Best of March: 75+ Events for Date Night in Columbus

March Columbus Date Night

In what I feel is my most comprehensive and diversified list ever, March proves it’s a lot more than just green beer! From tastings to dinners, and shows to parties, there is literally is something for everyone on this list. Check out my favorite March events in Columbus for date night!

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March 4-7

Indecent performed by The Ohio State University Department of Theatre
March 3-5 at 7:30pm
Ohio State Thurber Theatre
This play explores topics like anti-Semiticism, censorship, and love.

Air Hockey Tournament
Wednesday, March 4, 7-10pm
Old North Arcade
The tournament happens on the first Wednesday of every month. 100% cash payout.

Escape to Italy
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30-7:30pm
Coast Wine House
Five Italian wines with an assortment of snacks while learning from the owner himself, Dustin Snow. $20 deposit required to reserve your spot.

March Events in Columbus for Date Night
Image credit: Coast Wine House Facebook Page

The Floozies: Dayglow Funk Tour w/SunSquabi + Late Night Radio
Wednesday, March 4, 7-8pm
The Bluestone

Grandview Lights & Flights
Wednesday, March 4, 5-9pm
The Candle Lab – Grandview
This monthly event gives you the opportunity to first make your own 8oz custom-scented candle. Then, enjoy a speciality wine flight from Spagio Wine Lounge while the candle cools. Bonus, the candles are delivered directly to you!

Welcome Wednesday
Wednesday, March 4 & 18, 5-9pm
400 West Rich
The artists open their doors to the public with live demos, open studios, and more.
FREE admission

March Events in Columbus for Date Night
Inside of 400 West Rich in Franklinton

Worthington First Wednesdays
Wednesday, March 4, 5-8pm
Old Worthington
Brought to you by the Old Worthington Partnership, this event series will provide entertainment and specials on food and drinks while you explore downtown Worthington. The DORA will be in effect, so this means you can carry your purchased alcoholic beverages around while you shop! The theme this month is “Worthington Reads” with Wild Goose Creative as the charity partner.
FREE admission

2020 Arnold Sports Festival
March 5-8, times vary
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Prices vary

2020 Wine and Girl Scout Cookies Pairing!
March 5, 6-9pm and March 6, 7-10pm
Serendipity Labs
Wine sample paired with all of the 2020 girl scout cookies. Check out my tips for the wine tastings here: Budget-Friendly Date Night: Columbus 10 for $10 Wine Tastings

View from Serendipity Rooftop where the Girl Scout cookie and wine pairing takes place.

Buckeye State Battle of the Bands
March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 8:30-11:30pm
Bristol Republic
Bands compete weekly for a spot in the lineup at the Buckeye Country Superfest tiki tailgate.
FREE admission

Comedy Open Mic Night
Thursday, March 5, 7-10pm
Craft & Vinyl
First Thursday of every month, sign ups begin at 7pm.
FREE admission

Composition Poetry Night
Thursday, March 5, 9-11:30pm
Burgerim Gourmet Burgers & Bar
Every first Thursday come show off your talent at open mic night.

DAOU Vineyards Wine Dinner
Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Carfagna’s Kitchen
Four course meal paired with wines from DAOU Vineyards from California.

March Events in Columbus for Date Night
Image credit: Carfagna’s Facebook Event Page

Drunken Donut Beer Pairing
Thursday, March 5, 6-10pm
Land-Grant Brewing Company
You get 4 mini donuts from The Drunken Donut and four 5oz beer pairings.

Like Father, Like Son: Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon
Thursday, March 5, 6-8pm
Gentile’s The Wine Sellers
Taste across the regions of Italy while learning how Cabernet Sauvignon came to be! Prepayment required. Call 614-486-3406 to reserve

Spring Wine Tasting
Thursday, March 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Winans Chocolates + Coffees, Grandview Yard
Taste seven wines for $15/person

Annual Wine Dinner
Friday, March 6, 6:30-9:30pm
Nicola Restaurant and Bar
Wines paired with this five course meal will represent the warmth of family in every Italian home. Proceeds benefit ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s Play Us Forward Program.

The Brick Bar
March 6-7, times will vary by ticket
The Kitchen
Self titled “adult playground” this bar lets you return to your childhood by letting you build your own creations. Tickets are sold in time slots and include bar access for 90 minutes.

Chocolate Lovers Trail
March 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 12-6pm
Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail
Take the self-driving tour along the trail and at each participating winery you will receive complimentary appetizers and samples of wine. At a designated winery you will get a box of Malley’s chocolates.
$40/single, $50/couple

Wine & Tots
Friday, March 6, 6-8pm
The Hills Market Downtown
Wine tasting night at the Hills! This time your ten samples will be paired with a tater tot bar.

An Evening with Art!
Saturday, March 7, 6-9pm
Columbus Museum of Art
Take in art by more than 80 professional and emerging artists, and have a chance to take home your favorite piece. Also, join in the celebration for the second year inductees to the Ohio Artists Hall of Fame.
$125/person and up

Image credit: An Evening with Art! Facebook Event Page

Annual Bald & Pinball Charity Tourney
Saturday, March 7, 12-8pm
Level One Bar + Arcade
Annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation charity tournament. Four strikes knockout tournament. Raffles from businesses and sponsors.

Cocktail Gala and Silent PAW-ction
Saturday, March 7, 6-9:30pm
The Columbus Athenaeum
Cocktails, games, silent auction, and a dog fashion show!! Tickets include one drink ticket, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and a goody bag. Fundraiser benefits RESCUEDohio

Columbus St. Paddy’s Bar Crawl
Saturday, March 7, 3-9pm
Callahan’s Bar & Rooftop
Includes admission to five bars and drink specials at each bar.
Admission prices vary

Crab Races at Galena Brewing Company
Saturday, March 7, 4-10pm
Galena Brewing Company
Pick a crab and watch them race in 10 heats. Cash prizes for 1st-3rd in the final. Also enjoy some Reel Smoke Fast Casual Seafood too!
$5/crab, FREE admission

Image credit: Crab Races Facebook Event Page

Drink & Make Things: The Jewelry Bar
March 7 & 27, 12-3pm
Idea Foundry Columbus
Beginner friendly jewelry-making and design session. Plus, learn how to make two full-size cocktails and the secrets behind the recipes. Light snacks provided.
$28/member, $39/non-member, $67/pair

Hilltop Art Hop and Artist Reception
Saturday, Marcy 7, 6-9pm
3060 Artworks
Highlighting different artists every month, this event helps you explore local businesses that are located in the Westgate area of the Hilltop.
FREE admission

International Women’s Day 2020
Saturday, March 7, 10am-11:59pm
The Olde Oak
Featuring a women-inspired draft list of local craft beers from all your favorite breweries. Plus, cocktails created by women from your local distilleries. Women receive 20% off.
FREE admission

March Gallery Hop
Saturday, March 7, 4-10pm
Short North Arts District
An old Columbus favorite lets you explore the Short North art galleries at your own leisure.
FREE admission

March Date Ideas
Studios on High Gallery

Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast LIVE
Saturday, March 7, 11:30pm
Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse, Clintonville
A LIVE reenactment of the cult film with encouraged audience participation. Your ticket includes a prop bag.

Silent Party Columbus
Saturday, March 7, 9:30pm-3am
Skully’s Music-Diner
R&B lovers will enjoy this silent party at Skully’s. Adorn a set of wireless headphones and dance the night away!

So Many Laughs: A Night of Comedy
Saturday, March 7, 7-9pm
National Veteran’s Memorial and Museum
This comedy show is inspired by the legacy of Bob Hope, in fact, he will be there (through an impersonator!). Headline performer will be U.S. Army Veteran Thom Tran
$35/person, $30/member

Speak Easy Presents the Big Easy 10 Year Anniversary
Saturday, March 7, 7-10pm
Central Vineyard Church
Join Speak Easy for a night of stories about community and connection. There will be live music, drinks, and light refreshments. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

March 8-14

Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour
Sunday, March 8, 7pm
Nationwide Arena

International Women’s Day – Fundraiser & Tapping Party
Sunday, March 8, 11am-6pm
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
This is their 3rd Annual International Women’s Day Fundraiser. Two specialty brews will be released and there will be live music. $1 from each draft of both beers will be donated to the YWCA Columbus.
FREE admission

Wolf's Ride International Women's Day
Image credit: International Women’s Day – Fundraiser and Tapping Party Facebook Event Page

Redbreast Whiskey Dinner
Sunday, March 8, 5pm
Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
Three course dinner paired with three of the finest Irish whiskeys available.

Rhythm of a Woman
Sunday, March 8, 8pm
Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
Female artists perform music from their historical backgrounds.

The Women in Wine Tasting Celebrating International Women’s Day
Sunday, March 8, 5-8pm
Spagio Wine Lounge
Tasting eight women’s wines from around the world will be done at your leisure.

March Columbus Date Night
Image credit: The Woman in Wine Tasting Facebook Event Page

Columbus Monthly’s Best New Restaurants 2020
Monday, March 9, 6:30-9:30pm
Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph
Columbus’ best new restaurants serve up some food along with drinks and entertainment.
$70/person, $120/couple

Girl Scout Cookie Pairing
Monday, March 9, 7-9pm
The Oak & Brazen Wine Co.

Lights & Flights with The Candle Lab and Wine on High
Tuesday, March 10, 5-9pm
The Candle Lab, Short North
This monthly event gives you the opportunity to first make your own 8oz custom-scented candle. Then, enjoy a speciality wine flight from Wine on High while the candle cools. Bonus, the candles are delivered directly to you!

The Candle Lab date night
Note: Wine is only served at the Grandview Candle Lab location!

Rule of Three (Improv Wars: Savage)
Tuesday, March 10, 8-9pm
Watch three teams participate in two four to six minute rounds.

Moonlight and Magnolias
Weekends starting Thursday, March 12, times vary
Studio Two Riffe Center

My Fair Lady
March 11-15, times vary
Ohio Theatre

The Peking Acrobats
Wednesday, March 11, 7:30-10:30pm
Southern Theatre

March Columbus Date Night
Image credit: Peking Acrobats Facebook Event Page

Taste of Grove City & Business Expo
Wednesday, March 11, 5-8pm
South-Western Career Academy
Taste the delectables from Grove City restaurants and learn about other shops!

2020 Irish Whiskey Tasting
Thursday, March 12, 6-9pm
Porch Growler, Worthington

Columbus Speaks
Thursday, March 12, 7:30-9:30pm
Cafe Kerouac
Storytellers tell a personal narrative from their life.
FREE admission

COSI After Dark: Superheroes
Thursday, March 12, 6-10pm
Explore the new Superhero exhibit and the rest that COSI has to offer. Meal buffet may be added on for an additional $20/person. Some exhibits may require additional payment.
Prices range from $14-$20/person based on membership level

Columbus Holiday date night
Drink adult beverages while exploring the world of COSI at COSI After Dark

Elizabeth Spencer Wine Tasting
Thursday, March 12, 6-8pm
The Hills Market Downtown
Taste five wines!

Opera Columbus Gala
Thursday, March 12, 6-9pm
Columbus Museum of Art
This party will be full of surprises with entertainment, food, and drinks!

Spring Shop Hop
Thursday, March 12, 5-8pm
Canal Winchester Shopping District
FREE admission

Tasting at the Farm
Thursday, March 12, 5-7pm
Blystone Farm LLC
Six wine samples and a customized bottle!

Image Credit: Wine Tasting Facebook Event Page

Art Dance Party Pop-Up
Friday, March 13, 10pm
Live painting, dancing, and body painting
FREE admission

Cheese Tasting Class, Red Wine Pairing
Friday, March 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Black Radish Creamery
Tickets include cheese and beverage pairings, bread/crackers, class notes and a personal tasting book to take home.

Comedian Ron White
Friday, March 13, 8-11pm
Palace Theatre

Dublin’ Down 2020
March 13, 14, & 17, times vary
Fado Pub and Kitchen
Outdoor party with live music, cocktail stations, Irish dancers, Irish food, and more! Go on Friday to see the Grand Opening of the Dublin Bridge.
FREE admission on Friday, $20-$35/person on Saturday and Tuesday

Franklinton Fridays at 400
Friday, March 13, 6-10pm
400 West Rich
Experience a night of culture by exploring local arts, music, and food in Franklinton!
FREE admission

Friday the 13th 7 Deadly Sins Dinner with Middle West Spirits
Friday, March 13, 6:30-9pm
The Kitchen
Seven course tasting menu emerged from the 7 Deadly Sins. Three courses will be paired with Middle West Spirits.

March Columbus Date Night
Image credit: Friday the 13th 7 Deadly Sins Dinner Facebook Event Page

Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing
Friday, March 13, 7-9pm
Signature Wines LLC

It’s a Family Affair: A Sly and the Family Stone Tribute
Friday, March 13, 8-10pm
Natalie’s Grandview

Low & Mighty Pub Parade
Friday, March 13, 6-10pm
North High Brewing
Parade (literally) around Italian Village and the Short North with kazoos to four different breweries. Each ticket gets you a kazoo, aluminum pint glass, and drink specials.

Pedestrian Bridge Opening
Friday, March 13, 8-11pm
The pedestrian bridge connecting Bridgepark and Old Dublin. Bridge will be illuminated at 8pm and then be open to the public.
FREE admission

Dublin Link
Image credit: City of Dublin, Ohio Facebook Page

Up Close and Personal v.5
March 13 & 14, varying times
Green Room, Short North Stage
Immerse yourself as performers from the New Vision Dance Co. present solo works or small group pieces.

Zac Brown Band: The Owl Tour
Friday, March 13, 7pm
Nationwide Arena

Beer Lovers Participatory Dinner Party
Saturday, March 14, 5-9pm
The Kitchen
Work together to prepare a four course meal paired with great beer. Cash bar is available.

Breakfast & Brews
Saturday, March 14, 9am-10pm
Brewery 33 Hocking Hills LLC
Walsh Irish Ale released with a new pub glass and Irish breakfast by The Rolling Pin.
FREE admission

Route 33 Brew Trail

Flannagan’s St. Patrick’s Day Party
Saturday, March 14, 2:30pm
Flannagan’s Dublin

Official St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl
Saturday, March 14, 1-9pm
Short North Arts District
Prices start at $9.99/person

Slammers 20th Annual Legendary Pub Crawl
Saturday, March 14, 10am
FREE admission for this pub crawl, but monetary and supply donations will be collected for Pets Without Parents.

Social City’s 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl
Saturday, March 14, 12-8pm
Tickets include a t-shirt, drink specials, koozie, and free cover charges.

Social City
Image credit: 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl Facebook Event Page

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 14, 6-10pm
The Paddock Pub and Links Event Center
Live music featuring Right on Main, raffle prizes, and an “Irish” dinner buffet.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Party
Saturday, March 14, 8am
Pub Mahone
Irish step dancers and prizes
FREE admission

Saturday, March 14, 9pm-1am
Two Truths
Monthly cocktail party featuring DJ Arlette spinning 1920s-1940s vintage vinyl. Costumes are welcome!
FREE admission

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Grandview Theater
Saturday, March 14, 11pm-12:30am
Grandview Theater & Drafthouse
Pizza, music videos, dancing, and drink specials.

Wild + Wonder Film Series
March 14, 21, & 28, 1:30-4pm
Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse
Movies celebrating the outdoors will be screened every Saturday until Earth Day.

March 22-29

March 20 for $20 Wine Tasting
Thursday, March 26, 6-9pm
Wine on High
20 tastes of wine will lead to a fun night, that’s all I have to say!

Sports and Entertainment

Columbus Crew
MAPFRE Stadium
3/14 vs. Real Salt Lake, 5pm

Blue Jackets March Home Games
Nationwide Arena
3/12 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
3/14 vs. Nashville Predators
3/19 vs. Washington Capitals
3/30 vs. New York Islanders
Times vary based on day and team.
$27 and up/person

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image Credit: Columbus Blue Jackets Facebook Page

Columbus Funny Bone Comedy Club
March Shows:
Russell Peters, March 1
Whindersson Nunes, March 4
Jay Stevens, March 5
Nick Swardson, March 6-8
Kristina Kuzmic: The Hope & Humor Tour, March 8
Dan Swartwout, March 12
Lil Duval, March 13-14
Zach Martina, March 15
Columbus Comedy Showcase, March 19
Dave Attell, March 20-21
Ben Kissel Podcast, March 22
All Ohio Kings of Comedy Featuring Joe Torry, March 25
The Pump and Dump Show, March 26
T.J. Miller, March 27-28
Times vary based on day

Shadowbox Live Shows
March Shows:
Wild Nights
Every Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10:30pm until March 14
The Legends from Liverpool
Select Thursdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm and 7pm
Let’s Get It On
Every Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10:30pm starting March 19
The Lunchbox
Every Friday at 1pm

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