Central OH Summer Events 2016

Central OH Summer Events 2016

It’s officially summer! The days are longer, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a summer concert or movie.

Check out our collection of 2016 Central OH summer events below. Browse by area to find things to do in your community. We’ve included everything from fun runs to TEDx, so you’re sure to find summer fun!

Westerville OH Summer Events

Family Concert Series
An ongoing event
June 22: Westerville Concert Band
June 29: Family Zumba Fun
July 6: The Great Randini (Magic)
July 13: Matt Jergens (Juggler)
July 20: Endless Recess (Kids Music)
July 27: No Strings Attached (Puppets by Alcott Teachers)
Aug 3: Storytelling with Candace
Get Details: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5951/35?curm=6&cury=2016

Relay For Life Of Westerville
Westerville North High School
June 25-26 3pm-9am

Westerville Parade & Fireworks
July 4th
Get Location & Event Details:

2016 Westerville Music & Arts Festival
Friday July 8: Uptown Westerville
July 9-10: Heritage Park, Westerville

Highlands Park Aquatics Center
245 S. Spring Rd Westerville OH
7/16/2016 12-8pm

25th Annual WesterFlora Garden Tourcana flower
July 17, 2016 1-7pm
Get Details: http://www.westerflora.com/

Golf Outing 2016
July 25
View Agenda & Registration Info: http://www.westervillechamber.com/events/details/golf-outing-2016-2461

Women’s Self Defense Class
64 E. Walnut St. Westerville OH
July 30, 2016
Learn More & Register: http://www.westerville.org/services/police/community-services/women-s-self-defense

Community Line Dance
Westerville Community Center
350 N. Cleveland Ave. Westerville OH
8/19/2016 7-9pm
See details: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5997/35?curm=8&cury=2016

Highlands Park Aquatic Center
245 S. Spring Rd Westerville OH
Sunday 8/28/16 10am
View Info: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5999/35?curm=8&cury=2016

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
350 Park Meadow Rd Westerville OH
Saturday 9/10/16 8am-2pm

Cops & Kids Day
Westerville Sports Complex
325 N. Cleveland Ave Westerville OH
9/11/16 12-4pm

Lewis Center OH Summer Events

Triathlon For Hoperunners
Alum Creek State Park
Lewis Center Road Lewis Center, OH
June 25 7-9:15am
Details & Registration: http://www.greenswell.com/event/triathlon-for-hope/

Central OH Multisport Festival
Alum Creek State Park
Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, OH
June 26 7:30am-9pm
Details & Registration: http://www.greenswell.com/event/central-oh-multisport-festival/

Olentangy Summer Bash
Olentangy Braves Stadium
675 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, OH
July 2, 1016
Get Event Info: http://celebratecommunity.tv/

Dublin OH Summer Events

City of Dublin Independance Day Celebration
July 4, 2016
Find event schedule:

Dublin Irish Festival
August 5-7, 2016
Find Details & Get Tickets:

Columbus OH Summer Events

JAZZOO Concert Series
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
7/15, 7/22, 8/5, 8/12 8-10pm
Learn More: https://www.columbuszoo.org/home/visit/plan-your-visit/event-calendar#/c9f5bc32-bd2f-67d7-bdc2-ff0000bf4b43

Ross Tri Fit Challenge Triathlon & DuathlonCentral OH Running Event
Antrim Park
5800 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH
July 24th
Event Details: http://www.greenswell.com/event/ross-tri-fit-challenge-triathlon-duathlon/

Pelotonia 2016
351 W. Nationwide Blvd Columbus OH

2016 U.S. Senior Open Championship
Scioty Country Club
2196 Riverside Dr. Columbus OH
August 8-14, 2016

Columbus Food Truck Fest
August 12-13th
View Event Details: http://columbusfoodtruckfest.com/

Craft Brew At The Zoo
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
August 26 6-11pm

Clunger Beats 5000 5K
Ohio State University
August 28 10am-12pm

Steps For Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk
September 18 8:30am-11am

Powell OH Summer Events

Powell Festival
Village Green, Powell OH
June 24 2016

Powell Sertoma Cruise In & Pig Out
August 14, 2016

Delaware OH Summer Events

July 4th Beach Party
Alum Creek State Park
July 1-4

Dave Staley Adult & Youth Triathlon
Mingo Park
500 E. Lincoln Ave Delaware OH
July 9, 2016 7am-11am

MingoMan Triathlon & Duathlon
Delaware State Park
5202 US HWY 23 N Delaware, OH
July 10 7:30am-9am

Alum Creek Car Show
August 13, 2016

Labor Day Campout
Alum Creek State Park
Sept 3, 2016

All Horse Parade
Fairgrounds, Delaware, OH
Sept 11, 2016 3pm

Delaware County Fair
Sept 17-24 2016

Upper Arlington OH Summer Events

Music In The Parks
Amelita Mirolo Barn in Sunny 95 Park
4395 Carriage Hill Ln Upper Arlington OH
Thursdays 7-8:30pm FREE

Movie In The Park
Thompson Park
South Shelter off of McCoy Rd Upper Arlington OH
Find Dates & Showtimes http://www.uaoh.net/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=3091

Fourth Of July
Parade, Party, Fireworks in U.A.
Find Details: http://directors1933.uaca.org/wordpress/events/independence-day/

Summer Celebration 2016
Thompson Park
4250 Woodbridge Upper Arlington OH
July 21, 2016 6-9pm
See Details: http://www.uaoh.net/egov/apps/events/calendar.egov?view=detail;id=1342

OSU Ross Heart Hospital’s Trifit Challenge Triathlon
Starting at Antrim Park
July 24, 2016 6:30-11am
Get Race Details: http://www.uaoh.net/egov/apps/events/calendar.egov?view=detail;id=2309

Tri-Village Chamber Partnership: Taste of UA
Northam Park
2070 Northam Rd Upper Arlington OH
August 4, 2016 3:30-8:30pm

Golden Bear Bash
Tremont Center
September 4, 2016 6:30-11pm

Labor Neighbor Day
Monday, Sept 5 2016
Find event details & location info: http://directors1933.uaca.org/wordpress/events/labor-neighbor-day/

Upper Arilington Labor Day Arts Festival
2070 Northam Rd Upper Arlington OH
Sept 5 2016

Nationwide Children’s Championship
Ohio State University Golf Club
3605 Tremont Rd in Upper Arlington
September 19-25, 2016

Hilliard OH Summer Events

All Ohio Reptile Show
Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia St. Hilliard OH
6/26, 8/20, 9/17 9am-3pm

Hilliard Ohio Historical Village
Weaver Park, Downtown Old Hilliard
Open Sundays through Aug 29 from 1-4pm
Find details: http://www.hilliardohiohistoricalsociety.com/events/

Tuesdays in Old Hilliard
Free Live Music by Local Bands, Bring your blanket, chair and dinner
Pavilion, corner of Norwich and Columbia Streets
Tuesdays 6/14-8/16 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Food Truck Thursdays!
Hilliard’s Station Park
Thursdays through Sept 1 from 11-1

Motivation At The Station
Hilliard’s Station Park
4021 Main St Hilliard OH
FREE Saturday Morning Yoga through Aug 6th Starting at 8am
Find more details: http://www.hilliardohio.gov/play/hilliard-station-park

Celebration At The Station
Hilliards Station Park
Summer Concert Series Through Aug 4th
Concerts begin at 6pm
See info: http://www.hilliardohio.gov/play/upcoming-events

Flicks On The Bricks
Hilliard’s Station Park
Summer Movies
6/24 & 7/29
Find details & show times: http://www.hilliardohio.gov/play/upcoming-events

July 4th Hilliard Parade
Franklin County Fairgrounds
View parade & fireworks details: http://destinationhilliard.com/events/july-4th-hilliard-parade/

Party On The Patio
Old Hilliard – Main & Norwich St.
From 6pm-11:30pm
July 9th: http://destinationhilliard.com/events/party-on-the-patio-4/
Aug 13th: http://destinationhilliard.com/events/party-on-the-patio-5/
Sept 10th: http://destinationhilliard.com/events/party-on-the-patio-6/

Franklin County Fair
July 16 – July 23

Cow Town 5K & 10K Run/Walk
Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia St Hilliard OH
7/16/2016 6pm-8:15pm

Christmas In July
Hilliard East Pool
4450 Schirtzinger Rd Hilliard OH
July 23 2016 10pm

TEDx Hilliard
Hilliard Bradley Performing Arts Center
2800 Walker Rd Hilliard OH
August 2 2016

Taste Of Hilliard & Business Expo
Makoy Center
5462 Center St Hilliard OH
8/3/2016 4:30-7pm

Bubble Run (Almost Sold Out!)
Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia St Hilliard OH
Aug 6 2016
Race details: http://www.bubblerun.com/upcoming-locations/columbus-oh/

Insane Inflatable 5k
Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia St Hilliard OH
Aug 13-14 2016
Race details & registration: http://insaneinflatable5k.com/columbus-oh/

Car Show
Ten Pin Alley
5499 Constitution Blvd Hilliard OH
Aug 20, 2016 11am-3pm

Color In Motion 5K
Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia St. Hilliard OH
August 27, 2016
Race details & registration: http://www.colorinmotion5k.com/#!columbus/xmz8t

Old Hilliardfest
Main & Norwich Hilliard OH
Sept 10, 2016 10am-8pm

9-11 Rememberance
First Responders Park
Main Street @ Center Street Hilliard OH
Sept 11, 2016 7pm-8pm

The Great Inflatable Race
Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia St Hilliard OH
Sat Sept 24, 2016 9am-1pm

Worthington OH Summer Events

Worthington Hills Fourth Of July
Friday July 1 – Monday July 4
Find Schedule of Events & Locations: http://www.worthingtonhills.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=12

Galena OH Summer Events

Galena Square
Aug 27, 2016 11am-11pm

Gahanna OH Summer Events

Creekside Live
Creekside Plaza
117 Mill St Gahanna OH
June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug 12, Aug 26
Concert times: http://gahannaprf.org/event/creekside-livejune-24-2016/

Creekside Hops & Vines Fest
Creekside Park & Plaza
Saturday Sept 10 6:30-10pm
Get Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-creekside-hops-vines-fest-tickets-25286509631?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

New Albany OH Summer Events

Concert On The Commons
NAHS Library Commons
7600 Fodor Rd New Albany OH
Sunday June 26th 7:30pm

Sneakers & Scavengers 2016 – A Family Walk Program
Meet at the Heit Center
150 West Main St. New Albany OH
Sundays through July 31st 4-5pm

New Albany Independence Day 5K
Market Square New Albany
7/4/16 8am
Toddler Crawl, Kid’s Fun Run, Walk/Run

4th of July Parade
Market Square
7/4/16 from 10:30-11:30am

Fireworks! New Albany 4th of July Evening FestivalCentral OH Fireworks
New Albany High School Green
Green Space
7600 Fodor Rd
New Albany OH
7/4/16 6:30-9:30pm
Find Details:

The Lion King JR
The McCoy Center For The Arts
100 W. Dublin Granville Rd New Alabny OH
July 7-10
Find show times & ticket info: http://www.newalbanyarts.org/

Taste Of New Albany 2016
Market Square New Albany OH
7/31/16 4:30-8:30pm

Wesley Charity Golf Classic
New Albany Country Club
One Club Lane New Albany OH
Register by 8/1/2016

DogFest Walk ‘N Roll Columbus
Market Square New Albany OH
8/27 9-11:30am

New Albany Walking Classic
200 Market Square New Albany OH
9/11 8am-2pm

New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix
Wexner Residence
4584 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd New Albany OH
Sunday 9/25 10am-5pm

Golf For The Arts
New Albany Country Club
One Club Lane New Albany OH
9/26/16 at 11am

Sunbury OH Summer Events

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show Re-enactment
Uptown & JR Smith Park Sunbury OH
June 25th 4pm

Bicentennial Bash
Three days of events in Sunbury

Hot Dog Eating Contest (part of Bicentennial Bash)
Gazebo On The Square in Sunbury
July 2 11:30am-12:30pm

Freedom 5K Walk/Run (part of Bicentennial Bash)
July 4 9am-11am

Movies On The Square
Sunbury Square
Free Summer Movie Series
-Captain America Winter Soldier: July 16 9-11pm
-Rudy: August 20 9-11pm

Sunbury Sizzle & Sounds
Food & Music Festival
At Sunbury Square
August 27 11am-11pm

Find Things To Do In Central OH

Looking for more things to do? Here are some places to check out for regular activities to enjoy:

Columbus Commons

Columbus Zoo

Columbus Museum of Art

Perkins Observatory (Delaware)

Richard M. Ross Art Museum (Delaware)

Alum Creek State Park

Hidden Valley Golf Course (Public)
Oakhaven Golf Club (Public)

What Did We Miss?

Did we miss an event or activity? Feel free to share the event name, location, and link in the comments.

Central OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

Ah Memorial Day Weekend – for most people, this is the unofficial start of summer.  This three day weekend kicks off summer time events and activities. In Central Ohio, there’s plenty of things to do this weekend. Whether you’re searching for memorials, family fun, or both, we’ve got the events you’re looking for.

Westerville OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

8th Annual Field of Heroes
Many activities and programs all awekend including memorials, concert, and the Field of heroes 5k Run/Walk.
Learn more: http://www.fieldofheroes.org/program.htm

Opening Day at Highlands Park Aquatic Center
Aquatic Center Offers Fun Events Throughout Summer

Powell OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

5/30 @ 10am – 12:30pm
Memorial Day Parade
Parade will begin at Grace Drive.
Ceremonies follow at Greater Powell Veterans Memorial

Hilliard OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

5/28 @ 9am
Members of the American Legion memorial Post 614 will meet with local firfighters and Boy Scouts to place flags on verteran’s graves.
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
3225 Dublin Rd
Hilliard OH

5/29 @ 9am
Motorcyle riders meet for a Poker Run at Bankshot Billiards.
3626 Main St Hilliard
Registration is at 9am
Bikes ride out at 11am
Cost: $20 or $25 with rider
Food & entertainment provided at the end
Email bi1056@hotmail.com to learn more

5/30 @ 11am
The VFW and American Legion posts of Hilliard will observe Memorial Day with a ceremony at Wesley Chapel Cemetery at 11:00AM

Galena OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

5/30 @ 1pm
Services at Village Square and Galena Cemetery.

Gahanna OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

5/27 @ 6:30 pm
Friendship Park
150 Oklahoma Ave., Gahanna
In collaboration with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Gahanna Parks & Rec will present the Gahanna Story Trail. Part of the Gahanna Library’s Summer Reading Program, this trail will encourage families to enjoy the outdoors through reading.

5/30 @ 11:30am
At the bridge near Granville and Mill Streets in Gahanna

5/30 @ 12pm
At Mifflin Cemetery in Gahanna

5/30 @ 1pm
Veterans Memorial Park
181 Granville St Gahanna
Brick Placing Ceremony

New Albany OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

5/28 @ 8am
Benefiting injured veterans
Philip Heit Center For Healthy New Albany
150 W. Main St. New Albany OH
View full details including registration info, event schedule, and route options: http://r2r.convio.net/site/TR/Cycling/General?pg=entry&fr_id=1150

5/30 @ 9:45am
At Maplewood Cemetery

Worthington OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

5/30 @ 6am
Worthington Memorial Day Salute
Begins with a rifle salute, followed by a cannon salute

Memorial Day Parade @ 10am
Parade begins on E. Dublin-Granville Rd and proceeds south on High Street to Cemetery Drive. Parade will conclude with a ceremony around noon at the Circle of Honor
Walnut Grove Cemetery 5561 Milton Ave.
Guest Speaker: Lt. Col. Robert “Buck” Bramish
Sponsored by the American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239.

Sunbury OH Memorial Day Weekend Events

5/30 @ 10:30am
Service at J.R. Smith Park followed by a parade to Sunbury Memorial Park

5/30 @ 1am-5pm
Sunbury Memorial Day Flea Market
Sunbury Village Square
Cherry Street and Route 37
Sunbury OH 43074

Memorial Day: A Day Of Remembrance

On this Memorial Day, while you’re enjoying the beautiful weather and events with family and friends, remember our nation’s fallen heroes too.

We at the Rita Boswell Group – Keller Williams Capital Partners appreciate the sacrifice made by those who have fought and died for our country. We wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day!

On This Memorial Day
By Emily Toma

Remember those who served before.
Remember those who are no more.
Remember those who serve today.
Remember them as we eat and play.
Remember our protectors-
who are not home today.
Remember them all on Memorial Day.

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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Best Dessert Places in Columbus, OH

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Best Dessert Places in Columbus, OH

There are new restaurants popping up in the Columbus area every day, but where do you go if you just want what comes after the meal? There are a number of great dessert places in the area, and whether you’re in the mood for cake and cookies, or ice cream, you’ll have no trouble finding what you’re looking for. Here are five of the best dessert places in Columbus, Ohio.

Pistacia Vera

Brunch may be served daily, but it’s the delicious treats that make people want to come back for more. The macarons are the best in the area and if you’ve never tried one before, the time is now. You’ll never want a different treat once you try some of the goodies on this menu.

Pattycake Bakery

This one is calling to all of the vegans in the area. Not vegan? Not a problem. You won’t regret going to Pattycake Bakery the next time you’d like to indulge.


This little Austrian bakery and piano cafe is perfect for a casual dessert date with friends or your significant other. With outdoor seating, it’s the perfect place to spend a weeknight. Mozart’s is home to decadent pastries, in addition to some of the best entrees you’ll taste in the area – it’s not just a place for dessert.


Sugardaddy’s in Polaris will satisfy any sweet tooth you may think you have. The brownies are to die for, along with the plethora of decadent desserts. if you need a gift basket for your next special occasion, spoil your loved one with amazing desserts from Sugardaddy’s.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

No Columbus dessert list would be complete without Jeni’s. With ten different locations throughout the Columbus areas, you can always find a Jeni’s nearby. These unique ice cream flavors will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you wanting to try every other flavor on the menu.

For more information on some of the best dessert places in the area, visit here.

Highligh: A Treehouse in Columbus


Highlight: A Treehouse in Columbus

What do you do when you find the perfect house lined with old shade trees? Build a treehouse!

That’s exactly what Mike and Jamie O’Leary did when they found their home in Clintonville, Ohio. All they needed was the right sized yard, an old tree that was big enough, and they were able to accomplish their dream.

It’s not just for kids, either! “I do yoga up there occasionally,” says Jamie.

Before this, they were living in Italian Village in a small industrial loft, so they really wanted to find something more “family friendly.” Although they loved living in Italian Village, they needed something more practical for kids.

The O’Leary’s wanted a place that kept them near certain things, such as parks, farmers’ markets, and libraries.

After a year of looking, they finally made a decision on the Clintonville house.  They adorned their home with pieces from Grandview Mercantile, IKEA, Clintonville online Facebook groups, Etsy, and Wholly Craft.

After moving around from Philadelphia, to D.C. and New York, they settled on Columbus to be closer to both of their families and found an amazing food and beer scene in central Ohio.

Mike aims to soundproof the garage for space to practice with his band, We Are The Movies, make the porch an art room for his daughter, finish the attics, clean up the yard with some landscaping, and making some improvements to the basement.

The O’Leary’s are very happy with their decision in Clintonville, as it is very kid-friendly and Clintonville did just top Columbus Underground’s reader poll as the Best Neighborhood of 2014. Let’s see if it can keep it’s title in 2015!

Do you spend any time in Clintonville, Ohio? Let us know in the comments below!

Things to do in Central Ohio This March

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Things to do in Central Ohio This March – 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.

1. Jig Thursdays

When: March 6

Admission: Free to attend

On the first Thursday of the month make your way out to Historic Dublin for Jig Thursdays. There will be a plethora of music, arts, casual shopping and upscale dining throughout the area.

2. 2015 Dublin Ohio St. Patrick’s Celebration

When: March 14

Admission: Free to attend

It’s time for the greenest day of the year in one of the most festive cities in Ohio – Dublin! Make your way out to Historic Dublin with the whole family for the annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

3. Westerville Symphony Orchestra Masterworks II

When: March 15

Admission: $20 – $25

For a unique date night out, grab your significant other and head out to Cowan Hall at Otterbein College Theatre. You will have the opportunity to hear the beautiful sounds of Copland, Milhaud, Ibert and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring guest pianist Richard Lopez and Peter Stafford Wilson.

4. Mac Worthington: Urban Sprawls

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays this month

Admission: Free

Make your way out to the Dublin Arts Center for what is sure to be a beautiful exhibition. Columbus-based artist Mac Worthington exhibition will feature a series of abstract and expressionistic cityscape paintings.

5. The Street Players

When: Fridays this month

Admission: Free to attend

Gather some friends and make your way out to LaScala for live music, dancing and what is sure to be a great night of fun. There will be first-come, first-served seating available in the Martini Lounge, with all-night Happy Hour specials for all.


For more information on all of the great events and activities available to you in Central Ohio, visit here.

5 Romantic Restaurants in Columbus


5 Romantic Restaurants in Columbus, Ohio

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and that means it’s time to plan how you’re going to spend the most romantic day of the year. If you’re looking to have a delicious meal in the Columbus area, there are some amazing restaurants to choose from – but where do you start? No matter what kind of cuisine you’re craving on Valentine’s Day, there’s something in Columbus to suit your taste.

Below are ten of our top picks for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Bon appétit!

  1. Mitchell’s Ocean Club: With delicious signature drinks, warm environment and amazing steakhouse cuisine, this Cameron Mitchell restaurant is perfect for steak and seafood lovers. Be sure to make reservations beforehand!
  2. Akai Hana: Are you craving sushi for your romantic night out? This restaurant in Upper Arlington is just the ticket with authentic Japanese sushi, a fun and exciting atmosphere and excellent service. Be sure to try the scallop roll or the Dragon roll!
  3. Hubbard Grille: Located in the popular Short North arts district, this American-style bistro serves modern takes on your favorites in a low-key, social setting. Perfect for a more casual Valentine’s Day dining experience!
  4. Cooper’s Hawk Winery: Pair your delicious, romantic dinner with a glass (or bottle) of wine from this fantastic winery! Ask your server for a great wine pairing for your meal, and prepare to end with dessert!
  5. The Melting Pot: Fondue for two? Yum! Share a pot along with some drinks, then have some chocolate fondue for dessert. What a unique Valentine’s dinner!

Where is your favorite place to have a romantic evening out? Share it with us in a comment below!

Things to do in Central Ohio – February

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Things to do in Central Ohio This February – February might be the shortest month of the year, but there is definitely no shortage of things to do in the area. From family-friendly activities to adults-only nights out, Central Ohio has it all. Here are five things going on near you this month.

1. emerging: An Annual Exhibition of Student Art

When: February 3 – 13

Admission: Free

Bring the whole family out to the Dublin Art Center to celebrate the artistic abilities of local students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, who participate in summer ARTcamps. It will be a great celebration of students and community.

2. Paradise Island

When: Fridays this month

Admission: Free to attend

Leave the kids at home and gather a group of friends for a fun Friday night out on the town. Paradise Island will be on from 9 – midnight and there will be happy hour specials all night long.

3. McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra

When: February 8

Admission: $12 – $25

For a beautiful Sunday afternoon experience, make your way out to the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington. You will have the opportunity to hear classical pieces in the intimate setting of our Bronwynn Theatre.

4. I’ll Eat You Last

When: February 12-22

Admission: $25 – $30

Gather a group of friends and head out to The Garden Theater for a conversation with Sue Mengers. In the height of her reign, Mengers made her career simply by uttering an invitation to one of her memorable dinner parties, which she will share with the intimate audience.

5. Eddie Pollina Band

When: Fridays this month

Admission: Free to attend

The Eddie Pollina Band is coming to Dublin, so bring your significant other for a fun and thrilling date night out on the town. The band will be playing all night long with happy hour prices on drinks in the lounge.

For more information on all of the great events and activities available to you in Central Ohio, visit here.

How To Sell Your Home in 2015


How To Sell Your Home in 2015

If you’re thinking about selling your home in 2015, you’re in luck – it’s predicted that the real estate market will make it easier to buy and sell, with more options and buyers than last year. For first time sellers, preparing and putting your home on the market is often an overwhelming and stressful process. It’s difficult to know where to start, what to do and what’s the best way to do it. That’s why we’ve put together this guide with a number of tips for everything from home improvement, selecting a realtor and staging your home.

With this as a starting point, you’ll be sure to have your home sold in no time. Happy selling!

5 Tips to Sell Your Home in 2015:

  • Know who’s looking and how much your home is worth. It’s predicted that 2015 will be a popular year for first-time home buyers. Many Millenials delayed buying when the recession hit, but many are now starting families and looking to purchase their first home. Make sure to prepare your home to attract this demographic, and know how much other homes in your neighborhood are worth.
  • Find a qualified real estate agent to work with you. The right agent can offer valuable knowledge, negotiate with potential buyers in your favor and guide you in the right direction. Ask your friends, neighbors and family for recommendations of real estate agents, or search online at reputable sites such as realtor.com. Attend open houses to see a potential agent in action and get a feel for how they do business.
  • Make your home sale-ready. This often means repairing, remodeling or staging for sale. The first step is to de-personalize the house. You may love the trendy colors, but neutral walls let prospective buyers can imagine the place as their own. Pack away family photos, knick-knacks and other personal items, make minor repairs like cleaning top to bottom and remove all the clutter that’s on your coffee table, kitchen counters and end tables, as well as anything you don’t need from your shelves. Your real estate agent will be able to give you more specific instructions for how to get your home ready for showing.
  • Get a professional home inspection. Most buyers will get a home inspection before signing any papers. Should they find anything serious, the buyer may offer less for your home than you were expecting. Prepare for this by taking care of any minor repairs before putting your home on the market and having your own inspection done. This way you can be aware of any problems and consider them when determining your asking price.

We hope these tips will help you sell your home this year. Leave a comment us below, or contact us if you have any questions!

Things to do in Central Ohio – January

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Things to do in Central Ohio – January There are so many things going on in the Central Ohio area this month, so ring in the new year with all of the events and activities available to you. No matter what you’re looking for, you will have no trouble keeping your time occupied. Here are five things going on near you this month.

1. The John Schwab Band

When: The first Friday of the month

Admission: Free to attend

Leave the kids at home and gather your friends for a night out on the town. Live music and happy hour prices are a great way to wind down after a long week, so make your way out to LaScala for a good time.

2. Worthington Historical Society Antiques Show

When: Saturdays and Sundays this month

Admission: $8

Whether you’re into antiquing or not, this will definitely be a not-to-miss antiques show. There will be an amazing selection of high-quality items available for purchase with a number of new exhibitors.

3. MAC Short Film Night

When: January 7

Admission: Free

If you’re looking for a different way to spend your date night, this is definitely worth checking out. You will have the opportunity to view locally made and inspired films at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington.

4. Hear & Now Author Series: Marja Mills

When: January 29

Admission: $5 – $10

Make your way out to the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington to hear from Marja Mills. She will share tales of her life in Alabama, living next door to the amazing author Harper Lee.

5. Westerville Symphony Orchestra Tunes and Tales

When: January 31

Admission: Free

If you have children between the ages of 3 and 8, this is perfect and directed towards them; however, no matter how old your kids are bring them out to the Westerville Public Library. The library, in partnership with Westerville Symphony Orchestra, will present an integration of musical adventure and storytelling, Ferdinand the Bull.

For more information on all of the great events and activities available to you in Central Ohio, visit here.