Top Summer Festivals in July, August, and September 2016

  1. Celebrate Independence Day at Red White & Boom or BoomFest on July 1, 2016!
  2. The Moonlight Market on Gay Street always has plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment on July 9, August 13, September 10, and Oct 8, 2016 from 6-11pm.  There is also the Sunlight Market on Gay Street every third Sunday from April through October from 10am – 3pm.
  3. Try some hot ribs and listen to some cool jazz at the Jazz and Rib Fest (free admission!) on July 22, 23, 24.
  4. The Ohio State Fair simply can’t be missed on July 27 – August 7, 2016!  There are concerts, rides and attractions, shopping, free live music, and all of your favorite fair foods.
  5. Try the best local craft beer at the Columbus Summer Beerfest on August 5-6.
  6. Join in on the best of Irish art and culture at the Dublin Irish Festival on August 5, 6, 7.
  7. Eat your heart out at the Columbus Food Truck Fest on August 12 – 13.
  8. Experience traditional and contemporary Latin American culture at the Festival Latino on  August 13 –  14.
  9. Enjoy amazing Greek food and culture at the Greek Festival on September 2 – 5.
  10. The Independents’ Day Festival is truly for the most hip and artsy!  This festival is located in the vibrant East Franklinton neighborhood on September 17 – 18.
  11. Oktoberfest is a Columbus tradition with food, dancing, and fall fun on September 23, 24, 25!

For an extended list of Columbus festivals this year, visit Columbus Underground!  See ya there! 🙂

Joyce Zhang is currently a third-year PharmD student at The Ohio State University. She enjoys volunteering at local free clinics, providing healthcare to underserved populations on medical brigades to Nicaragua and Honduras, photography, running and hiking, and drinking tea. She is currently president of Buckeyes Without Borders, president of the PharmD Class of 2018, a Student Ambassador Coordinator, and a member of Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) leadership society, American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), and Kappa Psi.

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