Summer is sadly coming to a close. To make the most of what's left we put together a list of exciting Columbus events happening in August!
OHIO STATE FAIR
7/26/17 - 8/6/17
Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including exotic animals in the free petting zoo, helicopter rides, sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free stages with amazing hypnotists, impressive magicians and wholesome kids' entertainment, roving performers, horse shows, wildlife and much more! The Midway features more than 60 exhilarating rides sure to excite you, while Kiddieland is home to rides for parents riding with small children. You won't be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the nearly 200 food vendors.
DUBLIN IRISH FESTIVAL
8/4/17 - 8/6/17
Irish attitude is all you need to experience the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin. For 30 years, the first weekend in August has been reserved for what is now the largest three-day Irish Festival on the planet. More than 100,000 guests are expected to attend. With 7 stages, 65 acts and more than 535 performers, there is something for everyone.
COSI AFTER DARK - A 21+ EVENT: THROWBACK THURSDAY
Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, enjoy special themed activities, concessions and a cash bar.
COLUMBUS FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL 2017
8/18/17 - 8/19/17
The Midwest's largest food truck festival will take over Bicentennial Park, Scioto Mile and the Rich Street Bridge! The 7th Annual Columbus Food Truck Festival is a two-day event featuring over 50-60 of the best food trucks from Ohio and surrounding areas. The festival will feature live music on the Bicentennial Park Stage and our Second Stage located on Washington street on the West side of the river along with family fun for all ages
KENDRICK LAMAR: THE DAMN. TOUR
Top Dawg Entertainment and Recording Artist Kendrick Lamar announced that the sold out THE DAMN. TOUR is expanding to even more cities across North America this August and September. THE DAMN. TOUR will be stopping by the Schottenstein Center August 22. The first leg of the in-demand tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature previously revealed Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. in locations across the United States and Canada and will have YG and D.R.A.M. opening for Kendrick starting August 11 in Anaheim, CA. In support of Kendrick's platinum selling number one album, DAMN.