Looking for city life, or county we have both here in Wayne County, Ohio. Try one of the five things we recommend to do this summer and you won’t want to leave Wayne County until you've tried it all.

Shop and stroll downtown Wooster with a Dora Drink:

Did you know you can shop and sip downtown Wooster with the designated outdoor refreshment area? All you have to do is stop in a restaurant or bar and pick up your favorite drink in a dora cup! When shopping, some stores don’t allow drinks inside, so make sure you look for the door signs to see if your drink is welcomed or not. 

Visit www.mainstreetwooster.org/dora for times, participating restaurants, boundaries and more. 

Attend an Ohio Light Opera Performance:

If you haven’t seen an Ohio Light Opera performance, now is the time! OLO runs between June and July with six shows for you to enjoy. Shows include “No No Nanette”, “H.M.S Pinafore”, “Arizona Lady”, “Camelot” and “Orpheus in the Underworld”. Buy your tickets online at ohiolightopera.org, book a hotel and make an overnight stay out of it and enjoy everything Wayne County has to offer! 

Fire in the Sky in Orrville:

Head over to Orrville and watch the largest single aged softball tournament in the county and the 20th annual Fire in the Sky carnival! This event is fun for all ages. Kick off ‘Fire in the Sky’ with a 4th of July parade full of candy tossing and excitement. Enjoy watching the softball games over at the diamonds, or head over to the carnival and play a few games, ride some rides, and enjoy some delicious carnival food! Once the evening is winding down on the last day, find your spot for the Fireworks to cap off your 4th of July!

Visit www.wccvb.com/events/fire-sky for more information. 

Farmers Market:

What could be better than a Saturday at the farmers market? We can’t think of anything! Visit downtown and shop at multiple vendors selling locally grown produce and other locally made goods! Grab a bouquet of flowers, some fresh bread, jams, jellies and so much more. The farmers market is always a fun stop on Saturday mornings, and the best part is each Saturday is a little different making it a great weekly shopping spot! www.mainstreetwooster.org/farmers-market 

Get Outside:

Wayne County has 25+ walking paths, preserves, parks, and trails. Grab your family or some friends and get outside in nature! Stroll along the paths and see what new plants, bugs, and animals you can spot while reconnecting with nature. Once you're out on the paths take in all the beautiful sights while hearing sounds of creeks running, birds chirping, and leaves rustling. Getting outside is free and fun for all ages. Create a scavenger hunt before leaving and see what all you can find! Pack a picnic and enjoy a nice sunny day, take a few photos and breathe in the fresh summer air. 


Wayne County is full of summer fun! Follow us on social media or visit our website www.wccvb.com for dates, times, and more fun things to do this summer.