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Mega Weekend: Art Crawl, Common, Amazing Dog Show and more!

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend:  Art Crawl, Common, Amazing Dog Show and more!The Franklin County Fair turns 100 this weekend!
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Don’t let all of this rain deter you from a fabulous weekend! You’ve still got time to enter to win tickets to Echo and The Bunnymen, and Prime Social Group’s Breakaway Music Festival. Escape from the rain and join us tonight at Healthy Living Festival presented by our friends at Shipt, where you can sample great food, learn some new yoga poses, get mini-massages, explore plants, enjoy a photobooth, get skincare samples and more! Tonight at Strongwater.

Thursday
Enjoy a Fashion Luau Happy Hour with Alternative Fashion Mob. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra invites you to A Little Night Music with the Strings, at the Southern Theatre. Downtown Live features Popgun and Forest & The Evergreens. Pacesetters After Hours returns to Pizzuti Collection. There is a Reception for Melissa Vogley Woods and GCAC Award Exhibition. Tantrum Theatre continues Caroline, or Change. The Mads from MST3K! are doing a Live Movie Riffing. Check out some tractor pulls. Please Shuffle the Cards returns for another weekend. Have you shopped the South Side Farmers Market? Get your career in shape at the Career Cafe. The Heritage Music Festival begins in Mayme Moore Park. Upper Arlington is showing Jurassic World. Join the Goddesses for Good for a Happy Hour at Dempsey’s. The Bastille Day event at the Topiary Park is being moved indoors to Cristo Rey High School. The 5th Columbus Salsa Weekend begins tonight. The Reeb Ave Center hosts the South Side Family Expo tonight. Beetlejuice shows at the Ohio Theatre tonight.

Friday
Franklinton Fridays return, see puppies at the Idea Foundry, it’s finally time for The Amazing Dog Show, and enjoy new art by Alicia Jean Vanderelli. Sara E. Adrian is Art Drunk. Jazzoo begins their season at the Zoo. The Summer of Bond continues. Karate Cowboy presents ‘Make Your Own Cocktail‘ Bar. Head to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for TALES FROM THE VAULT: Celebrating 40 Years with history and highlights of comics and more. Erika Strohecker and Allie Lehman display work as part of #the100dayproject at The Wonder Jam. There’s an opening reception for Hammond Harkins newest exhibit, The Group. AFI and Circa Survive play Express Live! Dayton begins their Electronic Music Festival. Have you seen the new public art at the Pearl Market. Best of Shadowbox Live continues. There’s a free concert featuring The Navigators at Columbus Commons. Spy Kids is the feature From Book to Film movie at GFC. There are a lot of outdoor movies happening Friday night – be sure to check for weather! Rhythm on the River Presents: The Seldom Scene and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. The Young Writers Short Play Festival begins at Madlab. CAPA Summer Movies has a vamp and camp double feature. TrotCon is back in town.

Saturday
The Franklin County Fair begins and celebrates their 100th anniversary. German Village hosts their annual Art Crawl. Learn watercolor techniques with artist Yao Cheng. Picnic with the Pops presents A Symphonic Night of Hip Hop featuring Common. Nite Owl Theatre shows Labyrinth at Grandview Theater and Drafthouse. Those 16 and up will enjoy Crafternoons. The Sick World of Doctor Show returns to Shadowbox Live. See the best of avian photography at the Grange Audubon Center. Learn what flowers are edible. Dip a Norka soda in chocolate. My Best Friends Party and Disco Donnie presents : A very special edition of LeBOOM featuring: BOOGIE T. Little Beat is happening at Double Happiness. Shop the Westgate Farmers Market. Topiary Theater shows Curious George. Learn how to care for an old house’s porch. Support Hope Hollow at a Garden Party Fundraiser. Trains Across the Sea celebrates 10 years. There’s a bonsai show at the Franklin Park Conservatory. VAMP Official celebrates their grand opening in the Short North. Hand-feed birds at Oakland Nursery. Ohio Machine take on Denver Outlaws. Do yoga and enjoy tacos at Cosecha. Watch South Pacific at the Ohio Theatre.

Sunday
Game of Thrones returns – are you ready? Go on the Velvet Ice Cream Ride and Cookout. Harmonious Homestead hosts a Pop-up farm stand. Those in need should attend the Westside Community Baby Shower. Head down to Rockmill Brewery for The Campfire Sessions– Featuring Old Middle Modern. Foraged & Sown has their annual open house and farm tour. Enjoy the WesterFlora Garden Tour. Color Dash 5K is happening. The Goodale Park Music Series features The Deeptones. Shop your favorite looks from Alternative Fashion Mob’s fashion show at the Sunlight Market on Gay Street.

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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