Plus, record-breaking numbers for John Glenn International Airport
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🇺🇸 Make the most of Memorial Day weekend
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Admission to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum is free on Monday, May 29. | Photo by @nationalvmm
Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, a day that is dedicated to honoring and remembering US military personnel who lost their lives while serving. We’re here to make sure you can celebrate the weekend in a local way.

Plus, don’t forget all local government offices, school districts, and post offices will be closed on Monday. Free parking will be available on City of Columbus streets.


Add these ceremonies + food-forward events to your calendar this weekend.
  • Memorial Weekend “Food is Love” Barbeque Throwdown | Saturday, May 27 | 3-11 p.m. | Heart State Brewing, 750 Cross Pointe Rd., Columbus | $20-$25 | Indulge in slow smoked meats and traditional barbecue sides while listening to live music.
  • C’est La Vie Day Party | Sunday, May 28 | 4-8 p.m. | The Kee, 225 Neilston St., Downtown | $0-$10 | Enjoy live music and specialty cocktails at Columbus’ newest entertainment space.
  • Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony | Monday, May 29 | 10 a.m. | National Veterans Memorial and Museum, 300 W. Broad St., Downtown | Free | Listen to a keynote message from General Michael Garrett, who served in the US Army for 37 years.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony | Monday, May 29 | 10:30 a.m. | Union Grove Cemetery, 400 Winchester Cemetery Rd., Canal Winchester | Free | A a flag retirement ceremony will be held by the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

Veteran organizations

If you’re looking to give back, check out these five local organizations that support veterans:
Bonus: If your long-weekend plans include staying home, here are five grilling tips from James “Ray Ray” Anderson, the owner of Ray Ray’s Hog Pit.
Wednesday, May 24
Thursday, May 25
  • Food Truck Food Court | Thursday, May 25 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St., Downtown | Cost of purchase | Grab lunch from local food trucks and eat on the greenspace.
Friday, May 26
  • Summer Sizzle Concert Series | Friday, May 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Town Center Park, 3359 Park St., Grove City | Free | Bring your own chair or blanket and listen to local performers.
Saturday, May 27
  • Pop-up Pickers Club Market | Saturday, May 27 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | BrewDog New Albany, 97 E. Dublin Granville Rd., New Albany | Free | Browse 30 booths of handmade goods, vintage clothes, and food.
  • Ohio Black Expo | Saturday, May 27-Sunday, May 28 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Genoa Park, Downtown | $15-$35 | Enjoy food, music, and vendors that support local Black youth + community programs.
Sunday, May 28
  • Formula 1 RACEDAY | Sunday, May 28 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Land-Grant Brewing Company, 424 W. Town St., Franklinton | Free | Watch the Monaco Grand Prix in the beer garden with a post-race DJ.
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Enter to win a summer getaway to Indianapolis
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Feeling lucky, Columbus? We’re giving away a two-night stay in Indianapolis — aka the perfect summer road trip destination (just a 3-hr. drive from Columbus), in partnership with Visit Indy. One winner will receive a prize package featuring:
  • Four tickets to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
  • Four tickets to an Indianapolis Indians game
  • Two nights in the Omni Severin Hotel
  • and more*
News Notes
Coming Soon
  • Maumee Bay Brewing Co., a Toledo-based brewery, has plans for a taproom at 6058 Glick Rd. in Shawnee Hills. While an exact opening date has not been announced, the brewery has already applied for a liquor license for the space. (Columbus Business First)
  • Slappin Wings, which offers whole chicken wings, tenders, and nuggets, is opening another location at 2384 Sullivant Ave. in early July. The restaurant currently operates at 1600 Oakland Park Ave. (614now)
  • Columbus City Council approved the order for food trucks and carts to close at midnight in the Short North. The order came from Mayor Andrew J. Ginther as a precautionary measure to keep the arts district safe at night. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will open the main clinics of its cancer center, James Outpatient Care, in July. An additional center dedicated to proton therapy, the first of its kind in central Ohio, will open in the fall. (Columbus Business First)
  • John Glenn International Airport is expected to have a record-breaking summer with an estimated one million airline seats scheduled to depart from Thursday, June 1-Monday, July 31. Use our airport guide to make the most of your travel time.
  • COSI was one of eight winners of the 2023 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This is the highest honor for museums and libraries and is given to institutions that “provide dynamic programming and services that exceed expected levels of service.” (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Buy
  • Turn misplaced keys into a thing of the past with the Apple AirTag. The button-sized tracking device can give you step-by-step directions to your lost keys (or phone…or wallet…) and has a battery life of one year. Pro tip: Put one in your checked luggage and never worry about lost baggage again.*
7 secrets comfortable retirees know about hiring a financial advisor
Smart retirees know a thing or two — and you should, too. | Photo by SmartAsset
Research suggests people who work with a financial advisor could end up with about 15% more money to spend in retirement.1 Read: A lot of margaritas.

That’s because they know the seven secrets to hiring a financial advisor, like never hiring the first advisor you meet. (Rookie mistake.)

The ultimate tip? Answer a few questions in this free, five-minute quiz to match with vetted financial advisors serving your area who can help optimize a retirement plan for you.*
1“Journal of Retirement Study Winter” (2020)”. The projections or other information regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results, and are not guarantees of your future results. Please follow the link to see the methodologies employed in the Journal of Retirement study.
The Wrap
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I guess I’ve been following a Goodale theme lately with a visit to Goodale Park and Goodale Station in the same day. Be sure to watch the videos, both spots are equally scenic.
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