Top things to do in Columbus for July 19-21

Franklin County Fair, through Saturday, July 20
Get your fair fix ahead of the Ohio State Fair by attending the Franklin County Fair this weekend. It runs through this Saturday, July 20, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard. Admission gets you access to most attractions and performances, and the gates are open until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. Expect log-rolling lumberjacks, magic shows, musical performances and even live pig racing. Friday night will also feature dueling pianos, and Saturday will see a corn hole tournament, pie-eating contest and a demolition derby.


Honey and Blue, Sunday, July 21
Adam Darling, a Columbus native, met New Yorker Stephanie Amber at an L.A. bar where he was a bouncer and she was a waitress. After becoming both musical and life partners, they moved to Columbus, where they share their unique sound, a modern mix of blues, soul and pop, at a range of venues, performing with some of Columbus' best musicians. They'll give a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Scioto Park amphitheater, 7377 Riverside Drive in Dublin. Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged.

BIA Parade of Homes, Saturday, July 13–Sunday, July 28
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes to this parade, where the crowd does the marching. The 2019 BIA event features 14 homes from 12 builders, all in the Evans Farm development, a much-anticipated New Urbanist project in Lewis Center. There are concession vendors on-site, but outside food and drink is also welcome. General admission tickets cost $18, including parking.

Rockmill Brewery Summer Sundays music series, Sunday, July 21
The rolling grounds of Lancaster’s Rockmill Brewery are a nice place to while away a summer evening, especially with a Belgian-style beer in hand. This Sunday, Rockmill kicks off its Summer Sundays music series at the farm (5705 Lithopolis Road NW). The first performance is by Columbus singer Parker Louis, starting at 6 p.m. The series features local acts every Sunday through September. Visitors will have the chance to eyeball Rockmill’s new brewery space and taproom, which are nearing completion.


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