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The Weekend Lookout: 9 events you need to know about

Mitch Hooper



We’re just a little past the midway mark in June, and if you blink, you’re going to miss the rest of it. We’ve made it through another year of the Columbus Arts Festival and our voices are still a bit raspy from yelling, “Yas, queen!” at Pride all last weekend, but nonetheless, we trudge forward. Weekend warriors, this is your weekly battle cry.


Columbus Food And Wine Festival @ Battelle Riverfront Park

This two-day festival hits on everything we love: free admission, food, and wine. With both local and national wineries showing up, featured food trucks like Dave’s Caribbean Food, and ways to keep the little ones entertained; this festival should offer plenty to keep you busy.

20th Annual Easton Art Affair @ Easton Town Center

This three-day event is one part art gallery and one part a street fair. Whether you’re looking to just spend your afternoon outdoors chowing down, or trying to upgrade your wall decor, this festival’s extended hours will make sure you don’t miss out.

Free Outdoor Movie Screening: Mary Poppins @ The Columbus Commons

Looking for a way to get the kids out of the house for the night? Look no further! Head down to the Commons on Friday for a screening of Mary Poppins at 8 p.m.


Ohio Wings And Beer Festival @ Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

With brews from places like Wolf’s Ridge and Columbus Brew Company and wings from places like Peacan Penny’s and Red Door BBQ, the Ohio Wings and Beer Festival is the place to be to satisfy all your gluttonous cravings.


Gin Jam @ Watershed Kitchen & Distillery

Gin is the perfect liquor for summer; it’s light, refreshing, and pairs well with a variety of mixers. Watershed is celebrating all things gin this weekend, and you should too.

Columbus Destroyers vs. Philadelphia Soul @ Nationwide Arena

The Destroyers are back, and dammit they are trying. Sure, we might be last in the league right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play spoiler to everyone else’s season! Let’s take some of the shine away from sunny Philadelphia. (That’s an It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia reference, we at 614now are more than aware that Philly is not, in fact, a notoriously sunny spot.)


Outlaw Music Festival @ Nationwide Arena

Just a day after the Destoryers hold down Nationwide, it will be transformed into a concert hall for Willie Nelson and his pack of musicians. The Outlaw Music Festival is a mix of country, rock, and anything else within that vein. Yee’s will be hawed, ya’ll.

Sunlight Market on Gay St.

This monthly outdoor market features music, sidewalk vendors, plus brick-and-mortar businesses with extended Sunday hours. Enjoy a Sunday stroll through the sights and sounds, and check out all that the Sunlight Market has to offer.

Vegan Street Food Pop-Up Market @ Ching Ter Maitreya Temple

It’s an invasion of plant-based dishes! This pop-up market is jam packed with vegan vendors including Can’t Believe It’s Vegan, Momma Can Cook, and Too Good Eats. Vegans and vegetarians, don’t miss this chance to finally not have to eat a meal made up of only sides!

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9 festivals for you to fall in love with this weekend

Mitch Hooper



Summer may be rounding out, but there are still so many ways to fest outside. From vintage good fairs to rock climbing at the Scioto Audubon, here are the festivals taking place this weekend in the city.

Sept. 12-15 | Scioto Fest | Scioto Audubon Metro Park

This four-day festival is for those with an affinity for the outdoors. Here, adrenaline junkies will find rock climbing and bouldering while land lovers can enjoy camping, music, and all the food offerings.

Sept. 12-14 | Creative Control Fest 8 | Lincoln Theatre

In its eighth year, the Creative Control Fest is back to raise up and celebrate creatives of color from around the midwest. Hang out and learn useful information at one of the many workshops, or get your mind right at one of the wellness activities designed for creatives from a variety of different industries.

Sept. 13-14 | 934 Fest 2019 | 934 Gallery

In a celebration of the art scene here in Columbus, 934 Gallery is opening its doors for two-days this weekend featuring art from Lucie Shearer and Andy Meyer. Additionally, the festival will play host to two music stages, a comedy stage, local artist vendors, food trucks, craft beer, and plenty of activities for your young Picasso.

Sept. 13-15 | Country Living Fair | Ohio Historical Village

Calling all flea market fans and garage sale experts, this is your chance to splurge! This three-day fair offers more than 200 vendors from across different states selling vintage and handcrafted goods as well as antiques. Stop by one of the how-to sessions, or simply fill up your Pinterest mood board with loads of ideas.

Sept. 13-14 | Columbus Caribbean Festival | The Scioto Mile

In its third year, the Columbus Caribbean Festival has returned to The Scioto Mile for two days of live music, delicious island-inspired food and drinks including Taste Of Kingston and The Gumbo Dude Food Truck, and a parade. The music lineup includes Pete Funk, BAND AMANIAUZURI, and The Flex Crew.

Sept. 13-15 | 2019 Grandview Oktoberfest | Hofbrauhaus Columbus (Grandview)

Another weekend in September, another chance to celebrate the German Oktoberfest! This time around it's at Hofbrauhaus where live entertainment will clash with German food and bier as well as activities for little ones. Friday will feature WCOL-FM from 6pm- 8pm, while Saturday will host a face painter and balloon artists from 2pm- 6pm. And if you couldn't make it to the face painter on Saturday, they will return on Sunday from 1pm- 4pm in addition to a magician.

Sept. 14 | Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival | Columbus Commons

From farm-to-table-to-festival, the Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival brings nine different Columbus restaurants together to showcase their offerings. For $15, you can enjoy live music from George Barrie Band and The Floorwalkers, stuff your face, and know that you're doing some civic good as a portion of proceeds will benefit Freedom a la Cart, an organization providing paid workforce training and supportive services to survivors of human trafficking.

Sept. 14 | Oktoberfest Party | Wolf's Ridge Brewing

Wolf's Ridge is getting in on the Oktoberfest action and on Saturday you can find brats, spaetzle, and of course, WRB's very own Oktoberfest bier. If you really want to feel the Oktoberfest vibes, purchase a $14 stein and hoist it high!

Sept. 14 | Old Hilliardfest | Main St. in Old Hilliard

This street fair takes place in Old Hilliard where visitors can explore car shows and sunflower shows as well as all the fixings of most festivals: live music, food, and activities for kids at the kid's fair. Support local, and have fun while doing so!

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Let’s play FREE ball! Clippers weekend win means more dime-a-dogs

Mike Thomas



Over the weekend, our Columbus Clippers topped the Gwinnett Stripers to clinch the series, earning them a spot in the Governors' Cup Finals!

Games 1 and 2 of the Governors' Cup Finals best-of-5 series against the Durham Bulls will be played at Huntington Park on September 10 and September 11. Both games will start at 6:35pm, gates open at 5:30pm.

As if that weren't enough to entice you, all games in the first round will be dime-a-dog! 

Tickets for Games 1 and 2 are FREE! They will be available beginning Monday at 10am via Ticketmaster (no fees!), by calling 614-462-2757, or by stopping by either our Administrative Offices from 10am-4pm or the CF Box Office on the corner of Neil and Nationwide from 10am-2pm.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of four per order. For more information including the complete playoff schedule, click here.
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Amazon Treasure Truck returns to Columbus this weekend with exclusive deals

Mike Thomas



Whether you missed out on the Prime Day deals, or simply want to keep the savings rolling, Amazon is offering a unique new way to score deals in Columbus. This weekend, the juggernaut of online retail is once again bringing its Treasure Truck to the 614.

The concept is simple: Customers can sign-up for text message alerts revealing the day’s treasure, which could range from trending tech and the latest gear to seasonally relevant products. Sign up for text message notifications by texting “truck” to 24193.

After customers place their order on Amazon, they then select a convenient pickup location and time slot to get their item. In addition to the iconic trucks, customers can pick up their treasure at newly-launched vans, as well as kiosks located in select Amazon Books, Amazon Go, Whole Foods Market stores, and more.

To learn more and to sign up for alerts, click here, or sign up for text message notifications by texting “truck” to 24193. Don't sleep on these deals—the Treasure Truck will be rolling on to the next locale before you know it!

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