Navigator Weekender: The 16 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including The Columbus Arts Festival, Hayley Kiyoko, And Aspects Of Love

School’s out and summer’s on, welcome to the weekend Columbus! There is so much going on this weekend from live music to festivals to comic cons. I, personally, will be celebrating 20gayteen at the Hayley Kiyoko concert Saturday night but if that’s not your cup of tea then pick one of these other 15 items!


High of 87F. Potential scattered thunderstorms.

June Sommerfest

What: It’s German everything! Bier cheese, pretzels, polka music, German beers and more! Join Germania for the first Sommerfest with music, games, and competition for a great evening of German fun!
When: June 8, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 543 S Front St.


What: WizardWorld is back in Columbus! Come geek out at the convention center with Wizard World Comic Con! There will be tons of vendors in the showrooms with game demos, cosplay, art and more.
When: June 8, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
June 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
June 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Columbus Arts Festival

What: You know summer is here when it’s time for the Columbus Arts Festival! Head down to the Scioto mile for the best artists of Columbus. Check out tons of fabulous sculptures, paintings, local music, and so much more!
When: June 8, 11 a.m. June 9, 10 a.m. June 10, 10 a.m.
Where: Scioto Mile

Hidden Figures Summer Kids Film Series

What: The Drexel Theatre’s annual summer kids film series is presenting Hidden Figures! Tickets are only $1 for 12 and under and only $3 for 13 and over.
When: June 8, 10 a.m.
Where: Drexel Theatre


High of 88F. Afternoon thunderstorms.

It’s All Been Done Radio Hour

What: This monthly showing will have you laughing out loud. The old-timey-style-serial performs monthly at MadLab Theatre.
When: June 9, 5:30 p.m.
Where: MadLab Theatre

The Moonlight Market

What: This outdoor street festival and market place is hosted by the Gay Street District with over 100 street vendoors and local businesses along Gay St.
When: June 9, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Gay Street Downtown Columbus

Hayley Kiyoko

What: Hayley Kiyoko will be at the Newport Music Hall as part of the Expectations Tour this Saturday. Gavin Turek will open! Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door.
When: June 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall

Westgate Home and Garden Tour

What: Welcome to Westgate! The community is inviting you to see what is “unexpected” in Westgate. The tour will feature a variety of homes and gardens with unusual and unique aspects. Tickets are $15 on the day of the tour.
When: June 9, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 2925 W. Broad St. Westgate

ABSOLUTly Fabulous Pride Party

What: Celebrate Pride at TRISM! The all night event will be full of fun with dancing, drinks, fashion, and music! The first 150 people will get a featured Absolut vodka cocktail on the house!
When: June 9, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: 1636 N High St.

Can You Dig It 70’s Soul Jam

What: The 2nd annual Can You Dig It 70’s Soul Jam is this weekend! Get back into hippie mode and be ready to dance! Tickets are $16.
When: June 9, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: 2545 Petzinger Rd.

PBJ & Jazz Family Concerts

What: PBJ & Jazz concerts are designed to introduce children to jazz in a fun atmosphere. Tickets are $5 per person with a $20 maximum and every child will be served a PBJ sandwich, juice, and cookie.
When: June 9, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Topiary Park

Columbus Crew SC vs. NY Red Bulls

What: Come cheer on your favorite Columbus Crew as they take on the NY Red Bulls! Tickets start at $28.
When: June 9, 5 p.m.
Where: Mapfre Stadium

BYOB Summer Saturday Trolley Crawl

What: The Short North Trolley Co. is back with their summer series! Grab a few friends, or your whole crew and bring your drinks for a fun time around downtown and short north Columbus.
When: June 9, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: North High Brewing


High of 81F. Scattered thunderstorms.

Old Oaks Home and Garden Tour

What: This self-guided tour will showcase historic homes and gardens in the Old Oaks Historic neighborhood. The tour will feature the historic Caroline Brown house which will be opening its doors to the public for only the second time in over 40 years!
When: June 10, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Old Oaks Historic District

Steve Earle and The Dukes

What: Presented by WCBE, Steve Earle and The Dukes will be at Newport Music Hall this Sunday and The Mastersons will open.
When: June 10, 7 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall

Aspects of Love

What: This chamber musical captures the dynamics of every type of love in a wonderful show you won’t want to miss!
When: June 10, 2 p.m.
Where: Studio One Riffe Center