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Columbus Parent

Each month we round up some notable events around the city. See what April has to offer in Columbus!

The Little Mermaid

Explore what's beneath the ocean with BalletMet's performance of The Little Mermaid. This brand-new ballet is coming to the Capitol Theatre for nine shows from April 19-27. Times vary based on date, and tickets range from $20 to $58.

Capitol Theatre, 77 S. High St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-229-4848,

Columbus Pet Expo

Animal lovers, the Columbus Pet Expo is back! From April 19-21, dogs, cats and other furry friends are taking over the Ohio Expo Center. Guests will find pet competitions, vendors, information from veterinarians and more. The expo is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. One-day ticket prices range from $8 to $12, and children 3 and younger are free. Three-day tickets are also available.

Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave. (North Side), Columbus 43211, 888-724-1324,

Craftin' Outlaws Spring Show

Alternative craft fair Craftin' Outlaws is debuting a spring show! On Saturday, April 20, head to Veterans Memorial for a crafter's dream: They'll have more than 75 vendors showcasing jewelry, art, clothing and more. Craftin' Outlaws runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission is free. For family fun, there will be food, games and music.

Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215,

Earth Day Celebration

The Columbus Zoo is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 20 with an exciting lineup of events. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., kids can meet zoo characters, learn about conservation and the environment, and check out various exhibitions. Zoo admission is $14.99 for ages 10-59, $9.99 for ages 60 and up, $9.99 for ages 2-9 and free for those under 2 (also note that parking is $7 per car).

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Road, Powell 43065, 614-645-3400,

March for Babies

Support the March of Dimes and its 75th anniversary at the Greater Columbus March for Babies on Sunday, April 28. It's a three mile walk, and participants are encouraged to gather friends and family to form a team and set a fundraising goal. They'll also have a kids' area, food and entertainment. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

Resolute Athletic Complex, 3599 Chiller Lane (Easton), Columbus 43219, 614-865-4513,