Saturday, August 2

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

Breaking Dawn Release Party at Northwest Library

Immortality awaits teens attending this after-hours event celebrating the release of Stephenie Meyers' fourth book about star-crossed lovers, Bell and Edward. Join them for contests, reading, and more. This free event is at 6 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. For more information, call 614-807-2626.

Gallery Hop

This month, the Short North will celebrate the talent of Columbus and Ohio artists, as well as spotlight the breadth of organizations in the capital city. Galleries are open from 4 p.m.- 10 p.m. For more information, visit

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway presents Tony & Tina's Murder

A missing groom is the topic of discussion on the mystery train. Tina is crying her eyes out while searching for Tony. Ride the train and see if Tony ever shows up alive. All murder mysteries depart from the depot in Nelsonville. Tickets are available at 800-967-7834 or

Saturday Story Stomp at Grandview Heights Public Library

Free stories, songs and fun dancing for ages 2-5 from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The library is located at 1685 W. Fifth Ave.; for more information, call 614-481-3778.