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Columbus Goes All Out Green for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

March 14, 2018

Columbus has a St. Patrick’s Day full of things to do that will leave you feeling the luck of the Irish. Whether it be shaving it all off for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, grabbing a pint at Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub & Eatery, heel clicking past the finish line in true leprechaun style in the Big Dog Fleet Feet St. Paddy’s 5k race, or doing an Irish jig out on Broadway while enjoying the outdoor band concerts, you are bound to have a shamROCKIN’ time!   St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, with events lasting all evening inviting guests to grab their green, get out and have some fun! Columbus will help you with that by doing what we do best and throwing a street party at the 1000 block of Broadway!   Uptown Columbus & Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub & Eatery are shutting down Broadway & painting it green! Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day so come out and join in the fun!   All the events are FREE and family friendly!   Activities start Saturday March 17 at 3:00 pm and last until 10:00 pm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start the party early! Head down to Scruffy Murphy’s Pub & Eatery and enjoy authentic Irish pub food with a fresh pint of your favorite beer. Before you know it, at 3:00 pm PMB Broadcasting, LLC will be jamming out to some Irish beats until 3:30 pm when Celtic/Irish dancers will take the stage. Once the dancers have showed us how it is done St. Baldrick’s Foundation will be shaving heads for charity that funds childhood cancer at 4:00 pm, and after that Music starts at 5:00 pm with the locally grown Irish/Celtic/Folk band Wolf & Clover. At 6:30 pm the Big Dog Fleet Feet St. Paddy’s 5k race starts, then at 7:00 pm music kicks back up with The Ragbirds, a band originating from Michigan who bring something new to the realm of folk/roots music.   Make a weekend of it and stay in Columbus. Then, visit our world-class museums, go white water rafting, eat at great restaurants, shop, and partake in as many adventures as you can fit in the weekend! The Spring is the best time to “go all out” and create your very own getaway weekend!     Below is the Schedule of activites for Saturday March 17, 2018: 3:00 pm-3:30 pm: PMB Broadcasting, LLC w/ Irish Music! 3:30 pm-4:00 pm: Celtic Traditions-Drake Aurburn Irish Dancers 4:00pm-5:00pm: St. Baldrick's Foundation, Columbus GA Events 5:00pm-6:30pm: Wolf & Clover Concert! 6:30pm: Big Dog Fleet Feet St. Paddy's 5K race starts! 7:00pm-9:00pm: The Ragbirds Concert!

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Calling All Super Heroes! And Super Hero Fans!

February 19, 2018

Are you the type that thinks about what kind of superpower you could have if you could only have one? Would you be able to fly? Have super strength? Have laser beams shoot out of your eyes? Be able to control people’s minds? Time travel? Our family will, from time to time, sit around the table (especially after having seen the latest Marvel or DC movie) and will talk about what it would be like to actually BE a super hero. You ever use your imagination that way?   Well, now, your imagination came come to life a bit more easily! Join us for the weekend of February 24-25 and go “All Out” for Super Hero Weekend 2018!  Candlewood Suites is providing a great deal on weekend stay for the festivities and there will be events at various places all weekend for you to enjoy and BE a super hero! And, maybe you’ll be needed to fight some bad guys along the way!   This will be a great weekend for kids and families to come together and have adventures all over town. From the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Superheroes and Villains Concert to the Masquerade Ball Pre-Party to the Columbus Comic and Toy Show, there will be things going on all weekend! Stay with us and come prepared for an intergalactic battle of good versus evil!   Columbus has special events, fun, concerts, festivals, plays, and amazing weekends planned year round! Make plans to join us one weekend this Spring. And, whether you come as a super hero, a villain, or yourself, you’ll be sure to have a great time! 

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Zip Line over the Chattahoochee River

July 18, 2017

Know what’s cooler than straddling a state line? Zip lining across one. Do you know the only place in the country where you can zip line across a state line? Here – in Columbus, Georgia.

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Go All Out for Valentine’s Day and Weekends

February 13, 2017

Go All Out for Valentine’s Day and Weekends     What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? It falls on a Tuesday this year, so many couples make plans for the weekend before or the weekend after. Columbus has opportunities available for romantic evenings of fine dining, music, walks along Broadway and the Riverwalk, taking in a play or musical, spending time at a coffee shop or getting ice cream in buildings over a century old, and just taking in the atmosphere. From museums to outdoor activities to everything that gives you a chance to relax, relate, and have fun together, Columbus is the perfect weekend getaway for couples.   And, if you still don’t have Valentine’s Day plans, give your significant other a card that says you’re going to Columbus next weekend! We’ll set you up with plenty to do!   On Valentine’s Day itself, visit the River Center for the Performing Arts and their presentation of Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles at 7:30pm.   Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical Sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!   That night, or the next weekend, plan a dinner at 11th and Bay Southern Table or Epic Restaurant with Chef Jamie Keating. They are taking reservations for Valentine’s Day now!   Columbus has many other great restaurants, coffee shops, music clubs, hotels, museums, and great neighborhoods to explore. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day or weekend than with a visit to a new city to explore all it has to offer?

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Experience Labor Day Weekend in Columbus!

August 31, 2016

Farewell summer. Hello fall! The upcoming 3-day, Labor Day weekend is a great time to enjoy one last summer hoorah and explore one the most historically significant regions of the South without having to travel far! Make Columbus your home base for a weekend of history, great food, adventure, art, and beautiful Southern culture and architecture. Whether you take a couple of hours to enjoy whitewater rafting down the Chattahoochee River bordering downtown Columbus, or you become really adventurous and zip across the river on the zip line…. or, you’d just like to walk along the RiverWalk and enjoy the beauty of it all - Columbus has something for everyone this weekend! From museums focused on American and southern history, such as the National Infantry Museum, to nature trails, hiking, fantastic food at one of many of our excellent downtown restaurants, a local theater for a great play, great local music at venues like The Loft, or just relaxing while taking a walk along Broadway, Columbus has something for everyone. Make a weekend of it! Be intentional and make plans to “go all out” in Columbus through either intense adventure or serious relaxing and sampling of great food, music, and culture. Columbus’ art, history, music, and restaurant scenes are becoming some of the hottest and most noteworthy in the South. A long weekend at the end of summer is the perfect time to sample what the Electric City has to offer. Book your weekend in an uptown hotel like the Columbus Marriott, constructed around a 19th century cotton mill and in walking distance of all of the restaurants, attractions, and fun that await you. Once you start to explore Columbus, you’ll realize that there is more to do here than one day allows, so make your plans now and come join us for the long weekend! 

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It’s Fall, Y’all! And there’s plenty to do in Columbus, GA to celebrate!

September 23, 2014

Autumn.  Fall.  Whatever you call this time of year, it conjurs up images of cooler days, getting outside and just enjoying life.  This is also the time of year when outdoor activities really ramp up because the tempurature and humidity have both dipped way below 100 on their respective scales.  I know we're only hours into this new season, but if you'll check the Event Calendar, you'll see that we're not wasting any time kicking off the Fall fun.  It may be a little early in the week, but indulge me...as a lover of all things autumnal, I wanted to give you a head's-up on a few things you might want to work into your weekend itinerary.  There's no better way to start the weekend than by throwing your lawn chair into your car and heading to the 1000 block of Broadway after work on Friday for one of Uptown's Friday Night Concerts--this week featuring The Rock Candy Band.  It's worth another visit to Uptown Saturday morning for Market Days on Broadway.  You never know what you might find...art, unbelievably delicious baked goods (please let the lady with the blueberry scones be there!), live music, and this is a great time of year to pick up some local, fresh veggies.  And since you'll be in the neighborhood, you have to stop in and indulge at the Uptown Beer & Wine Festival from 1:00-5:00 Saturday.  There's another festival going on all day Saturday called JunkFest Returns and this one has a little bit of everything including Hula-Hooping!  There's also Jazz on the River on the lawn behind the Civic Center Sunday evening.  And if you're in the mood for a quick road trip, load The Rock, GA into your GPS (it's near Thomaston) and spend the day at The Rock Ranch as they kick off their Fall Family Fun Days.  Two words for this event..."Pumpkin Cannon."  I am so there to see that! See what I mean about there being a lot going on this weekend?  Time to start planning for some fun in your life!

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Goodbye Snow!  We’ve got to get out of the house for some fun!

January 31, 2014

After being cooped up for a few days this past week...thank you, Mother Nature...it's time to get out of the house, get some fresh air and have a little fun!  Lots going on this weekend and it looks like decent, more South-like temperatures, so let's enjoy it while we can.  Great way to kick off the weekend is a stop at Market Days on Broadway in Uptown Columbus.  There's always a place to get a steaming cup of coffee and lots of choices for some fresh baked goodies for breakfast to nibble on while you stroll the sidewalks and find all sorts of treasures.  And if you're in the mood for some theatre this weekend, you're definitely in luck because there are several offerings with a little something for everyone.  There's a production of "Stop Kiss" at Riverside Theatre Complex, "Meet the Browns" will be showing at the Columbus Civic Center, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts has "Bring It On:  The Musical," and it's the final weekend for the stellar production of "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Springer Opera House. There's a lot of good stuff going on this weekend.  Don't forget to check out the Event Calendar to get the full scoop on what's happening!

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