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Welcome To Columbus

Columbus is the capital and largest city in Ohio and is located where the Rust Belt, Bible Belt, Appalachia, and the Plains meet, making Columbus is a fusion of many different parts of America. Columbus is the proud home of Ohio State University and was ranking by Money Magazine in 2016 as one of "The 6 Best Big Cities", calling it the best in the Midwest.

The cliffs and waterfalls of the Hocking Hills are just an hour's drive from downtown Columbus. Via @wanderthemap #expcols

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EXPLORE Columbus

Known for great festivals and events like The Dublin Irish Festival, The Columbus Arts Festival, and the Ohio State Fair, Columbus offers plenty of things to do as Ohio's largest city and home to Ohio State University. Search for top events in Columbus

WCOL Winter Wonder Jam 2018

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WCOL Winter Wonder Jam - The most wonderful Country Music event of the year and the official kick off of the holiday party season! Country's hottest stars Kane Brown - Kip Moore get together to Co Headline a spectacular Friday night party for you! Opening up the festivities will be the hot new band Everette. Join us for a great night of country music and holiday celebration! #winterwonderjam

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OFBF Member Appreciation Concert

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Centennial Concert with Chase Bryant.

This is a private members-only event which includes up to four (4) free tickets per household membership. 

Chase Bryant is a Texas native and was named one of the ""Best Things We Saw"" at CMA Music Fest 2014, by Rolling Stone. His songs include ""Room to Breathe,"" ""Summertime Saturday High,"" ""Change Your Name"" and his debut single "" Take it On Back.""

Learn more about Chase at


Where should I park?

Nearby parking for the Greater Columbus Convention Center can be found here.

What is the concert location?

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You will receive your confirmation via email. You can print out your ticket and bring it with you or show it on your phone to be scanned at the door. NOTE: You MUST bring one or the other in order to enter the concert. 

What is not allowed?

  1. Firearms or weapons
  2. Large bulky bags/bookbags
  3. No outside food or beverage
  4. Large hats or items that may obstruct the view of others around you

 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


Can I update my ticket request information?

Yes, changes can be made up until Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm (while supplies last).

Can I get more than four (4) tickets?

No, We can only provide up to four (4) tickets per primary ID.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Julie Shull at

If I would like overnight accommodations where should I stay?

We have secured a room block at several hotels in the Columbus area. You are responsible for making your own reservations at your expense. (See list below)

Hotels Within Walking Distance to Concert

 Drury Inn ($119.00)

88 East Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH

Reservations: or 800-325-0720

Group Number: 2354424

Cutoff Date: November 12, 2018

Hampton Inn & Suites ($139.00)

501 N. High Street, Columbus, OH


T.mc_id=POG or 614-559-2000

Group Name: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Anniversary Celebration

Cutoff Date: November 7, 2018


Hyatt Regency ($109.00)

350 N. High Street, Columbus, OH


Group Name: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Cutoff Date: November 16, 2018


Red Roof Plus + ($85.00)

111 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH

Reservations call: 614-224-6539 or 800-RED-ROOF

Group Name: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Cutoff Date: December 2, 2018

 Hotels on or Near the Outerbelt (I-270)

 Fairfield Inn – Airport ($105.00 King - $115.00 Double Queen)

4300 International Gateway, Columbus, OH 43219

Reservations: 614-237-2100

Group Name: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

Cutoff Date: November 15, 2018

Fairfield Inn – Grove City ($119.00)

1722 Buckeye Pl, Grove City, OH 43123

Reservations: 614-808-8200

Group Name: Ohio Farm Bureau

Cutoff Date: November 7, 2018

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott– Columbus/Dublin ($104.00)

7150 Sawmill Road, Columbus, OH  43235 

Reservations: 614-389-3036

Group Code: OFB

Cutoff Date: November 7, 2018

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Louis the Child - Dear Sense Tour

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Louis the Child

Dear Sense Tour

w/ NoMBe and R.LUM.R.

**For info on VIP Tables, please email Brooke at**

Ages: 18+

Louis The Child has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will got to support the Greater Chicago Food Depository as they work towards ending hunger in the community, one meal at a time.


Tickets: After completing your purchase on Eventbrite, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(s). You MUST print and bring your PDF tickets AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to be admitted for the event. The name on the tickets do not have to match the ID so long as the barcode is scannable. PSG is not responsible if ticket(s) cannot be scanned and the order is under a different name than the person presenting the ticket.

Change names on your tickets here.

Transfer/Change your ticket type here.


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SCFMG's Dark Holiday Free Crimas Concert

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Columbus's own SCFMG presents Doobie's Dark Holiday Free Crimas Concert with Krash Minati and DJ Hylyte!

As a independent artist from Columbus, Ohio one of my dreams was to Headline my own show at “NEWPORT MUSIC HALL” & because of y’all my dream is coming true! Saturday December 15th we are doing something nobody has ever done before... I’m letting all my fans in for FREE, no gimmicks this is a FREE Hometown show!!

Click the FREE GENERAL ADMISSION option to claim your FREE TICKETS

We we have a limited amount of VIP Packages available for PURCHASE!

- VIP Tickets (Includes First Entry to show, Balcony access, limited edition poster)

- SUPER VIP Tickets (Includes Meet & Greet with Doobie, Krash Minati & DJ Hylyte, First Entry to show, Balcony access, limited edition T-shirt and Poster)


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Whiskey Myers at The Bluestone SOLD OUT

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Whiskey Myers will perform LIVE at The Bluestone on Saturday, December 1st

Opening Artist: Bishop Gunn

Doors for the Show will open at 7pm

Tickets are $15 in Advance and $20 day of show

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Midland at The Bluestone SOLD OUT

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Midland LIVE at The Bluestone on Saturday, November 17, 2018!

*Opening Artist: Desure

*Doors for the show will open at 7PM


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Summit of Greatness 2019

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The Summit of Greatness is a 3-day life changing event in Columbus, Ohio hosted by Lewis Howes and The School of Greatness podcast where you will go on a journey to reach your ultimate human potential.  Activate the mind, body and heart along the way through workouts with world class athletes and trainers, keynotes from the top speakers in the world and performances from the most inspiring artists!  Come here to strengthen your purpose and leave with a new passion to take on your dreams and goals.  This experience is about the magic we create and the community we build.

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BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley - Columbus

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What You Get:

  • Trolley Ride to Take in Some of the Best Holiday Spots in Columbus
  • Drop Off at the Columbus Zoo Wildlights (Zoo Admission is NOT included with this ticket. You must either bring a zoo membership, purchase a Zoo Admission ticket during Eventbrite checkout, or buy a Zoo Admission ticket at the door). 
  • Drive through light displays in Dublin, Upper Arlington and Downtown Columbus
  • Visit the Scioto Mile & Columbus Commons
  • Choice of small appetizer or soup before trolley departs
  • Gift Bag with Souvenir Santa Hat
  • BYOB for Trolley (21+ Event)

Join us for a BYOB trolley ride through Columbus seasonal attractions, lighting displays and holiday landmarks.

Head to Westies Tavern (685 N High) for check-in in the Short North neighborhood. Here, we'll take in the decorations at a local bar while enjoying either a small appetizer or cup of soup, and prep for our gawker ride through the yuletide lights of Columbus.

Bring your own beverages for the vintage trolley ride and as soon as we board our adventure begins. We'll be whisked off on a 4 hour tour that includes all the best holiday light displays in Columbus. Included on the tour is a stop at Columbus Zoo Wildlights where we will have approximately 1 hour to explore the millions of lights on display at the zoo. We'll also drive through towns like Dublin and Upper Arlington to see their downtown and residential lighting displays! Also inlcuded will be a drive through downtown Columbus with another drop at Columbus Commons and the Scioto Mile. Here you'll see the thousands of decorative lights and holiday decor illuminate the Scioto Mile and Bi-Centennial Park.

Finally, after soaking in the urban winter wonderland, we'll head back and be dropped off at Westies Tavern to rave about all the seasonal sparkles we just saw.


Event Schedule - 5:30-10:30pm

  • 5:30-5:45pm - Check-in at Westies Tavern (685 N Hight)
  • 6:30pm - Trolley boards and departs Westies Tavern
  • 6:30-10:30pm - Trolley Tour with stops at Columbus Zoo WildLights, Scioto Mile. Drive through downtown Columbus as well as towns like Upper Arlington and Dublin to see their lighting displays. 
  • 10:30pm - Trolley arrives back to Westies Tavern (685 N High)

*Fine Print: All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for scheduled event date and event time. No refunds or reschedules will be provided to anyone who misses scheduled event. Event is rain, shine and snow. No refunds will be given to customers who do not attend the scheduled event due to weather. If roads are closed on the trolley route due to extreme weather and event must be cancelled customers will be contacted via e-mail. Space is limited and trolleys will not be oversold or overbooked. Each trolley has a max of 25 or 28 customers. 21+ event. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. BYOB; must be 21+ to consume alcohol. BYOB is for trolley ride ONLY. You may bring beverages/cooler with you to the event, but will be asked to keep all beverages stored away until we board the trolley. Cooler must be small enough to fit under your trolley bench. Duration of event is 5 hours. Trolley ride is 4 hours.*


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Do I need to buy a Zoo Ticket? Last year there were Non-Zoo Member Tickets and Zoo Member Tickets. 

During the check-out process there will be an option to add-on a Columbus Zoo Ticket. If you have a Zoo Membership there is no need to buy a Columbus Zoo Ticket. If you are not a zoo member, each attendee will need to add-on a Columbus Zoo Ticket during checkout. You can also buy a ticket at the zoo doors if you do not have a membership and do not want to buy the ticket at the time you purchase the trolley ticket. 

How many people fit on a trolley? Can you rent the entire trolley or do a private event?

Yes! Private trolley tours are available. We have 1 trolley that can fit 25 and 1 trolley that can fit 28 customers. If you are interested in learning more about a private event please e-mail with approximate number of people and the date you would like to do the tour. Trolley rental is extremely limited, but the same tour can be done for a private group on a party bus. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes, this event is 21+. All customers must come with a valid 21+ ID. 

I am a vegetarian, is there a food option for vegetarians?

Yes, there will be vegetarian food options. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket (either printed or electronic) and your ID with you to check-in. 

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

As long as the attendee has a ticket (either printed or electronic) it does not matter if the ticket name matches the name of the attendee. 

Something has come up and I can’t make the event for the date I scheduled. Can I reschedule my ticket for a different date?

You cannot transfer your ticket to a different date. Once tickets are purchased all sales are final. You may give your tickets away (again the ticket name does not need to match the attendee name). 

I would like to add on one more ticket for a friend, but it says the event is sold out. Can I add on just one more ticket?

Unfortunately, no. Once an event says sold out there are no more tickets available for that date. We are limited due to seating constraints on the trolley and cannot oversell the event. 

Are we allowed to drink on the trolley?

Yes! The event is BYOB and you are allowed to drink on the trolley. We will have cups provided as you are not to drink out of glass on the trolley.

What time should I arrive for the event?

Check-in will begin at 5:30pm. If you arrive early, that's fine, but we will be set-up and ready to begin check-in at that scheduled event start time. The trolley departs promptly at 6:30pm. If you arrive after 6:00pm, we cannot guarantee there will still be food available. 

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Gahanna Lincoln Sports Pass

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Cody Johnson LIVE at The Bluestone

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Cody Johnson will be performing LIVE at The Bluestone on Friday, March 1st, 2019

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

Opening Artist: TBA

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show 

Tickets On-Sale Friday, November 2nd at 10am

After landing two releases in the Top 10 of Billboard’s country albums chart on his own CoJo label and selling 74,000 tickets for a single show, to earn recognition as the only unsigned artist in history to sell out NRG Stadium at RodeoHouston, one of Texas’ most-sought-after talents finally agreed to sign with a major label. Warner Music Nashville won a Music Row sweepstakes and enticed Johnson – who’d turned down several majors before – to join the team and take a shot at turning a concert success story into one with multimedia, national hit-making cred.

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Columbus Fairytale Ball

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Pretty Princess Parties is coming to Columbus, OH!

This year will be better than ever - you'll get to meet all the princesses and a real prince!

Meet the Princesses at The Fairytale Ball! This Fairytale Event is full of magical moments you won't want to miss! Dance with Cinderella. Read with Rapunzel. Share Sweet Treats with Tinkerbell. Create a Tiara with Elena! All of our princesses are excited to sing, dance, and play with your little ones! Our event focuses on making sure your little one feels royal throughout all of our activities. We always have more than 10 princesses present to perform for your family!

This event includes FREE professional princess portraits for every child, candy buffet, crafts, stories, songs, games, and more. 

Tickets for this event always sell out- so we suggest you get your tickets soon!

VIP Tickets: These tickets go FAST - this extra hour is full of so many magical surprises! Face painting, Pixie Wishes, a Princess Parade, - and tons of princess time!

Fairytale Tickets: A ticket to the Fairytale Ball includes so many magical things - a Royal Entrance, Group Games, Ocean Yoga, Princess Crafts, Candy Buffet, Stories, and Sing-A-Longs, Princess Performances, Professional Portraits, and MORE!

For the comfort and safety of our event adults and children must attend together - no solo adults. no solo children.

Tickets are transferable but non-refundable. 

Guardians must be present with their child throughout the entire event.

Pretty Princess Parties reserve the right to change the date, time, location, reschedule or cancel this event with a full refund of your ticket price due to unforeseeable circumstances, including but not limited to weather, low ticket sales, etc. 

Characters and activities may vary from city to city.

Pretty Princess Parties reserves the right to refuse entry or remove a guest from our event for any reason.

By participating in this event, you specifically release Pretty Princess Parties from any claims or liabilities of any kind whatsoever, arising from or related to your participation in these activities.

By participating in this event, you agree to give consent to Pretty Princess Parties and its authorized representatives, granting them permission to photograph and/or video record your participation in this event. You further agree that all photographs and materials recorded may be used in any form, as part of any future publication, video, brochure and or other printed material for promotion.

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Neighborhoods and Districts

Downtown - Central business district, the state Capitol and the amazing COSI museum that kids love for its interactive exhibits.

University Area - Home of Ohio State and all the nightlife, college sports events and activities that come along with the nations largest university student body.

Northwest - Great attractions like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which is a DDUX staff favorite, the Ohio State Fair, Dublin, and the popular Polaris Fashion Place shopping district. A DDUX favorite area!

Northeast - The Columbus airport is located here, the Easton Town Center shopping and entertainment district and more.

South - The Adena Conical Burial Mound and the Ohio Craft Museum call Columbus South home.


Weather Forecast for Columbus


A slight chance of showers before 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 67. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a high near 80. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9pm and 3am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a low around 67. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 78. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 4pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm. High near 77. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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