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Guide to Father’s Day 2018 in Columbus

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and Columbus is bound to be abuzz with dads and their families taking advantage of everything happening around town. From ball games to craft beer festivals, Columbus Downtown Apartments has the scoop on all the best Father’s Day weekend activities in the city.

If you’re still looking for a Father’s Day gift or experience in Columbus, we’ve got you covered! Here are our top local recommendations.


Grandview Digfest | Saturday, June 16 | 4-10:30 PM | Grandview Yard

Got a dad who’s crazy about Columbus? This Father’s Day weekend, take him out to Grandview Digfest–a festival celebrating local craft brewers, distilleries, food vendors and much more. Conveniently held within walking distance from Apartments at the Yard, this family-friendly (dogs included!) Columbus event is free to attend and features local live music and fun activities for dad to enjoy.

Click here to purchase pre-sale drink ticket bundles to Digfest 2018.


Huntington park stadium

Columbus Clippers Game | June 15-17 | 7:15 PM (Fri/Sat), 2:05 PM (Sun) | Huntington Park

For the baseball-loving dad in your life, there are three chances to treat him to a Columbus Clippers game at Huntington Field during Father’s Day weekend!

On Friday, June 15, there will be live music before the game in the Right Field Plaza, and 14 oz. draft beers (both craft and domestic) and select wines for just $5 all game long. On Saturday, June 16, dads can enjoy live music before the game and fireworks afterwards. And on Sunday, June 17, Jake “The Diamond Dog” will entertain the entire family with spectacular tricks in between innings!

If you want to give dad a bit more during the Columbus game, head on over to the Clippers Cargo Shop inside the stadium and buy him a fun graphic tee from Homage–also available online.

Click here to purchase Columbus Clippers tickets during Father’s Day weekend 2018.


Picnic with the Pops | Saturday, June 16 | 8 PM | Columbus Commons

Picnic with the Pops, presented by Nationwide, is a great chance to take your music-loving dad to see today’s most popular entertainers performing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. On the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend 2018, the hit 70s and 80s group, Little River Band, will play during a casual outdoor evening performance.

Pack a picnic basket, head down to the Columbus Commons–located just south of the Arena District in downtown Columbus–and treat dad to a Father’s Day experience he’ll never forget!

Click here to purchase tickets to Columbus Symphony Picnic with the Pops featuring Little River Band.


Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium | Sunday, June 17 | 9 AM – 7 PM | Columbus Zoo

On a beautiful Sunday in Columbus, there aren’t many outdoor activities that can beat the beautiful Columbus Zoo. To honor Father’s Day 2018, the zoo is offering free admission to all dads and grandpas with paid admission for kids or grandkids!

This is a great opportunity to bring the entire family out for some quality animal and nature appreciation–including a look at the recently hatched Humbolt penguin chicks, new Asian small-clawed otter pups and a baby silver-leafed langur.

Click here to learn more about Father’s Day at the Columbus Zoo.