Spring is on its way in Ohio, and there are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors in the sun or enjoy the last of the cooler weather. Tap a maple tree, visit incredible exhibits and soak up the history of Ohio this March! Here are some upcoming events you won’t want to miss:
The Arnold Sports Festival, Columbus – March 1 – 4
If you’re interested in seeing the “cream-of-the-crop” athletes, the Arnold Sports Festival is where you want to be. There will be over 18,000 fitness buffs and athletic legends at the Greater Columbus Convention Center this year in celebration of the 30th Anniversary. You won’t want to miss the largest multi-sports festival in the U.S. Skip the line and purchase your tickets here!
Grand River Valley’s Ice Wine Festival, Geneva – March 3, 10 & 17
Science says wine is good for you heart, but we think wine festivals are good for the soul. Connect with your inner wino and head to Ohio’s 14th Annual Ice Wine Festival to sample five different wineries from the Grand River Valley. With each winery sample you get complimentary appetizers, which is, objectively, the dream. Participating wineries: Ferrante Winery, Debonné Vineyards, Grand River Cellars, Laurello Vineyards & St. Joseph Vineyards.
Cost for your visit is just $6 per winery, or $5 if you bring a canned food item.
Statehood Day Celebration, Chillicothe – March 4
Celebrate Statehood Day in Ohio’s original capital city! During this annual event, local historical attractions open their doors with special tours tailored just for Statehood Day. Experience early Chillicothe with tours, a mock debate on becoming a state and special displays and exhibits. Participating locations include the Adena Mansion & Gardens, Ross County Heritage Center, David Nickens Heritage Center, Lucy Hayes Heritage Center and many others.
Maple Syrup Festival at Hueston Woods State Park – March 10
Syrup lovers unite! Head to Hueston Woods State Park for a family friendly celebration of your favorite part of breakfast. See how syrup is made through tours of tapped maple trees or enjoy a hay ride or hike through Big Woods State Nature Preserve. The nature center will also be open for the kids to explore several exhibits including reptiles and birds of prey. Join the fun for what is sure to be a sweet celebration.
Dublin Ohio St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – March 10
The only place more Irish than Dublin, Ohio is Ireland itself – come see for yourself at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Taking place throughout the city, start at 7:30 am with a Pancake Breakfast, followed by the community parade that marches through Historic Dublin. Expect to see bands, leprechauns, floats and all-things-Irish. Nothing beats shopping in the Historic District and ending your day with some good ol’ Guiness and potato chowder.
Hayes Easter Egg Roll, Fremont – March 31
Can’t make the White House Easter Egg Roll this year? Join it’s replicate at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums! Kiddos ages 3-10 are invited to participate with prizes ranging from balloons, discounted passes and treats! Other activities include face-painting, cornhole, crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. No worries about cost – admission is three hard boiled eggs!
Find more festivals & events here at Ohio.org.
There you have it! Enjoy all Ohio has to offer this month and share your memories with us using #OhioFindItHere.