Granville, Ohio, Events Calendar
New England Charm in the Heart of Ohio
March • Bryn Du Art Show • The Bryn Du Art Show is an annual juried show. All of the exhibited art is available for sale. The week-long plus show is sponsored by the Village of Granville and numerous local companies. A portion of the proceeds benefits Bryn Du Mansion. Each year, over 100 artists submit work with approximately 50 artists, and their work is chosen for the show. Accepted artists may exhibit up to four works. The exhibit may have anywhere from 100 to 150 pieces on display. Read more…..
Mid-April • Granville Garden Club’s Annual Daffodil Show & Sale • Enjoy hundreds of daffodil specimens, view original floral arrangements and order your favorite bulbs. Parking and admission are free. Read more…..
Late April • Taste of Granville • Enjoy a sampling of an amazing afternoon of food, music, wine, and beer in support of the incredible work of the Granville Rotary Foundation, both locally and abroad. Held at the Bryn Du Mansion. Read more…..
Mid-May • Denison University Commencement Weekend • Read more…..
Mid-May • Kenyon College Commencement Weekend • Read more…..
Late May • Kenyon College Alumni Reunion Weekend • Read more…..
Late May/Early June • Denison University Alumni Reunion Weekend • Read more…..
Early June • Schnormeier Gardens – Gambier, OH • Annual Tour • The Schnormeiers began building the gardens in 1996. Over the years, they have grown to include 50-acres of manicured lawns,10 lakes, a variety of discrete garden areas, and several waterfalls. The focal point of the property is a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. This private residence was completed in 1994. Other structures on the property include a Japanese teahouse, garden house, Chinese pavilion, and arched bridge. An ever-growing collection of unique sculptures are also located on the grounds. The Schnormeiers are delighted to share their gardens with you at their annual open house. These four days are the only time that the gardens are open to the general public each year. Read more…..
Early June • Muirfield Village, Dublin, OH • PGA’s Annual Memorial Tournament • The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament founded by Jack Nicklaus. It is played on a Nicklaus-designed course at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb north of Nicklaus’ hometown of Columbus. One of the main features of the tournament is a yearly induction ceremony honoring past golfers. A plaque for each honoree is installed near the clubhouse at Muirfield. Nicklaus himself was the honoree in 2000. Read more…..
Early-Mid June • Columbus Arts Festival • The riverfront is transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to hosting more than 250 nationally acclaimed artists, the festival features fantastic gourmet fare from some of the city’s finest local restaurants, live music, hands-on art activities, and more. Read more…..
Early July • Granville Independence Day Street Fair • Join the family fun at the annual Granville Street Fair – complete with rides, games, parades, music, fireworks, and more! Just a good, old-fashioned blast to the past! Read more…..
Late July • Columbus Jazz & Ribs Fest • For more than 35 years, the Jazz & Ribs Fest has been dedicated to providing opportunities to experience the finest jazz musicians and savor the best BBQ from across the country. It has become one of the most anticipated summertime traditions in Columbus – thanks to hot ribs, cool jazz and great fans! Read more…..
Late July • Lancaster Festival • For more than 37 years, the Lancaster Festival has celebrated the artistic creativity of all cultures, serving as the foundation of year-round community efforts to nurture participation in the arts. For 10 days in July, the city is transformed, the streets alive with people enjoying the Festival’s all-inclusive offerings. Read more…..
Late August • Denison University Residence Hall Move-In • For a complete Denison University Academic Calendar Read more…..
Late August • Kenyon College Residence Hall Move-In • For a complete 2017-18 Kenyon College Academic Calendar Read more…..
1st or 2nd Saturday in September • Annual Granville HotLicks Blues Fest • This party, featuring free blues music with food provided by local vendors, has brought thousands of residents to downtown Granville in the past. It has enabled the Granville Federation for the Appreciation of the Blues (GFAB), the festival’s organizer, to donate thousands of dollars to local charities. Join us on Broadway for the fun and some fantastic blues! Click Here for HLBF Facebook Page
Late Sept/Early Oct • Granville, OH • Denison University Big Red Weekend • Annual Homecoming weekend hosting parents, family, and alumni. Read more…..
Mid-October • Gambier, OH • Kenyon College Family Weekend • Kenyon hosts more than a thousand parents, siblings, and grandparents, during a weekend filled with events and activities. Read more…..
Fall • The Rural Society Bi-Annual Antique Sale – Mt. Vernon, OH • The sale is held on the first Saturday in May and October each year and has become popular with many dealers, decorators, and collectors across the state and beyond. The sale features over 25 dealers and a farm market showcasing local produce and products. Read more…..
October • Granville Chili Cookoff • 12-3 pm • Granville, OH • This annual event takes place on the lawn of the Granville Inn. Local chefs, restaurants, and villagers compete for the title of best chili!
Mid-November • Bryn Du Mansion • Annual Rendville Art Show • A perennial favorite in Granville, the exhibit features all-new artwork created by artists with disabilities. Truly outsider artists with little to no professional training, they work daily in the converted Baptist Church Building on Main St. in Rendville, Ohio. Read more…..
Thanksgiving Morning • Downtown Granville • Annual 5K Turkey Trot • An annual area Thanksgiving morning tradition. Family fun run/walk with proceeds benefiting the Licking County Food Pantry. Read more…..
1st Saturday in December • Downtown Granville • Annual Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour • Annual Christmas holiday event in historic Granville. The first Saturday in December, it is held from 1 pm to 9 pm. The perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with carolers, music, choirs, orchestras, Santa, holiday shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, train displays, and so much more! Read more…..
Saturdays, May to October – 8:30-12:00, Main St. at Broadway
Tuesdays, June to September – 3:30-6:30, Ross’ Market parking lot
Saturdays, November to February – 9:30-12:00, Granville Elementary School
Saturday Prior to Thanksgiving – 9:30-12:00, Main Street at Broadway
Polo on the Great Lawn
Bryn Du Mansion – The Columbus Polo Club
1st and 3rd Sundays, June-September – 3:00-5:00 pm
Concerts on the Green
Bryn Du Mansion – Memorial Day Kickoff
Sundays – May, June, July, August – 6:30-8 pm
Village of Granville Events Calendar