Do you love local events and festivals? Warren County, Ohio is the perfect destination for visitors of all ages looking for memorable getaway adventures. The aroma of baked apples, roasted turkey legs, and German sauerkraut mark the beginning of just a few of the crowd-pleasing festivals held in Warren County throughout the year.

Home to unique cultural events such as the Ohio Renaissance Festival, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival, and the Lebanon Christmas Parade, plus popular antique and quilt shows and nationally-renowned sporting events, it's easy to see why Warren County is Ohio's Largest Playground! 

Below is a sampling of the cool yearly events happening in Ohio's Largest Playground! For a more detailed list of events and festivals, visit our events calendar.



Lebanon Country Music Festival

Summer
The Lebanon Country Music Festival features live country music bands, a beer garden, food, craft, and gift vendors, mechanical bull rides, a kids zone, and more all located in the charming streets of Historic Downtown Lebanon.

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Celtic Fest Ohio

Summer

Celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors of traditional Celtic culture at Celtic Fest Ohio! Held on the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Waynesville, this annual three-day bash boasts more than a dozen bands, a 5K walk/run and a seemingly endless array of Celtic-inspired food, drink and crafts.
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Lebanon Blues Festival

Summer
Vibe to the sounds of local and out-of-town blues bands, enjoy classic festival fare, and a deluxe beer garden, while gazing at over 150 classic cars in the Blues, BBQ, and Bumpers Car Show.
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Western & Southern Open

Summer
See the best men's and women's tennis players in the world compete in front of thousands of passionate fans every summer at the state-of-the-art Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
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Ohio Renaissance Festival

Fall
See history come alive at this 16th Century English village re-creation. Fun awaits the whole family with over 150 costumed characters, 140+ shops featuring unique handmade items, 12 stages of continuous entertainment, awesome human-powered rides, and hearty food and drink!

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Halloween Haunt at Kings Island

Fall
One of the largest scarathons in the Midwest, Kings Island's Halloween Haunt features more than a dozen horrifying attractions and countless terrifying creatures prowling throughout the park. The park's record-breaking roller coasters only add to the terror!

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Snoopy's Halloween Party at Kings Island

Fall
Storytelling, a hay bale maze, pumpkin patches, dance parties, costume contests, trick-or-treating, and a costumed parade make Snoopy's Halloween Party at Kings Island a fall-time favorite for little ghouls and goblins.

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Country Applefest in Lebanon

Fall
Explore a wide array of wonderful handmade crafts such as pottery, wreaths, candles, and baskets, while sampling an amazing variety of apple-inspired eats from classic apple pie to apple donuts, cider and more!
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Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

Fall
Celebrate Ohio's German heritage by sampling traditional sauerkraut dishes and crazy cabbage concoctions such as sauerkraut fudge! Also home to more than 400 carefully selected craft vendors, this annual festival is one of the largest arts & crafts shows in America.
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Winterfest

Winter

Kings Island’s theme park thrills don’t end when the weather cools down! Featuring ice skating on the Royal Fountain, state-of-the-art lighting scenes, spectacular stage shows and the incredible transformation of the park’s iconic Eiffel Tower into a giant Christmas Tree, WinterFest is a seasonal celebration not to be missed!
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Historic Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade

Winter
More than 100 antique carriages pulled by majestic Clydesdales, Percherons, and many other breeds of horse parade through the charming streets of Historic Downtown Lebanon. Early birds line the streets for an afternoon parade, while those who attend the evening procession are treated to a candlelit spectacle.

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