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Things To Do

Updated May 2021

As COVID restrictions begin to lift in Ohio, find the latest updates on open attractions, what festivals are happening in the city, free things to do and so much more below. Find the latest on the travel restrictions here

Wherever you're staying in Columbus, you're going to have a great trip. The world-class Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a delight at any time of year. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings horticulture and art together with a spectacular glasshouse, a stunning community garden campus and sculpture sprinkled throughout. The brand new Scott's Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden focuses on introducing and connecting children to the natural world. The Columbus Museum of Art offers sunny galleries with rotating exhibits and an outdoor sculpture garden. COSI mixes science and fun for kids and adults. Don't miss the new American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery. Parks like the Scioto Mile connect the city to nature, and dozens of miles of multi-use trails span Columbus.

If you're more of a sporty type, you'll find professional and collegiate games and matches all year long. From Columbus Crew SC to the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets to the MLB AAA Columbus Clippers, you're going to find something to cheer for. Find great brand-name shopping at Easton and Polaris Fashion Place or peruse the boutiques of the Short North Arts District, Grandview, and German Village

With a cultural scene to rival any in the nation, you have your pick of live music, art exhibitions, concerts, and theater. And be sure to grab a cup of coffee, because you're going to want to stay out late.

Have time to spare and not sure what to do? Check out our guide for things to do in Columbus!

Events This Weekend

While many events are still in limbo due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events are starting to come back to the city. Get out and explore the city safely with the events happening this weekend.