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WELCOME TO GAHANNA 8 Where to Explore 10 Fun for the Whole Fam 14 Forest Floors and the Great Outdoors 18 Herbal Heritage 22 Brews and Jams at the Blues & Jazz Fest 24 Winter Holiday Celebrations 26 Gahanna Getaways 28 On the Town – Shopping Guide 30 Dine & Drink 32 Meet in Gahanna 33 Calendar of Events 34 Accommodations 4 | 866.424.2662

There's no place like Gahanna, the Herb Capital of Ohio. Only eight miles from downtown Columbus and minutes away from John Glenn International Airport, Gahanna is a choice location for business and leisure. Gahanna has been named an Ohio Magazine BEST Hometown, one of the best places to retire by Black Enterprise Magazine AND was listed among the top places to live by Money Magazine.

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• Close to John Glenn Columbus International Airport

• Close to downtown Columbus

• Home to some of Columbus’ newest breweries

• Corporate headquarters to major businesses including Donatos, Kemba Financial Credit Union and American Electric Power

• Highly desired school system

• Minutes from Easton Town Center, the Midwest’s Rodeo Drive.

• One of Columbus’ most diverse suburbs

• 20 miles of bike/walking trails

• Easy access to 670 and 270

• 750+ acres of parkland

• The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, Concerts, Drive-in Movies, Holiday Lights, Gahanna Goblin Trail & more!

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Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau 167 Mill St. Gahanna, Ohio 43230 614.418.9114 866.424.2662 Lori Kappes Visit Gahanna Executive Director Madison Ashby Visit Gahanna Marketing and Communications Manager Kayleigh Bowe Visit Gahanna Community Development and Events Specialist Shannon Barnette Ohio Herb Center and Visitor Center Coordinator Amanda Ferguson Ohio Herb Center and Visitor Center Coordinator Above the Light Photography, Tim Courlas, Ray LaVoie, Love Emma Photography, Paul Molitor/The Portrait House, Erica Peterson Contributing Photographers

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Fun for the Whole Fam


ahanna is a great place for families. Kids and parents alike will love the variety of activities which cater to wholesome family fun – no two weekends will be the same. Get out on the green and take the family to Gahanna Municipal Golf Course or take the outdoor adventure to the next level by bringing the family to Creekside Park for five acres of paddle-boating, fishing and walking the trails. Creativity comes alive in Gahanna at Kym’s Kanvas, with art-filled painting parties and classes. Take art outside with Art Garden Academy and get inspired by the colorful florals. For the art-appreciators, take a trip to Griffin Creekside Gallery to enjoy art without getting messy

and view the rotation of exhibits and artists whose works are displayed throughout the gallery. Outdoor adventurers and green thumbs will love the 160 acres of peaceful ecology at Shepherd’s Corner with agricultural learning experiences for kids and a peaceful meditation trail and labyrinth for serenity seekers. Stop by the Ohio Herb Center and kick off a geocache hunt through Gahanna by downloading a free app – hint: there’s a geocache spot hidden there! Get glowing and take the kids to the mini-golf course Glow Putt LLC, which offers lighted neon courses to put your putt to the test, or visit Lazer Kraze of Gahanna for a fun-filled afternoon with the family which

myuniquegahannastory Julie Predieri, City Forester, Parks and Recreation Department What are some of the ways you identify with the Gahanna community? I identify with the Gahanna community because it is both the town where I grew up and the town where I chose to spend my adult life. The character of Gahanna makes it an ideal place to live. It has a small town feel with all the conveniences of a bigger city. The people here value their homes and neighbors, and I really do feel like people are proud to live here. There are so many people who volunteer their time to make Gahanna a better place, and I don’t think people have that kind of buy-in to every community. What is one thing about Gahanna that people might not realize? A lot of people don’t realize that Gahanna is home to an expansive park system. Our parks have so many amenities such as sports fields, nature preserves, shelters, bike paths, dog parks, kayak ramps, paddling opportunities, pools, an arboretum, and so much more. I remember playing in Gahanna’s parks when I was a kid, and I still use them regularly now with my family. I believe that Gahanna’s outdoor and recreational opportunities are something that set us apart from other communities. What would people be surprised to know about you?

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People would be surprised to know that I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the Gahanna Dairy Queen. My parents both grew up in Gahanna and went to school at Gahanna Lincoln. My dad was working at Mifflin Township Fire Department when he would frequent Dairy Queen for firehouse snacks. He noticed my mom working at the store, and the rest is history. I really love ice cream, so I make sure to visit Dairy Queen as often as I can.

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In your opinion, what is the best kept secret within the Gahanna community? The best kept secret within the Gahanna community is probably paddling the Big Walnut Creek. Lots of people don’t realize that you can kayak from Woodside Green Park to Pizzuro Park, but it is one of the best ways to experience Gahanna. During my paddling trips, I have seen bald eagles, herons, turtles, and lots of other animals and plants. It is so neat to be on the water in my hometown. Why do you love Gahanna? I love Gahanna because of the people. I have the most amazing coworkers and neighbors, and everybody has so much pride in our community. I love visiting Creekside with my friends, and I love attending Gahanna’s events like Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival. Gahanna is a vibrant, active town, and it’s a really fun place to live.

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promises to light up your day. For a family activity which never strikes out, roll over to the Gahanna Lanes Bowling Alley and enjoy some friendly family competition for the best score. History lovers will spend hours touring the Gahanna Historical Society Settlement and exploring the log house, gardens and National Wildlife Sanctuary on the grounds. For a short drive outside of Gahanna, the Ohio History Center has fun activities for everyone to learn about local history from the ice age to present day. Pay your respects to those who served at the Gahanna Veterans Memorial and take in the 2,500 engraved bricks honoring service men and women. Satiate your snack cravings at any of the local eateries like 101 Beer Kitchen which offers a chef-driven menu even the pickiest eaters will enjoy. Stock up on sweets at Buckeye Candy Company for a taste of the unique with one-of-a-kind candies alongside everyday classics. If your sweet tooth still isn’t satisfied, pick up a box of donuts from Donna’s Delicious Dozen or build your own sundae at Cold Stone Creamery. Need more ideas? Go to for itinerary suggestions or create your own adventure and share photos on social media! #UniquelyGahanna

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Forest Floors and the Great Outdoors

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hen cabin fever’s got you down, the best cure is fresh air. With numerous parks and gardens in Gahanna, there’s plenty to do and see in the great outdoors that will leave you refreshed and reinvigorated.

If a Tree Falls

You may have heard about Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve, but did you know it is home to the only known population of cypress-knee sedge in Ohio? The park is also host to countless spring wildflowers, towering trees, buttonbrush swamps and vernal pools. With 99 acres and miles of hiking trails, Gahanna Woods is great for birdwatching and enjoying the tranquility of nature.

Man’s Best Friend

Dogs love playing in parks just as much as their human companions. For families with furry friends, Pizzuro Park’s Pooch Playground is the place to be. Inside four fenced-in acres of space for off-leash romping, the park includes a smaller area for pups under 25 pounds plus an agility course for dogs of all sizes.

Up a Creek

Don’t forget your paddle when visiting Friendship and Creekside Parks. From paddleboats to kayak rentals,

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the city’s parks and recreation department provides a fun experience for everyone in the family. Paddleboats can be ridden by families of five or fewer, and the kayak options include single, double and triple riders – although the third rider must be under the age of 11. Creekside Park also offers visitors the opportunity to wade and fish in the shallow

water or stroll alongside the creek on one of the multiple walking paths.

Off the Walls

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acres of fields to the B.A.S.E., the skate park stacked with obstacles, there’s an activity for everyone.

Accessible Adventures

Stop by Sunpoint Park for an afternoon every child can enjoy. The accessible playground is designed for all ages and abilities and includes shady seating areas, basketball courts and restroom facilities.

Herbal Escape

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Green thumbs and garden lovers know there’s no place like Geroux Herb Garden. Between the six luscious gardens within, it’s no wonder the garden’s namesake, “Bunnie” Geroux was the impetus for Gahanna’s title as Herb Capital of Ohio. A stroll through the gardens at the Ohio Herb Center is also a must.

All Together Now

Academy Park brings home the gold for largest park in Gahanna. With more than 100 acres, creek fishing and miles of nature trails, this location is perfect for the whole family. The playground is great for kids of all ages, and multiple baseball diamonds and basketball courts make it a favorite for teens.

Picture Perfect

The stunning scenery of Hannah Park along with the large stone shelter house makes it a go-to spot for gatherings like family reunions, school dance photo shoots, sports events and more. It’s easy to get active at the park, too, with tennis and basketball courts available, a playground and walking trails.

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For full details and activities at each park in Gahanna, pick up a copy of the Gahanna Parks and Trail Guide from Visit Gahanna/ Ohio Herb Center. • Academy Park • Creekside Park • Friendship Park • Gahanna Woods • Geroux Herb Gardens • Hannah Park • Headley Park • McCorkle Park • Pizzurro Park • Shull Park • Sunpoint Park • Veterans Memorial Park • Woodside Green Park

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myuniquegahannastory Jodi Brown-Spivey, Expressions Floral Design Why did you select Gahanna to open your business? I grew up in Westerville, and was living in Pataskala at the time of opening and I wanted my business to be in a Columbus suburb located between. What is one thing about Gahanna that people might not realize? In the spirit of inclusion and humanity awareness – It is/was interesting to learn that Gahanna was the home of Big Walnut Country Club – one of the first African American Country Clubs in the United States. What would people be surprised to know about you? Not only do I design flowers for our local customers, I have designed flowers for the Rose Bowl Parade for over 15 years. What is your favorite thing to do in Gahanna? Nice dinner and dessert at Creekside and finish with a drink and walk around the plaza and park area. What is your favorite place to visit in Gahanna? Creekside Park. Taking in all the beauty of nature along the creek, the waterfall and the woodland/arboretum pathways. Great for relaxation or exercise. Why do you like living in Gahanna? Friendly, great neighborhoods, home of Blues & Jazz Fest, farmers market and other local events. Creekside restaurants, shopping and park area.

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Herbal Heritage


ahanna has been known as the Herb Capital of Ohio for 50 years in 2022, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the community. Come one, come all but, most importantly, come thirsty. The Herbal Cocktail Trail takes visitors on a journey through restaurants, breweries, wineries and pubs in Gahanna to enjoy signature herb-infused beverages at each location. For the next girls night out, Saturday morning brunch or post-work happy hour, pick a spot along the trail for a unique Gahanna experience. From the vibrant lavender lemonade wine at Wyandotte Winery to the deliciously fruity Mai Tai Mary at Edison Brewing Co., there’s a drink that satisfies everyone's taste buds. Arepazo is perfect for a casual date night, whether you go for Margarita Monday or Wine Down Thursday, and you can’t miss Barrel & Boar’s Sunday brunch for that perfect southern-inspired meal. And, if you’re looking to BEer the change, visit central Ohio’s first Black-owned brewery, Crafted Culture Brewing, that put its roots in Gahanna. Passports to mark your progress along the Herbal Cocktail Trail may be picked up at any of the participating locations. Whether your goal is to get all the stamps or simply enjoy the flavors of the Herb Capital of Ohio, your experience will be memorable. And to make sure it’s truly

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Herbal Cocktail Trail

unforgettable, participants who earn six stamps can turn their passport in for a one-of-a-kind Herbal Cocktail Trail prize. Most of all, the Herbal Cocktail Trail is about making memories with friends and family in a unique way only Gahanna can offer. For more information, go to

Herb’n Restaurant Week

Herb’n Restaurant Week brings the fresh flavors of the Herbal Cocktail Trail to a whole new level with herb-inspired and infused meals made by Gahanna’s signature restaurants. Traditionally held the second week of May, also known as Herb Week in Gahanna, Herb’n Restaurant Week celebrates Gahanna’s heritage as Herb Capital of Ohio.

Herbal Fun Facts The banana plant is the largest herb. In fact, anything that doesn’t produce bark is an herb. Simon & Garfunkel’s “Scarborough Fair/Canticle,” which features the lyric, “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,” actually dates back to a late-17th century Scottish ballad. Legend has it that Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, wore lavender to freshen her scent. Rosemary has traditional links to faithfulness and marriage, which is why brides traditionally wear wreaths of rosemary. It’s no secret that Italians love using basil in their cooking, but did you know they also believe basil to be a symbol of love?

myuniquegahannastory Amanda Ferguson, Ohio Herb Center Coordinator What are some of the ways in which you identify with the Gahanna community? Living in what was once the Bridgeport community and considered Old Gahanna, I love connecting people to the history of the area. What is one thing about Gahanna that other residents inside (and outside) of Columbus do not realize? Gahanna has the most amazing parks, trail system, and nature preserves. What would people be surprised to know about you? I have lived in Gahanna for over 20 years and live on the same street and same house my husband grew up in. In your opinion, what is the best kept secret within the Gahanna community? Gahanna Woods Nature Preserve. Tucked away, not a lot of people know about it. It is my favorite display of spring ephemerals in our community. Why do you love Gahanna? Living and working here I get to share on a daily basis what makes Gahanna unique and help people explore our wonderful little town.

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Pick up visitor information, shop for locally made botanical items or take a class or workshop on topics like Tea Blending and Botanical Beauty. You can even rent the center for a special event! 2022 is the 50th anniversary of Gahanna’s Herb Capital of Ohio designation. Look for special events online at including Herb Day and Herb’n Restaurant Week celebrations.

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Garden Party

Cilantro, rosemary, thyme and other herbs serve as inspiration for the unique, creative and, of course, delicious dishes that grace the menus of participating restaurants. Local chefs answer the call to incorporate herbal flavors into dishes, not limited to just dinner. Beverages, desserts, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all fair game for herb-inspired concoctions. Learn more at

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110 Mill St. Gahanna, OH 43230 614.642.HERBS The Ohio Herb Center is more than meets the eye. Located in the historic Nafzger-Miller home, the Herb Center is on the National Register of Historic Places and is also home to Visit Gahanna.

The Ohio Herb Center received special accreditation for their gardens in 2021. These garden designations recognize the mindful gardening methods that have been employed. From habitat and food sources to sustainable gardening methods, the gardens are a true “green” space. You are invited to visit and see the efforts that have been made to receive these designations, which include: • Herb Society of America – Greenbridges Garden • Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District – Water Quality Partner • National Wildlife Federation – Certified Wildlife Habitat • North American Butterfly Association – Certified Butterfly Garden • Monarch Watch – Certified Monarch Waystation

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very year, central Ohio flocks to Gahanna for the highly anticipated Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival®. Typically held the third weekend of June, the 2021 fest is instead being held in September to bring the community together in the safest and healthiest way. The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival® brings together the best parts of Gahanna – food, cocktails, brews and blues – for residents and visitors to enjoy as part of the three-day cultural celebration. Gahanna’s largest signature event invites the best blues and jazz performers to grace its stages and amaze the crowds with their talents. Located on the waterfront of the breathtaking Creekside District of Gahanna, the Creekside Blues &

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Jazz Festival® fills the heart of the city, incorporating local shops and eateries on the grounds for good eats and great memorabilia in addition to the food and drinks tents between stages. Festival goers can take full advantage of the Creekside District by canoeing across Big Walnut Creek and enjoying the live music from the water, or by picking up a passport to start on the Herbal Cocktail Trail and making progress toward earning the coveted Herbal Cocktail Trail prize. The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival® is set for Sept. 17-19, 2021 and June 17-19, 2022. Buy individual tickets and private tables in advance or check out the line-up of musicians on or by calling 614.418.9114.

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Brews and Jams at the Blues & Jazz Fest

myuniquegahannastory Tim Courlas, Tim Courlas Video & Photography Describe your very first experience in Gahanna. In 1994 we were moving back to central Ohio. Some friends in Gahanna invited us for dinner. We realized this would be a good place to look for a house. We’ve been here ever since. Why did you select Gahanna to open your business? We’ve lived here for 26 years. I left my job at a local production company in 2014 to start a freelance video and photography business, so Gahanna was the place. I am very proud to be a small part of a vibrant video and photo business community here in Gahanna represented by OhioHD, EclipseCorp, The 5 Stones Group as well as many other freelancers such as myself. In your opinion, what is the best kept secret within the Gahanna community? Probably the Bolt High Speed Motion Controlled Robotic Camera Arm at OhioHD. It’s one of only a handful outside of the coasts. OK, one for people who don’t care about robots – The Chicago Dog at Pam’s Popcorn on Johnstown. Better than I’ve had in Chicago! Why do you love Gahanna?

What’s your favorite thing to do in Gahanna? We love to bike downtown Gahanna and eat at one of the great restaurants, especially outside at Creekside. Photo by Love Emma Photography

Whether you’re staying at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna or driving in each day, there are plenty of places to explore in Gahanna for the weekend. With views of Big Walnut Creek plus the opportunity to kayak alongside the concerts, the Creekside District includes both shopping and green space enjoyed by community members year round. New to the Creekside District is the city council approved CORA, or Creekside Outdoor Refreshment Area. Although the CORA will not be in effect during the CBJF, alcohol may still be consumed on festival grounds. For an extended list of things to do, go to

The people … and I have almost everything I need right here. Gahanna is ridiculously conveniently located. There are very few places in metros this size with the kind of accessibility Gahanna affords. I travel for work and a 10-minute drive to the airport is a fantastic amenity.

What’s your favorite place to visit in Gahanna? One favorite? Impossible. Why do you like living here? In a word – comfort. It sounds corny but Gahanna is like your favorite vintage sweatshirt you can’t wait to get home and change into.

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Winter Holiday Celebrations


here’s nowhere like Gahanna for the holidays. With so many joyful activities and events to choose from, there are a multitude of ways to make memories! The season kicks off with the annual Holiday Lights Celebration, held the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The event features family-friendly festivities from horse-drawn carriage and train rides to a petting zoo and shopping along the Creekside District for holidays gifts. The day concludes with the arrival of Santa Claus, a tree lighting and a magical fireworks display. To prepare for the sweet treats and great eats that often accompany the holidays, sign the family up for the jolly Santa Race 5K and Lil’ Reindeer Dash which occurs in the beginning of December. The entirety of the Creekside District will be taken over with Santa’s helpers dashing

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through the city’s parks and trails. Dashers receive a medal, t-shirt and fun holiday hat upon completion of the race and can run alongside Santa during the pre-race warm-up. The Ohio Herb Center is turned into a winter wonderland for the holidays with visits from Santa and the opportunity to take memorable photos with the jolly old elf. Kids will love the make-and-take crafts for an extra special holiday memory. Visitors, residents and guests can get into the holiday spirit by taking in thousands of beautiful lights that illuminate the Creekside District throughout the season. To add to the display, luminaries fill Creekside Park for one special evening in December during the Creekside Luminary Walk. For a detailed schedule of times and events, go to or call 614.418.9114.

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• Pick up a Uniquely Gahanna t-shirt for someone with major hometown pride, or grab some locally made goods like soap, candles and home décor at Visit Gahanna/Ohio Herb Center. • For the craft beer lover in your life, pick up a gift card from one of the local breweries like Nostalgia Brewing Co., Crafted Culture Brewing, Edison Brewing Co., or Heart State Brewing Co. so they can get a head start on the herbal cocktail trail. • Pam’s Market Popcorn has some of Gahanna’s best sweet & salty snacks – plus, pick up some goodies from Buckeye Candy Company and load up on mouthwatering stocking stuffers. • For the person in your life who does it all, give the gift of relaxation via a massage or spa treatment at Thrive Massage & Wellness. • For unique, handcrafted and custom gifts, head to Sullivan Woodwork Ohio and choose from a wide selection of wood décor, wall signs, drink coasters and more.

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Gahanna Getaways P lanning a family reunion, group tour, special event, meeting, baby shower or a girls weekend? Visit Gahanna can help. Gahanna is the perfect place to gather with loved ones, and Visit Gahanna has all the best tips and tricks for making your weekend getaway extra special. From helping reserve pavilion space at the local parks to making dinner and catering recommendations to helping coordinate a hotel block for out-of-town guests, Visit Gahanna has all the best insider information to get your gathering on its feet.

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Explore the CORA

Hosting a group of people can make coordinating a night out tricky, but with the city’s new CORA, or Creekside Outdoor Refreshment Area, that just got easier. Between the multiple participating establishments within the CORA boundaries, guests can take their CORA beverages outdoors to enjoy in the fresh air. From frozen margs at Local Cantina Creekside to a refreshing beer from Nostalgia Brewing Co., the adult beverages can even be taken into Creekside Park within the designated CORA area. Plus, in the

warmer months, enjoy live music and events happening every week in the Creekside District.

Wine and Dine

Visit Gahanna can help you when choosing the perfect place for that dinner reservation with a group. Whether you’re looking for an allergy-friendly establishment, the best dive bar for a fun night out, or high-end dining for a fancy event, Visit Gahanna can provide a list of local eateries with recommendations toward meeting your needs.

With fantastic breweries serving unique crafted brews and spirits, there’s a cold one for everyone. At Edison Brewing Co., enjoy views of the stunning Columbus skyline sitting underneath the flight path of take-offs at John Glenn International Airport. Crafted Culture Brewing, the first Black-owned brewery in central Ohio, has risen to popularity so quickly that its brews are now on tap at the Columbus Crew Field. Enjoy it closer to home at the taproom on Morrison. Tour Noble Cut Distillery to see how spirits are made and taste their Creekside Bourbon Whiskey, a beverage royally distilled just for Gahanna.

Girlfriendly Getaway

Visit Gahanna’s girls weekend itinerary is perfect for bachelorette parties, reunions with old friends and spring break with your besties. Try an afternoon of wine tasting at Wyandotte Winery followed by a shopping spree through the boutiques and fun stores in the Creekside District and around Gahanna.

After a refreshing night’s sleep at one of the many Gahanna hotels or the Lily Stone Bed and Breakfast, start the day off right with an energizing yoga class at Namaste in Love or a relaxing spa experience at Thrive Massage & Wellness. And who could forget enjoying the herbal heritage of Gahanna with classes at the Ohio Herb Center like Botanical Beauty or a crafting class at Kym’s Kanvas? Go to for a full itinerary and more getaway inspirations for the leisure traveler or family adventurers.

Sit Back and Relax

Gahanna hotels are located just minutes from John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Easton Town Center and downtown Columbus. Ask us for information on Park-andFly getaway rates, special event packages, group room blocks and more. Allow us to help coordinate the bid process among our hotels, to help secure room blocks for your guests. Call 614.418.9114 for more information.

Noble Cut Distillery

myuniquegahannastory Anthony “Sizzle” Perry Jr., CEO of Crafted Culture Brewing Why did you select Gahanna to open your business? I did not choose Gahanna. Gahanna chose me. I was looking for a location in East Columbus when Victor Ecimovich, Head Brewer at Edison Brewing Company, called me about the Kindred space being available and invited us to be his neighbor What are some of the ways you identify with the Gahanna community? I identify with the Gahanna community because I grew up here. My Nana and Papa moved here while I was in middle school. I spent my summer nights playing basketball at Academy Park. What is one thing about Gahanna that people might not realize? It seems to me that a lot of people do not realize how big of a melting pot Gahanna is culturally. Even when I was in high school. Sure, there weren’t many other Black students, but there were a lot of other races, religions and cultures walking those halls. What is one thing about Gahanna that people might not realize? One of the best-kept secrets in the Gahanna community is the number of Black-owned businesses in the area. Not just us, but there’s Stadium, Upper Cup, SuperChef’s, Ice Cream Rollery, The Nail Spa, and I know they just moved to Westerville but Just My Style was one of my favorite places to get shoes. Why do you love Gahanna? I love Gahanna because it’s more like a person than a city. I have watched it grow. I have seen it fail and succeed. It’s constantly evolving. When I was away, it took care of my family and many of my friends too. Where is your favorite place to go in Gahanna? My favorite place to visit is a tie between Nana’s house and Crafted Culture Brewing. Both places feel like family when I walk in.

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On the Town Shopping Guide

Buckeye Candy Company 104 Granville St. 614.269.7116 Company A haven for candy lovers (of all ages)

Gahanna Hardware 73 N. High St. 614.471.9906 Hometown hardware store for over 60 years

Cigara 471 Morrison Rd. 614.532.5324 The finest cigars in Columbus

Healthy Day Nutrition 1022 N. Hamilton Rd. 740.607.0181 Vitamins & supplements, energy & fitness products

Clothes Mentor Gahanna 5566 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.855.1515 Gently used designer clothing [Be] Social Dress Boutique

1837 Wine & Spirits Emporium 1383 E. Johnstown Rd. 614.933.9463 State liquor agency Anthony Thomas Candy Shoppe 80-1 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.475.9382 Ohio-made chocolates & candies Art Love Collective 166 Granville Street 614.420.2014 Shop local artists [Be] Social Dress Boutique 121 Mill St., Ste. 120 614.934.5397 Fashion, gowns, jewelry Bicycle One 358 S. Hamilton Rd. 614.478.7777 Full service bike shop

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Cricket’s Grand Slam 110 N. High St., Suite 202 614.529.0707 Trading cards, games, collectibles Discount Fashion Warehouse 870 Science Blvd. 614.694.4648 Discount clothing specialists

Karen’s Hallmark 1331 Stoneridge Dr. 614.337.2356 Special occasion cards, gifts & collectibles Noble Cut Distillery 750 Cross Pointe Rd. Ste K 614.532.9888 Craft spirits and tours

Easton Town Center 160 Easton Town Center Columbus, OH 43219 614.337.2200 “The Rodeo Drive of the Midwest” Expressions Floral Design Studio 1247 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.858.0444 Breathtaking fresh florals and décor Fresh Thyme 1125 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.934.1943 Farmers’ market style grocery Expressions Floral Design Studio

Nth Degree 57 Granville St. 614.855.8533 Home décor/designer pieces Ohio Herb Center 110 Mill St. 614.642.HERB Gift shop featuring all-things-herbal Ohio Laser Creations 78 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.269.7888 Specialty personalized gifts

Pam’s Market Popcorn 955 E. Johnstown Rd. 614.222.1850 Gourmet popcorn, treats & eats Rees Flowers & Gifts, Inc. 249 Lincoln Cir. 614.475.5726 Flowers, gifts & home décor Second Sole 1245 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.478.3361 Running shoe experts SGE Bridal Boutique 1020 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.649.6939 New & gently used bridal gowns

Easton Town Center

Simple Times Mixers 750 Cross Pointe Rd., Ste. M 614.504.3551 Delicious mixers to make highquality handcrafted cocktails

Tropical Trends 325 Stoneridge Ln. 614.418.5066 Jewelry, home accessories, clothing and more

Stella and Grace Boutique 101 Mill St. Casual, trendy, and classic women’s fashion

Upscale Resale Furnishings 189 W. Johnstown Rd. 614.476.4070 Gently used furniture & home décor

Style Encore 4904 Morse Rd. 614.289.3009 Buying/selling gently used clothing Sullivan Woodwork 121 Mill St., Ste. 126 614.323.7518 Wood décor and home accessories Thrive Massage & Wellness 4955 N. Hamilton Rd. 614.473.1000 Natural candles, soaps, oils and more

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Once Upon a Child Gahanna 1385 Stoneridge Dr. 614.337.0200 Gently used kids clothing

Stella and Grace Boutique

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Waterfront Dining

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Choosing where to eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner is made easy with Visit Gahanna’s list of eateries, breweries, bakeries and more. From fine dining to more casual experiences, Gahanna caters to all culinary tastes. Go to for more listings.

Patio Dining

Dine & Drink 94th Aero Squadron

5030 Sawyer Rd., 614.237.8887,

1917 WWI French farmhouse setting

101 Beer Kitchen

397 Stoneridge Ln., 614.934.5501,

Seasonal, handcrafted food and drink

Antolino’s Pizza

1050 Beecher Crossing N., 614.475.9900,

Serving award-winning pizza, subs and Italian food


93 N. High St., 614.471.7296,

Legendary Latin American food

Asian Gourmet & Sushi Bar

1325 Stoneridge Dr., 614.471.8871,

Variety of sushi rolls and Asian fare

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

1370 E. Johnstown Rd., 614.855.9840,

Classic steakhouse … only better

Barrel & Boar Creekside

121 Mill St., 614.471.8844,

Craft beer, cocktails and barbecue

Blank Slate Coffee

152 Mill St., 469.383.6088,

Tasty brews and lattes •

Café Creekside

53 Granville St., 614.337.1819,

A local favorite for breakfast and brunch

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar

1301 Stoneridge Ln., 614.478.9999,

Chef-driven, traditional menu

City Barbeque

108 S. Stygler Rd., 614.416.8890,

Voted “Best BBQ” by 614 Magazine

Coaches Gahanna

230 Granville St., 614.476.4496,

Sports bar and pizza

Cold Stone Creamery

101 Mill St., Ste. 106, 614.475.8393,

Custom ice cream creations

Cornerstone Pub

1014 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.933.8630

Sports bar serving Ange’s Pizza

Crafted Culture Brewing

505 Morrison Rd., 614.266.6967,

Central Ohio's first Black-owned brewery with food trucks

Dolphin Lounge

345 Agler Rd., 614.475.9944

Blues jams every Monday night

Donna’s Delicious Dozen

5322 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.245.4859,

Fresh-made donuts with a variety of icings and toppings

Edison Brewing Co.

785 Science Blvd., 614.762.6183,

Tap room, full-service bar, private event space and food trucks

El Vaquero

375 Stoneridge Ln., 614.428.1725,

Authentic Mexican fare

Fate Cakes

1360 Cherry Bottom Rd., 614.219.9429,

Custom cakes, cookies, brookies, cheesecakes and more

Gahanna Grill

82 Granville St., 614.476.9017,

Home of the famous “Beanie Burger”

Gatsby’s Bar & Grill

151 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.476.0088,

Neighborhood bar, live entertainment

Golden Delight Bakery

246 Lincoln Cir., 614.342-6888

Unforgettable cakes and sweets

Graeter’s Ice Cream

425 Beecher Rd., 614.855-5508

Handcrafted, premium ice cream

Heart State Brewing Co.

750 Cross Pointe Rd., 614.604.9768,

Brewing craft beers of many different styles

Hickory House

550 Officenter Plaza, 614.428.7427,

Barbecue, steaks, burgers and seafood

Himalayan Grill

1307 Stoneridge Dr., 614.472.0211,

Indo-Nepal & Tibetan Cuisine

Jade Bowl House

135 N. Stygler Rd., 614.337.8898,

Family owned and operated, Chinese fare

Jordan’s Deli

471 ABC Morrison Rd., 614.478.5478,

Burgers, deli fare, salads and more

Local Cantina

101 Mill St., 614.337.1977,

Gourmet tacos and margaritas

Lola & Giuseppe’s

100 Granville St., 614.473.9931,

Popular eatery with old world Italian recipes

Los Guachos Taqueria

1376 Cherry Bottom Rd., 614.471.4717,

One of the “Top 5 Tacos in America” (Food Network)

Mi Tradicion

111 N. Stygler Rd., 614.418.9200,

Family owned, authentic Mexican

Mr. Sushi

1127 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.473.1028,

Sushi made fresh

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Mr. Wok

931 E. Johnstown Rd., 614.478.9367,

Asian cuisine, featuring Chow Mein, Egg Foo Young and Hot Thai

The Mug

333 Agler Rd., 614.475.6672,

Winners of 2020 Pies in the Park awards

Nazareth Deli

5239 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.899.1177,

Mediterranean cuisine

Nostalgia Brewing Co.

81 Mill St., Ste. 150, 614.934.7039,

Homemade comfort food plus delicious craft brews

Pam’s Market Popcorn

955 E Johnstown Rd, 614.222.1850,

Gourmet popcorn, Chicago style hot dogs, homemade soups

Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar

85 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.934.5062,

Smoothies, wraps and bowls

Rusty Bucket

73 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.475.4435,

Comfort-food favorites and a long beer list

Sexton’s Pizza

943 E. Johnstown Rd., 614.269.7355,

The perfect mix of pizza, beer and ’90s nostalgia

Signatures Mill Stone Tavern

94 Mill St., 614.475.2220,

Great drinks, music and atmosphere

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery

1249 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.532.5185,

Cupcakes and ice cream made fresh every day

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101 Mill St., 614.750.9001,

Sports bar for casual lunch or fun night out


1344 Cherry Bottom Rd., 614.532.8030,

Serving up breakfast art, superhero style!


1330 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.428.8672,

Stylish Japanese cuisine

Upper Cup Coffee

121 Mill St., 614.383.7496,

A coffee lover’s haven

Whit’s Frozen Custard

121 S. Stygler Rd., 614.418.9599,

Custard made fresh daily •

Wyandotte Winery

4640 Wyandotte Dr., 614.476.3624,

Oldest winery in central Ohio

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Bringing people together is something Gahanna does best. From rustic barns to modern conference and event centers, Gahanna offers a wide variety of venues that suit your aesthetic and your budget. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a family reunion, a business meeting or something else, Visit Gahanna can help guide you with referrals and assistance. Call 614.418.9114 for more information.

On/Off-site Catering

Meet in Gahanna

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant A unique atmosphere with a spectacular backdrop of the John Glenn International Airport runways. • • 80 on 5030 Sawyer Rd., 614.237.8887, 101 Beer Kitchen This signature Gahanna restaurant offers a semi-private meeting space, seasonal • • 36 on 397 Stoneridge Ln., 614.934.5501, menu and a casual, fun setting with seasonal patio seating.

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek With a warm atmosphere, beautiful setting, great hospitality and famous fare, 100 on • • 1370 E. Johnstown Rd., 614.855.9840, The Barn offers the perfect event setting. Three private dining areas to host events. Barrel & Boar Creekside Private dining room and semi-private space for business meetings or family gatherings. • • 121 Mill St., 614.471.8844, Beautiful location overlooks Creekside Park and Plaza. Offering outstanding menu 75 on and catering options. Columbus Academy The 231-acre secluded campus surrounded by the wooded area of Gahanna is perfect for N/A off • • • 4300 Cherry Bottom Rd., 614.475.2311, meetings and gatherings. Creekside Conference & Event Center 9,000 sq. ft. offer an ideal setting for corporate meetings, weddings and special 101 Mill St., Ste. 300, 614.416.8188, events. Two boardrooms, a ballroom, a beautifully appointed reception area and • • • 450 on breathtaking views. Gahanna Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse 220 Olde Ridenour Rd., 614.342.4250,

This lovely facility overlooks Creekside Park, offering a large deck, wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. Tables and chairs are available for up to 100 people.

The Gahanna Sanctuary 82 N. High St., 614.475.9265,

Located in a restored church built in 1875, the Gahanna Sanctuary offers a beautiful and 250 off • • unique place to hold a meeting, reception or special event.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites® Columbus Airport 460 Waterbury Ct., 614.428.8678,

Located just off Hamilton Road near the I-270 outerbelt, Holiday Inn Express offers meeting space suitable for a classroom setting. Free parking. Airport shuttle.

Jorgensen Farms 5851 E. Walnut St., Westerville 43081, 614.855.2697,

This 100-acre organic farm, located just north of Gahanna, features the Historic Barn and modern Oak Grove.

1,000 on/off

Jefferson Golf & Country Club 7271 Jefferson Meadows Dr., Blacklick 43004, 614.759.7500,

100 off •

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Private banquet rooms overlook a spectacular 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. Championship golf course. 4,500 sq. ft. of private banquet space. A grand ballroom divides into three separate ballrooms.

350 on •

La Navona 154 N. Hamilton Rd., 614.532.5711,

This rustic, charming and picturesque indoor facility accommodates up to 250 guests. Plus, there are beautifully-landscaped patio areas for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions.

250 on •

Ohio Herb Center, 110 Mill St., 614.642.HERB

Located in the Creekside District, the Center features a parlor, kitchen and beautiful outdoor • 30 off gardens. The facility is perfect for smaller meetings and events.

The Peak at Edison Located conveniently above Edison Brewing Company, the Peak offers a stunning event space 200 off • • • 781 Science Blvd., 614.660.4867, combining modern and industrial aesthetics for a chic look. Rusty Bucket on Hamilton Rd. Small, private meeting room and larger space for dining group of up to 40. Made-from-scratch • • 40 on 73 N Hamilton Rd., 614.475.4435, American fare created fresh daily. Shepherd’s Corner 987 N. Waggoner Rd., Blacklick 43004, 614.866.4302,

Relax in the rural farm setting of this refuge and ecology center, operated by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Meet in the award-winning restored barn. Free parking. No alcohol permitted.

SpringHill Suites® by Marriott Columbus Airport 665 Taylor Rd., 614.501.4770,

With a location convenient to John Glenn International Airport, SpringHill Suites offers a semi-private meeting space, free parking and space for board meetings and more.

• 24 off

Universal Design Living Laboratory 6141 Clark State Rd., 614.471.6100,

UDLL is the top-rated universal design home in North America and showcases green and healthy construction and feng shui principles.

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Wright-Patt Credit Union Member Center Newly opened June 2021, the Member Center is the largest to date and offers WPCU’s first-ever Community Room Community Room. It’s perfect for hosting meetings, networking activities and more. • • • off 1317 N. Hamilton Rd., 800.762.0047,

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Calendar of Events

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Creekside Cocktail and Chocolate Walk

City of Gahanna Independence Day Celebration Gahanna Farmers Market Midweek at the Creek(side) Paws in the Plaza Summer Drive-in Series

March St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt



Paws in the Plaza

Capital Corvette Car Show Gahanna Farmers Market Midweek at the Creek(side) Paws in the Plaza Summer Drive-in Series Taste of Gahanna

May Herb Day Herb ‘n Restaurant Week Paws in the Plaza

June Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (2022) Gahanna Farmers Market Gahanna Pride March Midweek at the Creek(side) Paws in the Plaza Summer Drive-in Series

Midweek at the Creek(side)

September Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival (2021) Gahanna Farmers Market Mill Street Market Paws in the Plaza Supporting Gahanna Together Day

October Creekside Hops and Vines Creekside Pumpkin Crawl Great Gahanna Goblin Trail

November Holiday Lights Celebration

December Santa Race 5K Visits with Santa Creekside Luminary Walk Capital Corvette Car Show

Weddings Social Gatherings Seminars Corporate Meetings Catering Birthday Celebrations 154 N. Hamilton Rd. Gahanna, OH 43230 I I 614.532.5711 866.424.2662 |



N E W: T H E W E E K L Y W I N

Accommodations Gahanna is only minutes away from the John Glenn International Airport with a number of great overnight options, many of which include free shuttling to and from the airport. Visitors are also only a few miles away from some of Columbus’ best attractions like the Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus Museum of Art and The Ohio State University campus.

Sonesta Simply Suites/ Columbus Airport 590 Taylor Rd., 614.863.4033, 800.766.3728,

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Gahanna/Columbus Airport 665 Taylor Rd., 614.501.4770, 888.287.9400,

The Lily Stone Bed & Breakfast 106 S. High St., 614.475.3342,

Newly renovated, SpringHill Suites offers an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, breakfast buffet and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. For travelers coming in and out of the John Glenn International Airport, enjoy free airports shuttles to and from SpringHill Suites. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna 695 Taylor Rd., 614.861.1400, 800.257.3000,

Minutes from the John Glenn International Airport, Sonesta Simply Suites is a pet-friendly hotel with warm, open common areas and comfortable, oversized suites. From free parking and Wi-Fi to fully equipped kitchens, this affordable option is the perfect place for outof-towners.

Located just off of Big Walnut Creek, visitors looking for a truly Gahanna-style stay will love the Lily Stone. Owned and operated by the Gahanna Historical Society, the bed and breakfast offers guests complimentary breakfast and the opportunity to stroll the historical society’s grounds only a few blocks away from Gahanna’s Creekside District.

Spacious and newly refurbished, TownePlace Suites is the perfect overnight stay for seasoned travelers, business commuters and pleasure seekers alike. With lush bedding and new stainless-steel appliances, enjoy the comforts of home away from home. Plus, TownePlace Suites is pet friendly, offers complimentary breakfast and provides free airport shuttles. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus Airport 460 Waterbury Ct., 614.428.8678, 800. HOLIDAY, Conveniently located close to the John Glenn International Airport, Easton Town Center and downtown Columbus, Holiday Inn has it all. From free breakfast and airport shuttles to a pool, fitness center and wellequipped meeting facility, travelers won’t have to worry about a thing.

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