5 Things to Do in Central Ohio August 2018- Make the most of the last few weeks of summer by heading to some of the fun events being held in Central Ohio this month. Whether you are looking for fun, food, or adventure, there is something for everyone! Here are 5 things to do in Central Ohio in August, 2018 as seen on ExperienceColumbus.com!


1. Ohio State Fair

When: July 25-August 5
Where: Ohio Expo Center & State Fair: 717 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43221
Cost: $0-$10
Enjoy activities, exhibits, sports competitions, and nearly 200 food vendors at the 164th Ohio State Fair! Animal lovers will enjoy the exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, horse shows, and eight acre natural resources park with free kiddie fishing!


2. Irish Festival

When: August 3-5
Where: 5200 Emerald Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017
Cost: $10-15
Check out the 7 stages, 65 acts, and more than 535 performers that make up what is now the largest three-day Irish Festival in the world! This fun-filled exhibition of Irish culture has been a tradition for 30+ years.


3. Festival Latino

When: August 11-12
Where: Genoa Park: 303 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Cost: Free
Experience activities, music, food, fashion, art and dance straight from the heart of Latin America at this family-friendly event. Festival Latino is a free, two-day celebration of culture and community.


4. KIDSLINKED.com’s 3rd Annual Pickerington Kidsfest

When: August 4, 1-5 PM
Where: Mount Carmel Sports Complex: 630 N. Hill Road, Pickerington, OH 43147
Cost: Admission AND parking are Free
This FREE event is a celebration of the season kickoff for Pickering Area Soccer Association. Food trucks, bounce houses, and fun contests with prizes are just the beginning of this family-friendly celebration. Register at ColumbusFoamRun.com to participate in the 1/4M, 1/2M, 1M, or 2M Foam and Loot fun run!


5. 2018 Columbus Food Truck Fesitival

When: August 17-18 from 11 AM-11PM
Where: Bicentennial Park: 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215
This two-day event featuring over 50-60 of the best food trucks from Ohio and surrounding areas makes up the Midwest’s largest food truck festival! Don’t want to wait in line? VIP and Fast Pass options are available this year! Kid’s fun day is brought to you by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will be held at Genoa Park 11 AM-6PM on Saturday.