Summer is in full swing and we’re focusing on what there is to do this July in Ross County. Not only will we be showcasing some of the big events, but providing some suggestions on family activities to keep the kids entertained.
There’s no shortage of special events taking place throughout July. We’re going to feature some of the events in this post, but we encourage everyone to visit our online Calendar of Events to learn about everything that is happening this month.
Coming up this weekend is the Ohio Jeep Fest that kicks off on Friday, July 6th and continues through Sunday at the Ross County Fairgrounds. During this event there will be obstacle courses, mud pits, vendors, and live entertainment. Headlining during the Ohio Jeep Fest is Colt Ford on Saturday, July 7th. Local band Six to Noon will be performing as a special guest during the concert.
Join the village of Clarksburg for their Clarksburg Feal Market Day beginning on Friday, July 13th and continuing through Sunday. There will be three days of activities, bands, crafters, food, silent auction and much more. Bring along your lawn chairs to enjoy the entertainment.
The Frankfort Sunflower Festival gets underway in downtown Frankfort on July 27th through the 29th. This three-day festival features a community flower contest, vendors, food and live entertainment. This year’s entertainment lineup includes the bands: Soul’d Out Quartet and Phil Dirt and the Dozers.
Continuing the Bluegrass Series, The Scioto Society welcomes the Del McCoury Band and Nathan Stanley to Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater on Sunday, July 8th. Come out early and enjoy a Bluegrass Chicken Buffet prior to the concert.
The Chillicothe Civic Theatre opens their four-day run of the production “Willy Wonka”. Opening night will be on Thursday, July 26th with performances through Sunday, July 29th.
Back by popular demand – Lori Graves and the Majestic Theatre welcomes back comedian, Donnie Baker as he returns to Chillicothe and the Majestic Theatre’s stage on Saturday, July 28th.
kid & family friendly events
We’re at the peak of summer and the kids want to get out and have some fun. Here’s just a few events you can find to keep the kids and family entertained.
For children ages 5 to 12, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park is offering a Junior Archaeologist event on Saturday, July 7th. There are two sessions based on your child’s age. During this event they will complete several hands-on activities including a mock dig to earn a Junior Archaeologist badge.
Bring the family up to Adena Mansion & Gardens on Saturday, July 7th for the Red, White & Blue Ice Cream Social. This event will offer live music, homemade cobblers and root beer floats. On Sunday, July 8th the Adena Worthington’s will play 19th century “Base Ball” against the Ohio Village Muffins.
Join the YMCA of Ross County on Saturday, July 14th for the 7th Annual Touch-a-Truck event. This event allows children to see and touch a host of unique exciting vehicles as well as meeting professionals from an array of fields and public service areas.
The Scioto Society presents Shakespeare on Sugarloaf: “Much Ado About Nothing”. Shakespeare on Sugarloaf is a major initiative of The Scioto Society to provide free Shakespeare to Southern Ohio.
If you’re an organizer of an event you can get your event featured on our calendar at no cost. It’s completely free! All you have to do is submit your event details to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our staff members will add it to the calendar. Our goal is to provide not only our visitors but residents with a source to find out what’s happening in Ross County.