Get a Glimpse of Summer in The City

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Columbus is the city that never sleeps when it comes to summer excitement! From lively festivals to colorful parades, The Scout Guide Columbus proudly presents our ultimate guide to all things summer events.

June Events

Columbus Arts Festival  | June 7–9, 2024 | Downtown Columbus
A nationally acclaimed arts festival featuring over 200 artists, live performances, and food vendors, all free to attend.

Columbus Summer Wine Festival | June 8, 2024 | McFerson Commons
Sip and sample wines while enjoying live music, and arts and crafts at this perfect event for wine lovers.

Columbus Air Show  | June 14–16, 2024 | Rickenbacker International Airport
Enjoy thrilling aerial displays featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and demonstrations of modern military and civilian aircraft with friends or the kids.

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival | June 14–16, 2024 | Creekside, Gahanna

Celebrate 25 years with world-famous blues and jazz performances in one vibrant location.

Stonewall Columbus Pride  | June 15, 2024 | Goodale Park
Join the annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ community strength and resilience at Goodale Park.

Juneteenth Ohio Celebration  | June 15–16, 2024 | Genoa Park
Discover cultural unity and diversity with a variety of family-friendly events and activities.

Worthington Arts Festival  | June 15–16, 2024 | Worthington Village Green
Explore fine art from over 110 artists amidst the scenic Worthington Village Green.

Dublin Summer Music Series | June 20-September 19| Bridge Park

Experience a diverse range of music genres, including country, pop, and soul, every third Thursday of the month from 5-7 pm in the park adjacent to Rebol.

Buckeye Country Superfest | June 22–23, 2024 | Ohio Stadium
Enjoy top country music acts at The Ohio State University Football Stadium. The lineup is to be announced soon.

ComFest  | June 28–30, 2024 | Goodale Park
Join Columbus’ best bands, artists, workshops, and community activism at this beloved festival.

July Events

Red, White & BOOM!  | July 3, 2024 | Downtown Columbus
Celebrate Independence Day with Ohio’s largest fireworks display and street festival. Festivities start at 11 a.m., with the main show at 10 p.m. Arrive downtown early for prime spots!

Doo Dah Parade  | July 4, 2024 | Short North Arts District
Come for the parade and the outfits, or hang out at Goodale Park for the live music afterparty.

Columbus Food Truck Festival – Downtown  | July 12–13, 2024 | Scioto Peninsula near COSI
Indulge in two days of food, music, and fun with the best food trucks, music, and locally-made craft retail items from around the state.

Columbus Book Festival  | July 13–14, 2024 | Downtown’s Historic Main Library
This inaugural literary festival features panel discussions, author talks, and book signings from nationally acclaimed authors with new releases at the historic Main Library downtown.

Westerville Music & Arts Festival  | July 13–14, 2024 | Heritage Park/Everal Barn
Experience 130+ artists, 30+ performances, food vendors, a silent auction, a youth art show, and youth entertainment at this vibrant festival.

Jazz & Rib Fest  | July 19–21, 2024 | Scioto Mile
A highly anticipated summertime tradition offering jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest music and barbecue.

August Events

Ohio State Fair  | July 24–August 4, 2024 | Ohio State Fairgrounds
Full of exciting attractions, food, and entertainment, this multi-day fair brings in upwards of 800,000 visitors each year.

Dublin Irish Festival  | August 2–4, 2024 | Coffman Park
Join the celebration of the world’s largest three-day Irish festival which includes Irish dancing, music, art, and culture.

Tomato Festival  | August 8–10, 2024 | Huber Park in Reynoldsburg
A tradition celebrating the city as the birthplace of the tomato for over 50 years.

Uptown Untapped  | August 10, 2024 | Westerville
Sip on craft beer while you honor the city’s historical ties to the temperance movement.

Festival Latino  | August 10–11, 2024 | Genoa Park
This family-oriented event features national and international music, Ohio-based Latino performances, children’s activities, and more—all free for the community to enjoy.

CBUS Soul®​ Fest  | August 17, 2024 | Genoa Park
Experience Columbus’ vibrant Black culture, music, history, and soul at the third annual CBUS Soul® fest.

Columbus Food Truck Festival – Hilliard  | August 17, 2024 | Franklin County Fairgrounds
Enjoy the best of Ohio’s food trucks, and live music, plus local craft and retail vendors.

Columbus Greek Festival  | August 30–September 2, 2024 | Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Become immersed in Greek culture through live performances, Cathedral tours, authentic food, and more.

Obetz Zucchinifest | August 30–September 2, 2024 | Fortress Obetz
The Obetz Zucchinifest is a four-day, family-friendly event celebrating everything zucchini. The festival and concerts are free!

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival  | September 2, 2024 | Northam Park
Enjoy hands-on art activities, and live music, and purchase fine art and craftwork from 150 artists.

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