Despite Ohio's small size, the state's diverse cities and towns are filled with music festivals, cultural attractions, zoos and fun activities for the whole family. Ohio is the perfect melting pot of small-town charm and dynamic urban centers, allowing visitors and residents alike to find the perfect environment to suit their tastes. Those who prefer an outdoor setting will also find plenty of opportunities in Ohio's natural landscapes, from gently rolling hills to fascinating cave systems.
- Name of location Cincinnati, OH
Each may, guests bring an empty stomach to the Taste of Cincinnati event in downtown Cincinnati. They enjoy small portions of local treats from more than 40 local restaurants. After eating their fill, guests can check out one of the many live music concerts.
- Name of location Nelsonville, OH
For three days in the early spring, Nelsonville hosts the Nelsonville Music Festival. Here, visitors enjoy great live music and a variety of booths set up by local artists, selling a variety of arts and crafts. For the youngest members of the family, there is a mural they can help paint or take part in a costume parade after they have created the costume they want to wear.
- Name of location Cleveland, OH
For more than 40 years every spring, Cleveland hosts the Hessler Street Fair. From arts and crafts vendors to street performers, this festival has something for everyone. After strolling through the vendor booths, take some time out for a bite to eat from one of the awesome food stalls.
- Name of location Wilmington, OH
What better way to celebrate summer than at the Wilmington Banana Split Festival in Wilmington. This festival has something for everyone with rides and games. There is a banana split eating contest and a booth where guests can create their own version of this famous ice cream dish.
- Name of location Columbus, OH
Every summer, artists and guests alike descend on Columbus for the Columbus Arts Festival. Here, visitors find the art of over 200 artists on display. Local restaurants sell gourmet delights. There is plenty of live music and kid's activities. This festival has it all: live music, arts and crafts, gourmet cuisine, and hands-on activities.
- Name of location Martinsville, OH
Each year over the summer solstice, Martinsville hosts the Martinsville Solstice Lavender Festival. At Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm, people enjoy everything to do with this lovely flower. There is food made from lavender, and the opportunity to pick your own. Don't forget to pick up a gift from one of the many vendors.