Things to Do in Central Ohio — July 2019

Summer is a busy time around Central Ohio. In the next few weeks, you’ll find plenty of annual events, festival, markets, and more—enough to keep you busy for the rest of the month.

Check out a few of the top upcoming highlights around Central Ohio, and let us know if we missed any of your favorites—we’re always looking for new ways to explore the community!

2019 Ohio Wine Festival

People drinking wine.

When: July 12th – 13th

Where: North Market, Columbus

What: Are you looking to enjoy the finest reds and whites in the state? The 2019 Ohio Wine Festival will be happening in Columbus this weekend and will feature 16 different wineries from all over the Buckeye State.

In addition to the drinks, there will also be live music, an outdoor farmers market, and a vendor plaza. While you will have to purchase a ticket, admission includes all activities, a souvenir glass, tasting tickets, and a food voucher!

Visit the North Market website for more information.

Farmfeast: 13th Anniversary Shindig

When: July 13th

Where: Mitchell’s Berries, Plain City

What: If you want to enjoy some of the tastiest and freshest flavors in Ohio, then the Farmfeast is the place to be. Part of the Farm-to-Table Supper Club series, the FarmFeast dinner is all about savoring local and seasonal ingredients and supporting farms. At the 13th Anniversary Shindig, guests will get a tour of the berry farm, as well as a rustic dinner. Tickets are limited, so buy now!

For more information, head to the Visit Dublin page.

Summer Jam West

A man playing guitar.

When: July 13th, 11am – 7pm

Where: Westgate Park, Columbus

What: A grassroots art and music festival (that’s also 100% free), Summer Jam West is packed full of local bands, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and more—plus a free Children’s Art Zone. The lineup for this year features five different bands, including returning headliner Zoo Trippin’.

Want to know more? Head to the Summer Jam West page!

Westerville Music & Arts Festival

When: July 13th – 14th

Where: Heritage Park, Westerville

What: Celebrating its 46th year of operation, the Westerville Music & Arts Festival was actually voted the Best Suburban Festival of 2019 in CityScene Magazine‘s Best of the ‘Bus—and it’s not hard to see why. The festival will feature over 130 local and national artisans, three stages with more than 30 performances, and 20 different food trucks and vendors. The best part? Admission is only $1! If you want to catch the headliner—The Reaganomics— be sure to swing by on Saturday night.

Get more information on the festival highlights here!

Franklin County Fair

A ferris wheel.

When: July 13th – 20th

Where: Franklin County Fairgrounds, Hilliard

What: The Franklin County Fair has been around for more than 100 years, so it’s become quite the staple of summertime in Ohio. This year’s fair brings tons of attractions and activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, rides and games, live music and shows, pig racing and pie eating contests, bingo, and so much more! And, of course, you can’t forget about that mouthwatering fair food.

Check out the schedule of events, and plan your visit here!

Jazz & Rib Fest

When: July 19th – 21st, 11am – 11pm

Where: Bicentennial Park and Genoa Park, Columbus

What: Cool jazz & hot ribs—that’s the Jazz & Rib Fest’s tagline, and we think it sums it up pretty well! One of the most highly anticipated events of the summer around Columbus, the festival is about good food and good music. You can expect music from more than a dozen different artists, tons of food and drink vendors, and some of the best ribs in Ohio—plus, free admission!

Find out who’s on the schedule, and get more information here.

What? Music & Arts Festival

A concert.

When: July 27th – 28th

Where: 400 W. Rich Street, Columbus

What: One of the city’s newer festivals, What? Music & Arts Festival has only been around for two years, but has garnered plenty of buzz. Here, you can tour the galleries of more than 150 artists, take in live music from two different stages, and enjoy the unique and innovative experiences that the festival provides. Tickets are available online, starting as low as $35.

To purchase your ticket and learn more about this exciting new event, visit the What? website.

Taste of New Albany 2019

When: July 28th, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Market Square, New Albany

What: If you were to describe your perfect evening, would it include some of the most delicious local flavors, craft beer and wine, live music, and signature cocktails? Then you’re going to love Taste of New Albany. This year’s celebration brings in more than 35 different food and drink vendors, as well as music by The Conspiracy Band. The event is expected to sell out, so grab your ticket ASAP!

Find tickets here, as well as more information on the event and vendors!

Find Your Home in Central Ohio

No matter the month or season, there’s always some sort of event or festivity happening in the communities of Central Ohio. Be sure to follow our blog to stay posted on the highlights!

Are you thinking of making the move to Central Ohio? Use our in-depth area guides to learn more about life here, browse our buying resources for help, and try out our specialized search tool to narrow down your options. Ready to get started? Just give us a call!

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