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.
- Columbus, Ohio in Columbus, OH.
Each July, Columbus celebrates American independence with the Red, White and Boom. Guests enjoy a day of fun before a breathtaking fireworks display coordinated to music played by a local radio station.
- Downtown Centerville N Main St Centerville, OH 45459 in Centerville, OH.
Celebrate July 4th in Centerville at the Americana Festival. Guests enjoy everything American from the food to the fireworks. After enjoying the parades take some time to stroll through the street fair and the antique car show.
- Scioto Gardens 3351 SR 37 W Delaware, OH 43015 in Delaware, OH.
For one day each summer, those with a green thumb or want to appreciate the art of gardening, visit the Gardening and Arts Festival in Delaware. With tree sculptures, gardening workshops, and gorgeous plants, there are many things to see and do. There is a juried art show, featuring many mediums.
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.
- Akron, OH, U.S.A. in Akron, OH.
Every summer, kids get to enjoy a day of old fashioned racing in Akron at the All-American Soap Box Derby. Over 300 racers bring their homemade derby racers to race along the 954-foot track. This is an exciting day for the whole family. Come out and cheer for a favorite racing team.
- Address: work 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, OH 43215 Map It in Columbus, OH.
For three days each summer, food lovers and Jazz lovers go to Columbus for the Jazz and Rib Fest. After eating your fill of ribs, you can vote for the best of the bunch. There is live music all day long with many Jazz performers taking the stage.