Free Weekend: Beer garden concert, live Shakespeare, Jeni’s Fest

This weekend could be your weekend—your weekend to pimp out your Instagram, to create a few stories to tell your future or current grandchildren, to make a memory.

And why not do it all for free?!

MacBeth by William Shakespeare

Friday- Sunday at 8pm

Schiller park Amphitheater, 1069 Jaeger St, Columbus

Macbeth, presented by Actor’s Theatre of Columbus is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous and enduringly popular plays, a twisted, dark romance for the ages.

ATC’s outdoor summer shows at Schiller Park are free and open to the public, though donations are encouraged and vital to the continued success of Actors’ Theatre.

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Annual Short North Yard Sale

Saturday, June 2 from 9am- 3pm

Short North area

Strap on your walking shoes and grab your reusable bags because the Annual Short North Yard Sale is back!

Last year, more than 180 homes participated across multiple nearby neighborhoods including Victorian Village, Harrison West, Italian Village, and Dennison Place.

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Local ‘n Live

Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from 6- 9pm

Gateway – University District, 1566 North High Street

Come down to The Gateway June 1st and 2nd for Local ‘n Live featuring local artists such as: Backyard Sticks (Fri. 6-7:30PM), Joey the Songwriterand friends (Fri. 7:30-9PM) Ruvane Music (Sat. 6-7:30PM) and Kevin Ashba Music (Sat. 7:30-9PM)

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Jeni’s Strawberry Jam

Saturday, June 2 from noon- 10pm

Land-Grant Brewing Company, 424 W Town St

With Memorial Day weekend in the rearview, summer has unofficially kicked off and what better way to celebrate than with strawberries, ice cream, and beer?

We’ll tell you what’s better: strawberry ice cream and strawberry beer!

Head on out to Land-Grant this Saturday, June 2 for Jeni’s Strawberry Jam—a FREE annual bash to ring in Jeni’s Strawberry Jam ice cream release.

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Chicken and Beer Festival

Saturday, June 2 from noon- 9pm

West Bank Park, West Bank Park 

Back and more chicken-y and boozy than ever is the very appropriately named Columbus Chicken & Beer Festival.

Coming off a successful first year, this family-friendly cookout has moved from the grassy area next to Land-Grant Brewing to a bigger location at West Bank Park (where Independents’ Day Fest was held last year).

Weekend deal: 1/2 priced Sonic shakes and ice cream slushes

The car-side burger joint is offering half-priced shakes and ice cream slushes DAILY after 8pm.

You’re welcome.

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