Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

FRIDAY, JULY 31

Lancaster Festival

Various locations in Lancaster, July 23-August 1

Join us for Ohio’s largest music festival. It features music, art and dance and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. Call 740-687-4808 or visit http://www.lanfest.org/ for more information.

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

Casual Friday

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374, Logan, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Start your weekend with a special Bistro Menu featuring gourmet burgers, rustic pizzas and much more. We will also have live music from 6:30 to 9:30. The best part is that you don’t need a reservation. Call 800-653-2557 or 740-385-7489 for more information; FREE.

 

Nelsonville Final Friday

Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Final Friday with various exhibitions dedicated to the fine art of clay and pottery. Additional hands-on classes, tips from the pros, and demos will allow you to try out new skills on the picturesque Historic Public Square. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.

 

The Wild Women of Starbrick Opening Night

Starbrick Gallery, 21 W. Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

As part of Final Fridays, it is opening night for The Wild Women of Starbrick, a group ceramic show.  Our potters & sculptors of clay all happen to be women. Yes, we “throw” like girls….and are proud of it!  The show continues to August 23 under normal gallery hours. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.

 

Live Music at the Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 6-9 p.m.

A special afternoon edition of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Reid Coleman. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

 

Summer Concert Series with MojoFlo

Stuart’s Opera House, 10 E. Washington Street, Nelsonville, 7 – 10 p.m.

Bring your dancing shoes for a night of live funk, soul, and R&B music! Hailing from Columbus, “Mojoflo mixes funk, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and reggae in an intoxicating brew that sounds a bit like a more contemporary version of the great funk band Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings” according to the Toledo Blade. This event takes place during Nelsonville’s Final Fridays on the Square so be sure to come early and check out all the great art openings and more around the square starting at 5:30 p.m.

 

Stuart’s Opera House’s 1879 Gallery will host an opening featuring the work of students from the Circle Round the Square summer arts camp in Nelsonville! Call 740-753-1924 for more information; FREE.

 

Music in the Park

Worthington Gazebo, Corner of Market and Main Sts., Logan, 7 p.m.

Black Diamond Strings will be appearing tonight in the summer music series featuring 11 Friday night concerts at the gazebo in Logan’s Town Center. The series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western swing and more. Food and beverages for sale in the park. Alcohol prohibited. Call 740-746-8233 for more information; FREE.

 

Full Moon Paddle – Strouds Run State Park

Boat Launch at Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Dusk

Enjoy a peaceful evening on the water, watch the sun set and the moon rise across the water as the stars sparkle above you. No experience needed. All equipment, instructions, and refreshments are provided. Reservations are required. Call 740-591-9094 to make a reservation or for more information; COST: $45 or $30 if you provide your own kayak.

 

Full “MoonShine” Zipline Tours

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson Street, Rockbridge, 8 p.m.

Get acquainted with the night during the full moon with our “Moonshine” zipline 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 six ziplines and four skybridges. All needed equipment and lighting is provided, even some from Mother Nature herself tonight! Call 740-385-9477 for more information; COST: $79.

 

InspireFest 2015

Hocking County Inspire Shelter, Downtown Logan, 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday

This year’s events include live music, dancing in the streets, a poker run, glow run, fire spinning, arts, food and more. Help us help others by improving our community and rocking to the beat of a happy drummer. It’s fun for the whole family. Call 740-974-8043 for more information; FREE (donations accepted).
 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

 InspireFest 2015

Hocking County Inspire Shelter, Downtown Logan, 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday

This year’s events include live music, dancing in the streets, a poker run, glow run, fire spinning, arts, food and more. Help us help others by improving our community and rocking to the beat of a happy drummer. It’s fun for the whole family. Call 740-974-8043 for more information; FREE (donations accepted).

 

Nature on the River

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 State Route 664 South, Logan, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Join a staff naturalist for an exploration of the Hocking River. Look for critters, explore the water and rocks, and learn more about the natural wonders of the river. Includes a hike to Ohio’s largest natural rock bridge. Great for families! Reservations required. Call 740-385-0523 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $15/adult; $5/child.

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Scenic Way Gifts & Art Glass Studio, 63775 St. Rt. 56, Creola, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Learn basic copper foil stained glass techniques with Audrey Martin. Classes are 2 hours long and all supplies are provided. At the end of the class you will walk away with your completed project & the knowledge to dive into more sophisticated glass projects. Call 740-596-1913 to reserve your spot or for more information; COST: $25.

 

Hot Rods in the Hills

Logan High School, 14470 St. Rt. 328, Logan, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hot Rod vehicle Show featuring all makes and models. Cars, trucks, and bikes are welcome.  Food vendors, craft show, raffle, door prizes, 50/50 and music by Ryan Lehman. A portion of the proceeds benefit Hocking Co. Relay for Life. Registration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 740-603-1799 for more information; COST: $15 per entry.

 

Legion Sons Monthly Steak Fry

American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 4 – 7 p.m.

The Legion Sons of American Legion Post 78 put on this great steak fry on the first Saturday of each month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. COST: $11/person Call 740-385-8811 for more information.

 

Rock Use in Trail Building Workshop with Appalachian Ohio Alliance

AOA Demonstration Trail, Bailey Road, Rockbridge, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Buckeye Trail staff will lead a workshop on utilizing native rock in trail construction as we continue construction of the AOA Demonstration Site trail. Meet at the parking area on the AOA Demonstration Site on Bailey Road in Rockbridge.  Bring your lunch and your appreciation of spending the time to do quality work we’ll be proud of. Drinks will be provided by AOA. FREE.

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 – 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

Saturday Night Concert on the Patio

Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts, 110 E. Main Street, Logan, 6 p.m.

Concert on the Patio featuring Christian performing artists Jimmy Howson. Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room. Call 740-385-0056 for more information; FREE.

 

Live Music at the Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 6-9 p.m.

Join us for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Peter Conrad. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

 

A Night with the Legends

Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Stuart’s plays hosts to an evening full of some of music’s biggest stars at A Night with the Legends! This show featuring local Athens and Nelsonville area celebrities playing tribute to some of music’s biggest stars. This is not karaoke, we have a full band! Organized by Alex Couladis, all proceeds benefit Stuart’s Opera House! All seating is reserved for this show and tickets are on sale in advance. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of the show. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST: $30 – $100.

 

Moonlight Tour

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 State Route 664 South, Logan, 7 – 11 p.m.

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 and be sure to bring a flashlight. Call 740-385-0523 for more information. COST: $40 per canoe for two people.

 

Romantic Moonlight Tour

Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 7 p.m.

Let the crickets serenade you under a full moon on the Hocking River. Afterward, join us at a bonfire for refreshments and live entertainment. Call 740-385-8685 for reservations and more information; COST: $42.

 

Full “MoonShine” Zipline Tours

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson Street, Rockbridge, 8 p.m.

Get acquainted with the night during the full moon with our “Moonshine” zipline 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 six ziplines and four skybridges. All needed equipment and lighting is provided, even some from Mother Nature herself tonight! Call 740-385-9477 for more information; COST: $79.

 

Saturday Night Movie

Lake Hope Amphitheater, 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, 9 p.m. (or dusk)

Meet at the Amphitheater near the Nature Center for a FREE family-friendly movie every Saturday Night, weather permitting. Check at the Park Office, Camp Check-in, or Nature Center for each week’s feature. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 740-596-4983 for more information; FREE.

 

 SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

 InspireFest 2015

Hocking County Inspire Shelter, Downtown Logan, 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday

This year’s events include live music, dancing in the streets, a poker run, glow run, fire spinning, arts, food and more. Help us help others by improving our community and rocking to the beat of a happy drummer. It’s fun for the whole family. Call 740-974-8043 for more information; FREE (donations accepted).

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

Game Night at the Library

Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, 5 – 7 p.m.

Enjoy game night the first Monday of every month. Monopoly, Battleship, Candy Land, Uno, Boggle, Cards, Chess, Checkers! Pick a spot and play! Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Wine’d up Wednesday

Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Lunch and Dinner

The first Wednesday of every month we are offering our house wines at state minimum retail. Come on in for a midweek date night. By the bottle, only at lunch and dinner; dine-in only. Call 740-654-1842 for more information.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Logan Town Center Monthly Meeting

Logan Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 140 E. Main Street, Logan, 8 a.m.

Want to learn more about all the great things happening in Historic Downtown Logan?  Come to the monthly Logan Town Center meeting. The Logan Town Center Board and Members have been very busy — from parking and zoning to beautification and promotion, efforts are underway to preserve Historic Downtown Logan, attract customers to downtown businesses and spur economic development in Historic Downtown Logan. Visit www.logantowncenter.com for more information; FREE.

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

First Friday WalkAbout

Downtown Lancaster, 5 – 9 p.m.

Join Lancaster’s museums and galleries for an evening of snacks, entertainment, and exclusive gallery tours as we open our doors between 5 and 8:00 p.m. There may even be a scavenger hunt that has become a favorite activity by our visitors. This is a wonderful opportunity to see what is happening in our local area to educate and preserve the history of our community and to provide hands-on activities for all ages. Call 740-687-0101 for more information; FREE.

 

First Friday

Downtown Lancaster, 5 – 9 p.m.

Join us in Downtown Lancaster on the first Friday of every month for activities and live music in participating businesses. August’s theme for specials and events is “Dog Days of Summer”. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.

 

Casual Friday

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374, Logan, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Start your weekend with a special Bistro Menu featuring gourmet burgers, rustic pizzas and much more. We will also have live music from 6:30 to 9:30. The best part is that you don’t need a reservation. Call 800-653-2557 or 740-385-7489 for more information; FREE.

 

Music in the Park

Worthington Gazebo, Corner of Market and Main Sts., Logan, 7 p.m.

Hickory Wind will be appearing tonight in the summer music series featuring 11 Friday night concerts at the gazebo in Logan’s Town Center. The series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western swing and more. Food and beverages for sale in the park. Alcohol prohibited. Call 740-746-8233 for more information; FREE.

 

Bats: Silent Heroes in a Dangerous World

Boch Hollow Nature Preserve Office, 7211 Bremen Rd., Logan 8 – 10 p.m.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Division of Natural Areas and Preserves invites you and your family to Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve to explore the world of bats. This imperiled group of animals fights tirelessly for the benefit of humans. We will dispel some myths, learn what makes Ohio’s bats tick, and at dusk venture out into the yard to watch and listen to bats as they ply the skies ridding us of night flying pests. A special activity will be available for kids. This is limited to 25 participants, so please call 740-380-8918 to RSVP or for more information; FREE.

 

The Historical Society’s Annual Ice Cream Social on the Lawn

Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N. Culver Street, Logan, 4 – 7 p.m.

Join the Hocking County Historical Society for an ice cream social on the Lawn of the Hocking County Historical Museum. Open to the public; everyone is welcome! Call 740-385-6026 for more information; COST: donations.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Scenic Hills Senior Center’s Pancake Breakfast

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 8 – 11 a.m.

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. COST: $6

 

Lancaster Handmade Market

Corner of Broad and Main Streets, Lancaster, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us under the trees on the second Saturday of the each month for our Handmade Market of locally made Arts & Crafts. We meet at the corner of Broad and Main in downtown Lancaster. Call 740-438-8897 for more information.

 

Glacial Geology & Ecology Hike at Christmas Rocks

Christmas Rocks Nature Preserve, 2340 Meister Road, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve sits very near the boundary of the older Illinois glaciation and un-glaciated areas of Fairfield County. The two-mile hike will take us down to Arney Run, a stream that reversed flows due to impounding glacial melt water forcing their way into new watersheds. The climb to Jacobs Ladder will show a more fully developed sandstone ridge-top community with plant species totally different from our first stop on the Series at Stages Pond. Call 614-265-6561 for more information; FREE.

 

Humble Pie Cooking Class

Shaw’s Restaurant & Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us for the hands-on cooking class featuring peaches & cream pie with an oat crumble crust, salty honey pie, and creamsicle chiffon pie. Bring a friend & receive 1/2 off one class tuition! The hands-on classes are limited to eight students and you must be 18 years or older. Call 800-654-2477 or 740-654-1842 for more information; COST: $55.

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 – 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

Open Studio

Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, 1 – 5 p.m.

The art room, ceramics studio and wheels are open to the public most Saturdays. There will be simple projects ideas prepared for folks looking to make something. Great activity for the entire family…  walk-ins welcome. Also, folks can bring their own project ideas and purchase materials a la cart if needed and receive guidance. Call 740-592-4981 for more information; FREE.

 

American Legion Baked Steak Dinner

American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 4 – 7 p.m.

The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 78 puts on this delicious baked steak dinner on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. Call 740-385-8811 for more information; COST: $7.

 

Sweet Second Saturday

The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike St., Laurelville, 5 – 8 p.m.

On the second Saturday of each month, we dress up the dining room and have live music & great dinner specials. You can even bring a bottle of wine, if you like. Come join us for a great Saturday night out! Reservations appreciated, but not required. Call 740-332-0300 for more information.

 

Summer Concert Series on the Lawn

The Bowen House, 196 North Market Street, Logan, 6 p.m.

The Bowen House Summer Concert Series on the Lawn will feature the popular Nostalgics Swingin’ Big Dance Band, which includes one of their very own Board Members, Nick Delmatto!  Chairs will be provided, but all are welcome to bring their favorite chair or blanket. The Bowen House Concession Stand will be open. This show is widely popular so arrive early to choose the best seat and walk through the house to tour the August Exhibit, featuring recent Logan High School graduates Christi & Lillie Combs. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE, but donations are appreciated.

 

Saturday Night Concert on the Patio

Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts, 110 E. Main Street, Logan, 6 p.m.

Concert on the Patio featuring Christian performing artist Yessika Woolever-Baber. Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room. Call 740-385-0056 for more information; FREE.

 

Saturday Cinema

Bandstand, Downtown Lancaster (Broad & Main intersection), 9 p.m.

Saturday Cinema features “Annie”. Fun and free children’s activities will be available one hour before the movie begins. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks. A space is reserved in the front for blanket-only seating. This is a FREE community event. Snack and drink concessions will be available. The rain date for every Saturday Cinema will be the next day (Sunday) at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield County District Main Library, 3rd floor. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.

 

Saturday Night Movie

Lake Hope Amphitheater, 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, 9 p.m. (or dusk)

Meet at the Amphitheater near the Nature Center for a FREE family-friendly movie every Saturday Night, weather permitting. Check at the Park Office, Camp Check-in, or Nature Center for each week’s feature. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 740-596-4983 for more information; FREE.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 – 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

Second Sunday Beadmaking

Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, 1 – 4 p.m.

Watch engaging demos, or choose to try it yourself! Join us on a new monthly creative adventure!  Theresa Cress-Sharp will be narrating and performing live glass beadmaking demonstrations as part of your OGM tour on the Second Sunday of each month.  You’ll see rods of beautifully colored glass become molten and shaped into intricate beads! Call 740-687-0101 for more information; COST: $20.

 

Native Medicinal Plant Walk and Survey with Appalachian Ohio Alliance

AOA Demonstration Site, 25797 Bailey Rd, Rockbridge, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Explore the woodland and prairie portions of AOA’s beautiful conservation demonstration site in Rockbridge as we walk the property to survey and identify native medicinal plants growing on the site.  Led by Erika Galentin, medical herbalist and former Outreach Coordinator for United Plant Savers and Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary , this is an excellent opportunity to learn about threatened species such as American Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Black Cohosh, their preferred habitats, and techniques for growing them on your own property.

 

This event will feature two separate walks at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with lunch in between (please bring your own sack lunch). You will also have a chance to purchase native medicinal plants from Erika over lunch or after the event.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted.  The event will take place rain or shine; FREE.