Edwards Communities’ Around Town Picks: Fun Things to Do this July


Summer is in full swing, and the city of Columbus offers a variety of fun outdoor and indoor activities for you to enjoy this month! Whether you’re a sports fan, appreciate culture, support non-profits or enjoy the nightlife, Columbus has something for you.

Edwards Communities has put together a list of events we think you shouldn’t miss! Here are our “Around Town Picks” for July:


Red, White & BOOM! July 3, Downtown Columbus

The 37thannual Red, White & BOOM Independence Day celebration is expected to draw over 400,000 people this year! Come on down for kid friendly activities, beverages, food, live entertainment, and of course, the live fireworks show at 10 p.m. Visit their website for more information!


Columbus Crew, July 3, 21 MAPFRE Stadium

The Columbus Crew has two home matches this month against Deportivo Saprissa on July 3 and Orlando City SC on July 21. Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets.


Taylor Swift, June 7, Ohio Stadium

Taylor Swift, with special guests Camilla Cabello and Charli XCX, will be stopping in Columbus as part of her reputation Stadium Tour on July 7 at 7 p.m. Find out more and purchase tickets.


Free Movie Night, Coco, July 13, Columbus Commons

All you need is a lawn chair, a blanket and your family or friends and watch a free movie under the stars. The event starts at dusk, just like the drive-in movies, and Tortilla and Jeni’s will be selling their treats to satisfy your movie cravings.


Ohio Wine Festival, July 13-14, North Market

Formerly known as the Ohio Food and Wine Festival, your ticket to the Ohio Wine Festival includes 10 tasting tickets, all festival activities, a souvenir glass, and a $5 North Market food voucher. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase. The festival supports the historic North Market.

Columbus Clippers
, July 1-31, Huntington Park

Our Columbus Clippers have 13 home games this month for you and your family to attend! They play Indianapolis, Toledo, Lehigh Valley and Scranton/WB. Visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets!


Jazz & Rib Fest, July 20-22, Scioto Mile

Three days of continuous jazz music, sizzling ribs, chicken and more will be featured along the Scioto River for this year’s Jazz & Rib Fest! Admission is free. Come out and enjoy hot ribs and cool jazz.


The Ohio State Marching Band Picnic With the Pops, July 27 & 28, Columbus Commons

The Ohio State Marching Band will get you in the football season spirit as they perform at Picnic at the Pops! Join the party under the stars at the Columbus Commons.


The Ohio State Fair, July 25-August 8, Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

This year marks the 164thOhio State Fair with activities, exhibits, sporting competitions, fine arts show, kids’ entertainment, exotic animals and much more! The Midway features more than 60 exhilarating rides, Kiddieland rides, and favorite fair goodies from nearly 200 vendors.

These are just a few of the fun events offered in July in our exciting city! You can learn about other events by visiting local websites such as Experience Columbus and Columbus Underground.


And if you’re considering making Columbus your new home, check out the beautiful, upscale, amenity-filled communities available with Edwards Communities! We have communities in downtown Columbus, near OSU campus, Capital University and in the suburbs. We invite you to visit our website or tour any of our communities so you can experience for yourself the beauty, charm and quality that is Edwards Communities!