Things to Do in Ohio This Week

Enjoy a Civil War show in Mansfield, explore science with the whole family in Columbus and listen to jazz music in Cincinnati.

Step Back in Time in Mansfield: The Annual Ohio Civil War and WWI & II Show returns to the Richland County Fairgrounds on May 4 and 5. Enjoy live period music, cannon demonstrations and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address.

Explore Science in Columbus: Visit COSI May 1 through 4 for the COSI Science Festival. The largest STEAM event in Ohio returns with three days of community gatherings ending with the Big Science Celebration on Saturday.

Enjoy a Day at the Racetrack in Lima: Head to the racetrack for the start of this season’s Limaland Motorsport Park Races. Beginning May 3, “Ohio’s quarter mile of thunder” is back in action for Friday-night races.

Enjoy an Evening of Symphonic Music in Columbus: Grab a seat at the Ohio Theatre on May 3 and 4 for Columbus Symphony: The Return of Natasha Paremski. The concert pianist will perform Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.”

Listen to Jazz Music in Cincinnati: Listen to a live performance from the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra on May 5 during CCJO Jazz@First: Conrad Herwig Latin Jazz Septet. Trombonist Conrad Herwig joins the orchestra to play Latin-inspired jazz hits.

Spend a Day with the Family in Cleveland: Visit Cleveland attractions like the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during Walk, Rock, Roll and Run. On May 4, enjoy family-centered entertainment and 1- and 3-mile walks as well as a 5K run.

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