June

1 – Columbus Negroni Week

Part of a national cocktail week, bartenders around the city will craft classic and creative variations of the bitter negroni. The proceeds of every drink sold June 1 to 7 will be donated to a local charity. facebook.com/columbusnegroniweek2014

3 – Wednesday Originals

Participating Dine Originals restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners. dineoriginalscolumbus.com

3 – First Wednesday Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Advance tickets are $65 per person. worthingtoninn.com

4 – Tastings on the Terrace Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Enjoy a fine selection of music, spirits and samples from local restaurants at this 12thannual social benefitting the conservatory's adult education outreach programs. Tickets are $75, and the event starts at 6:30 p.m. on the west terrace. fpconservatory.org

4 – Beer Dinner

The Hills Market Worthington

A five-course meal will be paired with selections from a local brewery. Hills chef Nate Farley and a brewery rep will be on hand to talk guests through each course. Reservations are required. thehillsmarket.com

7 – Live Fire Sunday

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Visit the Live Fire Cooking Theater from 1 to 4 p.m. for live-fire cooking demos and samples. The event is free with conservatory admission. Samples are $2 each. fpconservatory.org

8 – Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia

Veritas Tavern

Each course in this dinner will be expertly paired with Italian whites by Matthew Citriglia, master sommelier and director of education at Vintage Wine Distributor. Reservations are required. The dinner runs from 7 to 10 p.m. veritastavern.com

13 – Moonlight Market

Gay Street, between High and Third Streets

Starting at 6 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, dozens of local vendors line Gay Street for an evening of shopping under the stars. moonlightmarketcolumbus.com

13 – Grandview DigFest

Grandview Yard

This fifth annual celebration of local beer, liquor and wine will be held from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is free, and beverage tickets are $3 apiece. grandviewdigfest.com

17 – Wines That Changed My Life

Spagio

Spagio's monthly wine dinners feature five courses with wine pairings, the latter selected by wine lounge manager Colin Gregory. Reservations are required. spagio.com

19 – Downtown Drive-In, "Mean Girls"

North Market

Stop by the North Market plaza at sundown for a retro movie experience. Tickets are $18 for vehicles and $5 for pedestrians, with market merchants offering concessions.

northmarket.com

20 – Zoofari

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Make your way through an adults-only safari of appetizers and specialty drinks from more than 100 local bars and eateries. columbuszoo.org

24 – Foodfight 2015

Dine or drink at a participating local restaurant, and 5 percent of your check will go toward the Mid-Ohio Foodbank's Operation Feed campaign.

foodfighthunger.com

25 – Adventures in Wine: Rediscovering the Wines of Australia

The Hills Market Worthington

One Thursday every month, wine director Jan Wilson is joined by a guest expert in presenting six wines and six small plates. Reservations are required. Tickets are $50 per person plus tax. thehillsmarket.com

July

1 – Wednesday Originals

Participating Dine Originals restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners. dineoriginalscolumbus.com

1 – First Wednesday Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Advance tickets are $65 per person. worthingtoninn.com

5 – Live Fire Sunday

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Visit the Live Fire Cooking Theate from 1 to 4 p.m. for live-fire cooking demos and samples. The event is free with conservatory admission. Samples are $2 each. fpconservatory.org

10 – Ohio Food & Wine Festival

North Market

The biggest names in Ohio wine gather for a weekend of tasting, live music and cooking demonstrations. northmarket.com

11 – Moonlight Market

Gay Street, between High and Third Streets

Starting at 6 p.m. every second Saturday of every month, dozens of local vendors line Gay Street for an evening of shopping under the stars.

moonlightmarketcolumbus.com

14 – Bastille Day Smackdown

The Hills Market Worthington

Celebrate Bastille Day with heavy hors d'oeuvres and 12 wine samples from French importers Vintner Select and Gargouille Collection. Reservations are required. thehillsmarket.com

17 – Jazz & Rib Fest

North Bank Park

The 36th annual celebration of hot ribs and cool jazz will feature a wide array of performers, as well as two dozen award-winning barbeque teams competing for the honor of Best Ribs.

hotribscooljazz.org

23 – Orin Swift & Dave Phinney Wine Dinner

Spagio

Spagio's monthly wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Reservations are required.

spagio.com

24 – Downtown Drive-In, "Batman"

North Market

Stop by the North Market plaza at sundown for a retro movie experience. Tickets are $18 for vehicles and $5 for pedestrians, with market merchants offering concessions.

northmarket.com

August

2 – Live Fire Sunday

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Visit the Live Fire Cooking Theate from 1 to 4 p.m. for live-fire cooking demos and samples. Event is free with conservatory admission. Samples are $2 each. fpconservatory.org

5 – Wednesday Originals

Multiple locations

Participating Dine Originals restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners.

dineoriginalscolumbus.com

5 – First Wednesday Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Advance tickets are $65 per person.

worthingtoninn.com

6 – The Summer of Beer Tasting & Food Pairing

Spagio

Spagio's monthly wine dinners feature five courses with five beer pairings. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. spagio.com

8 – Moonlight Market

Gay Street, between High and Third streets

Starting at 6 p.m. every second Saturday of every month, dozens of local vendors line Gay Street for an evening of shopping under the stars. moonlightmarketcolumbus.com

11 – Taste the Future

Columbus State Community College

This annual event features dozens of the region's finest culinary offerings, supporting student scholarships at Columbus State Community College. tasteofthefuture.com

14 – Downtown Drive-In, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

North Market

Stop by the North Market plaza at sundown for a retro movie experience. Tickets are $18 for vehicles and $5 for pedestrians, with market merchants offering concessions.

northmarket.com

14 – Food Truck Festival

Columbus Commons

More than 50 local and regional food trucks will line the Commons for this annual extravaganza, which also features live music and art and crafts vendors.

columbuscommons.org

20 – Caymus & Cookouts Wine Dinner

Spagio

Spagio's monthly wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. spagio.com