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2015 Columbus Festival Schedule

columbus ohio festival schedule

The summer festival season has officially kicked off here in Columbus!  It really just wouldn't be summer without some of these staple events.  When all of Columbus comes together to partake in the festivities, enjoy the weather and some good grub.  So it's time for a festival roundup to make sure your calendars are marked...

Park Street Festival (12-13th) - local music, food trucks, and fun all night
Columbus Arts Fest (12-14th) - browse 100's of artists' booths with jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and more
DigFest (13th) - day drinking at its finest with local brews
Pride Fest (19-21st) - come out and support our LGBTQ friends and listen to some good music
Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (19-21st) - kick back and chill to the soothing sounds of blues and the Big Walnut Creek streaming by (plus Pigskin Brewery is there)
ComFest (26-28th) - let your inner hippie out :) a festival just about coming together as a community

Red, White, & BOOM (3rd) - largest fireworks display in the Midwest... and it's on a Friday this year... and we get that Friday off from work... what!?! 
Ohio Wine Festival (10-12th) - find a favorite local wine while strolling through North Market's wonderful vendors
Jazz & Rib Fest (17-19th) - I don't always eat ribs, but when I do, I chow them down!
Violet Festival (29-Aug 1st) - one of the smaller festivals on the list, but Pickerington is hosting Kansas this year

Ohio State Fair (Jul 29-Aug 9) - you're gonna need to do a lot of walking to walk off that deep-fried everything :)
Dublin Irish Festival (Jul 31-Aug 2nd) - we're all a wee bit Irish, so let's celebrate with food, beer, and live music
Festival Latino (8-9th) - Latin music makes way for Latin dancing...
All Ohio Balloon Festival (13-15th) - riding in a hot air balloon is definitely on my bucket list.  watching one shaped like Yoda float along the skyline is up there too
Summer Beer Fest (14-15th) - calling all beer aficionados and novices alike, a great way to find new favorite
Food Truck Festival (14-16th) - what's not to like about a bunch of artisan food vendors lined up at a park?
Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival (14-15th) - alright, this one makes the list solely because I live down the street from it ;)

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival (2-5th) - a bit outside Columbus, but a lot of good country fun
Greek Festival (4-7th) - fun dancing and delicious food, OPA!
FMMF (5-6th) - last year was the inaugural year for Fashion Meets Music Festival, and now that Cbus has been named the third largest fashion capital of the US, it's only going to get better
Independents' Day Festival (19-20th) - the first central Ohio town puts on a celebration of arts
New Albany Classic (20th) - not exactly a fair, but definitely some family fun with world-famous horses and a teen-pop concert to dance around to on the Wexner's estate
Oktoberfest (25-27th) - cheers to a great summer of festivals with some bier... prost!

For more festivals around Ohio, check out the never-ending list here.


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