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FMMF and 3 More Ways to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Columbus

Some people call it summer’s last hurrah, but in Columbus, we call Labor Day one of the most entertainment-packed weekends you’ll ever experience.

The brand new Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF)  kicks off Aug. 29 in the Arena District with concerts and fashion events covering the whole neighborhood through Sunday, Aug. 31. Headliners like Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams, Rusko, Switchfoot and Columbus’ own O.A.R. are joined by more than 140 local and national bands on indoor and outdoor stages throughout the neighborhood. More on the lineup here.

fmmf2Fashion, one of Columbus’ strong suits, is represented by runway shows and creative seminars and panel discussions from local and national designers. More on the fashion components here.

If you need a break from the fashion and music, you can hop onto one of the two 250-foot ziplines installed in the Arena District for the event, or grab five of your closest friends and ride in a gondola of the 100-foot tall Ferris wheel set up at Nationwide Boulevard and Front Street.

For even more music, check out FemmeFest featuring local band Saintseneca at Strongwater Food and Spirits in Franklinton.

greekA short walk from FMMF will bring you to the Columbus Greek Festival (Aug.29- Sept. 1) at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral at High Street and Goodale Avenue. More traditional music, dancing, and some delicious Greek specialties like baklava and souvlaki are all part of the fun.

labor day artsOn Sept. 1, make the quick trip to Upper Arlington for the Labor Day Arts Festival. More than 200 artists from Ohio and around the nation show at this juried festival. Hands-on art activities are great for kids and adults, and there’s lots of great local food to be had.