Friday, August 1

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
The Dublin Irish Festival

This is one of America's largest celebrations of Celtic music, dance, food and culture. There will be more the 140 performances over the three-day festival. Festival housrs are Friday, 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.; and Sunday, 1 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more information, visit

The Ohio State Fair

It's time again for an Ohio tradition—an event for the whole family with food, games, rides, livestock, entertainment and more. Gates are open from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., except August 10 until 8 p.m. Tickets range from $8-$10. For more information, visit

Perkins Observatory Guest Night

Come view the stars as only the Perkins Observatory can show you. Program begin at 9 p.m. at 61 S. Sandusky St., Powell. Tickets and more information are available at 740-363-1257.

Summer Fridays at the Statehouse

Bring a lunch to the Statehouse and enjoy music and lunch on the lawn. The program will run from noon until 1 p.m. Performing today is Opera Columbus.

Thoroughly Modern Millie presented by Weathervane Playhouse

A high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York and the audience dancing the Charleston. Tickets start at $15 and are available at 740-366-4616. Theatre is located at 100 Price Rd, Newark. Showtimes are 8 p.m., and on August 2 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Worthington Library's Summer Concert Series presents Justin Roberts

Justin Roberts is a kids' music sensation whose quirky melodies and irrepressible lyrics make it easy to see why kids and their parents love him. This free outdoor concert is at the Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. at 7 p.m. For more information call 614-807-2626.