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What To Do This Week: August 5 - 11

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What To Do This Week

Break out of your same-old summer routine. Spice things up by coming to Downtown Columbus this week for a slew of super fun things to do.


Clippers vs. Pawtucket Red Sox or Buffalo Bisons

Tue-Sun, August 6-11 | Hours Vary
Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln

It’s a swing and a miss if you don’t make at least one of this at-home baseball games. Take the family to a day game, or meet up with friends for a night one. Either way, it’s fun to cheer on the Columbus Clippers to another big win. With a different promotion each game, who knows? You could enjoy fireworks, superheroes, or the always hilarious Zooperstars!

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COSI After Dark

Thursday, August 8 | 6:00 pm
COSI, 333 West Broad St

Wish there was a Throwback Thursday for grownups? There is. Dress like you’re still living in your favorite decade and come to COSI for a nostalgic look back at the way things were. It’s your night to enjoy COSI without the kids, including a special presentation of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in the planetarium.


Pearl Market

Friday, August 9 | 10:30 am
Gay Street District, 1 E Gay St

Grab your reusable tote bag and get ready to load it up with locally grown veggies and fruits, handcrafted treats like beer biscuits or merengue cookies, plus artisan-style wares, including upcycled jewelry and one-of-a-kind glass coasters. All for sale, of course.


Festival Latino

Sat-Sun, August 10-11 | 11:00 am
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St

Latin America is taking over Downtown for two days of family-friendly food, fashion, arts, dance, and music this week. This 21st annual celebration of Latin-American culture features international musical artists, salsa lessons and performances, a marketplace and kids’ activity area, plus over a dozen food vendors.


Moonlight Market

Saturday, August 10 | 6:00 pm
Gay Street District, 1 E Gay St

On a hot August night there’s almost nothing better than sipping something cold, dining outdoors, followed by strolling through the streets. At Moonlight Market you’ll find all that – and more – including artisan sidewalk vendors, pop-up shops, and specials from your favorite Gay Street retailers.


PBJ & Jazz

Saturday, August 10 | 12:00 pm
Topiary Park, 480 E Town St

Take the kids to Downtown’s living arts park for a free one-hour concert featuring American jazz music. Don’t tell ’em it’s their introduction to jazz. Just let them bebop and boogie woogie to the rhythmic tunes of Jazz Daddies and guest Maggie Green.


CMA Free Sundays

Sunday, August 11 | 10:00 am
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St

Fun and free? That’s the Columbus Museum of Art this Sunday. Complimentary general admission means you get hours of gallery time and wonderment without spending a cent. Build a puzzle, make a bug, explore a blanket fort, there’s lots of family-friendly things in the Wonder Room. And, of course, there’s art exhibits galore, featuring everything from old masters to contemporary creators.


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