Summer Fun in Ashland

It’s summer in Ashland, and the fun is on! Whether you’re a fan of history, music, the great outdoors, or all of the above, you and your family will find plenty of opportunities to make memories that will still have you smiling next winter.


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Our community is excited to once again bring you the events that have helped make Ashland’s summers famous.



June 28-30


Become surrounded by color and grandeur as you watch dozens of hot air balloons take to the skies! Enjoy a variety of activities, including music, shows, tons of food, and Balloon Glow, when balloons are lit up to make the night come alive.


Explore Balloonfest


Ashland Chautauqua

July 17-21, Guy C. Myers Memorial Bandshell


Witness history in its most compelling form–through first-person historical portrayals. Nationally-recruited scholar/actors take on the roles of historical figures, appearing in costume and presenting exciting living history performances. This year’s theme, Oceans, Rivers, and Seas, promises to enlighten and entertain with presentations “by” Herman Melville, Edith Russell, York, and more.


Explore Ashland Chautauqua


Summer Concert Series at Myers Memorial Bandshell

Opening Night: June 10, 6 PM

All other concerts are from 8 – 9:15 PM, Sundays and Thursdays, through August 12


Enjoy warm summer evenings filled with comedy, magic, theatre, and music–jazz, oldies, Celtic, classical and more!


View the Full Summer Concert Series Schedule


Ashland Downtown Dream Cruise and Car Show


July 14


Enjoy strolling among hundreds of beautiful classic cars, then participate in a nostalgic cruise downtown! This year, the dream cruise will add an after-party event you won’t want to miss.

Learn More about the Dream Cruise and After Party


These activities are just a few of what Ashland has to offer this summer. To see more, Download 100 Days of Summer planner, and make every day of summer magical in Ashland!


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