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Columbus Turkey Trot

For over 30 years, Columbus has come out to run this annual Thanksgiving race, The Columbus Turkey Trot, recognized by Runner’s World Magazine as one of America’s “Best Hometown Favorite” holiday races!

Join in on Thursday, November, 28th, 2019!

There are three events: The 5-mile race, the 2-mile walk…and the Tot Trot (a 100-yard dash) for children. EVERY participant of the 5-mile race and the 2-mile walk will receive a finisher’s medal; goody bag; chip timing; and a long-sleeved race shirt. Tiny Turkey Trotters participating in the Tot Trot receive a shirt, medal, and finish line treat! These Tiny Trot registrants may also walk or run for free with a parent who is a paid registrant for the adult events.

This fun, family-friendly race event benefits the Easter Seals’ EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM which provides hands-on, comprehensive support to help the under-five set reach their full potential, regardless of challenges, needs, or disabilities.

Love to run or walk? The Columbus Turkey Trot is the race for you!

Start times:
8:30 Tot Trot
9:00 5 Mile Race
9:10 2 Mile Walk n’ Talk

Race location: Upper Arlington

Packet pick-up: See registration website for locations!

Families: Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed AND encouraged, they simply ask that those families with strollers and wheelchairs assemble at the back of the starting group so as not to trip up single runners and walkers. Bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, and skates are not allowed.

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Upper Arlington’s Solid Waste Program

Upper Arlington’s Solid Waste ProgramThe City of Upper Arlington’s solid waste program is changing on February 5th. Here’s the basic information to help our UA neighbors prepare for the changes!

Cost: There will be one standard fee of $227, billed at $113.50 twice a year. You don’t need to purchase stickers, and yard waste and bulk items will be included at no extra cost. Containers will be provided and maintained by Local Waste, and in most cases, can be replaced at no extra cost.

Still have stickers? The city will reimburse you for your old stickers when you complete a Solid Waste Sticker Reimbursement form.

Senior? If the homeowner/head of household is 60 years of age or older, you can fill out a Senior Discount form for a $20 annual discount. Premium service fees are not discounted.

Medical Exemption: Are you disabled and unable to roll your containers to the curb? Fill out a Medical Exemption form to qualify for at-the-door collection.

Premium service: If you have chosen to pay $387 extra for at-the-door collection service for trash, you can continue this service, renewing annually. This will now include recycling, too. Yard waste and bulk items MUST be at the curb, however.

Containers: Residents are assigned a standard 65-gallon container unless they requested a larger 95-gallon one by December 8th. Trash container size does not affect price. New containers are being delivered now, but please do NOT use them until February 5, 2018. You can also affix a free YARD WASTE sticker on your old container after February 5th to convert the old container to a yard waste bin…or place provided “Take Me” cards on old containers you do not want to use as yard waste bins.

Timing: Please have all waste containers, yard waste containers, and bulk items on your curb by 7am on your assigned pick up days. Assigned pick up days will not change.

Questions? Issues? Please call the City of Upper Arlington at 614-583-5350.

Want to learn more about the Upper Arlington neighborhood, or learn what homes are for sale there? Contact The Columbus Team today!

Columbus July 4th Fireworks Finder!

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Columbus celebrates the birth of our nation with festivals, parades, and especially fireworks! Check the list below for Fourth of July fireworks and beyond! If you love the booms and bangs, the bright lights in the night sky, and can’t wait to oooh and ahhh with the rest of the crowd, this list of area fireworks events is just your thing.

Happy Independence Day, and enjoy the fireworks all month long!

2018 July Fireworks Finder

Bexley Fireworks

Capital Soccer Field
2360 East Mound Street,
Columbus, Ohio 43209
July 4, at 10:00 PM
Bexley 43209

Columbus Fireworks

Clintonville
July 4, 10:00 PM
Whetstone Park of Roses
Main Field
3923 N. High Street
Columbus OH

Columbus Symphony Patriotic Pops
June 30, at Dusk
160 S. High Street
Columbus 43215
Tickets required for concert

Red, White, and Boom
July 3, at 10:00 PM
300 W Broad Street
Columbus 43215
Fireworks are free, some events may require $

Delaware Fireworks

Delaware Fireworks
July 4, at 10pm
Henry Street and OWU athletic fields
Delaware

Dublin Fireworks

Dublin Coffman Football Stadium
July 4, at 9:50 PM
6780 Coffman Road
Dublin 43017

Gahanna Fireworks

Gahanna Boom Fest
July 4, at dusk
Gahanna Municipal Golf Course
220 Olde Ridenour Rd.
Gahanna

Grove City Fireworks

Grove City High School
July 4, at 9:50 PM
4665 Hoover Road
Grove City 43123

Groveport Fireworks

Wirt Road
July 4, at Dusk
Groveport 43125

Hilliard Fireworks

Rogers A. Reynolds Municipal Park
July 4, at 9:45 PM
3800 Veterans Memorial Drive
Hilliard 43026

Lewis Center Fireworks

Olentangy Summer Bash
June 30, at 10:00 PM
Olentangy High School
675 Lewis Center Road
Lewis Center 43035

New Albany Fireworks

New Albany High School
July 4, at 9:30 PM
7600 Fodor Road
New Albany 43054

Pickerington Fireworks

Victory Park
July 4, at 10:00 PM
100 Lockville Road
Pickerington 43147

Powell Fireworks

Powell Festival
Village Green Park
June 23, at 10:15pm
47 Hall Street
Powell 43065

Reynoldsburg Fireworks

Civic Park
July 3, at 9:45 PM
1600 Daugherty Drive
Reynoldsburg 43068

Upper Arlington Fireworks

Northam Park
July 4, at 10:00 PM
2070 Northam Road
Upper Arlington 13221

Westerville

Westerville South High School
July 4, at 10:00 PM
303 S Otterbein Ave,
Westerville, OH 43081

Whitehall Fireworks

Whitehall Yearling High School
July 3, at dusk
675 S. Yearling Road
Columbus 43213

Worthington Fireworks

Worthington Family Picnic and Fireworks
July 4, 10PM
Thomas Worthington High School Athletic Fields
300 W. Dublin-Granville Road
Worthington 43085

Worthington Hills Country Club
July 4, at Dusk
920 Clubview Blvd. South
Columbus 43235

This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check with your local city government or chamber of commerce to make sure dates, times, and venues remain the same.

Fall Festivals Around Columbus

Looking for fun things to do this autumn? Why not celebrate the season and sample a few of the fall festivals around Columbus this year? Below is a list of festivals by month, so you can make plans to enjoy fall foods, games, and activities all over Central Ohio!

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September Fall Festivals Around Columbus

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival
Northam Park
2070 Northam Road
Upper Arlington, 43221
Enjoy food, live music, local artists, games, crafts and purchase art from local artists.

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Community Arts & Music Festival
51 Douglass Street (Between S. Monroe Avenue and 18th Street)
Columbus, 43205
Enjoy live music, art for sale, a gathering of Art Cars, poetry, kids activities, food, and more!

Old Hilliard Fest
Main Street
Hilliard, 43026
Games, food, carnival rides, live music, sunflower and car shows, an old-fashioned street festival.

Old Worthington Market Day
High Street
Worthington, 43085
An old-fashioned fall harvest market festival with live music, food, flea market, book sale, and more.

Arts in the Alley
Grove City Town Center
Grove City, 43123
A juried art show and sale, this festival also includes food, arts and crafts for families, and live music.

Columbus Oktoberfest
Ohio Expo Center/ State Fairgrounds
717 E. 17th Ave
Columbus, 43211
Live German Polka music, dancing, beer, German food, and plenty of activities for the whole family.

Columbus Caribbean Festival
Delaware County Fairgrounds – 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015
Live music, dancers, food and more to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Caribbean Islands.

Scioto Fest
Scioto Audubon Metro Park
Concerts, climbing, camping & a cold one!

Columbus Coffee Fest
Ohio Village
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211
Celebrate all things coffee at the Columbus Coffee Fest.  There will be activities, music, and coffee, of course!

October Fall Festivals Around Columbus

Columbus Italian Festival
720 Hamlet Street
Columbus 43215
Enjoy Italian food, live music, bocce ball, kids events, a casino night, and more.

For other events further out from the Central Ohio area, please check out the Ohio Festival Schedule online. They provide a list of dates and links to festivals all over Ohio.

At the time of publishing, the information above was correct. Please check with the venues on their websites before making plans to insure that times, dates, and locations have not changed.

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Enjoy the Five Best Gardens in Columbus Area

You can enjoy the five best gardens in Columbus with our list of favorites. Pick one that appeals to you, or spend time over the spring and summer months exploring them all! Gorgeous, interesting, educational, and sometimes sentimental, these gardens should not be missed by those who love flowers, foliage, and the outdoors. We even provide links and addresses to make your expeditions easy and fun.

Explore your city, Columbus, and enjoy the best gardens in Columbus today!
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E Broad St, Columbus OH, 43203 614-715-8000
Admission to indoor gardens is $19 Adults / $16 Seniors  / $12 Children 3-12
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Located in downtown Columbus, near German Village, the indoor gardens in the conservatory are beautiful and bloom all year round. The outdoor gardens begin to bloom with beautiful bulbs and budding trees in April and come into their full glory by June. Outdoor gardens include community vegetable garden projects, walking trails, and an outdoor amphitheater, too.

With smooth paths, ramps, and accommodations for disabilities, these gardens are accessible to all. There are art installations both indoors and out, which means children should be supervised.

Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville OH 43081
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This Metro Park beauty is located in Westerville, and it’s 123 acres feature theme gardens with a rose garden, herb garden, woodland rock garden, and children’s garden. There is a garden here to everyone’s taste, and this is a gem not to be missed! From an enormous hosta collection to a little moss garden in the rock garden area, there is something here for everyone who’s heart goes pitty-pat for gorgeous landscapes.

With smooth, paved paths over almost all of the grounds, these gardens are very accessible. There are some steeper grades in the rock garden, and narrower paths in the children’s garden that could be a challenge. Most of the gardens are completely away from all traffic, and are perfect places for small children to run and play. The children’s garden has been designed for the joy of youngsters, and lovers of children’s literature.

Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens
Next to Howlett Hall at 2001 Fyffe Court on the OSU Agriculture campus in Upper Arlington/Campus Area.
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Free and open to the public during daylight hours, the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens are a part of the Agriculture Department at OSU. Beautiful and peaceful, spring, summer and autumn, these gardens have wonderful plant collections, benches, short and easy walking paths, and a contemplative labyrinth for meditation. Most plants and trees are labeled, and perfect for educating young and old about these lovely gardens.

Mostly accessible, there are some shallow steps, a few stone paths, and the labyrinth can be enjoyed from, but not travelled in a wheelchair. While great for all ages, it is not fenced and is bordered by busy streets. Small children should remain under direct supervision.

Whetstone’s Columbus Park of Roses
3901 North High Street, Columbus OH 43214
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Located in the heart of Clintonville, this is one of the largest and most famous rose gardens in the U.S. Thirteen acres, with three unique rose gardens, an herb garden, perennial garden, and an Ohio prairie. Housing 11,500 roses and over 400 varieties, there are roses for everyone here. Included are the ancient wild roses, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures, climbing, and shrub roses. They even have a garden filled with low-maintenance Earth-friendly roses in an informal garden setting. The roses are best seen in June and July, with the most roses in bloom at once. The scents and sights are truly amazing.

Very accessible, the gardens are planted on a slight hill which may be a mild challenge to wheeled visitors, but with wide smooth paths throughout. Away from traffic, this is a wonderful park for children, with wide lawns on which to run and play.

The Topiary Park
480 E Town Street, Columbus OH, 43215
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Open during daylight hours, this astonishing park is a Georges Seurat painting come to life in topiary! A landscape designed to mimic a painting of a landscape, it’s a beautiful example of living art. Come walk among the visitors to “A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte” in Columbus!

Contact the Friends of Topiary Park, and arrange a docent tour of the beautiful landscape. Perfect in any season, as the evergreen topiaries are all visible and enjoyable even in winter. Although we do recommend warmer temperatures for full enjoyment, the park is lovely any time of the year.

Fully accessible to everyone.