Things To Do in Columbus, Ohio – March 2014
When: Sunday March 9, 2014, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd. Columbus, 43219
What: The Baby Bonanza and Kid’s Expo is Central Ohio’s premier maternity, baby and child expo! This one-day event has everything for Mom, Dad, baby, and child all under one roof! If you are an expecting parent, have children at home, or are a grandparent, aunt, uncle or friend, then you don’t want to miss this expo! Expect to find the latest products for mommy, baby and child, valuable information on a variety of health and educational organizations, and entertainment for the whole family! Other features include educational seminars presented by area professionals, the very popular diaper derby baby races; a fun competition for non-walking babies, play areas for the kids, fashion show, a Mommy Relaxation Station and Dads – we haven’t forgotten about you! Enter the Dad’s Challenge, a crazy stroller and diaper changing obstacle course just for Dads and Dads-to-be and win fantastic prizes! Cost for admission is $5 Adults, $4 Grandparents.
More information: 740-972-1471
When: March 7-9, 2014, Friday 7-9 p.m. Saturday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday 2-4 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. Columbus, 43215
What: Shrek The Musical is this year’s must-see show for all the family! Cost is $15-$40.
More information: 614-355-0819
When: Saturday March 15, 2014, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Departs from Kroger, 1365 Stoneridge Dr. Gahanna, 43230
What: Cookies, Cake, and Pie, Oh My! rates high on the “yum” scale. What better way to spend 3 hours than on a gourmet food tour where you’ll smell the aromas and sample fresh baked goods? Enjoy a special holiday version of the tour. Cost is $45.
More information: 614-746-9931
DUBLIN ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION
When: Saturday March 15, 2014, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Throughout Dublin, Bridge & High Streets Dublin, 43017
What: Come celebrate the greenest day of the year (St. Patrick’s Day) in the city with Irish Attitude all year-long!
More information: 800-245-8387
When: March 5-16, 2014, Tuesday-Friday 8-10 p.m. Saturday 2-4 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Sunday 1-3 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Columbus, 43215
What: Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will make its premiere in Columbus as part of a brand new US National Tour.
More information: 800-745-3000, 614-469-0939
When: March 13-16, 2014, Thursday-Friday noon-9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Columbus, 43215
What: Come see what’s new in the auto industry! Check out the latest models and even go for a test drive or two! It’s an auto show, and so much more! Cost is $8-$10.
More information: 614-799-2232
When: Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7:30pm
Where: Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd.Columbus, 43215
What: Cheer on Ohio’s National Hockey League team.
More information: 800-NHL-COLS
When: March 21-28, 2014
Where: Throughout The Ohio State University Campus
What: This event traditionally brings thousands of visitors to Columbus and is a time for people of all ages and walks to celebrate African-American history and culture.
More information: 614-688-8449
When: March 8 – September 28, 2014, Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday until 8 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, 43203
What: Get an up close view at the fascinating life cycle of the butterfly. Tropical species from around the globe emerge from their chrysales right before your eyes, while hundreds of butterflies fly freely in the indoor Pacific Island Water Garden. During the summer months, monarch butterflies are featured outdoors in the Pollinators Garden, where daily guided tours share fun facts about pollinators and the important role they play. Cost: Adults $12, Seniors and students $9, Children 3-17 $6, Children under 2 free.
More information: 614-715-8000
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