Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do Including Breakaway Music Fest, A Beatles Tribute, and Yappy Hour

August is officially coming to an end. It’s time to usher in September with all the joy it deserves.The start of the weekend will feel very “fall-like”, so be sure to dress accordingly. There are so many fun events taking place around the city this weekend. From dog parades to awesome concerts, there is definitely something for everyone. Let’s get our weekend on, everybody!

Weather

High of 65F. Mostly Cloudy with a 20% chance of rain.

Breakaway Music Festival

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What: The Breakaway Music Festival is back at MAPFRE Stadium. This years lineup includes Travis Scott, Diplo, Galantis, Kodak Black, Lil Yachty, Oliver Heldens, SuperDuperKyle, Getter, Malaa, Playboi Carti, Cashmere Cat, Goldlink, and more. Tickets vary in price and can be purchased via Ticketmaster.
When: Friday, September 1 through Saturday, September 2.
Where: MAPFRE Stadium, 1 Black And Gold Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43211

92.3 WCOL’s Country Jam

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What: 92.3 WCOL is happy to present Country Jam. This year’s lineup includes Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt, Tyler Farr, Chase Rice and more. Camping tickets and concert tickets are sold seperately. Concert tickets are available here. Camping tickets can be found here.
When: Friday, September 1 through Saturday, September 2.
Where: Legend Valley Concert Venue and Campground, 7585 Kindle Rd, Thornville, Ohio 43076

Adobe Gila’s End of Summer Bash

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What: Say goodbye to summer at Adobe Gila’s Easton. The evening will include $5 Absolut shots & drinks, swag, giveaways, and more.
When: Friday, September 1 from 8 p.m. until close.
Where: Adobe Gila’s, 3978 Easton Sta, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Weather

High of 67F. Overcast with rain at times. 60% chance of rain.

Ohio Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend

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What: The Ohio Renaissance Festival kicks off this weekend. Head back in time with knights, lords, ladies, and even the Queen! Grab a turkey leg, watch some jousting, and just have fun! The festival runs through Monday. Adult tickets are 2 for the price of 1 & all children 12 and under get in free Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day! For tickets, click here.
When: Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4.
Where: 10542 East State Route 73 Waynesville, OH 45068

A Tale of Two Cities: The Columbus Revolution

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What: Please join Yes We Can: Columbus Working Families, national activist Shaun King, local activist Adrienne Hood, and chair of Our Revolution and former State Senator Nina Turner for a discussion of police violence and community safety. General Admission tickets are sold out, but those interested in attending are strongly encouraged to sign up for the wait list here.
When: Saturday, September 2 at 7 p.m.
Where: Hitchcock Hall at OSU, 2070 Neil Ave. Columbus, OH 43210

Movies in the Park: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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What: Join Columbus Metro Parks for an evening in a galaxy far, far away! Enjoy a free screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the outdoor screen. The movie begins at dark. There will be an opportunity to meet costumed characters and learn about the science behind the movie! This event is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.
When: Saturday, September 2 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Where: Highbanks Metro Park, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Family Funday at the Columbus Commons

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What: Big and small, guests can give the carousel a whirl, bounce on inflatables, work on their short game, or enjoy some maker space arts at Family Funday. The event is free to attend, with $5 wristband for unlimited access to all activities. Please note that the inflatables will close at 3:45 pm in order to make way for movie goers. Be sure to stick around for the film, The Jungle Book (2016).
When: Saturday, September 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the movie afterwards.
Where: John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Historic Dublin Street Bazaar

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What: The Historic Dublin Street Bazaar is an open air market celebrating local artists, artisans, crafters, and food trucks and highlighting the beautiful Historic District. Enjoy the uniqueness of Historic Downtown Dublin while spending a fun day with family and friends. The event is free and open to the public.
When: Saturday, September 2 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: Historic Dublin, S High St, Dublin, Ohio 43017

Artwork of Nicholas & Alison Nocera: A Joint Gallery Exhibition

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What: Stop into Pursuit during gallery hope to check out a one-of-a-kind exhibition. Nicholas & Alison Nocera are showing off their work in a joint show, featuring Nicholas Nocera’s collection, ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ and Alison Nocera’s ‘Shermer, Illinois: Celebrating The Work of John Hughes’.
When: Saturday, September 2 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Where: Pursuit, 937 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Riverfest614 feat. Jagged Edge, Dwele, Bun B, Case, & Adina Howard

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What: Head down to Riverfest614 for a weekend full of R&B, Jazz, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul. The event runs for two days and features a variety of artists, including Jagged Edge, Dwele, Bun B, Case, & Adina Howard. Tickets vary in cost and are available here.
When: Saturday, September 2 through Sunday, September 3.
Where: Genoa Park, 303 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Weather

High of 78F. Mostly sunny with a 10% chance of rain.

Local Bar Balloon Birthday Bash Season 6

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What: Celebrate Local Bar’s birthday with their largest water balloon party yet. More than 10,000 water balloons are waiting for you! Remember to wear a white t-shirt so you can be assigned to a team. The balloon fight will take place at Goodale Park, but get the night started at Local Bar. BrewDog will be taking over the tap, with a crazy good lineup of their delicious beers.
When: Sunday, September 3 at 12 p.m. until close.
Where: Local Bar Short North, 913 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Peddler’s Picnic hosted by North Market

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What: Peddler’s Picnic will be showcasing their wares at North Market this weekend. Guests can expect handmade wares, vintage items, fine art, jewelry, and more from best-in-class, local vendors.
When: Sunday, September 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Where: North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Shadowbox Live – Bigger than Jesus: The Beatles Tribute

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What: Catch a free Shadowbox Live performance this weekend! You can get dinner at a food truck, a drink at the bar, and then settle down for Bigger than Jesus: The Beatles Tribute. A talented team from Shadowbox will perform a Live Rockumentary about the Band that Changed the World, the Beatles.
When: Sunday, September 3. Food trucks and bar opens at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
Where: John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry at Park Street Cantina

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What: Spend your Sunday afternoon at Park Street Cantina for their All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry! The fish fry includes beer-battered fish, crispy fries, and delicious coleslaw. Hang out, eat, and have a margarita (you must be 21+ to drink)! Tickets are $17.85 for adults, and $13.63 each for kids 12 and under.
When: Sunday, September 3 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Park Street Cantina, 491 Park Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Yappy Hour: Dog Days of Summer

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What: Hosted by Pet Valu – US, BrewDog USA, World of Beer, Natural-State Fine Wine and Craft Beers, and CD102.5, Yappy Hour is back for its second year. There will be a BrewDog Pup Parade, a Bailey & Bella fashion show with adoptable pups, pet-themed vendors and food, doggie pools, a SAVE Ohio Pets raffle, and some of the BEST animal advocacy and rescue groups in Central Ohio, with their available dogs and cats. If you’re one of the first 100 guests, you will receive some swag! Don’t forget to stay for the post-event concert, hosted by BrewDog USA on the Plaza Stage!
When: Sunday, September 3 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Gateway- University District, 1556 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

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