60+ of the Most Awesome Events in Central Ohio This April

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on March 20, 2024
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil on Facebook

If April showers bring May flowers, when what does the end of March bring? An incredible lineup of super fun events throughout the month of April, of course!

Whether you’re looking for some concerts to headbang at, comedy events to spit-take at, pop-up markets to shop at, or even ways to experience a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event, this list has you covered and then some.

We hope to see you at some of these events this spring!

Things to Do

UPPER DECK GOLF at OHIO STADIUM

Fri, Apr 19 +more dates • 6:00 am - 11:00 am

Admission starts at: $79.99

Ohio Stadium • 555 Borror Dr Columbus, 43210

Central

Play an epic round of golf inside Ohio Stadium! Upper Deck Golf is a once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience inside the most legendary stadiums and ballparks ...

Comedy Events

Nick Swardson

Fri, Apr 19 +more dates • 5:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $42

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant • 145 Easton Town Center Columbus, 43219

Central

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Doors: 6pm // Show: 7:30pm FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Doors: 9:30pm // Show: 10pm SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Doors: 5pm // Show: 6:30pm SATURDAY, ...

Sporting Event

Columbus Clippers vs. Buffalo Bisons

Fri, Apr 19 - Sun, Apr 21 • Times Vary

Admission starts at: $8

Huntington Park • 330 Huntington Park Ln Columbus, 43215

Central

Columbus Clippers vs. Buffalo Bisons ...

Live Music

Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev

Fri, Apr 19 - Sat, Apr 20 • 6:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $30.50

Ohio Theatre • 39 E State St Columbus, 43215

Central

Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev Rossen Milanov, conductor Joanna Frankel, violin Program Caroline Shaw: Entr'acte Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky: ...

Live Music

Columbus Jazz Quartet

Fri, Apr 19 • 6:45 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $25

Ginger Rabbit • 17 Buttles Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

Show: $25 Showtimes: 7:15 - 8:45 (Doors Open 6:45) 9:30 - 11:00 (Doors Open 9:00) ...

Nightlife Events

Napoleon Dynamite LIVE!

Fri, Apr 19 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $29.50

Kemba Live! • 405 Neil Ave Columbus, 43215

Central

20th Anniversary Celebration NAPOLEON DYNAMITE LIVE! Ages: All Ages Doors Open: 07:00PM Napoleon Dynamite LIVE! 20th Anniversary Celebration A Conversation ...

Theater

Ride the Cyclone

Fri, Apr 19 +more dates • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $48

Riffe Center • 77 S High St Columbus, 43215

Central

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime – or, the end of a lifetime that is! After a tragic rollercoaster accident claims the lives of several high school ...

Things to Do

EARTH DAY WEEKEND

Sat, Apr 20 - Sun, Apr 21 • All Day

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium • 4850 Powell Rd Powell, 43065

North

Even though every day is Earth Day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, we invite you to join us for this eco-celebration like no other! Together we can ...

Brunch

Drag Brunch at CMA

Sat, Apr 20 • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Admission starts at: $75

Columbus Museum of Art • 480 East Broad Street Columbus, 43215

Central

Presented by CMA Loud & Proud Enjoy a festive brunch featuring performances by Gretta Goodbottom, Maya Bizness, Bianca Debonaire, and Candi Panties. Remember ...

Things to Do

CLASSIC FOR COLUMBUS 2024

Sat, Apr 20 • 12:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $18

Schottenstein Center • 555 Borror Dr Columbus, 43210

Central

CLASSIC for COLUMBUS A community celebration of education and culture. EVENT SCHEDULE … Doors open at 11:30AM Black Wall Street Marketplace - All ...

Comedy Events

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Sat, Apr 20 +more dates • 6:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $39

Riffe Center • 77 S High St Columbus, 43215

Central

One of the biggest-selling comedy acts in the world, Jimmy consistently performs stand-up to sell-out crowds across the globe. At the latest count he has ...

Live Music

Alvvays

Sat, Apr 20 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $30

Newport Music Hall • 1722 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

ALVVAYS with Spllit SAT, 20 APR 2024 at 07:00PM EDT Ages: All Ages Doors Open: 07:00PM Alvvays never intended to take five years to finish their ...

Sporting Event

Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers

Sat, Apr 20 • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $45

Lower.com Field • 96 Columbus Crew Way Columbus, 43215

Central

Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers ...

Nightlife Events

ADULT FANS OF LEGO NIGHTS

Wed, Apr 24 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $24.99

LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus • 157 Easton Town Center Columbus, 43219

Central

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is excited to provide Adult Night events!  These events are held four times throughout the year and include activities ...

Market

APRIL INDOOR NIGHT MARKET AT NORTH MARKET BRIDGE PARK

Thu, Apr 25 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

North Market Bridge Park • 59 Spruce Street Columbus, 43215

Central

APRIL INDOOR NIGHT MARKET North Market Bridge Park is bringing back our Sip, Stroll and Shop experience indoors during the colder months! Join us once ...

Theater

Romeo & Juliet

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 10:00 am - ?

Admission starts at: $38.50

Ohio Theatre • 39 E State St Columbus, 43215

Central

Dashing sword fights, ballroom grandeur, and a romantic balcony scene evoke the essence of Shakespeare’s iconic play. The ballrooms of Verona are filled ...

Theater

Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 6:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $19

Lincoln Theatre • 769 E Long St Columbus, 43203

Central

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated ...

Sporting Event

MONSTER JAM

Fri, Apr 26 +more dates • 6:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $20

Schottenstein Center • 555 Borror Dr Columbus, 43210

Central

GET READY to REVV it up at MONSTER JAM® - the most action-packed motorsports event on four wheels.  Witness world-class driver athletes and the most ...

Live Music

NRBQ – Music Hall Stage

Fri, Apr 26 • 7:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $30

Natalie’s Grandview • 945 King Ave Columbus, 43212

Central

“One of the world’s greatest bands … an American treasure.” — Entertainment Weekly NRBQ is Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and ...

Live Music

Bobaflex

Sat, Apr 27 • 6:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $20

Newport Music Hall • 1722 N High St Columbus, 43201

Central

BOBAFLEX SAT, 27 APR 2024 at 06:00PM EDT Ages: All Ages Doors Open: 06:00PM ...

Sporting Event

Columbus Crew vs. CF Montréal

Sat, Apr 27 • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $39

Lower.com Field • 96 Columbus Crew Way Columbus, 43215

Central

Columbus Crew vs. CF Montréal ...

Sporting Event

Columbus Fury vs. Grand Rapids Rise

Sun, Apr 28 • 2:00 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $28.50

Nationwide Arena • 200 W Nationwide Blvd Columbus, 43215

Central

Columbus Fury vs. Grand Rapids Rise ...

Live Music

The Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie: Give Up & Transatlanticism

Tue, Apr 30 • 7:30 pm - ?

Admission starts at: $69

Schottenstein Center • 555 Borror Dr Columbus, 43210

Central

The Postal Service & Death Cab for Cutie: Give Up & Transatlanticism 20th Anniversary Tour. To celebrate two decades of ‘Give Up’ and ‘Transatlanticism’, ...

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