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Mega Weekend – The Ultimate Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Plans and More!

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – The Ultimate Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Plans and More!Columbus has some fantastic options to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the whole family! Check out our guide to the greenest (and orangest) day of the year! (Photo courtesy of the Shamrock Club of Columbus)
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and there are more than enough plans for the whole family! Start with a concert, and work your way through the local plays, fundraisers, beer tastings, and more. Don’t forget to submit your upcoming events on our events page, sign up for the MegaWeekend newsletter, and enter to win tickets to X AmbassadorsWolf Alice, The Gluten Free Food Allergy Festival, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and Timeflies!

Strongwater Columbus and Opera Columbus team up this weekend for the Opera Gala Dance Party!

Thursday, March 15:

Start your weekend by making a difference at Voices For Choices 2018. Looking for something to do with the whole family? Check out both New Albany KidsFest and Family Dance with Cole Garlando. Grab a drink and a score card for TRIVIA AND PLATFORM TAKEOVER at The Draft Room. The best pizzas go head to head at Slice of Worthington. Grab tickets to Crowder – American Prodigal Tour 3.0. Meet WOSU All Sides Considered host Anne Fisher and enjoy great conversation over great beer at Politics and a Pint. Enjoy the best French cuisine here in Columbus at A Night in Lyon. Dance the night away with Opera Columbus at the Opera Gala Dance Party, or Icon For Hire. Experience great Columbus choreographers in the spotlight at Backstage at The Lincoln Theatre: Local Dance Showcase. Learn more about the Columbus’s history at Book Reading: Lost Restaurants of Central Ohio and Columbus. Explore the meaning of Passover at Culture & Conversation: All About Passover. Love jazz? You’ve got great options this weekend; Jazz Thursdays at Two Truths, and New Orleans One Mo’ Time with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. The horror starts this weekend at Nightmares on High Street and Dread Central. There’s still time to see the Pink Floyd Tribute, “Which One’s Pink?” at Shadowbox Live and The Sick World of Doctor Show at the Backstage Bistro. Enjoy the best of local theatre at  Side Show,  The Realistic Joneses, or the St. Patrick’s Day-appropriate THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE. Don’t miss Starset.

Don’t miss the chance to vote for the new MINILAND attractions at LEGOLAND Columbus!

Friday, March 16:

LEGOLAND is coming to Easton, don’t miss your chance to vote on the next MINILAND attraction! The Easter Bunny has arrived at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing and East Town Center and is ready for family photos… or Instagram. Shimmer all weekend after you make your own DIY Glitter Necklace, and then head to Sparkling on High. Check out this month’s ROY Spectrum. Dining in Dublin? Don’t miss Ryan Smith at La Viña at Club Corazón. Grab a date for Best Laid Plans Dinner Theatre. Did somebody say live music and local wine? Head over the clouds with Peter Pan: Lost Boy of Neverland. It’s the last weekend to catch EPIC at Shadowbox Live! Have you seen the Tony award-winning musical Titanic yet? Don’t miss Sketchy Pitches. Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with The High Kings. Danceville USA invites guests to honor the memory of the two fallen Westerville police officers at the Fallen Heroes Benefit. It’s time for Damn, Girl! Spring Fever. Vinyl lives on at A Thousand Devils. Don’t miss Fritz The Nite Owl: Friday The 13th w/ special guest Adrienne King.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Don’t miss the annual Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade hosted by the Shamrock Club of Columbus! (photo courtesy of Shamrock Club of Columbus social media)

Saturday, March 17:

Sláinte! Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the St. Patrick’s Day Mass immediately followed by the 2018 Columbus St. Patrick’s Day Parade and The Irish Family Reunion sponsored by the Shamrock Club of Columbus. Continue to celebrate in style at: St. Patrick’s Day at The Shamrock ClubLineage Brewing St. Patrick’s Day PartyHop Yard 62’s St. Patty Day Bash, St. Patrick’s Day at The Hills MarketThe Shamrock Hike at Clear CreekGrown Up Kegs & Eggs at The Draft Room, the CRC St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser at Lineage Brewing, The Irish Whiskey Dinner Party, A St. Patrick’s Day Wine & Cookie Pairing, The St. Patrick’s Day Scenic Railway TourWild Goose Creative’s St. Patrick’s Whiskey TastingSt. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Wyandotte Winery,  St. Patrick’s Day at Rumba Café, and Four Lit Clover at Two Truths.

Not feeling the green and orange so much? No problem. Check out this opportunity to submit work for Lined. Layered. Linked. at The Smithery. Find an orchid, fern, or sensible succulent at the annual Retired Plant Sale at Franklin Park Conservatory. Vegetarians and vegans will rejoice over the pop-up options at Avery’s Brunch – Plant-Based Breakfast Wraps & Oatmeals. Everyone is welcome at the Gateway Film Center’s Sensory-Friendly Films: Fantastic Mr. Fox. Explore the work of SID CHAFETZ | IDEALS. Grooms and Brides-to-be, don’t miss the Wedding Savvy Bride Show. Make a difference and celebrate women at CYCLE for their CYCLE! Visit MadLab Theatre for the chance to take the stage at Open Lab.

Lush greenery

Unwind and enjoy Blooms and Butterflies at The Franklin Park Conservatory. (Photo courtesy of FPC)

Sunday, March 18:

Enjoy Spring a little early at Blooms & Butterflies at The Franklin Park Conservatory. Find that perfect Godzilla, Spock, or Battlestar Galactica figure at The Columbus Toy and Collectible Show. Have you tried Willowbeez SoulVeg Pop-Up Brunch? (It’s amazing.) It’s time for another Craftin’ Outlaws! Bring the whole family for Super Sunday: Art Studio with Madeline Conway & Dora Rodriguez. Make something lovely at the Workshop: Sterling Triple Charm Necklace. Get your kicks at Sneaker Freaks. Have you seen The Dream yet at Shadowbox Live? Learn about ecologically-sound energy solutions at The Future of Energy. Stand up and speak out at Hilltop Unity March: Stop the Hate & Violence. Listen to one of the greatest works of music in the Western classical repertoire; Mozart’s Requiem. Tour the best cocktails of the city, one bar at a time at Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour: Sunday Funday! Love ramen? Check out Mashita Noodle pop up at Harvest Clintonville. Learn to prepare Palak Paneer and Jeera Rice with Create Your Curry.

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