Downtown Tipp City Easter Egg Hunt | April 1
Children can take part in a downtown Tipp City Easter egg hunt and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny from 1-4 p.m. It is free.
Kreature Kite Fly in Covington | April 1
Participants are invited to test their kite flying skills at this fun program that takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 OH-185. There will be a kite building workshop for kids of all ages throughout the course of the event. Awards will be given in a variety of categories. This is an event for the entire family. Judging will take place from 1-2 p.m. It is free. LEARN MORE
Home & Sports Expo in Greenville | March 31-April 2
Along with landscaping, home remodeling, outdoor sports and many other exhibitor, there will be sheriff canine demonstrations, kiddie tractor pulls, a dance performance, kid’s fishing pond and there will be a visit by the Cincinnati Bengals Who Dey Mascot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Food is available all weekend long. The event takes place at the Darke County Fairgrounds from 4-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. LEARN MORE
Cabin Fever Arts Festival in Hillsboro | April 1
A showcase of handmade arts and crafts, this event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southern State Community College Patriot Center, 200 Hobart Dr. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Spring Vendor Show at BMI Event Center in Versailles | April 1
Lots of vendors, plus entertainment, cooking demonstrations and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 791 E. Main St. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
First Friday: Putterin’ Around in Greenville | April 7
Presented by Mainstreet Greenville, 18 select businesses will have putting greens inside or outside of their stores from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Score cards will be handed out and a winner will be selected to win rounds of golf at local golf courses. LEARN MORE
First Friday Scavenger Hunt in Troy | April 7
Participate in a scavenger hunt around downtown Troy from 5:30-8 p.m. LEARN MORE
Extreme Egg Hunt for Adults in Xenia | April 7
Bring a flashlight and find Easter eggs in the dark at Caesar Ford Park, 520 S. Stringtown Rd. and win prizes. The event is for ages 18 and up, is free and takes place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 562-6440.
Miami County Park District’s Eggstravaganza in Troy | April 8
There will be three separate Easter egg hunts at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy on April 8. Each requires pre-registration with time slots at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Register and learn more HERE.
Vandalia Easter Eggstravaganza | April 8
Bring the family to the Vandalia Recreation Center for egg hunts, baby goat petting zoo, arts & crafts, face painting, vendors, games & activities, food trucks, Easter bunny photo area, a golden egg scavenger hunt and more! Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs | April 9
More than 10,000 eggs are hard boiled and hidden around the farm at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. At 2 p.m., ages 4 and under hunt for eggs, followed by ages 5-7 at 2:20 p.m. and ages 8-10 at 2:40 p.m. The event is free and takes place rain or shine. LEARN MORE.
Cincy on Tap | April 9
The Cincy on Tap festival takes at Great American Ball Park and features over 60 breweries, 150 different beers, food trucks, cover bands and much more. Admission includes samplings from participating breweries and a Cincinnati Reds ticket to the Sunday, April 24 game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. Food sold separately. Go to www.cincyontap.com for more info and to purchase tickets.
Spring Open House at Bear’s Mill in Greenville | April 15
Visit Historic Bear’s Mill and see new spring merchandise, enjoy coffee, ice cream and samples and more. Grain grinding demos with the Miller will be at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Located at 6450 Arcanum Bears Mill Rd.
Earth Gathering Festival in Chillicothe | April 15
Earth Gathering is a juried-invitational art festival with an Earth Day theme designed to enlighten, entertain, and inspire the public with Earth-friendly art, music, food, products, and ideas. Applicants must reside within a 100 mile radius of Chillicothe and create hand made art or sell products that are inspired by nature or have a recycled or natural theme. The outdoor festival features approximately 40 vendor and organizational booths along with approximately 7 musical acts throughout the day with healthy food options available including Indigenous Chef from the Cincinnati area. LEARN MORE
Sugar Maple Festival in Bellbrook | April 21-23
Highlights of this festival include a dog show, live bands, a beer and wine garden, food vendors, a parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, children’s activities and more. It takes place from 5-10 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday throughout downtown Bellbrook. See the full schedule of events at sugarmaplefestival.com.
Hug the Earth Festival in Troy | April 22
The Miami County Park District will host its annual Hug the Earth Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 St. Rt. 41, east of Troy. Take the challenge of the High Adventure Rock Climbing Wall, Zip Lines and Tree Climbing. Enjoy Caterpillar Train Rides, an Animal Safari, Rock and Fossil Digs, Farm Animal Encounters, Earthball and Animal Games, plus Fairy and Gnome House Building and Archery and Rocket Shoots. Embark on the Superhero Trail and meet some of your favorite movie superheroes and the animals that inspired their superpowers such as bats, spiders, turtles, fish! Admission is free. LEARN MORE
An Art Affair in Tipp City | April 22
The Tipp City Area Arts Council will host its annual An Art Affair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tipp Center, 855 N. 3rd St. in Tipp City. Come and explore a wide variety of beautiful and diverse artwork created by area artists. There will also be live music and food and drinks available on-site. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus | April 22
The Ohioana Book Festival gives readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. The event welcomes roughly 140 authors and more than 3,000 visitors every year. It takes place at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Outdoor Escape Room in Greenville | April 27
Using nature as the puzzle pieces, along with a creative storyline, utilize a series of skills and riddles to solve each puzzle. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore bird calls, geocaching, tracking, stars, weather, tree/plant id, etc. The event provides team building opportunities and encourages creative solution finding. It will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 St. Rt. 502. LEARN MORE
Spring at the Round Barn in Lancaster | April 28-29 (Ticketed event)
The “vintage and made” markets at the Round Barn are open air and barn markets that showcase talented vendors from across the Midwest. The spring show will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Ave. in Lancaster. There will also be food trucks, live music and more. LEARN MORE
Textile Day at Carriage Hill Farm in Huber Heights | April 29
There were many different types of fibers utilized in the 1880s. The process of producing textiles was both diverse and efficient. Visit the historic farm for a whole day dedicated to historic textiles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch as volunteers and staff demonstrate textile machinery used to create fabric and clothing in the 19th century. Learn about natural dyes. Explore the process for turning raw wool into finished fiber. The event is free and takes place at 7850 E. Shull Rd.
Spring Fling in Xenia | April 29
This outdoor event on Main and Detroit streets in downtown Xenia takes place from noon to 5 p.m. and includes food trucks, an artisan craft show, car show, cottage bakers, a petting zoo, carnival games, kids zone and more. LEARN MORE
Ashville Viking Festival in Ashville | April 29-30
This Viking themed festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Village Park at the corner of Walnut and Station Street E in Ashville—south of Columbus. Admission is a donated food item. LEARN MORE.
Asian Food Festival in Cincinnati | April 29-30
This large food festival takes place at Court Street Plaza in downtown Cincinnati from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. LEARN MORE
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival | May 4-8
Enjoy fun amusement rides, craft vendors, a car show, a motorcycle show, carnival food, the Grand Parade, karaoke and turkey calling contests and top music performers each evening on the Main Stage in downtown McArthur. The festival opens at 5 p.m. on Thursday and noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. LEARN MORE
First Friday Car Show in Troy | May 5
This classic car show takes place around the Square in downtown Troy from 5:30-8 p.m. Admission is free.
Opening Season Weekend w/ Fireworks at Poor Farmer’s Campground in Fletcher | May 5-7
Enjoy karaoke on Friday night and a full day of activities on Saturday leading up to fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The day includes an ice cream breakfast, art projects, BINGO, dinner at the Big Shelter (donation-based), raffle drawings and a concert with Tommy Knox and The Overdrive Band at 7 p.m. Located at 7211 Lostcreek Shelby Rd. Reserve a campsite at poorfarmerrvs.com/campground.
First Friday: Cinco De Mayo in Greenville | May 5
A downtown fiesta taking place at various downtown businesses from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. LEARN MORE
Dandelion May Fest in Dover | May 5-6
Family-friendly fun, food and Dandelion Wine. There will be wine sampling, Dandelion Sangria, cellar tours, arts and crafts and live entertainment scheduled for both days—noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Vendors will be open both days, showcasing their Dandelion products for everything from soap, pottery, handmade jewelry to crafts and more. Dandelion food specialties include dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy and dandelion lasagna. On Saturday, kids can participate in dandelion scavenger hunts, and from 1-5 p.m. there will be cooking demos and tasting in the Tool Shed. Takes place at the Breitenbach Wine Cellars, 5934 Old Rt. 39. LEARN MORE
Spring Fest in Van Wert | May 5-6
The 5th Annual Spring Fest will take place from 4-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St. It includes plant sales, a Craft Market, food vendors, a car show and activities for the whole family. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
A World A’Fair in Xenia | May 5-7
More than 50 countries will be represented through food, culture and performance over three days at the Greene County Expo, 120 Fairgrounds Rd. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission applies. LEARN MORE
The Biggest Week in American Birding in Oak Harbor | May 5-14 (Ticketed event)
Hosted by the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in The Warbler Capital of the World (Oak Harbor), this premier birding event covers conservation, birding workshops, programs, field trips, outings and more. Tickets are $55 or $75 and are available at biggestweekinamericanbirding.com.
Community Wide Garage Sale & Mom Shop Hop in Tipp City | May 6
Along with the Community Wide Garage Sale in Tipp City and Monroe Township on Saturuday, stop by downtown Tipp City between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the annual Mom Shop Hop.
Darke County Food Truck Rally & Craft Show in Greenville | May 6
Enjoy a fun-filled day with food trucks, a craft vendor market, a rodeo, pony rides, petting zoo and more from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Darke County Fairgrounds, 800 Sweitzer St. LEARN MORE
Vintage Ohio South Wine Festival in Springfield | May 6
Wineries from all regions of the state will be pouring wine samples, including Old Mason Winery from West Milton and 11 others from noon to 5 p.m. at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike. Bottles will also be available to purchase to take home. This event offers, relaxing live music, vendors, and more. Tickets are $27 online and $32 at the door. It is $10 for non-drinkers. LEARN MORE
Herb Day in Gahanna | May 6
The Herb Day Celebration takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Creekside Park & Plaza, 117 Mill St. This one-day event features over 3,500 plants for sale tha t are curated by Ohio Herb Center staff, plus artisan vendors and more. Learn more at ohioherbcenter.org.
Cincy Cinco in Cincinnati | May 6-7
Latin American music, food, conga parades and more from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. LEARN MORE
Ohio Civil War Show in Mansfield | May 6-7
This show attracts dealers and collectors from across the country and takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N. Home Rd. in Mansfield. Whether you’re a new collector with a limited budget or an advanced collector seeking the very rarest of items, the show has something for everyone. Along with vendors, there are special presentations and demonstrations, living history and more. Admission is $7 and free for children 12 and under. LEARN MORE.
Hookaville 56 Music Festival in Thornville | May 11-13
Four shows by Ekoostik Hookah, plus Dumpstaphunk, Boombox, Holly Bowling and more, camping and three days of fun at Legend Valley. Tickets start at $129. LEARN MORE
Piqua Taste of the Arts | May 12
Sample food from local restaurants and caterers and enjoy live music, demonstrations and more from 5-9 p.m. Admission is free. Food options include appetizers, small meals and dessert and range in price from $1-$4.
Rolling 50s Car Show in Greenville | May 13
The annual Rolling 50s Car Show will take place on Wagner Ave. in downtown Greenville from 5-8 p.m. There will be a live DJ playing 50s and 60s music and local restaurants and shops will open late. The entry fee is $10 and plaques are limited to the first 75 cars.
Rod’s Project Farm Market and Trade Days in Wilmington | May 13
The Farm Market and Trade Days event takes place at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington and includes entertainment, unique vendors and agriculture/farm related demonstrations. LEARN MORE
Lilac Festival & Street Fair in Defiance | May 13
The streets of downtown Defiance are filled with activities as the community celebrates its official flower and hosts a large Arts and Craft Fair. Features free lilacs to the first 750 attendees, a 5K race, arts and craft vendors, unique food vendors and children’s activities. The event is free and located on Clinton Street. LEARN MORE
Appalachian Festival at Coney Island in Cincinnati | May 13-14
This festival features dancing, food, music, storytelling, vendors, demonstrations and the Mountain Village/Living History Area and takes place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-17. LEARN MORE.
Spring Fest in the Burg in Miamisburg | May 19-21
Local handmade art, live local music, family activities, a parade, food, beer and wine, carnival, live wood carving, a traveling playground and more. The parade is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. See the full schedule at burgspringfest.com.
Domefest in Thornville | May 19-20
Domefest returns to Legend Valley in Thornville for an epic two-night celebration of music, camping and fun. Tickets start at $119. LEARN MORE
Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition in Troy | May 20
Dozens of food trucks gather at the Miami County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
West Liberty’s Annual Fire Sales | May 20
Individuals and businesses set up for this community wide garage sale and sell their goods from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. LEARN MORE
Columbus Taco Fest | May 20-21
Taco Fest 2023 is the ultimate celebration for all things taco and takes place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St. There will be food, drinks and live music on the river. Learn more at columbustacofest.com.
Fleurs de Fete in Dayton | May 21
The Fleurs de Fete is Carillon Historical Park’s original “party in the park.” Guests enjoy more than 400 wine samplings and delicious bites from local restaurants. It takes place from 1-4 p.m. and tickets are required. TICKETS
Port Clinton Walleye Festival | May 25-29
This festival takes place at picturesque Waterworks Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton. An array of free live concerts, Kids Fishing Derby, Grande Parade, educational programs and activities, carnival rides, and more than 130 vendors from around the nation, help make this event one of Ohio’s premier outdoor weekend celebrations. LEARN MORE
Memorial Day at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs | May 25-29
Carnival rides and games, food, ice cream, putt-putt golf and more from 3-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday and Monday at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. Ride tickets are $1.25 each and 20 for $20. LEARN MORE
Dark Star Jubilee in Thornville | May 26-28
Three nights (six sets) of music by the Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead tribute), plus Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Sam Bush, Joan Osborn, The Wailers and more. Purchase tickets and learn more at darkstarjubilee.com.
Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival in Chillicothe | May 26-28
Featured activities at this annual festival in downtown Chillicothe include Native American music and dancing, crafters, exhibitors, a Mountain Man Encampment with working craftsmen and demonstrations, entertainment and much more. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Memorial Day Weekend at Poor Farmer’s Campground in Fletcher | May 26-29
A full weekend of fun for campers, including a golf cart parade and obstacle course, cornhole tournament, chili dinner, blind quarter auction, BINGO, karaoke and a visit to nearby Fletcher for the Memorial Day Parade at1 p.m. on Monday. Located at 7211 Lostcreek Shelby Rd. Reserve a campsite at poorfarmerrvs.com/campground.
Ohio Bike Week in Sandusky | May 26-29
Ten days or “ridin’ and rockin’ in Sandusky. LEARN MORE
Moonshine Festival in New Straitsville | May 26-29
Vendors, food, live music and moonshine in Appalachia in downtown New Straitsville. LEARN MORE
Buckeye Farm Antiques Show in Sidney | May 26-28
This show features Allis Chalmers tractors and engines, plus food and vendors and takes place at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 655 S. Highland Ave. There will be a flea market, car, truck and motorcycle show on Sunday, a petting zoo, kiddie drag races and activities, a tractor parts area, wood sculpture, blacksmith, a tractor pull, live music and more. Admission is $5 and 12 and under are free. LEARN MORE
Mohican Arts & Crafts Festival in Loudonville | May 27
Artisans and craftsmen will be displaying and selling their crafts in beautiful Central Park in downtown Loudonville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit local shops and restaurants or enjoy a Lions Club Chicken BBQ or food vendors in the park. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Reggae Fest Cleveland | May 27-28
Saturday starts with some modern-style reggae influenced music. High energy and lots to dance to. Then on Sunday, move to the roots reggae with classic-style reggae music. There are food trucks, vendors and more. For tickets, visit reggaefestcleveland.com.
Sertoma Ice Cream Festival in Utica | May 27-29
Held one mile south of Utica and nine miles north of Newark on State Route 13, on the grounds of Energy Cooperative and Velvet Ice Cream Co., this event features over 90 artisans from Ohio and other states exhibiting their handcrafted items, pony rides, antique tractors, a car show, motorcycle show and a magic show, among other activities. Lots of contests including ice cream eating, balloon toss, egg toss, (all weekend long) and kiddie tractor pulls on Sunday. There is a general store, ice cream tent, ham and bean tent, bratwurst stand and other delicious foods along with stage entertainment. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. LEARN MORE
Heritage Day with the Dayton Philharmonic at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton | May 28
Held from noon to 7 p.m., Heritage Day at Carillon Historical Park celebrates Dayton’s unparalleled history through special activities, costumed interpreters and more. After a full day of historical demonstrations, miniature train rides and general merriment, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra fills the air with beautiful music. Regular admission applies, which is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; and $10 for children. Located at 1000 Carillon Blvd. LEARN MORE
Taste of Cincinnati | May 28-30
Three days of food from 36 restaurants and 18 food trucks with 300+ menu items and live music on Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Learn more at tasteofcincinnati.com.
Antique Tractor, Engine Show & Flea Market at Poor Farmer’s Campground in Fletcher | June 1-4
The public is welcome at this annual flea market and tractor show at 7211 Lostcreek Shelby Rd. There will be food trucks and tractor pulls throughout the weekend and kiddie tractor pulls at 12:30 p.m. on June 4. Admission is $1. Reserve a campsite or flea market site at www.poorfarmerrvs.com/campground.
Tippecanoe Market Days & Outdoor Concert | June 2
A farmer’s market, outdoor concert, food trucks and other entertainment highlight this event taking place from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Tipp City. Admission is free.
Jackson Center Community Days | June 1-4
Community Days includes the Community Days Car, Bike and Truck Show, a street carnival, live bands all weekend, 50/50 drawings, dodgeball tournament, lots of food, drinks, games, rides, free pony rides, parades and more. LEARN MORE
St. Mary Parish Festival in Piqua | June 2-3
Live music, games of chance, famous dinners and more.
Amazing Downtown Race in Sidney | June 2
Participants (teams of 4) race around the downtown deducing clues and completing challenges for fun prizes from 5:30-8 p.m. The cost is $40 per team. Contact Sidney Alive at (937) 658-6945 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your team.
Troy Strawberry Festival | June 3-4
Strawberry inspired foods and drinks, plus plenty of other grub, live entertainment, vendors and more throughout downtown Troy and on the levee. Admission is free. See the full schedule of events at troystrawberryfest.com.
Ohio Valley Indigenous Music Festival in Springboro | June 3-4
An award-winning indigenous music festival that also includes vendors, workshops, food and family fun. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Patricia Allyn Park, 7266 St. Rt. 48. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Community Dinner at The Exchange in Pleasant Hill | June 4
The Exchange will host a Community Dinner at 210 W. High St. Enjoy food, friends and fellowship. The main dish will be provided; bring a side to share (if you are able). LEARN MORE
Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival | June 8-10
Midway rides, games and food, balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, live music and so much. LEARN MORE
Lost Creek Garden & Antique Show in Troy | June 9-10
Featuring vintage garden accessories, antiques, flowers, herbs, plants, landscape design, artisans and more, the 24th Annual Lost Creek Garden & Antique Show will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1058 Knoop Rd.—2 miles east of Troy off of St. Rt. 41. Admission is $5 and food is available for purchase.
Versailles Poultry Days | June 9-11
Famous chicken dinners, lots of musical entertainment, tons of crafts, tournaments, art shows and much more over three days in Versailles. Admission is free. See the full schedule of events and learn more at versaillespoultrydays.com.
Jeep Cruise-In in Tipp City | June 9
The Downtown Tipp City Partnership will host this Jeep Cruise-In on Main Street on Friday evening. Admission is free and all are welcome.
St. Christopher Summer Festival in Vandalia | June 9-11
The fun gets started at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday with BINGO and gambling, followed by live music by Route 88 at 7 p.m. on Friday and by PULSE at 7 p.m. on Saturday, plus rides, games, crafts, beer tents and more. LEARN MORE
Charm on the Farm in Lebanon | June 9-11
Farmhouse chic, vintage finds, rustic treasures, shabby chic, antique furniture,
repurposed pieces, clothing, jewelry, kids and baby finds and more, plus food trucks from 4-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 4953 Bunnell Hill Rd. Admission applies. LEARN MORE
Columbus Arts Festival | June 9-11
This huge arts festival highlights visual artists, performing artists and food vendors and takes place at downtown Riverfront in Columbus. Learn more at columbusartsfestival.org.
2023 Poetry at the Hayner: A Mosaic of Voices in Troy | June 10
Hear the works of a variety of poets starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St. in Troy. See the full line up and learn more HERE.
Botkins Carousel | June 10-12
Music by Karma’s Pawn and The Reaganomics, amusement rides and games, a kid’s tractor pull, tons of food and more. LEARN MORE
Black Diamond Music & Arts Festival in Athens | June 9-10
This concert at Hocking College will be headlined by Josh Turner and Ashley McBryde, along with many other bands. LEARN MORE
Canal Music Fest – Bon Jovi Tribute – in Tipp City | June 10
Shot Thru The Heart: The Bon Jovi Experience, with special guest Stranger, will perform a free concert at City Park from 5-9 p.m. The event, hosted by the Tipp City Area Arts Council, also includes food and drink vendors, including a beer truck. Taken a listen to the band HERE.
Family Days at Johnston Farm in Piqua | June 10-11
John Johnston’s historic family home will come alive from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with games and activities enjoyed in days past, plus canal boat rides, home tours, a visit to the Historic Indian and Canal Museum and more. A 2,000-year-old Adena Indian Mound can also be visited. Regular site admission applies. Johnston Farm is located at 9845 N. Hardin Rd. LEARN MORE
Yellow Springs Street Fair | June 10
More than 250 vendors, 65 shops and eateries and lots of entertainment highlight this event taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Yellow Springs. Also stop by the Music & Beer Fest from noon to 7 p.m. Free admission. LEARN MORE
Houston Community Classic Festival | June 10-11
A small town festival with music, food, competitions, raffles and more. LEARN MORE
Country Music Festival in Lebanon | June 10-11
Local, regional and national country music recording acts on one stage. LEARN MORE
Family Value Wristband Week at Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs | June 12-18
Take advantage of a special Family Value wristband good for all day for unlimited family fun at Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd. Play Udders & Putters miniature golf, batting cages, driving range, Moovers & Shakers, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, and Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral. Wristbands are $18 (ages 12 & over) $12 (ages 11 & under) and can be purchased at Udders & Putters. LEARN MORE
Third Thursdays in Downtown Piqua | June 15
Enjoy family friendly fun, including music, food, games and special activities from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Piqua. Admission is free.
Logan Washboard Arts & Music Festival | June 15-17
Logan, Ohio, is the home of the last remaining washboard factory in the United States. During the festival, the washboard is featured in some of the music as a percussion instrument. Added attractions are a car show, Olde World Artisans' craft demonstrations, tours of the washboard factory, food, arts & crafts, and kids activities. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Ohio Dreamfest 2023 in Ansonia | June 15-18
Four days of camping, music and arts at 6129 Reed Rd. See the full lineup of music and learn more at dreamfestohio.com.
Holy Angels Parish Picnic and Family Festival in Sidney | June 16-17
Gambling, beer and wine gardens, burgers and brats, turtle soup, chicken and rib dinners, miniature train rides, a kid’s tent, live music and more. Learn more at holyangelsparishpicnic.org.
Sculptures on the Square Opening Ceremony in Troy | June 16
The theme of this year’s Sculptures on the Square in downtown Troy is “Wind and Water.” Numerous sculptures with this theme will be scattered throughout the downtown this summer. An opening celebration will be held from 5-8 p.m. on June 16 at the Troy Rec. LEARN MORE
Freedom Truck Meet in Van Wert | June 16-18
Show and shine, dirt drags, monster truck rides, burnout contest, Dyno, cruise route, DJ, on-site camping, kiddie pedal pull & power wheels racing, food vendors, meet & greets and more at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Learn more about this event at colemotorstruckmeet.com.
Vintage in the Village in Tipp City | June 17
The streets of historic downtown Tipp City will be lined with vintage and antique dealers, artists and food trucks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local shops and restaurants add to the fun. Admission is free.
Celtic Fest in Waynesville | June 17
Eat, drink and rock Celtic-style from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Renaissance Park, 10542 E. St. Rt. 73. Tickets are required. LEARN MORE
Foodie Palooza in Dayton | June 17-18
Details are still being planned for this event at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. LEARN MORE
Black Heritage Festival in Urbana | June 17
A festival to heal, celebrate and acknowledge Black history in Ohio and to enjoy music, a car show and much more. LEARN MORE
Rock ‘N Roll Car Show in Piqua | June 17
Cars and trucks of all makes, models and years will line the streets of downtown Piqua from noon to 5 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 registered cars. Admission is free. Stick around for the Rock Piqua Food Truck and Music Fest.
Rock Piqua! Food Truck & Music Fest | June 17
A full day of live music, food trucks, drinks and more will take place in downtown Piqua from 3-10:30 p.m. See the full schedule at piquaartscouncil.org/rock-piqua.
Rolling 50s Classic Father’s Day Spectacular Car Show in Greenville | June 18
Featuring a classic car show and swap meet with a live DJ and drive-thru judging, this event will take place on Father’s Day at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Registration is $10 and takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $2.
London Strawberry Festival | June 22-24
Famous strawberry ice cream and other strawberry themed food, plus contests, a car and motorcycle show, live music, strawberry wine, amusement rides, parades and more. LEARN MORE
Newton Market Place in Pleasant Hill | June 23
A farmer’s market, vendors, food trucks, entertainment and more from 5-8 p.m. in the Newton School lot.
Maria Stein Country Fest | June 23-25
Tractor square dancing, a craft show, power-packed entertainment, great food and drink, tractor pulls, BINGO, cornhole and much more in Maria Stein. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration | June 23-24
Start the fireworks and fun early at this small town festival that includes a car show, car cruise-in, live music, inflatables for kids, a golf cart parade, cornhole tournaments, a beer tent, chicken dinners and more. Plan your visit at nkjuly4.com.
Summer Solstice Celebration in Peebles | June 23-25
This event takes place next to Serpent Mound at the Soaring Eagle Retreat from 3-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are numerous speakers and activities, with topics covering archeoastronomy, forgotten history, canoe trips and more. LEARN MORE
Cy Young Days Festival in Newcomerstown | June 23-25
The highlight of this festival is a hometown parade with a Cy Young Award-winning pitcher as the grand marshal. There’s also a car show, vintage baseball games, live music, cornhole tournaments, a midway with rides and games and much more. LEARN MORE
Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks in West Liberty | June 24
Come to Lions Club Ballpark at dusk to watch some of the first 4th of July fireworks of the season. It is a free event and takes place at 576 Twp. Rd. 174. There will also be softball and baseball tournaments throughout the day. LEARN MORE
Tawawa Park 75th Anniversary Cruise In in Sidney | June 24
This popular cruise in will take place from 1-5 p.m. at Tawawa park, 12 Tawawa Dr. It is free. LEARN MORE
Bash at the Bish in Greenville | June 24
Details are still being planned for this event that will celebrate outdoor adventures, presented by Darke County Parks from noon to 7 p.m. at the Bish Discovery Center, 404 N. Ohio St.
Art on the Beach at Indian Lake State Park | June 24
Dozens of regional artists will line the shores of Indian Lake during this annual art show. Along with art, there are food vendors and live music. Admission is free. LEARN MORE
Carillon Park Rail Festival in Dayton | June 24-25
Carillon Historical Park’s Rail Festival is a two-day family fun event featuring free miniature train rides, live steam engines, model train displays, historical displays, train merchandise, rail vendors, and much more. The park is home to B&O #1, John Quincy Adams (the oldest existing American-built locomotive), a Barney & Smith wooden parlor car, an Interurban, a train station, and more. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1000 Carillon Blvd. Regular admission applies, which is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for children. LEARN MORE
Antique Show in Loudonville | June 30-July 1
Buy, trade and sell antiques and collectibles at Central Park in downtown Loudonville from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free. LEARN MORE