This post is written by Christy Clark, director of Destination Hilliard. You can follow her on Twitter @DestinHilliard.

531362_385839818142964_730280077_n“Solebrate” the good times that summer brings to life with friends, and the best in food, drink and music. Don’t be left in the shade, step out into the rays… join the fun-in-the-sun crowd with Central Ohio’s newest, premier event, Solebrate! Food and Music Festival, that officially launches summer!

Opening night is Friday, June 21 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. Ticket includes 16 wine samplings, 10 craft brews, culinary delights from 15 central Ohio’s finest restaurants, ice carving and Hotel California, the original Eagles Tribute band from Ontario, Canada. Tickets can be purchased online at

482105_385835421476737_1895511924_nFestival Days are Saturday, June 22nd from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Adults are $8, Seniors and Students are $6 with children under 12 free. The festival features four stages of live entertainment, kids corner with giant sandbox and Games 2 U, interactive activities, hermit crab races, corn hole, live cooking demonstrations, veggie art carving competition and displays, sand sculpting competitions for families and professionals, ice sculpture demonstrations, dual painting competition, mural activities, food trucks and more!

Join us for Solebrate! Food and Music Festival! A complete line up of entertainment can be found on