As summer heats up, Columbus has some huge events in store. Add these great festivals to your calendar for a full summer of fun.

Red, White & BOOM! | July 3, 2019, Downtown Columbus
There are few more patriotic ways to kick off your Independence Day weekend than at the largest fireworks display in Ohio. Festivities start at noon and the big show starts at 10 p.m. Plan to be downtown very early, because the best spots go fast!

jazz festJazz & Rib Fest | July 19-21 2019, Scioto Mile
This annual festival offers three days of continuous jazz by renowned international and local musicians while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for Best Ribs bragging rights.

Ohio State Fair | July 24-Aug. 4, 2019, Ohio Expo Center
With agricultural exhibitions, a huge midway full of rides and a blockbuster lineup of musical performances, you’re never short on fun at the Ohio State Fair. Add a helping of fair food, and you’ve got a recipe for a great trip!

Dublin Irish Festival | Aug. 2-4, 2019, 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.

Food Truck Festival (old location)Columbus Food Truck Festival, Aug. 16-17, 2019 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 and crafts for all ages.

greekColumbus Greek Festival | Aug. 30-Sept. 2 2019, 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.

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival | Sept. 2, 2019, Northam Park
This annual festival showcases the works of local, regional and national artists working in a variety of media as well as an entertainment stage, an art activities area and a variety of refreshment booths.

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