Fun in the Sun: Ohio Festivals to Check Out this Month

If you’re looking for activities to enjoy with family or friends this summer, Central Ohio has plenty to offer. Here is a look at some of our favorites:

All Ohio Balloon Fest, August 8 – 10 

Held in Marysville, this exciting festival hosts a wide display of hot air balloons, from classic multi-colored designs to interesting shapes and popular characters. With live music and a variety of vendors, the All Ohio Balloon Festival will take you up, up and away!

Columbus Food Truck Festival, August 16 & 17

With more than 20 different food trucks to choose from, the ninth annual Columbus Food Truck Festival is sure to please everyone in the family. Enjoy an evening in downtown Columbus on the Scioto Mile while grabbing a quick bite and listening to live music from talented musicians. Admission is free, with all proceeds benefiting local organizations.  

WAG! Fest, Saturday, August 17

Furry friends are the focus of this Hilliard-based festival, with activities and vendors for all to enjoy. Utilizing partnerships with local metro parks, walking trails are open to families and their beloved pets. Along the trail, attendees can learn more from pet providers and dog-related services. And, for those looking to find a furry companion, adoptions are available!

Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball Festival, August 31 – September 1 

Incorporating a splash of history with America’s favorite pastime, the Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball Festival showcases 30 teams from across the nation as they share the experience of 1860’s baseball. Located at the Ohio Village in Columbus, this festival includes special activities and games everyone will enjoy. 

We hope you enjoy the many sights, smells and sounds these Ohio festivals have to offer.