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Festivals in Columbus: The Ultimate Guide for 2019

Anne Evans Anne Evans Festivals in Columbus: The Ultimate Guide for 2019It's festival season! Thanks to The City of Upper Arlington for presenting this year's festivals list. Photo by Anne Evans.
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Festival season is once again upon us! Here’s an ultimate list of all of the best festivals in Columbus, Ohio, plus food festivals in Central Ohio and more! There’s food festivals, music festivals, free outdoor fun activities, and more to keep your summer full of events! Lists of the home tours in Columbus area can be found near the end. Below is a list of festivals beginning now and running through December 2019. The 2019 Columbus Underground Festival List is presented by the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival, happening on Monday, September 2, 2019.

Labor Day Arts

New festivals this year include: the Peony Fest, COSI SciFest, Franklinton block party (CANCELLED), Sun-Grant Sustainable Beer Fest, WonderBus Music & Arts Festival, Camp Anarchy, Rhythm on the River Music Festival, Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival, The Shawshank Redemption celebration of 25 years, Ohio Wings and Beer Festival, Hope Fest, Orange Soda Fest, Community Celebration of Honor, Cloud City and Scioto Fest. Branstool Orchard’s adds a SunflowerFest and Lynd’s has added a new farm and is also hosting a Sunflower Festival in August.

Ohiolina Music Festival returns for 2019 with a new location in Granville. Buckeye Country Superfest is also back for 2019.

Grandview decided Digfest was no longer worth it. Fore!Fest expands to three days, and CoffeeFest expands to two full days.

Get out your calendar and start filling it in! Just want music festivals? Check out our event calendar section. If you know of a festival that should be included, comment and we’ll add it. This should be a great start to help get your weekends full of fun events all summer long. Enjoy!

Festivals in April

science festival COSI SciFest, May 1 through 4. Photo by Lauren Sega.
COSI SciFest, May 1 through 4. Photo by Lauren Sega.

Festivals in May

Columbus PRIDE Festival — June 14, 15, 16. Photo by Matt Ellis.
Columbus PRIDE Festival — June 14, 15, 16. Photo by Matt Ellis.

Festivals in June

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Party in the Park! Comfest 2019 is June 28, 29, 30.

Festivals in July

The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival hosts 25,000 visitors participating in interactive performances and activities, purchasing art from some 200 artists working in a variety of media and enjoying refreshments from a variety of vendors. The festival will be held Monday, September 2, 2018. And it all happens because of our great volunteers! 2019 marks the 53rd Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival; we have produced this event since 1983. Nearly 200 volunteers make this community event possible.

Thank you to The City of Upper Arlington for sponsoring the 2019 Ultimate Festivals Guide for Columbus festivals!

Festivals in August

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Coffeefest returns for two full days, September 28 and 29 in Ohio Village.

Festivals in September

Festivals in October

Original Columbus Festival HighBall Halloween returns October 11 and 12. Photo by Matt Ellis.
HighBall Halloween returns October 11 and 12. Photo by Matt Ellis.
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The Lazarus Santa. Photo by Anne Evans.

Festivals in November and December

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A beautiful view during the Urban Living Tour! May 5, 2019.

House and Garden Tours

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The Circleville Pumpkin Show has all the pumpkins! October 16 through 19, 2019.

Local Food Festivals

Every effort has been made to ensure dates are correct, however: Please note, dates are subject to change.

Labor Day Arts

The Columbus Underground 2019 Columbus Festival List is presented by The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival. The Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival celebrates the arts in all its forms, with 150-plus exhibitors selling works in a variety of mediums, hands-on arts activities for the kids (big and small), interactive performances, live music and more. Join us September
2 in Northam Park as we celebrate our 53rd year. Visit upperarlingtonoh.gov for more information.

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