Columbus has a great festival in store for you every single weekend this summer. So pick your favorite weekend and take that trip - no excuses.

June 19-21 Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival, Gahanna Great music, local drinks and a great kids area. Tips here.fest pride

June 20-21 Pride Festival, Goodale Park/Short North/Downtown More than 300,000 people show up for a weekend of fun to support Columbus' LGBT community. Tips here.

June 27-28 ComFest Goodale Park/Victorian Village A celebration of peace, togetherness and live local music. Tips here.

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June 28 German Village Haus und Garten Tour German Village Explore this historic and vibrant neighborhoods best architecture. Tips here.

July 3 Red, White and Boom! Downtown, Arena District The Midwest's largest display of Independence Day fireworks! Tips here.

July 4 Doo Dah Parade Short North An irreverent, anything-goes parade that you can join if the mood strikes.

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July 11 4th and 4th Fest Italian Village Live music, pop-up pinball and more at trendy Seventh Son Brewing Co. on the corner of 4th St. and 4th Ave. 

July  17-19 Jazz and Rib Fest, Arena District Hot ribs, cool jazz on Columbus' riverfront. fest jazz ribs fest fmmf

July 29-August 9 Ohio State Fair, Ohio Expo Center From traditional ag to trendy national performer and anything you can think of fried and on a stick. Tips here.

July 31-August 2 Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin Put on your finest green gear, dance a jig and sample Irish beer and whiskey. Tips here. fest irish

August 8-9 Festival Latino, Downtown Enjoy authentic foods, live music and dancing at this free festival celebrating Hispanic/Latino heritage. fest latino

August 14-16 Columbus Food Truck Festival, Columbus Commons/Downtown More than 70 of Columbus' noteworthy food trucks, live music, crafters and more!

August 22 India Festival, Ohio Expo Center A celebration of the food, culture and art of India.

Aug. 28-29 Urban Scrawl, Franklinton Watch artists create while dining on tasty food and listening to great local sounds

Sept. 4-7 Columbus Greek Festival, Short North Souvlaki, ouzo, dancing, folk songs and much more at Columbus' gorgeous Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Tips here. fest greek

Sept. 5-6 Fashion Meets Music Festival, Arena District St. Vincent, Young the Giant and Ludacris headline this celebration of music and fashion.

Sept. 11-13 Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival, Olde Towne East An east-side celebration of art and music, featuring some of Columbus' finest artcars.

Sept. 19-20 Independents Day, Franklinton An all-local, all-independent extravaganza of food, music, art and startups.