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.

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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: Sunday Paddle: 12:00 p.m. at Alum Creek | Family fun at Alum creek with canoeing and kayaking.

August 1: Monster Jam: 1:00 p.m. at Nationwide Arena | Get your tickets today!

August 1: Book to Film Family Series: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Showing Wonder at Gateway. Admission is free with library card.

August 1: The Long Long Trailer: 2:00 p.m. | Summer movie series at Ohio Theater is back!

August 1: Summer Concert Series in Westerville: 6:30 p.m. | Beatles Tribute Band to perform tonight at Alum Creek Park North.

August 2: Camp Creatology at Michaels: 5:00 p.m. | Register today for this online camp!

August 3: Anthony Thomas Factory Tour: Schedule your tour today in groups of 15!

August 3: Worthington National Night Out: 5:00 p.m. | The Worthington Police Department wants to come to you! Officers will supply ice cream, safety memorabilia and information on how to sign up for Citizen’s Academy. Two stationary locations as well at Selby Park and Wilson Hill Park.

August 4: Summer Movies at Carriage Place: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Tickets are $1.50!

August 4-8: Dublin Irish Days (Dublin Irish Festival): Live Irish music, festivities, food and more!

August 5: Food Trucks at Columbus Commons: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Thursdays from now until October!

August 5: 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 5: Trailer Park Ninjas6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Hilliard Station | Free live music with Trailer Park Ninjas at this DORA event.

August 5: Live at Polaris: 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m | Every Thursday until the end of August, live music! Tonight is Reaganomics performing.

August 6: 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 6: Water Park After Dark: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. | 21 and over event- get tickets today!

August 6: Friday Nights Uptown: 6:00 p.m. in Marysville | Live music, great food, and family fun in Marysville!

August 6: Movie on the Lawn: 8:30 p.m. in Canal Winchester | Showing Mary Poppins Returns at C3 Church.

August 7: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – Noon | Come shop local and fresh with the market!

August 7 : Yoga on the Yard: 9:00 a.m. at Easton | Free yoga class for all levels! Start your Saturday morning with Yoga at The Yard! Enjoy this all levels yoga class focusing on flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness, and intention taught by instructors from Seven Studios.

August 7: Visit Stratford Farm: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Advance registration is required for a day on the farm!

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: Gahanna Summer Drive In: 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Enjoy an evening at Headley or Friendship Park with your friends and family – in a safe and responsible manner. The Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series, which will feature a movie screening or live artist performance, is a great opportunity to support local Gahanna artists, delight in Gahanna’s gorgeous parks, and enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family.
Concerts: $5 per person. Movies: $20 per car.

August 6 – August 8: From Friday, August 6, 2021 at 12:00 am to Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm it’s Ohio Tax Free Weekend. Use the link to see the specifics and find out what’s included.

August 7: Motivation at the Station: 7:00 a.m. | Two classes will be offered- high intensity or yoga.

August 8-August 15

August 8: Sprouts Night Out: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Hilliard | Bring the family for live music, kids activities and more!

August 11: WIBIT Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Westerville Highland Aquatic Center | Get your play on! Enjoy the WIBIT inflatable obstacle course in the lap pool with some all-new pieces. HPAC timeslot reservation required.

August 11: Play Cbus: 50% admission on Wednesdays!

August 12: 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. Talisha Holmes to perform!

August 12: Live at Polaris: 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m | Every Thursday until the end of August, live music!

August 13: 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 13: Polaris Night Market: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | The Polaris Night Market is an outdoor open-air market with live music, local shopping, fantastic food trucks, awesome art, a pop-up beer garden, and fun activities for all to enjoy. 2nd Friday of the month!

August 13-14: St. Cecilia Parish Festival: 5:00 p.m. – Midnight | Rides, live entertainment, raffles, games and food and drinks!

August 12 – August 14 : 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.

August 12-15: COSI Farm Days: See website for times! Climb aboard real farm equipment and learn about what goes into farming.

August 14: Motivation at the Station: 7:00 a.m.| Two classes will be offered in Hilliard- high intensity and yoga! Check it out!

August 14: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – Noon | Come shop local and fresh with the market!

August 14: JC Penney Craft: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Back to School Craft or pick up and take home at Polaris Mall.

August 14: Yoga on the Yard: 9:00 a.m. at Easton | Free yoga class for all levels! Start your Saturday morning with Yoga at The Yard! Enjoy this all levels yoga class focusing on flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness, and intention taught by instructors from Seven Studios.

August 14-15: Cartoon Weekend: Meet and greet characters at the Columbus Zoo like Care Bears, Wonder Woman, Angry Birds 2 and many more!

August 15: 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!


Visit a SUNFLOWER FIELD this time of year!

Check out our list: Sunflower Fields in Central Ohio

sunflower fields

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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: Live at Polaris: 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m | Every Thursday until the end of August, live music! Conspiracy tonight!

August 20: 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 20: 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: Back to School Movie Night at Beechwold Christian Church: 6:30 p.m. for food and games and movie begins at 8:30 p.m.

August 20: Movie Night Moana at Sharon Woods: 8:00 p.m. | Dress in tropical great for this showing!

August 21: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – Noon | Come shop local and fresh with the market!

August 21: Yoga on the Yard: 9:00 a.m. at Easton | Free yoga class for all levels! Start your Saturday morning with Yoga at The Yard! Enjoy this all levels yoga class focusing on flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness, and intention taught by instructors from Seven Studios.

August 21: Bicycle Rodeo: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at The Westerville Community Center | Join them for a fun-filled day of bike education. This event will include free bike checks, obstacle courses and bike safety demonstrations. Free bicycle helmets while supplies last! Ages 7-14.

August 21: Saturday Art Brunch at 3060 Art Gallery: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | This month’s event will feature Donna’s Delicious Dozen, live jazz music, The Flower Initiative and Cotton Candy from Cotton Sugar Co.!

August 21: Meet the Pollinators at Stratford Farm: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | $10 per person and 10 people per session.

August 21 and 22: 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.

August 21-22: 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!

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August 26: 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 26: Live at Polaris: 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m | Every Thursday until the end of August, live music!

August 27: Blippi the Musical: 6:00 p.m. at The Palace Theater | Come see Blippi Live!

August 27: 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 28: Worthington Farmers Market: 8:00 a.m. – Noon | Come shop local and fresh with the market!

August 28: Yoga on the Yard: 9:00 a.m. at Easton | Free yoga class for all levels!Start your Saturday morning with Yoga at The Yard! Enjoy this all levels yoga class focusing on flexibility, strength, balance, mindfulness, and intention taught by instructors from Seven Studios.

August 28: Zoofari 2021: 7:00 p.m. – Midnight at The Columbus Zoo: Graze your way through the zoo at this adult only event with over 60 Columbus restaurants serving their fabulous dishes!


 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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