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Events Calendar for the Hocking Hills


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Apr 3 (Wed)
Apr 4 (Thu)
Apr 5 (Fri)
Apr 6 (Sat)
Apr 7 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Apr 5 (Fri)
Chocolate Walk in Downtown Lancaster
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Visit downtown Lancaster to indulge in the chocolate treats from downtown businesses and take advantage of downtowns outdoor refreshment area, which allows you to purchase drinks from downtown bars and restaurants to enjoy while on the walk. Check in at your starting location at the beginning of the event time you choose to receive your map, goodie bag, and......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 5 (Fri)
Jake Xerxes Fussell  Joan Shelly
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Stuarts Opera House presents a co-headlining show with two unique Southern songwriters, Louisvilles Joan Shelley and Durham, NCs Jake Xerxes Fussell. April 5th at 8PM For Tickets and a Bio on Jake and Joan Visit: https://stuartsoperahouse.org/events/jake-joan/

Cost: $25-$35

Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 6 (Sat)
Double Edge Brewing Co. 6th Anniversary Party
Outdoor Activity
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Arts/Music/Film

Can you believe it has been six incredible years of brewing craft beer and making unforgettable memories in downtown Lancaster? Let us raise a glass and celebrate in style! You are cordially invited to Double Brewing Co. on Saturday, April 6, for a day filled with fresh brews, old friends, and endless fun! Enjoy four brand new beers for the event (and some old......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 6 (Sat)
Whiskey Would Live at Hunter Street Saloon

Whiskey Would will be performing live at Hunter Street Saloon in Logan. "Where Most Wont, Whiskey Would" 21+ Event 9PM

Cost: $5 Cover

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Apr 6 (Sat)
Old Boot Flowerpot Workshop
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Learn how to Create an adorable boot planter for your porch. Drill holes in soles and make holes in toes for plants or flowers. Attach turtles, fogs, and butterfly accessories for an added touch of cuteness. $20 per boot. 1PM - 3PM

Cost: $20 per Boot

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 6 (Sat)
Lancaster Festival Reveal Event and Fundraiser
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

The Lancaster Festival is excited for the 2024 Reveal Event and Fundraiser! Tickets are on sale now to be among the first to find out who the headliners will be for the Lancaster Festivals 40th anniversary! Music by Second Gear will start at 7:00 p.m. with a live auction and silent auction taking place all night. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash......

Cost: $30

Phone: 740-687-4808

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 10 (Wed)
Apr 11 (Thu)
Apr 12 (Fri)
Apr 13 (Sat)
Apr 14 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Apr 11 (Thu)
Bonsai Tree Workshop
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

In this workshop you will learn how to properly repot, prune, and wire your very own beautiful bonsai tree. Trey, from Kota Bonsai in Columbus, will be there to teach you all the ways, tips, and tricks to properly care for a bonsai tree. All supplies will be provided by Kota Bonsai for this workshop. At the end of the evening, you will take home your own bonsai......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 11 (Thu)
Cedar Falls Hike
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us for a moderate, 1 mile round trip hike to Cedar Falls, our heaviest flowing waterfall in the park. Will the water be rushing or will it be a trickle. Join us to find out! Meet us at Trailhead H at the Cedar Falls parking lot. Be prepared for the weather and steps. 10AM - 11AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 12 (Fri)
The Thin Crescent Moon and Other Galaxies
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

The crescent moon is dramatic and lovely. We will be looking at it before it sets and then turning our sights towards the galactic gems in Leo and Ursa Major. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more here https://jgap.info/ 8PM - 12AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 12 (Fri)
Invading Invasives
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Warning: Invasive plants have been spotted invading your backyard parks! Learn how to prevent the spread of invasives and help remove some from around the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. All materials provided. 10AM - 11AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 12 (Fri)
Live Music at Hunter Street Saloon

Overtime and The Blue Collar Soldiers Band will be performing live at Hunter Street Saloon in Logan. 21+ Event Doors Open At 7pm

Cost: $5 Cover

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Apr 13 (Sat)
Drip/Dot Pot Art Workshop
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Show off your art skills doing a Drip paint terracotta pot. Personalize a pot by dripping different colored paints over the edge and then let gravity take over. Kids love this and we do have aprons. Try making a Dot Pot next. Using paint pens trace around your name with paint dots. You can be as creative as you want with each pot. Use your pots for a plant or......

Cost: $10 per pot

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 13 (Sat)
Slithering Snakes
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Answer all of your serpent questions and meet our resident black snake! Join us at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. 2PM - 3PM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 13 (Sat)
The Thin Crescent Moon and Other Galaxies
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

The crescent moon is dramatic and lovely. We will be looking at it before it sets and then turning our sights towards the galactic gems in Leo and Ursa Major. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more here https://jgap.info/ 8PM - 12AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 13 (Sat)
Recycled Bird Feeders
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Come make your own bird feeder out of a recycled bottle. All materials provided but feel free to bring your own bottle! Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 14 (Sun)
Rock Painting
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Come create some painted rocks for your home or our wildflower garden at the Visitor Center. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on. 10AM - 11AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 16 (Tue)
Old Mans Cave Hike
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us every Tuesday at 10 am for a one mile hike through Old Mans Cave to celebrate 75 years of parks and 100 years of Hocking Hills public trails. This moderate, one mile hike begins in front of the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 17 (Wed)
Apr 18 (Thu)
Apr 19 (Fri)
Apr 20 (Sat)
Apr 21 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Apr 18 (Thu)
Whispering Cave Hike
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us for a moderate, 1 mile round trip to Whispering Cave from the Hocking Hills Lodge. Learn about the second largest recess cave in the park and listen to the whispers that give the cave its name. Join us at the Hocking Hills Lodge Hikers Pavilion to the right of the front door. Be prepared for the weather and rugged steps. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 19 (Fri)
The Bright Moon Rises - Jupiter Bows Out
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

The moon is almost full this weekend, so we will again be focusing on it as it rises after dark. This is the last chance to see Jupiter before it dives into the sunset. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more at https://jgap.info/ 8PM - 12AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 19 (Fri)
Wildflower Wander at Cantwell Cliffs
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Are you a true wildflower lover? Are you willing to spend your time traversing up and down cliffs to spot the early ephemerals? Come join us for an approximately 2 mile hike around Cantwell Cliffs to check out the early spring wildflowers popping up in this often overlooked part of Hocking Hills. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 20 (Sat)
Live Music at Hunter Street Saloon

Sabbath, a Black Sabbath tribute band will be performing live at Hunter Street Saloon in Logan. 21+ Event 9pm Tickets Available on www.skeletix.com

Cost: Online Tickets

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Apr 20 (Sat)
Seeds of Change
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

Visit Rising Park on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to join Lancaster Parks & Recreation, Fairfield County DD, and Lancaster and Fairfield Community Action for a fun day celebrating Earth Day! This is a great event for families or those with a love for nature. Learn about protecting the planet while enjoying fresh air at the park!

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

Apr 20 (Sat)
The Bright Moon Rises - Jupiter Bows Out
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

The moon is almost full this weekend, so we will again be focusing on it as it rises after dark. This is the last chance to see Jupiter before it dives into the sunset. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more at https://jgap.info/ 8PM - 12AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 20 (Sat)
Resident Raptors
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Come check out some of our resident raptors at the Hocking Hills Lodge. Learn how these critters survive in our rolling hills and forests. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 20 (Sat)
Rock Painting
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Come create some painted rocks for your home or our wildflower garden at the Visitor Center. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on. 10AM - 11AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 21 (Sun)
Monthly Nature Hike
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join the adventure in 2024 by hiking in Lancasters parks! Lancaster Parks & Recreation outdoor education staff will be leading monthly nature hikes in various parks. Each hike is moderate paced involving 2+ miles on uneven terrain. Registration is not mandatory, but will allow the staff to email updates on the hikes directly to you. Free online registration......

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 21 (Sun)
The Game of Life
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Test your luck, spin the wheel, and see how your survive as Ohios state mammal, the White tailed Deer. Join us at the Hocking Hills Lodge. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 21 (Sun)
Sensory Walk
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Find your way to the Ash Cave Trailhead and we will take a walk through the area to find things we can see, hear, touch, and smell. All abilities welcome. 10AM - 11AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 22 (Mon)
Week of Wildflower Hikes Fire Tower
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us for an approximately 2 mile round trip hike from the Ash Cave Fire Tower to Ash Cave and back. Meet us at the Ash Cave Fire Tower Parking lot on 374 S for a meander over rolling hills to find a variety of native wildflowers! Be prepared for a possibly muddy hike. 10AM - 12PM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 23 (Tue)
Week of Wildflower Hikes Rose Lake
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us for an approximately 2.5 mile round trip hike around Rose Lake. Meet us at the Rose Lake Fishermans Parking Lot on 374 S for a hike along the edge of Rose Lake. We will have to look out for roots and rocks along the edge of the lake. 10AM - 1PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 23 (Tue)
Old Mans Cave Hike
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us every Tuesday at 10 am for a one mile hike through Old Mans Cave to celebrate 75 years of parks and 100 years of Hocking Hills public trails. This moderate, one mile hike begins in front of the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 24 (Wed)
Apr 25 (Thu)
Apr 26 (Fri)
Apr 27 (Sat)
Apr 28 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Apr 24 (Wed)
Week of Wildflower Hikes Whispering Cave
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us for an approximately 2 mile round trip hike down past Whispering Cave to the Hemlock Bridge and back. Meet us at the Hikers Pavilion at the Hocking Hills Lodge. This hike will be rugged and rocky. Be prepared for inclines up and down the hill. 10AM - 12PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 25 (Thu)
Week of Wildflower Hikes Cedar Falls
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us for a 1 mile round trip hike around Cedar Falls. Meet us at Trailhead H at the Cedar Falls parking lot. This hike will contain stairs and rocks that we will have to navigate over. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 26 (Fri)
Week of Wildflower Hikes Conkles Hollow Gorge
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us for a 1 mile round trip through the gorge at nearby Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve. Meet us at the Conkles Hollow parking lot. This will be a paved trail with steps at the far end. Pets are not allowed on this hike. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 26 (Fri)
Apr 27 (Sat)
Spring at the Round Barn 2024
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Spring at the Round Barn is held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on April 26 and 27, 2024. Join Vintage & Made Market for a fun, fresh, spring market filled with 150+ talented modern makers, purveyors of authentic vintage finds, mobile clothing boutiques, designers, growers, and bakers gathered from all across the Midwest. There will be food trucks, live......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 26 (Fri)
The Moon Rises Late
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

With the moon out of the way for a while, we will be able to admire The Galaxies in Leo, the Beehive cluster in Cancer the Crab, and the rich star cluster M35 in Gemini. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more at https://jgap.info/ 8:15PM - 12AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 27 (Sat)
Hocking Hills Cars and Coffee Season 4 Opener
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

First meet of 2024 and we will be back at Hungry Buffalo! Meet is rain or shine. We will be hosting a post meet cruise, check the page for details on our newly structured cruise platform. We have worked hard on the off-season to offer a better cruise experience for all! All vehicles welcome as well as friendly leashed dogs! Breakfast and coffee will be available......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 27 (Sat)
The Moon Rises Late
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

With the moon out of the way for a while, we will be able to admire The Galaxies in Leo, the Beehive cluster in Cancer the Crab, and the rich star cluster M35 in Gemini. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more at https://jgap.info/ 8:15PM - 12AM

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 27 (Sat)
Week of Wildflower Hikes Ash Cave
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us for a half mile round trip hike to Ash Cave and back. Meet us at Trail O at the Ash Cave parking lot. One half of this hike will be paved and the second half of this hike will include stairs and roots. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 27 (Sat)
Seeds of Change
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

Visit Rising Park on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27 to celebrate Earth Day 2024 with some of Lancasters community partners! Sponsored by Lancaster Parks and Recreation, Lancaster Fairfield Community Action Recycling Center, and Lancaster Tree Commission, there will be activities and take home information for all ages. This is a great event for families......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

Apr 28 (Sun)
Intro to Birding
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Interested in watching and knowing birds? Come join us at the Hocking Hills Lodge and learn the names and characteristics of some common species in Ohio. Ask questions about equipment, resources, and practices from our naturalists. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 28 (Sun)
Recycled Bird Feeders
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Come make your own bird feeder out of a recycled bottle. All materials provided but feel free to bring your own bottle! Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 28 (Sun)
Ash Cave Spring Drum Circle and Healing Gathering
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Come and join us once again at the Cave for our Spring Drumming Gathering Celebration! It's going to be a fantastic day filled with music, laughter, and good vibes. Dont forget to bring a blanket or chair to get cozy, some snacks to keep your energy up, and, of course, your drums! The festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. and we will be enjoying each others......

Cost: Donations Welcome

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 30 (Tue)
Old Mans Cave Hike
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us every Tuesday at 10 am for a one mile hike through Old Mans Cave to celebrate 75 years of parks and 100 years of Hocking Hills public trails. This moderate, one mile hike begins in front of the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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