Your Guide To The Best Central Ohio Summer Festivals

The official start to summer is just a few days away, which means it’s time to talk about the awesome lineup of festivals we have going on around town. From now until the fall, this city and the surrounding communities are packed to the brim with fun and exciting fests.

From food-based festivals to 4th of July celebrations to a multitude of wine and beer fests, you could spend each weekend from now through Labor Day at a different event. Break out your party pants people! This summer is going to be fun!

June

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London Strawberry Festival
June 20-22 | London, OH | Free

Powell Festival
June 21-22 | Powell, OH | Free

Georgesville Fish Fry and Homecoming
June 22 | Grove City, OH | Admission is free. Car Show registration is $10.

Dublin Kiwanis Frog Jump
June 22 | Dublin, OH | $7-$10

Outlaw Music Festival 
June 23 | Nationwide Arena | Tickets start at $45

A Taste of Worthington – Summer Food Festival
June 28 | Worthington, OH | $3 per person, $5 per couple

ComFest
June 28-30 | Goodale Park | Free

Grandview Hop
June 29 | Grandview Ave. | Free

Historic Hilltop Bean Dinner
June 29 | Westgate Park | Free

Tequila Fest Columbus 
June 29 | Woodlands Backyard | Tickets start at $45

Ashville 4th of July Celebration 
June 30-July 4 | Ashville, OH | Free

July

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Red White and Boom! 
July 3 | Downtown Columbus | Free

Granville Kiwanis July 4th Celebration
July 3-6 | Granville | Free

Lancaster 4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Lancaster | Free

The Doo Dah Parade 
July 4 | Downtown Columbus | Free

4th of July in Hilliard 
July 4 | Hilliard | Free

Gnarbeque Music and Arts Festival
July 6-7 | Woodland’s Backyard | Tickets start at $25

Picktown Palooza
July 11-13 | Pickerington, OH | Tickets start at $5

North Market Ohio Wine Festival
July 12-13 | North Market | $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

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Summer Jam West
July 13 | Westgate Park | Free

Westerville Music and Arts Festival
July 13-14 | Westerville, OH | $1 Ticket, kids 10 and under are free

Lancaster Festival
July 18-27 | Lancaster, OH | Ticket prices depend on the event. Click here for pricing.

Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest
July 19-21 | Bicentennial Park | Free

Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest
July 26-27 | Canal Winchester, OH | Free

2X2 Hip-Hop Festival
July 27 | Columbus, OH | Tickets start at $17

Whitehall Food Truck and Fun Festival
July 27 | Whitehall, OH | Free

Columbus GospelFest
July 27 | Genoa Park | Free

Grandview Hop
July 27 | Grandview Ave. | Free

What? Music and Arts Festival
July 27 | 400 W Rich | Tickets start at $35

August

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London Rib and Jazz Fest
August 2-3 | London, OH | Free

Dublin Irish Festival
August 2-4 | Coffman Park | Tickets start at $10

Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
August 8-10 | Reynoldsburg, OH | Free

All Ohio Balloon Fest
August 8-10 | Marysville, OH | Ticket prices vary

Grove City EcoFest
August 10 | Grove City, OH | Free

Columbus Fiery Foods Festival
August 10 | Columbus Commons | Tickets start at $20

Frontstage Fest
August 10 | Big Room Bar | Tickets start at $12

North Market Farmers’ Festival
August 10 | North Market | Free

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Festival Latino
August 10-11 | Genoa Park | Free

Columbus Food Truck Festival 
August 16-17 | Scioto Mile | Free

Italian Heritage Summer Festival
August 16-18 | Franklin County Fairgrounds | Price TBD

Lancaster BrewFest
August 17 | Lancaster, OH | Tickets start at $40

CrestFest
August 17 | Clintonville | Free

WAG! Fest
August 17 | Prairie Oaks Metro Park | Free

WonderBus Music and Arts Festival
August 17-18 | The Lawn at CAS | Tickets start at $75

African American Cultural Festival
August 23-24 | Mayme Moore Park | Free

Breakaway Music Festival
August 23-24 | MAPFRE Stadium | Tickets start at $50

Columbus Summer Wine Festival
August 24 | Columbus Commons | Tickets start at $25

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Columbus Summer Beerfest
August 24 | Express Live | Tickets start at $40

India Festival
August 24 | Ohio Expo Center

Sweet Corn Festival
August 28-31 | Millersport, OH | Free

Greek Festival
August 30- September 2 | Goodale & High | $5

Obetz Zucchinifest
August 30- September 2 | Fortress Obetz | Free

Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival 
August 31- September 1 | Ohio History Center | $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $9 for kids 4-12

Grandview Hop
August 31 | Grandview Ave. | Free

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival
August 31- September 2 | Canal Winchester, OH | Free

West Jefferson Ox Roast Festival
August 31- September 2 | West Jefferson, OH | Free

September

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival 
September 2 | Northam Park | Free