Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

FRIDAY, JULY 8
LILYFEST – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola Rd, Rockbridge; call 740-969-2873 for info; Friday 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 10 am to 4 pm; Free, donations appreciated.
If you love art, gardens and music, come enjoy the lovely woodland setting at scenic Bishop Educational Gardens. Throughout the beautiful gardens, there will be more than 60 fine area artists and craftspersons displaying, demonstrating and marketing their products. Annuals, perennials, and water plants will be for sale, Master Gardeners will answer questions on plant growing and maintenance.
Rose Lake Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP” Course & Excursion
Hocking Hills State Park, St Rt 664 S; register at Park Office; call 740-385-8003 ext 213 to register; FREE; 10 am
Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP? Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more. Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP, rescue techniques and proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this all day course. 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.
Annual Ice Cream Social
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581; 4 pm to 7 pm
Homemade: Ice Cream & Pies; Grilled Burgers, Hot Dogs, & Brats, Baked Beans, Cole Salad & Drink Ice Cream Flavors (while they last): Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Peach, Cherry, Cherry Nut, & Blackberry. All Proceeds go to Senior Center.
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 T.J. George on Friday and Peter Conrad on Saturday. Arcadian Acres Food Truck will be on hand or 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 Spencer & Walt from Trip Dog and Rick Miller Duo 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 Full Circle Classic Rock 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. Enjoy the British Invasion with 60’s British Rock. Presented by the Lancaster Parks & Recreation.
SATURDAY, JULY 9
Scenic Hills Senior Center’s Pancake Breakfast
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581; 8 am to 10:30 am; $6
On the second Saturday of the month enjoy a Pancake Breakfast with the Scenic Hills Senior Center. Menu: Pancakes, eggs & sausage or sausage gravy biscuits, eggs & hash browns.
“BYOP” Bring Your Own Party
Kaeppner’s Woods, 34070 Sutton Rd, Logan; gates open at 8 am, event begins at 2 pm; 740-603-4483; $10
Local recording artist Mitch Kirkpatrick will be entertaining and filming a new music video at this event named after his hit single “BYOP”. The first 600 tickets purchased will be put in a prize drawing** (multiple winners, multiple prizes including a grand prize). Prizes will be posted soon. Purchasers of the first 600 tickets also get a reduced rate of $5.00 per person for camping (paid at the gate on the day of the event). **This special offer does not apply to online sales, only the actual tickets that are available from any band member, Julia Neville, a band member of KILLING WHAT WAS or stop by Hocking Hills Moonshine, 519 E Front St, Logan to purchase these special offer tickets. Tickets available online at https://mitch-kirkpatrick.ticketleap.com/byop/
Wonders of Old Man’s Cave with your Hiking Stick
Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man’s Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 9 am; FREE
Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitors Center. The second half of our “Build a Walking Stick” program in partnership with LL Bean of Columbus. Didn’t build a stick with us? That’s ok, just meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the Park.
Annual Hummingbird Banding at Lake Hope State Park
Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, 27331 St Rt 278, McArthur; 740-596-3030; FREE
Annual Hummingbird Banding. Lake Hope State Park, 9am-1pm , Join Hummingbird expert and researcher Allen Chartier and learn about hummingbirds and hummingbird research. Meet at the Lake Hope Nature Center.
Take a Hike at Camp Oty’Okwa
Camp Oty’Okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd, South Bloomingville; 740-975-6384; 10 am to noon; Free
Throughout 2016 Camp Oty’Okwa is hosting Free Community Hikes on its property. These hikes will take place one Saturday of each month. Participants of all ages will get the chance to explore some of the most beautiful land the Hocking Hills has to offer, including hemlock forests, sandstone gorges, and much, much more. All hikes will be led by experienced Camp naturalists and staff members. Please bring environmentally friendly snacks, reusable water bottles, and binoculars.
Hocking’s Birds of Prey
Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man’s Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; Free
Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin behind Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center for a closer look at Ohio’s hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.
Live Music Saturday at Rockside Winery & Vneyards
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 from Smitty’s Real Pit BBQ! Smitty’s Real Pit BBQ is owned and operated by US Air Force Veteran Kevin Smith and family. While honing his pit master skills on the nation-wide professional competition BBQ circuit for 7+ years, Smitty’s burst onto the local food truck scene in 2015. Their St. Louis cut ribs, rib tips, pulled pork, and beef brisket are slow smoked to perfect moist tenderness with Ohio hardwoods and apple wood only…no propane or charcoal…just authentic old school BBQ! All rubs, sauces, and side dishes including the signature smoked Mac N Cheese, sweet vinegar slaw, and BBQ baked beans are original recipes. Their slogan is “Sauce on the Side, Nothing to Hide!” – No meat is pre-sauced at Smitty’s!. 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 Cross Pointe. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore community room.
Glow Float
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St 664 S, Logan; 740-385-0523; reservations required; $45 per canoe for two people; 7 pm to 10 pm
Glow sticks will light your way down the river, with a bonfire & music to enjoy afterwards.
2nd Saturday Cinema
Destination Downtown Lancaster, Broad & Main Streets, Lancaster; 740-277-6607; 9 pm; Free
Destination Downtown Lancaster and the Fairfield County Family, Adult & Children First Council present the Saturday Cinema movie series in Downtown Lancaster. Saturday Cinema is a free outdoor movie on the second Saturday, May-August. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to the Bandstand at Broad & Main Street in Downtown Lancaster. A space is reserved in the front for blanket only seating. This is a FREE community event. Snack and drink concessions will be available for purchase. Free children’s activities begin one hour before the movie with DJ services provided by Almighty Sounds. This month’s movie is “Minions”.
MONDAY, JULY 11
“Gospel Carry-In & Sing”
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581; 5 pm
Enjoy a night of Gospel Singing. Bring a covered dish to share. Everyone welcome!
TUESDAY, JULY 12
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 Trip Dog this week.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
Ridgetops & Hollers
Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 10 am; Free
Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a “holler”? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out.
Hocking’s Wildlife at the Cabin
Hocking Hills State Park, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; Free
As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.
FRIDAY, JULY 15
Jeweled Dragons
Hocking Hills State Park Campground, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 2 pm; Free
Join the Naturalist for a closer look at Hocking’s not-so-mythical dragonflies & damselflies. These flying, crawling & swimming insects lead an amazing life that we can peek in on. Meet at the main playground in the camp (near site #143) for a short stroll down to Rose Lake.
Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation Auction & Golf Tournament – Friday & Saturday
Hocking Hills Golf Club & Urban Grille, Logan; 740-380-8154
HVCH Foundation Auction & Golf Tournament; open to the public.
A silent and live auction will be held Friday, July 15th at Hocking Hills Golf Club. Please join in the fun! The live auction starts at 7:00 pm with Auctioneer Ray Dennis. All proceeds benefit HVCH Foundation. Prime Rib dinner will be held from 4-6 pm RSVP at 740-385-8966, cookout from 5-6:30 pm and other refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Golf Tournament begins Saturday morning. Call ahead of time to register a team!
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 Reid Coleman on Friday and Blue Grass Sweethearts on Saturday. Arcadian Acres Food Truck will be on hand or 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 Jason Gillum and Gypsy Jug 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 Family Heritage Gospel 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. Enjoy the sounds of Crossroads Station with Country Rock music. Presented by the Lancaster Parks & Recreation.
“Moonshine” Full Moon Zip Line Tours – Friday & Saturday
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson St, Rockbridge; 740-385-9477; $79 per person; reservations suggested
Get acquainted with the night during the Full Moon with our “Moonshine” Zip Line Tours. If you’ve ever dreamed of zipping in the darkness, this 2-hour nocturnal tour is made for you. You’ll experience the sounds, the smells, and the creatures of the night – Then bravely zip off into the darkness! The course is minimally lit for maximum drama, and is sure to satisfy your craving for adventure! The tour includes 6 ziplines. All needed equipment and lighting is provided, even some from Mother Nature herself tonight!
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Scalawags & Renegades
Hocking Hills State Park, Rock House, St Rt 374; 740-385-6841; 9 am; Free
The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.
Furs, Feathers, Feet & Fangs
Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man’s Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; Free
Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center to discover the many special wildlife adaptations and discuss how to search for signs of the many species here at Hocking Hills.
Community Appreciation Day “Building a Community”
Worthington Park, Main & Market Streets, Logan; 740-385-5116; 3 pm; Free
Join Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter at Worthington Park in historic downtown Logan for and afternoon and evening of family fun featuring “Grease” the movie at dusk. From 3 pm to 6 pm is the Cruise In and Motorcycle Show. (Don’t leave your Greased Lightening at home, bring it with you!!!) From 6 pm to 8 pm kids age 12 and under can build their own Greased Lightening. From 8 pm to dusk selection of Little Mr. & Miss Grease (kids 12 and under); Mr. & Miss Teen Grease (13 – 18) and Best Dressed Danny & Sandy (18 and older). There will be local music in the Gazebo and the highlight of the event will be a FREE showing of “Grease”. There is limited space for craft vendors and non-profit organizations. Call 740-385-0596 to reserve your table. In case of rain event will postpone until 7/17 at 3 pm at Maya Burrito Company.
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 Suzie Moncrief, Julia Moncrief, Brenda Stimmel, Ryan White Scarver, Lizzie Pottter, AND Carson. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore community room.
Summer Concert Series at the Bowen House
The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; 7 pm to 9 pm; Free
Join the Bowen House for their Summer Concert Series featuring 3 Chords and a Beer on the front porch of The Bowen House. For those who missed the spring concert, this is a chance to really enjoy this group’s wonderful performance.
Romantic Moonlight Tour
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $45; reservations required; 7 pm to 11 pm
Let the crickets serenade you under a full moon on the Hocking River. Afterward, join us at a bonfire for refreshments and live entertainment.