Below is a list of some wonderful attractions that can be found in our region. Click on the graphic or corresponding link for more information.
On the final Friday of every month (excluding December), galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late to feature special art events. From 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, enjoy artists' demonstrations, art chats, artists at work in their studios and openings of new art exhibits, plays, and concerts.
Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the Nelsonville Music Festival is a three-day festival that celebrates music and local artistry of our region. This festival, produced by Stuart's Opera House, has had national acts such as Loretta Lynn, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, George Jones and more.
Thunder in the Valley is Nelsonville's annual 4th of July celebration that takes place on the Hocking College campus. This fireworks display always draws a huge crowd!
The Nelsonville Parade of the Hills is a local annual festival. Rides, great concerts, good food and loads of fun for the family!
The Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival is yet another outstanding local event that takes place here in Nelsonville. It takes place on the third weekend in October, is officially recognized by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and features over $10,000 in prizes!
"Come experience the great outdoors on Wayne National Forest, a quarter million acres of public lands located in twelve southeastern Ohio counties. When in the area, stop by our Welcome Center on Hwy 33 to learn more.”
ATV Trails, Hiking, Mountain Biking & Camping. Twitter: @WayneNationalFS
During the winter season, the Nelsonville community magically transforms into your vision of Christmas fun! During North Pole Nelsonville, you can visit Santa's village, find that perfect gift at our local shops and much more!
...and this just touches the surface of all the special events and attractions in our area! Take a look at our calendar for more events in the Nelsonville area.