Navigator Weekender: The 14 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Oktoberfest, A&F Challenge, And Navigator Retail Launch Party

Happy Friday, Columbus! I hope you had a nice week. To those of us who had Monday off, I hope you had a good short week!

We’re in that sweet spot where festival season and football season crossover so there is lots to do this weekend! Here are 14 ideas to get you started.


Mostly sunny with a high of 78F.

CONCERTS: The A&F Challenge ๐ŸŽค

When: 9/6 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Abercrombie and Fitch Home Office

COMMUNITY: Dispatch Fall Home & Garden Show ๐Ÿก

When: 9/6-9/8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Ohio Expo Center

ADVENTURE: Woodlands Backyard Fall Scioto Paddle with Rhinegeist Brewery ๐Ÿšฃ

When: 9/6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Woodlands Backyard

FESTIVALS: Columbus Oktoberfest ๐Ÿป

When: 9/6-9/8
Where: Ohio Expo Center

CONCERTS: Tash Sultana ๐ŸŽค

When: 9/6 at 7 p.m.
Where: Express Live!


Parly cloudy with a high of 76F.

SPORTS: Ohio State vs. Cincinnati ๐Ÿˆ

When: 9/7 at 12 p.m.
Where: Ohio Stadium

FESTIVAL: Festival for Good ๐ŸŽ‰

When: 9/7 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: W. Town Street in Franklinton near BrewDog

ARTS: Short North Gallery Hop ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

When: 9/7 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: High St. Short North

FESTIVAL: Hot Times Music & Arts Festival ๐ŸŽ‰

When: 9/6-9/8
Where: Main & Parsons


Partly cloudy with a high of 77F.

COMMUNITY: Navigator Retail Launch Party ๐ŸŽ‰

When: 9/8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Pretentious Barrel House

EXPO: Columbus Toy & Game Show ๐Ÿค–

When: 9/8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Lausche Building

EXPO: Columbus Cocktail Classic ๐Ÿธ

When: 9/8 at 2 p.m.
Where: Le Mรฉridien Columbus, The Joseph

EXPO: Columbus Furniure Makers Showcase ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ

When: 9/8 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Strongwater Food and Spirits

BARS: Cider, Love and Donuts with Buckeye Donuts ๐Ÿฉ

When: 9/8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Mad Moon Hard Cider