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Best time to visit Ohio

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Best time of year to visit Ohio

The period between September and October is the best time to visit Ohio. By this months, the summer storms have come to an end, so you can expect pleasant weather with less rain and breathtaking fall foliage. The fall season also offers numerous outdoor events like the Ohio River Sternville Festival, the Columbus Pride Parade and Festival, and the Columbus Marathon. Late fall through early spring marks the low season for the Buckeye State. December through February brings fewer visitors, but features a variety of Christmas-lights displays. Pack warm and waterproof clothes as rainfall and snowstorms are likely to happen. Late spring is still crisp and cloudy with frequent rain, but it is also a nice time to witness fire rainbows in the sky. The period between June and August is hot-and-humid summertime, with droves of tourists and skyrocketing prices. Book rooms in advance if you are planning to come for the Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival, Hippie Fest, or the must-see Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg!

6 THINGS TO DO IN OHIO (JULY 20 - JULY 29)

Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest

Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest

July 22–24, 2022 • event

Hot ribs and sweet jazz is a formula for success

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows

late March–September • nature

A curious optical phenomenon occurs quite rarely and only in special locations. If you are in the right time and in the right place, just look up to the sky

Hummingbirds in Ohio

Hummingbirds in Ohio

May–September • nature

View dozens of tiny, swift, and bold ruby-throats in the Buckeye State during their breeding season

Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair

July 27–August 7, 2022 • event

Experience traditional Midwestern summer entertainment

American Discovery Trail

American Discovery Trail

all year round • activity

You'll find no better way to discover America than this lengthy hike across 15 states, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For such a long journey, one needs at least a year of time reserved

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

late February–Ocober | best September  • nature

Sandhill cranes flock to Ohio to nest and raise their colts

81 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Ohio Bike Week

Ohio Bike Week

out of rangeMay 27–June 5, 2022 • event

The largest motorcycle rally of the Midwest and rock concerts roll out in Sandusky on the shores of Lake Erie

Twins Days Festival

Twins Days Festival

out of rangeAugust 5–7, 2022 • event

The world's biggest gathering of twins in the city founded by twins—Twinsburg

Barberton Mum Festival

Barberton Mum Festival

out of rangeSeptember 24–25, 2022 • event

Celebrate fall watching millions of blooms at a scenic park

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

out of rangeSeptember 9–11, 2022 • event

Sternwheeler races and other fun activities to watch

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market

out of rangeJanuary 15–16, 2022 | March 19–20, 2022 | April 9–10, 2022 | May 20–22, 2022 | August 20–21, 2022 | September 16–18, 2022... Show more • event

One of the largest and best antique shows in America

Cincinnati Labor Day Weekend & Fireworks

Cincinnati Labor Day Weekend & Fireworks

out of rangeSeptember 1–5, 2022 • event

The 'Nati knows how to celebrate the end of summer

Country Concert

Country Concert

out of rangeJuly 7–9, 2022 • event

One of the best summer country events in Ohio and all of the Midwest

Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival

Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival

out of rangeJuly 15–July 16 • event

With a car show, biplane rides, fireworks, it's definitely more than just hot air!

All Ohio Balloon Fest

All Ohio Balloon Fest

out of rangeAugust 11–August 13 • event

A popular and family-friendly summer hot air balloon event

Hippie Fest

Hippie Fest

out of rangeAugust 6–7, 2022 • event

Celebrate peace and love with a free-spirited crowd

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

out of rangeOctober 8–9, 2022 • event

A favourite annual fall tradition of Waynesville

Restaurant Week Columbus

Restaurant Week Columbus

unconfirmedlate January 2023 • event

Enjoy special offers from dozens of restaurants

The Country Fest

The Country Fest

out of rangeJune 15–18, 2022 • event

A perfect getaway with swimming, camping and best country music

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Circleville Pumpkin Show

out of rangeOctober 19–22, 2022 • event

One of the top 10 largest free festivals in the country

Columbus Pride Festival and Parade

Columbus Pride Festival and Parade

out of rangeJune 17–18, 2022 • event

One of the largest pride festivals in the Midwest

Columbus Food Truck Festival

Columbus Food Truck Festival

out of rangeAugust 19–21, 2022 • event

The biggest food truck festival of the Midwest

Balloon Classic

Balloon Classic

out of rangeJuly 29–31, 2022 • event

Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement festival

Savage Race Ohio

Savage Race Ohio

out of rangeJune 18, 2022 • event

One of unique action sports and adventure events in the U.S.

Troy Strawberry Festival

Troy Strawberry Festival

out of rangeJune 4-5, 2022 • event

A massive celebration in the epicentre of Ohio's strawberry-growing region

Fall Colors in Ohio

Fall Colors in Ohio

out of rangeOctober–early November • nature

As the Ohio weather chills, trees display the hues of red, orange, and yellow

Columbus International Auto Show

Columbus International Auto Show

out of rangeMarch 17–20, 2023 • event

A major car industry event in Ohio

Vectren Dayton Air Show

Vectren Dayton Air Show

out of rangeJuly 30–31, 2022 • event

One of the leading air shows in the U.S.

Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus Arts Festival

out of rangeJune 10–12, 2022 • event

One of the largest outdoor summer events in Columbus

Dayton Celtic Festival

Dayton Celtic Festival

out of rangeJuly 29–31, 2022 • event

Celebrate Irish culture and heritage in Dayton

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

out of rangeSeptember 22–25, 2022 • event

Giant pumpkins highlight the fall harvest celebration

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

out of rangeSeptember 16–18, 2022 • event

Don't miss America's largest Oktoberfest

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Festival

out of rangeSeptember 3–October 30, 2022 • event

Find yourself in a 16th-century English village

Asian Festival

Asian Festival

out of rangeMay 28–29, 2022 • event

One of the most popular ethnic festivals in Central Ohio

Columbus Italian Festival

Columbus Italian Festival

unconfirmedearly October 2022 • event

A vivid celebration of Italian American culture

Grand Rapids Applebutter Fest

Grand Rapids Applebutter Fest

out of rangeOctober 9, 2022 • event

A pioneer tradition that has become a massive celebration

Tipp City Mum Festival

Tipp City Mum Festival

out of rangeSeptember 23–25, 2022 • event

The largest antique car showcase in the state of Ohio

Columbus Greek Festival

Columbus Greek Festival

out of rangeSeptember 2–5, 2022 • event

The most tasty and merry ethnic festival of Columbus

Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

out of rangeAugust 5–6, 2022 • event

One of the best outdoor wine festivals in the state

Ashland Balloon Fest

Ashland Balloon Fest

out of rangeJune 23–25, 2022 • event

Come and see for yourself how the sky turns into a colorful canvas

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

out of rangelate March–mid- or late April • nature

Catch a short-lasting flowering season in Columbus, Athens, and Cleveland

Kings Island WinterFest

Kings Island WinterFest

unconfirmedlate November–December 2022 • event

One of the best Christmas festivals in the Cincinnati area

Ohio Brew Week

Ohio Brew Week

out of rangeJuly 8–16, 2022 • event

Celebrate craft brewing and sample over 200 kinds of local beer

Ohio Christmas Lights

Ohio Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–early January  • event

Dazzling holiday displays for the whole family

Dublin Irish Festival

Dublin Irish Festival

out of rangeAugust 5–7, 2022 • event

Go experience the Irish attitude at the largest three-day Irish festival in the world

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

out of rangeSeptember 10–11, 2022 • event

Watch tons of popcorn popping up in Beavercreek

Dayton Greek Festival

Dayton Greek Festival

out of rangeSeptember 9–11, 2022 • event

One of the best ethnic festivals in Dayton

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair

unconfirmedSeptember 18–19, 2022 • event

This hot-air balloon festival isn't just about flying in a balloon

Made in Ohio Festival

Made in Ohio Festival

out of rangeSeptember 2–4, 2022 • event

A showcase of Ohio crafters held on the Labor Day weekend since 2009

Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island

Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island

unconfirmedmid-November 2022–early January 2023 • event

A popular drive-through holiday lights display in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Cincinnati 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 2–4, 2022 • event

If you think you know how Independence Day is celebrated, go to Cincinnati to prove yourself wrong

4th of July in Dublin

4th of July in Dublin

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

The suburb of Columbus is famous for its Independence Day celebration with the Irish twist

Cleveland National Air Show

Cleveland National Air Show

out of rangeSeptember 3–5, 2022 • event

Have you ever seen a wall of fire? Because it's on this airshow's program

Snow Rollers

Snow Rollers

out of rangemid-January–mid-March • nature

These huge white 'doughnuts' surely raise questions. Like, what is a 'snow roller' and where does it come from?

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

out of rangeMay–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

Woollybear Festival

Woollybear Festival

out of rangeOctober 2, 2022 • event

The largest one-day event in the state of Ohio

New Year's Eve in Columbus

New Year's Eve in Columbus

out of rangeDecember 31  • event

When it comes to New Year festivities, this city always has something to offer

Chinese New Year in Cleveland

Chinese New Year in Cleveland

unconfirmedlate January–early February 2023 • event

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Cleveland's AsiaTown and other locations

Chinese New Year in Columbus

Chinese New Year in Columbus

out of rangeFebruary 1, 2022 • event

Colorful annual festivities at Ohio State University and around Columbus

Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls

out of rangeMarch–May | September–early November  • nature

Take in the vibe of one of the most beautiful of Ohio's natural sites

Cincinnati Comic Expo

Cincinnati Comic Expo

out of rangeSeptember 23–25, 2022 • event

The largest comics and pop culture convention in Ohio

Fairborn 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Fairborn 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 3–4, 2022 • event

Grab your cameras along because you'll want to remember these celebrations!

Cincinnati Water Lantern Festival

Cincinnati Water Lantern Festival

out of rangeJuly 9, 2022 • event

A beautiful festival with deep spiritual meaning

Columbus Beerfest

Columbus Beerfest

out of rangeAugust 13, 2022 • event

Indulge in dozens of craft beers from 120+ local breweries

Woosterfest

Woosterfest

out of rangeSeptember 30–October 1, 2022 • event

Enjoy music, foods, libations, and tons of family-friendly entertainment within a weekend of Wooster's Oktoberfest

Mentor 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Mentor 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4, 2022 • event

Celebrate Independence Day with an incredible fireworks show

Cuyahoga County Fair

Cuyahoga County Fair

out of rangeAugust 9–14, 2022 • event

One of the oldest fairs in Ohio held since 1893

Brite Winter

Brite Winter

out of rangeFebruary 26, 2022 • event

Celebrate all the best things about Cleveland winter

Gahanna 4th of July Fireworks & Parade

Gahanna 4th of July Fireworks & Parade

out of rangeJuly 1–4, 2022 • event

Spectacular firework displays near Columbus

Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights

Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights

out of rangeNovember 18, 2022–January 1, 2023 • event

One of the largest drive-through holiday displays in Ohio

Ohio City Street Festival

Ohio City Street Festival

on holdSeptember 29, 2019 • event

A cozy neighborhood party with food and entertainment for all

PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo

PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo

unconfirmedmid-November 2022–early January 2023 • event

Voted #1 Zoo Lights in the country as a favourite​ Ohio family holiday tradition

WCOL Country Jam & Campout

WCOL Country Jam & Campout

on holdAugust 16–17, 2019 • event

The largest honky-tonk and country music festival in Ohio

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangelate September–early November • event

Get spooked and have fun in America's heartland

Fireworks at Buckeye Lake

Fireworks at Buckeye Lake

out of rangeJuly 1, 2022 • event

Celebrate a star-spangled night on the lake in the east suburb of Columbus

Grove City Fireworks

Grove City Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 3, 2022 • event

Check out one of Columbus' suburban 4th of July traditions with family-friendly entertainment and community fireworks

Plain City 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Plain City 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4, 2022 • event

Independence Day festivities near Columbus

Taps Tastes and Tunes Festival

Taps Tastes and Tunes Festival

out of rangeJuly 1–3, 2022 • event

Get ready for three days of fun and great time!

Akron Fireworks 4th of July

Akron Fireworks 4th of July

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Looking for a bright fireworks display on the 4th of July in Akron? Say no more! This article will help you plan your day and have lots of fun

Port Clinton 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Port Clinton 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4, 2022 • event

Fireworks and a community festival on the banks of Lake Erie

Springfield Fireworks

Springfield Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 3, 2022 (Rain Date: July 6, 2022) • event

Witness the Independence Day celebration at the Banks of Buck Creek

Reynoldsburg 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Reynoldsburg 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 1, 2022 • event

Join one of the coziest Independence Day celebrations in the country

Newton Falls Fireworks

Newton Falls Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4, 2022 • event

Join the Newton Falls community in local 4th of July festivities

Dragon Lights Columbus

Dragon Lights Columbus

on holdNovember 23, 2018–January 6, 2019 • event

A magical annual show held in the Ohio Expo Center

Columbus Marathon

Columbus Marathon

out of rangeOctober 15–16, 2022 • event

One of the best fall marathons in the USA

Fan Expo Cleveland

Fan Expo Cleveland

out of rangeApril 29–May 1, 2022 • event

The largest comic con in the Cleveland area

Donuts and Beer Festival

Donuts and Beer Festival

unconfirmedOctober 16, 2022 • event

Plenty of mouth-watering donuts and lots of beer are waiting for you at Donuts and Beer Festival

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