Dogwood Festival


Because it’s spring and the dogwoods are blooming and art makes life interesting.

Sunday, May 5 through Friday, May 10. Downtown Coshocton


The great thing about spring is it’s really enough just that it’s spring.  Very simple pleasures feel new and special—pleasures like riding your bike, drawing with sidewalk chalk, picnicking… For the 34th year the Pomerene Center for the Arts presents Dogwood! a once-a-year downtown salute to spring.   .   

Here’s what’s going on.

CHALK & ROLL “Spinning Around the Sun”

Dogwood Kickoff Celebration

Sunday, May 5

Noon-2 pm: Chalk competition begins to tunes by Barefoot McCoy

click here to register to compete in the chalk art competition  (remember to save the form to your desktop before you fill it out)

2 – 4 pm: bike decorating, family chalk art, music by Tanner Davis

3:00 pm: organ concert at the Presbyterian Church (for a little inside time)

4:00 pm: parade forms up to the sounds of the  Rube Band

4:30 pm: Kids Art Bike Parade!

5:00 pm: Prizes will be awarded in 5 categories — Largest Group, Best Decorated under 18,

Best Decorated over 18, Noisiest Bicycle, Bicycle Most in Need of Paint

ALL AFTERNOON: Face Painting, Photo Booth, Food available for purchase from Whit’s Frozen Custard and Coffee Connection


Lunches on the Court Square music and box lunches

May 6-10 noon (this is morphing into a food truck event)

Mon. May 6      |  music: Ridgewood/Newcomerstown Children’s Choirs  

                                food: The Real McCoy BBQ  

Tues. May 7      |  music: Ridgewood High School Jazz Band & Dynamic Chorale

                                food: Warehouse Steak n’ Stein

Wed.  May 8      |  music: River View Jazz Band, Caribbean Drum & Certified Gold

                                food:  The Real McCoy BBQ  

Thurs. May 9   |  music: Eric Paton world drumming

                                food: Whit’s Frozen Custard and Coffee Connection

Fr. May 10        |  music: Coshocton High School Jazz Band and Choir

                                food: English Ivy



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *