Think Spring at these April Events in Ohio
By Meg Berno

Think Spring at these April Events in Ohio

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Springtime in Ohio means sun-filled adventures with the ones you love. Whether you prefer enjoying the colorful blooms or checking out the rock music scene, you are sure to find something exciting to do this spring in Ohio. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Cincinnati Zoo Blooms, April 1-30

It’s Tulip Mania all month long! This isn’t your ordinary trip to the Cincinnati Zoo. Check out the one million daffodils, hyacinths, trees, shrubs and other blooms this month at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Defiance Chocolate Walk, April 12

Chocolate-lovers unite! Don’t miss this delicious opportunity to sample all kinds of chocolate guilt-free. Take a beautiful spring stroll and become acquainted with six blocks of local merchants in the downtown area for food, fun, and free sweets! All proceeds go to the Defiance Beautification Project.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction, April 14

Get ready to rock and roll all night – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is coming back to Cleveland this April. Gear up for this star-studded event by visiting the new exhibit featuring the 2018 inductee class and attend one of the many themed events around taking place throughout the city.   

Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike (Hocking Hills State Park), April 21

Think spring! Come explore with a naturalist as they show you the way to the blooming wildflowers and wondrous waterfalls in Hocking Hills. For more information on events in Hocking Hills or other state parks in your region, visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

Glass City Marathon, April 22

Holy Toledo! You won’t want to miss the 42nd Glass City Marathon! Cheer on the runners at one of the fastest marathon courses in the Midwest. Events include the 26.2 mile Marathon, 5-person relay, 13.1 half, 5k and a kids mini race. For more information, visit the marathon’s website to see how you can get involved. 

Urban Air Affair, April 26-29

Join the party in Logan as dozens of Ohio-made Airstreams line the streets. This event invites visitors to attend numerous free happenings including concerts, a movie showing, a lecture, campfires, tours, a beverage garden and more!

Arbor Day Festival, April 28

Bring the kids for a celebration of nature at the Dawes Arboretum Arbor Day Festival. This family-focused day will include hands-on activities like crafts, educational displays, tree climbing, special entertainment and more. Enjoy lunch from a food truck and plan to play all day! 

Civil War Encampment & the Repose of Lincoln, April 30

A Civil War camp comes to life on the Statehouse lawn this month! This event provides fun for the whole family as you walk among soldier’s tents, see how to fire a cannon and help the Ladies Aid Society deliver comfort to the troops. Even better – admission is free!

These events are sure to fill your month with all kinds of fantastic fun. Get out and enjoy the beginnings of spring and share your memories with us using #OhioFindItHere.

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About the Author

Meg Berno is a freelance writer and Marketing Coordinator with the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau. Meg graduated from Miami University with a degree in Strategic Communications. Outside of work, Meg enjoys photography, writing and finding new places to explore in Ohio.