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Things to Do in Columbus

Welcome to Summer in Columbus! In the warmer months, you’ll find festivals of all kinds, from food trucks to music. You can visit art galleries, attend concerts and plays, and enjoy art walks and community events. Our cultural, entertainment, fashion, foodie, and thrill scenes run the gamut of excellence!

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Check out the stunning Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens or head over to COSI (named best science museum in the nation – three years in a row). Peruse stunning works at the Columbus Museum of Art or feed a giraffe at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Plus, you can find festivals of all kinds, live music all over the city, and events happening every weekend! With so many things to do, there will be no shortage of memory-making!


Do you live for the thrill? Check out some of our city's top adventure attractions and get your adrenaline going!


Arena District is the proud home of three professional sports teams (Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Columbus Clippers). In the summer months, you can catch a Clippers or Crew game. And if you’re headed to a game, come by early to enjoy the Arena District’s DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area), and then walk to the event of your choice alongside hundreds of other impassioned sports fans.


If you feel like shopping, go local or hit the big name brands, because we have plenty of both. Easton Town Center was even named the best shopping destination in the country in 2021!

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