COLUMBUS OHIO THINGS TO DO
FESTIVALS & ANNUAL EVENTS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
COLUMBUS OHIO EVENTS, FESTIVALS & THINGS TO DO!
Columbus-OH has something for people of all ages. from festivals every weekend in the summer months to light displays throughout the city in the winter, there's always something happening in Columbus-OH! Take a look at the awesome festivals and events in Columbus Ohio!
April Events Columbus Ohio
Taste of Clintonville is returning for a seventh year! Get a taste of what makes Clintonville so special at Taste of Clintonville 2020, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Mozart’s, 4784 N. High St. in Clintonville. Hosted by Experience Clintonville, this popular annual event showcases the best of Clintonville’s culinary treasures, from the newest hotspots to our beloved neighborhood institutions.
Participating restaurants include Aladdin's Eatery, Bleu & Fig, Blunch, Cakes and More, Lineage Brewing, Local Cantina, Mozart's, Nancy's Home Cooking, Tupelo Doughnuts and Weiland's Market, with lots more to come! Check back for our full list of participating restaurants!
We'll be raffling off prize packages including restaurant gift certificates and more. Raffle tickets can be purchased via EventBrite or at the event.
Tickets are $30 per person ($10 for children 12 and under) and include tastings and soft drinks. A VIP ticket, $40, will provide access to guaranteed seating in the Beechwold Tavern Room as well as complimentary raffle tickets.
A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE HORSE,
sponsored by Absorbine®
OHIO EXPO CENTER COLISEUM |APRIL 2ND-4TH, 7:30 PM
This special equine musical revue will feature a star-studded line-up of professional equestrian performers and exceptional horses choreographed to a wide variety of musical styles. The 2020 Fantasia promises to be an evening of extraordinary entertainment you won’t want to miss!
Join us for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! It will be a day packed with activities! All day there will a chance to Make Music Out of Recyclable Material, play Nature Games, create Sustainable Crafts, Plant Seeds, make Seed Balls, eat at the Lady Bug Café, make DIY Re-purposed Tote Bags, see the Giant Earth Ball, learn at Educational Booths, meet the Onondaga Audubon, add to the pledge Banner, purchase/learn about Norwex, participate in the Seed Exchange, learn at a Madison County Solid Waste Booth, build with Kids Home Depot Kits, hear from the CNY Green Team, taste Amelia’s Avocado Salsa and so much more!
Time Specific activities-
10:00 Drum Circle, 10:30 Story of Seeds Movie, 11:00-1:00 Sing Along with Ann Wieder, 11:00 White Pine Tree Planting and at 1:30 Outdoor Yoga. This event is free to attend with almost all of the activities being free as well.
We are in need of dog food/chicken food etc. bags to create a recycled craft, please drop off by April 17
Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage & vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market, featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and a little more. The Market is a three-day event held two times/year in varying communities throughout the United States. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues throughout the country. The Market will also provide the customer with a very special shopping experience. We absolutely love the thought of bringing the Vintage experience to both vendors and customers throughout the country!
Event Hours & Admissions
Early Buying Event (3-Day Pass)
Friday, April 24, 2020
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
General Admission (Sat/Sun)
Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 26, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate.
Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.
On April 25th, 2020 experience Big Tap In.
You can prepare yourself for a fun day of great food, entertainment, local art and retail vendors! And, of course, prepare yourself to taste GREAT and unique craft beer, cider and hard seltzer! At BTI7, our line-up will include beverages from breweries from all over the world as well as from our amazing local brew houses!
Big Tap In Festival will again benefit Project MKC. Project MKC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in NE Ohio dedicated to the most vulnerable in our local community, the children.
BTI7 is being held at the Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive in Girard, Ohio. All attendees must be 21 or older, and have identification with proof of age.
The 2020 Taste of Granville will provide an amazing afternoon of food, music, wine & beer in support of the incredible work of the Granville Rotary Foundation both locally and abroad. Pre-order your tickets now!
Granville Rotary announces the 6th Annual Taste of Granville, to be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Bryn Du Mansion from 5-8 pm (4 PM Table Early Access). This is the sixth year of this successful (and fun!) event to support the great work of the Granville Rotary Foundation that provides scholarships, local service projects and clean water and literacy programs in Haiti. The event features the best of local food, beer, wine, spirits and music on the beautiful Bryn Du Mansion grounds.
Taste of Granville will be held at the Bryn Du Mansion, Fieldhouse and Carriage House. The club will also utilize outdoor spaces to host a Food Truck Rodeo in addition to featuring local restaurants, caterers and food service providers. The event will also feature music on site.
Check back at www.tasteofgranville.org for more details.
Join us for the 14th annual Ohioana Book Festival!
About this Event
This year, we welcome 150+ authors. Look forward to the opportunity to meet authors and buy books in all genres, for all ages. We will have children's, teen's and adult programming, as well as food trucks!
The Festival will be held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Main Library. We look forward to seeing you there!
APRIL 25, 2020 | 5-8PM (EARLY ACCESS: 4PM)
$50 GENERAL ADMISSION | 21 & OVER ONLY
BRYN DU MANSION & FIELD HOUSE
The 2020 Taste of Granville will provide an amazing afternoon of food, music, wine & beer in support of the incredible work of the Granville Rotary Foundation both locally and abroad. This was a sold out event last year, so get your tickets today!
Celebrate Earth Day at Genoa Park on 4/25 starting at 1PM
Earth Day Columbus is the largest volunteer event for Earth Day in the country.
It’s actually over 200 events. This year we want to collaborate with you to plant 50,000 trees, clean up our watersheds, parks, and neighborhoods and setup our community gardens. Join Us.
Host a service site
Sign up as a company, organization, block watch, student group or individual that wants to make Columbus and Central Ohio a cleaner and greener place to live. We will help you set up your service event. It’s easy and fun. We have this registration open for the entire month of April.
We will be celebrating this weekend under the GIANT tent to be erected in our lower parking lots. It will have a similar feel to our 150th anniversary, but this weekend is all about the ringing in of Spring!
Admission is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. There will be 100% ID Check at the gate. The entrance fee will be $5.00 per person for one day, which includes a beer mug! Entrance for those under 18 is free.
Here is a tentative line-up for the 2 day celebration!
Friday, May 3
5:00pm Tents Open
5:45pm Opening Parade of Flags
6:00pm Music by Madel Jager in the Main tent
11:00pm Tents close
Saturday - May 4
12:00am Tents Open
12:00pm Music by The Barons in the Main Tent
5:30pm Music by Aaron Dussing and Polka Revolution in the Main Tent
11:00pm Tents Close
This proves to be one of the biggest fests at Teutonia and we look forward to seeing all of our members (and their guests) at this once a year event!
Typical German food and beverage (and of course BEER) will be available at fest prices during the fest at specially erected food stalls throughout the fest grounds! There will be other vendors as well, so come and explore Maifest!
Parking is, as you know, limited, so please park on both sides of Phineas Street (including towards Penn Brewery) as well as back on Peralta and Suismon streets, paying attention to any regulations.
There will be tours of the club given for the public at specific intervals. Take this opportunity to learn more about your club (or introduce your friends to Teutonia)!
May is fast approaching! Make plans with your family and friends to attend!
About this Event
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Free for Arboretum Members | $5 per car all day for Non-members
Join us for a day of family fun, including a presentation featuring animals from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, tree climbing, archery, musical performances and more!
Discounted admission all day on April 25 courtesy of our Presenting Sponsor, Park National Bank. Special thanks to Arbor Day Festival Children’s program sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts.
Columbus' Spring DESSERT FESTIVAL is happening on April 26th
This curated Dessert Festival will feature the very best sweets in the city. Guests will sample desserts from 25+ Columbus treat makers!
When: Sunday, April 26th, 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard
820 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
5 Available Time Slots
Ticket includes 20+ dessert samples
The Columbus Dessert Festival is a kid friendly event. Children can attend for free BUT will need a ticket if they wish to sample the desserts.
This time we'll have an additional time slot, an additional space, and more SWEETS!
We will provide each guest with a treat box. Guests will receive a sample from each participating dessert vendor (25) Additional treats will be available for purchase if you'd like to take desserts home with you.
Parking is FREE!
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5/1-5/2 May Daze Music Festival – Newark
5/2 – Green on the Green – Worthington –
5/2 Six One Pour: The Ohio Craft Beer Fest – Columbus
5/2 –Herb Day Festival – Gahanna
5/2-5/3 – Ohio Civil War and Artillery Show – Mansfield
5/2-5/3 Central Ohio Folk Festival – Lewis Center
5/8 Indianola Informal Carnival – Columbus
5/9 Claire’s Day – Toledo
5/9 Spring Fest – Lebanon
5/9 Hug the Earth Family Festival – Covington
5/9 Zanesville Jaycees Food Truck Rally – Zanesville
5/9 – Downtown Newark Food Truck and Soda Festival – Newark
5/9 Columbus Margarita Fest – Columbus
5/10 – Vinoklet Winery Mother’s Day Buffet and Craft Show – Cincinnati
5/15-5/17 – The Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival (formerly Rock on the Range) – Columbus
5/16 New Albany Founders Day – New Albany
5/16 Brew Ohio – Newark
5/16 Pork-a-Palooza – Delaware
5/16-5/17 Delaware Arts Festival – Delaware
5/16-5/17 Columbus Taco Fest – Columbus
5/16-5/17 Civil War Weekend – Sharonville
5/22 Columbus Psych Fest – Columbus
5/23-5/24 Asian Festival – Columbus – My Review
5/24 Jeni’s Strawberry Jam – Columbus
5/27-5/30 Dennison Railroad Festival – Dennison – My Review
5/29-5/31 Rotary Rib Burn-Off – Bedford
5/29-5/31 Newark Strawberry Festival – Newark
5/29-5/31 Hookahville – Newark
5/30 Old-Time Harvest Day – Grove City