This 40th annual event at the Morrow Train Depot will include a parade, carnival rides, a karaoke night, a classic car show and live music and dancing. Check it out at the Historic Morrow Train Depot, 240 Main St., Morrow on June 12-14. Festival hours are 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 7-11 p.m. Friday and 4-11 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission cost. For more info. call 513-899-3738 or visit www.facebook.com/villageofmorrowohio.
Banana Split Festival:
Build your own banana split while watching professional chefs compete to create the best in show. Other activities include live music, a banana split-eating contest, a 5K run, a classic car show, pony rides, a baseball tournament and the OSU Mobile Buckeye Tour. Check it out at 1326 Five Avenue, downtown Wilmington on June 13-14. Festival hours are 4-10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission cost. For more info. visit www.bananasplitfestival.com.
Pure Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica -
April 12, 2014 - June 22, 2014 at the Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information call 513-421-4086 or visit http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/butterflyshow/.
The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival:
Features a hot air balloon competition with over 40 balloons. Come out to see skydivers, special shape balloons, fireworks displays, beautiful balloon glows and more! At Smith Park, 500 Tytus Avenue and Verity Parkway, Middletown, OH 45042. Full festival hours: Friday, July 11, 2014 - Saturday, July 12, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Special events: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. For more information call 513-705-1770 or visit: http://www.ohiochallenge.com/.