1. North Market Food & Ohio Wine Festival (July 12-14)
North Market, 59 Spruce St.
More than 70 wines from 21 Ohio wineries will be available for sampling at this annual North Market festival, which also features live music throughout the weekend. http://www.northmarket.com
2. Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival (July 13-14)
Heritage Park and Everal Barn, 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville
Westerville’s annual celebration of the arts celebrates its 40th anniversary with live music and entertainment, youth exhibits and entertainment, a silent auction and the work of 150-plus artists on display. http://www.westervillechamber.com
3. 1950s: Building the American Dream opening (July 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave.
The Ohio Historical Society’s new exhibition is a full-size prefabricated 1950s-style Lustron home built inside its museum. The exhibition allows exploration of family and gender roles, social and political issues, and popular culture of the era. http://www.ohiohistory.org
4. John Glenn: A Life of Service (July 17, 9 p.m.)
WOSU’s hour-long documentary on the life and career of astronaut, U.S. Senator and public servant John Glenn premieres July 17. http://www.wosu.org
5. Lancaster Festival (July 18-27)
Lancaster’s 10-day celebration of music and the arts features performances by hundreds of musicians, as well as a 5K, an art walk and much more. Major shows include American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox on July 27 and adult contemporary artist Michael Bolton on July 20. http://www.lancasterfestival.org