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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How to Find the Best Parking Spots Downtown

This post is written by Mindy Justis, marketing manager for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MindyJustis. Coming downtown to eat, drink and play, but unsure of the parking situation? We’ve got you covered with a rundown of the must-knows for landing a prime spot in downtown Columbus. 1. Arena District – If [...]


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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5 Columbus Summer Cocktails You Need to Try

Summer is here, and that means it’s even more fun to sample some of the best cocktails around. Columbus’ mixologists are extremely talented – working with local spirits and fresh additions, you’re sure to find a unique new summer drink here. Here are our recommendations for where you should start. 1. Tequila Gimlet at Milestone [...]

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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 Places in Central Ohio to Experience Native American History

Between 1000 B.C. and 1700, Central Ohio was the nexus of many groups of Native American cultures that today we call the Moundbuilders. The history of the Adena, Hopewell and Fort Ancient people is often overlooked, but there are still many sites around Columbus that offer a glimpse of these cultures. Here are five destinations [...]


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 [...]