Ohio Arts Council Festival Directory

Festivals are a source of great pride for local communities and provide a venue for public engagement in the arts in Ohio. Competitive exhibitions showcase Ohio’s wealth of artistic talent and encourage artists through exposure and awards. From juried exhibitions and multi-day festivals to arts-and-crafts bazaars and seasonal events, these experiences play a crucial role in enhancing cultural tourism, celebrating our heritage, and supporting Ohio’s economy. The Ohio Arts Council’s Festival Directory is a free resource for the public to engage with the arts and for artists to discover opportunities.

The submission window for the 2020 Ohio Festival Directory has closed. A limited number of hard copies of the directory will be sent to a select number of locations (listed below) in early January 2020. Please note that events are able to be added and edited at any time using this new online Festival Directory system. However, changes and submissions must have been received by Nov. 15, 2019, in order to be included in the printed version. Those seeking to list additional events are encouraged to submit a free listing on ArtsinOhio.com

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For those who are eager to explore Ohio’s rich arts and cultural scene, ArtsinOhio.comallows you to search for events across Ohio by event, date, venue and more. If you want to promote an event, join the thousands of Ohio organizations already listing new events daily. ArtsinOhio.com welcomes all of the Buckeye State’s arts and cultural groups, from zoos to theaters, historical societies to Ohio festivals.

A partnership between the Ohio Arts Council, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism NetworkExperience Columbus, and Destination Cleveland. Additional support is provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and TourismOhio. Media support is provided by Ohio Magazine.

Rest Stop Locations

Ashtabula County | Tourist Information Center I-90 Westbound

Belmont County | Tourist Information Center I-70 Westbound

Butler County

                  Tourist Information Center I-75 Northbound

                  Tourist Information Center I-75 Southbound

Preble County | Tourist Information Center I-70 Eastbound

Scioto County | Tourist Information Center US 23

Warren County | Tourist information Center I-71 Northbound

Washington County | Tourist Information Center I-77 Northbound

Wood County

                 Tourist Information Center I-75 Northbound

 Tourist Information Center I-75 Southbound

The OAC cannot guarantee the print copy supply at any given location. Please be in touch with your local or regional office before traveling to a pick-up location.