International corporate headquarters, service providers, manufacturing, healthcare, and a variety of other businesses make Hilliard a primary destination for employers to locate here and for people in central Ohio to come and work or get an education from one of the several colleges in the community.
Anthony Thomas Chocolates is located here, making about 50,000 pounds of chocolate every day for its 13 retail locations and beyond. They are one of the largest family-owned and operated candy companies in the Midwest. A few of the many local restaurants that have a large following are Starliner Diner, Yabos Tacos, and Louie’s Fusion Grill.
After you eat, Hilliard offers a variety of places to visit. The Early Television Museum is the only museum of its kind in the United States. Over 150 TV sets are on display in a 4,200 square foot area including mechanical TV displays include mechanical TVs from the 1920s and 30s to early color sets from 1953-57.
Aquatic Adventures is the premier aquatic center in the Midwest featuring two pools, over 4,000 square feet of retail space and state of the art amenities throughout for your every convenience.
The Northwest Franklin County Historical Society has an historical village at Weaver Park featuring a museum and buildings of yesteryear, including a one-room schoolhouse.
The Franklin County Fair is in Hilliard in July, followed by the Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo in August and the Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show in December. Bring your lawn chair to picnic and enjoy the city’s free summer concert series – sponsored by the Hilliard Arts Council – where artists from across central Ohio perform. The city’s flagship festival, Old Hilliardfest, celebrates art, music, cars, and food and attracts 10,000 attendees each September.