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Columbus & Central Ohio Annual Festivals/Events

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Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – February


Arnold Sports Festival

Dates: February 27 – March 2, 2014
Location:
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall D, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
Contact: Phone: 614-431-2600


Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – March


Arnold Sports Festival

Dates: March 1 – March 2, 2014
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall D, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
Contact: Phone: 614-431-2600

African American Heritage Festival

Dates: March 21 – 28, 2014
Location: Throughout The Ohio State University campus, Columbus, Ohio
Admission: Free for most events

The event traditionally brings thousands of visitors to Columbus and is a time for people of all
ages and walks to celebrate African-American history and culture.


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Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – April


Grove City Lions Club Spring Craft Beer Fest

Date: April 26, 2014 from 2PM – 6PM
Location: Beulah Park, Grove City, OH
Cost $35 pre-sale or $40 at the door for 20, 4 oz samples.

The Grove City Lions Club Spring Craft Beer Fest is a fund raiser. Funds raised by our event
will be used to purchase a Guide Dog for a local sight impaired individual through the Pilot Dog organization. Other highlights are Over 120 varieties of Craft Beers from around the world; a
silent auction; Held in the historic Upper Club House of Beulah Park; We appreciate Designated Drivers and there will be a $5 admission fee for each DD entitling them to unlimited soda, a food voucher and a complimentary sampling glass. Tickets are limited. Don’t delay!

 

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Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – May


Central Ohio Folk Festival

Date: May 2, 3 & 4, 2014
Location: Batelle-Darby Creek Metro Park, 1755 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, Ohio

Asian Festival

Date: Saturday, May 24th, 2014 from 10AM – 9PM
Sunday, Sunday, May 25th, 2014 from 11AM – 7PM
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio

Dragon Boat Races and Festival

Date: May 26, 2014 from 8AM – 4PM
Location: Genoa Park, Downtown Columbus, Ohio

Free Admission

Again this year, Dragonboat races and land festivities will be coming to Columbus! Learn about dragon boat racing and why it is a fast-growing international sport. The Steel City Dragonboat
Club of Pittsburgh will again be bringing two boats for Columbus teams to compete. In addition, there will be Dragon and Lion dances as well as workshops for your participation (Tai-chi, Yoga, taiko drumming, Obon and bamboo dance).

 

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Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – June


Park Street Festival 2014

Dates: June 6, 2014 from 5PM – Midnight; June 7, 2014 from Noon to Midnight
Location: Arena District, Park Street, (just seconds from Nationwide Arena) Columbus, OH

We are Excited to kick-off summer once again in 2014 at Park Street Festival. This event has
grown in size and scale since we started it 8 years ago and, today, it is the premier summer
kick-off party in Columbus. Each year we do our best to make this 2 day event something
special. It’s our way of saying “Thank You” to the community that supports us. This year we
would like to welcome Woodlands productions and the North Market as our key marketing
partners!

Columbus Arts Festival

Date: June 6, 7, and 8, 2014
Friday through Saturday 11:30AM – 10PM, Sunday 11:30AM – 6PM
Location: Scioto Mile on the Riverfront

Banana Split Festival

Date: June 13th & 14th, 2014 – Friday, 4PM to 10PM, and Saturday, Noon until 10PM
Location: JW Denver Williams Memorial Park, Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Celebrating the 50′s and 60′s.

Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014: The Art Affair from 5PM – 9PM; The Wine Tasting from 5PM – 9PM
Saturday, June 14, 2014: The Art Affair from 10AM – 8PM; The Wine Tasting from 4PM – 8PM

Location: Great Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Rd., Granville, OH 43023

Join us for the Granville Art Affair & Wine Festival, Licking County’s only fine arts festival, over
100 artists, fine food, live musical entertainment,and an activity tent for kids of all ages, wine
from throughout the country and food samples from Central Ohio restaurants.

Wine and Arts Festival

Date: June 14, 2014 from 11AM – 10PM
Location: Grove City Town Center, Grove City, OH

The Grove City Town Center Inc. is proud to once again sponsor the annual Wine and Arts
Festival. Twelve Ohio wineries, including Grove City’s own Plum Run Winery, will offer samples
of their various vintages, and guests can find a new favorite beverage or get-away spot. The
wineries will be complimented by many artists and artisans as they create wine-related treasures. Guests can expect everything from custom-made wooden furniture, to fine art, to vintage pieces.

London Strawberry Festival

Date: June 19, 20, & 21, 2014
Location: Downtown London, Ohio – State Routes 56 and 42

Juneteenth Ohio Festival

Dates: June 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2014 – Noon to 9PM
Location: Downtown Columbus Ohio – Genoa Park

Join the thousands who will travel to Columbus, Ohio to take part in the array of events, performances, exhibits, natural hair seminars, college fairs, health fairs, health screenings,
health walks, children’s activities and the longest running talent show in the state of Ohio. The annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival will delight, inform and inspire all ages!

Worthington Arts Festival

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9AM-6PM; Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 11AM-5PM
Location: Village Green, Routes 161 and 23, Worthington, Ohio 43085

Powell Festival

Date: Friday, June 27 (5-11pm) & Saturday June 28, 2014 (Noon-11pm)
Location: Powell Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street, Powell, Ohio 43065

Each year, the Powell Festival provides family style fun including two days of musical perfor-mances, merchant displays, food vendors, animal visits, games, beer garden and so much
more. The celebration ends Saturday night with free fireworks!

ComFest Community Festival

Date: June 27, 28 & 29, 2014
Location: Goodale Park

 

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Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – July


4th of July Celebration in Columbus, Ohio

The biggest and best Independence Day fireworks celebration in the Midwest will be fired from
its location at Veterans Memorial in downtown Columbus, displaying a vibrant look with an
exciting environment. Enjoy great food, music and fireworks at the 30th presentation of Red,
White & BOOM!


Date: July 3, 2014 from Noon til 11PM
Location: Downtown Columbus
Click here for more info

North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival

Dates: July 11, 12, 13, 2014
Location: North Market, 59 Spruce Street, Columbus, OH

Enjoy impeccable wines from wineries throughout Ohio at this three day celebration. Brought
to you by PNC Bank.

Westerville Music and Arts Festival

Dates: July 12, 2014 – July 13, 2014
Saturday 11AM to 8PM; Sunday 11AM to 5PM
Location: Heritage Park and Everal Barn, 60 N. Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH

Lancaster Festival

Date: July 16 – 26, 2014
Location: Various Locations

Jazz and Rib Fest in Columbus

Dates: July 18-20, 2014
Hours: Friday – Saturday 11AM – 11PM; Sunday 11AM – 8:30PM
Admission: Free
Location: Columbus Arena District/North Bank Park
Address: 311 W. Long Street Columbus, OH 43215

The Mt. Carmel Pickerington Violet Festival

Date: to be announced
Location: Victory Park, Lockville Road, Pickerington, Ohio
A four-day, fun-filled family festival that showcases Pickerington as a great place to live, work
and do business!

Lazy Daze of Summer Festival

Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 11 am-6 pm
Location: Lawn and streets surrounding the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 West First Avenue, Grandview
Heights, Ohio 43212

Juried crafts, food, music, and more on the lawn & streets surrounding the Library!


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Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – August


Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest

Dates: August 1st & 2nd, 2014
Location: Downtown Canal Winchester, OH

Canal Winchester will be celebrating some of the best sights, sounds and tastes of summer at
the Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest this August in historic downtown Canal Winchester. The event will offer live blues music, rib and food vendors, a beer garden, and arts and crafts vendors. The Blues & Ribfest will be a great atmosphere for friends, and family to relax and enjoy Smokin’ Blues, Sizzlin’ Hot Ribs, & More! There is no charge to be placed at our event.

Dublin Irish Festival

Date: August 1, 2, and 3, 2014
Friday: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM; Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM;
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: Coffman Park

London Rib & JazzFest

Date: August 1, 2, 2014
Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown London, Ohio

The London Rib and Jazz Fest brings the party to downtown London! Enjoy the jazzed up LIVE music and that sweet smell of barbecue well into the night as we celebrate in the streets.

Originating in 2008 as a revitalization of London’s First Friday schedule, the 2013 Rib & Jazz
Fest saw almost 10,000 people and every rib vendor selling out of the nearly 5,000 pounds of
ribs! 

We look forward to seeing you in downtown London Ohio

PulpFest 2014

Dates: August 7th – 10th, 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus. 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH

“The Summer’s Great Pulp Convention,” PulpFest is a new and improved version of the venerable convention catering to fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction.

Festival Latino in Columbus

Date: August 9 & 10, 2014
Location: Genoa Park, (behind COSI) Downtown Columbus

All Ohio Balloon Fest

Dates: August 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2014 from 2PM to 10PM
Location: Union County Airport, 760 Clymer Road (just off Industrial Parkway), Marysville, OH

Celebrating 39 years – See the hot air balloon launch and Balloon Glow! The Kids can enjoy
Kidz City with a climbing wall jumpies and more!

Columbus Food Truck Festival

Dates: August 15 & 16, 2014 from Noon – 10PM
Location: Columbus Commons, 160 S. High Street, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Food Truck Festival is back this summer bigger and better than ever!! The
Columbus Food Truck Festival is a two-day event featuring over 40 of the best Food Trucks in
Ohio, entertainment, arts & crafts and family fun for all ages. You’ll find 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 Columbus or a music fan looking to hear great live music, The Columbus Food Truck Festival is one event that offers something for everyone. We are proud to announce our collaboration again this year with the
Ronald McDonald House and we are lucky to have Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) as our charitable partner. For over 3 decades, RMHC has provided a home-away-from-home to families with seriously ill children and we are happy to take part in this heartfelt
cause. Our mission is to draw attention to Downtown Columbus, support our non-profit partners – spotlight the gourmet mobile food movement and support our local independent small business owners.

Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival

Dates: to be announced
Location: Huber Park on Davidson Drive, just south of E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

IndiaFestival

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10 am – 10pm
Location: Ohio Expo, Celeste Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH

Art, music, food, and the culture of India are celebrated.

41st Annual Greek Festival in Columbus

Date: August 29th – September 1st, 2014
Friday and Saturday: 11AM – Midnight; Sunday: Noon to Midnight;
Monday: 11AM to 7PM
Location: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High Street, Columbus, OH

 

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Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – September


41st Annual Greek Festival in Columbus

Date: August 29th – September 1st, 2014
Friday and Saturday: 11AM – Midnight; Sunday: Noon to Midnight;
Monday: 11AM to 7PM
Location: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High Street, Columbus, OH

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival

The Labor Day Festival is Canal Winchester’s largest and longest running event. What began in 1920 as a small gathering is now a local tradition that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
This year’s event will include carnival rides, a parade, live entertainment, a cruise-in and much
more.

Dates: August 30 – September 1, 2014
Location: The Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival is held in the village’s historic downtown
area. The Village of Canal Winchester is located off U.S. Route 33, approximately 10 miles southeast of downtown Columbus. Parking for the festival is available on public streets and
parking lots throughout the village.

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival

Date: Monday September 1, 2014 from 10AM to 5PM
Admission: Free
Location:
Northam Park, Upper Arlington

Marion Popcorn Festival

Date: September 4, 5, and 6th, 2014
Thursday 11:00 AM – Midnight
Friday 11:00 AM – Midnight (Beer Gardens Open till 1 AM Friday)
Saturday 11:00 AM – Midnight
Location: Marion, Ohio

Lithopolis Honeyfest

Date: September 5, 2014 from 1PM – 7PM; September 6, 2014 from 9AM-7PM
Location: Columbus Street in downtown Lithopolis
Ohio’s honey festival expands to 2 days – Friday and Saturday after Labor Day. Minutes SE of Columbus along Columbus St. in downtown Lithopolis. Bee beards, beekeepers and equipment, honey varietals for sale, honey tasting, honey extracting. American Honey Princess, mead
(honey wine) and wine tasting, honey-made food. Busy Beehive kids crafts, honey bee and beekeeping educational exhibits, photo contest, fantastic art, two stages of great live
music and more! Free admission, parking and shuttle!

Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival

Date: Friday September 5, 6, and 7th, 2014
Admission: Free
Location:
240 Parsons Avenue, (Main & Parsons, Columbus, Ohio)

4th Annual Macedonian Festival

Dates: to be announced
Location: St. Mary’s Macedonian Orthodox Church, 400 South Waggoner Road,
Reynoldsburg, OH

We hope everyone will join us at the 4th Annual Macedonian Festival. Enjoy traditional
Macedonian food, drinks, live music, dancing, and entertainment for all ages! Admission and Parking are FREE!

Ohio Craft Brew Festival

Date: September 12, 13, & 14 2014
Location: North Market, 59 Spruce Street, Columubus, OH

Back by popular demand, North Market will once again be bringing together the finest Ohio Craft Brewers in this three day event.

Mohican Bluegrass Festival

Dates: Thursday – Saturday, September 11-13, 2014
Location: Mohican Wilderness Campground, 22462 Wally Road, Glenmont, Ohio 44628 –
Phone: 740-599-6741

Annual bluegrass festival featuring local, regional, and national bluegrass bands – one of the
best in the country!

Covered Bridge Festival

Tours can be self-guided or reservations can be made on one of the tour buses.
Date: September 19, 20 and 21, 2014
Location: The Pottersburg Bridge, 17141 Inskeep-Cratty Road, North Lewisburg, OH

Backwoods Fest

Dates: September 19, 20 & 21, 2014
Hours: Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-5pm
Admission: Adult admission $9.00 Kids 10 and under are free and parking is free!
Location: 8572 High Point Rd, Thornville, OH 43076

Nestled on a 60 acre wooded area in Northern Perry County, you will find one of Ohio’s finest
arts and crafts festivals. Craft vendors from several states come to share their variety of items. Encounter the aroma of open-fire and kettle-cooked foods throughout the festival. Taste roasted almonds and pecans and fresh pork crackling as you stroll the festival roadways. Take some
time and you’re sure to find something special. Do not forget to check out the pre-1840 Encampment area. See what it was like to live and work in an early settlement. Pick fresh
pumpkins and mums for your own decorating. No matter what your age, you will be happy you
came to enjoy the food, the music, the arts and crafts plus the relaxed atmosphere, and the fellowship of many from across Ohio and its neighboring states!

7th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook Off Festival and HooplaParade

Date: to be announced
Location: The event will be held in downtown Urbana. One Monument Square if using a map
quest. The downtown streets will be blocked off to traffic following the Hoopla Parade. Parade
will run from 1:00 -2:00PM – Main Street from Monument Square to Church Street will be closed
to traffic, stage rolled out and the music begins!!

Join us for a day of contests, chili tasting, beer and ale tasting, live entertainment, dedicated children’s activity area and the Hoopla Parade including the Dayton Antioch Shriners.
Entertainment headliner is Meridith Evans and Luxury Brown.

Columbus Oktoberfest

Dates: September 26 – 28, 2014
Hours: Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am, Sunday 12pm-8pm
Location: Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211

 

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Columbus & Central Ohio Festivals – October


Columbus Italian Festival

Date: October 1012, 2014
Friday, 5 PM to 11PM; Saturday, Noon – 11PM; Sunday, Noon – 8PM
Location: Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, in Italian Village

 

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