Things To Do In Columbus

Fashion Meets Music Festival Feat. Michelle Williams and O.A.R. on August 29–31 (Up to 74% Off)

Fashion Meets Music Festival

Nationwide Arena

$99 $79

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Beloved jam band and member of Destiny's Child perform amidst fashion shows, Ferris-wheel rides, and Project Runway alum Althea Harper

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Outing with Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Columbus, Arena Grand

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10 for a Columbus Clippers Baseball Game for Two at Huntington Park (Up to $27 Value). Three Dates Available.

Columbus Clippers

Huntington Park

$27 $10

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Indians' Triple-A affiliate looks to maintain a winning record behind one of the league's most explosive offensive lineups

Two-Day Pass for Two or Four to Midwest Haunters Convention on June 7 and 8 (Up to 55% Off)

Midwest Haunters Convention

Downtown Columbus

$10 $5

Browse the wares of more than 100 halloween vendors and attend scare-tactic seminars before rocking out during the Scary-oke party

Two, Four, or Six Adult Tickets to Columbus International Festival (50% Off)

Columbus International Festival

Ohio Expo Center

$14 $7

Enjoy a festival celebrating a variety of cultures through dancing, music, fashion, and food

Birthday Package for 10 with Pizza or Skating Package for 2 or 4 at Skate Zone 71 (Up to 47% Off)

Skate Zone 71

North Columbus

$30 $17

Glide around the roller rink while wearing glow accessories; birthday package includes refreshments, food, and games

$35 for a BYOB Canvas-Painting Class for Two at Aprons-n-Easels ($70 Value)

Aprons -N- Easels

Hillard

$70 $35

Instructors provide step-by-step guidance and all necessary art materials as pairs create paintings, sip, and snack

Painting Party for Two or Four at a Local Restaurant from Paint Easely (Up to 47% Off)

Paint Easely

Columbus

$90 $49

Learn to paint trees, flowers, and animals at a local restaurant in an informal setting that's more party than class

Skating Package for 2 or 4 or Birthday Party for 10 with Arcade Games at United Skates of America (Up to 47% Off)

United Skates of America

Columbus

$26.50 $15

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Open-skate sessions on a wooden rink under a disco ball; party package includes arcade games and pizza or hotdogs

All-Day Water-Park Passes for Two, Four, or Six at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark (Up to 65% Off)

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark

Columbus, OH

$79.90 $35

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A 40-ft. tower with four dizzying slides, a 40-foot play structure with a water cannon, and an adult-only hot tub inside an 84-degree park.

$150 for $300 Groupon — Stars Indoor Sports

Stars Indoor Sports

Busch

$300 $150

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$25 for $50 Groupon — Xcel Martial Art & Fitness

Xcel Martial Arts And Fitness

Northgate

$50 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 for $54 Groupon — Stars Indoor Sports

Lil' Kickers Columbus

Busch

$54 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

4, 8, or 12 One-Hour Introductory Lessons at Royal Arts Fencing Academy (68% Off)

Royal Arts Fencing Academy

East Broad

$75 $24

Fencing fundamentals taught in four group classes help students progress to intermediate instruction

$15 for BYOB Paint Your Own Pottery Session with Materials at Clay Café ($30 Value)

Clay Cafe

Grandview Heights

$30 $15

Bisque plates, mugs, and vases await colorful brushstrokes from burgeoning artists inside this homey studio

Lesson or Range Time for Two, Private Party, or Unlimited Shooting at Velocity Archery Range (Up to 56% Off)

Velocity Archery Range

South East Columbus

$32 $16

Certified instructors oversee archery lessons and group outings; practice your skills during open sessions at the indoor range

American Cuisine for Two or Four or More at 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant (45% Off)

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

Airport

$40 $22

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Classic American dishes such as prime rib, crab-stuffed mushrooms, and Atlantic salmon

$22 for a Distillery Tour and Tasting with Vintage T-shirt at Middle West Spirits ($40 Value)

Middle West Spirits

Weinland Park

$40 $22

Master distillers use Ohio-grown ingredients such as soft red winter wheat and wildflower honey to craft whiskey and vodkas

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The kitchen can seem bewildering to a child peering up at the many colanders, peelers, and skillets on the shelves, but a lesson from the trained cooks at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna quickly demystifies kitchen utensils and cooking techniques. Weekly classes introduce kids to culinary concepts that vary each month, and full-day camps explore the culinary traditions of different countries and time periods. Weekend events highlight exotic dishes or take children on cartoon-themed picnics. In addition to kid-friendly offerings, the academy hosts team-building exercises for adults and businesses, pitting friends and coworkers against one another in Iron Chef competitions with all food, recipes, and English overdubs provided.

425 Beecher Rd
Gahanna,
OH
US

Facilitating the fan-delighting collision of comic-book universes and intergalactic heroes, Wizard World organizes Comic Cons and pop-culture conventions across the continent. At each event, stars from the silver screen set down roots in booths across the convention floor, wielding markers for autographs and their photo-op-ready smiles. Past guests have run the gamut from William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and the cast of AMC?s The Walking Dead. Away from the crowds, stars also participate in talks and Q&A panels as part of the event?s programming. Along with beloved actors, Wizard World?s conventions grant guests a chance to interact with writers and artists as well as partake in activities such as gaming tournaments and costume contests.

400 North High Street
Columbus,
OH
US

Spearheaded by Julia Richey, a former member of the Russian National Team, the crew of coaches at Royal Arts Fencing Academy teaches fencers of all experience levels the secrets of centuries-old sword techniques and traditions. New students can enroll in four group classes, learning the fundamentals that will guide them during subsequent intermediate lessons. They can also brush up on their blade knowledge during summer camps that cover the Olympic sport weapons of foil, épée, and saber. Visions of Olympic glory also dance throughout the academy’s annual Arnold Fencing Classic, a part of the Arnold Classic and one of the largest independently run fencing tournaments in the nation.

5770 Westbourne Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

Each January, travel-industry professionals and vacationers descend upon downtown Columbus for the Great Vacations Travel Expo to mingle, participate in interactive activities, and exchange travel information. Visitors have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with travel experts and learn how to book transportation by air or sea, how to find hotel accommodations within their budget, and how to request time off from work (wink at the boss while asking). Select exhibitors also offer exclusive discounts on vacation packages, and tourism savants will take the stage to speak about their own vacation tips and tricks.

300 W Broad St
Columbus,
OH
US

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60?90 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2014

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Metered street parking

Pro Tip: Parking is available at several options next to the building, on street, parking garage & paid lot.

Personal expression takes many forms at The Art of Yoga. In addition to hosting yoga classes throughout the week, the 3,000-square-foot renovated loft also serves as a gallery space that features works by a different area artist every month. This setting helps create a serene environment complemented by the graceful, seamlessly flowing movements of the students furthering their yoga practices. The studio's instructors mainly embrace the Vinyasa style and offer classes specially tailored to the abilities of pupils' various skill levels. Some classes emphasize maintaining alignment and using mindful breaths to transition between each asana, whereas upper-level lessons proceed at a more dynamic pace and incorporate far more self-levitating poses.

15 West Cherry Street
Columbus,
OH
US

Before Zombie Buffet 5K, the zombie apocalypse was simply a tall tale played out in movies and among survival enthusiasts. Now, the deliciously horrific fantasy has been realized in the form of a fun and challenging 5K. First, runners must choose a side—either traverse the course as a runner, or move about the infected habitat as a sprinting or roaming zombie.

Each runner gets two health flags, which zombies try their undead best to steal. When runners lose both flags, they become zombies and must then hunt down their fellows in search of other flags. The zombie with the most flags in each starting wave wins and goes home with the happy knowledge that they are the fittest of the unfit. The top three runners in each wave who finish with at least one health flag still intact will win the running division.

Regardless of their alignment, all participants get swag such as a Zombie Buffet 5K T-shirt, a silicone bracelet, and dog tags, but the running winners and zombie winners are bestowed additional secret grand prizes.

200 West Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus,
Ohio
US