51. SEE A MOVIE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
1871 N. High St., Campus
Grab a blanket and visit the Wexner Center for the Arts to experience what has been becoming a lost art: the drive-in movie. Best of all, the Wex Drive-In summer series is free.
52. SPICE UP YOUR FRIDAYS AND LEARN TO SALSA
790 N. High St., Short North
La Fogata in the Short North hosts salsa lessons Friday nights from 8 to 10 p.m. Ten bucks gets you a lesson and pays for your cover for the whole night.
53. START YOUR ADVENTURE AT CLINTONVILLE OUTFITTERS
2864 N. High St., Clintonville
Before you hit the great outdoors, Clintonville Outfitters has all the gear you need. Outfit yourself for hiking, camping, climbing and more — and the owners will even teach you how to use it.
54. COMPLETE THE HAL & AL’S PARSONS CHALLENGE
1297 Parsons Ave., South Side
The Parsons Challenge involves drinking 30 different beers in 30 days at Hal & Al’s. If you complete it, you get a free T-shirt. Shouldn’t be too difficult if you make daily trips out there for the half-off happy hour.
55. HAVE A FRIGHTENING AMOUNT OF FUN AT HIGHBALL HALLOWEEN
For only $2 you can experience a Short North Halloween, watch a fashion show, collect treats and take part in costume contests. Get creative and you might even win a prize.
56. SAVE ROOM FOR A CREAM PUFF AT SCHMIDT’S SAUSAGE HAUS
240 E. Kossuth St., German Village
Since 1886, Schmidt’s has been providing Columbus with German and American fare like brats, kraut and the spicy Bahama Mama. Their famous Cream Puff is half a pound — try it alone or add some ice cream for a super-decadent dessert.
57. GAZE AT THE SKY THROUGH A GIANT TELESCOPE
3199 Columbus Pike, Delaware
Ohio Wesleyan University’s powerful glass and a group of awesome astronomers combine for fun public programs throughout the year at Perkins Observatory. Events fill up quickly, so be sure to grab tickets in advance.
58. PLAY A ROUND OF DISC GOLF ATOP HOOVER DAM
Central College Rd. and Park Dr., Northeast Side
This course is tough — but has plenty of payoffs. After dealing with pine trees and ripping winds, you’ll get to shoot from the top of the dam holding back picturesque Hoover Reservoir.
59. SCREAM AND SHOUT AT POETRY NIGHT AT TRAVONNA COFFEE HOUSE
1195 N. High St., Short North
Every Thursday evening at 8 p.m., enjoy a cappuccino while listening to spoken-word poetry. Or visit on Friday night for Open Mic Night, 7-10 p.m.
60. ENJOY THE PEACE, LOVE AND GREAT LOCAL MUSIC AT COMFEST
120 W Goodale St., Short North
Since 1972, ComFest has prided itself in promoting peace and social justice. This free, three-day event at Goodale Park features food, vendors and more local music (on six stages!) than you could ever see in one weekend. But it’s still fun trying.