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Upcoming Events for Ohio

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Now through September 20 Akron

Stan Hywet Hall
Guests on the estate are in for an extraordinary experience with a display throughout the gardens of 32 magnificent glass installations by noted glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Glass installations in Bloom will be showcased in light during Twilights and Flashlights, special evening garden tours Aug. 21-22, 27-28 and Sept. 3-4. Visit or call 330-836-5533.

July 28 Cleveland

Arts in the Garden
Cleveland Botanical Garden
The garden’s youngest guests (ages 2-6) along with their adult can look forward to fun and creative outdoor summer experiences with the return of the Botanical Arts for Kids series. Arts in the Garden is presented in collaboration with Beck Center for the Arts. From 10:15-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-noon. Four-week series costs: $42/member child and adult; $60/nonmember child and adult, includes discounted parking and garden admission, register in advance online at or by calling 216-721-1600 x 100.

Now through September 10 Toledo

Jazz in the Garden
Toledo Botanical Garden
Enjoy cool jazz and warm nights in the garden every Thursday. Bring your blankets and chairs and pack a picnic or buy some food by PoMo’s ribs. Ice cream and non-alcoholic drinks will also be for sale. Visit or call 419-536-5566.

July 30-August 1 Chagrin Falls

A Midsummer Night’s Garden Event
Auburn Point Greenhouse
Begin with a midsummer feast, then stroll through the grounds to see moonlight garden vignettes featuring the evening garden. You will also witness a luna moth release. From 7-9:30 p.m., costs $50; preregistration required. Held at Auburn Pointe Greenhouse, 10089 E. Washington St. Contact 440-543-7455.

August 1 Newark

1st Saturday Grounds and Gardens Tour
Dawes Arboretum
Join an arboretum horticulturist for a wagon ride and tour to the flowering shrubs collection on the arboretum’s south end. Seating is limited — first come, first served. From 1-2 p.m. Free, but donations are welcome. Visit or call 800-44-DAWES.

August 14-15 Reynoldsburg

Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Huber Park
Annually, for the past 50 years, the citizens of Reynoldsburg have organized the Tomato Festival in celebration and remembrance of a 1965 proclamation from the Franklin County Historical Society naming Reynoldsburg as the birthplace of the commercial tomato. Each year the festival draws thousands of people from all over the state who want to enjoy homegrown family fun through tomato displays and contests, concessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. On Friday from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit or call 614-866-4888.

August 15-16 Marysville

Greater Columbus Dahlia Society Show,
Marysville YMCA
The Greater Columbus Dahlia Society hosts its 50th Anniversary Dahlia Show; see the best growers in the country display hundreds of dahlia blooms and floral arrangements for the two days. Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Held at the Marysville YMCA, 1150 Charles Lane, Marysville OH 43040. Visit

August 16 Columbus

Jorgensen Farms
A perennial favorite. Join us for a dinner crafted by local luminaries featuring food grown here and by select central Ohio producers. From 5-9 p.m. Costs adults $75, seats are limited. Visit to register or call 614-855-2697.