Every good festival has a beer, wine, and cocktail tent. But then there are the fests that exist solely to celebrating booze, and these are the ones we’re here for. Scroll down for all of the Columbus summer events that aren’t afraid to put adult beverages at the center of their festivities.
Columbus Food & Wine Festival | Battelle Riverfront Park
Friday June 21- Saturday June 22, 2019
The 2nd Annual Columbus Food & Wine Festival is back this weekend for the hottest way to cool down on the riverfront. This free festival will feature wine tastings from wineries across the country, live performances, and the best food the Midwest has to offer.
Ohio Wings & Beer Festival | Ohio Expo Center
Saturday, Jun 22 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The two best things are finally being combined into one place: beer and wings. This sold-out event will allow guests to sample some great beers and awesome wings, meet the people behind your favorite places, and help decide who has the best wings and is brewing the best beer in 2019.
Gin Jam | Watershed Distillery
Saturday, June 22 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Watershed will be closing down the street in front of the distillery for a big block party featuring specialty cocktails and MadTree beers plus food from Watershed Kitchen & Bar, live music, and the inaugural Gin Jam .5K, a half kilometer test of speed and endurance. The whole event is family (and pup) friendly and free to attend!
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Ohio Wine Fest | North Market
Friday, July 12- Saturday, July 13
Now in it’s 18th year, North Market has once again gathered a collection of the finest Ohio wineries for the North Market Ohio Wine Festival presented by Byers. $25 = admission both days! All Event Admission tickets include all activities as well as a souvenir glass, 10 tasting tickets, and a $5 North Market Food Voucher to spend with a North Market Merchant. Tickets are now on sale at northmarket.com!
Columbus Summer Beerfest | Express LIVE!
Saturday, August 24 from 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Beer is good. We must celebrate beer. Everyone’s favorite booze fest is back for another year at Express LIVE indoor + outdoor. Get ready for the huge selection of hundreds of Craft Beers from breweries that are down the street and around the country! Plenty of great local food trucks! Live Bands! And you’re drinking for a great cause: The Animal Rescue Partners and their incredible partners IHADRO.
Columbus Summer Wine Festival | Columbus Commons
Saturday August 24 from 2:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Raise your wine glass to the amazing Ohio wineries that keep us quenched and maybe even a little tipsy. Wine sampling tickets start at $20 and will include samplings and entertainment. More than a dozen Ohio wineries confirmed! The day-long celebration will also feature artisan exhibits, food trucks, specialty food items, and live musical entertainment.