Columbus Events Heat Up in August

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Crowd at concert
Some people think that August is a quiet month in the world of events, a calm 31 days before things ramp up in September with school, football and festivals celebrating the changing leaf colors. 

Wrong. Columbus is teeming with fun, unique events in August, with many of them near Preferred Living’s luxury apartments and homes.

  1. Ohio State Fair: Sure, this annual favorite event (running July 24 through August 4) starts in July, but with four full days in August, it simply can’t not be included. Big-name acts like Toby Keith, KIDZ BOP World Tour, Chris Young, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company, Gabriel Iglesias, Hank Williams Jr. and more fill out this year’s concert lineup. And because there is no food like fair food, there are 189 food vendors at this year’s event. Get ready to fill your tummy with every variety of fried, sugar-coated and grilled cuisine imaginable, including these delicious Taste of the Fair options – a collection of smaller options all available for $2 or less. 
  2. Dublin Irish Festival: Let’s get one thing straight: Dublin, Ohio does not miss a chance to celebrate the fact it shares a name with the capital city of the Republic of Ireland. And it doesn’t need to be St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate this distinction, as the 30th installment of the “largest three-day Irish Festival on the planet” from Aug. 4-6 demonstrates. One-day tickets are $10 before August 1 ($25 for three-day pass). 
  3. Columbus Food Truck Festival: Like food trucks? Like festivals? Trick questions – everyone loves both. This free two-day event (August 16-17) is billed as the Midwest’s largest food truck festival, and with up to 60 trucks, that seems legit. The ninth annual festival takes place downtown at Bicentennial Park and The Scioto Mile, 233 S. Civic Center Drive. A slew of regional and national bands will also perform to help you groove off some of the calories. 
  4. Wonderbus Music & Arts Festival: Bring the whole family to the inaugural Wonderbus festival (August 17-18) at The Lawn at CAS, 2540 Olentangy River Road. Acts include Walk The Moon, Ben Harper, The Revivalists, X Ambassadors, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Mt. Joy and more. Tickets start at $89 for adults ($25 for children ages 3-10; free for age 2 and younger). 
  5. Breakaway Music Festival: This two-day festival (August 23-24) features some of the most exciting names in electronic, hip-hop and pop music, including Future, Bassnectar, Young Thug, Louis the Child, and Blackbear. Ticket options for this all-ages show at MAPFRE Stadium are $55 to $699. Preferred Living residents get a discount with code: BREAKOH. Stop by the Preferred Living vendor tent and say “hi.”
  6. Columbus Greek Festival: Gyros and baklava, anyone? Get away to Greece for the weekend with the 47th annual Greek Festival over Labor Day weekend (August 30 through September 2). Entertainment includes festival dancers, the Hellenic Singers, cathedral tours, Greek cooking lessons and children’s activities. Located at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St. 

To learn more about moving to a Preferred Living apartment close to these hot events and more, contact us online. 

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