Start marking your calendars now for the local holiday events happening in our communities. 

From arts festivals and outdoor concerts to county fairs and car shows, you’ll find plenty of ways to create memories with your family and friends at more than 2,000 events in Ohio each year.

Are you a die-hard sports fan? We’ve got a steady stream of Ohio sporting events including games from pro sports teams like the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds, and the Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus Crew — not to mention great annual events like the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton and the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin.

Have a taste for great food and drink? There are tons of amazing things to do for foodies as well. We’ve got amazing Restaurant Week events, showcasing world-class chefs and restaurants from all over the state, as well as hundreds of Ohio wineries and Ohio breweries which regularly host tastings, tours, festivals and live music events.

Want to explore the outdoors? Our Ohio state parks will keep you busy year-round with great trail hikes, boating and kayaking events and more family fun than you can shake a stick at — literally. We’ve also got well-known bike rides and more triathlons, marathons, half-marathons, 5Ks and other races than we can count.

No matter your interest, there’s a festival or event in Ohio that will excite and delight you and your family. Plan your next getaway around one of the many great Ohio festivals, and enjoy the excitement of events that celebrate all of what it is to be in the Buckeye State.

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