Arts and games
Columbus Arts Festival
Celebrating its 60th year, art lovers will be able to stroll up and down the Main and Rich Street bridges to enjoy the finest the local visual arts scene has to offer. There will also be several dozen musical acts lined up throughout the long weekend event, entertaining you with jazz, swing, hip hop, rock, singer-songwriters, and so much more. Dance and theatre performances will also take center stage as our best and brightest creative minds tap into the muse and take their crafts to a whole new level. Food trucks and carts will keep the crowds' appetites sated, and those looking to sit and rest their tired feet can enjoy family-friendly films at Genoa Park. There will be a lot to behold as you hold your loved one's hand at the 60th annual Columbus Arts Festival.
Westerville Music & Arts Festival
At the 2022 festival on July 9 & 10, they featured previews of “Legally Blonde” and “Sound of Music” on their Community Stage. The youth art exhibit is open to anyone between the ages of three and high school seniors to submit their work. This inclusive and fun festival is a Westerville staple that’s sure to become a family favorite.
Jeni’s Strawberry Festival
Celebrate American independence
The Red, White & BOOM! 4th of July fireworks show is here for the 40th year! Celebrate your freedom of choice at the largest Independence Day celebration in the midwest. You don't have to wait for the sun to go down for the fun to start – a full day of activity, including two stages of live events, parades, and all-around patriotic celebrations, will cover 2.5 square miles across downtown Columbus. The turnouts at the most recent Red, White & BOOM! gatherings were estimated to have attracted 400,000 people; think we can top that?
We are proud to be a part of the great American republic, and what better way to celebrate the freedoms so many have come to take for granted than to reinvigorate our passion and commitment to the founding principles that protected this great land from global tyranny just under 250 years ago. The spectacular fireworks show is certain to help set our national passions burning bright once more.
Jazz & Rib Fest
Nourish your soul's (and stomach's) appetite at the Jazz & Rib Fest from July 22nd through 24th. With round-the-clock music, you'll be right as rain as you partake in the finest BBQ and other great comfort food and sate your thirst with fresh-squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day. The musical lineup includes an extremely diverse range of talents ranging from soul-felt duos to stage-wide ensembles. Admission is free throughout the downtown riverfront concert weekend, centered around Bicentennial Park on Civic Center Drive.
Over a century and a half of family & community gathering
Of course, we couldn't forget the fair. Columbus – and Ohio itself – is by far one of the most fun-loving parts of the midwest. The Ohio State Fair has been a tradition since 1850, and for good reason. The latest fair will feature more than 50 rides, world-class musical acts, and far more. There are an astonishing number of features, attractions, and exhibits in store for fairgoers this year, including:
Family- and children-friendly entertainment
Fine arts displays
Horse shows, petting zoos, and agricultural competitions
Interactive educational displays
Magicians and hypnotists
Popular and new local food vendors
An eight-acre natural resources park (kids fish free!)
Foodies take over the city!
Not much brings people together like food, and that's why the Columbus Food Truck Festival is adding an extra day to its 11th year. The extremely popular event takes place August 19th–21st at the Franklin County Fairgrounds for three days of fun, food, and music. Explore countless vendors as well as locally made crafts and retail items such as jewelry, clothing, art, and so much more. Stay tuned (via the previous link) for the full list of vendors, and plan your appetite accordingly.
Spice it up
As always, event-goers can expect to stay entertained with great music, likely both live and played by the local radio station that's hosting the event. Pro tip: the heat of hot peppers is soluble in fat, not water – so the only way to sate the burn if you go too far is to reach for a cold glass of milk or other drink with a higher-fat content! Don't say we didn't warn you.
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