Navigator Weekender: The 16 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Local Fourth Of July Festivities, Columbus Crew, And Distinctly Paramount

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

It’s Independence Day weekend and I’d be remiss not to acknowledge the history behind our holiday. As you grill your hot dogs and enjoy your pasta salad, take a moment to learn about the Indigenous land you’re on. What we know of as Columbus, once belonged to the Kaskaskia, Shawandasse Tula, Myaamia, and Hopewell tribes.

Be safe out there, Columbus!

ARTS: The Art of Surviving a Pandemic 🎨

When: All Weekend
Where: Columbus Cultural Arts Center

THEATRE: Actor’s Theatre Columbus: The African Company Presents Richard III

When: All weekend @ 8 p.m.
Where: Schiller Park

PRIDE: Ru Paul’s Drag Race’s Gottmik 🏳️‍🌈

When: 7/2 at 9 p.m.
Where: Axis Nightclub

ARTS: Distinctly Paramount: Fashion & Costume from the Paramount Pictures Archive

When: All Weekend
Where: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

SPORTS: Columbus Crew vs New England Revolution

When: 7/3 at 5 p.m.
Where: Lower.com Field

ACTIVE: New Albany Independence Day 5K

When: 7/3 from 8 a.m. to 10 a..m.
Where: Market Street

NATURE: Birdwatching For Beginners 🐦

When: 7/3 from 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Audubon Center

COMMUNITY: Livingston Avenue Litter Clean Up

When: 7/3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: TAT Restaurant

Navigator Guide To Fourth of July Fireworks Around Town 🎆

NATURE: Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory: Free with Columbus or Franklin County ID

When: 7/4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory

FESTIVAL: The 38th Annual Doo Dah Parade and Festival 🇺🇸

When: Festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parade at 1 p.m.
Where: Goodale Park and the Short North

FESTIVAL: Upper Arlington Fourth of July Parade

When: 7/4 at 9 a.m.
Where: Starting at Northwest Blvd. and Zollinger Rd

SHOPPING: Farmers Markets 🥬

When: Various times.
Where: Various communities around Columbus

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