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Mega Weekend – 50 Plus Things To Do This Summer Weekend!

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Weekend time is here again. Schools are letting out, summer is in full swing! Pools are open! Festivals are every weekend. What’s in your plans? Get tickets to try Wolf’s Ridge Beers paired with Velvet Ice Creams at the Beer + Ice Cream Block Party.

Thursday
The new Midwest Burlesque and Rockabilly Weekend begins. CATCO presents I Do! I Do! The Actors’ Theater continues performances of Julius Caesar. Are you headed to the Nelsonville Music Festival? Hot Chicken Takeover Clintonville has tickets for a sneak peek. St James Tavern hosts a Rainbow Tap Takeover to kick off Pride Month. The South Side Farmers Market begins. COSI’s After Dark is art themed. Bash at the Barn is happening at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Take a history walk through Goodale Park. See A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nerd out at the Columbus Science Pub. Short North Stage begins Angels in America, part one. Dahlia has more Thursday House. Enjoy The Memorial Tournament.

Friday
The Pearl Market opens their season, downtown on Pearl Alley. Cause Collaborative returns. Enjoy the Newark Strawberry Festival through Sunday. Get some Georgia peaches from The Peach Truck, on tour throughout Columbus. Take a tour of the Rooftop Garden on the Lazarus building. The Black Radish Creamery in North Market celebrates with a Grand Opening. Hammond Harkins opens a new exhibit, Far Resolutions. Enjoy a Southern Charm Dinner Party at The Kitchen. Zassy’s Treasures hosts their Summer Barn Sale. Try 10 wines for $15 at Hills Market Downtown. Sharon Weiss Gallery has new works by artist Steven Walker. Good Morning Bedlam plays The Walrus. Joey Monsoon shows new work at Lindsay Gallery. Guilty Pleasures is in its final weekend at Shadowbox Live. Rhythm on the River begins with performances by The Blind Boys of Alabama and MojoFlo. Go dance at Release. Are you headed to the Bunbury Music Festival?

Saturday
Shop the Short North Area Neighborhood Yard Sales and stop by the Hubbard Bazaar to enjoy sales, cool finds, shaved ice, coffee, and free samples of Outsiders Pizza to refuel you for the day! The Summer Reading Club kicks off at the Main Library. Celebrate Wonder Woman Day at The Laughing Ogre or Comic Town. The World Naked Bike Ride is happening. Try the Chicken and Beer Festival. The new African American Cultural Festival is happening on the Long Street Cultural Wall. Enjoy the Central Ohio Multisport Festival. Angela Meleca Gallery exhibits Sean Foley’s first works in twenty years in Melancholia. Hunt for ghosts at the Ohio Reformatory. Gray Matters continues at Wexner Center. Peony sales continue at Red Twig Farms. The Pizzuti Collection has a Family Day. Enjoy a Rally in the Alley in Weinland Park. Tell Councilmember Stinziano what’s on your mind. Watch the two act drama Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Go to Summer 614 in the Commons. It’s Gallery Hop in the Short North. Stop by Pursuit for their concert series featuring CAAMP. Enjoy Local ‘n Live in the Gateway. Experience 50 Pieces of Black Gold. Dance party Get Right celebrates their 10th anniversary. Shop your Farmers Markets.

Sunday
Enjoy the Tour of Franklinton Cycling Race. Peddler’s Picnic begins at the North Market. Check out the Jeni’s Strawberry Jam. Make plans to go to the new IKEA. Sigur Ros plays the Palace. See homes in Bexley. See the Blooms & Butterflies. Lineage Brewing is the place for Drinking with Scissors. Do a Yoga Brunch at The Kitchen with Native Cold Pressed. Polaris Fashion Place hosts the Made Local Marketplace. CityMusic hosts a benefit concert. Everclear plays Express Live!

Make sure to check events for weather delays/cancellations! There’s always more in the Events Calendar! If you have something you want to highlight, post it in the comments!

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