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.
- Downtown Chardon, OH 44024 in Chardon, OH
Each May, Chardon celebrates the production of maple syrup in the Northern Ohio area at the Geauga County Maple Festival. There are two parades, bathtub races, and a photo contest. For kid's there are rides and plenty of free entertainment. There is plenty to eat with an all you can eat pancake breakfast with maple syrup.
- JW Denver Williams Memorial Park Wilmington, OH 45177 in 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.
- Downtown Riverfront Columbus, OH 43215 in 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.
- Downtown streets, Main and Market Streets Logan, OH 43138 in Logan, OH
For one weekend each June, Logan hosts the unique Washboard Music Festival. This festival features the live music style of washboards. In addition to the music, there is an arts and crafts show, Civil War exhibit, a parade, and a car show. They didn't forget the kids with a rides and a puppet show.
- 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.
- 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.