Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:11:17 +0000
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZHoliday 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThere 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZHaving 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZCool places to take kids in Columbus, Ohio including low-cost and no-cost activities.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZKids 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZSpend the holidays at the Franklin Park Conservatory with gingerbread contests, the artistry of Chuck Jones and
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZMake 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZKid hands-on activities at the Columbus Museum of Art.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZWhen 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZFree Concerts in Columbus Ohio and Central Ohio
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZA full review of Columbus Commons.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZGetting 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZDeck the halls and jump in the car! These holiday activities are events you will not want to miss!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZReview of the top 5 restaurants at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZSteak is serious business in Columbus, but discovering the truly great steakhouses can take time and money. Try the six steakhouses listed below.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThere 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus has a thriving arts scene and the best thing about it is residents can participate too! Check out these hands on events and activities.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThis 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZHoliday 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe Columbus, Ohio area is filled with fun family activities on the Fourth of July. Discover parades, family activities and more to do on Indepence Day.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZHalloween celebrations last all month long in Columbus. Explore fun family-friendly Halloween events in the Columbus area and have a spooktacular time.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZDr. 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThere 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZAre 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZGetting 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZNeighborhood entertainment and demographic information for the Short North District in Columbus Ohio.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZSchool 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZApple picking is a timeless tradition and the Columbus, Ohio area has a variety of farms where visitors can spend an autumn day in the orchards.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZIt's time to rock and roll, dance and sing for this holiday season. In part 2 of the holiday arts listing we have comedy with Vaud-Vilities and crooning from the Irish Tenors.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus Zoo Manatees Columbus Ohio Central Ohio photographs pictures. Page 8.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe long gray Ohio winters can drive people crazy. I've gathered a few events and activities that will get residents out of the house for 10 bucks or less.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZFree 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17Z"Resale Row" on west 5th Avenue has some of the best thrift stores in Columbus. There's furniture, wedding
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZStumped 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.
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2016-12-10T11:11:17ZFire up the music and dash yourself with green, it's time for St. Patty's Day events and activities!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZDo 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZNorth 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe monthly Short North Gallery Hop is one of the most popular events in Columbus. Free music, late night access to the Short North Galleries and restaurant specials make it an event not to be missed.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe 12th largest school district in Ohio - Westerville City Schools complete school calendar including early release and grade card distribution dates.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus Zoo photographs Columbus Ohio Central Ohio
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZNothing 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus Ohio loves its beer and this year there are all sorts of events dedicated to beer whether craft, homebrew and more!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThere 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZTake 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZSeptember 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZStumped on what to do for the most important woman in your life? I've got a good list of Mother's Day activities and events that should help you out. A note of caution, don't wait until the last minute or you'll find yourself scrapping together a gift from the nearby gas station.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZDust 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThis 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZAn event you have to see to believe - Red, White and Boom is a must do for every Central Ohioan. Great food, music and activities for every taste, the Boom! is one of the Midwest's largest events/fireworks displays. Check out everything the event has to offer.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZPublic school funding in Ohio has been unconstitutional for over 10 years, current efforts to reform may be stalled by newly elected Ohio Governor Kasich.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZA Review of The Twisted Vine -- Wine and Cigars in Columbus
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZA listing for May events in Columbus Ohio.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZIn 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!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThings to do in April in Columbus Ohio.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZRed, 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
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe Ohio State Fair is 12 days of fun. Explore the things you need to know including dates, attractions, and tips for enjoying your day at the fair.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZColumbus plays host to a variety of experiences this and every year. Choosing one from each month was hard, but this round up show the diverse opportunities for fun, entertainment and more in our great city.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZA full review of Columbus Ohio's The Happy Greek Restaurant located in the Short North neighborhood.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZA complete listing of Easter Egg hunts and activities for Central Ohio.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThere are some tried and true traditions that must be upheld when attending the Ohio State Fair. These 5 Must-Do's are essential to any fair visit.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZPublic art in Columbus can be as elegant and sparse as a Henry Moore sculpture or as literal as the giant Christopher Columbus on Columbus State's campus. But a lot of Columbus' public art is whimsical, with just a touch of irony. Take, for example, artist Helma Groot's newest mobiles dangling at the Ohio Arts Council's Port Columbus Gateway to The Arts at the Columbus airport.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe start of school doesn't mean the end of fun. September in Columbus is always a great month to enjoy both outdoor and indoor events geared toward families with kids of all ages. Sing, Dance and Play Columbus!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZChilly 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZJazz, Rhythm and Blues and more are on tap for many 2014 events with an African American focus. Check out the diversity of the city!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZAfrican American Heritage Festival details and events.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZGet 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZIn 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZHarvest Pizzeria in German Villiage is one of those quaint German Village joints that if you haven't heard about it, you're clearly not in the circle of foodie cool kids or a German Village resident.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZDon't let cabin fever drive you mad, check out some of the fantastic arts offerings throughout Columbus this month. January is a great time to explore area museums and more!
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZIt's no secret that Columbus' weather is fickle, flaky and down right funky sometimes. You could have rain, sleet, snow, sun and wind all in the same week or the same day! On those days when you and the meteorologist aren't quite sure what is going on outside, these cool spots are fun year-round.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZThe 2011 Picnic with the Pops schedule with the Columbus Symphony.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZTAT 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZWhen 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.
2016-12-10T11:11:17ZSummer 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.