The Best Things To Do Around Columbus This July

It’s July, my friends.

There are so many exciting things happening around Columbus this month. There are family-friendly movie nights, 21+ cocktail hours, and recurring monthly events like farmers’ markets and yard sales.

No matter how you find yourself spending your July, have some fun and try something new, Columbus. You deserve to have a great summer.

Summer Nights | Zoombezi Bay | Various dates
Throughout the summer, Zoombezi Bay is hosting the Summer Nights series. Guests can enjoy extended park hours with a DJ mixing tunes and select attractions open late. But the main event will be the jumbo inflatable screen showing movies at the Wild Tides Wave Pool.

After Hours Open House at Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery | Vern Riffe Center | July 10
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 10. Visitors can explore the gallery during this open house and check out their latest exhibition. This event is free to attend.

Picnic with the Pops | Columbus Commons | Various dates
There will be four Picnic with the Pops performances throughout July. On July 10, En Vogue will perform. July 17, Tito Puente Jr will take the stage. Michael Bolton will go the distance (I’m sorry, I had to) on July 24 and the month of performances will be closed out July 30 & 31 by the Ohio State University Marching Band. Tickets are on sale now.

Joe Nichols Live In Concert | The Bluestone | July 15
Joe Nichols will perform Live in concert on July 15th, 2021 at The Bluestone. You can learn more about The Bluestone’s COVID-19 guidelines on their website. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now.

Local Brews with Local News | Seventh Son Brewery | July 20
Help Matter News celebrate their three-year anniversary. Get to know the minds behind Grey Matter Media and chat about local news. Proceeds from the event will benefit this local non-profit media company.

Uncorked: Columbus Wine Festival | COSI | July 24
Get a taste of over 150 wines and champagnes from across the globe. The festival will include access to COSI, a custom photo booth, and more. This event is 21+.

11th Annual Columbus Summer Beerfest | Express LIVE | July 24
If you’re more of a beer person than a wine person, then head to Ohio’s largest craft beer festival. This is the 11th year for the Columbus Summer Beerfest and there will be over 200+ craft beers and cocktails to choose from. Tickets are on sale now.

CMA Artist’s Talk: Johnathan Payne | Columbus Museum of Art | July 29
Join Aminah Robinson inaugural artist-in-resident, Johnathan Payne, as he discusses his work and its relation to the art and life of Aminah Robinson.

Monster Jam | Nationwide Arena | July 31 & August 1
Nationwide Arena is getting revved up for the return of Monster Jam. These 12,000 pound monster trucks will be smashing, squishing, and tearing up the dirt at the end of this month. You can get tickets at the link above.

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