Get ready to go completely bananas! The Savannah Bananas World Tour is stopping in Columbus May 24-25 at Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers AAA Baseball Team.  

The Savannah Bananas became a TikTok sensation in recent history known for frequently creating viral content during their games and inviting their audience to participate.  

With the Savannah Bananas coming to town, there are a bunch of ways to celebrate all things banana while you’re here for the game.  


Savannah Bananas vs Party Animals 2024

The Savannah Bananas take on the Party Animals in Columbus May 24-25, 2024. Image source.


Sip on the Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie from Bada Bean Bada Booze 

Sip on 16 ounces of pure banana bliss! The Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is a staple on the menu at Bada Bean Bada Booze, a cafe/bar combo and favorite among locals. With two locations in the city, this smoothie is always within reach. 

Taste the homemade Banana Pudding from Understory 

Understory is perhaps one of the dreamiest spaces in Columbus featuring a full cocktail bar, restaurant and patio space. Housed inside the historic Open Air school, Understory is a great place to dine before or after the game. Stay on-brand and order their homemade banana pudding for dessert! 

Pick up your new favorite scent, Banana Brulee, from Penn & Beech  

Penn & Beech, a women-owned, pour-your-own candle making space in Columbus is a great activity for dates, girl’s outings and more. Guests are invited to pick a vessel that fits their style and create their own scented candle with help from their staff. The retail side of the business offers ready-made candles for purchase including the famed scent, Banana Brulee.  


Penn & Beech Candle Co. candle being held.

Penn & Beech Candle Co. offers ready-made scents. Image source.


Feast your eyes on the Banana Trees at Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 

Banana Trees in Columbus? Bet. Franklin Park Conservatory is known for showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions, and even Dale Chihuly artworks throughout its expansive indoor/outdoor space. Located inside the pacific island biome you’ll find a lush collection of Banana Trees, some of which are currently flowering and will produce small fruit! 


Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The Pacific island biome at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.


Savor Banana Flavors from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams 

Did you know that Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams originated in Columbus? Inside the historic North Market, Jeni Britton started what grew into a nationally renowned brand. In honor of the Savannah Bananas, head to one of their eight Columbus-area scoop shops to take your pick from festive flavors like Banana French Toast, Brandied Banana Brulee and Banana Cream Pudding from Jeni’s dairy-free menu.  

Sip on Banana Spirits at Lumin Sky Bar 

There’s nothing arrested about the development of a good time at Lumin Sky Bar, a luxe rooftop locale in downtown Columbus. There is no shortage of tasty signature cocktails to try, but if you’re looking for boozy and banana-y, we recommend the There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand featuring Basil Hayden, Creme de Banana, Creme de Cacao and Chocolate Bitters. Cheers! 


Lumin Skybar Cocktails lined up on the bar.

Cocktails at Lumin Sky Bar. Image source.


Power up with the Banana Almond Butter Toast from Alchemy 

At Alchemy the mantra is simple: eating really good food is the foundation for a happy, healthy life. While you’re in town visit one of their two locations to fuel up before you head to the game. While there are many banana-rich offerings on the menu, we recommend the Banana Almond Butter Toast to get your day started off right. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more than 10,000 animals at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 

Did you know that Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was voted the #1 zoo in the U.S.? While you’re here, visit the zoo to see more than 600 species and 10,000 animals including many banana-loving primates like chimpanzees and gorillas.  


Entryway signs to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium


Take your tastebuds to new heights with the Cloud Nine Pancakes from Northstar Cafe 

Get the day started off on a dreamy note at Northstar Cafe, with a stack of Cloud Nine Pancakes, three ricotta pancakes served with Ohio maple syrup and bananas. Northstar boasts four central Ohio locations, making it accessible no matter where you’re staying. 

Sip on the Banana-Rama Milkshake from Cap City Fine Diner 

From the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants family, Cap City is a retro-style eatery serving up classic diner favorites. We recommend trying the Banana-Rama Milkshake, featuring Johnson’s Triple Vanilla Bean ice cream, fresh banana, caramel, cinnamon graham cracker, whipped cream and topped with a cherry.