Columbus Moms Blog Guide to July

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July Events and Activities in Columbus

things going on in Columbus in July

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It’s July! Already?! Even with than pandemic and changes, it feels like summer is going too fast! They always say that July 4th is the halfway point of summer, but we have lots of fun activities left to do!

There are lots of creative and different ideas this year to celebrate the Fourth of July. So here is your list of ways to celebrate! Guide to Fourth of July in Columbus

Please note that this will be an ever-changing resource. While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and details, we always encourage you to do the same. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. Check back often to see what has been added. 

*Many of these events require you to preregister.*

Outdoor July Activities

July: Activities and Events

July 1 (recurring event)

Paul Busse Garden Railway arrives at Franklin Park Conservatory.


July 1 – July 3

Easton Sunset Drive-In- Hop in the car and head to Easton for one of their newly added Drive-In Movies. A limited number of tickets are being sold and some dates are already sold out. Head here for more details: Easton Sunset Drive-In


July 1 – July 5

Lights of Liberty is a drive-thru digital light show from Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights where you tune into a specific radio station to watch a light show synchronized to Patriotic music. The cost is $10 per vehicle and takes place at Westerville Athletic Complex.


July 3

The theme for the KidX Summer Series today will be Witches & Wizards. Bring your wand or make one. This will be at  the Lifestyle Center Fountain at Polaris Mall near Cheesecake Factory from 10:30 am – 12 pm. The rain location will be the play area.

July 3

Watch The Greatest Showman at the Drive in Movie at Pickaway County Fairgrounds.


July 3 – July 4

Fair Food in Dublin will be in the parking lot of Big Sandy Superstore. They will be open from 12 pm – 8 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.


July 4

There are lots of creative and different ideas this year to celebrate the Fourth of July. So here is your list of ways to celebrate!Guide to Fourth of July in Columbus


Through July 5

4th of July Social Distance Parades– Choose from 80 characters and mascots from Paulette’s Princess Parties for a parade, singing, dancing and more.


July 8 for members and July 15 for the general public

COSI reopens


July 10

The theme for the KidX Summer Series today will be Heroes & Villains. Wear your favorite superhero or villain costume and enter the Sunny 95 contest. This will be at  the Lifestyle Center Fountain at Polaris Mall near Cheesecake Factory from 10:30 am – 12 pm. The rain location will be the play area.

July 10

The theme for this Friday Night in Uptown Marysville will be Rock the Block. Music will be performed by Madrigal. The event takes place at Partners Park from 6 pm – 10 pm.

July 10

Head to Green Lawn Abbey for Movies Under the Stars. The picnic starts at 8 pm, cartoons at dusk and the movie (“Laura”) at dark around 9:15 pm. There will be a food truck. Don’t forget chairs and blankets.


July 10 – July 26

Hallmark Christmas in July movies will be airing.


July 11 – July 12

The Westerville Music and Arts Festival will be virtual.


July 11

The FLIP’s9th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run will be virtual this year.


July 11

Head to Delaware County Fairgrounds for the Handmade & Repurposed Market from 10 am – 2 pm. In addition to the market, there will be food trucks, Magic Nate doing socially distanced street performances throughout the day and 104.9 The River will be visiting from 12 pm – 2pm with music and goodies.


July 17

The theme for the KidX Summer Series today will be Minions. This will be at  the Lifestyle Center Fountain at Polaris Mall near Cheesecake Factory from 10:30 am – 12 pm. The rain location will be the play area.


July 18

From 9 am – 4 pm at Fortress Obetz it’s Sunny 95’s Touch a Truck event.

July 18

Delaware County EMS presents The 2020 Big Truck REVERSE Parade. This will be a socially-distance drive through of vehicles displayed for all to enjoy. Canned-food donations will be accepted from your car trunk for People in Need of Delaware County. This event is from 9 am – 11 am at Buckeye Valley Middle School & High School- 901 Coover Road.

July 18

From 12 pm to 10 pm the Cultural Fusion Festival will take place at Helsel Park.

July 18

Open Barn Days at Sunrise Sanctuary.


July 24

The theme for the KidX Summer Series today will be Beat the Heat. This will be at  the Lifestyle Center Fountain at Polaris Mall near Cheesecake Factory from 10:30 am – 12 pm. The rain location will be the play area.


July 25

It’s Christmas in July at Center Street Market in Hilliard. Vendors will be getting into the Christmas spirit and have fun themes planned. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and receive 10% off a vendor of your choice at the market.

July 25

From 5 pm to 9 pm the streets along Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues will be closed for The Grandview Hop. There will be live music, local shopping, art, food and more.


July 31

The theme for the KidX Summer Series today will be Dr. Dolittle and Friends. This will be at  the Lifestyle Center Fountain at Polaris Mall near Cheesecake Factory from 10:30 am – 12 pm. The rain location will be the play area.


July 31

There’s a family-friendly camp out at Wyman Woods from 7 pm – 11:59 pm. At sunset the movie Abominale will be shown.


We hope you soak up the sunshine and have a nice July!

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