Winter may seem like it never ends in the midwest, but these winter festivals will have you enjoying every minute of Ohio’s coldest months.
January 11, 2020
Admire award-winning ice carvers as they create eye-catching ice sculptures while keeping warm with a hot bowl of soup. You won’t want to miss this festival’s figure skating exhibition, carriage rides, social media scavenger hunt and Fire Poi (fire spinning) display.
January 18, 2020
Hocking Hills, OH
Although this is not your traditional winter “festival,” the 55th Annual Winter Hike is perfect for nature lovers. Complete with spectacular scenery, hike six miles while taking in the beauty of the icy waterfalls and sandstone rock formations.
January 19, 2020
Geauga Park District, OH
This magical annual event allows fun for the whole family with live music and complimentary hot cocoa with cookies. Kids will enjoy live reindeer and sled dogs, famous winter princesses, ice carvings, snowshoeing and other wintertide activities! A note from organizers: Due to the anticipated popularity of this year’s event, attendance at Frozen Fest will require free registration this year. The link to register will be posted here the morning of December 20. Limit eight guests per registration. Mark your calendar to get them while they last!
January 24-25, 2020
Beer enthusiasts galore! There will be 120 breweries from around the country to provide samples of 400+ beers for you to try at this indoor event. Talk with brewers to learn about their brewing process, where they get their ideas, and where you can purchase their beer locally. Tickets required.
January 25-26, 2020
Shake the winter blues by witnessing the unveiling of the Farmpark-themed ice chair and an ice carving demonstration at the Farmpark Ice Festival. Warm up with hot cocoa and s’mores as you watch some of the best ice carvers from around the country take part in a speed carving competition.
February 22, 2020
If you love art and music, mark your calendars for this event! Brite Winter is primarily a music festival, so you will enjoy an indoor and outdoor musical festival of various genres while munching on local food truck favorites.
February 29, 2020
This 21+ winter festival showcases Ohio wines and benefits the children's charity CD102.5 for the Kids. Spend the day enjoying artisan exhibits, food trucks, specialty food items, and live musical entertainment, all while sipping on delicious wine. Tickets required.