Know Your Neighborhood: Things to Do in Hilliard
Located between Big Darby Creek on the west and the Scioto River on the east, the city of Hilliard has a mix of residential and commercial development. Several of the city’s historic buildings remain standing, including its original train station located at Weaver Park, and several residences along Norwich Street in the historic district.
But Hilliard isn’t just old buildings and developments. As one of the top six fastest growing cities in Central Ohio, there are quite a few exciting things to do. Continue reading on for more things to do in Hilliard:
Try Local Cakes, Coffee, and Cafés
Hilliard is home to local favorites like Crumbz Cakery, Coffee Connections, and The Olive Tree, to name just a few. Coffee Connections is housed in a repurposed residence, making for a cozy and inviting place to hang out. Crumbz Cakery has a similar atmosphere, decked with pink walls to match the sweetness their treats offer. Or try The Olive Tree Mediterranean Café for fresh-baked spanikopita, baklava, and other Middle Eastern dishes.
Visit the One and Only Early Television Museum
The largest collection of vintage television sets is the U.S. can be found in Hilliard. View pre-World War II mechanical TV sets all the way through to the early color sets of the 1950s. The collection is all made possible by the Early Television Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of early television technology. Find more information on its website.
Attend Summer Festivals
Hilliard is home to a number of festivals, including the WAG! Festival, the “largest dog event in the Midwest” complete with educational seminars for owners and fun water activities for pets.
The Franklin County Fair has been held in Hilliard for more than 100 years, taking place every July, and the Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair features the standard live performances, food vendors and trucks, plus inflatables and crafts for kids, as well as a car show featuring both classic and modern cars.
Unpredictable weather has ruined its fair share of weekends, but visitors to Hilliard can find a number of indoor activities to lighten the mood. There’s Ten Pin Alley, a newly expanded bowling alley that has since grown to include an arcade, laser tag, and two courts for games of bocce, a ball sport originating in Ancient Rome.
Other ways to enjoy the indoors include Get Air Trampoline Park, featuring a “ninja course,” rockwall, and foam pit; plus one of two Dave and Buster’s locations (the other in Polaris) for when choosing between games and food just isn’t impossible.
To experience this neighborhood for yourself, join us at Know Your Neighborhoods: Hilliard on September 13 from 5-8 p.m. RSVP for the event here.
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