How to spend a rainy spring day in Columbus, OH

Make the most of spring with seasonal cocktails, cooking classes, and flowers in bloom.

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Cheers to spring cocktails at Lumin. | Photo by @lumincolumbus

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You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. But, you don’t have to let spring weather rain on your parade. Here are some ways to enjoy indoor spring fun.

🌷 Stop and smell the roses

You’ll forget about the spring storms quickly at Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Surround yourself with hundreds of butterflies for Blooms & Butterflies or admire 125,000+ tulips, narcissus, and pansies throughout the Conservatory with Columbus Blooms. Plus, don’t forget about spring arts, gardening, and cooking classes, including:

A blue morpho butterfly | Photo by @fpconservatory

See a blue morpho butterfly up close this spring. | Photo by @fpconservatory

🍽️ What’s cookin’?

Learn to whip up some classic spring-themed dishes at Mitchell Hall led by chef-instructor Shawnie Kelley at these classes:

  • Spring in Tuscany: On Thursday, April 13 from 6-8 p.m., learn to make a Tuscan meal finished with dessert and wine.
  • Cooking With Kids: A Fun Family Dinner: Grab the family on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for a fun day of decorating cupcakes and making mac and cheese.
  • Spring Soufflés: Create spring flavors and colors in this baking class with savory and sweet soufflés on Thursday, May 18 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

🍹 Create cocktails with your spring fling

Head to Lumin Sky Bar and learn to make cocktails from the spring drink menu on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 13 — Sweet Pea cocktail
  • Thursday, April 20 — Springtime Campfires cocktail
  • Thursday, April 27 — Strawberry Fields cocktail

Spanish tapas will also be provided during each class.

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