Plein Air Gatherings, Findlay

102 Days + Nights of Summer: May 2018

Make 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.

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


5/25: New Straitsville became the moonshine capital of the world during Prohibition, and the southeast Ohio city celebrates that spirit each year with live music, two parades and more at the Moonshine Festival. The city even gets a license to brew old-fashioned moonshine to demonstrate the process. May 24–28,

5/26:Get lost among the artisans and craftsmen at Loudonville’s Mohican Arts & Crafts Festival before heading into the nearby Mohican State Park and Mohican-Memorial State Forest for outdoor adventure including canoeing and zip lining.

5/27: Waynesville is well known for its fine antiques shops and malls. But one day each year, the Old Main Street Antique Show brings the treasures outside, with both local merchants and visiting dealers taking part.

5/28: Choosing a flavor will be the toughest decision you have to make at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival. The sweet event returns to the home of Velvet Ice Cream each year with a classic car show and local artisans, plus a variety of family entertainment, activities and contests. May 26–28,

5/29: With a little Disney magic — and three wishes from Genie — the hit Broadway musical “Aladdin” comes to Cincinnati. Discover a whole new world with dazzling sets and costumes, plus a few new songs. But don’t worry, you’ll also hear all your favorites from the animated film. May 29–June 10,

5/30: Hancock Park District invites adults and teens to Findlay’s Litzenberg Memorial Woods during the Art in Park: Plein Air Gathering series. Whether you bring your acrylic paints, ink and paper or another medium, get outdoors and create “en plein air” in the parks.

5/31: A friendly community event that’s been kicking off summer since 1962, Milford Frontier Days celebrates life along the Little Miami River with a parade, live music, food, midway rides and the popular frog-jumping contest. May 31–June 3,