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 🎤

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

COMMUNITY: Dispatch Fall Home & Garden Show 🏡

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 🚣

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

FESTIVALS: Columbus Oktoberfest 🍻

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

CONCERTS: Tash Sultana 🎤

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


Parly cloudy with a high of 76F.

SPORTS: Ohio State vs. Cincinnati 🏈

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

FESTIVAL: Festival for Good 🎉

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

ARTS: Short North Gallery Hop 🛍️

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

FESTIVAL: Hot Times Music & Arts Festival 🎉

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


Partly cloudy with a high of 77F.

COMMUNITY: Navigator Retail Launch Party 🎉

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

EXPO: Columbus Toy & Game Show 🤖

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

EXPO: Columbus Cocktail Classic 🍸

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

EXPO: Columbus Furniure Makers Showcase 🛋️

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

BARS: Cider, Love and Donuts with Buckeye Donuts 🍩

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

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