If your house is like mine, we have a calendar full of summer play dates and vacation plans.  Baseball season is in full swing and the pool is beckoning.  It's summertime in Dublin, Ohio!

One of our favorite annual summertime events: the Sundays at Scioto concerts held Sunday evenings at Scioto Park from 7-8:30 p.m.  (Note: Scioto Park is located at 7377 Riverside Drive in Dublin, north of the I-270 overpass and south of Hard Rd. It is just five minutes south of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.) It is such a wonderful FREE event and a great way to wind down the weekend.  It's easy because all you need is a blanket and a picnic.  No tickets or planning involved, it's just a question of do we or don't we, and off we go!  We grab takeout food and take turns choosing from some of our favorite places.  One child always picks Italian Subs from Tommy's and the other likes Sunflower Chinese.  They do sell Jeni's Ice Cream at Scioto Park for a cool treat during the concerts!

Parking is available on site with minimal walking. There is a children's playground located in the park, near the river--if you arrive early. If you like treasure hunting/geocaching, be sure to search for the Riverbox!  We like to sit up on the hill above the stage, so the kids have room to roam. (Then, if we need to make a quick exit, we don't disturb other concert goers.)

This summer's Sundays at Scioto Concert lineup includes:

  • June 20: The Ark Band (Roots Reggae)
  • June 27: Westminster Faculty Jazz Quartet
  • July 4: Brass Band of Columbus (British Brass Band)
  • July 11: Spikedrivers (Rust Bucket Rock)
  • July 18: Eric Dove & Green Light Go (Country Rock)
  • July 25: British Invasion (British pop/rock)

Hope to see you there! 

For more information about these and other Dublin, Ohio arts events and exhibits, visit www.dublinarts.org or call 614/889-7444.  To plan a fun summer getaway itinerary in Dublin, Ohio--visit www.IrishisanAttitude.com)

-Post by Katie