We love summer and all of the fun we can have around Columbus! We’ve been talking here at Village Communities about some of our favorite events and activities that we love to attend or do and wanted to share them with you. We’re busy building condos in Columbus, Ohio, but we’re taking time to enjoy all that summer has to offer. Check the links for details on pricing, dates, times, and other important information. Here’s hoping you have as much fun as we are!
Jazz and Ribs Fest July 21-23, 2017
Jazz and Ribs Fest
Head down to the riverfront to eat some delicious ribs and chicken and listen to the best local, regional, and international jazz music on 3 different stages. This is a food lover’s, music listener’s dream way to spend the weekend.
Ohio State Fair July 27-Aug 6, 2017
Ohio State Fair
Animals, a huge midway, rides, exhibitions, fair food, and musical entertainers means you can find something to do around every corner of the fair. Shop for items you didn’t know you needed and eat food until you pop. Spend at least a day to take in everything!
Dublin Irish Festival Aug 4-6, 2017
Dublin Irish Festival
This festival is eagerly anticipated all year and it doesn’t disappoint! This is truly the best of Irish music, dance, culture, and art that you’ll find anywhere. Immerse yourself in all things Irish!
All Ohio Balloon Festival Aug 10-12, 2017
All Ohio Balloon Festival
Spend the day gazing at the amazing special shaped balloons, take a biplane, helicopter, sky jump, or balloon ride, eat delicious food, listen to music, shop, and take part in many kids’ activities. Plan on spending the whole day so that you can watch the nightly and glow balloon launches.
Columbus Food Truck Festival Aug 18-19, 2017
Columbus Food Truck Festival
This one of the best! So many food trucks all in one place. Come hungry and with friends, so that you can all share in the culinary offering from some of Ohio’s best food trucks. This is a great event for the hungry and adventurous! Entertainment abounds and you can even do some shopping from local vendors.
Greek Festival Sept 1-4, 2017
Greek is the name of the game here: food, dancing, music, shopping, and culture. This popular festival has been a staple for the past 44 years.
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Head outside this summer for free outdoor movies. This list from Columbus on the Cheap has loads of options. Outdoor Movies Around Columbus
Spend your Sunday night on the Worthington Green for Concerts on the Green. There are still several concerts left. Bring the family, have a picnic, or get food from surrounding restaurants. Finish up your evening with some ice cream from Graeters. Concerts on the Green
Want to kayak on the Scioto River and other waterways in Columbus? Olentangy Paddle might just be the ticket. They offer not only kayaks, but also canoe and bike rentals, so you can find just the right adventure!
Go downtown to the John W. Galbreath Bicentennial Park and spend the afternoon walking along the river, play in the Scioto Mile Fountain, eat, and maybe catch a performance.
Head out to the Wilds and take a tour. You’ll see animals spread out over 9,000 acres on one of a variety of tours available.
This is just a taste of what you can find to do in Columbus for the rest of the summer. We know at Village Communities, with beautiful condo communities in Columbus, that we have our favorites and are excited about trying some new ideas. Which ones are you looking forward to?