Friday Freebies: 5 things to do in Columbus this weekend that won’t cost you a dime


The weekend is finally here and you know what that means — it’s time to start it the right way with your weekly Friday Freebies!

Here are five things to do this weekend that are guaranteed to be a good time and won’t cost you a dime:

All weekend:


Election Day is Tuesday, so the time to cast your ballot is winding down. Head over to the Franklin County Board of Elections and make your voice heard and beat the crowd before Election Day. Tap or click here for early voting hours. Need more information about the issues and candidates on your ballot? Don’t worry — NBC4 has you covered.


Skull Session

Start your game day the right way with the Skull Session pep rally at St. John Arena. TBDBITL will kick things off at the arena starting at 10am and will have you pumped to see the Buckeyes take on Nebraska.

Día de los Muertos celebration

Head over to the Gateway Film Center for the annual Day of the Dead celebration. This free event will include traditional Mexican food, a bilingual screening of Coco, face painting and more. For more information, tap or click here.

Gallery Hop

Explore Columbus’ amazing art scene Saturday evening at the monthly Short North Gallery Hop. There will be new gallery exhibitions, street performers, special events, food and drinks throughout the Short North. For more information, tap or click here.


Columbus Museum of Art

Admission is free every Sunday at the Columbus Museum of Art, and there are a ton of fun things for kids to do, including playing in the Wonder Room, building a puzzle together in a gallery and checking out the Walter Wing. Tap or click here for more information.

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