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Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do This Weekend, Including Jazz & Ribs Fest, Color Run, And All Time Low

Pat yourself on the back for another week well done. This weekend will bring you a bunch of opportunities to go out and about, including the Jazz & Ribs Fest, Color Run, arts, and more.

Weather

91° F with a 60% chance of precipitation. Expect afternoon thunderstorms.

Jazz & Ribs Fest

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What: Try some seriously savory ribs set to the sound of jazz. About 23 award-winning teams will compete for the title of “Best Ribs.” International and local musicians will set the mood with their smooth music. Check out our guide here.
When: Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 23 from 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Scioto Mile, Civic Center Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Sommerfest II

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What: Explore German culture with singing, dancing, and food. They’ll serve popular dishes like bratwurst, schnitzel, and cream puffs, as well as craft German beers.
When: Friday, July 21 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Germania Singing & Sport Society, 543 S. Front St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Food Truck Fridays

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What: Load up on tasty street food. Food trucks featured this Friday include Tortilla Street Food, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, and Graeter’s Ice Cream. On Food Truck Fridays, the trucks donate 10% of their proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
When: Friday, July 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, 711 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43205.

Gahanna’s Great Outdoors Annual Summer Park & Rec Party

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What: Take the kiddos and enjoy an evening of games, inflatables, kayaking, canoeing, and more. Food trucks will be on site for when you need to refuel, and the evening will end with “Cinema under the Stars” and a campfire with s’mores.
When: Friday, July 21 from 6:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Where: Friendship Park, 150 Oklahoma Ave., Columbus, OH 43230.

Local ‘n Live

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What: Grab your pals and get ready for an evening of beats. Local artist such as Ryan Smith, Matt Monta, and the Cordial Sins will play at this weekend’s event.
When: Friday, July 21 at 5 p.m.
Where: Gateway – University District, 1556 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43201.

Weather

91° F with a 20% chance of precipitation. You’ll probably see more thunderstorms.

The Color Run 5k

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What: This is as fun as running will get. Wear white to the event — by the time you leave, you’ll look like a rainbow unicorn-human hybrid. Register on the website. Tickets for individual runners are $44.99. They’re $39.99 if you’re running as part of a team.
When: Saturday, July 22 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Downtown Columbus, 434 W. Spring St. Columbus, OH 43215.

Barkin’ Brunch

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What: Stretch the value of your dollar with brunch at the Crest. The event is sponsored by Tito’s vodka. A portion of the proceeds will go to Cause for Canines.
When: Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The Crest, 2855 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43202.

934 Fest

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What: Soak up art and live music at 934 Gallery. They’ll have daytime kids activities, as well as food and craft beer for sale. Admission is free, and the proceeds will help fund the gallery’s operation.
When: Saturday, July 22 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: 934 Gallery, 934 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.

Summer Movie Series: To Kill A Mockingbird


What: Based on the Pulitzer-winning novel by Harper Lee, this movie explores a lawyer, the children he’s trying to raise, and the wrongly accused black man he’s defending in Alabama in the 1930s. You’ve probably read it or at least heard of it. Appreciate this classic with friends, family, or just yourself.
When: Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Picnic With The Pops: Three Dog Night with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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What: Pack some snacks and blankets and head over to see the popular group share the stage with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Three Dog Night got its start in 1968, putting out hits and going on to spend 40 years on the road.
When: Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m.
Where: Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Weather

83° F with a 10% chance of precipitation. Expect morning thunderstorms.

All Time Low

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What: The band will hit Columbus as part of their Young Renegades Tour. Their recent album follows the 2015 chart-topping “Future Hearts.” Tickets cost $25 in advance and $27 the day of the show.
When: Sunday, July 23 from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Where: Express LIVE, 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

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What: Conducted by Rossen Milanov, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform this famous masterpiece. Listen to the musicians bring Beethoven’s work to life at this free concert.
When: Sunday, July 23 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Where: Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Columbus Clippers vs. Syracuse Chiefs

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What: What the Columbus team step to the plate while you enjoy the company of your friends and the taste of stadium food. Tickets range from $7 to $41 based where you want to sit.
When: Sunday, July 23 at 4:05 p.m.
Where: Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Yellow Paper Planes: Goodale Park Music Series

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What: This Columbus band will perform a free concert as part of the park’s music series. Take in the fresh air and check out their unique sound. You can also grab a bite from one of the food carts that will be there.
When: Sunday, July 23 from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Zoo Animals at the Library

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What: This one’s a real treat for the kids. You and the kiddos will get to see and learn about animals that travel with the Columbus Zoo’s Jack Hanna.
When: Sunday, July 23 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Bexley Public Library, 2411 E. Main St., Bexley, Ohio 43209.

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