Guide to the Month of August

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Your guide to the month of August is here and so are the dog days of summer! Although Back-to-School is on our minds this month, we still have plenty of summer events to enjoy and places to explore. Check back each week as we add new events into our guide!

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Maybe you have a “Staycation” planned for August. If so, look here!

Check out some other summer posts as well!

August Activities and Events:

August 1: Lollipops Children’s Concert Series: 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. | Move and groove this summer with the Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert Series. Held monthly on the Amphitheater at Village Green Park, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of musical entertainment. Bring a blanket, pack a snack and sing along to your favorite songs! Party polka band this month!

The Month of August: Anthony Thomas Factory Tour: Schedule your tour today in groups of 15!

August 1-14: Rock of Ages: Various showtimes over the first two weeks of August at the Short North Stage.

August 2: National Night Out in Worthington: The Worthington Police Department is bringing National Night Out on the road, delivering ice cream and safety information to your neighborhood on Tuesday, August 2nd. Learn more about how to sign up here.

August 4,11,18,25: Food Trucks at Columbus Commons: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Thursdays from now until October!

August 4: Garden Tea Party at Stratford Farm: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | A tea party that lives up to its name as girls and boys venture into the Stratford garden to harvest fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and collect fresh eggs from the hen house. Participants may brew their own choice of herbal tea, create a flower arrangement for the tea table, prepare sandwiches from scratch, and enjoy homemade delights. Bring a special tea cup if you like. Tea party attire encouraged, but optional.

August 4: Easton Unplugged: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Grab a seat on a nearby patio and enjoy Easton Unplugged, new acoustic series!  From solo acts to duos and trios, these local artists are the perfect Friday-eve lineup to get your mind off work and ready for the weekend. Find The Yard in Easton’s newest district, located north of Macy’s and east of Nordstrom. Straw and the Scarecrow to perform!

August 4: Celebration at the Station: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. in Hilliard |Bruce Springsteen tribute band tonight!

August 5-6: Batman: Ohio Theater | Now showing as part of the CAPA movie series- the original from 1989.

August 5 – August 7: From Friday, August 5, 2022 at 12:00 am to Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm it’s Ohio Tax Free Weekend. Use the link to see the specifics and find out what’s included.

August 5: Fitness Yoga on the Square: 8:30 a.m. at Easton | Start your Friday morning on the Town Square, just south of Brio, with this introductory yoga class focusing on strength, conditioning and flexibility. It’s free and open to the public, ages 13 and older and conducted by instructors from Life Time Fitness – Easton.

August 5: Lunch time Live: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Hilliard Station | Kick off your weekend early by enjoying lunch time concerts this summer. A food truck will be available or pack a picnic.

August 5-7: Dublin Irish Days (Dublin Irish Festival): Live Irish music, festivities, food and more! 35th anniversary returns to Coffman park!

August 5: Water Park After Dark: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 21 and over event- get tickets today!

August 6: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – Noon | Come shop local and fresh with the market!

August 6: Uptown Saturday Night: 7:00 p.m. in Westerville | Family fun in uptown Westerville! Nexlevel to perform tonight!

August 7: Paddle Fest at Praire Oaks Metro Park: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Equipment is provided to canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard. Free!

August 7: Goonies: 2:00 p.m. | Summer movie series at Ohio Theater is back!

August 7: Summer Concert Series in Westerville: 6:30 p.m. | Singing Buckeyes to perform tonight at Alum Creek Park North.

August 7: Sprouts Night: 7:00 p.m. | Family fun with live music, kids activities and more!

August 7: Summer Concerts in Worthington: 7:00 p.m. on the Square | These family-friendly concerts are FREE for everyone through the generous support of FC Bank. All performances are held on the Northwest Quadrant of the Village Green (corner of High Street & Dublin-Granville Road).

August 8-August 15

August 8: Story time at Stratford Farm: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Stories are a fun way to introduce young children to nature and farm life. Each Story Time will have a theme based on the seasonal happenings at the farm and nature preserve. After listening to the story the children will then bring the story to life as they visit the animals. $5.

August 9-11: Play Cbus: 25% admission Tuesday-Thursday each week in August as their monthly promotion!

August 10-14: COSI Farm Days: See website for times! Climb aboard real farm equipment and learn about what goes into farming.

August 11: Easton Unplugged: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Grab a seat on a nearby patio and enjoy Easton Unplugged, new acoustic series! From solo acts to duos and trios, these local artists are the perfect Friday-eve lineup to get your mind off work and ready for the weekend. Find The Yard in Easton’s newest district, located north of Macy’s and east of Nordstrom.

August 11: Celebration at the Station: 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. in Hilliard | Trail Park Ninjas tonight!

August 11 – August 13 : All Ohio Balloon Festival is happening at the Union County Airport. Includes balloon glow and laser show and live music and many activities for the kids.Bret Michaels to perform!

August 12: Fitness Yoga on the Square: 8:30 a.m. at Easton | Start your Friday morning on the Town Square, just south of Brio, with this introductory yoga class focusing on strength, conditioning and flexibility. It’s free and open to the public, ages 13 and older and conducted by instructors from Life Time Fitness – Easton

August 12-13: St. Cecilia Parish Festival: 5:00 p.m. – Midnight | Rides, live entertainment, raffles, games and food and drinks!

August 13-14: Festival Latino: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | 25th Anniversary Kickoff Party Genoa Park | ¡Festival Latino! is a free, family-friendly event celebrating family and community with two days of children’s activities, music, food, fashion, art, and dance from the heart of Latin America.

August 13: Motivation at the Station: 7:00 a.m.| Two classes will be offered in Hilliard- high intensity and yoga! Check it out!

August 13: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – Noon | Come shop local and fresh with the market!

August 13: Touch a Truck: 9:00 a.m. to noon at Berlin High School | Collecting canned goods to People in Need in Delaware so bring for free admission too!

August 13: Renaissance Festival: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at CMA | CMA partners with the Ohio Renaissance Festival to bring the best of the Renaissance to Central Ohio. Combine fantasy and history on this special day where you can preview the amazing vendors and performers from the Ohio Renaissance Festival and also enjoy the exhibition Raphael—The Power of Renaissance Images.

August 13: Corn and Peach Roast: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at HTH market in Worthington | Enjoy Delicious Ohio sweet corn and Big Smile Peaches roasted and other one of a kind items!

August 13: Moonlight Market: 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at Markets at Pearl | Enjoy a nighttime stroll in downtown Columbus featuring the best that Columbus has to offer! Local goods, food and music line the streets creating a relaxing yet vibrant market experience

August 14: A Tribute to Fair Food Day in Worthington: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Live music, food trucks, special food items at local restaurants during this special DORA event!

August 14: Summer Concert Series in Westerville: 6:30 p.m. | Conspiracy Band to perform tonight at Alum Creek Park North.

August 14: Summer Concerts in Worthington: 7:00 p.m. on the Square | These family-friendly concerts are FREE for everyone through the generous support of FC Bank. All performances are held on the Northwest Quadrant of the Village Green (corner of High Street & Dublin-Granville Road).


Visit a SUNFLOWER FIELD this time of year!

Check out our list: Sunflower Fields in Central Ohio

sunflower fields

August 16-23

August 18: Yoga on the Farm: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Stratford Farm | Immerse yourself in with the animals for yoga on the farm!

August 19: Easton Unplugged: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Grab a seat on a nearby patio and enjoy Easton Unplugged, new acoustic series!  From solo acts to duos and trios, these local artists are the perfect Friday-eve lineup to get your mind off work and ready for the weekend. Find The Yard in Easton’s newest district, located north of Macy’s and east of Nordstrom. Lily Bloom to perform!

August 19: Fitness Yoga on the Square: 8:30 a.m. at Easton | Start your Friday morning on the Town Square, just south of Brio, with this introductory yoga class focusing on strength, conditioning and flexibility. It’s free and open to the public, ages 13 and older and conducted by instructors from Life Time Fitness – Easton.

August 19-21: Columbus Food Truck Festival: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Live music, arts, and crafts, vendors, and of course the best food trucks in Columbus. Hilliard edition!

August 19: Heart of Grove City Food Truck Festival and Shop Hop: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Come to Grove City for shop hop specials, food trucks and more.

August 20: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – Noon | Come shop local and fresh with the market!

August 20: Family Farm Chores: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Come out as a family to learn to work on the farm.

August 20: Meet the Pollinators at Stratford Farm: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | $10 per person and 10 people per session.

August 20-21: Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | It includes arts and crafts vendors, food, pony rides, corn hole and more!

August 21: Summer Concert Series in Westerville: 6:30 p.m. | Divas to perform tonight at Alum Creek Park North.

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August 25: Easton Unplugged: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Grab a seat on a nearby patio and enjoy Easton Unplugged, new acoustic series!  From solo acts to duos and trios, these local artists are the perfect Friday-eve lineup to get your mind off work and ready for the weekend. Find The Yard in Easton’s newest district, located north of Macy’s and east of Nordstrom. Mark Rhodes to perform!

August 25: Free Concert at Columbus Commons: 5:30 p.m. | Two all-star bands will both take the stage, back-to-back. First up, the Floorwalkers followed by our favorite neo-funk band, MojoFlo.

August 26: Fitness Yoga on the Square: 8:30 a.m. at Easton | Start your Friday morning on the Town Square, just south of Brio, with this introductory yoga class focusing on strength, conditioning and flexibility. It’s free and open to the public, ages 13 and older and conducted by instructors from Life Time Fitness – Easton.

August 27: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – Noon | Come shop local and fresh with the market!

August 27: Workouts for Wildlife: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Interactive yoga wildlife workout with animals ambassadors.

August 27-28: Fiery Foods Festival: Join for a weekend of hot and spicy as the Columbus Fiery Foods Festival returns to Foodie-town, in downtown Columbus.


As the laid-back days of summer come to an end, set some time aside to be outside and make some memories with the various things to do in August. We wish you the best of luck with the start of school and happy shopping. 🙂

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Amy is an "on the go momma" to two spunky and fun loving kids (ages 9 & 8). She came to Columbus to pursue a career in elementary education and decided this was home. She’s an avid traveler, yet can’t master the art of packing. Her philosophy is bring it all because you don’t know if you’re going to need it. If you ever decide to take a trip with her, don’t worry about bringing a camera because she’ll take enough photos of the experience that it will likely crash your hard drive. Before kids, you could find everything neatly organized and straight vacuum lines in her carpet, but these days she's not bothered with worrying about the small stuff. You can catch her belting out her favorite song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and using her two left feet to bust a move with her family during their frequent impromptu dance parties. She loves living in such a family-friendly city!

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