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10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 7th: Drive-Ins, Food Trucks, Markets and MORE!

OnColumbus.com proudly presents our newest feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Columbus this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.

Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in Columbus – with more coming in every hour – we’re focusing this week’s edition of Fun10Columbus on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing’ while the state begins to open back up.

 

FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Columbus, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, OnColumbus.com!

 

So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …

 

Easton Sunset Series Drive-In

Enjoy a drive-in movie at Easton! Featuring your favorite flicks from the past and present.

Grab your quarantine crew, hop in the car, and watch a flick the old-fashioned way at the Easton Sunset Series Drive-In!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/36J3ZZQ

Tickets are $10 per car and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds benefit the Easton Community Foundation.

Drive-in will be located in Easton’s newest district, just north of Forbidden Root, Forty Deuce, and Beeline. Parking spaces will be first come, first-served; larger vehicles may be asked to park toward the back. Movie is rain or shine.

Before the movie, dine-in at one of your favorite Easton restaurants, or order your food to-go and take it to your car to enjoy during the show. Check out our restaurant offerings here: https://bit.ly/2TmOIbN

Can’t get enough? The drive-in will be open Tuesday-Saturday until July 2. Movie lineup for the following week will be announced every Friday. Get more information here: https://bit.ly/2TjIpFV

 

The Hidden Drive-In

Tucked away in bespoke alleys and private parkades, The Hidden Drive-In showcases live concerts and screens films on a 30 foot display, popping up all around Downtown Columbus.

The Previews: Socially distanced musicians or magicians perform live as dinner is delivered to your car window.

Dinner: We’ve partnered with restaurants in Downtown Columbus to offer varied menus at each of our socially distanced events. Our launch weekend will feature some of the best BBQ in town.

Show: We screen from a list of curated modern films and classics.

Our Vision: At a time when artists are facing major challenges, music lovers are staying behind closed doors, and film lovers are watching alone, we are creating socially distanced events for emotional and mental wellness, that are separate but together.

The Launch: As we continue to test equipment, hardware, and technology that fits with legal regulations, licensing and permits, we are inviting you to be an early supporter. Your ticket purchase for a movie + concert on the weekend of June 12-13 will help fund the $4,000+ of equipment expenses we need to get this started and do it right.

Early Supporters: If you get a ticket for our launch weekend, you’ll be invited to join a private Facebook group. We’ll ask more questions about your favorite movies, artists, update you on progress, and send discounts to future events.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2602288969871776/.

 

Movies Under the Stars

Join the Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association (700 Greenlawn Ave Columbus) this Friday Jun 12 for Movies Under the Stars.

This week’s movie is ‘Notorious’, directed by master Alfred Hitchcock starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Berman.

Admission is just $5 at the door. Picnic starts at 8 p.m. Cartoon begins at dusk and the movie will begin at dark (around 9:15 p.m.).

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2642456925968962/.

 

Art Fest Pop Up Shop

Join the Hydration Station for an Art Fest Pop-Up Shop this weekend at The Scioto Mile (Civic Center Drive Columbus).

Whether you’re in the mood for one of their many popcorn flavors or want to satisfy that sweet tooth with some cotton candy, this is the place to be!

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/HydrationstationL.

 

Columbus Arts Fest in Place

We may be socially distanced but we still can be virtually together. During the Columbus Arts Fest in Place, presented by American Electric Power, June 12-14, you can shop for artwork online directly from 2020 Arts Fest artists, explore our Big Local artists and performers and participate in our Arts Fest Chalk Challenge.

 

Go to https://www.columbusartsfestivalinplace.org/ to learn how you can

Shop Arts Fest Artists directly online;

Explore Big Local artists and musicians presented by CoverMyMeds;

Join our Arts Fest Chalk Challenge presented by Battelle (and yes we have a great line up of prizes);

Host your own Patron Party in Place (details coming soon);

Follow us on Spotify for playlists of past Arts Fest performers and on Fest weekend, our 2020 lineup https://bit.ly/CAF-spotify

Follow us on Instagram @ColumbusArtsFest to see community members sharing their past Arts Fest finds

Starting June 7, follow our Instagram and Facebook stories as volunteers and staff share some favorite Festival memories.

Over the course of what would have been the Arts Fest weekend we’ll be sharing interviews, performances and more on our website and social channels. Join us and share your own memories, Arts Fest collections and chalk challenge entries with:

#cbusartsfest

#cbusartsfestcollections

#CAFchalkchallenge

 

Moonlight Market

The Moonlight Market kicks off the 2020 season this Saturday Jun 13 at 6 p.m.

The Moonlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival / marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. It takes place every Second Saturday from April through October. The event draws thousands of visitors each month to enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who stay open late with extended hours and special promotions, in addition to over 75 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco diners. Mark your calendar and join us at the next Moonlight Market on Gay Street!

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/556132948317955/.

 

Marc Rebillet’s Drive-In Concert Tour

Viral sensation and electronic musician Marc “Loop Daddy” Rebillet today announced that he will embark on the first-ever drive-in concert tour at movie theaters throughout the US.

Marc Rebillet’s Drive-In Concert Tour makes its way to South Drive-In (3050 S High St. Columbus) this Sunday Jun 14 at 8 p.m.

The tour is set to begin in June and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund. The concerts will remain compliant with individual state social distancing regulations, allowing fans to enjoy the show from the safety of their own vehicles.

The tour will forgo traditional opening acts and will instead embody a standard drive-in movie experience by showcasing short films. The shows will still provide elements of a typical concert experience, granting fans the ability to purchase artist merchandise, food, and more, in a safe way.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/564810814174344/.

 

Drive-Thru Food Truck Rally

Ohio Food Truck Rally wanted to provide a way to still enjoy some of Columbus’s best food trucks and local breweries all in one spot while keeping the safety and health of the community in mind!

As part of the citywide celebration of 614 Day, they are having a drive-thru food truck & brew rally this Sunday Jun 14 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at MAPFRE Stadium (1 Black and Gold Blvd Columbus)!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with @614 Day, Can’t Stop Columbus, StreetFoodFinder.com, The Columbus Crew, Nordecke, and MAPFRE Stadium to bring our Drive-Thru Food Truck & Brew Rally to Columbus, and you’re invited!

You will be able to pre-order through StreetFoodFinder at our event page: https://streetfoodfinder.com/oftr614day and do a “truckside” pickup at a preset time.

This is one of a few “Drive-Thru Rally’s” we have planned for the year to help supplement the canceled festivals and enjoy food trucks in a safe and fun way!

SHARE with your friends and stay tuned for more!

 

Sunlight Market

The Sunlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival / marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus.

For the 2020 Season, the market will be held April 19, May 24, June 14, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 11.

The event draws thousands of visitors each month to enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who open early with extended hours and special promotions, in addition to over 50 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco diners.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/593057388208070/.

 

614 Day 2020

614 Day happens every June 14th (get it, 6/14?) and is a day to celebrate Columbus and all that the capital city has to offer. From the people, the food, and local businesses, to the music, the art, and community. Those participating in 614 Day are encouraged to celebrate local across the city. It is a day where we wear our favorite Columbus t-shirt, we eat local, we drink local, we buy local, we support local and we show our pride in our local community.

Last year, for the first time ever, 614 Day was recognized by Columbus City Council and what an honor that 614 Day is now recognized as an official holiday in the city.

This year, the event is taking a new shape and form with three components:

 

  • TWO STUDIOS LIVE STREAM: Throughout the day, live streaming between two local studios will take place featuring incredible 614-inspired content from local influencers, musicians and artists via Facebook Live.

 

  • 614 MARKETPLACE: Imagine a live expo tradeshow gone digital – this is it. Vendors from across the region will be able to exhibit virtually at tables and in lounges within this online software platform. Lovers of all things 614 will be invited to attend, visit, and interact with vendors live.

 

  • LIVE!: Live events are the heart and soul of this city we know and love. Since we are unable to host an in-person event like in a normal year, a drive-in movie and drive-through food & brew will take place.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2498761013770123/.

 

 

 

Stay tuned to OnColumbus.com, your site for fun, free, local entertainment for upcoming events in our weekly column, FUN10, every Sunday!

 

#Fun10Columbus

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.

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