Summer is a season of entertainment in the streets and under the stars, with too many festivals to keep count. From Shakespearean plays in the park to Greek folk dancers, here's our listing of the coming month's festivities.


The original name of Schiller Park’s renowned performance troupe was the Actors’ Summer Theatre, so it’s no surprise that it became a seasonal institution. This month, the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus presents Tainted Love, a series about the mishaps of romance that includes “As You Like It” (July 18–Aug. 11) and “Dangerous Liaisons” (Aug. 15–Sept.1). Free, donations encouraged.

The Gateway Film Center and the Columbus Metropolitan Library are teaming up to offer fun and educational activities for kids all summer long. Every day until Aug. 15, the From Book to Film Family Film Series at the Gateway cinema will screen a movie inspired by a popular book to promote reading and time spent together as a family. Up to four admissions free with a library card.