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.
- Dayton, Ohio in Dayton, OH
Every summer all eyes are on the sky in Dayton at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. As birthplace of the Wright Brothers, Dayton loves its aviation history. This air show features aerobatics and military demonstrations. If you love planes, this is the show to attend.
In the summer, Columbus hosts the ComFest. Here, guests enjoy a variety of community-based activities from around the state. There are many live music concerts and arts and crafts market place. With six stages and more than a 100 performers, there is a concert for everyone.
Each spring, Jazz lovers flock to Cleveland to enjoy the Tri-C JazzFest. Spread out over two weekend, this festival features many live Jazz acts from local and national bands. In addition to the live music, musicians can enjoy workshops and educational opportunities to hone their skills.
In the summer, country music lovers flock to Belmont for the Jamboree in the Hills. This four day outdoor music event is held in a scenic outdoor amphitheater. Take time out to witness what has become known as the Running of Rednecks, when the doors open and die hard music fans rush in for the best seats.
- Dublin, Ohio in Dublin, OH
For over 20 years every August, Irish lovers flock to the Dublin Irish Festival. Guests will enjoy dancing, arts and crafts vendors, and live music on seven stages. This event will explore Irish heritage and cultural. Children will enjoy their own kid's area. So grab a kilt and an Irish brogue and enjoy this festival.
- Address: work 717 E. 17th Ave. Cleveland, OH 43211 Map It in Columbus, OH
From a petting zoo to a rodeo, the Ohio State Fair in Columbus is the must see event of the late summer. Guests enjoy traditional fair events like carnival rides and midway games. There is live music and a tractor pull. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.