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Summer Fun in Lancaster, Ohio - What You Need To Do

May 24, 2017

Classical music aficionado? Interested in furthering your secondary education? Looking for hands-on educational entertainment for your kiddos? Look no further than a summer visit to Lancaster, Ohio!

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Albert Wunsch

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Apr 8, 2017

Top Things To Do in Lancaster

Classical music aficionado? Interested in furthering your secondary education? Looking for hands-on educational entertainment for your kiddos? Look no further than a summer visit to Lancaster, Ohio! Just a short drive southeast of Columbus; Lancaster, Ohio has plenty to offer for a fun weekend adventure. Shop, eat, relax, and enjoy the small-town atmosphere and locally-owned establishments of downtown Lancaster. Below our just a few of our favorite places and things to do. Looking to move to Lancaster, Ohio? Check out the available listings here.

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Lancaster Festival

Each summer, the city of Lancaster comes alive during this 10-day festival of classical music and art. This year’s festival, from July 19, 2017 to July 9, 2017 will celebrate 30 years of music, art, and community. Under the artistic direction of award-winning conductor Gary Sheldon, the Lancaster Festival Orchestra is the summer home of professional musicians from across the United States, performing a variety of pops and classical orchestral pieces. Ticket sales start in late May.

Lancaster Festival Orchestra
Lancaster Festival Orchestra

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

This summer, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio features a traveling exhibit from the Canton Museum of Art titled, Three Voices: Conversations on Life & Conflict. See life expressed through the art of three different women artists from three of Ohio’s major cities. Found in a fully restored 19th century mansion, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio also features an extensive calendar of children’s summer camps, workshops, lectures and more. Advanced registration is recommended.

Ohio Glass Museum

Have you ever wanted to try glass blowing? The Ohio Glass Museum and Glassblowing Studio offers this unique opportunity. Tour the museum to learn more about the glass-making process before trying your hand at the art of glassblowing. Bring home a unique gift from your visit to Lancaster by buying the work of a local glass artist at the museum’s gift shop.

Ohio Glass Museum
Ohio Glass Museum

Ohio University: Lancaster Campus

Small campus atmosphere with a university education? Check out Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus. Summer class registration has already begun. Pick up a few extra credits for your undergraduate degree. For the budding engineer in your family, register now for the Fairfield County Engineering Technology Camp, July 10, 2017 through July 15, 2017.

AHA! A Hands-on Adventure Children’s Museum

Say “AHA”! Kids young and old will learn more through play at this interactive children’s museum. With over twenty-five unique exhibitions, children will have many opportunities to explore and learn through this carefully curated collection. Stop by for Thursday Story Time, or Messy Mondays in the arts studio.

Lancaster Children's Museum
Children's Museum in Lancaster

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