Late Summer Festivals You Must Catch in Columbus
July 3, 2018 by Joe Vargo
Dublin Irish Festival | Aug. 3-5, 2018, Dublin
Dublin plays host to the world’s second largest Irish celebration. With an event that has more than 65 acts and 535 performers, you’re bound to have a great time.
Festival Latino | August 11-12, Downtown Riverfront
With musical acts like Lupillo Rivera, Frank Reyes and Tipico Urbano, paired with food from across Central and South America, as well as dancing, art and shopping, Festival Latino is a celebration for all the senses.
Columbus Food Truck Festival, Aug. 17-18, 2018 Downtown Riverfront
Head down to the Columbus riverfront and sample delicious food from more than 70 Ohio food trucks. In addition to the food, there is plenty of live music and arts & crafts for all ages.
Columbus Greek Festival | Aug. 31-Sept 3, 2018, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
From souvlaki and baklava to traditional singing and dancing, this festival brings the best of Greek culture to Columbus. Don’t miss the free cathedral tours.
Labor Day Arts Festival | Sept. 3, Upper Arlington
Set in Northam Park, this arts festival brings more than 200 artists, food vendors and hands-on activity centers for all ages.
Columbus Oktoberfest | Sept. 7-9, 2018, Ohio Expo Center
Put on your dirndls and leiderhosen, pump up the polka and raise your beer stein. Columbus’ German heritage is on display at this fun annual celebration, which fills two giant beer gardens and a lot more. The city’s best German food purveyors also bring their A-game.
Country Living Fair, Sept. 14-16, 2018, Ohio History Center’s Ohio Village
Buyers and sellers come from three states away for this marketplace of modern handcrafted treasures and stylish vintage pieces. Get tips on home decor and gardening from HGTV stars.
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus | Sept. 27-30, Around Columbus
A free, citywide arts festival, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus connects the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers and animators with the people who love and are inspired by their art.