10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Ohio

The Thanksgiving season is here and it’s time to get festive! To get into the holiday spirit, check out any of these top Ohio Thanksgiving activities.

Perry Rotary Turkey Trot, Perry, OH

5K runs are becoming a more and more popular tradition for Thanksgiving - after all, stuffing yourself on turkey feels so much better when you’ve already burned off plenty of calories. Start your Thanksgiving Day on the right foot at the 26th annual Perry Rotary Turkey Trot hosted by the local Rotary Club.

Toboggan Chutes, Strongsville, OH

Looking for something fun and unique to do on Thanksgiving weekend? Head to Strongsville for the town’s famous toboggan chutes. You’ll find slides engineered for the ultimate tobogganing experience along with other fun activities.

The Great Turkey Trek, Centerville, OH

Centerville’s annual Turkey Trek is a truly unique event. It’s a pre-Thanksgiving outdoor walking or hiking experience that takes you and your kids on an interactive quest through a local park to find “missing turkeys.”

Holiday Horse Parade, Urbana, OH

A fabulous way to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend is to embrace the festivities at the Holiday Horse Parade. This Urbana event is always a favorite throughout the town, having marked the day after Thanksgiving annually since 2015.

Kindred Spirits, Logan, OH

Looking for a refreshing place to have your Thanksgiving dinner? Head to Kindred Spirits, the restaurant in the Inn at Cedar Falls within Hocking Hills. It’s serving up a traditional Thanksgiving feast anyone can enjoy.

Thanksgiving Mixology Class, Cincinnati, OH

Everyone loves serving delicious food for Thanksgiving, but when was the last time you boosted your cocktail-serving game? Learn to make outstanding Thanksgiving-appropriate cocktails at a fun Thanksgiving mixology class in the Summit Hotel.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Dublin, OH

Embrace the charming aspects of the season with one of the coziest winter activities: a horse-drawn carriage ride. The weekend of Thanksgiving, treat your special someone to a carriage ride from Oakland Nursery at its Dublin or Columbus locations.

Chase Columbus Turkey Trot, Upper Arlington, OH

Ready to start your Thanksgiving morning with a little competition? Head to Upper Arlington for the Chase Columbus Turkey Trot. The event includes a 5-miler, a 2.6-miler, and a tot trot so runners and walkers at any level can enjoy.

Hockey Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens, Columbus, OH

If you want something that’s a bit less traditional for your Thanksgiving day, why not go to a hockey game? Columbus hosts the Montreal Canadiens as they play the Blue Jackets.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Wagner’s of Westlake, Westlake, OH

Get all the Thanksgiving dining favorites without having to cook by reserving your spot at Wagner’s of Westlake. This popular Westlake restaurant serves up an expansive Thanksgiving buffet that embraces the most delicious aspects of the holiday.

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