Looking for things to do this summer? 10TV has a list of events happening in the Columbus area.
Columbus, Ohio — The sun is out and summer events are just around the corner!
In preparation for the fun summer season, 10TV has put together a list of events to help you navigate what’s happening in the Columbus area.
This summer’s hottest events
3-6 | COSI Science Festival
333 W Broad Street, Columbus
Science festivals are held throughout Ohio for those who want to learn more about science. The Big Science Celebration will be held at COSI on the last day of the festival from 11am to 5pm.
20-21 | Columbus Taco Fest
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad Street, Columbus
Now in its fifth year, the Columbus Taco Fest returns to downtown Columbus in May. The event offers live music, games, activities, and of course… tacos. This taco-inspired festival benefits the Columbus Diaper Coalition.
20 | Cap city experience
Far East Community Center
The purpose of the festival is to strengthen engagement between families and service providers, promote healthy community relationships, and provide a safe and enjoyable environment for residents to relax and enjoy the festival. Events are held in Columbus neighborhoods with free food, live music, games, and more. The four-part series begins on his May 20th at the Far East Community Center.
25-28 | Riverfront Culture Fest + Convention
The cultural festival and convention takes place in downtown Columbus over Memorial Day weekend and includes an opening parade, over 100 vendors, over 20 food trucks, concerts, line dance, gospel, jazz, African dance and drums, blues and more. will be
27 | Buckeye Country Superfest
Schottenstein Center, 555 Borr Dr., Columbus
The sixth annual event at the Schottenstein Center returns with George Strait as its headliner. King of Country, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Warren Zyders will also be joining Columbus for the event.
27-28 | asian festival
Franklin Park, 1755 East Broad Street, Columbus
More than 100,000 visitors are expected to visit Franklin Park for the Asian Festival in May this year. The two-day event features art demonstrations, Tai Chi martial arts workshops, entertainment, vendors, and dining. In addition to the festival, there will also be a dragon boat race that kicks off at Bicentennial Park on the Saito River on May 21st.
31 | green on wednesday
Wednesdays on the Green is a happy hour-style event perfect for those looking to enjoy a warm summer night with free live music in downtown Columbus along the Scioto Mile. The six-part series will take place Wednesdays at Dorian Green in front of his COSI at 50 S. Belle St from 5pm to 8pm. Here’s Wednesday’s green line-up:
- May 31: Mojoflo
- June 14: Popgun
- June 28: Yumbambe
- August 9: Honey and Blue
- August 30: Ark Band
- September 6: The Floorwalkers
9-11 | Columbus Arts Festival
Downtown Columbus Riverfront
Probably one of the region’s most creative festivals. Artists of all kinds bring their work to the riverfront, turning it into an outdoor gallery. It will be attended by over 200 visual artists, three stage performing artists and dozens of food and his vendors. Participation in the event is free.
13 | | Dorian Days
Durian Days are held on Tuesdays from June 13th through August. 15 (except July 4th) from 11am to 2pm at Dorian Green. This family-friendly event features durian green fountains, inflatables, performances, science experiments and more.
16-17 | Stonewall Columbus Pride
Goodale Park, 120 W Goodale St., Columbus
This annual event is Stonewall Columbus’ largest annual fundraiser. Columbus Pride Month kicks off on June 4th with brunch at the Columbus Athenaeum from 11am to 1pm. The Pride Festival and Resource Fair will be held at Goodale Park on the 16th and 17th.
16-18 | Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival
Creekside Park & Plaza, 117 Mill Street, Gahanna
Do you like blues and jazz? This festival might be right for you. The three-day event brings together performers from around the world to play some great tunes. Tickets are on sale now. Early bird tickets are $10 and regular adult admission is $15.
17-18 | Juneteenth Ohio Celebration
Genoa Park, 303 West Broad St., Columbus
The 26th Annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival is a two-day event featuring a concert series, talent show and classic car show. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy music and food outside. Proceeds from this event will benefit factory teracy efforts. Admission is free daily until 3pm, then online for $15 for adults.
21-25 | origins game fair
Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High St., Columbus
Fans of tabletop games unite. This annual convention is sponsored by the Game Manufacturers Association. For attendees, more than 5,000 of his gaming events are scheduled throughout the week.you can register for their events website.
23-24 | Powell Festival
Village Green Park, OH-161 & High Street, Worthington
Powell is hosting a festival this summer with a kids zone, marketplace, food trucks, vendors, local beer and wine, DORA, and fireworks. participate in
23-25 | comfest
Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St., Columbus
The community festival returns to Goodale Park. The annual event features speakers and workshops on progressive issues, social change and community action.Schedule details here.
3 | Red, White, Boom!
The annual event returns to downtown Columbus and is expected to draw over 400,000 people to the area. The event features music, parades, and one of the largest fireworks shows in the Midwest. Be sure to find a place to sit, as fireworks will be launched from Genoa Park at 10pm.
*Check the latest list of fireworks compiled by the local community.
8-9 | Westerville Music and Arts Festival
Heritage Park and Everal Barn, 60 North Cleveland Ave.
Westerville’s music and arts festival features dozens of artists and food vendors. There are two stages and a songwriter’s tent where local artists perform, and photographs, paintings and more are on display throughout the event. Tickets are just $1 for anyone over the age of 10.
15-16 | Columbus Book Festival
Main Library, Kauffman Plaza, Topiary Garden Park, 96 South Grant Ave.
To celebrate the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s 150th anniversary, the main library hosts a festival for book lovers. Visitors can cool off inside the library and hear authors talk about their books, or step outside to find food vendors, entertainment, and new and used book sales.
21-23 | Jazz & Rib Fest
Since 1990, the Jazz & Lives Fest has been held in downtown Columbus to celebrate great food and music. The event is free for everyone, and food vendors are open from 11am to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11am to 8:30pm on Sundays.
Aug 26 6 | Ohio State Fair
Ohio State Fairgrounds, 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus
The State Fair has been an annual tradition since 1850. Thousands of people flock to the Ohio State Fairgrounds for concerts, animals, food, games, rides and more. Headliners for this year’s event include Third Eye Blind, Kidz Bop, Yung Gravy, Casting Crowns, Ludacris, Lindsey Stirling and Tyler Hubbard.
1 | | Columbus Symphony Community Concert
At these free concerts, entire orchestras perform family-friendly music, from symphonies to pops to movie hits. The concert will begin on his August 1st at 7pm at the Dodge Community Center. August 2nd, Woodward Park Community Center. August 3rd, Barack Community Center. August 4th, Westgate Community Center. August 6th will be held at the Driving Park Community Center.
4-6 | Dublin Irish Festival
Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin
Dublin, Ohio is home to the world’s largest three-day Irish festival, which is celebrating its 36th anniversary this year. The festival takes place on the first weekend of August, attracting more than 100,000 guests to the area. 7 stages, 65 acts and more than 535 performers are planned. Tickets are on sale now, and his one-day general admission for ages 11 and up is $20.
5-6 | Pelotonia
Pelotonia celebrates 15 years of helping fund cancer research. Their annual ‘Ride Weekend’ is set to return this summer with new routes for riders. Through downtown Columbus he has several routes ranging from 24 miles to 184 miles. For more information on the event, visit his website at: their website.
10-12 | Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Huber Park, 1640 Davidson Dr., Reynoldsburg
For 56 years, Reynoldsburg has hosted its famous Tomato Festival, and this year is no exception. With carnival rides, festival pageants, kids’ corners, and sensory time options, this festival is perfect for families.
12-13 | Festival Latino
genova park, 303 West Broad St., Columbus
Festival Latino! Bringing his two days of music, food, fashion, art and dance to Columbus. If you want to immerse yourself in Latin American culture, this event is for you. The marketplace will feature 12 different local his vendors and the festival will feature 20 vendors.
19 | | CBUS Seoul Festival
The CBUS Soul Fest celebrates Columbus’ vibrant black culture, music, history and soul. The event will feature live music and local food his truck. The event will take place on Saturday, August 19th from 4pm to 11pm at Geneva Park.
19-20 | Columbus Food Truck Festival
Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4951 Northwest Parkway.
The Columbus Food Truck Festival returns to the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard for its 12th annual this August. Admission to the event is $5 per person if you buy your tickets online in advance, or $7 if you buy your tickets online or on the day of the festival.For more information here.
25-27 | Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival
CAS Lawn, 2540 Olentangy River Road, Columbus
Headlining artists Pitbull, Demi Lovato and Carp will perform at this year’s Summer Concert. Headliners will appear on alternate days, with artists such as Shaun Kingston, Oliver Trees and Portugal. The Man, Saint Motel, etc. General admission for adults is $92, and full weekend pass tickets are $199.
27-28 | Fiery Foods Festival
Genoa Park 303 West Broad Street, Columbus
Are you a fan of spicy food? Columbus’ spiciest food festival returns this summer.tickets are $5
1-4 | Obets Zucchini Festival
Fort Obets, 2050 Recreation Trail, Obets
Was there a zucchini-themed festival in Obets? The Zucchini Fest is held annually and brings together music, attractions, food and lots of zucchini. This year’s entertainment line-up includes Vanilla Ice and Brantley Gilbert. Admission is free.
1-4 | Columbus Greek Festival
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Goodale Boulevard on High Street
This Labor Day weekend, Columbus hosts its 50th Annual Greek Festival. The event allows people from all over the country to experience Greek culture and enjoy food and drink. Visitors can also take a tour of Columbus Cathedral, which is full of mosaics and marble. Adult admission is $5.
4 | Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival
Northam Park/Tremont Road, 2850 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington
Held in Upper Arlington, the event is expected to attract over 15,000 attendees. The event showcases arts and crafts and performances by his members of the community. Admission to the event is free.
https://www.10tv.com/article/entertainment/events/columbus-ohio-events-summer/530-f51678f8-9034-430a-b7d9-ca61a5c5aed6 List: Events in Columbus This Summer