Navigator Weekender: The 13 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Exotics On Park, Gallery Hop, And Authors At The Loft

Now that the Fourth of July festivities are over, you can get back to your regular routine of enjoying the summer. Columbus has no shortage of things to do in the summer and it’s even looking like the weather will cool down just a tad for us. Here are 13 awesome things to do this weekend!


High of 80F. Cloudy in the morning.

Exotics On Park

What: Walk down Goodale Ave. to check out Columbus’ exotic cars. Then head over to Park Street Cantina for a VIP party after!
When: July 6, 8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Park Street Cantina

G Herbo at Newport Music Hall

What: American rapper G Herbo will be at Newport Music Hall Friday night. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
When: July 6, 7 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall

Silent Planet at Big Room Bar

What: Silent Planet will be headlining at Big Room Bar this Friday with openers like My Epic and Comrades. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door.
When: July 6, 7 p.m.
Where: Big Room Bar


High of 80F. Sunny.

Short North Gallery Hop

What: First Saturday of the month means Gallery Hop time. Check out amazing art, local boutiques, and food vendors along High St and beyond in the Short North.
When: July 7, 6 p.m.
Where: Short North

Taylor Swift at Ohio Stadium

What: Taylor Swift continues her Reputation Stadium Tour this Saturday. Tickets start at $49. Things are going to get crazy so Chelsea’s got some tips for you here.
When: July 7, 7 p.m.
Where: Ohio Stadium

Americrawl: All-American Pub Crawl

What: Continue the patriotic celebrations and head down to Park Street for the All-American Pub Crawl! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of.
When: July 7, 2 p.m.
Where: Park Street, Arena District

Jesse McCartney at the Newport Music Hall

What: Jesse McCartney is on his Better With You tour and will be playing the Newport this Saturday. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door.
When: July 7, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall

The Music of Billy Joel and More starring Michael Cavanaugh

What: Presented by the Columbus Symphony, Michael Cavanough captures the essence of American Rock and Roll in his shows. Tickets start at $10.
When: July 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Columbus Commons

Babe- Summer Kids Film Series

What: The Drexel summer kids film series continues with the movie Babe this Saturday. Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for children.
When: July 7, 10 a.m.
Where: Drexel Theatre

Art In The Park

What: Head down to Havenwood Park in South Bexley for an art activity with the kids. The event is free but they request a small $3 or $5 donation for supplies. Kids of many ages can enjoy the crafts while parents relax in the park listening to music from The Chambermaids.
When: July 7, 10 a.m.
Where: Havenwood Park, Bexley


High of 83F. Sunny.

Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals

What: Goodguys presents their 21st PPG Nationals showcasing thousands of cars 1987 and older. The show will feature hundreds of vendors and exhibits all about the history of these vehicles and what they can do. This is every car lovers dream. Tickets start at $15.
When: July 6-8
Where: Ohio Expo Center

Authors At The Loft

What: Authors at the Loft is a free family event featuring award-winning independent and published authors of all genres! Authors will share about their work and be available for book signings and questions.
When: July 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Book Loft

Yellow Submarine Film

What: 50 years after it’s release, The Beatles 1968 iconic animated pop film is revived at the Gateway Film Center. Tickets are $9.
When: July 8, 12 p.m.
Where: Gateway Film Center

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