Check Out These Local May Events Coming Up Soon!

If you’re wondering what to do in Ashland, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties for the next month, check out this list of May events!

Each month, we’ll help you find local and virtual events from local counties that you can enjoy!

Check out these May events!

Ashland County Events


Run with the Stars 5K by Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Safe Haven

Saturday, May 1, 2021 |7:30am


Join in on a 5K run or walk at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. The donations that are raised here will serve domestic violence and sexual abuse survivors in Ashland County. Click here for more details.

Ashland County Fairgrounds

2042 Claremont Avenue

Ashland. OH


Building Family Partnerships Palooza Day by State Support Team Region 7

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 8:30am


Join the State Support Team Region 7 in celebrating learning through Zoom. There will be various speakers throughout the day, you can find the schedule here. You can find out more information through this link.


Hats & Horses Downtown!

Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 10am-3pm


Head to downtown Ashland and shop around on Derby Night. If spend $20 or more at participating stores, you’ll receive a plastic horse. Plus, more fun too. Check out more information about this event, here.

Ashland Main Street


Fresh Pick’s Vendor Market at Ashland County Fairgrounds

May 7-8 | 4-8pm and 10am-3pm

Check out over 75 home décor vendors, live music, food trucks, and demonstrations at the Ashland County Fairgrounds.

Ashland County Fairgrounds

2042 Claremont Ave

Ashland, OH


Ashland Chautauqua Conservations: Book Discussions

Tuesday, May 20, 2021 | 7pm


Join and listen to Kevin Radaker’s discussion of Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile: A Sage of Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the Blitz.

Preregister here.


Stark County Events

Art in Bloom at Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Saturday, May 1-2, 2021 | 12-4pm


Stroll through flowers and art at this annual art exhibit. All artwork is from local artists and you can create your own art too!

11929 Beech Street NE

Alliance, OH


Canton First Friday

Friday, May 7, 2021 | 6-10pm

Explore downtown Canton and visit local business at First Friday. Masks will be required throughout the event. Check out all the events and the participating businesses here.

Downtown Canton

300 Market Ave

Canton, OH


Young & Fun Kids Expo at Arrowhead Golf and Event Center

Sunday, May 16, 2021 | 12-3pm


Come see Newsymom and local business that strive for family fun. This free event will have random raffle drawings throughout the show and the Clubhouse Grille will be open too.

Arrowhead Golf and Event Center

1500 Rogwin Circle SW

North Canton, OH 44720


Story Time at the Barn by Party At The Barn at Hidden Pastures Farm

Friday, May 21, 2021 | 10-11am


Have fun on Hidden Pastures Farm with a story time, scavenger hunt, animal feeding, and pony rides. This event is for ages 2-5 and the adults are free! Get your tickets here.

945 Bartlett Road

Aurora, OH 44202


Tuscarawas County Events


29th Annual Dandelion May Fest

May 1, 2021 | 12pm-7pm

Taking place at the new Roadhouse Amphitheater, the Dandelion Festival will have wine sampling and vendors. There will be all kinds of dandelion products ranging from soap to pottery.

Breitenbach Wine Cellars

5934 Old Route 39 Northwest

Dover, OH


Art on the Alley by Tuscarawas Arts Partnership

Sunday, May 2, 2021 | 12-6pm

Support local artists this spring at Art on the Alley. Please make sure to follow COVID safety protocols and enjoy Tuscarawas County’s cultural identity.

The Ezekiel Project

146 Ashwood Lane Northwest

New Philadelphia, OH, 44663


Running With My Gnomies by Camp Tuscazoar Foundation Inc.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Run either a 25 or 50k course with your friends.., and gnomes! They might be hiding behind rocks and trees, but they’ll be there with you too. Check out more information about this race, here.

6066 Boy Scout Road NE

Dover, OH


Spring Lantern Tour at Schoenbrunn Village

Saturday, May 15 | 7:30-9:30pm


Watch historic Schoenbrunn come to life after the sun goes down. The village will be lit with luminaries as you walk through. You can listen to the villagers talk about their trades too.

Find tickets here.

Historic Schoenbrunn Village

1984 East High Avenue

New Philadelphia, OH 44663


Dennison Railroad Festival

Wednesday, May 26-29 | 12-5pm

Join the annual Dennison Railroad Festival this year to enjoy rides, good, games, activities, an d constant entertainment. There will be a parade and car show too. Click here for a full list of events.

Downtown Dennison

Dennison, OH 44621


Check in at the end of the month for June events!

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