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Events and Festivals in Columbus, Ohio and Central Ohio

There's always something going on in central Ohio. Weekends are packed with ComFest and Marcon, the Arnold Fitness Weekend and the Quarter Horse Congress. Outdoor festivals kick-off in the spring with the Columbus Arts Festival, and continue long into the fall with the internationally-known Reyoldsburg Tomato Festival. Here's a quick guide to the important whats, wheres and whens of Columbus' festivals and events.
  1. Columbus Festivals (7)
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  3. Ohio State Fair in Columbus (12)

Free March Events and Activities
There is so much to see and do in Columbus and many of it is cheap or free! So if cabin fever is kicking in, close your eyes and chose from this great list of things to do on the cheap.

Free April Events and Activities
Looking for something to do this month? Giving all your money to the tax man? Don't worry, there are plenty of free events!

Kid and Family Events for April
As Spring begins, family and kid activities take flight. Here's a good collection of pay and free activities for kids and families around Columbus this month.

Columbus Foodie Events for November
Columbus is becoming the home of the diverse palate. Foodies from around the world recognize Columbus' artisan foods, alcohols and events. We're more than fried Kool-Aid, though we have that too.

October Fall Festivals
Are your ready for more fall festival fun? October brings via Columbus, which focuses on art and innovation in Columbus and Mamapalooza - fun for the whole family. Celebrate Italian Heritage with the Columbus Italian Festival, focus on tunes and flicks at the Ohio Film and Music Festival, stir it up at the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival, make...

Labor Day Events and Activities In Columbus Ohio
This weekend is the Greek Festival, Rhythm on the River with Ballet Met, Short North Gallery Hop or the Labor Day Arts Festival. Spend the last weekend of summer knee-deep in Columbus fun!

Columbus Ohio 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Memorials and Events
Around the world people are taking a moment to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. In Columbus Ohio there are memorial concerts - Gospel Fest at Genoa Park , Kevin McGuire at the Columbus Museum of Art and Mozarts Requiem at Broad Street Presbyterian Church. There are also several volunteer and in-service...

Apple Picking in Columbus Ohio Area
There is nothing more satisfying than reaching up to pick a fresh apple from a tree on a crisp fall day. Apple picking is a timeless tradition and the Columbus Ohio area has a variety of farms where visitors can tour the farm, pick produce and learn more about how the popular fruit is grown.

General Ohio State Fair Info + Events
The Ohio State Fair is 12 days of wonder and excitement. Headlining concerts that include Kesha, Big Time Rush, Chrisette Michelle, Melissa Etheridge and Brad Paisley; live stock auctions, rides, hands-on activities for kids and of course fantastic fair food. There is a variety of food types for everyone's palate, but the stars of fair food fare...

General Ohio State Fair Information
The Ohio State Fair is 12 days of fun. Get the complete listing of dates, times, discount days, parking information, fair coupons and more.

Free Music at The Ohio State Fair
There is music for everyone at The Ohio State Fair. While the headliner concerts get all of the attention, there are daily free concerts including Unidad De Michoacan, Mersadees Binns, Out of Mind Bluegrass and Shirley King - B.B. King's daughter. Check our listing for times and locations.

Northland Community Fourth of July Parade
This is the 49th year for the only parade held in the city of Columbus on the 4th of July. The Northland Community Parade is the largest civically organized parade in the state of Ohio. This year the council expects over 100 participants and the parade Grand Marshal is Frederick C. Peerenboom. The parade is followed by the Columbus Square...

Fireworks schedule, parade listings, community events and more!
Columbus Ohio and the surrounding Central Ohio area is an exciting place to be for the Fourth of July holiday! Red, White and Boom is the Midwest's largest fireworks display. Each year it gets bigger and better. Parades, music concerts, festivals and other community events is what makes Columbus, Ohio a star location for the holiday. Find out...

Columbus and Central Ohio Fourth of July Fireworks Times
In Central Ohio, we celebrate the Fourth of July for days on end. Kicking off July 1st with Red, White and Boom - the Midwest's Largest Fireworks Display - and filling in the weekend with local festivals, family-friendly events, free concerts and local fireworks display for the cities that make up Central Ohio. This jam-packed weekend can only...

July 4th: Columbus Ohio Area Community Events
There are so many activities and events scheduled for the Fourth of July! Free concerts of every genre of music, including the Central Ohio Symphony, Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Smokey Robinson. Nostalgia reigns at Ohio Historical Village with pie eating contests in the recreated 19th Century Village. Don't forget all of the parades...

July 4th: Red, White and Boom Schedule and Times
Red, White and Boom is the largest fireworks display in the Midwest. What people don't know is leading up to the Fourth of July festivities are events for the entire community. Food, games, live music, annual parade, taste of Boom, WNCI

Free Kids Activities in May
Free things to do in Columbus Ohio with kids.

Ohio State Fair Concerts
Ohio State Fair concert information for 2011 season.

Columbus Area Easter Activities
A complete listing of Easter Egg hunts and activities for Central Ohio.

Columbus Ohio Earth Day Activities and Events
Earth Day activities for Central Ohio, including Columbus Ohio.

OSU Men #1 Overall Seed in NCAA Tournament
OSU is number seed in NCAA Tournament print bracket here.

2009 September Events in Columbus Ohio
Looking for things to do? You'll find concerts, theater, festivals, car shows and more in Columbus. Don't forget to check out the Columbus Labor Day Events -- there are so many they have their own schedule!

American Idol Winner Sparks and Hannah Montana Star Musso at New Albany Classic
The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day is a day-long family event hosted by Abigail Wexner at the Wexner. It features carnival rides, kid activities and one of the nation's premier horse competitions. And 100 percent of the proceeds go to charity.

10 Free Things to Do This Fall
Looking for free things to do this fall in Columbus? Of course you are! We central Ohioans are a practical bunch, and we know that free fun is always a good thing. Here are 10 free things to do -- if you know of more, please add them at the bottom link.

Things to Do in Columbus Ohio in October
Columbus is packed with things to do in October. Hockey has started, and fall festivals and soccer are still in high gear. There’s music and theatre and football. And there are lots of Halloween events – so many that they have their own schedule.

Halloween Events in Columbus Ohio
Looking for Halloween events in Columbus? Start here -- You'll find haunted ships, costume parties for people and pets, harvest festivals, history -- even a haunted 5K run!

Columbus Haunted Houses
Got your SPOOK up for Halloween? If you're still looking for that chills-down-the-spine feel, here are some haunted houses...and ships, trains and canoe rides to investigate. And don't forget to check out other Halloween Events in Columbus.

Horses at the New Albany Classic Grand Prix and Family Day
Horses from the New Albany Classic Grand Prix and Family Day.

More Free Things to Do in Columbus this Fall
Reader Suggestions of Free Things to Do in Columbus this Fall

2009 Columbus Labor Day Events
The festivals, horse shows, sports, art shows, car shows and other happenings around central Ohio.

Free Concerts in Columbus, Ohio and Central Ohio
Free Concerts in Columbus, Ohio and Central Ohio

Columbus Foodie Events for December
Columbus is becoming the home of the diverse palate. Foodies from around the world recognize Columbus' artisan foods, alcohols and events. This holiday season, check out what Columbus has to offer - I bet you'll be surprised!

Short North Gallery Hop
The monthly Short North Gallery Hop is one of the most popular events in Columbus. Free music, late night access to the Short North Galleries and restaurant specials make it an event not to be missed.

Holiday Events and Activities in Columbus
The holidays are a magical time in Columbus! There are fantastic events including tree lightings, cooking classes, holiday dinners, shows, concerts and even breakfast with Santa! Be sure to check out our free and cheap listings as well.

Spring Events for the Bicentennial
The spring brings flowers and the arts and music scene in Columbus continues to bloom for our city's bicentennial celebration.

Free May Events 2013
Save a buck and have some fun around the city.

Columbus Documentary Week
Gateway Film Center kicks off the 2013 Columbus Documentary Week with great films that covers a variety of topics including Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, the pharmaceutical industry, the Rolling Stones and a fascinating look at bees.

Culinary Tours and Events for January

2014 Events with an African American Focus
Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and more are on tap for many 2014 events with an African American focus. Check out the diversity of the city!

Celebrate Black History Month in Columbus
Celebrate Black History Month in Columbus with the variety of events and activities.

Lectures & Workshops in Columbus for February
Columbus is a center for learning! Check out these great lectures for the month of February

February Craft Activities
Check out these great Columbus craft activities and events for February.

5 Things to Do in Columbus in April
You may not have time to do all the cool things Columbus has to offer, but you have time to do five! Check out these five picks for April.

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