By Laura Arnold
Need something fun to do this weekend? Check out these foodie-friendly festivals in Columbus and around Ohio.
CLOSE TO HOME
Park Street Festival
June 8-9 on Park Street in the Arena District
For the first time, Park Street fest will have a Food Truck Roundup 12-8 p.m. Saturday featuring some of the city's favorite food trucks. Participants include Cheesy Truck, Pitabilities, Paddy Wagon, Street Thyme, Earth's Crust and a ton more. Plus, find local brews in the Beer Garden.
Soul Food Music Festival
June 9 at Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St.
Gates open at 3, performances start at 5
This traveling music festival rolls through Columbus with barbecue and soul food from: Ena's Caribbean Kitchen, Floyd's Sothern Cooking, Red Snapper, Zanzibar Coffee and Island Vibes. Plus! Live music from War, Midnight Star, Jeffrey Osborne, Dru Hill, Tevin Campbell and Dwele.
Granville Art and Wine Festival
1-5 p.m. June 9 on the Great Lawn of the Bryn Du Mansion
Sip local wine, try food from 14 Granville restaurants, admire artwork and catch live performances from groups including Grace Adele and the Grand Band and Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons.
WORTH THE DRIVE
Banana Split Festival
June 8-9 in Wilmington, OH
Pack up the car and take an hour road trip to J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington for this 1950s and '60s-themed fest. There'll be concerts, a classic cruise-in car show, 5K run, a banana split eating contest, and a make-your-own banana split booth.