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Festivals in Columbus Ohio to attend in 2024!

These annual festivals in Columbus are some of the most anticipated events in Central Ohio! They only come around once a year so you must plan accordingly!

Spring and Summer in Columbus, Ohio are jam packed with outdoor events and festivals! Our calendar fills up quickly when we start to pencil in these favorite activities! 

This list includes some of the most popular, annual events and festivals in Columbus including the upcoming dates for 2024!

Spring Festivals in Columbus, Ohio:

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin (Ohio, that is)! This celebration features a parade, family-friendly activities and more! There are so many fun things to do in Dublin, Ohio and this popular festival tops the list!

Delaware Arts Festival

This annual arts festival includes artists, vendors, food, live entertainment and a student art show. 

Asian Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): May 25-26th, 2024
  • Location: Franklin Park

The Asian Festival showcases the cultural heritage of the Asian people and provides an educational experience for all ages! There will be events throughout the month including a Dragon Boat Race and Table Tennis Tournament. The festival will take place in Franklin Park.

Summer Festivals in Columbus, Ohio:

Columbus Arts Festival

boys doing art projects at Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus Arts Festival

The Columbus Arts Festival is a 3 day festival featuring local artists, vendors, activities for kids, live performances and more!

Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival

This festival is held at Creekside in Gahanna and features live jazz music, food, a family fun zone and more!

Grove City Wine and Arts Festival

This festival features art for sale, vendors, food trucks, and over twenty wineries.

Pride Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): June 14 & 15, 2024
  • Location: Goodale Park and other locations

A celebration of Columbus’ LGBTQ community and allies. Takes place in June each year and features a parade, special events, live music and more.

St. Mary Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): June 14 & 15, 2024
  • Location: St. Mary Parish Church in Delaware, Ohio

This annual festival takes place in Delaware and includes music on two stages, carnival rides, inflatables, midway games, a casino, food and beverages, a Kiddie Land, silent auction and more.

Worthington Arts Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): June 15-16, 2024
  • Location: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington and Thomas Worthington High School

This festival in Worthington features fine arts and crafts, vendors, food, activities and more!

Juneteenth Ohio Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): June 15-16, 2024
  • Location: Genoa Park

This festival celebrates the date of the freeing of all slaves in Texas, the last state of the Union to do so. The festival features live music, marketplace, food, children’s events and more. Tickets are available online.

Hilltop Bean Dinner

  • Upcoming date(s): June 22, 2024
  • Location: Westgate Park

The Hilltop Bean Dinner is a family friendly festival that remembers the role of Westgate Park in the Civil War. The park was the site of a prison camp, Camp Chase, and the festival offers some traditional food (like beans) but much more: food vendors, craft vendors, music and more!

Com Fest

  • Upcoming date(s): June 28-30, 2024
  • Location: Goodale Park

Columbus’ Community Festival features local bands, food, performances and more with a focus on grassroots community partners!

Red White and Boom

  • Upcoming date(s): July 3, 2024
  • Location: Downtown Columbus, Scioto Mile

Columbus’ 4th of July celebration is the largest in the Midwest and includes live music, vendors and a large fireworks display!

Columbus Food Truck Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): July 12 & 13, 2024 (Scioto Peninsula)
  • Upcoming date(s): August 17, 2024 (Hilliard – Franklin County Fairgrounds)
Columbus Food Truck Festival.

The Columbus Food Truck Festival will take place at two locations this year! The festival will move back downtown in mid-July and back to the Franklin County Fairgrounds for one day in August. Check out the city’s best food trucks and enjoy live music, too!

Summer Jam West

boys looking at a decorated car at Summer Jam West Festival in Westgate Park
Summer Jam West

This festival celebrates local artists, local bands and supports the curation of a mural on the west side of Columbus each summer.

Westerville Music & Arts Festival

Upcoming date(s): July 13 & 14, 2024
Location: Heritage Park & Everal Barn, 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43081

The Westerville Music and Arts Festival features over 130 artists, live performances, food vendors, a youth art show, silent auction, and youth entertainment.

Lancaster Festival

a band playing at Lancaster Festival
The Shazzbots at the Lancaster Festival

The Lancaster Festival includes live music acts, artistic demonstrations, food, theater performances and much more taking place in various venues and outdoor locations in Lancaster, Ohio.

Jazz and Ribs Fest

  • Upcoming date(s): July 19-21, 2024
  • Location: Bicentennial Park

The Jazz and Ribs fest features 3 days of live jazz performances and the best rib connoisseurs along the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus.

Ohio State Fair

view of downtown Columbus from the ferris wheel at Ohio State Fair
Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair is a highlight of summer in Columbus with live entertainment, competitions, special events, rides, concessions, games, Ohio foods and so much more! 

Dublin Irish Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): August 2-4, 2024
  • Location: Coffman Park, 5600 Post Rd. Dublin, OH 43017

The Dublin Irish Festival takes place over 3 days and features 65 musical acts featuring performers from the U.S. and Ireland! There are national and local bands, Irish dancing, pipe bands and more! The Wee Folk Area includes a Pot O’ Gold Playground, contests and crafts! Tickets are available online.

All Ohio Balloon Fest

This annual event features hot air balloon rides, live music acts, aerial entertainment and kids’ activities! Explore more things to do in Marysville while you’re there!

Festival Latino 

  • Upcoming date(s): August 10 & 11, 2024
  • Location: Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

This annual festival features free, family-friendly activities including national and international music acts, Ohio-based Latino dance and music, children’s activities, and more!

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): August 28-30, 2024
  • Location: 2718 Blacklick Eastern Rd., Millersport, OH 43046

This event includes a tractor pull, rides, contests, prizes, a parade, shopping, live entertainment, and of course, sweet corn! 

Fall Festivals in Columbus, Ohio:

Columbus Italian Festival

  • Upcoming date(s): October 7 and 11-13, 2024
  • Location: St. John The Baptist Italian Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet St., Columbus, OH 43215

This festival includes a dinner and dance on Monday and a festival Friday through Sunday! The festival includes live entertainment, a parade, food, rides for kids and more! 

Circleville Pumpkin Show

a large pyramid of pumpkins at the Circleville Pumpkin Show in Ohio.

This festival in Circleville features all things pumpkin! Every pumpkin food you can imagine, live music, vendors, rides and pumpkin contests!

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*

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