Things To Do In Central Ohio – October, 2015



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Things To Do In Central Ohio – October, 2015 – October is here, which means it's officially fall! There is so much to do this time of year, and Central Ohio is the perfect place to celebrate the season. Check out this list of family friendly things to do in Central Ohio this October:


Run Like a Girl Race

When: October 3

Where: Columbus Commons

Admission: $38-$80

Gather a group of your closest girlfriends and join in on this women-only race. No matter the distance, your cost of participation includes some pretty fun swag.


53rd Annual Ohio Gourd Show

When: October 2 – 4

Where: Delaware County Fairgrounds

Admission: $5

Check out the Gourd Show at the  Delaware County Fairgrounds this month for some gourd arts and crafts, competitions, workshops, and even gourd music!


The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Sale

When: October 2 – 4

Where: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Admission: Free

There will be hundreds of glass pumpkins and gourds on display and for sale. Get your favorite autumnal decorations in all sizes, shapes and colors!


SEE ALSO: 5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home For Fall 



Boo at the Zoo

When: October 16 – 18

Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Admission: $8 – $15

Bring the whole family out for one of the most festive events at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. You will all enjoy the spooktacular rides and attractions.


Family Fun: Trick or Treat

When: October 24

Where: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Admission: $13

Head out to the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for a night of family fun. Come with a decorated treat bag to collect your loot!

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Things To Do In Central Ohio – September, 2015

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Things To Do In Central Ohio – September, 2015 – This month, take advantage of the pleasant weather by heading to some of the exciting events going on in Central Ohio! Grab the family and head to a sports event, an arts festival, or whatever suits your fancy. You can be sure that there is something for everyone! Check out these 5 things to do in Central Ohio this September:



Greek Festival

Date: September 4th-September 7th

Location: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Cost: $5, kids under 12 are free

Don’t miss one of Columbus’s favorite festivals of the year. This annual festival celebrates Greek heritage with traditional dance, music, and food- as well as classes on cooking Greek, sale of Greek artifacts and more.


Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Date: September 7th, 3:05p.m.

Location: Huntington Field: Columbus, OH

Cost: Ticket prices vary

It’s the Toledo Mud Hens versus Columbus Clippers on the last Clipper’s games of the season. You may want to bring a pocket full of dimes for their famous Dime-a-Dog nights- ballpark hotdogs for just $.10 each!



Date: September 12th

Location: Marysville, OH

Cost: Free

Festifair has over 140 arts and crafts vendors and of course food and music to boot! Located in historic, Marysville, this festival is one not to miss!



All Horse Parade

Date: September 13th, 3pm

Location: Delaware, OH

Cost: Free

See every kind of horse and every kind of horse-related team at the All Horse Parade featuring over 400 horses. This historic parade marks the opening of Delaware County Fair.


 All Great Books Abridged

Date: September 11th-September 20th

Location: Columbus Commons

Cost: Free

Watch the Actor’s Theatre of Columbus in All Great Books Abridged outside, under the stars. Bring your lawn chair to see some history’s greatest books condensed to a wild 80-minute show. 



5 Tailgating Recipes For The 2015 Football Season

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5 Tailgating Recipes For The 2015 Football Season – Football season is right around the corner! Spice up your tailgating repertoire this year with these delicious tailgating recipes for the 2015 football season. From appetizer to desert, we’ve got options that are sure to please your whole party! 



It’s not a game day, if grill isn’t involved. If you’re a king or queen of the grill, you may want to try throwing on some savory Grilled Popper Peppers. These 3-cheese stuffed peppers are sure to please every palate. If it’s meat you need, make this tasty Honey BBQ Chicken. It’s easy to make, and you likely have everything you need in your fridge for prep.


Cool Weather Warmers

For chillier game days, try the appropriately named Touchdown Chili. All you need is some canned veggies, ground beef, and a huge pot. If you’re not in the mood for chili, why not brew up some Brats and Beer Cheddar Chowder? This recipe has all the down-home ingredients you need to warm up your belly and body.



No one can resist this recipe for Football Brownies. These brownies are shaped like a football and are a delicious treat.


Throw your own unique tailgate party or bring one of these great recipes to a friend’s party. Either way makes sure to kick off the tailgate season with some delicious goodies as your cheer your team to the win!


Things To Do In Central Ohio – August, 2015

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Things To Do In Central Ohio – August, 2015 – There's still a few weeks left of summer vacation! Here's a few things to do this month to end the summer with a bang… 

Moonlight Market

Date: August 8

Location: Gay St., Downtown Columbus

Admission: Free

On the second Saturday of the month, make your way to Downtown Columbus for a late night market.with plenty of specials.

Sangria Festival presented by Signature Wines

Date: August 15

Location: Signature Wines

Admission: $15 – $29

Take in the last few weeks of summer with delicious wine on a relaxing evening at Signature Wines.

Columbus Food Truck Festival

Date: August 14-15

Location: Columbus Commons

Admission: Free

You don’t need to make dinner tonight, just gather the family and head out to Columbus Commons. All of the food trucks in the area will congregate for a food experience like no other.

Movies by Moonlight

Date: Tuesdays this month

Location: Easton Town Center

Admission: Free

Every Tuesday this month, gather some friends and head out to Easton for an outdoor movie experience.

Beer & Wine Fest

Date: August 29

Location: Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Admission: $6-$25

Check out some local classics at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, during their annual Beer & Wine Fest event.

Best Places In Central Ohio To Watch Fireworks


Best Places In Central Ohio To Watch Fireworks – Central Ohio has some of the finest spots to watch fireworks in central Ohio for fun 4th of July celebrating! However you may want to stake out your claim early to guarantee a great view. Bring your blankets, some snacks, and snuggle up to see some spectacular shows this season. Check out the list below to find a view that gives you the biggest bang this year!

Scioto Audubon Metro Park is a favorite spot for those who want to see the booms from Red White and Boom, but prefer to stay away from the throngs of folks. This park is just south of the Red, White, and Boom Festival, but provides a spacious lawn to spread out your blanket and enjoy the view.  

Dublin Coffman High School Stadium is rumored to be a special space to watch Dublin, Ohio’s fantastic concert and fireworks show every year. This years’ headliner is John Fogerty. Make a memorable evening with a rockin’ concert followed by a fabulous fireworks display.

Roger Reynolds Municipal Park Soccer Complex is an ideal place to catch the spectacular Hilliard Fireworks Show. Ranked one of the best shows in Columbus, the soccer complex is a space to get away from the crows, but still relish the show.  

Get a Private Table at Gahanna Boom Fest, with admission to the best views of fireworks, reserved parking, and access to a private bar and special buffet. Reserve your table soon to guarantee a spot!

The tracks at the Fairgrounds of Lancaster-Fairfield County are the best place to watch the Lancaster-Fairfield County 4th of July Celebration. Fireworks are shot into the sky from two different locations to create one amazing sight!

Watch fireworks from a boat on Buckeye Lake! Drop anchor near the shores of Buckeye Lake for the annual Buckeye Lake Area Star Spangled Tradition (BLASST). If you don’t own a boat, the shoreline will do for this super show.

Alum Creek Park is an ideal spot for the fabulous Westerville Fireworks! The fireworks show is usually at the southern end of the park, so getting as close to the south end is the key to the best views.

This Independence Day, there are endless options of fireworks shows for the family all across central Ohio. Check out this site to find one near you, and discover a new favorite spot for you and your family! 

Things To Do In Central Ohio – July, 2015

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Things To Do In Central Ohio – July, 2015 – There's so much to do in July in Central Ohio. Here are just 5 events to check out this month!


Glorious Fourth- Ohio Village

Date: July 4, 12p-5p.m.

Location: Ohio Village: Columbus, OH

Cost: $7-$12

Spend Independence Day with your family celebrating Ohio’s history. Activities include an old timey parade, baseball, music and more.


Zoombezi Bay Dive-In Movie

Date: July 10, 9p.m.

Location: Zoombezi Bay: Powell, OH

Cost: Park Admission Cost- $21-$28

After a fun-filled day riding the waves and slides at the water park, relax in the wave pool (or on its shores), while viewing How to Train Your Dragon 2, on a jumbo screen for a special movie viewing experience.


Jazz and Ribs Fest

Date: July 17-19. Daily hours very

Location: Downtown: Columbus, OH

Cost: Free

In the mood for some lip-smacking ribs? The Jazz and Ribs Festival features over 23 BBQ vendors, competing in the “Best Ribs Contest.” Try a few and judge for yourself while dancing away the weekend to 3 stages of authentic jazz music.


Franklin County Fair

Date: July 18 – 25

Admission: $5 – $6

Location: Franklin County Fairgrounds

Round out the month with some fair fun for the whole family at the Franklin County Fairgrounds – now say that 10 times fast!




Dublin Irish Festival

Date: July 31, 4p.m.-12a.m.

Location: Dublin, OH

Cost: $8-$10, children under 12 are free

For over 25 years, the Dublin has hosted the Dublin Irish Festival, a celebration of music and festivities, with 7 stages, hundreds of vendors, and Irish pride to boot!


Things To Do In Central Ohio – June, 2015

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Things To Do In Central Ohio – June, 2015  – Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than to get out and experience all that central Ohio has to offer? Whether you’re a wine lover, a history buff, a music lover, or the outdoorsy type, there’s something for everyone to love this summer in central Ohio. Don’t miss out on these 5 events coming up in June that are sure to delight friends and family.

Columbus Crew SC Glow Run 5K

Date: June 5

Admission: $37

Location: MAPFRE Stadium

Who wouldn’t want to participate in a 5k glow run located in MAPFRE Stadium?! Light up the night with music, glow zones and a post-race party.


Summer in the 614

Date: June 6

Admission: Free

Location: Village Green in Worthington

Make your way out to The Village Green in Worthington for one fun night, as all of the best things about the area come together.


Creekside Jazz and Blues Festival

Date: June 19-21, daily hours very

Location: Gahanna, Ohio

Cost: $5-$8, Children under 12 are free

One of the most popular festivals in central, Ohio, the Creekside Jazz and Blues festival features music from over 40 artists. Bring your dancing shoes and sunscreen to maximize your enjoyment for this fun filled, 3-day festival.


35th Annual River Clean Up

Date: June 20

Admission: Free

Location: Hocking Hills Adventures

Hocking Hills is a beautiful place to spend your summer, so why not spend a day giving back at the River Clean Up?


Washboard Music Festival

Date: June 18 – 20

Admission: Free

Location: Historic Downtown Logan

Bring the whole family out to Historic Downtown Logan for activities and fun for all – not to mention great food and even better music!

Top 10 Restaurants in Columbus, OH

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Top 10 Restaurants in Columbus, OH  – It seems like there is a new restaurant popping up in the area every day. Whether you’re looking for a new date night spot, or somewhere to bring the whole family, you will have no trouble finding a new place to try. Here are ten of the top restaurants in Columbus, Ohio.


The Refectory

Price: $$$

Type: French

FOr an upscale dining experience, take your date to this beautiful and delicious French restaurant located on Bethel Road.



Price: $$

Type: American

This American-type bistro is a wonderful place to go to celebrate the next special occasion in your life.


The Thurman Cafe

Price: $$

Type: Rustic American

If you’re a hamburger lover, this one is definitely worth trying. Gather a group of friends to see who can finish the infamous Thurman Burger.


Hyde Park

Price: $$$

Type: Steakhouse

Hyde Park is a staple in Columbus and is a great place for a date night, or to celebrate your next big occasion.


Northstar Cafe

Price: $$

Type: American

With a couple of locations throughout Columbus, Northstar take local dining to a whole new level.



Price: $$

Type: Italian

Who doesn’t love a great Italian restaurant? Marcella’s not only has great food, but a number of delicious cocktails as well.


Tasi Cafe

Price: $

Type: Cafe

This casual cafe is great for a low-key morning or afternoon.



Price: $

Type: Cafe

The delicious food from Katalina is locally sourced and served in an intimate environment.


Basi Italia

Price: $$

Type: Italian

Consider Basi another hidden gem in Columbus, Ohio – with it’s delicious food and intimate environment, you can’t go wrong.



Price: $$

Type: European

Go to Mozart’s to enjoy some live music and decadent, savory dishes.


For more ideas of some of the best restaurants to check out in Columbus, visit here.

Things To Do In Central Ohio – May 2015


Things To Do In Central Ohio – May 2015 – The weather is warming up and it’s the perfect time to gather friends and family to go explore all the great stuff that Central Ohio has to offer. From music to art to environmentalism and shopping, you’re sure to find something for everyone to do this Spring in Central Ohio. Check out these 5 great events coming up in May:

Green on the Green

Date: May 9, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Worthington’s Village Green: Worthington, OH

Cost: Free

This family friendly festival is dedicated to an education in being a “greener” citizen of your community. Enjoy vendors, demonstrations, and a local plant sale.

Carpe Diem String Quartet

Date: May 24, 1p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Location: McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH

Cost: Free

While away the afternoon listening to a free family concert from the renown and innovative Carpe Diem String Quartet.

7th Annual Out of this World Fest and Free Comic Book Day

Date: May 2

Admission: Free

Location: Star Base Columbus, Westerville

Make your way out to Star Base in Westerville to come together with like-minded people for an event to celebrate Science Fiction.

Delaware Arts Festival

Date: May 16-17

Admission: Free

Location: Historic Downtown Delaware

Gather the family and head out to Historic Downtown Delaware for an open-air street festival like no other.

Sunbury Memorial Day Flea Market

Date: May 25

Admission: Free

Location: Sunbury Village Square

Things to do in Central Ohio This April


Things to do in Central Ohio This April – There are a plethora of things going on in Central Ohio this month. Whether you’re looking for an activity for the whole family, or you just want to spend a night out with friends, you will have plenty of options.


Here are five things going on near you this month…


The Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders

Thursday April 2,  7pm

Nationwide Arena

Columbus, OH

Come out and cheer for the only NHL team in Ohio!


COSI After Dark – 21+ Event

Top Secret Spycraft

Thursday April 2, 5:30-10pm

COSI Columbus

333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

COSI without kids! Tickets available for $16 at the COSI Box Office, valid photo ID required.


Backyard Science Day

Saturday April 11, 10am-4pm

COSI Columbus

333 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

COSI with the kids! Discover science you can find in your own backyard!


Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 4, 1-3pm

Camelot Cellars

958 N High St

Columbus, OH

(614) 441-8860

Cost: $5

Come grab your glass of wine and hunt for the eggs hidden around the Winery. Each egg holds a prize, and two eggs will have very special prizes valued at $50 each. Each person may collect up to 3 eggs. All glasses of wine will be $1 off their regular price during the Hunt. Must be over 21 to participate.


Urban Euphoria at Gallery 831

April 1-30, 3-9pm

831 S Front St Columbus, OH, 43206

A solo exhibit featuring original work by local artist Joss Parker.


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