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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. 


5/25: Choosing a Get the scoop (or make it a double) at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival. Velvet Ice Cream serves up dozens of flavors, plus family fun, contests for kids, pony rides, a classic car show, entertainment and more than 90 local artisans. May 25–27,

5/26: Cedar Point swoops into summer with all the thrills and roller coasters you love, including last year’s new hit, Steel Vengeance. This summer’s newest attraction is Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island, an immersive story offering challenges and games that families take part in together.
5/27: The Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival makes a splash with live concerts, a parade, the Walleye 5K Run & Walk, carnival rides and a kids fishing derby. May 23–27,

5/28: Stitched together with a kaleidoscope of patterns and colors, the biennial Quilt National ’19 returns to the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. See 84 contemporary quilts and meet various artists during workshops throughout the summer. May 24–Sept. 2,
5/29: Race and ride your way along the Lake Erie shore at Sandusky’s Ohio Bike Week, the largest motorcycle rally in the Midwest. Whether you’re on two wheels or two feet, you’ll want to rock out during concerts, bike shows and the block party. May 24–June 2,

Ballerinas dancing on pink background
5/30: Let BalletMet sweep you off your feet in Columbus. “By Liang: A Collection of Three Short Ballets” features three distinct works choreographed by artistic director Edwaard Liang, including “Wunderland,” the first piece he ever taught BalletMet dancers. May 24–June 2,

5/31: The volume is all the way up as Bunbury Music Festival takes over Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove with four stages of music. This year’s lineup includes Fall Out Boy, Greta Van Fleet, Girl Talk, Dashboard Confessional and more ranging from alternative rockers to acoustic artists. May 31–June 2,