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Family Fun in July: There’s Something for Everyone

July is jam-packed with fun activities around Ohio! Enjoy sports, animals, music, and more with these exciting events that the whole family can get in on:

Red, White, and BOOM

Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks display in Ohio! On Wednesday, July 3rd, gather in downtown Columbus for music, food vendors, fireworks, and fun! For more information, visit https://redwhiteandboom.org/.

Christmas in July

Christmas is coming early this year! Celebrate Christmas in July in Perrysville, Ohio on July 19th & 20th with music, games, food trucks, and the arrival of Santa on a jet ski! There will be a variety of activities at this lighthearted event including fireworks, a movie at the lake, and a campsite decorating contest.

Columbus Crew SC Games

Bring the whole family to cheer on Columbus’s very own professional soccer team at MAPFRE Stadium on July 6th and July 20th. Both matches will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, check out the Crew’s website.

Relay for Life of Hardin County

Honor, remember, and celebrate all those affected by cancer by joining the American Cancer Society in their Relay for Life event in Kenton, Ohio on Friday, July 19th. This event is a great way to get out and make a difference while helping the American Cancer Society save lives.

HOOFit with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

OhioHealth’s HOOFit walks are engaging and educational programs where you can learn while strolling through the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. These walks are a great way to get some exercise, see your favorite animals, and learn some health and wellness tips from OhioHealth physicians and Zoo animal specialists. Come along for the fun during the HOOFit walks on July 9th and July 25th. Visit our HOOFit site to RSVP and learn more.

Westerville Music and Arts Festival

With over 130 local artisans, 30 performances, and 20 food trucks, your entire family is guaranteed to like the Westerville Music and Arts Festival from July 13-14. Admission is $1 and free for kids 10 and under. To view the artists, food, and music lineup, check out their website.

Marion County Fair

From livestock shows and dog shows to concerts and art exhibits, there is something everyone is sure to like at the 169th annual Marion County Fair from July 1-6. OhioHealth will also be at the fair on the 1st for Senior Citizens Day where there will be free screenings, pamphlets and brochures and giveaways.

Franklin County Fair

For a central Ohio fair full of family fun, you won’t want to miss the Franklin County Fair. For this week long event from July 13-20, there will be games, rides, livestock shows, contests and more.

Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair is the biggest one in the state, and it runs from July 24-August 4. This fair has everything you want – rides, concerts, games, parades, competitions and more. Find out everything happening during the fair on their website.

Columbus Clippers Games

Summer is the best time for baseball games – especially when it comes to seeing the Columbus Clippers! The Clippers play at home 15 times this month at Huntington Park downtown. Visit their website to see their schedule and buy tickets.

Final Friday Concert Series

Who doesn’t love concerts, especially a free outdoor concert? Once a month during the summer in Mansfield, The Brickyard hosts the Final Friday Concert series with different artists every month. For this month, Jai Merina, Acoustic Edge, and Red Ball Jets are playing on July 26 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Shelby Bicycle Days

With bike rides and bike tours, food, fireworks, parades and more, the Shelby Bicycle Days is a great way to bring the family together for some summer fun. This event celebrates Shelby’s history of manufacturing bikes and takes place July 11-13 at the Black Fork Commons. View their website for a full list of events and bike routes.​

Tree Town Festival

Join the Village of Forest, Ohio for the 2019 Tree Town Festival from July 12-14. The festival starts with a parade and their 15th annual Classic Car and Truck Cruise-In and Rally. There will also be live music, a soccer tournament, fireworks and more. All proceeds from this event will to the Jackson-Forest Ambulance District to help pay for new heart monitors and defibrillators.

If you’re looking for more summer fun, check out OhioHealth Events for more fun near you!


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