COLUMBUS (WCMH) — It’s shaping up to be a great pre-fall weekend! Don’t have any plans for it yet? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re looking for festive fall activities, arts and crafts fairs or just want to soak up the sun in the park, it’s all here and it’s all FREE!
Independents’ Day returns to Columbus and it’s bigger and better than ever this year! Kick the festival off right with the Independents’ Eve Party at Spacebar. On Saturday and Sunday, check out live music, local artists, amazing food and unique marketplace finds!
Going to be in the Washington Courthouse area this weekend? Swing by the 2016 Scarecrow Festival! The fun kicks off with the opening ceremony and music by John Crabtree on Friday and continues Saturday with the Scarecrow 5k, rides and vendors, kid’s activities, Irish dancers, comedian Adam Garman and country singer Aaron Tippin. On Sunday, the rides and vendor booths will still be open and they’ll be live music and a former OSU and NFL player there!
Discover Germany right here in the Brewery district! The Germania Biergarten will have three days of German music, dancing food and more and Columbus’ oldest Oktoberfest!
Relive the magic of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka at the eighth annual Screen on the Green. Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and a flashlight and see this 1971 classic on a 30-foot inflatable screen. Plus, there will be plenty of food trucks on hand!
Join more than 100 exhibitors displaying fine art, photography, jewelry, crafts and so much more at the 37th Annual Arts in the Alley Festival in Grove City! The event begins with a parade on Saturday morning and they’ll be tons of live music, food vendors and more on both Saturday and Sunday!
While it’s not completely free, regular zoo admission will grant you access to all the fun of fall! See local artisans at Trades of Tradition, catch special performances by the Wayfarers, see the Animals on Safari show, stop by the Animal Encounters village, go bobbing for apples and so much more!
Love knitting? Want to give back to your community? Join other yarn heads and grab your starter kit and instructions for this year’s Worthington Library community service program!
Grab a chair or blanket and come enjoy the finale of the Music & Arts in the Garden Series! You can catch performances by Christopher Bosca, The Big Badd, Wake the Trees, KT Ramsey Coven and Luxury Brown! You’ll also see artists Natalia Sanchez, Nichole Burton-Chambers, India Islam, Lisa Cliff, Gail Larned and Eric Marlow!
National Drive Electric Week kicks off on Sunday, and now’s your chance to try out an all-electric or plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles! Head over to Easton Town Center and check out different electric models from Tesla, Nissan and Chevrolet!