Ask people why they love Gallery Hop, and most will eventually arrive at the same answer: A great vibe. "It's got a lot to do with the energy of so many people being in the district," said Diesha Condon, senior director of the Short North Business Association. Many of the district's more than 250 shops, restaurants and galleries stay open late for the quarter-century-old monthly event. And street entertainers and vendors-plus the recent addition of food vendors-make for a party-like atmosphere. "It's a ton of fun, a ton of energy," Condon said. "And great people watching."

The Short North Gallery Hop is the first Saturday of every month. For more, visit ShortNorth.org.