Ohio, The Heart of it All

Equine Affaire: Celebrating 30 Years

April 11-14/COLUMBUS –  At the Ohio Expo Center. North America’s premier equine expo and equestrian gathering is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, and you’re invited. Whether you’re interested in learning more about horses, seeing horses perform incredible feats, shopping a massive trade show, or getting hands-on with a variety of educational activities, there’s something at Equine Affaire for horse lovers of all ages, skill levels, and interests. General admission includes all clinics, seminars, and demonstrations; the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition; the Great Equestrian Fitness Challenge; Drive a Draft and other interactive activities; and all shopping and educational exhibits and pavilions. Please note that the Ohio Expo Center charges for parking. Various ticket packages for Equine Affaire and its special nighttime show, Fantasia, are on sale now at https://equineaffaire.com/


Dinosaur World Live

April 19/AKRON – 6:30 p.m. at E.J. Thomas Hall, University of Akron.

April 21/DAYTON – 1  and 6:30 p.m. at the Victoria Theatre

A roarsome interactive show for all ages that offers entertainment with showmanship, razzmatazz and spectacular puppets. Discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend. Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding jurassic adventure, live on stage. Tickets are $20 and available on Ticketmaster.


Bird Watching

An Owl sitting on top if a professional photographer cameraApril 12, 19, 27 & May 3,10,17/BOWLING GREEN – At 8 a.m., embark on a scenic hike around Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature Peserve to discover the local avian life. All bird lovers, regardless of experience, are welcome! Don’t have binoculars or a field guide? We’ve got you covered! Each hike lasts about 1.5 hours, with no need to sign up in advance. Drop in when you can, whether for one session or all! Dress for the weather and comfortable trail walking. Event is free for all participants. Questions call 419-353-0301.


Greatest Show on Earth

May 11/COLUMBUS – 11 a.m. in the Value City Arena at Schottenstein Center. One of the top acts in the 2024 Arts and Theater world, delighting fans with a one-of-a-kind show. The all-new Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® welcomes everyone, from kids to grown-ups, to a world of thrilling fun. Picture the “ultimate playground” with trapeze swings soaring through the air, jaw-dropping somersaults off teeter-totters, extreme BMX riders defying gravity on huge ramps, and a merry-go-round stage spinning with excitement, and much more. Tickets start at $35. https://www.vividseats.com/the-greatest-show-on-earth-tickets–theater-arts-and-theater/performer/108925

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