Upcoming Community Events – August 2015

As summertime is coming to an end here in Central Ohio so are some of summer’s greatest events. Make sure you make the most of your last month of summer by enjoying some of the great things going on Central Ohio. Here are some events going on in your area this month.

Dublin Irish Festival

When: Friday, July 31st – Sunday, August 2nd (Friday 4PM-Midnight, Saturday 11AM-Midnight, Sunday 11AM-9PM)

Where: 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017

Admission: $10 – $12

What: Don’t miss the unforgettable Dublin Irish Festival. Named a Top 100 Event in North America! Come for the weekend or just a day. Your ticket will take you on a memorable, experiential visit of all-things-Irish this side of the pond. Set on rolling acres in Coffman Park, the event features more than 60 musical acts from the U.S. and Ireland performing music on seven stages (from Celtic rock to traditional ballads). Cultural stages include storytelling, folklore, music and hands-on workshops. Discover Ireland’s traditional instruments while learning to play the fiddle or tin whistle. Be transported back into Irish history when you visit a 10th Century Irish village?a time when Irish hero Brian Boru chased the Danes out of the Emerald Isle. Watch Irish dancers. Meet Irish Wolfhounds. Visit the Wee Folk area. Research your genealogy. Shop the Marketplace for imported and handmade goods. Attend a Gaelic mass, learn to make a proper scone or sample an endless variety of Irish food and drink.

For more information click here!

Ohio State Fair

When: Friday, July 29th – Sunday, August 9th (Daily 9AM-10PM)

Where: Ohio Expo Center (717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211)

Admission: Adults $10, Seniors (60+) and Children (5-12) $8, Children 5 and under Free

What: The family-friendly Ohio State Fair offers a variety of fun attractions, including a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, horse shows and free stages with hypnotists, magicians and kids’ entertainment.

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Ohio State Fair Hyundai Concert Series: Meghan Trainor

When: Sunday, August 2nd (7:30PM)

Where: Ohio Expo Center (717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211)

Admission: $32

What: Meghan Trainor, who performs the single “All About That Bass” continues her Mtrain tour at the Ohio State Fair.

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Pelotonia

When: Friday, August 7th – Sunday, August 9th

Where: Columbus Commons (160 S. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215)

What: A three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. Pelotonia raises millions of dollars every year for cancer research.

For more information click here!

Sangria Festival Presented by Signature Wines

When: Saturday, August 15th (by appointment)

Where: 3816 April Lane, Columbus, OH 43068

What: Relax and spend a perfect summer evening enjoying fantastic Latin rhythms performed by a live band; savoring delicious Mexican dishes provided by one of Columbus’ finest taco trucks; and sipping our ice cold Sangria at Signature Wines? expanded and renovated urban winery.

For more information click here!

The Columbus Food Truck Festival

When: Friday, August 14th – Sunday, August 16th (Noon-10PM)

Where: Columbus Commons (160 S. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215)

What: The Columbus Food Truck Festival is back this summer bigger and better then ever!! The Columbus Food Truck Festival will be held Friday August 14th, Saturday August 15th & Sunday August 16th at the Columbus Commons. The Columbus Food Truck Festival is a three-day event featuring over 70 of the best Food Trucks in Ohio, entertainment, Live music arts & crafts and family fun for all ages. The fun will begin Friday August 15th at Noon till 10 pm, continue Noon till 10 pm on Saturday August 16th and Noon till 6 pm on Sunday with great food, live music and special events. Whether you’re just looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, a food lover eager to taste a delicious mix of the best food trucks & carts in Central Ohio or a music fan looking to hear great live music, The Columbus Food Truck Festival is one event that offers something for everyone. The Columbus Food Truck Fest is honored to announce their partnership with the Marines Corps Family Support Community for 2015.

For more information click here!

One Direction: On The Road Again Tour 2015

When: Tuesday, August 18th

Where: Ohio Stadium (411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210)

What: One Direction brings their On The Road Again Tour to the Ohio Stadium.

For more information click here!

Movies by Moonlight

When: Tuesday, August 25th (8:30PM-10:30PM)

Where: Easton Town Center (160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219)

Admission: Free

What: Bring a blanket and bucket of popcorn and join us for movies under the stars! Our summer outdoor movie series takes place on Tuesday evenings and features favorites for the whole family.

For more information click here!

Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo

When: Thursday, August 27th – Friday, August 28th

Where: Huntington Park (330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, OH 43215)

What: Come cheer on the Columbus Clippers, Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and enjoy breathtaking views of Huntington Park, one of the best ballparks in the U.S.

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For a full list of things to do in Central Ohio this August visit the Experience Columbus website!

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