Local Events 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 • Downtown Granville • Annual Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour •  Annual Christmas holiday event in historic Granville. The first Saturday in December from 1pm to 10pm.  The perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with carollers, music, choirs, orchestras, Santa, holiday shopping, horsedrawn carriage rides, train displays, and so much more!  Read more.....

Thursday, November 23, 2017 • Downtown Granville • Annual 5K Turkey Trot •  An annual area Thanksgiving morning  tradition.  Family fun run/walk with proceeds benefiting the Licking County Food Pantry.  Read more.....

Friday-Sunday, November 17-18, 2017 • Bryn Du Mansion • 13th Annual Rendville Art Show • A perennial favorite in Granville, the exhibit will feature all new artwork created by artists with disabilities. Truly outsider artists with little to no professional training, they work daily in the converted Baptist Church Building on Main Street in Rendville, Ohio. Read more.....

Friday-Sunday, October 13-15, 2017 • Gambier, OH • Kenyon College Family Weekend • Kenyon hosts more than a thousand parents, along with siblings and grandparents, during a weekend filled with events and activities.

Saturday, 2017 Date TBD • The Granville Inn's Lawn • Granville Chili Cookoff • 12pm-3pm •  Granville, OH • This annual event takes place on the lawn of the Granville Inn. Local chefs, restaurants, and villagers compete for the title of best chili!

Friday-Saturday, Fall 2017 Date TBD • Preview Friday 5-8pm • Saturday 9am-4pm • The Rural Society Bi-Annual Antique Sale - Mt. Vernon, OH •  The sale is held the first Saturday in May and October each year and has become popular with many dealers, decorators and collectors across the state and beyond. The sale features over 25 dealers and a farm market  showcasing local produce and products.     Read more.....

Saturday, October 7, 2017 • 9am-4pm • Robbins Hunter Museum - Downtown Granville • Antiques Fair •  Nearly forty antiques and collectibles dealers will bring their wares to sell on the lawn of the Robbins Hunter Museum/Avery Downer House. The fair benefits programs at the Museum.

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8, 2017 • Granville, OH • Denison University Big Red Weekend • Annual Homecoming weekend hosting parents, family, and alumni.  Our Apologies, The Inn is Full this Weekend

Friday-Sunday, September 15-17, 2017 • Ohio Village - Columbus • Country Living Fair • "Country Living Magazine" is a favorite of many people all across the USA, and they are coming to Columbus, Ohio each year to sponsor a very special weekend, bringing the pages of their magazine to life!  Shop the more than 150 exhibitor booths for antiques, vintage furnishings, crafts, gifts and collectibles.  Enjoy food tastings, cooking demonstrations and the harvest/gourmet market.  Attend decorating and crafting seminars and meet and mingle with the editors and contributors of Country Living for fun family activities.  The Fair is located in the Ohio Village, a charming 19th-century village conveniently located across from the Ohio State Fairgrounds.  Ticket Options.....

Saturday, September 2, 2017 • Downtown Granville • 16th Annual Granville HotLicks Blues Fest • This party, featuring free blues music with food provided by local vendors, has brought thousands of residents to downtown Granville in the past.  It has  enabled the Granville Federation for the Appreciation of the Blues (GFAB), the festival’s organizer, to donate thousand of dollars to local charities. Join us on Broadway for the fun and some fantastic blues!  Click Here for HLBF Facebook Page.

Saturday-Wednesday, August 19-22, 2017 • Gambier, OH • Kenyon College Residence Hall Move-In • For a complete 2017-18 Kenyon College Academic Calendar Click Here.

Sunday-Wednesday, August 24-27, 2017 • Granville, OH • Denison University Residence Hall Move-In • For a complete 2017-18 Denison University Academic Calendar Click Here.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 • 3-8pm • Granville, OH • The Great Granville Picnic • It's a Village Picnic year! This special village event features Picnic Tables set up all down Broadway as neighbors come together for a gathering in the heart of town. The event is organized by the Granville Recreation District.

Sunday-Saturday, August 6-12, 2017 • Croton, OH • The 159th Hartford Fair • "The Biggest Little Fair in the World" The independent, family-oriented fair holds something for all ages and interests, from antique machinery and household items to demolition derby and motocross racing. Numerous carnival rides and games are also in abundance. Agricultural and craft displays from local 4-H chapters display local youth talent; the Junior Fair includes exhibitors from Licking County as well as portions of Delaware and Knox counties. Also on the agenda is a full schedule of entertainment and a gammut of fairway food to suit all tastes.  Click Here for More Info.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 • Granville, OH • Pelotonia • Join us in downtown Granville to cheer on thousands of cyclists as they make their way through the heart of the village during Pelotonia! Riders will pass through town from 10am through about 3pm.  Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research. The model of Pelotonia remains simple: Pelotonia’s operating expenses are covered by generous funding partners so that 100% of every dollar raised by Pelotonia Riders, Virtual Riders and Volunteers goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Pelotonia is a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. In its first seven rides, Pelotonia raised more than $106 million for cancer research.  Click Here for More Info

Saturday, July 22, 2017 • Granville, OH • 13th Annual P2O Porsche Club of America Car Show • In 2012, the Porsches to Oxford annual event moved to a new home in Granville, Ohio! Gorgeous newer and vintage Porsches will be on display, along with national suppliers & vendors selling their wares - Saturday, July 22nd, from 9-4. Check out more information on the event at Porsches 2 Ohio.

Friday-Sunday, July 21-23, 2017 • Arena District/North Bank Park - Columbus, OH • Jazz & Ribs Fest • Celebrate summer with hot ribs and cool jazz!  For more than 30 years, the Jazz & Rib Fest has offered both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque. Three stages host local, regional and international jazz artists, while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken & more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as award-winning barbeque  teams compete for "Best Ribs" bragging rights. Read more.....

Saturday-Tuesday, July 1-4, 2017 • Granville, OH • Granville Independence Day Street Fair • Join the family fun at the annual Granville Street Fair - complete with rides, games, parades, music, fireworks, and more!  Just a good, old-fashioned blast to the past!  Parade - Tuesday, July 4th.  Fireworks - Sunday, July 2nd.

Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2017 • Downtown Riverfront - Columbus, OH • Columbus Arts Festival • The riverfront will be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation's top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to hosting more than 230 nationally acclaimed artists, the festival will feature fantastic gourmet fare from some of the city's finest local restaurants, live music, hands-on art activities and more. Read more.....

Thursday-Saturday, May 31-June 3, 2017 • Granville, OH • Denison University Alumni Reunion Weekend
Rooms Still Available as of 2/16/17 - Brynmor Queen Luxe Suite

Monday-Sunday, May 29-June 4, 2017 • Muirfield Village, Dublin, OH • PGA's 41st Annual Memorial Tournament • The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament founded by Jack Nicklaus. It is played on a Nicklaus-designed course at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb north of Nicklaus' home town of Columbus. The golf course passes through a large neighborhood called Muirfield Village. There is a statue of Nicklaus teaching a young child how to golf along Muirfield Drive.  As a restricted field event on the PGA Tour, only the first 75 players on the previous year's money-list are guaranteed invites. One of the main features of the tournament is a yearly induction ceremony honoring past golfers. A plaque for each honoree is installed near the clubhouse at Muirfield. Nicklaus himself was the honoree in 2000.  Read more.....

Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4, 2017 • 10am - 4pm • Schnormeier Gardens - Gambier, OH • Annual Tour • Peace, harmony, serenity. These are gifts that gardens give.  Schnormeier Gardens are located in the gentle rolling hills of Gambier Ohio. The Schnormeiers began building the gardens in 1996. Over the years, they have grown to include 50-acres of manicured lawns,10 lakes, a variety of discrete garden areas and several waterfalls. The focal point of the property is a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. This private residence was completed in 1994. Other structures on the property include a Japanese teahouse, garden house, Chinese pavilion and arched bridge. An ever growing collection of unique sculptures are also located on the grounds.  The gardens have a distinct Asian flavor and feature a variety of plantings rich in color and texture. Rare conifers are plentiful. Large boulders and stone walls add dimension and contrast to the landscape. Designed with a bold vision and attention to detail, the gardens offer delightful viewing in any season.  It has been said that a garden can have a soul...but only if it is shared with others. The Schnormeiers are delighted to share theirs with you on their annual open house.  These four days are the only time that the gardens are open to the general public each year.  Read more.....

Friday-Sunday, May 25-28, 2017 • Gambier, OH • Kenyon College Alumni Reunion Weekend
One Room Still Available as of 1/23/17 - Brynmor Luxe Queen Suite

Friday-Saturday, May 19-20, 2017 • Gambier, OH • Kenyon College 189th Commencement Weekend
Our Apologies, The Inn is Full this Weekend

Friday-Sunday, May 12-13, 2017 • Granville, OH • Denison University 176th Commencement Weekend
Our Apologies, The Inn is Full this Weekend

Saturday, May 7, 2017 • 7:00pm • The Midland Theatre - Newark, OH • The Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra • "Season Finale"  The Season Finale takes us on a journey through time. Join conductor Luis Gabriel Biava and the NGSO performing music by The Great Masters - Beethoven, Ravel, and ending our 12th season with the magnificent Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.|
Fidelio Overture, Ludwig van Beethoven
Rapsodie Espagnole, Maurice Ravel
Symphony No. 4, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Friday-Saturday, May 5-6, 2017 • Preview Friday 5-8pm • Saturday 9am-4pm • The Rural Society Bi-Annual Antique Sale - Mt. Vernon, OH • The sale is held the first Saturday in May and October each year and has become popular with many dealers, decorators and collectors across the state and beyond. The sale features over 25 dealers and a farm market  showcasing local produce and products.     Read more.....

Friday-Saturday, April 29, 2017 • Bryn Du Mansion - Granville, OH • Taste of Granville •  expanded to two-days in 2013! Enjoy a sampling of international wines while exploring the works of over 100 Art Affair artists, fine food vendors, and strolling musicians on the lush Great Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion. Wine Tasting pass holders can choose to attend either Friday or Saturday!    Read more.....

Saturday, April 22-23, 2017 • Bryn Du Mansion - Granville, OH • Granville Garden Club's 72nd Annual Daffodil Show & Sale "" • Enjoy hundreds of daffodil specimens, view original floral arrangements, and order your favorite bulbs. Parking and admission are free.  Read more.....

Thursday-Thursday, March 15-29, 2017 • Bryn Du Mansion • Bryn Du Art Exhibition • The Bryn Du Art Show is an annual juried show with all exhibited art available for sale. The week-plus long show is sponsored by the Village of Granville with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Bryn Du Mansion. Each year over one hundred artists submit work with approximately fifty artists and their work being chosen for the show. Accepted artists may exhibit up to four works. The exhibit may have anywhere from 100 to 150 pieces on display.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 7:30pm • The Midland Theatre - Newark, OH • The Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra • "Spotlight" • Oh, they are so virtuoso! Principal players of the NGSO will flaunt their skills with joy and bravado in a great evening of light classical favorites. See why our professionals are second to none as they perform well-known virtuoso showpieces. Their talent and skills will amaze and delight your whole family.

Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, Johann Sebastian Bach
Oboe Concert in F, Antonio Vivaldi
Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Liberty Tango, Astor Piazzola

Saturday-Sunday, February 9-11, 2017 • OEFFA's 38th Annual Conference • Granville High School
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Saturday, February 18, 2017 • 7:30pm • The Midland Theatre - Newark, OH • The Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra • "Gold Rush" • The Silent Movie returns! Experience the golden days of cinema at the Midland, as the NGSO performs a live score to Charlie Chaplin's greatest movie, Gold Rush. This Hollywood classic will be reborn with a brand new score by Denison professor and composer Ching-chu Hu.  Tickets.....

Sports, Concerts, & Recurring Events in 2017

The Granville Farmers Market
Summer Market

Saturdays, May 6 to October 28
8:30-12:00, Main St. at Broadway
Tuesdays, June 13 to September 26
3:30-6:30, Ross’ Market parking lot

Winter Market
Saturdays, November 4 to February 3
9:30-12:00, Granville Elementary School

Thanksgiving Market
Saturday, November 18
9:30-12:00, Main Street at Broadway

Granville Chamber of Commerce 2017 Events Calendar
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The Midland Theatre Concerts • Downtown Newark
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The Vail Series at Denison University • Swasey Chapel
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Concerts on the Green
6:30-8pm, Denison Fine Arts Quad

Memorial Day Kickoff, May 29th
Sundays - May, June, July, August 2017
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Polo on the Great Lawn
Bryn Du Mansion
The Columbus Polo Club
1st and 3rd Sundays, June -September
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Weathervane Playhouse Summer 2017 - Newark
Ohio's Longest Running Professional Summerstock Theatre
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Nationwide Arena Events & Concerts
Nationwide Arena - Downtown Columbus
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Schottenstein Center Events & Concerts
Jerome Schottenstein Center - OSU Main Campus
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CAPA Columbus Theatres Events
Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Lincoln Theatre, & Capitol Theatre
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Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Hockey
Enjoy an exciting evening of hockey action at Nationwide Arena watching the Blue Jackets skate to victory
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Columbus Crew MLS Soccer
Root the Crew to victory at Columbus Crew Stadium, the first ever soccer specific stadium to be built in the U.S.
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Columbus Clippers AAA Baseball
There's nothing like a ballgame in the summertime.  This is especially true watching a game at beautiful Huntington Park, home of the Cleveland Indians AAA  affiliate, the Columbus Clippers
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