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.
July 4 Doo Dah Parade Short North An irreverent, anything-goes parade that you can join if the mood strikes.
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.
August 8-9 Festival Latino, Downtown Enjoy authentic foods, live music and dancing at this free festival celebrating Hispanic/Latino heritage.
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. 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.