5 Tips for ComFest 2014

ComFest is coming June 27-29! Held in Goodale Park for each of the last 42 years, ComFest is a celebration of community, peace and togetherness – and most of all – live, local music. This free event offers seven stages of music, playing from noon to around 10 p.m. We’ve got five tips to help [...]

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9 Delicious Kid-Friendly Columbus Restaurants

This post is written by Maggie Mecklenborg, membership coordinator for Experience Columbus. You can follow her on Twitter @MaggieMeck. Columbus is a city where you can stop in at any restaurant and find something that the whole family will enjoy. No, I am not talking about the national chain restaurants; I’m talking about our local [...]



6 Cooking Class Hot Spots to Savor in Columbus

This post is written by Nicole Pallante, who blogs at A Local Choice. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter @ALocalChoice. Whether you are looking for a social evening out or yearn to learn new recipes and skills beyond your current repertoire, these six Greater Columbus locations are sure to take your culinary and [...]

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Join the Columbus Photo Challenge!

This summer, we’ve got a brand new way to get out and explore downtown Columbus – we call it the Columbus Photo Challenge, and we’re excited to launch it today! Columbus doesn’t have that single iconic landmark that some places have. The truth is, Columbus really doesn’t need that single landmark – there are tons [...]


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The Refectory’s Richard Blondin: Columbus Food Scene Chef Profile

This post is written by Shelley Mann. Shelley is the founder of Umami Consulting, a company that provides marketing and public relations support for local, independent restaurants in Columbus. Chef Richard Blondin moved to Ohio from Lyon, France, as a young chef eager to travel and excited to try his hand cooking stateside. More than two [...]


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 [...]