Talk about a mega-weekend in the Short North Arts District! Whether your plans include celebrating at Pride, strolling through Goodale park to shop from local artisans, or getting brunch with Dad, the District will be the bustling heart of it all this weekend.


The Short North Arts District community continues to be an important supporter of the Columbus Pride Parade. Although the festival location is downtown, the parade route will begin in the Short North Arts District along High Street, with the lineup area extending from Poplar to Buttles Avenue and around Goodale Park.

Short North Arts District businesses all along High Street will open their doors early for Pride Hop on Saturday, June 16 to show their support for the 37th Annual Pride Parade. Stroll through businesses in the Short North Arts District during the Pride Hop all morning while you experience the entire parade take formation during the parade lineup. Businesses open as early as 7:00am, with many featuring Pride specials or offering to hold purchase for later pick up.

Open at 7:00am

Start your day with a full breakfast at The Guild House (6:30am), Gallerie Bar & Bistro, or Tasi Cafe, or grab a refreshing juice or smoothie at Native Cold Pressed.

Open at 8:00am

Pick up an Advanced Training rainbow singlet at Columbus Running Company to receive coaching, race discounts, and more.

Grab a coffee and a pastry at Laughlin’s BakeryMission CoffeeOne Line CoffeeRoaming Goat CoffeeShort North Coffee House, Short North Piece of Cake, or The Angry Baker. More of a juice person? Head to Zest Juice Co.

Celebrate at the heart of the lineup at Nina West’s Kiss My Biscuits Pride Drag Brunch Buffet at Union Cafe. Seating beings at 8:00am and the show begins at 9:30am.

Open at 9:00am

Plenty of time for a quick brunch at North MarketNorthstar Cafe, or Philco. Find a variety of Pride merch at Glean, including $10 totes for all your swag. Fount will have free cookies and sips, and will hold any purchases (free shipping also available). Stop by White Horse Vapor for 20% off juices.

Open at 10:00am

Global Gifts will be accepting donations in the store for Kaleidoscope Youth Center all weekend long, June 15-17. While supplies last on Saturday, June 16, they will also be giving away handmade fair trade rainbow charm bracelets made from recycled paper beads by artisans who are HIV+ or living with AIDS. Red Giraffe Designs will have stamped Pride cuffs available June 16-17. Find everything you need for a perfect Pride at TORSO and squeeze in some last-minute shopping at Emi PetMagnolia ThunderpussyOn PaperRocket Fizz, The Candle LabThe Lamp Shade, and .

Grab some nosh to go from The PearlForno, or Westies Tavern.

BONUS: for every Late Night Slice 2018 Pride shirt sold (at any shop or the PizzAssault truck at the Pride festival), $3.00 will be donated to Kaleidoscope Youth Center, as will a portion of proceeds from the Pizza of the Week, the Nina West. Also, Heartfelt Yoga will be offering $10.00 classes all day June 16-17!


Winter and Spring in Columbus were brutal. If ever we as a city deserve to be treated to cloudless, sunny skies, it’s this summer. And what better way to enjoy said weather than, say, a stroll through the park and some gleeful, vitamin-D-drenched shopping? The perfect setting: Goodale Park, of course, during the new Goods on Goodale series.

Here’s a prettily painted picture (this is, after all, the Short North Arts District): lush park greenery neatly lined with booths from Short North Arts District retailers, local artisans, and other Columbus vendors. Live music and performance art and family-friendly art programs (oh my!), curated by the Short North Arts District’s own Blick Art Materials. Grab a friend, have some brunch, then head to Goodale Park. This is the new monthly pop-up art and retail marketplace you need this summer.

The season continues on June 17 near the Goodale Park Gazebo from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Don’t miss additional Goods on Goodale popups on July 22, and August 19. Bonus: on July 22 and August 19, Goods on Goodale will coincide with the Goodale Park Music Series as presented by the Short North Civic Association

At the June 17 Goods on Goodale, Eleventh Candle Co. will be selling 100% soy wax candles, melts, and fragrance sprays. Jordanica will be selling handmade copper, brass, and sterling silver jewelry. Bondhu will be selling tees, hats, and accessories.

District art supplier Blick Art Materials will have a live artist paint demo, prize giveaways, and supplies for you to play with. Keep an eye out for beloved local mime Greg Bak, who will be clowning around while bringing joy and laughter. Talented singer Mark Stoll will be crooning covers with her guitar.


Also on Sunday, June 17 is the one day you have to grin and bear the bad dad jokes: Father’s Day.

If Dad has a sweet tooth, look no further than Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream‘s Father’s Day Collection and Rocket Fizz‘s Dad’s Sodas.

Looking for gifts? Try Samson Men’s Emporium, Tigertree, Kiln Mercantile, Pursuit, Artisan De Luxe, HOMAGE, or Clothe Ohio. Red Giraffe Designs has dad-themed and customizable tie bars, and On Paper‘s selection of Father’s Day cards is as on point as ever.