Step into a painting at Topiary Park

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Open from sunrise, to sunset, the Topiary Park is a hidden jewel in downtown Columbus.

A destination by itself, this is a landscape of a painting of a landscape! Modeled after the George Seurat painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte”, the topiary is trained to grow into the shapes in the painting, people, pets, and features are all represented by the topiary! Bring a printout of the painting, or a device with the painting downloaded onto it, and enjoy searching for your favorite characters. Children love to play hide-and-seek here, and to compare the painting with real life topiaries.

Columbus OH Topiary Garden

There is a visitor’s center, lake, paved walks, and benches, as well as picnic tables. All areas are ADA accessible.

Host to a music program in the summer, volunteers also plan other events that encourage community involvement. The park is maintained entirely by volunteers and is a world famous destination spot.

The garden is enjoyable through three seasons, the winter months being cold and bleak, although the evergreen topiaries are still visible and enjoyable then.

Topiary Park
480 East Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Photo Credit: Topiary Garden tulips by Rod Berry Photography

Get crafty at the Ohio Craft Museum!

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A perfect indoor destination for stormy summer days, the Ohio Craft Museum is a tiny hidden wonderland. Located in Grandview Heights, this little gem offers exhibit space as well as regular craft programming for all ages. Full of beautiful art, as well as art for sale in the gift shop, you’ll want to keep your youngest family members either in arms, or carefully supervised.

The exhibits here are beautiful, inspiring, and make you want to go home and create something. The next time the kids, or even YOU, are caught saying “There’s nothing to do!” Come to the Ohio Craft Museum and get inspired to learn to create something beautiful!

The summer exhibit is always the juried exhibition of works by the members of Ohio Designer Craftsmen. It features ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fibre, and mixed media. All made by Ohio artisans.

The Museum offers summer programs for children, as well as other programs year round for all ages.

Watch their website for special exhibits, events, and all the Ohio Craft Fairs, too!

Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday and Sundays from 1pm-4pm. Admission is FREE.

Ohio Craft Museum
1665 W 5th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212

Please note, this information was correct as of the writing date, but things do happen to cause changes that we cannot predict. Contact the venue directly for up-to-the-moment information.

Juicy, Crispy, Crunchy and Healthy! Farmers Markets!

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Grab the kids and a big tote bag and head to your local Farmers Market for a real treat! Juicy strawberries, crisp lettuces, crunchy carrots, and snappy green beans abound. In addition to just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll find locally raised meat and dairy, soaps and candles, honey, and even baked treats and specialty items. Each market is a little different, and it’s worth the trip to visit them all! Here’s a list of markets, to help you choose the one close to you…or ones you want to explore next!

Please note that this list was correct and comprehensive at the time of collation, but circumstances change, so please check websites or call markets directly for up-to-the-moment information.

Central Ohio Farmers Markets

  1. Bexley Farmers Market
    4-7pm Thursdays
    2111 E. Main Street, Bexley 614-235-2305
    May  – October
  2. Blendon Township Farmers Market
    6350 Hempstead Road, Westerville 43081 614-839-2013
    Thursdays 3 – 6pm from July – October
  3. Clintonville Farmers Market
    9am-Noon Saturdays and 4-7pm Wednesdays
    North High Street between Orchard and Dunedin 614-395-6472
    April 27 – November 23 Saturdays, and June 5-August 14 Wednesdays
  4. Columbus – North Market Farmers Market
    10-2 Sunday – Monday and 9am – 7pm Tuesday – Saturday through October
    59 Spruce Street, Columbus 614-463-9664
  5. Columbus – Pearl Market
    Tuesdays & Fridays 10:30am-2pm In the alleyways between Broad, High, Gay and Third Streets 614-645-5061
    May – October
    Credit cards and Ohio Direction Card are accepted at the Market Tent
  6. Delaware Farmer’s Market
    20 E Winter St, Main Street Delaware
    3-6 Wednesdays,  9-12 Saturdays June to October
  7. Dublin Farmers Market
    Oakland Nursery, 4261 West Dublin-Granville Rd, Dublin
    3:30 – 6:30pm Wednesdays, May – September
  8. Grandview Avenue Farmers Market
    Grandview Avenue, Columbus 43212 419-674-4719
    Saturdays 10am – 1pm, July 5- October
  9. Grove City Farmers Marketplace
    4035 Broadway, Grove City
    Saturdays 8am – Noon, from May- September
  10. Hilliard Farm Market
    On the corner of Main and Center Streets
    Tuesdays 4 – 7pm June – September
  11. Powell Farmers Market
    Rear parking lot of 50 S. Liberty Street, Powell
    9am – Noon, Saturdays, May  – October
  12. Reynoldsburg Farmers Market
    1520 Davidson Drive in Huber Park
    4 -7pm Thursdays, June – September
  13. Upper Arlington Farmers Market
    1945 Ridgeview Rd, in the Upper Arlington Senior Center
    3 -6pm Wednesdays, May – September
  14. Worthington Farmers Market
    8am – Noon every Saturday along High Street in Olde Worthington
    May – September

Photo Credit: Arnold Agency/copyright John Angelo

Beautiful, unusual, and artistic: The Wex!

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The Wex, as it’s locally known, is a great rainy day museum choice. Wexner Center offers visual art displays, performing arts events, and educational programs for all ages. They have a beautiful space in which to display art exhibits is what many will first enjoy here. From photographs, to paintings and sculpture, there is often an interactive piece or two to enjoy as well. Many of the exhibits offer multi-media presentations.

Columbus OH Wexner Center for the Arts

Movies, concerts, talks, and live performance pieces are offered here, too, and many are appropriate for families and older children. Located on The Ohio State University Campus, come early to ensure time to find parking.

Galleries are open Wednesday 11am-4pm, Thursday from 11am-7pm, Friday-Sunday from 11am-4pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

You will be asked to check bags, camera, and recording devices before entering.

Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43201

Please note, this information was correct as of the writing date, but things do happen to cause changes that we cannot predict. Contact the venue directly for up-to-the-moment information.

Photo Credit: Wexner Center for the Arts

Take Me Out to the Columbus Clippers Ball Game!

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Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the field!

Take your kids and your honey out to the Columbus Clippers ball game!

For little leaguers and softball enthusiasts, a live baseball game in a real stadium is a dream come true. And while they don’t sell peanuts and crackerjacks, they’ve got great hot dogs and plenty of cold drinks. If you time it right, you can see the game on a dime-a-dog day, where hotdogs are only a dime apiece! Other promotional nights include a chicken wing night, and a BBQ special. There are giveaway games, too, for kids.

If you choose to go on a Friday or Saturday night game, there is a party in the park in the right field plaza from the gates opening until the first pitch, with live music.

Check out prices and times on our website for individual home games and times.

Photo Credit: Huntington Park

Huntington Park
330 Huntington Park Lane
Columbus, OH 43215
614-462-5250