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Live to Explore Italian Village with Jenny Frankart

Our recurring series, Live to Explore Cbus, features Columbus’ thriving neighborhoods through the eyes of influential people who live, work and play in the area. Discover personal stories, favorite locales and best kept secrets about the…

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Where to Find a DORA in Columbus

A DORA, or designated outdoor refreshment area, is a great new way to experience a different neighborhood or area of the city. Through these programs, residents and visitors can purchase an alcoholic beverage and enjoy it while strolling the streets…

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Your Guide to the Ultimate Four Peel Fest Experience

Watershed Distillery's Four Peel Festival is back for its third year on Sunday, June 27 from 12-5 p.m. This completely free block party is a celebration of all things Four Peel Gin and will include an exclusive bottle release, a short race and…

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Black-Owned Local Businesses in Columbus

We are proud of how individuals, businesses and leaders around Columbus are working toward ways to productively and peacefully take action against racism and social injustice. One of the most direct and sustainable ways you can support the Black…

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LGBTQ-owned Local Businesses in Columbus

Recently, we crowd-sourced an enormous list of Black-owned businesses as an expansion of a blog post we had previously put together featuring a collection of Black-owned restaurants. We shared that it was important because it is one of the most…

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Father's Day in Columbus

Dads, granddads and father figures help guide us through life and ask for so little in return. That’s why we dedicate a whole day to celebrating all they do for us, which falls the third Sunday each June in the U.S., this year on June 20. If you're…

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Celebrate Pride with These Events Around Columbus

Pride is celebrated annually in June as a tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots. This year marks 40 years of Pride celebrations in Columbus. In 1981, the first Columbus Pride march had just around 200 people, and now the celebration…

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Asian-Owned Businesses in Columbus

Held annually during the Memorial Day weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Asian Festival is normally the kick-off of Columbus’s festival season and the wrap-up of celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)…

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