Weekend Wednesday: 4th of July Edition

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaThe Weekend Is Coming, The Weekend Is Coming!  What do you have planned??

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day!  Let Freedom Ring and Light The Fireworks!  Here are some local events happening this weekend to give you some ideas.  No matter what you do have fun and be safe!

At the bottom you will find a new section to Weekend Wednesday where we will publish events that might be a bit farther out in the future.  These events might be something you need to plan for or purchase tickets in advance, today we include a link to save $20 a ticket to an upcoming show!

RED, WHITE & BOOM!redwhiteandboom

Dates: July 3, 2013
Location: Downtown riverfront
Hours: Wednesday 10 a.m.-midnight. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.
Admission: Free

The biggest and best Independence Day fireworks celebration in the Midwest will be fired from Veterans Memorial in downtown Columbus. Enjoy great food, live music on five stages and fireworks at the annual celebration of Red, White & Boom!

Other activities include:

Independence Parade starting at 6PM:  With more than 70 entries Central Ohio’s largest Independence Day Parade will step off at 6 p.m. on the Main St. Bridge. The parade will march east on Main St., turn north on Front St., and disband at Spring. St.

Children’s Park starting at Noon until 8PM: Children’s Park is celebrating it’s fourth year at the corner of Neil Ave. and Long St. This area will feature interactive activities for kids of all ages including: COSI on Wheels, carnival games, inflatables, face painters, balloon twisters and MORE!

Taste of Boom: Nationwide Blvd. will kick-off Taste of BOOM! at 3 p.m. This street, closed-off from Front St. to Neil Ave., will highlight fare from Columbus’ top restaurants, include two stages featuring the best local entertainment, and offer a great view of the fireworks.

The Live Music Schedule can be found here.


fireworksflagLancaster Fireworks – Fairfield County Fairgrounds

The Lancaster-Fairfield County Fourth of July parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The parade will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Amusement rides, concessions, and entertainment will be at the fairgrounds from 12:30 until 10 p.m. The annual Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place in front of the midway stage in the afternoon. The fireworks display will be held at 10 p.m.
For More Information Go Here

Pickerington Fireworks – Victory Park

The Pickerington Independence Day Celebration is held on July 4th in Victory Park. A number of children’s rides and a large variety of food and refreshment booths open at 4:00 pm. The annual parade, with over 100 entrants, move along Lockville Road, Columbus Street, and Hill Road at 6:00 pm, followed by ceremonies in the park at 7:30 pm. Entertainment is then featured, leading up to an impressive fireworks display at 10:00 pm.


Saturday Cinema – Downtown Lancaster Bandstand/Gazebo iceage

Saturday Cinema is held the first Saturday of every month starting in May and running through September.  The movie screen is located at the Bandstand (corner of Main and Broad st) in Downtown Lancaster, Ohio (map).  Movies begin at dusk and snack concessions will be available.   Bring a blanket, chairs & snacks; There will be a special area reserved for those sitting on a blanket in the front!   Free children’s activities one hour before the movie begins so come early and enjoy the great evening.

Movie begins at dusk (about 9pm) and children’s activities begin one hour before the movie (about 8pm)

Admission is FREE.


portlandColumbus Crew VS Portland Timber w/ Flogging Molly Concert

Dates: July 7, 2013
Location: Crew Stadium
Hours: Sunday 5 p.m.
Admission: $23-$48
Address:One Black and Gold Blvd.Columbus, 43211

International Irish rock band Flogging Molly will return to Crew Stadium for the second year in a row to play a full set following the Crew’s match vs. the Portland Timbers. Flogging Molly drummer George Schwindt and manager Gary Schwindt are Columbus natives and have been season ticket holders of the Crew for the last six years.

Your ticket gets you a great night of soccer and then a concert featuring Flogging Molly.  There are VIP tickets available that allow on field concert experience.  If you are not familiar with Flogging Molly check out the video below, they are a high energy party.  You won’t be disappointed!


BLUEGRASS CONCERT SERIES: GRASSAHOL – Logan Ohiobanjo

Dates: July 6, 2013
Location: Trek Theatre
Hours: Saturday 6 p.m.
Address:St. Rt. 664 South, beside the Hocking Hills Welcome CenterLogan, 43138

Adults $12, kids 17 and under are $7.
A 10% discount is offered for reservations booked in advance.
Select the Make a Reservation option or go to the Book A Trek  page, select the show date and enter the promo code trektheatrebluegrass2013
Tickets are also available at the gate.

Gates open at 5:30 pm
Shawnee Storytelling starts at 6 pm 
Bluegrass starts at 7:00 pm  


Upcoming Event –

Cirque du Soleil Brings TOTEM to Columbus Aug. 22-Sept. 15!cirque-logo

Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM is coming to Columbus Aug. 22-Sept. 15! Inside their famous big top, on the ground of the Ohio Expo Center, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.

You have  never seen a show like this before! – Athletic performers take to trapezes, unicycles, even rollerskates to illustrate the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

DEAL ALERT! TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil is having a 4th of July Only Sale! $20 off! from 12am-11:59pm, get $20 savings per ticket for select shows. To redeem the offer, click here on July 4!!

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