Express Yourself in Ashland County

With concerts, community theatre productions and a free public library, Ashland celebrates the culture that make our community rich.

Whether you want to play or train, recreational opportunities are endless.  Enjoy one of our eleven parks, three golf courses, two swimming pools, recreation center, seven miles of trails, or many camping areas.

City of Ashland

One doesn’t have to travel far to find a number of events, activities, and forms of recreation in the Ashland area. The City of Ashland hosts exciting annual events like the Balloonfest and the County Fair and has a number of parks for sporting events, picnics, swimming, and family fun. To find out more of what the city of Ashland has to offer, visit the Ashland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For a complete list of park and recreation facilities, visit Ashland Park and Recreation.

Ashland University

Ashland University also hosts an array of events for everybody’s liking. Anyone can enjoy college-level football games at AU’s newly-built football stadium where the touchdown cannon can be heard throughout town. For those interested in the arts, music, and theater, they can view exceptional pieces in the Coburn Art Gallery or hear exquisite sounds from the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. The annual Madrigal Feaste provides wonderful food, music, and theatrical entertainment that warms the heart in the holiday season. For a complete listing of events, visit the Ashland University calendar.

Mohican State Park

An area of rolling hills and rugged forest in southern Ashland County, Mohican provides an array of outdoor recreation. From hiking and canoeing miles of trails and river to camping, ziplining, and mini golf, the Mohican area appeals to those who love adventure as well as those who love to relax.  Visitors and locals alike can enjoy events like the Great Mohican Pow-Wow, the Ohio Heritage Days Festival, and the Loudonville Street Fair.

Just up the river from Mohican is Pleasant Hill Lake where visitors enjoy boating, fishing, and camping. For a more complete view of what the Mohican area has to offer, visit the Mohican-Loudonville Visitor’s Bureau


Regional Malls – Richland Mall, Mansfield 20 miles

College Sports

  • Football – Ashland Eagles & OSU Buckeyes
  • Baseball – Ashland Eagles & OSU Buckeyes
  • Basketball – Ashland Eagles & OSU Buckeyes
  • Soccer – Ashland Eagles & OSU Buckeyes

Professional Sports

  • Football – Waney County Wrath & Cleveland Browns
  • Baseball – Akron Rubber Ducks, Columbus Clippers & Cleveland Indians
  • Basketball – Cleveland Cavs
  • Hockey – Cleveland Monsters & Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Soccer – Columbus Crew

Auto Racing – Mid-Ohio Raceway

Recreational Outlets within in 2 hour drive –
Cedar Point, COSI, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland and Columbus Sporting Events, Amish Country, German Village, 6 Flags, Cleveland/Columbus/Toledo Zoo, Wyandot Lake, Lake Erie, Germaine Amphitheatre, Mohican State Park, Blossom Music Center, Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center

Religious Institutions :

Number of Protestant Churches – 80
Number of Catholic Churches – 3
Number of Synagogues – 1
Number of Other Denominations – 3

Cultural Places & Events:

Ashland Balloon Fest – July 4th Weekend
Ashland County Fair – September
Ashland Earth Day Celebration – April
Ashland University Theatre – Year Round
Ashland University Sporting Events – Year Round
Loudonville Street Rair – October

Number of Museums – 4
Number of Dance Companies – 2
Number of Symphony Orchestras – 1
Theatre Companies – 3

Surrounding Attractions:

The counties surrounding Ashland hold a myriad of activities and attractions that will interest just about anyone:

Snow Trails
Amish Country
Cedar Point
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Columbus Zoo / Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo / Toldeo Zoo
Lake Erie


Neighboring County Visitors Bureaus:


Recreation & Culture