Top 5 for August

Columbus Monthly Staff

1. Urban Scrawl: Aug. 27–28

See works of art come to life at the 10th annual Urban Scrawl event hosted by the Franklinton Arts District. This two-day arts festival brings together 65 artists from Central Ohio and beyond to paint live murals as part of the city's urban renewal efforts. Completed projects are auctioned off at the annual Art for Franklinton fundraiser, as well as mounted publicly around the neighborhood. The event is free and includes live entertainment, food and more.

2. U.S. Senior Open: Aug. 11–14

For the fifth time in its storied 100-year history, Scioto Country Club will host a major championship, the 2016 U.S. Senior Open. The course that once served as a proving ground for young Jack Nicklaus will likely welcome senior tour favorites such as Fred Couples, Tom Watson, John Daly (above) and former Buckeye John Cook.

3. Pelotonia: Aug. 5–7

The annual bike ride to end cancer kicks off with an opening ceremony for riders, volunteers and their guests 3 p.m. Aug. 5 at Columbus Commons. A Blessing of the Bikes takes place at Cambridge Boulevard and West Fifth Avenue in Marble Cliff at 6 a.m. on Aug. 6 before riders take to the road; the longest ride concludes the following day in Gambier.

4. ProMusica Summer Music Series: Aug. 11, 13–14

Don't miss Central Ohio's acclaimed chamber orchestra perform in its new summer home, Topiary Park, behind the renovated Downtown branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The free concerts start at 8 p.m. each night, but families with children should arrive early to take part in crafts and activities from the library and learn more about the Topiary Park, which features a living sculptural version of Georges Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte."

5. Columbus Food Truck Festival: Aug. 12–13

Columbus Commons hosts the "largest food truck fest in the Midwest." Now in its sixth year, the event is free before 6 p.m. on Friday and before 5 p.m. on Saturday. With more than 65 food trucks, plus live music and arts and crafts vendors, there's something for every taste.