“Come Play in our Backyard “ is the theme of this years Columbus Days festivities, October 5 – 8, 2007. ”Experience Columbus is the official travel and tourism resource for Columbus, Ohio ” and is the place to find out what’s happening in Columbus during Columbus Days. Click on the official discount flyer on the Experience Columbus Days site or on the Experience Columbus site for 50% of many local attractions, discounts on others. Many of the performances you need reservations and there is a “password” to get you the discount by phone.
Columbus kid’s favorites:
Columbus Childrens Theatre, Park Street Theatre, 512 Park St, Columbus Ohio
Columbus Santa Maria, 25 Marconi Blvd. Columbus Ohio (in Battelle Park on the riverfront)
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Dr, Powell Ohio
COSI, 333 W. Broad St. Columbus Ohio
The Wilds, 14000 International Rd, Cumberland Ohio
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St, Columbus Ohio
Ohio Historical Center, 1982 Velma Ave, Columbus Ohio
Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St. Columbus Ohio William Wegman’s Funney/Strange Exhibition Weimaraners is now at the Wexner Center!
Definitely more adult:
Beulah Park Thoroughbred Racetrack, 3811 Southwest Blvd, Grove City
Shadowbox – The Sketch Comedy & Rock-n-Roll Club, 164 Easton Town Center, Columbus Ohio
Definitely not for children…
Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO) production of ‘The Pillowman’ Studio One Theatre in the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St, Columbus Ohio
“**Strong language and violence. Not suitable for children.** “ according to the Experience Columbus site!… 50% off tickets if you know the password. More….
Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St, Columbus Ohio
In addition to being Columbus Ohio’s four day celebration of Columbus Day (Monday October 8, 2007) Central Ohio’s weekend events include:
Herb Harvest Day – Sat October 6, 2007 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ohio Herb Education Center, 109 Johnstown Rd., Gahanna.
North Market Harvest Festival – ”Live Music, kids activities and cooking contests.” according to the Experience Columbus Days site.
Saturday being the first Saturday of the month is the Short North’s Gallery Hop. The Gallery Hop is from the Convention Center north on High Street to 5th Ave.
Columbus Italian Festival, ”Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, Italian Village. Located one block west of N. 4th Street” according to the Experience Columbus Days site. The Festival website has great directions, a map and says: “church is at the corner of Hamlet & Lincoln Streets next to the Wonder Bread building. “
Zona Bambini…. or Kids Zone… Columbus Italian Festival is of course a family affair…
Sports, Ohio State Soccer or Crew Soccer and the Blue Jackets (Friday evening) seem to be on the Columbus Days menu, the OSU football team is in West Lafayette Indiana for the day.
and even more…
Also to celebrate Columbus Days – 25% off food at some of Central Ohio’s premier restaurants, members of Columbus Originals.