May 2019

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Travel

102 Days & Nights of Summer 2019

We’re here to help you make the most of the season. Whether you want to hit the water, dig in at a festival or check out great live music, your summer plans start here.

102 Days & Nights of Summer: Aug. 2019

Do some time at The Shawshank Redemption 25th Anniversary, honor the greats of football in Canton, and get adventurous at Marietta’s Rivers, Trails & Ales Festival. 

102 Days & Nights of Summer: July 2019

Visit Columbus for Red, White & Boom, make new finds at Fossil Park in Sylvania, and celebrate Ohioan and astronaut Neil Armstrong in Wapakoneta.

102 Days & Nights of Summer: June 2019

Check out Death Cab for Cutie and many more at the Nelsonville Music Festival , explore the imagination of Jim Henson at COSI and celebrate the recovery of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.

102 Days & Nights of Summer: May 2019

Enjoy a scoop at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival, make a splash at the Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival, and ride along the Lake Erie shore during Ohio Bike Week. 

102 Days & Nights of Summer: Sept. 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra performs John Williams' iconic score to “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” at Blossom Music Center, and the Milan Melon Festival offers a sweet end to summer.

5 Michigan State Park Getaways

The Michigan State Park Commission celebrates its centennial in 2019. Here are five natural spots to make part of your summer travel plans.

Cuyahoga50 in Cleveland

Half a century after the city of Cleveland’s now-famous river fire made national news, this organization celebrates the environmentally minded thinking the blaze ignited. 

Flowers, Food & Fun in Butler County

These seven stops and experiences in Butler County provide a great jumping-off point for a summer road trip to southwest Ohio.

Night & Day in the Hocking Hills

Whether you’re looking for trails to tackle during the day or a place to take in the night sky once the stars come out, here is where to find both in the Hocking Hills.

'No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man' in Cincinnati

A Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition features unusual and interactive works tied to the annual Burning Man gathering.

Summer Fun in Columbus

As the weather heats up, explore our capital city, including these five stops for creating, learning and playing.

Summer Moon Festival in Wapakoneta

The town's annual event goes big to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the legacy of Ohioan Neil Armstrong.

Food + Drink

What’s in Season

Look for strawberries, spinach, snow peas and squash at your farmers market as spring turns to summer.

3 Recipes to Spice Up Your Summer

We asked three Ohio chefs to share recipes that get adventurous with seasonings.

Arts

‘Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids: Mythic Creatures’

COSI’s new American Museum of Natural History exhibition delves into how legendary creatures have their roots in the real world.

Author David McCullough on ‘The Pioneers’

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian’s new book examines the lives of those who settled Marietta, the United States’ first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory.

Ohio Life

3 Questions: Jerry Hollendorfer

We talked with the Ohio native and National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee about the Kentucky Derby, hard work and what it takes to win.

Early Television Museum, Hilliard

Vintage televisions and memorabilia such as this statue of RCA’s Nipper mascot are part of the fun in Hilliard.

Living Images

Jessica Phelps captures daily life for the 13,000-circulation ‘Newark Advocate.’ She was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in a prestigious Missouri School of Journalism competition. 

Powering Up

Free Comic Book Day returns the first weekend in May. It doesn’t matter if you’re a longtime fan or a newbie collector, these two Ohio shops will help you celebrate.

The Ohio Art Corridor

David Griesmyer's creative idea brings beauty to southern Ohio with a trail of public art installations.