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August 29

The 2009 WAG! Festival

The 2009 WAG! Festival will be held Saturday, August 29 from 11 a.m. -- 5 p.m., at Prairie Oaks Metro Park in Hilliard. Bring your BFF (best furry friend) and join us! Admission is free.

As the largest one-day dog festival in central Ohio, this year's WAG! Fest will offer everything from educational advice to live entertainment. It's a free, fun and convenient way for dog enthusiasts to learn all about the products and services needed for their canine companions, while enjoying the open air of one of central Ohio's newest Metro Parks. The Darby Bend Lakes Area of Prairie Oaks Metro Park is located at 2755 Amity Rd. in Hilliard. For more information, visit

Friday 24

JazZoo: Jazz Party

Turn up the volume on your summer plans as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra takes center stage at the Columbus Zoo for the annual JazZoo summer concert series. The ultimate in summer fun, this hot jazz party culminates in a battle between two of the finest musicians in Columbus. Admission is $27-30 for adults and $15 for students under 18 and includes zoo admission. Call (614) 294-5200 or visit for more information.

Summer Lunchtime Performing Arts Series

Enjoy a free lunchtime concert on the west plaza of the Ohio Statehouse each Friday until Labor Day. This week's performance is by Opera Columbus. This event is on the Ohio Statehouse west lawn, Broad and High Streets, from 12-1 p.m., and is canceled in the event of rain. Visit for more information.

Saturday 25

Family Nights at the Park

Family entertainment, outdoor movies and children's activities await at Huber Park. Concessions are available. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is at Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Dr., Reynoldsburg, at 6 p.m.

Sunday 26

Dublin Arts Council Sundays at Scioto Summer Concert Series

Enjoy the sounds of a fun family tradition. Pack a picnic and bring the family to this free event and listen to the 60s British rock sound of British Invasion. This concert is at Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Dr., from 7-8:30 p.m.

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