With the fourth annual Columbus Taco Festtaking place on Sat., May 14-Sun., May 15 at Genoa Park, it’s time to talk tacos so you don’t have FOMO during this fiesta.
Hard shell facts
Both Saturday + Sunday kick off at noon, and Saturday closes at 10 p.m. while Sunday closes at 8:30 p.m. Regardless of when you choose to arrive, admission is free and you can always come back for seconds.
Head to Genoa Park early to avoid longer lines | Photos via Taco Fest
Tacos, nachos, and tequila
This year’s lineup includes 20+ local food trucks with most tacos in the range of $2 to $4 per taco. Many spots offer more than just tacos, like Barroluco with Argentinaian comfort food such as empanadas, or Avo-rrito featuring street food like nachos.
Plus, tacos always go great with tequila + beer,and both will be available through drink tickets which can be bought at the festival.
Dogs are also welcome at Taco Fest, so bring your pups. And if you are feeling festive, dress your dog in a costume on Sunday for a dress-up contestbenefitting RESCUEDOhio, a nonprofit dog rescue in Columbus.
This brings new meaning to “walking tacos” | Photo via Taco Fest
Easton Unplugged: Sean Marshall | Thurs., May 12 | 6 p.m. | Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center | Free | Stop by the Easton Mall patio near Macy’s for an acoustic set from local musician Sean Marshall. 🎶
ABBA: The Movie | Thurs., May 12 + Sat., May 14 | Times vary | Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St. | $12+ | Fans are invited to watch the classic 1977 film about the iconic pop group + stay after for a post-movie singalong of their greatest hits. 💃
AJR | Fri., May 13 | 7:30 p.m. | The Schottenstein Center | $37+ | This pop trio continues to pump out hits like “Weak” and “Bang” + is joined by opener Gayle. 🎸
King Bach | Fri., May 13-Sat., May 14 | Times vary | The Columbus Funny Bone, 145 Easton Town Center | $64+ | TikTok creator, actor, and comedian King Bach cracks jokes about life, relationships, and social media. 🎤
Kids Day | Sat., May 14 | 9-11 a.m. | WOSU, 1800 N. Pearl St. | Free | Bring the kids for a morning of educational fun with popular PBS characters + registration is required.
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The Bogey Inn, a bar in Dublin that closed earlier this year, is returning for one week only for The Memorial Tournament on Wed., June 1-Sun., June 5. Visitors can expect live music, food trucks,drinks, andTVs to watch the tournament. ⛳️
High Bank Distillery is set to open its second location on Wed., May 18 in Gahanna at 1379 Johnstown Rd. The 7,500 sqft space offers a large outdoor patio, High Bank spirits, and a full-service kitchen with options like fish tacos + pork belly banh mi. 🥃
Two Fatt Indians, a local food truck that specializes in Indian cuisine, will now serve food from inside the Hey Hey Bar & Grill on 451 E. Whittier St. You can find samosas, chickpea curry, and chicken tikki masala at the bar starting Mon., May 16. 🍛 (614now)
Rhythm on the River, the outdoor music festival hosted by Columbus Recreations and Parks, returns on Fri., June 3 with the Grammy nominated band Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. Each concert is free to attend with food trucks arriving at 5:30 p.m., just an hour before the show begins. 🎷
Porchfest 2022returns on Sat., June 4 with 20+ local musicians performing at 10 different patios of homes in the Central Bexley area. The event is free to attend + everything from a stage map, alcohol, and food trucks will be available at the festival throughout the day. 🎶
With approval from Columbus City Council, the $100 million redevelopment project on the former Kroger Bakery can now move forward. The project will convert two buildings on Cleveland Avenue into three new buildings with 364 apartments, 49,000 sqft of office space, and an 8,850 sqft restaurant. 🏗 (Columbus Business First)
After receiving community feedback, ODOT is no longer looking to make large-scale improvements along US 23 between Franklin, Delaware, and Marion counties. Instead, the department announced it will focus its efforts on identifying smaller projects for I-270 between Franklin County + Waldo. 🚙 (10TV)
The 2022 Susan G. Komen 5K Race for a Cure returns to downtown on Sat., May 14 with runners + walkers raising money and awareness for breast cancer.Registration remains open until the start of the race which kicks off at 8:30 a.m. 🎀
After receiving a $37,629 grant, Elevate Northland, a local nonprofit,now plans to open a halal-friendly community kitchen at its new Northland Community Center. This new kitchen hopes to fill a need as approximately 62,000 to 97,000 people in the area belong to minority groups, according to 2020 Census data. (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Columbus Department of Public SafetyhostsHealing Columbus, a free trauma care conference, on Sat., May 21 at The Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith. The conference looks to identify how trauma affects brains and how to lessen its impacts. Registration can be done online.
Rumpke Waste and RecyclingannouncedElford, Inc., a Dublin-based construction company, and Machinex Technologies, a Canadian manufacturing company, will help design + create its new $50 million recycling facility. This new center is expected to open in spring 2024 and will be the fifth-largest in North America. (NBC4)
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With three consecutive days of warm weather here in CBUS, it’s safe to start planning out those summer adventures. And with views like these of the city, we can’t help but recommend checking out Windrose Outdoor, which is set to open sometime this month (maybe even this weekend if weather is permitting).
The outdoor adventure company provides single kayaks, tandem kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards for floating along the Scioto Mile River with a tour guide leading the way. Tours are available every Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
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