Spring Grove's Event Update
EVENT UPDATE: Spring Grove has determined to hold off on making any decisions regarding offering public tours, private group tours and large events until July 1st. In the meantime, we will offer a select few small outdoor events that we think can be conducted safely. Masks and social distancing will be required at all Spring Grove events.Like Us on Facebook
Summer Gate Hours Begin 2021 (May, June, July, August)
Spring Grove's extended summer hours begin on May 3 and end on August 30. The front gates will be open until 8:00pm on Mondays and Thursdays.
Grief to Peace June 2021 (6/15/2021)
Navigating the loss of a loved one can feel overwhelming. It is a journey that holds many twists and turns, highs and lows. We do not want you to face this road alone! For this reason, Spring Grove has developed a partnership with Companions on a Journey (COJ), a local grief support center. We provide, sponsor and virtually host monthly gatherings called “Grief to Peace.” This group is led by a COJ Bereavement Specialist, who will guide you in this journey and is attended by individuals who have lost someone in their life as well. We hope that you will join us and discover hope, strength, and healing along the way.
Twilight Tour June 2021 (6/17/2021)
TOPIC: HISTORY and HERITAGE / Members of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetery association in 1844. They endeavored to find a location suitable for creating a picturesque park like institution -- a rural cemetery -- contiguous to the city yet remote enough not to be disturbed by expansion. They sought to acquire enough land to be used for funerary purposes into the indefinite future, which could be embellished with shrubbery, flowers, trees, walks, and rural ornaments. These men traveled throughout the United States and Europe visiting cemeteries of outstanding reputation and beauty as they planned a cemetery that would equal the famed beauty of Pere la Chaise in Paris, and various outstanding cemeteries on the East Coast of the U.S. The ‘Spring Grove’s Heritage’ tour will teach you how Spring Grove began, about notable residents, and beautiful monuments, mausoleums, and horticulture.
Dog Day of Summer 2021 (6/27/2021)
This year will look different from previous years. Due to short notice, Spring Grove will not be able to offer special events on this day for you and your pooch. Responsible pet owners are invited to walk their dogs on this one day of the year throughout the historic grounds. Dogs must be on a leash. Please respect the property and pick up after your four-legged friend. Waste bag dispensers will be stationed around the historic sections of the cemetery.
Lantern Lighting Ceremony 2021 (9/11/2021)
This is a FAMILY event. Bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs, relax and enjoy the magnificent grounds of Historic Spring Grove as you are entertained by the PETE WAGNER ORCHESTRA. (Please note the cemetery does not provide seating). Prepare your personalized lantern by inscribing your own words of remembrance and hope on our specially designed lanterns. Through them you send your unique message of love, peace and hope into the world and to those you love and have lost. The lanterns are then assembled with a candle and prepared for a launch onto Willow Water Lake. Please stop by our Information Tent to share the name(s) of your loved one(s) with us. All of the names of those we are remembering will be read aloud before the launch of the lanterns. At dusk we will gather at the shoreline to share a simple but beautiful ceremony. The candles are lit and the lanterns are set upon the water to carry their messages. As the lake is slowly illuminated with glimmering candlelight, the individual candles join together to transform the darkness of the setting sun. A $5.00 tax-deductible donation to the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation is requested for the use of each lantern. Entertainment and parking are free. Food will be available at a nominal charge. For the safety and security of all of our visitors, please leave your pets at home. Complimentary parking shuttle available throughout the event.
'Cruise In' Car Show 2021 (10/10/2021)
Spring Grove hosts one of the largest Car Shows in the area each October. Vehicles can be registered online beginning 30 days before the event. Models 1995 and older are welcome. There is no entry fee but we ask that participants bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the FreeStore Food Bank. Concessions will be available to purchase. Mini tram tours will be available throughout the event.
Flags of Honor 2021 (11/7/2021 - 11/13/2021)
Historic Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum invites you to participate in our Tribute to our Veterans and Heroes of Public Service. We proudly welcome back our Flags of Honor Display. This tribute will honor ALL VETERANS, MILITARY PERSONNEL and HEROES OF PUBLIC SERVICE, those who serve to protect our communities every day. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States realizes that duties performed in the fields of law enforcement and emergency services, whether carried out in public view with the ensuing public acclaim, or performed in ways which gain little public recognition, are both exemplary and of great value to the nation. 100 3’ x 5’ sponsored US flags will be placed along the roadways within the cemetery. You and your family have the opportunity to honor those who are close to your heart by sponsoring one or more of these flags for $25 each. All veterans and service personnel are eligible, whether living or deceased. There are also no restrictions as to where a deceased honoree is buried. Each sponsored flag will be identified by an acrylic plaque at the base of the flagpole. The plaque will contain the name of the honoree, any pertinent information about the honoree shared by the sponsor, and a photo of the honoree (if provided). After the flags are removed for storage, the laminated card will be available for sponsoring families to retrieve in the Customer Service Center of the cemetery the following week. A map depicting the location of each flag will be available in the Customer Service Center.