Fun Stuff to Do

These are some fun things to do that our editors found.  Check back often because our list is always changing, we update it every day!

Jul 2024

23 Jul

Nature Adventures – Ages 10-12

07/23/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature Adventurers will take place every other Tuesday from June 25 to July 23, plus August 13. Free. For ages 10-12. Activities will include STEM [...]
23 Jul

Licking County Recycling Craft Event

07/23/2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Andrea Krava from Licking County Recycling and create pop tab Christmas ornament. Please note: This is a messy project which involves a powerful glue. [...]
23 Jul

Tai Chi in the Park

07/23/2024    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at Shelter 3. Drop in for this enjoyable class of simple, easy to learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices in the beautiful setting [...]
24 Jul

Children's Summer Reading Program

07/24/2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mrs. Van from Ohio Nature Education will be here to discuss her work for providing a home for animals that can no longer live in [...]
24 Jul

Mental Health & Recovery for Licking & Knox Counties Executive Committee Meeting

07/24/2024    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties will hold an Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
24 Jul

Foraging Hike & Dinner with Spicebush Woodcraft

07/24/2024    
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In this program with James Mann of Spicebush Woodcraft, you will take 2-hour foraging hike where you will identify plants and mushrooms. Talk about ecology [...]
24 Jul

Yoga in the Park

07/24/2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE - This yoga class will be accessible to all people – regardless of age or yoga experience. The class will focus on whole body [...]
25 Jul

Ukulele Association of Homer

07/25/2024    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This is a time for fellow ukulele players to meet for ukulele practice and to share their enthusiasm for this unique instrument in an informal [...]
25 Jul

Backyard Conservation

07/25/2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Would you like your yard to benefit native wildlife and pollinators? Have you considered converting a portion of your property to a mini meadow or [...]
26 Jul

United Way of Licking County's Stuff the Hygiene Bus

07/26/2024    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Help us Stuff the Bus with essential hygiene items and non-perishables to support local schools! United Way of Licking County (UWLC) is excited to pilot [...]
26 Jul

Book Club

07/26/2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The book selection this month is “Murder Among Friends” by Candace Fleming. Join us for an informal, interesting and lively discussion. Reserve your copy by [...]
26 Jul

Licking County Aging Partners & Y on the Fly

07/26/2024    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Licking County Aging Partners is partnering with Buckeye Valley YMCA’s ‘Y on the Fly’ to bring fitness and food to our 60+ residents throughout Licking [...]
26 Jul

Homer Historical Society Meeting

07/26/2024    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Come and join us for an informal discussion of local history. Please bring any “show and tell” items you would like to share.
26 Jul

Tyy Perkins Acoustics 3 Days of Music

07/26/2024    
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tyy Perkins will be entertaining with 3 days of live music this week. Find ones that close. Friday 26th Berne Station Bar & Grill Lancaster [...]
26 Jul

Night Hike and Campfire!

07/26/2024    
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Explore the night at Infirmary Mound Park! Learn about the night sky and how wildlife use it to navigate. The hike will last about an [...]
27 Jul

2024 Matthew Offers Jr Memorial Blood Drive

07/27/2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
You are invited to come and help support the 2024 Lil Matthew Offers Jr Memorial Blood Drive. This year our goal is to have 80 [...]
27 Jul

Community School Supply Giveaway

07/27/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Hope Lutheran Church has 250 sets of school supplies to be given away to students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Supplies will be given [...]
27 Jul

Craft Show and Flea Market

07/27/2024    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CHRISTMAS in JULY, Crafters, Vendors, Food, Flea Market Something for everyone
27 Jul

Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers Open House: Passport to Gardening

Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers will be holding their annual Open House: Passport to Gardening on Sat., July 27th from 10 AM - 2 PM [...]
28 Jul

Dick Marsh Memorial Car Show

The most popular show in town! The Dick Marsh Memorial Car Show at the National Heisey Glass Museum just west of beautiful downtown Newark. registration [...]
28 Jul

Intro to Falconry with OH School of Falconry

07/28/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn about this most ancient of sports, as you handle and fly one of our trained hawks to your glove! As a result of participating [...]
30 Jul

Nature Explorers – Ages 7-9

07/30/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature Explorers will take place every other Tuesday from June 18 to July 30. Free. For ages 7-9. Activities will include STEM activities, habitat exploration, [...]
30 Jul

Teen Summer Reading Event-Movie Night with Bubble Tea

07/30/2024    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Watch a classic Studio Ghibli movie with us and enjoy refreshing strawberry bubble tea and pizza. Registration is required by Monday, July 29th at 7 [...]
30 Jul

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: RSVP REQUIRED Meet Alex Sheen, "Because I said I would" founder - Resiliency Leadership meeting

07/30/2024    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: RSVP REQUIRED Meet Alex Sheen, "Because I said I would" founder - Resiliency Leadership meeting Join us for an inspiring evening with [...]
30 Jul

Tai Chi in the Park

07/30/2024    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at Shelter 3. Drop in for this enjoyable class of simple, easy to learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices in the beautiful setting [...]
31 Jul

Yoga in the Park

07/31/2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE - This yoga class will be accessible to all people – regardless of age or yoga experience. The class will focus on whole body [...]

Aug 2024

01 Aug

Granville Night Market

Join Made Local Events for an open-air night market in Granville Ohio's Raccoon Valley Park! Our event features local & regional makers, bakers, growers. Enjoy [...]
02 Aug

Hosanna Church's 11th Annual Car Show

Hosanna Church's 11th Annual Car Show Friday August 2nd, 4PM until 8 PM rain or shine. Car registrations, 4pm until 7pm DJ Brian Mykel of [...]
03 Aug

Native Tree and Shrub Propagation

08/03/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Do you love trees? Did you know that white oaks germinate differently from red oaks? If this piques your interest, then join certified arborist, Sean [...]
03 Aug

Licking County Chamber of Commerce Newark Summerfest

Join us as we celebrate our beautiful city and honor our Hometown Heroes Saturday, August 3rd, 2024. North Park Place will be the location for [...]
04 Aug

Buckeye Lake Classic 5k

08/04/2024    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
1st Annual Buckeye Lake Classic 5k is a walk/run along the lake on the bike path. Participants will start in front of the Boatyard and [...]
04 Aug

Hartford Fair Natural Resources Area

08/04/2024 - 08/09/2024    
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
It’s that time of year again! Join us at the 4-acre Hartford Fair Natural Resources Area (HFNRA) for all the programs that you know and [...]
06 Aug

Tai Chi in the Park

08/06/2024    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at Shelter 3. Drop in for this enjoyable class of simple, easy to learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices in the beautiful setting [...]
07 Aug

Yoga in the Park

08/07/2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE - This yoga class will be accessible to all people – regardless of age or yoga experience. The class will focus on whole body [...]
08 Aug

Wild Storytime

08/08/2024    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us for a story, snack, and activities! The program lasts about an hour. Dress for the weather as we may take a short walk. [...]
08 Aug

“Showdown at Sundown” Licking County Volleyball Preview

08/08/2024    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Newark Catholic High School (NCHS) and Newark High School (NHS) volleyball programs will host the “Showdown at Sundown” Licking County Volleyball Preview outdoors at [...]
10 Aug

Benefit for Tammy Phipps Howard

08/10/2024    
12:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Please join us to help Tammy Phipps Howard she is a warrior battling stage 3 non small cell lung cancer. The event will have a [...]
10 Aug

Family Fun Fest

08/10/2024    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bring the family to our 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest at Newark Station! There will be crafts, games and many other fun things for the [...]
10 Aug

Motley Barn Dance

08/10/2024    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for a community social Barn Dance for fun, fellowship and exercise. Dances include: Traditional Squares, Contras, Virginia Reel, Waltz, Circles, Mixers and others. [...]
13 Aug

Nature Adventures – Ages 10-12

08/13/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature Adventurers will take place every other Tuesday from June 25 to July 23, plus August 13. Free. For ages 10-12. Activities will include STEM [...]
13 Aug

Tai Chi in the Park

08/13/2024    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at Shelter 3. Drop in for this enjoyable class of simple, easy to learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices in the beautiful setting [...]
14 Aug

Yoga in the Park

08/14/2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This yoga class will be accessible to all people – regardless of age or yoga experience. The class will focus on whole body flow that [...]
15 Aug

Music at the Gazebo – Barefoot McCoy

08/15/2024    
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE, LIVE MUSIC! August 15th – Barefoot Mccoy. Barefoot McCoy is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in Ohio. His music is characterized by his [...]
17 Aug

Art in the Park – Ecoprinting with Pat Kresty

08/17/2024    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ECO-PRINTING THE MYSTERY AND MAGIC Join us to unbundle the mystery and magic of eco-printing. This program will explore the process of dyeing fabric using [...]
17 Aug

camp O'Bannon poker run

08/17/2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Come out and support this amazing program. We welcome all vehicles. We will return back to camp O'Bannon for food and silent auction 50/50 and [...]
17 Aug

71st Annual Newark Maennerchor OX Roast

08/17/2024    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This is our annual German festival, with great German food and desserts. Our food prices are low as we want this to be a family [...]
20 Aug

Wellness Walks in Nature with OSU Extension

08/20/2024    
10:00 am - 11:00 am
The OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences presents: Wellness Walks in Nature. Join Shari Gallup, Certified Health and Wellness coach and OSU Extension [...]
20 Aug

Tai Chi in the Park

08/20/2024    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at Shelter 3. Drop in for this enjoyable class of simple, easy to learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices in the beautiful setting [...]
21 Aug

Licking County Board of DD Monthly Board Meeting

08/21/2024    
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Committee meetings begin at 4:45 p.m.; regular Board meeting begins at 5:00 p.m.
21 Aug

Park District Board Meeting

The public is invited. Board meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The meeting agenda will be posted here a few days [...]
21 Aug

Yoga in the Park

08/21/2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE - This yoga class will be accessible to all people – regardless of age or yoga experience. The class will focus on whole body [...]
21 Aug

Yoga in the Park

08/21/2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE - This yoga class will be accessible to all people – regardless of age or yoga experience. The class will focus on whole body [...]
24 Aug

Wings of Flight, Wheels of Yesteryear Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Celebrating Completion of Licking County's new Airport terminal with a Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Open-House Event kicking off at 8:30am with a Fly-in Breakfast open to [...]
27 Aug

Tai Chi in the Park

08/27/2024    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meet at Shelter 3. Drop in for this enjoyable class of simple, easy to learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices in the beautiful setting [...]
28 Aug

Yoga in the Park

08/28/2024    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FREE - This yoga class will be accessible to all people – regardless of age or yoga experience. The class will focus on whole body [...]
30 Aug

Music at Infirmary Mound Park: The Hip Replacements

08/30/2024    
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free, live outdoor music! The Hip Replacements will be playing, and Jalapeno Latin Flavor and Ciao Gelato will be on hand with delicious food. Bring [...]

Sep 2024

12 Sep

Granville Night Market

Join Made Local Events for an open-air night market in Granville Ohio's Raccoon Valley Park! Our event features local & regional makers, bakers, growers. Enjoy [...]
15 Sep

HOT ROD Drag Week 2024 Presented by Gear Vendors

09/15/2024    
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The 20th annual race to determine the title of “Fastest Street Car in America” is back as HOT ROD Drag Week 2024 Presented by Gear [...]
26 Sep

Jazzin with the Arts

Join us for our annual fundraiser - Jazzin with the Arts! Enjoy an evening out after work with your special someone, friends, family or co-workers. [...]
28 Sep

4th Annual Fall Festival

09/28/2024    
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come down to Marne Church to kick off the fall season! Saturday, Sept. 28 from Noon-4pm. We'll have hay rides, food trucks, face painting, bouncy [...]