February is known as a month of love—heart-shaped candy, romantic movies, or maybe dinner at a new, exciting restaurant. However, the month is also known for its less-than-loved wintry weather. This February, take advantage of the season; enjoy all of Ohio’s winter-themed events and festivals and make some new memories to fall in love with all year long.
Winter Park is finally returning to Columbus! This year will include an NHL-sized outdoor rink for skating, a heated tent, and a Mad River Mountain Kids’ Slide.
This tour through Hocking Hills stops at twelve different restaurants for twelve comforting foods. Don’t feel too guilty for indulging, though; five dollars from each ticket sold is donated to local food pantries. After, take a hike on one of Hocking Hills State Park’s trails and enjoy the frozen beauty.
This annual weekend festival in Bowling Green includes ice sculptures, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, and even a Chili & Soup Cook-Off. This event is a perfect way to enjoy wintry weather with the entire family.
Clifton Gorge is one of the most spectacular limestone gorges in the state and is located just east of John Bryan State Park. This wintry hike will be sure to amaze visitors with icy cliff overhangs, snowy wildflowers, and the sparkling Little Miami State and National Scenic River.
Join the hunt for treats in the annual Chocolate Walk! Each participant receives a map of downtown Kent to guide them as they visit over 30 local businesses and an entry in a grand-prize raffle.
Visit the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum on Presidents’ Day for activities of all kinds, including animal and science shows, planetarium shorts, and tours celebrating Canton’s own President William McKinley.
See if museums really do come to life! The Ohio History Center will be hosting an after-hours event for children and adults alike. The museum includes exhibits on the Civil War, the 1950s, extinct and endangered creatures, and Ohio Village, a replica of an Ohio town during the 1890s.