How do you celebrate spring? Some people will be heading outdoors to tune up their lawnmower, fix things neglected around the house all winter or start their spring cleaning. Others will take advantage of the bright skies and beautiful weather by celebrating with joyous music, festivals and fun at some of Ohio’s great spring & cultural events. The answer should be easy, but if not, below are some great ways to enjoy Ohio entertainment & the season.
Respect the grape! On May 18, raise your glasses at the Taste for Summer Wine & BBQ Fest in Coshocton or sample wines from around the world at the Cleveland Wine Festival on June 14-15. Granville will host the Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival with activities for all ages on June 7-8.
Get festive & celebrate Ohio culture! Visit the 24th Parade the Circle and Circle Village in Cleveland, where unique floats representing many diverse cultures and backgrounds come together on June 8. Come out for three days of music, activities and celebration at the 15th Annual Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival. Hundreds of blues and jazz musicians, great food, area artists and amusement rides make up this fabulous event, June 14-16 in Gahanna.
Sing like nobody’s listening! At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the Rock and Soul Festival celebrates African-American music and its influence on rock and roll. National and local musicians will take the stage to entertain, June 30. In Columbus, musicians representing different genres will visit Bicentennial Park beginning June 14 for the Rhythm on the River concert series.
Feel free! All around the country, June 19 is a significant holiday, as it represents the day that Texas slaves were finally notified that the Civil War ended and they were free. In Ohio, we celebrate with Juneteenth festivals all around the state. Visit a Juneteenth festival in Cincinnati June 15-16, Columbus June 14-16 or Oberlin June 13-15.
However you choose to celebrate spring, you can always head out to some of these wonderful Ohio events & entertainment. For more information on where to experience great music and festivals, visit the What’s Hot Tab.
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