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Mega Weekend – The Columbus Arts Festival, Pelotonia on the Patio, and Franklinton Fridays!

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – The Columbus Arts Festival, Pelotonia on the Patio, and Franklinton Fridays!The Columbus Arts Festival returns Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to the Scioto Mile. (Photo by Larry Hamill)
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The Columbus Arts Festival is back in action this weekend, but that’s not all! Whether you’re interested in triathalons and duathalons or you’re simply in the mood for a local beer, there’s something for everyone this weekend. Don’t forget to enter to win a pair of tickets to see Matisyahu and Stephen Marley, or a pair of 3-day passes to Breakaway Music Festival!

Get up close and personal with animals from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium this weekend at the Main Library. (Photo by Stephen Pariser.)

Thursday, June 7:

Parents looking for something for to occupy teens for the summer need look no further than the Teen Summer Workshops at The Ohio Craft Museum. Learn and give back at the Under One Roof Fundraiser. Meet a few stars from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium at the Main Library this evening! Don’t miss Pelotonia on the Patio. It’s time for food, beer, and the best canine companionship at Yappy Hour! Grab your paladin and mage and join in Dice Masters Open Play at The Guardtower. Join in a special store-wide Kroger scavenger hunt with Adulting with Yelp, tonight. Ceramics students of any level can learn and practice at this Pottery Open Studio. Take your photography know-how to the next level with Intermediate Photography Skills. Don’t miss then Spirits of Columbus Negroni Competition at Le Méridien Columbus at The Joseph. The season 2 kick-off for In Pursuit is finally here! Enjoy local comics over a glass of local wine at Comedy at Camelot. Check out comedian Guy Torry at The Columbus FunnyBone. Show off your nerd knowledge at Wizarding World Trivia at Big Bang! Have you seen Evolution Theatre’s production of Electricity, or Tantrum Theatre’s production of The Cake yet? Don’t forget, every Thursday night is Trivia Night at World of Beer

Check out the Franklinton Fridays Startup Crawl and Music Series this weekend! (Photo courtesy of Franklinton Fridays)

Friday, June 8:

Have you visited the From Book to Film free movie series at Gateway Film Center yet? Join in Fitness Yoga on the Square! Don’t miss this Ongoing Silent Auction at the Ohio Craft Museum. Take the whole family to see Hidden Figures at the Drexel for the Summer Kids Film Series. Why not check out the Summer Lunchbox Sketch Comedy? Check out the live music lineup for the Creekside Live summer concert series. Head to Hop Yard 62 for the Mad Moon Tap Takeover. There’s always something great at the Franklinton Fridays Startup Crawl. Stop by Combustion Brewing for live music with Ryan Smith. Don’t miss Red Wanting Blue at the Newport! Listen to some of the best local bands at this summer’s Franklinton Fridays Music Series. Catch the Columbus Clippers up to bat against the Buffalo Bison! Enjoy a family-friendly Square Dance at the Stratford Ecological Center. Have you seen Aspects of Love yet? Visit MadLab Theatre’s FFN Show! Head to A&R Music Bar for JTB with Nicky Liv. Laugh it up at ComedySportz Columbus at the Nest Theatre, this weekend. Experience Julian Jordan at Dahlia or try out the Awesome Comedy Open Mic at Short North Stage. Ready for more local theatre? Check out The Semi-Annuals by Carl Burgason.

Moonlight Market shopping Gay Street downtown columbus event

Moonlight Market is officially back for the season! Don’t miss out!

Saturday, June 9:

Don’t miss the annual Columbus Arts Festival! Wake up and shine for the Central Ohio Auquathon, then take time to relax and stroll through the Delaware Antique Festival. Visiting Olde Towne East? Don’t miss the Trash to Treasure Yard Sales. Young athletes are invited to participate in the Central Ohio Youth Splash-n-Dash at Alum Creek. You don’t want to miss the Clintonville Farmers’ Market! Ready to learn the ropes of backpacking? Stop by Clintonville Outfitter’s Intro to Backpacking Gear Demo at Scioto Grove Metro Park. Join Yay Bikes! for a special Simple Living bike tour. Learn how to Build Your Own Kite with Yasue Sakaoka. Bring the whole family for Storybook Village at the Ohio Village, but first, stop by Breakfast, Books, and Berry Patch. Caregivers deserve a break and a time for renewal. Give back to someone you know who actively cares for the elderly, sick, or disabled at this unique SPA-Taneous event. Check out this Artist Showcase featuring Ruby Rose Studio. Don’t miss the PBJ & Jazz Family Concerts series at the Topiary Park, this summer. Linden community members are invited to the Rock the Block party. It’s time for the Westgate Home & Garden Tour! Visit the Ohio State Fairgrounds for the Ohio Roller Derby. Don’t miss this month’s Moonlight Market on Gay Street! Check out the work of local artists at Wild Goose Creative’s Eye Feel: Worlds of Color and Wonder. Head down to Obetz for lacrosse with the Ohio Machine vs Chesapeake Bayhawks. Celebrate Pride at the ABSOLUTly Fabulous Pride party at Trism, or hit the dance floor for Hayley Kiyoko’s Expectations North American Tour. Don’t miss Terror From The ’80s #10: Tobe’s Terrors.

Don’t miss this weekend’s exciting lineup of Columbus Clippers games! Check out the full Columbus Underground calendar for more dates.

Sunday, June 10:

If you missed Saturday’s Auquathon, here’s your chance to try the Central Ohio Triathlon & Duathlon Challenge. Or, enjoy the water at a slightly slower pace at the Jackson Kayak Demo. If you enjoyed the Columbus Arts Festival on Saturday, and you’d like to find more great, local works, check out the Columbus Summer Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show in Hilliard. Sundays are perfect for strolling through the Franklin Park Conservatory’s Blooms & Butterflies exhibit or checking out the new Children’s Garden. Wind down before the week begins at 16-Bit Bar+Arcade‎’s Shorty Summer Vacation, or Brewga: Craft Yoga at Endeavor Brewing. Why not stop by Wolf’s Ridge Brewing for this Craft and Draft Tour with Columbus Brew Adventures. Take a walk and enjoy the Old Oaks Home and Garden Tour. Everyone should have the chance to enjoy art. That’s why The Ohio Craft Museum will host this audio-described touch tour for the visually impaired. Check out this documentary at Grandview Cinema and Draft House. You’ve still got time to see the Columbus Clippers take on the Buffalo Bison! Why not Learn to Prepare Chicken Tikka Masala and Jeera Rice with Create Your Curry? Experience Steve Earle & The Dukes or The Record Company.


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