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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 [...]

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The Oldest ____ in Columbus

Columbus celebrated its 200th birthday in 2012 – there is a lot of history here right under your nose! Here are a few of our oldest attractions to scope out next time you visit. Neighborhood: Franklinton When you think about historic neighborhoods in Columbus, we wouldn’t fault you if German Village and its mid-1800s brick [...]

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10 Fall Festivals You Have to Catch in Columbus

Fall is a magical time in Columbus. The air is crisp, the leaves are beautiful, and there are tons of great festivals to check out, almost every weekend! Here ten Columbus festivals you have to get to this fall. Greek Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Short North Greek food, music and culture are [...]

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Your Red, White & Boom Gameplan

Red, White and Boom is the Midwest’s largest display of Independence Day fireworks – and it definitely draws huge crowds to downtown Columbus. Full of exciting performances, great food and a fun parade, the event officially starts at 11 a.m. on July 3. Find the Best View The fireworks shoot off from Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, [...]

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to Attend Gahanna’s Creekside Blues & Jazz Fest

This post is written by Mary Szymkowiak. In just three short weeks, the streets of Gahanna will be filled with the sounds of hot jazz and cool blues, delicious aromas from 26 food vendors and a dozen restaurants, and the unforgettable experience of the 16th Annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (CBJF)—June 20-22. Never been? [...]

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10 Summer Festivals Not to Miss in Columbus

This post is written by Casey Brown, sales and development coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @CbusCasey. If you are at all like me, you have sat down already and scoped out the upcoming summer festival season. I printed a list and have my favorites highlighted, so I won’t forget anything! [...]

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10 Ways to Enjoy Columbus during Origins Game Fair

Origins Game Fair, June 11-15, 2014 at the Great Columbus Convention Center, is an annual extravaganza of games of all kinds! Whether you’ve never been before or are a veteran, we’ve partnered with Origins to give you 10 reasons Origins and Columbus are the destination for you. 1. Monster Factory and Costume Contest at Origins [...]

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5 Columbus Moments Your Family Will Love

Columbus is full of experiences that kids of all ages are sure to love. Here are 5 of our favorites. 1. Feeding a giraffe at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Heart of Africa exhibit. This is a brand-new chance to get up close and personal with the tallest animals on earth. With 11 giraffes on [...]

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Dive into Zoombezi Bay This Summer

Summer is coming and that means kids everywhere will be rushing to the pool. Zoombezi Bay, the extraordinarily fun water park at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, offers the ultimate in fun – with water slides, water coasters, wave pools, a lazy river, carnival rides and much more! New this year is Baboon Lagoon – [...]