Top things to do in Columbus for May 31-June 2

Rhythm on the River Music Festival, Saturday, June 1 

Rhythm on the River—formerly an evening concert series—takes over the Bicentennial Park stage on the Scioto Mile for a full day of free concerts by national and local acts in a wide range of genres. The day begins at 11 with local funk and soul favorite MoJoFlo; at 5 you can hear Austin-based blues vocalist Ruthie Brown; headlining rockers The Fabulous Thunderbirds play at 9. Food trucks, of course, will be on hand.

Art Circuit, Saturday, June 1

Coinciding with both Rhythm on the River and the Chicken and Beer Festival in Franklinton, the first-ever Art Circuit will combine autonomous driving technology with artistic creativity. Visitors can catch a ride on the city's Smart Circuit self-driving shuttle, which will take them to landmarks in Downtown and Franklinton where artists will showcase works displaying their visions of the city's future.

Memorial Tournament, Thursday, May 30–Sunday, June 2

Many big-name players are back again this year—including defending champ Bryson DeChambeau and local star Jason Day—but the addition of a rejuvenated Tiger Woods will likely be the biggest draw. To beat the crowds, follow recent Ohio State grad Will Grimmer around the course at Muirfield.

Fore!Fest, Thursday May 30-Saturday, June 1

It turns out there is an alternative to the Bogey Inn for post-Memorial Tournament partying. The second annual Fore!Fest takes place Thursday through Saturday at Dublin’s Bridge Park, along Longshore Street and Bridge Park Avenue. The three-day street and music festival features live performances by local bands such as the Parker Louis Band, Rice Brothers and Largemouth Brass Band, plus food and beverages by Cameron Mitchell Premier Events. Admission is free.


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