Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival, Marietta

102 Days + Nights of Summer 2018

Whether you want to hit the water or hang out with animals, dig in at a festival or tackle the trail, here’s your guide to making the most of summer in the Buckeye State.

Whether you’re looking for small-town festivals or big-city events, great live music or outdoor fun, we have plenty of ideas to fill your calendar this summer. Select a month below and check out our suggestions for each day. If you’re looking for more Ohio happenings, visit our searchable event calendar at ohiomagazine.com/events.

Art in Park: Plein Air Gathering
MAYMake a wish as “Aladdin” takes the stage, sample a swig of Appalachian heritage at the Moonshine Festival, and paint outside at Findlay’s Art in Park: Plein Air Festival. Read

Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival
JUNECheck out Jack White at Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival, celebrate the opening of John Glenn Astronomy Park and head back to the beach for Edgewater Live. Read

Taste of Akron
JULYGet some local flavor at the Taste of Akron, hang out at the Toledo Museum of Art’s annual block party, and explore the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum. Read

Verandah Concert at Rutherford B. Hayes Home
AUGUSTEnjoy a Verandah Concert at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, take on Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point and witness the Battle of Ohio. Read

Demolition Derby at the Fulton County Fair
SEPTEMBER: Check out the Demolition Derby at the Fulton County Fair, and celebrate Hale Farm & Village’s 60th anniversary. Read