Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Featured event:

Broadway Across America presents Disney's The Lion King

The Tony award winning musical brings the animated film to life to the delight of children and adults. The Lion King is playing at the Ohio Theatre from August 28- September 28. Tickets and more information are available at

Thursday August 28

Ohio Historical Center presents William H. McGuffey and the Peerless Pioneer

Echoes in Time Theatre at the Ohio Historical Center will present William H. McGuffey and the Peerless Pioneer on August 28, September 4, 11, 18, and 25. The 30-minute solo performance takes place at 7 and 8 p.m. at the Ohio Historical Society, on I-71 and 17th Ave. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for kids and free for members. For more information, call (614) 297-2300 or visit

Friday August 29

St. Michael's Festival

One of the largest church festivals in central Ohio. This family event features food, games, rides, silent auction, garage sale and casino. Sit down dinner is Saturday and live entertainment is available every night. The festival is at St. Michael's Church on High Street in Worthington from 7 - 11 p.m. Friday, 5 - 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit

Saturday, August 30

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Twelve stages of continuous entertainment, over 130 unique arts and crafts, food, drink and games of skill. There is truly something for everyone. The festival runs through October 19 on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day. For ticket information and directions, visit