BG in April

April is a great month in Bowling Green, Ohio because:
our three great Golf Courses open, there are spring fashions at our local boutiques, planetarium shows, indoor ice skating, bowling, strolling in our excellent parks, BGSU Sports (Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Rugby and Golf) BGSU Arts (art exhibitions, theatre and opera performances, musical ensembles and Art Talks), Horizon Youth Theatre, Black Swamp Players and BGHS Theatre performances just to name a few. There are amazing annual events as well. 




Annual April events (listed in Chronological Order):


The Hatch 
Each year, BGSU and the Dallas Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership hosts a Falcon version of Shark Tank. At this awesome event, talented BGSU students pitch their business proposals to a group of savvy investors (in front of a live audience) in an effort to fund their start-up dream. This is part of BGSU's business incubation program and just one of the many reasons why the program is nationally ranked for excellence. For more information visit the event's website

Literacy in the Park
This annual Literacy Festival is all about interactive learning opportunities for children. There are many different forms of Literacy represented including Historical, Civic, Digital, Musical, Nutritional, Text, Artistic, Athletic and so much more! This is a free family event. 
Literacy in the Park brings a nationally renowned children's author for a presentation and book signing. Each family receives on free book and the opportunity to create great memories.  
Visit http://www.bgsu.edu/events/literacy-in-the-park.html for more information.












Adult Egg Scramble
Bowling Parks and Recreation organizes this great event that celebrated its 12th annual occurrence in 2015. Adults ages 18 and up gather at Simpson Garden & Sculpture Park at dusk for refreshments before heading out with flashlights in hand for the Scramble. It is a leisurely walk from the reception area to the event area and then a mad dash to gather as many of the 600 eggs as possible. The eggs themselves contain prizes ranging from candy to passes to the Toledo Zoo, gift bags& baskets, Mud Huns tickets, lunch pails, multiple checks, great gift certificates to local businesses and so much more. Everyone is a winner!   



Ohanami Cherry Blossom Festival This Annual Japanese Cultural Experience is brought to us by the Japanese Club at BGSU. There is a grove of Japanese Cherry trees which beautify the campus with pink blossoms each spring. These trees were donated by Japanese delegates and it is this generous gift that sparked the tradition of this annual festival. There are hands-on activities such as origami, character writing, rice ball making and more. Be delighted by fun games for kids and adults and entertained by cultural performances and demonstrations such as: Taiko drums, singing, dancing, skits, martial arts and more. There is lovely food and a festive atmosphere. Thank you to everyone who makes this amazing event possible.
For more information follow the BGSU Japanese Club on Facebook. 



Home & Garden Show 
The Sentinel-Tribune, our excellent Wood County Newspaper organizes this annual Expo filled with ideas, tips, businesses and services to improve your home & garden. The Expo is free to attend and not only is it informative and inspirational, it is fun too! Bring the whole family. There are great opportunities for adults and a free kids' workshop by Home Depot where kids can build a wooden craft from a kit. Be sure to check out this great show next year.

Art Walk  
2015 was the 23rd annual Art Walk. This great event is organized by Downtown BG and makes the entire historic downtown Bowling Green vibrant with great art. There is a fashion show, multiple gallery locations throughout the downtown, free concert by multiple bands, crafts and so much more. If you like art, you'll love Art Walk!
 













Community Earth Day Celebration 


Several organizations partner for a month-long Celebration of Earth Day featuring scavenger hunts, workshops, forums, Eco Fair and more. Thank you everyone for all you do to protect the earth and make BG green. For more information about our Community Earth Day Celebrations visit this website.
These pictures are from the culminating event at Montessori School of Bowling Green. The event is free, open to the public and features fun activities such as rock and mineral identification, tree identification, master gardener information, lego robot building, Cookie Mining (using mini tools to excavate chocolate chips from the cookie as resources from the Earth), water runoff and cycle table, kite-flying, animal identification, bean bag toss, nature hikes, nature story time with the Wood County Library Book Mobile, Passport to activities with great raffle prizes and so much more!


BGSU Dance Marathon
The BGSU Dance Marathon raises money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Miracle Families. In 2015, the event's 18th year, the BGSU Dance Marathon raised $313,465.39 to help sick children. This money is raised through mini events, a bicycle event from Cincinnati to BGSU (over 180 miles) and the Dance Marathon wherein BGSU students dance for 32 hours, all night long. The events are closed to the public, but there are many ways to support, donate and get involved in Dance Marathon.
For more information on how you can donate, support or get involved, click here to visit their website. 

If you are interested in visiting Bowling Green, Ohio, please contact us. We will provide you with a Visitors Guide, map and access to resources for a great visit and event planning. Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau 
119 E. Court St. BG, OH 43402 
1(800) 866-0046
www.visitbgohio.org
@visitbgohio on social media
Email Us, we hope to hear from you soon!

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