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How to Do Halloween in Columbus

In its 7th year, Highball (Oct. 24-25) has become known as the nation’s most fashionable costume party! Taking over High Street with musical performances, runway shows and stylish revelry, this is an event you need to experience. The Wizard World Ohio Comic Con comes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center Oct. 31 -Nov. 2. Thousands of [...]

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Football Weekend Plans for Visiting Fans

Yes, Columbus is crazy about our Buckeyes. Whether you’re coming to cheer them on or to root for your visiting team, you’re going to have a great time. If this is your first visit, we’ve got some tips to make sure you have the very best Columbus weekend! Friday: We recommend you arrive in Columbus [...]

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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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