Picnic with the Pops. Photo by Terry Gilliam.

Navigator Weekender: The 17 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Picnic With The Pops, Downtown Night Market, And Picktown Palooza

We’re halfway through July already, which means it’s time to really start savoring summer.

Before we know it, autumn will be here, so I think we’d better get out there and take advantage of summer before it’s too late. There are some fun things going on around town this weekend, from family-friendly festivals to live theatre.

Stay safe out there and take care of each other, Columbus. P.S., if none of these awesome events seem like they’re up your alley, keep scrolling! We’ve added some fun weekend suggestions at the bottom.

🎟 FAMILY: Picktown Palooza

When: 7/16 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. and 7/17 from Noon to 12 a.m.
Where: Pickerington High School Central

🛍 SHOPPING: MidOhio ReStore Flower Sale 2021

When: 7/16-7/17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 3140 Westerville Rd.

🍿 MOVIES: Screen on the Green- Ghostbusters

When: 7/16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Goodale Park

🎵 CONCERTS: Picnic With The Pops: All the Colors of Columbus

When: 7/16 at 7 p.m.
Where: Columbus Commons

🛍 SHOPPING: Downtown Night Market

When: 7/16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: North Market Downtown

💦 FAMILY: Zoombezi Bay Summer Nights

When: 7/16 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Zoombezi Bay

⚽️ SPORTS: Columbus Crew SC vs. New York City FC

When: 7/17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lower.com Field

🌈 LGBTQ+: Rainbow Prom

When: 7/17 at 6 p.m.
Where: Vanderelli Room

🍷 DRINKS: Columbus Summer Wine Festival, Whitehall Edition

When: 7/17 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Kelley Green

⚾️  SPORTS: Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game

When: 7/17 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Huntington Park

🛍 SHOPPING: Sunlight Market

When: 7/18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Gay Street District

🎭 THEATRE: Actor’s Theatre Columbus: The African Company Presents Richard III

When: All weekend @ 8 p.m.
Where: Schiller Park

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