Want to have fun? Don’t like to make plans? We’ve gotcha covered. Here’s your summer fun list for this week in Downtown Columbus.
Monday, June 24 | 7:05 pm
Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln
Ten cents gets you a Sugardale hot dog. And, ten to one, you’re gonna have fun. Why? ’Cause it’s Dime-A-Dog Night as our hometown heroes, the Columbus Clippers face their in-state foe, the Toledo Mud Hens. Even better, the Clippers are ahead of their rivals in the International League West standings.
Mon-Tue, June 24-29 | Hours Vary
Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 139 W Main St
Believe art can change the world? Then come to the Loft Gallery for an exhibition featuring the works of emerging young artists. Created during art classes at 29 different community centers, these pre-K through teen artists are sharing an expressive collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and pottery.
Wednesday, June 26 | 5:30 pm
Thurber House, 77 Jefferson Ave
Good books, good food, and good friends converge on the lawn of the Thurber House as author Kaira Rouda comes back home to Columbus to share from her second psychological thriller, The Favorite Daughter. Always a crowd-pleaser, Rouda will talk, read, and sign books. And, of course, the Thurber House will be open for your touring pleasure.
Thursday, June 27 | 7:30 pm
Genoa Park, 303 W Broad St
Chill out surrounded by Downtown Columbus’ captivating cityscape and among your 21-and-over friends, neighbors, and coworkers. This low-key outdoor movie event starts with music, food trucks, wine, and craft beer, and ends with an under-the-stars showing of this highly popular fun flick starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.
Friday, June 28 | 8:00 pm
The Three Legged Mare, 401 N Front St, #150
Try it, you'll like it. you’ll like it. The beer and the karaoke, that is. Hosted by Excesss Karaoke (it’s not just karaoke, it’s a party!) and sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company, get a buck off any of their beers during the show. Don’t do karaoke? Then, dare a friend.
Friday, June 28 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High St
Kids sending you up the wall over summer break? Your turn. Send them up our vertical wall to see how high they can run. Or, let them get down and dirty, as they learn how to plant favorite fruits and veggies. Face painting, archery, and axe throwing (yep, for real), are all on tap. Bonus: The Peach Truck is making a stop at the Commons from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
Saturday, June 29 | 8:00 pm
Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons, 160 S High St
Ah. The sights and sounds of freedom. And this is how it’s done: The United States Air Force Band of Flight from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, American Top 40 patriotic favorites, rousing Sousa marches (including The Stars and Stripes Forever), and a dazzling display of fireworks.
Saturday, June 29 | 8:00 pm
The Topiary Park, 480 E Town St
It's been 25 years since this made-in-Ohio film made its debut. See it for the first time or again (free!) as this annual book-to-film series kicks off its 2019 season. This classic film features Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and a host of other unforgettable character actors. Bring your own snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs.