Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:18:31 +0000
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZCool places to take kids in Columbus, Ohio including low-cost and no-cost activities.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus may be land-locked, but that doesn't mean water isn't plentiful. When Columbus families look to cool off they head to local splashparks that are long on fun and short on cost. Check out our full listing!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus Ohio is a city alive with activity for all of its residents. Some of the best places in Columbus are free including gallery hops, parks, libraries, factory tours and more. Don't miss out of all the great things to do in C-bus!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZWhen temperatures get hot the city goes on the hunt for a little relief and that means heading to any one of the four of waterparks in the Columbus Ohio area. Check out our list!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZHalloween celebration lasts all month long in Columbus with pumpkin patches, haunted houses and ghost ships and trick or treating alternatives. Don't miss the Fall Harvest Jamboree, Boo and the Zoo, 19th Century Halloween celebration at Ohio Village and Halloween-themed Kids Cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZAre your ready for more fall festival fun? October brings via Columbus, which focuses on art and innovation in Columbus and Mamapalooza - fun for the whole family. Celebrate Italian Heritage with the Columbus Italian Festival, focus on tunes and flicks at the Ohio Film and Music Festival, stir it up at the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival, make hay or salad at the Cabbage and Greens Festival and chunk some punkin' at the Circleville Pumpkin Festival.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZKid hands-on activities at the Columbus Museum of Art.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus is a great place to live and part of the reason is because there are so many romantic spots around the city. What better way to live than with the love of another? And what better way to woo another than to take an outdoorsy route? Show off your OSU engagement tradition knowledge with the Long Walk or take a stroll underneath the stars at one of parks on our list.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThere is nothing more satisfying than reaching up to pick a fresh apple from a tree on a crisp fall day. Apple picking is a timeless tradition and the Columbus Ohio area has a variety of farms where visitors can tour the farm, pick produce and learn more about how the popular fruit is grown.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThere are too many Columbus Holiday activities to list them all, but here are my picks for 2012's best events. Holiday tree lighting, free events, chorus engagements craft bazaars, Kwanzaa events and more.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZSeptember brings remembering the tragedy of September 11th through several memorials, the New Albany Classic and Grand Prix, food truck tours, Home School Days, Katy Perry, Diana Ross and PB and Jazz. Variety is not only the spice of life, it is something the Greater Columbus area does well and reflects the interests and diversity of its residents.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZFree Concerts in Columbus Ohio and Central Ohio
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus is the epicenter for great leaders in the arts. With dozens of galleries and hundreds of exhibitions yearly, Columbusites care about having a strong arts presence in the community. Often those centers for the arts offer classes to the public. You may never become Monet, but you can reach their height of your own artistic potential!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZIn September the fair and festival season in Columbus Ohio shifts into high gear with fall fun. There is something for everyone this month with Oktoberfest, the Labor Day Festival, the India Festival, tech focused viaColumbus, down home Country Living Fair, animal friendly Jack Hanna Fall Festival, soul stirring GospelFest and more.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus is a green city in more ways than one. We have plenty of public green spaces -- Metro Parks, community parks and nearby state parks. They're filled with trails, ponds, activities, and oodles of wildlife. You set the pace and choose the actvities, so a day at one of these Columbus parks is as relaxed or envigorating as you want it to be. To make the experience even better -- most park activities are free.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZDo the Time Warp again with the Shadowbox Live's Rocky Horror Picture Show. This is just one of the many Halloween events Columbus has to offer those looking for a mature night of haunting. Check out the intellectual - yet still spooky - side of paranormal events at X-Fest. There are seminars on everything from aliens and ghosts to exercising demons. Haunting tales, 5k runs and romantic Halloween canoeing round out the area's Halloween offerings.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZGetting a fresh Christmas tree is key to some holiday traditions, you don't have to go far in Columbus to find a Christmas tree farm. Don't forget to check out our safety tips and ideas on how to keep your holiday tree fresh and happy.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZA full review of Columbus Commons.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThis weekend is the Greek Festival, Rhythm on the River with Ballet Met, Short North Gallery Hop or the Labor Day Arts Festival. Spend the last weekend of summer knee-deep in Columbus fun!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZSteak is serious business in Columbus, but discovering the truly great steakhouses can take time and money. Try the six steakhouses listed below.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZHoliday lights are a great (and cheap) activity for Columbus area residents. Be sure to check out these top displays and don't forget the cocoa!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZFree and open to the public, Barnett Recreation Center's Sprayground Playground features brightly colored dumping buckets, spinning and spraying water toys and plenty of room to play on the non-slip surface.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThis free, indoor, space-themed playplace at Tuttle Mall in Columbus Ohio is perfect for children under 42 inches tall. Kids will love climbing on and through planets, sliding down a comet's tail and sitting in a U.S. space shuttle. Free Wi-Fi for parents and coffee shop nearby.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZReview of the top 5 restaurants at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZTake your Halloween haunting on the road and visit some of the most popular haunted houses in the Columbus area. Watch history and ghostly legends collide during the Statehouse tours, take the kids on a spooky pirate ship downtown at the Santa Maria or try not to faint during a Haunted Hoochie visit. Find a spooky spot near you!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThere is one day during the Ohio State Fair that every parent looks forward to - the deep discount day when kids 12 and under get in free. This same day when you buy one ride wristband you get the second rider free.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThere are so many activities and events scheduled for the Fourth of July! Free concerts of every genre of music, including the Central Ohio Symphony and Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Nostalgia reigns at Ohio Historical Village with pie eating contests in the recreated 19th Century Village. Don't forget all of the parades including the wacky Doo Dah parade in the Short North. Fireworks accompany many of the events in the evening. Be sure to check out our separate listing.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus is not only a hot spot for sports and gourmet cuisine, it also has a thriving arts scene. Sure everyone knows about the Columbus Museum of Art, but there are other museums that are not as well known. Let's explore them!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZHaving fun this December doesn't have to max out your bank account. There are plenty of free activities for Central Ohio residents including Messiah 101, craftshows and the Grand Illumination.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus Zoo Manatees Columbus Ohio Central Ohio photographs pictures. Page 8.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus Labor Day Weekend is packed with festivals, horse shows, sports (including cricket matches), art shows and more.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZNothing says holiday cheer like the arts! Music, exhibitions and more brings the sights and sounds of the season to Central Ohio. Don't miss part 1 and 3 of our listing.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZNeighborhood entertainment and demographic information for the Short North District in Columbus Ohio.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZNorth Market is chocked full of food and fun. Located in the Short North District it has 35 different vendors all gathered in one very cool place to shop, eat and explore Columbus' culinary side.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThe full 2012 CAPA Summer Movie Series featuring movies of every genre: musical Yankee Doodle Dandy, classic Saturday Morning cartoons, chick flick film Sixteen Candles and classic films The The French Connection, War of the Worlds and Guys and Dolls.
2016-09-30T11:18:31Z"Resale Row" on west 5th Avenue has some of the best thrift stores in Columbus. There's furniture, wedding
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZSpend the holidays at the Franklin Park Conservatory with gingerbread contests, the artistry of Chuck Jones and
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus has a thriving arts scene and the best thing about it is residents can participate too! Check out these hands on events and activities.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZGetting Ready for Halloween is Half the Fun! And local shops are ready to fulfill your Halloween fantasies! Don't forget area thrift stores as well, we've got tips for thrift shopping and where you can get costume rentals as well as vintage clothing.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZMake New Year's Eve fun for the whole family this year. There are several events around Columbus designed for families including parties at two area indoor water parks and First Night Columbus.
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2016-09-30T11:18:31ZA full review of Columbus Ohio's The Happy Greek Restaurant located in the Short North neighborhood.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZSummer festivals are a Columbus, Ohio staple. Here we celebrate diverse cultures - Hispanic, African American, Serbian, Asian, etc.; diverse music - Jazz, blues, alternative; and diverse foods - ribs, strawberries, tomatoes and anything that can be put on a stick or fried.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZFire up the music and dash yourself with green, it's time for St. Patty's Day events and activities!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus is a center for learning! Check out these great lectures for the month of February
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZIn Columbus Ohio, we celebrate the Fourth of July for days on end. Kicking off July 3rd with Red, White and Boom - the Midwest's Largest Fireworks Display - and filling in the weekend with local festivals, family-friendly events, free concerts and local fireworks display for the cities that make up Central Ohio. This jam-packed weekend can only be described and fun and exciting! The best thing is many of the Fourth of July events are FREE!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThere are great events this year to celebrate your love including romantic dinner opportunities, crafting for two and even a zombie event! No matter your interests, there is something in Columbus for you the whole week of love!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZA Walking Tour of Downtown Old Worthington, Ohio in Central Ohio
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZSchool supplies aren't cheap and the costs keep rising. Central Ohio families who need a little extra help are getting it with back-to-school rallies and free supply drives. Check our listing of events.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThe Ohio State Fair is 12 days of fun. Get the complete listing of dates, times, discount days, parking information, fair coupons and more.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus Ohio loves its beer and this year there are all sorts of events dedicated to beer whether craft, homebrew and more!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus is jumping on New Year's Eve! Parties and events around the city for every taste and budget and we've got a great listing right here. Masquerade parties, symphony events and more! Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus is a shopping draw for people outside of Central Ohio and it's not just for the well known shopping malls and high end retail shops. There are many popular shopping events throughout the year for every shopper's interest.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZDr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be a pivotal figure on national and world stage. Each year Americans celebrate his life and legacy through community events aimed at keeping alive King's message of equality, justice and care for all mankind. Columbus offers a variety of events including a march from City Hall to Veterans Hall, MLK Breakfast and community-wide service projects.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZHighball Masquerade on High is one of the most popular Halloween events in Columbus. Now in its sixth year, the event acts as a major fundraiser for the Short North Arts District, a showcase of local talent and a bang up party. Activities include professional and children's costume contests, giant runway show, huge tailgate party and kids' day with bounce houses, face painting, Trick or Treat stations and more.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThis vegan bakery has the chocolate chip cookies just like mom use to make - without the animal products. Committed to good food and low impact living, Pattycake Bakery is a Columbus gem.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZDust off the carving tools and get your costume ready! It's time for pumpkin patches and trick or treating! Beggar's Night falls on Halloween this year which makes it easier to remember, but school teachers may not have an easy go of it on November 1st.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThe 12th largest school district in Ohio - Westerville City Schools complete school calendar including early release and grade card distribution dates.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZIf you like food, you'll love this month's look at different ways to get involved with your food. From hands-on activities to eye opening films, this month is a wonderful time for any foodie.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZGet the biggest bang for your fair buck. Check out Ohio State money saving tips, tricks and coupons on everything from fudge to caricature portraits. Also find out more about discount days and where to buy discount fair tickets and all day ride passes.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThere is no end to holiday events in Columbus in December, whether you are looking for culinary delights, Santa-themed events or religious programming - Columbus has a little something for everyone. While there are lots of options, Columbus residents are also mindful of their budgets. Luckily there are plenty of free and low-cost events available.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZWhen it comes to art, people tend to think it's best served with moola and lots of it. This month there are fantastic exhibits to expand your mind without blowing up your wallet.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZPart three of the Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up list comes from Gateway Film Center and is all about KIDS! Cool, family-friendly movies, trick or treat gifts and Halloween themed activties!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZA listing for May events in Columbus Ohio.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZPublic school funding in Ohio has been unconstitutional for over 10 years, current efforts to reform may be stalled by newly elected Ohio Governor Kasich.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZHorror every week, all year long! Check out the December offerings for the only weekly horror film festival in the United State, located right here in Columbus, Ohio.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZHoliday movies on the big screen! Check out your favorites and experience some new ones including Elf, White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis, Gremlins, Home Alone and the Muppet Christmas Carol. With low-cost (or free admission) you can't beat this holiday experience.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZChilly weather means comfort food and if there is one thing Columbus is good at, it's good food. Expand your experience and palate this month with these fabulous foodie events.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZStumped for things to do this Valentine's Day? Check out our listing of cool events and activities around the city including wine events, funny improv comedy and a class on how to make handmade chocolates.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZDeck the halls and jump in the car! These holiday activities are events you will not want to miss!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZRed, White and Boom is the largest fireworks display in the Midwest. What people don't know is leading up to the Fourth of July festivities are events for the entire community. Food, games, live music, annual parade, taste of Boom, WNCI
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZNovember kicks off the holiday season. Thanksgiving and Veteran's Day come this month and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities Columbus has to offer. Many will begin the month with an eye on Christmas shopping in December. There's no need to cut back on activities this holiday season, there are many events that are free or darn cheap and we've picked some of the coolest.
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2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThe start of school doesn't mean the end of fun. And after spending all that dough on school supplies, families could use some good ol' fashioned, free fun. Check out this month's picks for must-do events!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThe Ohio State Fair has a host of activities and events designed especially for teens. Check out our round up.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZBreastfeeding is a great opportunity to bond with your baby while giving them their first foods. Studies have shown that breastfeeding gives babies the best start off in life. How parents nourish their child in those first months is a very personal decision and must be something that works with their family dynamic. For mothers who chose to breastfeed, it can be difficult road without encouragement and support.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZThe 2010 Lancaster Old Car Club’s spring festival and car show rolls out June 5-6. Look for antique and muscle cars, military vehicles and a 1930s reproduction filling station museum.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZKids know they can find Santa in two places this time of year - at the North Pole and at the mall. Sometimes, the mall is just not a great place to get to know the big guy. If you're angling for something big - peace on Earth, a puppy or a new whiz bang, you may need to hit Santa outside the normal environments. Check out my list of places Santa will be around town.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZDon't miss this month's line up of 'must do' events!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZTAT Ristoranted di Famiglia, located at the corner of Livingston Avenue and James Road, is a restaurant unlike any other in its immediate vicinity. This long time family - owned restaurant, nestled on the city's east side, boasts homemade Italian comfort food - something no other restaurant in the neighborhood does and does so well.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZGateway Film Center kicks off the 2013 Columbus Documentary Week with great films that covers a variety of topics including Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, the pharmaceutical industry, the Rolling Stones and a fascinating look at bees.
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZColumbus is becoming the home of the diverse palate. Foodies from around the world recognize Columbus' artisan foods, alcohols and events. This holiday season, check out what Columbus has to offer - I bet you'll be surprised!
2016-09-30T11:18:31ZFor the film buff who is tired of missing crucial independent and foreign films, the Gateway Film Center presents this month's exclusives including Spinning Plates and Go for Sisters.