Upcoming events in and around Central Ohio. Get out there!

Saturday 9/24, 1pm-3:30pm Exhibition runs through 10/29
Scioto Corridor – Columbus Cultural Arts Center
The Earth is US: Forging a New Relationship

As we face critical issues affecting the earth, the need to understand a symbiotic relationship with the earth and embrace eco-psychology becomes more apparent than ever. Artists invited to participate in The Earth is Us; Forging a New Relationship bring about a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship from personal perspectives. 

The exhibition includes special performances, panel discussions, and workshops. 

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Friday and Saturday, 6pm - midnight Sunday, 6pm-10pm
Scioto Corridor – Columbus Zoo

Welcome to Central Ohio's Horror Theme Park! Explore a fiendish world of four haunted houses, two scare zones, six amusement rides, including the Sea Dragon roller coaster, and other sinister surprises.

ZOMBIEzi Bay will be held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October, with additional bonus hours on Thursday, October 27. Event hours are from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on all Thursdays and Sundays, and 6 p.m. – midnight on all Fridays and Saturdays.

Not suitable for children under 13 years because at ZOMBIEzi Bay, the nightmares are real.

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Friday 10/7, 5pm-11pm Saturday 10/8, 12pm-11pm Sunday 10/9, 12pm-7pm
Olentangy Corridor – St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Columbus Italian Festival

As one of Columbus’ premier festivals, The Columbus Italian Festival attracts over 35,000 visitors annually. Each year on Columbus Day weekend, the Italian community comes together in a 3 day celebration with the finest in food, entertainment, and Italian culture.

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Daily, 10am – 5pm
Alum Creek Corridor – Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Harvest Blooms

Harvest Blooms infuses the botanical garden landscapes and containers with the magic of the fall season! Thousands of hearty pumpkins, rich mums, exquisite cabbages and more fill the gardens.

Guests will discover larger-than-life autumnal decorations: two pumpkins houses and—new this year—an overflowing decorative cornucopia and magnificent pumpkin tree.

Harvest Blooms is included in General Admission and admission to Pumpkins Aglow, which is a Special Engagement on select evenings in October requiring separate tickets.

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Saturday 10/8, 10am-6pm
Scioto Corridor – Green Lawn Cemetery
Day of the Dead Columbus 2022

Day of the Dead Columbus is a free family festival. It's an all-day celebration with traditional offerings/ofrendas, calaveritas literarias/poetry, art exhibits, traditional music and local bands, a panel discussion about Day of the Dead, conversation circle, cultural and educational activities for children, free face painting for kids, exhibitions from several elementary schools about the festivity, local arts and crafts, traditional Mexican food and more.

Day of the Dead Columbus is hosted by the non-profit organization Latino Arts for Humanity. It is an educational, cultural, and family event to remember and celebrate our loved ones that are no longer with us.

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Saturday 10/8, 5pm - 7pm
Big Walnut Corridor – Slate Run Farmhouse
An Evening on the Farm

Enjoy a campfire and warm cup of cider while joining in family activities and experiencing the Farm as the sun sets. We will provide ingredients for S'mores. Bring some chairs if you want to sit and enjoy the fire.

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Sunday 10/9, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Battelle Darby Creek – Battelle Darby Creek Ranger Station
Full Hunter’s Moon Hike

Take a 4-mile hike through fields and forests. Meet us at the Ranger Station - 1775 Darby Creek Dr. Galloway, OH 43119

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