Get ready to get into the Halloween spirit with all these super spooky things to do in Columbus. Just because autumn is turning up a bit doesn’t mean you should miss out on the fun.
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What: American Indie Rock band, The War On Drugs, is set to perform at the Express Live! amphitheater. The band’s live tour follows after the release of their latest album, “A Deeper Understanding”, which came out late this August.
When: Friday, October 20 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Express Live!, 405 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43215
What: This musical based on the John Waters film of the same name, will be performed by the Westgate Theater Co. and Carriage Place Players. During intermission, there will be a silent auction of artisanal bowls. The proceeds will benefit Empty Bowls, a local charity that fights hunger.
When: Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m.
Where: Westgate Community Center, 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
What: Best known for their tracks “On Call”, “Sex is on fire”, and “Use Somebody”, the Nashville band will once again be making an appearance in the Capital City.
When: Friday, October 20 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: The Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Dr, Columbus, OH 43210
What: Originating in 1996, this smoke off is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.
When: Friday, October 20 to Saturday, October 21
Where: Public Square, 45764 Nelsonville, Ohio
What: Hosted by Nina West and NBC4’s Monica Day, this is the area’s biggest and most elaborate Halloween festival.
When: Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22
Where: 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
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What: More than just a Pink Floyd cover act, Wish You Were Here lays down their sounds exactly how they should be experienced.
When: Saturday, October 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Newport Music Hall, 1722 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
What: A free music and arts festival that focuses on international dance and cuisine.
When: Saturday, October 21 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr, Dublin, OH 43016
What: This is a free trick or treat Halloween event for all ages. Enjoy games, live bands, and candy galore.
When: Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Creekside Gahanna, 101 Mill St #300, Gahanna, OH 43230
What: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with this community event sponsored by Latino Art for Humanity and the Columbus International Program.
When: Saturday, October 21 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Greenlawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus, OH 43223
What: Enjoy the fall foliage on this Ohio riding tour.
When: Saturday, October 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH
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What: Dress up your furry best friend and maybe even win a prize.
When: Sunday, October 22 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
What: Freaks and Leeks is hosting another vegan brunch at Two Dollar Radio. This time they’ll be serving Portabello Steak and Potatoes Wellington.
When: Sunday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, 1124 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43206
What: This panel discussion hosted by Ohio District 15 Indivisible digs deep into the matter of the state’s opioid and drug crisis.
When: Sunday, October at 1 p.m.
Where: 5181 Northwest Pkwy, Hilliard, OH
What: Enjoy good eats at this vegan focused Halloween market event.
When: Sunday, October 22 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ching Ter Maitreya Temple, 2863-2981 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43231
What: Lost Weekend Records will be hosting a day of music and sweet sales, all while getting their spook on.
When: Sunday, October 22 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Lost Weekend Records, 2960 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202