Navigator Weekender: The 13 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Chicken & Beer Fest, Jeni’s Strawberry Jam, And The Memorial

Hello, June!

Break out the sunscreen and dig out some nice, stretchy shorts. This weekend is all about food, drinks, and fun. The temperature shouldn’t be too scorching, but we are expecting some rain, so prepare accordingly.

Let’s weekend, y’all!



High of 80F. Chance of thunderstorms.

Actors’ Theatre presents Macbeth

What: Join Actors’ Theatre for a night of Shakespere in Schiller Park. Tickets are $20 for both chair and blanket seats and can be purchased here.
When: Weekly, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. until June 17
Where: Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St, Columbus, OH 43206

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

What: Kick off June at one of Ohio’s most iconic sporting events. the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide hosts the worlds best golfers at Central Ohio’s most famous golf course.
When: June 1-3, gates open at 7 a.m. each day.
Where: Muirfield Village, 5750 Memorial Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

Aspects of Love

What: This chamber musical by Tony-award winner Andrew Lloyd Weber explores the meaningful connections of love people make throughout their lifetime, from parents to lovers. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.
When: June 1 at 8 p.m.
Where: Studio One, Riffe Center, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

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What: Presented by PNC Arts Alive and Columbus Dance Theatre, [email protected] takes a look at the last twenty years of the capital city’s dance troupe. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $15 for students. You can get your tickets here.
When: June 1-2, various showtimes.
Where: Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH

Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins

What: Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins is a dark, musical gem. Tickets for the show by Short North Stage are $35 and selling quickly. You can snag yours here.
When: June 1 at 8 p.m.
Where: Garden Theatre, Short North Stage, 1187 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201


High of 80F. Partly sunny.

African-American Cultural Festival

What: The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and the Department of Neighborhoods present the second annual African-American Cultural Festival. The family-friendly fest will celebrate freedom and equal rights! Admission is free.
When: June 2 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: King-Lincoln District

The Columbus Neon Rainbow Run

What: The Columbus Neon Rainbow Run is a 5K glow run all about celebrating Pride Month and raising money for Kaleidoscope Youth Center, one of the best LGBT+ charities in the state. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.
When: June 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: 480 E Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

Jeni’s Strawberry Jam at Land-Grant

What: Kick off strawberry season at Jeni’s Strawberry Jam. This year’s event is happening in Franklinton at Land-Grant Brewing and will feature a collaboration beer between the two companies. Enjoy sweet treats, live music, and family fun.
When: June 2 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Land-Grant Brewing Company, 424 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

Puppy Love

What: Craving some puppy snuggles? Two Dollar Radio HQ and RESCUEDohio are hosting an adoption event this Saturday. Dogs will be onsite waiting to charm you and find their forever homes.
When: June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Two Dollar Radio HQ, 1124 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206

2018 Chicken & Beer Festival

What: Get summer started right at the 2018 Chicken & Beer festival. The fest will feature your favorite chicken eats from around Columbus, live music, and plenty of beer. Admission is free.
When: June 2 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Westbank Park, between W Town St and Rich St on Washington Blvd.

Columbus Crew SC vs. Toronto FC

What: Columbus Crew SC is hoping to continue their 7 game winning streak against Toronto FC this weekend. Tickets for the match start at $27 and can be purchased here. #savethecrew
When: June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: MAPFRE Stadium, One Black and Gold Blvd, Columbus, OH 43211


High of 82. Chance of thunderstorms.

Ohio Explored Summer Maker Mart at Strongwater Columbus

What: Get your shop on at the Ohio Explored Summer Maker Mart. The shopping extravaganza will feature more than 70 local artists and makers from across Ohio. Admission is free.
When: June 3 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Strongwater Food & Spirits, 401 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215

11th Annual Bexley Women’s Club House and Garden Tour

What: Head to Bexley for the 11th Annual Bexley Women’s Club House and Garden Tour. The tour features nine beautiful houses and gardens, showcasing some of the most beautiful homes in the area. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
When: June 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Addresses available here.

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