Navigator Weekender: The 17 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Chihuly Night, HighBall Halloween, And Shock Around The Clock

Happy weekend Columbus! There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween this weekend even though it’s only the second week of October.

In case you don’t want to celebrate quite this early, there are plenty of non-spooky events in town. Here are 17 of the best things happening this weekend!


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TEHATRE: The Rocky Horror Show ๐ŸŽญ

When: 10/11-11/3
Where: Short North Stage

ARTS: Chihuly Nights at the Conservatory ๐ŸŽจ

When: 10/11 at 7 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory

SPORTS: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Anaheim Ducks ๐Ÿ’

When: 10/11 at 7 p.m.
Where: Nationwide Arena

HOLIDAY: HighBall Halloween ๐Ÿ‘ป

When: 10/11-10/12
Where: High St. in front of the Convention Center

FESTIVALS: Columbus Italian Festival ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

When: 10/11-10/13
Where: 720 Hamlet St.


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HOLIDAY: Boo at the Zoo Opening ๐Ÿ‘ป

When: 10/12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

HOLIDAY: German Village Monster Bash ๐Ÿ’€

When: 10/12 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: German Village Meeting Haus

HOLIDAY: Shock Around The Clock ๐Ÿฟ

When: 10/12 at 12 p.m.
Where: Drexel Theatre

FESTIVALS: KindFest 2019 ๐ŸŽ‰

When: 10/12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ill Mannered Brewing Company

HOLIDAY: Spirits & Spells ๐ŸŽƒ

When: 10/12 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Green Lawn Abbey

FESTIVALS: Yellow Springs Street Fair ๐ŸŽ‰

When: 10/12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Yellow Springs


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EXPO: GDEX Gaming Expo ๐Ÿ‘พ

When: 10/11-10/13
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center

CONCERTS: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Opening Night ๐ŸŽป

When: 10/13 at 7 p.m.
Where: Southern Theatre

FESTIVALS: Paws in the Park ๐Ÿถ

When: 10/13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: McCord Park

HOLIDAY: Pumpkin, Paws, and Pints ๐ŸŽƒ

When: 10/13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: BrewDog Franklinton

ARTS: German Village Makers Market ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

When: 10/13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: City Park and Thurman Ave in German Village

FASHION: Fashion Week Columbus ๐Ÿ‘—

When: 10/13-10/19
Where: Easton Town Center