Pencil It In: The 12 Best Things to Do In May

There is a lot going around Columbus this month, and we think you deserve to know about all of it! Here are the 12 can’t-miss events happening in the capital city throughout May.

Cosi After Dark: May the 4th Be With You
May 4


What: Cosi After Dark presents, “May the 4th Be With You”, a Star Wars themed, adults only party. Discover alien life, practice your lightsaber skills, and figure out exactly how cold the ice planet Hoth is. The event is 21+ and tickets prices range from $10 to $29.25.
When: May 4, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Where: COSI
Cosi After Dark

Taste of Dine Originals
May 11

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What: Presented by the Buckeye Ranch and Dine Originals Columbus, guests are invited to an unlimited tastings featuring food and drinks from 40 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries. The event is 21+ and tickets are $150.
When: May 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory

CCAD Senior Fashion Show
May 12


What: Columbus College of Art & Design is hosting its annual Senior Fashion Show. The show will feature 18 designers, all with their own unique esthetic and focus. Tickets prices range from $175 to $375.
When: May 12, 2017 from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Where: CCAD Design Studios on Broad

Columbus Craft Beer Week presented by Giant Eagle
May 12-20

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What: Celebrate all the amazing beer Columbus has to offer by checking out a variety of events going on during Columbus Craft Beer Week.
When: May 12 through 20
Where: Various locations around Columbus

21st Annual North Market Apron Gala presented by Huntington Bank
May 13


What: The 21st Annual North Market Apron Gala will feature music, drinks and a fun three-course dining experience. Tickets range from $75-$125.
When: May 13 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Where: North Market

12th Annual St. Jude Discover the Dream
May 18


What: Help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by attending the 12th annual St. Jude Discover the Dream. The even will include a cocktail reception with zoo animals, a seated dinner, and both live and silent auctions. Guest Chairs for this year include Jim Tressel and Jack Hanna. Pricing available for a table or individual seats.
When: May 18 from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Rock on the Range
May 19-21


What: Rock festival Rock On The Range celebrates it’s 10th year in Columbus. Headliners include Soundgarden, Korn, The Offspring, and Metallica. Ticket prices vary.
When: May 19 through 21, see website for Lineup
Where: Mapfre Stadium

2017 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure®
May 20


What: The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is one of the most successful fundraising events in the fight against cancer. 100 percent of the proceeds go towards the mission, with 75% distrubuted to the to fund local programs that offer breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment, and 25% towards the Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants program.
When: May 20 at 7 a.m.
Where: Downtown Columbus, starting at N Front St & Elm St

Steve Martin and Martin Short
May 21


What: Two comedic legends will join together for one night in the capital city. Martin Short and Steve Martin will combine music and comedy for a one of a kind show. Tickets range from $64 to $150.
When: May 21 from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theater

Melanincholy Festival
May 26-28


What: Celebrating artists of color, the Melanincholy Festival is a free music festival, open to all! Headliners include Betsy Ross, Correy Parks, and Mojoflo.
When: May 26 through June 28, various times
Where: Milo-Grogan Community Rec Center

Asian Festival
May 27-28

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What: The 22nd Annual Asian Festival will be held at Franklin Park, celebrating the heritage of Asian and Pacific Island Culture. The festival will include hands-on art demonstrations, interactive dance performances, Asian music, Tai chi, martial arts workshops, Asian games, and delicious Asian cuisine. The Festival is free and open to the public.
When: May 27 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and May 28 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
May 31-June 4


What: World renowned golf tournament, the Memorial Tournament, is returning to Dublin for its 41st year. Badges vary in price, so be sure to visit the Memorial Tournament’s website.
When: May 31 through June 4, various times
Where: Muirfield Village Golf Club

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