Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

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 Potter, 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.
 
TUESDAY, JULY 19

 

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 with South Bank this week.
 

Old Time Music Jam Session

The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; 6:60 pm to 8:30 pm
Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.  Led by Liz Shaw.  New and experienced musicians are welcome.  You will leave with new skills after every session.  Donations graciously appreciated for the instructor.
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
 

Samantha Harris at The Bowen House

The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; 6 pm to 8 pm; $30
Reserve your spot for this workshop with artist Samantha Harris. She will assist you in creating an eleven by fourteen guided painting.
 

Fireman’s Old Time Festival – WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

Downtown Laurelville; 740-332-6033; Wed – Fri 5 pm; Sat 10 am
You can’t miss it!  From nightly fish fries, entertainment and a midway with rides, to a talent show, square dancing and Ohio’s most expensive cake auction! This 92nd annual festival in Laurelville packs a lot of fun for the whole family into three nights and a Saturday.
 

Lancaster Festival – WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 TO SATURDAY, JULY 30

Various locations in Lancaster; Ticket Office: 117 W Wheeling St, Lancaster 740-687-4808; http://www.lancasterfestival.org/
Join us for Ohio’s largest music and arts festival with family fun and excitement all over town. 75 events – many free.  Featuring music, art and dance and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra.  Visit the web site for detailed schedule of events.  This year’s Grande Finale headliner – Vince Gill.
 
THURSDAY, JULY 21
 

Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

Hocking Hills State Park, 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)
 

Smoke Rise Ranch “Cowgirl Boot Camp” – THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd, Glouster; 740-767-2624; http://www.smokeriseranch.com/schedule-events/
It’s finally here… back by popular demand, the long-awaited Cowgirl Boot Camp! Join us for the chance to test old knowledge and to learn some-thing new. We’ll be hitting the trails, roping, cow working, mounted shooting, as well as dabbling in the finer things in life like wine tasting and time at the pool. Whether you’re an old pro or new to the scene, there’ll be plenty of great opportunities for everyone! Agenda to be announced.
 
FRIDAY, JULY 22

 

Hidden Hocking: Broken Rock Falls

Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man’s Cave Naturalist Cabin; 740-385-6841; 9 am; Free
Come and see something off the beaten path. Join us for a hike through Old Man’s Cave to the little visited Broken Rock Falls and see what makes this place so special. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists’ Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor 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 Kevin Asbba on Friday and BeJae Fleming 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 Byrd Manring and Charlie Tatman on Saturday.
 

Art-Walk in Downtown Lancaster

Downtown Lancaster, 109 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-277-6607; 6 pm to 9 pm; Free
Join us for the biggest night in Downtown Lancaster-Artwalk!
Enjoy the arts, live music, food & community. ArtWalk is an annual event that highlights the works of local and regional artists who were juried into this show. The artwork from over 50 artists will be displayed in 34 downtown Lancaster businesses. The streets of downtown Lancaster are closed to traffic as visitors stroll through the beautiful and historic downtown Lancaster. Take a break from the visual arts and enjoy some performing arts, we have live music on three stages plus several businesses hosting musical acts. Don’t miss the one event that your friends + family will be talking about-ArtWalk!
 

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 rock out to the classics with HB 7 Classic Rock. 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!
 
SATURDAY, JULY 23
 

Conkle’s Creep

Hocking Hills State Park, Conkle’s Hollow, St Rt 374 & Big Pine Rd; 740-385-6841; 9 am; Free
Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist in the parking area for a short hike to find out why.

 

Vitamix with Chef Vincenzo “Enzo” Sclama

The Inn at Hocking College, 5770 St Rt 691, Nelsonville; 740-753-7132; $70; 9 am to 5 pm
Master Chef Vincenzo “Enzo” Sclama and the Vitamix team share tips and tricks for incorporating the Vitamix blender into your daily cooking routine. Using the freshest farm to table ingredients, Enzo will share recipes and techniques for creating an amazing 4 course meal using the Vitamix blender. Come see why Vitamix has become the most trusted name in blenders among chefs and industry professionals.  Hocking College offers a variety of leisure learning classes that are focused on creating a rich, creative environment that inspires life-long learning. Classes are hands-on, fun and educational! Everyone is welcome.

 

Civil War Days at The Olde Dutch Restaurant

The Olde Dutch Restaurant, 12791 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 70-385-1000; 11 am to 3 pm; Free
Civil War Days – Live Cannon Firing. Authentic period dress. Witness Civil War living as it was back in the early 1860’s.
 

Reptile Rampage!

Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man’s Cave Naturalist Cabin; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; Free
What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold-blooded? Who lives around here? For the answers to these and other questions, join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center.
 

Wine, BBQ and Music at RockSide Winery & Vineyards w/ Bob’s Backyard Barbeque

Rockside Winery & Vneyards, 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. Local craft beer is available on tap for those who do not prefer wine. We look forward to serving you!  Visit www.bobsbackyardbarbeque.com all of their fantastic offerings. Wine and BBQ are paid for separately. Cash or credit are accepted for both. Seating is available inside and outside. No reservations are required. First come first serve, so you may want to bring a blanket or lawn chair just in case we run out of seats!  No outside drinks (Alcoholic) are permitted on premises. Please no outside food during event!

 

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 Ryan Whitescarver and Hocking Hills United Methodist Church.  Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore community room.
 

Moonlight Tour

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-0523; $45; 7 pm to 11 pm; reservations required
Paddle your canoe from sunset to moonlight, using the light of the moon as it reflects on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire, s’mores and a local bluegrass band for your enjoyment. Reservations highly recommended. Meet at the livery at 7:00 p.m. and be sure to bring a flashlight.

 

Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip

Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $42; 7 pm to 11 pm; reservations required
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.