Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 24
 
Rose Lake Canoe Excursion
Hocking Hills State Park, Rose Lake; 740-385-8003 ext 213 to register or register at Park Office on St Rt 664 S; pre-registration required, space is limited; 9 am; FREE
Beginner or long time canoeist alike can join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a canoe, rescue techniques and proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Great for the beginner or long time canoeist that might like a few new tips. Pre-registration is required for this all day course by calling 740-385-8003 ext213. Class size is limited so register early! Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along a lunch and plenty to drink.
 
Something Fishy at Starbrick Gallery
Starbrick Gallery, 21 W Columbus St, Nelsonville; 740-753-1011; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Free
Underwater Paradise in a Mix of Mediums: Watercolors, Acrylic, Fiber.  Regular Gallery hours are Mon – Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun noon to 5 pm.
 
Final Friday – Focus on Wellness
Historic Arts Square in Nelsonville; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; 740-753-1011
* Live Healthy Appalachia will share information about their healthy cooking, physical activity, and lifestyle programs for kids and adults. Grab a delicious food sample and try your hand at MyPlate cornhole!
* Athens City-County Health Department will be doing blood pressure and pre-diabetes screenings. Also, information about Healthy Connections Clinic and Lifestyle Community Health Workers.
* Health Recovery Services invites you to play a game of Wheel of Prevention.

ALSO

Starbrick Cooperative Gallery:  Opening Night: Something Fishy….group show featuring Andrea Stern’s Fun & Fantastic Mixed Media; watercolor, acrylic & fiber.  Come play in an underwater paradise with fish and sea life of types fun and fantastic. Special: Starbrick announces the opening of their newest addition-The Vintage Collectible Basement Collection. Starbrick will now be offering an expanded antiques & collectibles venue.  Check it out!\ 

Nelsonville Library:  Patterns in Space, an exhibit of the bold work of Allie Matson.  Final Friday for Kids: Drop in and join us for active games.  6:00-7:30 pm.  Book Sale: all items just 30¢ each! 
Stuart’s Opera House: The weather is warming up and that means that it is time for the Stuart’s Free Summer Concert Series on Final Fridays! June’s edition kicks off the summer with a performance from Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks out on the Square starting at 7:00pm. Before there were Kings of Leon, Keys of Black or Whites of Jack in Nashville, there was Webb Wilder… Rock ‘n’ roll from Nashville.  Formed from Mississippi mud, tinged with British mod. Bruised by the blues. Baptized by Buck and Chuck. Psychiatric psycho-rootsy. Sizzling, glistening, uneasy listening hybridized and improvised. ( In case of bad weather the show will move inside of Stuart’s Opera House.  The Stuart’s Gallery is closed for renovations and construction.)
Paper CircleOpening Night: Nature & Humans: Real & Surreal.  Jon Jager’s artworks and illustrations, largely with a surreal bent, bring forth both a cooperative and conflicting relationship between humans and the natural world.  A graduate of the Tyler School of Art (Temple University), Jon’s fine art and commercial work shows his acknowledgement of the dichotomy between people and nature and his general interest in the natural world.
The Majestic GalleriesContinuing:  Black & WhiteThis is an all member multi-media show. 
Nelsonville Emporium You’ve worked hard!  Stop in and treat yourself to Wren Valley Farms Truffles and Caramels.  Also, Steven Franklin Mount book signing.
 
Windows in Time
  • 31 W. Columbus St. featuring an imagined Nelsonville Brick Company office in 1910.
  • 39 W. Columbus St. featuring an imagined Wilson Brothers Grocery Store of 1930. 
  • 78 W. Washington St. featuring a depiction of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as a year-round invitation to visit Nelsonville during the Christmas season
Music at the Winery – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 pm to 9 pm
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Todd Martin on Friday and Brad Fuller on Saturday. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.
 
Live Music at the Millstone – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Casey Redmond and Sweetwater Brewing Party featuring Hocking River String Band on Saturday.
 
Music in the Park
Worthington Park, Market & Mains Streets, Logan; 740-746-8322; 7 pm; FREE
The Summer Music series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western Swing and more.  This week The New Jeans Band will take the stage. Food and beverages are for sale in the park. Park seating is limited so lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Picnics are permitted in the park but smoking and alcohol are not. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine and bands are subject to change without prior notice. Some of the season’s concerts will be preceded by an opening act at 6:30 p.m. so please plan to come early!
 
Friday Night Bandstand
Lancaster Bandstand, 104 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-687-6651; 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday Night Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster is a free, outdoor concert every Friday night. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes to the Downtown Lancaster Bandstand. Gypsy Joe’s Ice Cream is available for purchase. Presented by the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department.  Enjoy the bluegrass music of the Bumper Jacksons this week.
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
 
Wonders of Old Man’s Cave
Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man’s Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 9 am; FREE
Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists’ Cabin, behind Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center, for a short hike to discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.
 
Paddle for the Battle
Hocking Hills Adventures. 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $35 per person; reservations required; 10 am
Join Hocking Hills Adventure Canoe Livery in a fight against cancer! Help us promote awareness, support survivors, and raise money for the American Cancer Society. Make a difference while having fun in one of our canoe races or a naturalist-guided tour. 100% of the proceeds goes to the American Cancer Society!
 
22nd Annual Open House at Hocking House – SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Hocking House 29580 Big Pine Rd, Logan; 740-385-4166; 10 am to 5 pm
“A Garden Art Happening!” This annual event invites guests to tour an artist’s garden. Jean Magdich is a 30-year clay art veteran that has used her garden as a gallery space. Once each year, she and her husband open their private gardens area to the public, showcasing sculpture, art walkways and a variety of whimsical art objects accentuating their beautiful garden.  A selection of other talented craftsmen are on hand to show their creations. Refreshments are served.
 
Annual Tour of Homes – SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Fairfield Heritage Association, Inc., 105 E Wheeling St, Lancaster; 740-654-9923; $12 per person in advance; $15 day of event; $6 for students; 11 am to 5 pm rain or shine
Explore historic and modern homes in downtown Lancaster with a tour that will inspire and delight. Advanced ticket sales available at the FHA Office, Fairfield National Bank, and Downtown (W. Main St), Kroger East, and Meijer.
 
Games of the Past
Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist Cabin at Old Man’s Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; FREE
Ever wonder what the settlers to the Hocking region did for fun? More than you might have guessed. Join the naturalist at the Naturalist cabin for a closer look at our early American recreation.
 
Tecumseh – Living History Tour
TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama, 5958 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe; 740-775-4100; $5; 3 pm
As you travel through late 18th century Ohio you will gain a clearer and deeper appreciation of the world that lives and breathes in every character portrayed in Tecumseh as you meet and become witness to the lives of the Frontier settlers and Shawnee who shaped our history and created the land on which we now live. Devised, written and directed by members of the acting company, this one hour touching and interactive tour is sure to educate, entertain and excite people of all ages as costumed cast members portray these unforgettable characters on the stages of Sugarloaf Mountain.
 
Wine, BBQ & Music with Bob’s Backyard Barbeque
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm
You’ve worked hard this week. Now it’s time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, BBQ, music and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting.*Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from Bob’s Backyard Barbeque! Bob’s Backyard Barbeque is a Lancaster based food truck with amazing smoked meats including brisket, pulled pork, chicken and specialty sandwiches as well as other backyard favorites. Wine and BBQ are paid for separately. Cash or credit are accepted for both.
 
Saturday Night on the Patio
Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:00; FREE
Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Sharon Hardman. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
 
Bike Night at the Millstone
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Come by bike, car or foot – everyone welcome.  Enjoy the music of the Lee Gantt Band this week.
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
 
Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave
Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 9 pm; FREE
The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights; you supply the imagination. (Please, no pets at the lantern tour)
 
FRIDAY, JULY 1
 
Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds
Lake Hope State Park, 27331 St Rt 278, McArthur; 740-596-3030; 1 pm to 3 pm Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun till September 5
Come to the Lake Hope Nature Center and share the unique experience of hand-feeding the Ruby Throated Hummingbird. Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.
 
Stars & Stripes in Sugar Grove – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Berne Union School, 506 N Main St, Sugar Grove; 5 pm Fri / 10 am Sat
Stars and Stripes in Sugar Grove is 2 days of Good Ole Fashioned fun at the Berne Union School Facilities. Ending on Saturday night with BOOM IN THE GROVE presented by Columbia Pipeline Group and Outreach Ability Services, Fairfield County’s first Fireworks display of the summer.  Events include:
  • Kidsfair, FREE games, crafts & entertainment. Friday & Saturday Brought to you by: Superkids Ministries
  • These Guys Live! Friday 8pm Main Stage
  • Pony Rides, Saturday 9am-9pm $5
  • Car Show and DJ Friday 5pm-9pm
  • Ride Wristband Special, Saturday Noon-4pm
  • Petting Zoo, Brought to you by: Powers Trucking, Saturday 9am-9pm
  • Bike decorating contest (and parade) in memory of “Bobby Bike”. 8am Saturday
  • Get details on all the events at www.sugargrove4th.com 
Smoke Rise Ranch “July 4th Weekend” – FRIDAY TO MONDAY-
Smoke Rise Ranch, Hunterdon Rd, Glouster; 740-767-2624
Friday 1st: Cattle Round-up, Doctoring and Banding and Ranch Roping to follow.
Sat 2nd: Sorting/Cow Working Clinic, Open Arena Sorting Competition, Potluck Cowboy Dinner, Campfire, Music and dancing, Fireworks in Murray City. Sunday 3rd: Fun Day Ranch Rodeo, Murray City Parade. Come ride in the parade! There will be food vendors, dancing and live music. Monday 4th: Working Cow Horse
 
Music in the Park
Worthington Park, Market & Mains Streets, Logan; 740-746-8322; 7 pm; FREE
The Summer Music series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western Swing and more.  This week Hickory Wind will take the stage. Food and beverages are for sale in the park. Park seating is limited so lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Picnics are permitted in the park but smoking and alcohol are not. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine and bands are subject to change without prior notice. Some of the season’s concerts will be preceded by an opening act at 6:30 p.m. so please plan to come early!
 
Friday Night Bandstand
Lancaster Bandstand, 104 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-687-6651; 7 pm to 8:30 pm
riday Night Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster is a free, outdoor concert every Friday night. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes to the Downtown Lancaster Bandstand. Gypsy Joe’s Ice Cream is available for purchase. Presented by the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department.  Enjoy the sounds of the Community Band Patriotic Show this week.
 
Music at the Winery – FRIDAY & SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 pm to 9 pm
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Gary Wisor on Friday and Jim Volk on Saturday and Peter Conrad on Sunday. Food trucks: Hot Diggity Dog on Friday and Chef Moe’s on the Go on Saturday. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.
 
Live Music at the Millstone – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Micah Kesselring and Lucky Penny Sisters on Saturday.
 
SATURDAY, JULY 2
 
32nd Annual Somerset Community Celebration
Somerset Memorial Park, 25 S Columbus St, Somerset; all day
Lots of events – a tug of war, clown balloon animals, ventriloquist, car show, inflatables, and more!
 
Legion Sons Monthly Steak Dinner
American Legion Post 78, 12845 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-8811; $12 per person; 4:30 to 7:30
The Legion Sons of American Legion Post 78 put on this great steak fry on the 1st Saturday of each month.  Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams.
 
Saturday Night on the Patio
Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:00; FREE
Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Jo Sharp and family. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
 
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; reservations required; $42 per canoe
Night time on the Hocking River is magical, and nothing is more exciting than experiencing it by torchlight: flickering flames reflecting on rippling water, golden eyes blinking from surrounding trees, all bathed in a surreal, golden glow. For romantics, friends and families, the river by torchlight is an unforgettable delight.
Refreshments and music.
 
Todd Snider at Stuart’s Opera House
Stuart’s Opera House 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924; $22 – $37; 8 pm
Rorey Carroll will open the show! Stuart’s welcomes back one of favorites, singer, songwriter, storyteller: Todd Snider! Rolling Stone calls Todd Snider “America’s sharpest musical storyteller” and we’d be hard pressed to disagree. After a dozen (or 14 depending on your count) albums and a few decades playing his songs all over the place, Snider continues to win over new fans with his wit, storytelling, and live performances including folks like Kris Kristofferson and John Prine.
 
INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS DISPLAYS – ALL BEGIN ABOUT 10 PM
 
Saturday, July 2nd
BOOM in the Grove – Sugar Grove
Murray City Miner’s Festival Fireworks – Murray City
Somerset Fireworks – Somerset Memorial Park, 225 S Columbus
 
Sunday July 3rd
Athens Fabulous 4th Fireworks – Athens
 
Monday, July 4th
Logan Bicentennial Fireworks Spectacular – Hocking County Fairgrounds
Thunder in the Valley – Hocking College, Nelsonville
Lancaster 4th of July Celebration – Parade at 10 am; Fireworks at 10 pm
Chillicothe July 4th Fireworks – Yoctangee Park, 35 Paint St.
New Lexington – Arethusa Park; Events from noon to 11pm.  Parade at 5pm (line up at 4:30 at the Methodist Church parking lot), live music, kids games, beer garden and fireworks at 10pm!