Eat, drink and be merry on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens during the Columbus Wine Festival this weekend. In its third year, the festival (Friday and Saturday) offers wine enthusiasts a chance to sample from more than 275 wines and try several different Belgian beers at the specialty Best of Belgium Cafe. Guests can also hear live music and entertainment while enjoying food from local restaurants Due Amici and Luce Enoteca, among others. Tickets cost $35 at the door, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Conservatory and its programs. For tickets, hours and more information visit

--Heather Weekley