(614)’s Top 10

Only 22 days until summer is over. But who’s counting, right? In case you missed it on Good Day Columbus this morning, here are the Top 10 Things we think you should do or see before summer is over. See something we missed? Let us know below!

Whetstone Park of Roses: USA Today says it’s “one of the largest and most celebrated municipal rose gardens in the United States.” The 13-acre Park of Roses features over 400 varieties and 12,000 roses. There are different varieties in bloom through September plus a free concert tonight starting at 7p featuring Clintonville Community Band and Clintonville Songsters.

Dime-A-Dog: Don’t miss the final Dime-A-Dog Night of the season at Huntington Park on Monday, September 1st at 3:30p. Bonus points if you stop by the hole-in-the-wall bar, Betty’s behind Huntington Park before.

Dine Al Fresco – Summer Patio Tour: Take advantage of the weather while you still can on the ColumBEST dining patio – Barcelona in German Village plus ColumBEST drinking patio – Union Café in the Short North.

Hula Hoop: The raddest Hula-Hoop contest around is at Bernard’s Tavern in the Short North on September 4th! Find out how well you can hula plus, enjoy specials on New Belgium beer, 6-8pm.

Run: This one is for you, FIT Columbus. Get out and explore Columbus on foot by signing up for a 5K. Coming up on September 6th: Darby Creek Trail Run as well as The Ultimate Beer Run where every ¾ of a mile you’ll be treated to a craft beer. Get 10% off registration for The Ultimate Beer Run with code FITCbus10.

Treat Yourself: Take a stroll in German Village in Schiller Park and grab a scoop or two of Ice Cream at Jeni’s next to Brown Bag Deli before it closes for the season in October.

Date Night: Catch an outdoor show at The LC and grabs drinks before on the patio at A&R Music Bar. Coming up: GroupLove and Portugal. The Man September 10th at The LC.

Independents’ Day: Celebrate Columbus’ independent culture, commerce and creativity through music, art, food, live performances and more September 19, 20 and 21st in Franklinton.

Open Streets Columbus: You won’t find cars on Rich Street from 10a-2p on September 21st. You’ll find people playing badminton, large Jenga, Twister, ‘Pop-Up Yoga’ (POGA) & more in the streets turning Rich Street into an “Urban Playground”.

Hidden Gem: Who knew we had a waterfall right inside 270! Stop by Hayden Falls in Dublin to see it for yourself.

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