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The Best Things To Do In Columbus This Weekend: March 17-19, 2023

Ready for a great weekend, Columbus?

Whether you’re looking for a fun night out with the squad or you’re taking the whole family out, you’ll find something that suits your mood this weekend.

This weekend, Columbus will be buzzing with tons of concerts, theatrical performances, and sporting events. With St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA March Madness tournament, downtown is going to be very full. So get out there, have some fun, and enjoy the weekend, my friends!

HOLIDAY: 2023 Columbus Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

  • When: March 17 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Downtown Columbus

SPORTS: NCAA March Madness Men’s Tournament

  • When: March 17 at 12:15 p.m. and 6:50 p.m.
  • Where: Nationwide Arena

HOLIDAY: 2023 Irish Family Reunion (Shamrock Club of Columbus)

  • When: March 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center

THEATRE: Into The Woods

  • When: March 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Short North Stage

CONCERT: Taylor Tomlinson

  • When: March 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Palace Theatre

HOLIDAY: The Drowsy Lads

  • When: March 17 at 4 p.m.
  • Where: Byrne’s Pub

DANCE: BalletMet: A Celebration of New Works

  • When: March 17-18
  • Where: Davidson Theatre

CONCERT: Variations on Nutcracker Suite

  • When: March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Ohio Theatre

SPORTS: NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

  • When: March 18 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Schottenstein Center


  • When: March 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: A&R Music Bar

THEATRE: Tales Of Our Age

  • When: March 18-19
  • Where: Lincoln Theatre

COMEDY: Paula Poundstone

  • When: March 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Southern Theatre

SPORTS: NCAA March Madness Men’s Basketball

  • When: March 19
  • Where: Nationwide Arena

CONCERT: Betty Who

  • When: March 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Newport Music Hall