Columbus festivals return with Ohio State Fair, Pride, Boom

Red, White and Boom will take place on July 1.

Did you miss your favorite festival last year and the year before? If so, fear not: It probably will be back, new and improved, this year.

April brings some food and beer, while May offers music, folk and otherwise, as well as art and tacos.

By June, the festival season is in full swing, with the return of Columbus Pride, ComFest, the Columbus Arts Festival, Creekside Blues and Jazz, and more.

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July starts with a bang with Red, White and Boom, followed by the Doo Dah Parade, and moving into the Lancaster Festival, the Jazz and Ribs Fest, the Buckeye Country Superfest and the Ohio State Fair

August will bring the Dublin Irish Festival, Festival Latino and plenty more, before heading into Labor Day for the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival, the Obetz Zucchinifest and the Columbus Greek Festival.

Check out the list below to find about more about your favorites.

The Columbus Beerfest will take place this weekend.

Columbus Beerfest and Taste of Granville in April

April 15-16, Columbus Beerfest: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Choose from more than 400 craft beers and cocktails, and help out Animal Rescue Partners. (

April 30, Taste of Granville: Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road, Granville. Support the Granville Rotary Foundation while enjoying music, a “food truck rodeo” and more than 50 varieties of beer and wine. (

The Columbus Taco Fest will take place May 14-15.

Columbus Taco Fest, Asian Festival and more in May

May 7-8, Central Ohio Folk Festival: Highbanks Metro Park, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center. The family friendly festival features folk and Americana music, multiple workshops, kids’ programming, drum circles and an evening act by headliners The Way Down Wanderers. (

May 13-14, Hookahville Music Festival: Brushy Fork Phamily Ranch, 15137 Brushy Fork Road SE, Newark. Set up camp and enjoy two days of eclectic music, including headliners Ekoostik Hookah and Papadosio. (