There’s no better way to staycation than to visit Downtown Columbus this week, thanks to an endless and eclectic mix of experiences and events like these.
Tue-Sun, July 23-28 | Hours Vary
Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln
No matter the score at the end of the 9th, it’s 6 nights, 6 games, and 6 wins for fans of Columbus’ Hometown Heroes. Cheer on the Clippers as they face the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Gwinnette Stripers for a 6-game series at home. Promos throughout include $1 concession specials, a bobblehead giveaway, and Saturday night fireworks. Take a visit to Downtown Columbus to catch all the action.
Wednesday, July 24 | 6:45 pm
Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave
Now’s the time to enjoy this long-running tradition. Coming back home to Ohio for a special reading, New York Times best-selling author Linda Castillo will share from – and about – her latest Amish thriller. Picnicking starts at 5:30 pm, followed by the program. Afterwards, hit the Thurber House for touring, shopping, and book signing.
Thursday, July 25 | 7:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St
Here’s something that never gets old: adult beverages, food trucks, and a free concert under the stars. Bar and food trucks open at 5:30 pm with a special performance by Momentum Excellence. The main acts take the stage at 7 pm and include the self-proclaimed “best musicians in the Midwest,” Popgun, and pop-blues-soul group, Honey and Blue.
Thursday, July 25 | 9:00 pm
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St
Take a trip to the 60s and 70s at an after-hours dance party featuring the psychedelic sounds of Wet Sun Light Show and DJ Lady Sandoval. Set against the backdrop of 20 vintage works of blacklight art, the Blacklight Magic exhibit offers a veritable look back at America’s counterculture during one of the most tumultuous decades of our time.
Friday, July 26 | 7:30 pm
Nationwide Arena, 200 W Nationwide Blvd
Generation Z’s wildly popular R&B-pop singer Khalid is coming to Columbus as part of his first arena tour. Variety says this show “mixes party vibes with an after-hours dorm confidante intimacy.” Sounds good. Especially for fans of rich vocals, smooth synths, and slick guitar licks.
Fri-Sat, July 26-27 | 8:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St
TBDBITL is bringing its 228-piece, all-brass-and-percussion selves to the Commons for measured step marching and tailgate music followed by fireworks. Accompanied by the Columbus Symphony under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor Stuart Chafetz, this is sure to be a raucous and rousing event. What better reason to make a visit to Downtown Columbus?
Saturday, July 27 | 10:00 am
The Walrus, 143 E Main St
Om. It’s self-care Saturday featuring a 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga class followed by a Middle West Spirits cocktail and Walrus Kitchen & Public House brunch. Ah. Let the union of body and breath, balance and booze begin. Namaste.
Sunday, July 28 | 12:00 pm
400 West Rich, 400 W Rich St
Artists of all kinds are opening their studios at this collaborative arts center. See where they create. Buy what they make. And shop the locally crafted soaps, candles, and artwork of other artisans and makers, too, as they set up their pop-ups for your Sunday afternoon shopping pleasure.