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Hudson Christkindlmarkt – Hudson, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on December 15, 2018. On a chilly day in downtown Hudson… …a Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas market) took place on the Clocktower Green… …with Christmas music performances (Blaskapelle)… …free candy canes for the kids (Howard Hanna)… …and various vendors spread about… …offering warm alpaca clothing (Whistler’s … Read more

Crocker Park Liberty Fest – Westlake, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on July 1, 2018. Street sections were closed off at Crocker Park… …in order to celebrate Liberty Fest… …where entertainment included rock and roll (Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings)… …unicycle demonstrations… …bike jumps… …and acrobatics (Jasmine Dragons). Down the side streets, festival goers of … Read more

Dalton Holidays Festival – Dalton, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I first visited the Dalton Holidays Festival in 2010.  You can read that experience here: https://ohiofestivals.net/98-dalton-holidays-festival-december-4-2010/ This post documents my experience on December 2, 2017. ******************** After 7 years, I returned to Dalton High School… …to help celebrate the Dalton Holidays Festival. As visitors tried their luck at … Read more

The Doo Dah Parade – Columbus, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on July 4, 2015. If you live in Columbus, you most likely have heard of the Doo Dah Parade. Begun in 1983, the parade has been attracting many tens of thousands each year… …with its offerings of Marching Castros… …fantastic puppets… …vegans… …belly dancers… …art … Read more