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How To Make Leap Day Count in Columbus

Every four years, our calendars give us a little surprise: an extra day tucked neatly at the end of February.

This day, known as Leap Day, happens every Leap Year, and it’s all thanks to the peculiarities of our planet’s journey around the sun. You see, it takes approximately 365.25 days for Earth to complete its orbit.

Rather than having a quarter-day each year, we save up those quarters and add an extra day every four years. This keeps our calendars in sync with Earth’s annual journey and ensures that seasonal and calendar years don’t drift apart. Now, with this extra day in hand, Columbus has found some fantastic ways to celebrate. Let’s leap into what the city has in store!

3rd Quadrennial Leap Day in Grandview

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Dive into the spirit of Leap Year with a splash of yellow and blue at the Grandview Theater and Grandview Avenue for a day packed with Leap Day fun. Whether it’s your first leap day celebration or you’re a seasoned leaper, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Details here.

LEAP Year at Battelle Darby Creek

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On February 29, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, hop over to the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Creek. Here, you’ll learn about the park’s most impressive jumpers. It’s an educational experience that promises fun for the whole family. Click here for details.

Leapin’ Lantern Stroll at Sharon Woods

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Illuminate your Leap Day with a lantern-lit stroll through Sharon Woods. This self-guided adventure runs from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and is a unique way to celebrate this extra day of the year. Lanterns are provided! More info.

Live in the Library with Angela Perley

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For a musical Leap Day celebration, don’t miss Angela Perley at the Tremont Road Branch Atrium from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Her blend of genres promises a memorable Leap Day performance that’s absolutely free. Details here.

“Leap Year” Movie Night at The Oak & Brazen Wine Co.

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Kick off your evening with appetizers and drinks at 4:30 pm before heading to the historic Strand Theatre to watch the movie “Leap Year.” It’s a perfect blend of romance and comedy to celebrate Leap Day. Remember to purchase your tickets in advance!

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Explore some of the best barrel-aged beers from Jackie O’s at the World of Beer. This event is a must for beer enthusiasts looking to make the most of Leap Day. Check out the details on Facebook for more information.

Leap Day Laughs at Third Way Coffee House’s Comedy Open Mic”

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Third Way Coffee House will host a Leap Day filled with laughter at their Comedy Open Mic night. Hosted by the hilarious Tanya Vora, it’s the perfect place for both aspiring and seasoned comedians to showcase their talents. Doors open at 7 PM, with the show kicking off at 7:30 PM. Admission is free, and a variety of beverages will be available for purchase. More info.

Columbus is leaping into action this Leap Year with events that cater to every age and interest. Whether you’re looking to enjoy nature, get crafty, or simply enjoy a good movie, Columbus has something special for you to make this extra day count. Don’t let this Leap Day pass you by without leaping into some fun!

Featured image by Joe Deptowicz on Unsplash