A great part of summer time is the many options of events or festivals to attend! They allow you to pursue current interests and discover new loves and hobbies in your life. With the many different neighborhoods in Columbus, there are endless opportunities of things to explore, foods to try, music to listen to and people to meet!

Below are a few of the festivals happening this summer. Get your calendars out and start marking in dates for fun-filled weekends!

Summer Sizzle Concert Series

Enjoy some live music in Downtown Grove City every Friday this summer until August 18th! Bring a chair and some snacks to Grove City Town Center. The music begins at 7:00 p.m. and lasts until 9:00 p.m.

Grandview Hop

Check out what’s happening in Grandview at the Grandview Hop! Half a mile of Grandview Avenue will be taken over with live music, local shopping and merchants, amazing art, food and fun activities for everyone.

Discover unexpected finds like handcrafted clothing and jewelry, handmade paper and leather goods! This event will take place on Saturday, June 24, Saturday, July 29, 2017, Saturday, August 26, 2017, and Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Jazz and Rib Fest

Enjoy three days of continuous jazz and ribs at the famous Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest! This event takes place Friday, July 21-Sunday July 23.

There will be three stages that will host local, regional and international jazz artists, while barbecue masters serve their own ribs, chicken and more. Try the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbecue teams compete for the “Best Ribs”.

Columbus Food Truck Festival

If you’ve ever seen the many different types of food trucks driving around Columbus and they’ve piqued your curiosity, this is a must-attend event for you! This is the Midwest’s largest food truck festival with around 60 different food trucks to try!

This foodie feast begins Friday, August 18 and continues through Saturday evening with great food, live music and special events. The event will take over Bicentennial Park, Scioto Mile and Rich Street Bridge.

Columbus Greek Festival

Check out the Columbus Greek Festival, which has been an annual tradition for more the forty years! This cultural festival celebrating all things Greek lasts four days, offering guests a great variety of traditional Greek food, dance by the Greek Festival Folk Dancers, cathedral tours, cooking lessons, musical performances and more. It takes place at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at Goodale Boulevard and High Street. This festival is a great way to bring the summer to an end, taking place September September 1-4!