|School's almost out, and you know what that means-time to find fun activities for the kids this summer. Fortunately, the answer is easy-build your trip around a fun, family festival in Ohio! Here are a few suggestions sure to thrill any kid (or kid at heart).
Visitors can create their own banana split concoctions at the ever-popular ice cream bar and enjoy a parade, an antique car cruise-in and, of course,a banana split eating contest at the Banana Split Festival in JW Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington, June 8-9. This year's festival marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the first banana split, an act that happened in Wilmington!
The Troy Strawberry Festival at Miami River Levee on June 2-3 means it's time to celebrate this sweet, summery, native fruit. From strawberry jellies and jams to pies and ice cream, more than 275 food stands and art and craft exhibitors will showcase their unique wares.
Tap along with the music at the Washboard Music Festival in Nelsonville on June 15-17. Visitors to this festival will rethink the uses for traditional washboards! Listen as these utilitarian objects create jazz, zydeco and ragtime rhythms. While listening in the music, you can dig into some delicious fair food and browse the streets, which are lined with almost 100 art and craft vendors who demonstrate as they sell.
Visit www.DiscoverOhio.com today to start planning your Weekend in Cleveland! And don't forget, you'll receive further emails with even more ways to enjoy your Weekend in Cleveland.
Ohio Department of Development,
Division of Travel & Tourism
77 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001