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Top 10 Things to Do in Victorian Village

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Victorian Village, known for its historic Victorian homes, Goodale Park, and proximity to the Short North, was one of Columbus’ first neighborhoods. The Village has experienced various periods of urban decay and revitalization over the past 100 years, but in the 1970s new life was brought into the neighborhood thanks to the Victorian Village Commission.

Today, Victorian Village is a top neighborhood to live, as well as a top destination for hangouts and attractions like the annual ComFest and Doo Dah Parade.

Continue reading for more of the top 10 things to do in Victorian Village:

6. Rock Out at The Shrunken Head

Photo via The Shrunken Head’s Facebook page

Karaoke nights, death metal bands, comedy shows, The Shrunken Head has all the happenings of a good campus bar, with added hipster appeal. This rock and roll bar features a wide liquor and draft selection, as well as live bands, trivia nights, and more.

Visit theshrunkenheadcolumbus.com for more information.

7. Eat, Drink, and See Live Music at ComFest

Goodale Park is the home of ComFest, a community festival that takes place every June. Photo by Ashley Moody.

In past years, Goodale Park has served as the site for festivals like Pride, Via Colori, and of course, ComFest. The community festival takes place every year at the end of June, and highlights the artists, performers, and community organizations of Columbus with live music, food, workshops, yoga, speakers, and more.

Visit comfest.com for more information.

8. Walk The Doo Dah Parade

Photo by Matt Ellis.

Another festival that kicks off in Victorian Village is The Doo Dah Parade. A parade that originally has taken place in Pasadena, California, Columbus’ take on the satirical parade and block party kicks off on High Street and Buttles Avenue, right in the heart of Victorian Village.

For more info, visit doodahparade.com.

9. Appreciate the Architecture

40 West apartments in Victorian Village.

The architectural finds in Victorian Village are so distinct, that once a year, the Short North Civic Association hosts the Victorian Village Tour of Homes and Gardens, touring nearly a dozen homes in the area. In addition to the village’s Victorian homes, other architectural attractions include Sells’ House, built by circus tycoon and local celebrity Peter Sells, Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, and 846 Park St., an arts and crafts-style home built in 1923.

10. Take a Tour with Columbus Food Adventures

Photo via Columbus Food Adventures Facebook page

Columbus Food Adventures might be the most unique tour experience you can find in Columbus. Choose from coffee, meat lovers, or breakfast tours, or go on the foodie scavenger hunt for added fun.

Visit columbusfoodadventures.com for more information.


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