Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Cinco De Mayo, Central Ohio Folk Fest, And Columbus Margarita Fest

There is so much going on this weekend that I don’t even know where to begin.

There are Star Wars Celebrations, Cinco de Mayo parties, and even a folk-festival. It’s one of those times that “something for everyone” literally means something for everyone. So let’s not waste any more time. Here are the best things going on this weekend in Columbus.


High of 77F. Showers early followed by thunderstorms.

Tully – Moms & Margaritas!

What: Celebrate moms and margaritas at the opening of Tully at the Drexel. The film stars Charlize Theron and explores the relationship between a mother of three and a nanny. The bar opens at 6 p.m. with film showings beginning at 7 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.
When: May 4 at 6 p.m.
Where: Drexel Theatre, 2254 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209

Women to Watch Ohio – 2018

What: Women to Watch Ohio – 2018 is an exhibit featuring the work of ten Ohio women. The pieces come in a variety of mediums, including working with metal through sculpture, installation, jewelry, and two-dimensional works. On Friday, there will be a workshop and a guided tour.
When: May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

2018 Ohio Made Spring Market

What: Enjoy a weekend of shopping, cocktails, live music, and more at the 2018 Ohio Made Spring Market. The event kicks off Friday night with the VIP shopping night. On Saturday morning, there is early access shopping from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with free admission starting at 11 a.m.
When: May 4-5, various times.
Where: Hollywood Casino, 200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228

LTOB’s “Once Upon a Mattress”

What: Little Theatre Off Broadway in Grove City has just opened their spring run of Once Upon A Mattress. The award-winning musical is a unique take on the fairytale of the Princess and the Pea, with some notable but hilarious differences.
When: May 4-20, various times.
Where: Little Theatre Off Broadway, 3981 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio 43123

Dorothy and the Prince of Oz

What: Go on a journey with Glinda, Scarecrow, and of course, Dorothy as our favorite ruby-slippered heroine goes on a quest to rescue the Prince of Oz. The show, presented by BalleMet, runs for 1 hour and 46 minutes.
When: May 4 at 8 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215


High of 74F. Mostly cloudy.

Franklinton Farms Spring Festival

What: Enjoy the warm weather by participating in the opening of the Learning Garden at Franklinton Farms Spring Festival. There will be live music and food from Red Door BBQ, OH Chips, and Milo’s Catering. There’s even a surprise dessert. The event is free and open to the public.
When: May 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Franklinton Farms, 154 Hawkes Ave, Columbus, Ohio

Cousins Maine Lobster & Cinco de Mayo at PiNS

What: Pins Mechanical Co. Downtown invites you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a little bowling and lobster tacos from Cousins Maine Lobster.
When: May 5 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Pins Mechanical Co., 141 N 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Central Ohio Folk Festival 2018

What: It’s time to get a little folky. The Central Ohio Folk Festival is back again, but this year it has moved locations. The festival will take place at Highbanks Metro Park and will feature live performances, classes, food, and fun for the whole family.
When: May 5 from 10 a.m. to 10:30, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Highbanks Metro Park, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035

2018 Columbus Margarita Fest!

What: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the 2018 Columbus Margarita Fest. This event is 21+ and features taco trucks, live music, and (duh) margaritas.
When: May 5 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 435 W Town St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

Merion Village 2018 Spring Yard Sale

What: Another man’s yardsale item is always this girl’s treasure. Come check out my neck of the woods and do a little perusing at the Merion Village Spring Yard Sale. You can download a map of participating locations here.
When: May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Merion Village


High of 76F. 40% chance of thunderstorms.

Michael Feinstein & the New Albany Symphony Orchestra

What: Celebrating the 10th season of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra is putting on a show to remember with multi-platinum, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist Michael Feinstein.
When: May 6 at 3 p.m.
Where: Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 West E Dublin Granville Rd, New Albany, OH 43054

Spring Flea

What: Spring Flea is the first outdoor flea market by Columbus Flea of the year. Enjoy vendors selling goods ranging from ceramics to vintage clothing, to jewelry. Of course, there will also be food, drinks, and spring jams.
When: May 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201

Historic Bryden Road Walking Tour

What: Calling all OTE residents. Take a tour of one of the most historic roads in Old Town East, Bryden Road. The tour will be given by Doreen Uhas Sauer from the Columbus Landmarks Foundation. Meet in front of Upper Cup Coffee Company, rain or shine. The tour will last an hour and a half.
When: May 6 at 6 p.m.
Where: Upper Cup Coffee, 79 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Beer & Paint Night: Explore Southeast Asia

What: Explore Southeast Asia with artist and world traveler Alex White from Whitephoenixarts at Endeavor Brewing Co.’s Beer & Paint Night. Tickets include a beer flight, paint supplies, and instruction.
When: May 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 909 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Columbus Clippers vs. Charlotte Knights

What: Cheer on your Columbus Clippers as they take on the Charlotte Knights.
When: May 6 at 2:05 p.m.
Where:Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215

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