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.
- Robbins Crossing at Hocking College 3301 Hocking Pkwy Nelsonville, OH 45764 in 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.