10-11, 2024

Hippie Fest

Hippie Fest is the grooviest festival of the year! Featuring one-of-a-kind artists and vendors, local goods, bohemian shopping, live music, cirque performers, hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, sideshow acts, food trucks and more! All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family!!!

August 9-11, 2024

Mount Jewett Swedish Festival

Embrace the town’s Swedish heritage with traditional festivities, events, and small-town pride.

August 16, 2024

Country Artist Britnee Kellogg

Join us for an evening with former American Idol contestant Britnee Kellogg performing her viral hits “The Back Of My Mind” and “Hey Mama”.

August 17, 2024

2024 Brew & BBQ Bash

The event features a wide selection of ice-cold craft beers and mouthwatering BBQ dishes. Craft beer brewers will join local BBQ enthusiasts. They’ll compete in five “Best of” categories to be named ‘BORO BREW & BBQ GRAND CHAMPION.

August 17, 2024

Food Truck Festival with 3 bands!

Join us for our first annual Food Truck Festival with various food trucks, musical entertainment, and more.

August 18, 2024

St. James AME Church Service with Glory Be Gospel Band

Join us for St. James AME Church Service and Choir followed by Glory Be Gospel Band featuring Miss Freddye Stover.

August 24, 2024

An Evening with Donnie Iris and The Cruisers

Don’t miss this FREE concert! An Evening with Donnie Iris and The Cruisers playing your favorites likke “Ah! Leah” and many more…

August 22-25, 2024

1st Annual Sunflower Festival

The Wilds Sonshine Factory in Kane celebrates the sunflower harvest. Enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors, a car/bike show, raffles, and more.

August 31st-September 1st, 2024

64th Annual River Days Festival

River Days in Portsmouth, Ohio, is an iconic event held annually over Labor Day weekend for over six decades. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere filled with an array of activities, from the dazzling pageant and lively parade to the mouthwatering delights of food trucks and the excitement of carnival games and rides while enjoying the rhythm of music throughout.

August 29 - September 1

Oak Leaf Festival

Annual festival held on Main Street in Oak Hill, West Virginia on Labor Day Weekend.

August 31- September 2, 2024

Athens Harvest Festival

Your Tri-State LABOR DAY Destination! Enjoy a HUGE Regional Farmer’s Market, HUGE Professional FIREWORKS Display, National Bluegrass Acts, Local Brews and SO MUCH MORE in Athens, Ohio!

September 9-15, 2024

Hocking County Fair

The Hocking County Fair, in Logan, Ohio, features livestock shows, demolition derby, tractor pulls, and more. Nightly entertainment and kids’ shows are held near the Art Hall, which also houses various exhibits and commercial booths. Bates Bros. Amusements provide midway rides, and Sterling Fundways offers games. A wide variety of food is available throughout the fairgrounds.

September 13-15, 2024

Paw Paw Festival

The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a weekend event celebrating the pawpaw (Asimina triloba), a native American fruit. The festival features food, drinks, presentations, and activities focused on pawpaw cultivation, cooking, and uses, as well as sustainability. Highlights include competitions for the best and biggest pawpaws, a pawpaw cook-off, an art contest, and a pawpaw-eating contest.

September 13-15, 2024

The 26th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is an community celebration focused on the pawpaw, America’s largest native tree fruit. The festival features a weekend packed with activities and presentations on pawpaw cultivation, cooking, and sustainable uses, including its genetics and medicinal benefits. Attendees can enjoy pawpaw-themed foods and beverages, along with special events.

September 21, 2024

Hocking Hills Trail Run

Starting at the Naturalist Cabin in Hocking Hills State Park, the Hocking Hills Trail Run takes participants through the expansive woodlands of the State Park and Hocking State Forest. Runners will navigate across streams, through deep gorges, past sparkling waterfalls, and amidst forests, tackling both uphill and downhill terrain. This trail run is a true test of a runner’s focus and endurance.

September 19-21, 2024

Jack Pine Glass Pumpkin Festival

The event spans three days with multiple parking reservation times to maintain low crowd density, featuring artists, food, live music, pumpkin carving, glass blowing demos, and DIY activities. Jack Pine Studio, located in Hocking Hills, is a renowned hand-blown glass studio and gallery, with Jack’s work showcased in galleries and museums nationwide.

September 21-22, 2024

Greene County Parks and Trails - Cycling Classic

Gather up your cycling friends and join the GCP&T Trail Sentinel team for a 3-day adventure. All rides will start at Fairgrounds Recreation Center in Xenia.

September 20-22, 2024

Cycle Con

EXCITING EXHIBITORS – DEMO RIDES – FOOD – FUN Come experience the nation’s largest gathering of recumbent & specialty cycling brands!

May 18-19, 2024 & September 21-22, 2024

Eldred WWII Living History Reenactment Weekend

Eldred WWII Living History Reenactment Weekend (May 18-19, 2024 & September 21-22, 2024): WWII reenactors bring history to life with their uniforms, gear, and artifacts at the Eldred WWII Museum.

September 27, 2024

Tongue 'N Cheek - Free Concert

Join us for Tongue ‘N Cheek after the home Huskies Football game for a night of great 80s hairband rock!

September 28-29, 2024

Hocking Hills Artists & Craftsmen Annual Fall Show

Visit the Annual Fall Show of the Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Association, with free admission and lunch available. Stop by on your way to or from Hocking Hills, located conveniently on State Route 664 north of the State Park. It’s the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping and support local artisans.

September 28th and September 29th, 2024

John Simon Sorghum Festival,

This beloved community celebration takes place at John Roger Simon’s historic well-preserved 5th-generation French homestead on the banks of Pond Creek, framed by the farm’s 500-plus acres of forested Appalachian hills. The event is free to the public and features the making of sorghum syrup, heritage crafts demonstrations, southern food, and the jamming of musicians playing old-time music.

October 3-5, 2024

Hocking Hills Annual Jeep Run

The 2023 Annual Hocking Hills Jeep Run will take place Thursday, Oct 5th through Saturday, Oct 7th in celebration of the fall spectacular vivid colors in the beautiful scenic wonderland of Hocking Hills, Ohio!The Jeep Run will welcome Jeep enthusiasts and passengers to enjoy a colorful countryside fall ride with fun-filled stops, and an improved 100-acre offroad obstacle course.

October 5, 2024

6th Annual Oktoberfest Party

Oktoberfest & Fest bier: Dancing, music, family friendly, food trucks, vendors, German Beer. Come join in the fun!

Saturday October 5, 2024

The Alonzo Weed Festival

Celebrating Amesville, Ohio’s most famous Mayor Alonzo Weed, who was a hobo passing through town that became the Mayor of Amesville for a brief time in 1903. His short tenure as mayor was colorful and gained national attention.

October 4, 5, 6 2024

The Plains Indian Mound Festival

October 5th and 6th, 2024,

Oktoberfest

The Friends of Portsmouth Oktoberfest weekend extravaganza–where the beer flows, the food delights, and the music never stops! Get ready to immerse yourself in a weekend of frothy fun as we celebrate with over 20 breweries serving up their finest brews, tantalizing food trucks dishing out delicious eats, and live music that’ll have you dancing all night long.

October 12, 2024

Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike

Explore the explosion of color that canvases Hocking Hills on this strenuous hike that spans 6 miles of the Grandma Gateway trail.

October 19, 2024

Albany Fall Festival

February 10-November 30, 2024

Summit Brew Path 2023

The Summit Brew Path takes you to over 20 different local breweries throughout Summit County. Pick up your passport when you begin your adventure. Each location has a specific stamp and when you have completed your passport, mail it in to be invited to the Brew Path Bash. Completing all the stops enters you into a $1,000 prize drawing.

Saturday December 7, 2024

Downtown Logan Christmas Parade

Join us for a themed Christmas Parade! See Santa and cheer on your favorite parade entry! Parade begins at the Fairgrounds, announcements at Worthington Park, ends at Hocking Mall (Tractor Supply) Parade begins at 2:00 p.m.

November 1-December 12, 2024

Hocking HIlls Holiday Treasure Hunt

Enjoy the beauty of Hocking Hills and the magic of holiday cheer while shopping at locally-owned shops in the region! Embark on the Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt while buying that special gift by collecting stamps for any six of the participating shops. Submit your treasure map and stamps and be entered to win prizes including the grand prize: a weekend getaway in Hocking Hills for four people.

Saturday December 14, 2024

Christmas in Ash Cave

Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather while enjoying a lighted stroll back to Ash Cave. Once you arrive at the cave, warm with refreshments by an open fire. Listen to our holiday music, have the kids visit with an old fashioned Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.

Saturdays 10-1 Year Round

Haymaker Farmers' Market

Portage County’s oldest producer’s only farmers’ market offers a wide variety of locally grown and produced item including: prepared foods; fresh fruits; vegetables; herbs; fresh cut flowers; garden starts; perennials; jams and jellies; preserves; grassfed beef, pork, and chicken; pastured eggs and so much more. Open year round