2017 Summer Events Happening in Hocking Hills

Things to do in Hocking Hills this summer

Hocking Hills is a popular tourist destination due to the beautiful scenery, secluded cabins, and outdoor adventures. There are many events going on this summer for tourists and locals alike. Plan a day trip or take a whole weekend to enjoy what Hocking Hills has to offer. Below you will find a collection of some of Hocking Hills’ top summer events.


Nelsonville Music Festival


The 13th annual Nelsonville Music Festival is June 1-4 at Robbins Crossing on the Hocking College campus.This year’s lineup:  Rodriguez, Son Volt, Parquet Courts, Sara Watkins, Big Thief, Twin Peaks, Honeyhoney, Margaret Glaspy, Sallie Ford, Mothers, Ron Gallo, Marisa Anderson, Hellnaw, Weedghost, and Aaron Michael Butler with the Tied for 5th Percussion Group. Many more artists are still to be announced! Four day weekend passes are on sale now for $140 (with no fees). Weekend passes for Nelsonville residents and teens are only $70, and kids 12 and under are free. Camping passes and VIP weekend passes to the festival are also on sale now. Visit nelsonvillefest.org for more information.


Torchlight Canoe Trip

Experience the serene Hocking Hills scenery at night with a unique experience. Hocking Hills Adventures is offering a torch lit canoe trip Saturday June 24 from 6:30-11:00 pm. Tiki torches will lead canoes making for a calm peaceful night adventure. After your canoe trip enjoy live music and s’mores!  Reservations are required, cost is $45 per canoe. Call 740-385-8685 for more details or visit http://www.hockinghillscanoeing.com/torchlight.html



Backyard BBQ & Rib Ruckus


Enjoy BBQ, various food vendors, classic car cruise-in, kid zone, and live music featuring the 7 Bridges Ultimate Eagles Experience in Downtown Logan July 1! The Morning Gate-to-Gate 5k will also be taking place. The event will be at 1689 E Front Street in Logan (The site of Gabriel Logan Manufacturing Solutions).  Admission to the event is free, for more information and a full schedule visit http://www.explorehockinghills.com .


Downtown Lancaster Art Walk


The annual Art Walk event is back again this year and will be held Friday July 21. Bring the whole family for the arts, food, live music and more! Over 50 local and regional artists, who were juried into the show, will display their work in 34 local businesses. The streets will be closed to traffic to allow the community to enjoy historic downtown Lancaster and this special event. Be sure to check out the three music stages and featured musical acts!

Whether you’re enjoying live music, eating BBQ, taking a night canoe trip or viewing local art you are sure to have a great time in Hocking Hills. Make us a part of your trip and stop by for a round of golf, or a tasty meal and handcrafted cocktails at our Urban Grille!

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