Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including The Ohio Wine Festival, Lil’ Wayne, And Summer Jam West

If you’re still recovering from the holiday, it’s time to pull yourself together! There are a lot of wonderful things happening around the city this weekend. There are fun activities curated perfectly for the kiddos, a variety of concerts, and two “can’t miss” home and garden tours!

Weather

88° F with an 80% chance of rain. The weather isn’t looking great, so be sure to double check before heading out to any of the outdoor events!

North Market Ohio Wine Festival presented by Byers

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What: For the 16th year, North Market is bringing the best Ohio Wines to Columbus. Dozens of wineries, live music, and great food will be available to guests. Tickets are $30 at the door for General Admission and $50 at the door for 3-day VIP passes. A limited number of tickets will be on sale to benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.
When: Friday, July 7, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, July 9, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: North Market, 59 Spruce Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

6th Annual Irish Heritage Night with the Columbus Clippers

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What: Celebrate all things Irish at the 6th Annual Irish Heritage Night during the Columbus Clippers game. Presented by the Dublin Irish Festival, you can expect to see all the usual suspects, including live music, starting at 5 p.m., Bagpipers, and traditional Irish dancers. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. with Dublin Mayor Greg Peterson throwing the ceremonial first pitch.
When: Friday, July 7 at 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Where: Huntington Park

Commons for Kids – Cookie Decorating and Mr. Puppet!

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What: Let your kids start their weekend by blowing off some steam! They can take a whirl on the carousel or hit the bounce-houses free of charge. If the weather is good, there will even be an inflatable water slide! There will also be a cookie decorating station. Mr. Puppet will perform from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
When: Friday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

106.7 The Beat Presents The Summer Beatdown featuring Lil Wayne

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What: Grammy Award-Winning performer Lil’ Wayne will be performing tonight downtown. This concert was originally scheduled for June 23, and tickets will be accepted from that original date. Doors open at 7 p.m.
When: Friday, July 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Express Live, 405 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43215

Art Show: We’re All Mad Here and Mad Tree Beer Tasting

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What: This month, Global Gallery is featuring artist, Amber Fogel in the show entitled: We Are All Mad Here. The artist talk starts at 7 p.m. along with a beer tasting from Mad Tree.
When: Friday, July 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Global Gallery, 3535 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Weather

80° F with just a 10% chance of rain! Partly cloudy skies.

Summer Jam West – Movin’ & Groovin’

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What: Families welcome at Summer Jam West! This free music and arts festival will feature local bands, local food trucks, and tons of arts and crafts. There is even a Children’s Art Zone!
When: Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 455 S Westgate Ave, Columbus, OH 43204

PBJ & Jazz at The Topiary Park

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What: Starting at 11, head to the Columbus Main Library for storytime. At noon, the Bright Moments Quintet will be performing in the Topiary Park, followed by an art project sponsored by the Columbus Museum of Art. Admission is free.
When: Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Topiary Park, 480 E Town St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

The Salty Caramels at Claddagh Irish Pub

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What: This local, all-girl, band is just waiting to knock your socks off this weekend. They have a wide variety of instruments in their musical arsenal, including guitar, bass, viola, drums, ukulele, kazoo, slide whistle, glockenspiel, and washboard!
When: Saturday, July 8 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Claddagh Irish Pub, 585 S Front St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Canoe the Lake

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What: Want to spend the morning on the water? Stop by Sharon Woods Metro Park for “Canoe The Lake”. Canoes and equipment are provided. Children are allowed but must fit into a lifejacket.
When: Saturday July 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Sharon Woods Metro Park, 6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville, Ohio 43081

Goodguys 20th PPG Nationals Show!

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What: Gearheads, get ready! The 20th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals Show is happening this weekend. Come check out thousands of cars, hundreds of vendors, and so much more. This is a family friendly activity, complete with a Kids Zone and model car building!
When: Saturday, July 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Weather

81° F with 0% chance of rain. Perfectly Sunny.

WOSU Kids at the Columbus Clippers

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What: WOSU Public Media is inviting all families to Huntington Park! Kiddos will have the opportunity to take photos with some of their favorite PBS characters at this event celebrating WOSU Kids, the new 24/7 PBS KIDS TV Channel. The baseball game starts at 2:05 p.m.
When: Sunday, July 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Huntington Park

18th Annual Merion Village Garden Tour

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What: Take a tour of the most beautiful homes and gardens that Merion Village has to offer. The best part? It’s completely free! For maps and more information, please click the link above.
When: Sunday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Merion Village

Olde Towne East Tour of Historic Homes

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What: Didn’t get your HGTV fix from the Merion Village tour? Head over to Old Towne East for their annual Tour of Historic Homes. These beautiful houses are one of a kind and definitely worth the cost of the ticket!
When: Sunday, July 9 from 1:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Where: Old Towne East

Charcuterie, Cheese & Beer Pairing

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What: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing is partnering with North Country Charcuterie for a delightful afternoon of food and drink. Try three Wolf’s Ridge beers perfectly paired with three North Country Charcuterie Meats and three kinds of cheese. Tickets are $40.
When: Sunday, July 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, 215 N 4th St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Goat Yoga

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What: Head out to Harrison Farm to spend your morning frolicking, or more accurately, getting your yoga on, with goats! There are two sessions this weekend, both of which are friendly for beginners. In addition to Goat Yoga, enjoy some coffee, snacks, and a plethora of other animals that call Harrison Farm home! Tickets are $20.
When: Sunday, July 9 from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: Harrison Farm, 5278 Berger Road, Groveport, Ohio 43125

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