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.
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.
If you’re looking to give back, check out these five local organizations that support veterans:
The Capital City is full of family-friendly fun. | GIF by 6am City
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
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)
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.*
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