If you live in Columbus or its surrounding suburbs, you’re sure to find a fantastic line up of fun things to do this August. We’ve broken down the following events into categories of interest below. And if you happen to know of an event happening in your neighborhood that wasn’t mentioned, let us know in the comment section!
August Festivals Around Columbus, OH
Dublin will be hosting its annual three-day Irish Festival starting August 2. Get ready for amazing music and dance performances, learn about Irish tradition and culture, visit with dog breeds native to Ireland, browse through arts, crafts and kilts, and more.
Kid-Friendly Central Ohio Events
The Columbus Zoo will have a Teddy Bear Safari on August 10 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Children who bring their favorite teddy bears can visit with Polly Polar Bear and the Berenstain Bear Family. There will also be a bear care den, where children can have their stuffed animals examined for checkups.
The Lolli-Pops Summer Children’s Concert Series will have its final performance on August 12 at the Village Green Amphitheater in Powell. The Marvelous Toy will perform.
Central Ohio’s Arts Events in August
Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus will feature An Evening with Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Dawn McCarthy on August 2 at 8 p.m. Billy and Dawn are known for their original indie material and covers of Everly Brothers’ songs.
The Arts Council of Westerville will present Sip and Sketch on August 5 at the Meza Wine Shop at 6:30 p.m. The hour-long sketch class costs $15 and includes five different wine samples.
The Columbus Museum of Art will feature the exhibit George Bellows and the American Experience on August 23. Visitors can view 35 of Bellows’ paintings and lithographs.
As always, check out our community events page for information on upcoming things to do around your Central Ohio neighborhood.