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 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.
- Name of location Dover, OH
Each May, festival goers make their way to Dover for the Dandelion Festival. This two-day festival celebrates the happy dandelion flower. Children will have the chance to compete in a dandelion picking contest and make their own jelly from the flowers they picked. When it's time to eat, enjoy some dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, and dandelion ice cream.
- Name of location Columbus, OH
At the end of May, take the time to explore exotic Asian culture and heritage at the Asian Festival in Columbus. Guests get to enjoy a vast array of Asian themed activities like Asian kites and a lion dance. There is a variety of Asian food from Chinese to Korean for guests to enjoy. Be sure to check out the dragon boat race at Genoa Park.
- 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 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.