Central Ohio Offers Many Exciting and Fun Activities for All Ages Over Fourth of July!


June 7, 2014

Central Ohio Offers Many Exciting and Fun Activities for All Ages Over Fourth of July!

The 4th of July is a popular time for couples to plan an extended getaway. With the holiday falling on a Friday in 2014, it will be extra easy to take a long weekend to relax and unwind! If you are looking for a getaway destination this 4th of July, Central Ohio offers many exciting options.

Ashland BalloonFest, July 3-6. Enjoy the colorful skies as hot air balloons fill the air for this exceptional annual event in Ashland, Ohio. Balloonfest offers something exciting for the entire family with entertainment, music, shows and food. The balloon glows on Friday, July 4, and Saturday, July 5, are one of the favorite parts of the event, featuring many of the balloons lighting up the dark night by firing their burners. Balloonfest also offers visitors the opportunity to see the hot air balloons inflate and launch, right before your eyes.

Mansfield Lahm Airport Day, July 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If aviation is your cup of tea, take a trip to Lahm Airport on the north side of Mansfield, Ohio, and enjoy their Airport Day. The event will feature military and civilian aircraft displays, a car show, historical exhibits, a pancake breakfast, a kids activity area, helicopter and airplane rides and an aircraft fly-in.

Besides these special holiday events, Mid Ohio always offers something for everyone – beautiful nature, historic sites, theater, and fine dining.

Of course, no 4th of July is complete without fireworks, and there are many opportunities to see the explosive colors filling the night sky in Central Ohio. Area fireworks displays, by date, include:

July 3:

Upper Sandusky

July 4:




July 5:


Charles Mill Lake


If you are coming to central Ohio for the holiday weekend, plan on staying at Hideaway Country Inn, the premiere bed and breakfast easily accessible from anywhere in Ohio. Centrally located near Bucyrus, Mansfield and Marion, the HideAway Country Inn offers a tranquil environment situated on acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens and lawn with views for miles.  If you love hot air ballooning, ask our reservation specialist about making an appointment for your own balloon ride over the area!

We’d love to take care of your dining and lodging needs while you are in the area for the 4th of July weekend. Relax with a fine dinner or stop by our Leaning Oak Bistro and Wine Bar! We have craft beer and over 100 wine varietals, an outdoor patio, corn hole, and other outside entertainment. Call our reservation specialists today at (800) 570-8233 or view us online. It will be our pleasure to see you!

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