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 Father’s Day Events

Central OH Fathers Day Events

This weekend is Father’s Day, the perfect time to treat Dad or Grandpa to something special. There’s always a lot happening in Central Ohio, and this weekend is no exception. I’ve got a long list of local Father’s Day events; so you’re sure to find a great Father’s Day activity in your community – whether you’re looking for something active like a run or something relaxing like a concert in the park.

And, if you’re looking for FREE Father’s Day events in Central OH, there are plenty to choose from below.

Westerville OH Father’s Day Events

Sounds Of Summer Concert Series
Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater
221 W. Main St Westerville OH
June 19 @ 6:30 pm
Conspiracy Band (Dance Band)
Enjoy a FREE concert in the park with Dad!
Learn more: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5929/35?curm=6&cury=2016

Classic Movie Series: Field Of Dreams
Everal Barn At Heritage Park
60 N. Cleveland Ave Westerville OH
June 17th
Movie begins at dusk (about 9pm)
Take Dad to see a FREE classic movie under the stars!
Learn More: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5977/35?curm=6&cury=2016

Father’s Day Bike & Breakfast
Highlands Park Acquatic Center
245 S. Spring Rd Westerville OH
June 19th 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Enjoy a family bike ride and breakfast with Dad!
See cost & details: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5983/35?curm=6&cury=2016

Columbus OH Father’s Day Events

Zoofari at Columbus Zoo
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
June 18th @ 7:30pm
This is a 21+ event.
Enjoy food & entertainment at Zoofari!
See cost & details: https://www.columbuszoo.org/home/visit/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/-in-category/categories/adult-fundraiser#/2741b532-bd2f-67d7-bdc2-ff0000bf4b43

Father’s Day At The Zoo
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
June 19th From 9am-7pm
All dads and granddads enjoy the zoo for free with the paid admission of their child or grandchild
Learn More: https://www.columbuszoo.org/home/visit/plan-your-visit/event-calendar#/778bba32-bd2f-67d7-bdc2-ff0000bf4b43

Columbus Concerts
If you’re looking for concerts in Columbus, you have a number of options to choose from. Here are lists of concerts happening this Father’s Day in Columbus, OH:


Ring Of Fire
The Music Of Johnny Cash
Studio Two, Riffe Center
Showing time throughout June
Five actor/musicians perform the music of Johnny Cash.
Find ticket cost, show times, & directions: http://catco.org/shows/2015-2016/ring-of-fire

CAPA Summer Movie Series: Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Ohio Theatre
June 18th & 19th
Take in a classic movie!
Find ticket cost, show times, & directions: http://www.capa.com/presentations/current-season-presentations/summer-movie-series-2016

Father’s Day at the Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E. Broad St. Columbus OH
June 19th from 11am-2pm
Dublin Taiko presents a traditional Japanese drumming performance at 2. The Live Fire Cooking Theater is also offering $2 gourmet hot dogs from 11am-2pm.
Find more location details: http://www.fpconservatory.org/The-Experience/Events/For-Families/Father-s-Day

Buckeye Country Superfest
Ohio Stadium Columbus OH
June 18th & 19th
Enjoy a two day country music festival!
Find more details: http://www.buckeyecountrysuperfest.com/

Rhythm On The River: The Navigators
Bicentennial Park
233 Civic Center Dr Columbus
Friday June 17th from 7:30pm-11pm
Enjoy this great local band at a FREE concert Father’s Day Weekend.
Learn more: http://www.sciotomile.com/event-listing/rhythm-on-the-river-6-17-2016/

Germania Singing & Sport Society
543 S. Front St. Columbus OH
June 19 1-3pm
Treat dad to the Schmeck (Tasting) Fest! Enjoy a culinary tour of Germany by sampling German dishes. Tickets at the door $17.
See more: http://germaniacolumbus.org/events/

Worthington OH Father’s Day Events

Worthington Arts Festival
Location: Village Green, Routes 161 and 23, Worthington, Ohio 43085
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00-6:00 and Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 11:00-5:00
This juried art show features more than 150 select fine artists and craftspeople from across the USA and some of your local favorites, exhibiting sculptures, ceramics, oils, watercolors, furniture, jewelry, fiber, glass, photography and mixed media in applied and fine arts. In addition to art, the festival includes food and beverage vendors.

Gahanna OH Father’s Day Events

Creedside Blues & Jazz Festival
Location: In the heart of downtown Gahanna on the banks of Creekside Park, Gahanna, OH
6/17-6/19: Friday from 5PM – 11PM; Saturday from 11AM – 11PM;
Sunday from 11AM to 6PM
See admission prices & more details:

Delaware OH Father’s Day Events

Spring Into Summer
Alum Creek State Park
Enjoy a variety of weekend fun for the whole family!

Paddle Palooza
Alum Creek State Park
6/19 12-4pm
FREE event for the whole family to test drive kayaks and canoes and learn how to SUP (stand-up paddleboard). Experts will be there to share information about local paddling resources and activities.

Central Ohio Symphony Summer Music Festival
Austin Manor lawn @ Elizabeth St & Central Ave Delaware, OH
June 19th 6pm
Bring dad, lawn chairs, and a picnic and enjoy the FREE concert performed by the Central Ohio Symphony Brass & Percussion.
Find more details: http://centralohiosymphony.org/schedule/summer-solstice-festival-ii-june/symphony-brass-percussion-monnett-gardens-6-19/

Hilliard OH Father’s Day Events

Historical Village
Open Sundays 1-4pm
Take dad on a tour of the 1800s authentic village chapel, one room school house, caboose, election wagon, Hilliards Station, granary, barn, covered bridge, log cabin, privy and museum.
Find details: http://www.hilliardohiohistoricalsociety.com/events/

Hilliard Historical Village Car Show
At Weaver Park, Franklin County Fairgrounds
June 18th
FREE Event! Give dad a blast from the past at the Historical Village Car Show! The show is open to the public at no charge, parking is free, and Historical Village & Museum tours are free.
Learn more & find car registration fee: http://www.hilliardohiohistoricalsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Historical-Society-Car-Show-2016.pdf

Motivation At The Station
Hilliard’s Station Park
4021 Main St Hilliard OH
June 18th at 8am
Help dad start his weekend right with FREE Saturday morning yoga & fitness fun for the whole family!
Find more details: http://www.hilliardohio.gov/play/hilliard-station-park

Hilliard Classic Half Marathon 5k 10k
Hillard Darby High School
4200 Leppert Rd Hilliard OH
June 19th 8-11am
Lace up your sneakers with dad at the 1st annual Hilliard Classic! Experienced runners, novice runners, and walkers are welcome.
Find race details: http://destinationhilliard.com/events/hilliard-classic-half-marathon-10k-5k/

Summer Concert Series: Dublin Silver Band
Norwich St Gazebo
5274 Norwich St Hilliard OH
June 19th 7pm
Enjoy a FREE summer concert with dad!
Learn more: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/2016-summer-concert-series/

Enjoy Your Central OH Father’s Day

As you can see, there’s plenty to do this weekend in Central Ohio! We here at the Rita Boswell Group wish all the fathers and grandfathers a wonderful Father’s Day!

Did we miss your Father’s Day event? Feel free to share it 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.

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 – 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!


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.

Things to do in Central Ohio: October

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Things to do in Central Ohio: October- Happy October! It’s a great time of year to spend with family and friends – there’s gorgeous fall weather, plenty of fun events and activities, and Halloween fun. So head out and pick some apples, carve a pumpkin and plan your costume, but there are also tons of fun things to do all over Central Ohio this month. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites below for you to explore. Check them out and have a great October!

Here are our top things to do during the month of October:

  • Worthington Farmers’ Market, each Saturday, 8 a.m., Downtown Worthington: Enjoy fresh seasonal produce, flowers and homemade goods at one of the largest markets in the area. See the city’s website to learn more.
  • Family Fun & Photo with Snoopy, October 12, 11 a.m., Franklin Park Conservatory: Grab the kids and head to Franklin Park Conservatory to visit the glass pumpkin patch and take a picture with Snoopy! See the conservatory’s website for more details.
  • Halloween Spooktacular, October 16, 3:30 p.m., Dublin Community Recreation Center: Have some Halloween fun in Dublin at this kid-friendly annual bash! Activities include trick or treating, a haunted trail, hay maze, crafts, photo booth and more. See the event posting for more information.
  • Beggars Night, October 31, 6 p.m., Worthington: Turn your porch light on and take the kids out for trick or treating on Beggars Night! While most parts of Central Ohio change their trick or treat date based on the day Halloween falls, Worthington always celebrates Beggars Night on October 31.
  • The Lion King, beginning October 14, Ohio Theatre: The whole family will have fun seeing this Disney favorite come to life in this fun, awe-inspiring Broadway performance! Join Simba and friends on adventures and sing along to all the songs. Click here for information and to purchase tickets.

Are you planning on attending any of these events? Tell us your favorite things to do in October by leaving a comment below.

5 Things To Do This September In Downtown Columbus

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5 Things To Do This September In Downtown Columbus – Can you believe it’s already September? This time of year, the weather is perfect and there’s plenty of fun to be had downtown! Check out our

1. Whetstone Park of Roses

Details: One of the largest municipal rose gardens in the U.S., this 13-acre park features more than 11,000 gorgeous rose bushes and specialized gardens for herbs, daffodils and perennials.

Where: 3923 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214

2. Shadowbox Live

Details: Live performers that are also your waiters and waitresses! Enjoy a meal while being entertained with performances and music.

Where: 503 South Front St., Columbus, OH 43215


Details: A fun spot for children young and old. Experience all things science. Come anytime, but be sure the check the calendar for special exhibits and shows.

Where: 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

4. Columbus Brew Adventures

Details: Columbus Brew Adventures offers small group tours of breweries, brew pubs and distilleries in Columbus.

Where: 201 West Hubbard Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215

5. Scioto Mile

Details: A waterfront park right in Columbus! Enjoy fountains, gardens, and trails winding along the Scioto Riverfront.

Where: 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH

Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events! What events are you looking forward to this month? Are you planning on attending any of these events? Comment to share with us!