A new month is upon us, which means it’s time to start making some plans.
September is here, and let me tell, you this month is ready to party. I attribute that to the fact that it’s the nicest weather we have all year. Also, you can just tell Columbus isn’t quite ready to give up on summer yet.
But whatever the reasons are, I’m just glad there are so many awesome things going on around town.
What: Want to help save the planet one bee at a time? You can! Head out to the Lithopolis Honeyfest to celebrate all things bee-related, purchase local honey and goods, and have a great time.
Where: Columbus Street, Lithopolis, Ohio 43136
What: Break out your beer stein and round up your drinking buddies, because Columbus Oktoberfest is back. The event is free to attend and features beer, food, live entertainment, crafts, and more.
Where: Ohio Expo Center
What: Cloud City is described by organizers as an “immersive, community-driven multimedia experience. This unique festival will include music performances, films, comedy, mindfulness, fashion, podcast, dance, photography, skating, VR, gaming, and more.
When: 9/7 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: 400 W Rich
What: Head down to Scioto Audubon Metro Park for a four day festival. The fest will feature rock climbing, camping, music, and more.
Where: Scioto Audubon Metro Park
What: Celebrate Ohio’s most unique fruit at the 21st Annual Pawpaw Festival. Visitors can enjoy art vendors, food vendors with Pawpaw dishes, contests, music, a kids area, Pawpaw beer, camping, and more over the course of the 3-day festival.
Where: 5900 US Highway 50, Albany, Ohio 45710
What: Stop by the Columbus Caribbean Festival, a two-day fest celebrating the culture and heritage of the Caribbean islands right here in Columbus. There will be a parade, live music, amazing food, island drinks, and vendors. Admission is free.
Where: Scioto Mile
What: From demonstrations to incredible vendors, the Country Living Fair is the place to be, especially if you’re a fan of the magazine. The editors will be on hand at the event, and there will also be food, seminars, make-and-take workshops and more.
Where: Ohio Village
What: Crafted Fest will feature an amazing selection of craft beer & a huge variety of artisanal dishes from nine of Columbus’ most creative restaurants. Visitors can enjoy live performances by George Barrie Band & The Floorwalkers as they discover new favorite brews and expertly crafted cuisine.
When: 9/14 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Columbus Commons
What: Arts in the Alley is celebrating 40 years of being one of Central Ohio’s premier music and arts festival. The fest will kick off with a parade on Saturday morning. Visitors can head to the festival, where they can check out shows including a Fine Arts Show, a Photography Show, a Crafts Show, a Youth Art Show, and even a Quilt Show.
Where: Downtown Grove City
What: Celebrate Jungle Jack’s “Hanna-versary” with the Columbus Zoo. Jack will be on hand for some live performances, as well as meet-and-greets with the fans.
When: 9/21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
What: The inaugural Columbus Yoga Fest will be here before you know it. Stroll through the marketplace, eat something yummy, enjoy some wellness sessions, and take some yoga classes with various instructors from around the city.
When: 9/21 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Camp Mary Orton
What: Want to witness something magical? You’re not alone. That’s why people are heading to the Columbus Water Lantern Festival. Watch as the lanterns gently leave the shore and float along the Scioto River.
When: 9/28 from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Scioto Mile
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