This weekend in Columbus: June 30-July 4

The Firecracker Baseball Tournament raises money to make a Make A Wish dream come true. (WSYX/WTTE)

Looking for things to do this weekend around Red, White and Boom or the other fireworks displays? We've collected some ideas.

Patriotic Popcorn

When: Friday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Columbus Commons

What: As the Columbus Symphony Orchestra celebrates America, kids can enjoy free popcorn and pre-concert activities that include face painting, art projects, musical instrument testing and the Columbus Commons Family Fun Zone.

Cost: $10


Doo Dah Parade

When: Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Where: Downtown Columbus

What: The Doo Dah Parade says it is a celebration of life, liberty and the pursuit of literary lunacy. The satirical party features a parade filled with costumes, light-hearted political debates, satire, live music and a post-parade block party.

Cost: Free


Vegan Soul Jazz

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Long Street Studios, 300 East Long Street.

What: A vegan food and jazz music festival in downtown Columbus.

Cost: $25


Firecracker Baseball Tournament

When: Saturday-Monday

Where: Ridgeview Middle School

What: Teams will participate in the North Columbus Sports' 8th Annual Firecracker Baseball Tournament to raise money to grant a wish for Gage, this year's honorary wish kid, whose wish is go to Lego Land Florida Resort and Waterpark with his family.

Cost: Free


New Belgium's Tour de Fat

When: Saturday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Express Live

What: A music and craft beer festival hosted by the Fat Tire beer brand. All proceeds go to local nonprofits.

Cost: $28.50-$33.50


Columbus Metropolitan Library Summer Reading Club Irish Dance

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to Noon

Where: Dublin library branch, 75 N. High Street.

What: Trained Irish dancers will hold a demonstration for dancers of all ages, including costumes and facts about the dances.

Cost: Free


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