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Spotlight on summer entertainment

Spotlight on summer entertainment

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Alright, Columbus, if you’re anything like us, you’re longing for those hot summer days and nights in the city mingling at festivals and listening to live concerts. This summer, unlike last, will have some of our favorite live festivals and offer up some new, creative ways to enjoy other beloved summer events safely. 

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get your summer on, Columbus!

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PGA Party
The Memorial Tournament
Through June 6 
Muirfield Village Golf Course, 5770 Memorial Dr. Dublin, OH 43017
More info: thememorialtournament.com
The annual PGA tournament founded by Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus is back this year welcoming spectators.

All Things Irish
Dublin Irish Days
Aug. 5 – 8
Locations TBA
More info: dublinirishfestival.org
Although the traditional festival looks different this year, the Dublin Irish Festival presents Dublin Irish Days, which offers an innovative format that celebrates the traditions of the Festival and smaller, city-wide celebrations. This year boasts a hybrid event that offers both in-person and virtual experiences. 

A Supportive Space for Self-Expression
What? Music and Arts Festival
Aug. 6 – 7
Location TBA
More info: whatmusicandartsfestival.com
The third annual music and arts festival will take place in Franklinton and is organized by a blend of Columbus natives with a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Its aim is to give emerging artists a direct platform to engage with the community. 

Latin Fiesta
Festival Latino
Aug. 14 – 15
Genoa Park, 303 E Broad St., Columbus
More info: festivallatino.net 
This annual family-focused festival offers live opportunities to celebrate this year. Enjoy the flavors, sounds and art of Latin culture. 

Foodie Fest
Columbus Food Truck Festival
Aug. 20 – 21
Scioto Mile, 223 S. Civic Center Dr., Columbus
More info: columbusfoodtruckfest.com
Coined the “nation’s largest food truck festival” by organizers, the Columbus Food Truck Festival is sure to have something delicious for everyone. Although food is the main draw, the festival also features craft and retail vendors as well as live music.

Photo via the Columbus Food Truck Festival’s Instagram page

Blues and Brews
Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival
September 17 – 19
Creekside Park & Plaza, 117 Mill Street, Gahanna
More info: creeksidebluesandjazz.com
This annual Gahanna celebration brings together blues and jazz artists from across the country for a weekend of music and community. 

The Crew & You
Columbus SC
Matches scheduled through September
Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Blvd., Columbus
New Crew Stadium, west of the Arena District at Astor Park
More info: columbuscrew.com
The MLS regular-season opener was held April 18, and the Crew’s brand new stadium opens in the Arena District July 3. 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Columbus Clippers
Games scheduled throughout summer
Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln., Columbus
More info: milb.com/columbus
The Clippers season is a go, albeit with some additional safety protocols for spectators. 

Concerts! Finally! 
Nationwide Arena concerts
Concerts are back beginning Sept. 18
Nationwide Arena, 200 West Nationwide Blvd., Columbus
More info: nationwidearena.com
Nationwide Arena’s first concert in more than a year is slated for Sept. 18 with CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church. More concert announcements are expected soon. 

2021 Virtual Events
Asian Festival
Stonewall Columbus PRIDE Celebration
Comfest

2021 Cancelled Events:
Jazz & Rib Fest
Red, White & Boom

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