If your house is like mine, we have a calendar full of summer play dates and vacation plans.  Baseball season is in full swing and the pool is beckoning.  It’s summertime in Dublin, Ohio!

One of our favorite annual summertime events: the Sundays at Scioto concerts held Sunday evenings at Scioto Park from 7-8:30 p.m.  (Note: Scioto Park is located at 7377 Riverside Drive in Dublin, north of the I-270 overpass and south of Hard Rd. It is just five minutes south of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.) It is such a wonderful FREE event and a great way to wind down the weekend.  It’s easy because all you need is a blanket and a picnic.  No tickets or planning involved, it’s just a question of do we or don’t we, and off we go!  We grab takeout food and take turns choosing from some of our favorite places.  One child always picks Italian Subs from Tommy’s and the other likes Sunflower Chinese.  They do sell Jeni’s Ice Cream at Scioto Park for a cool treat during the concerts!

Parking is available on site with minimal walking. There is a children’s playground located in the park, near the river–if you arrive early. If you like treasure hunting/geocaching, be sure to search for the Riverbox!  We like to sit up on the hill above the stage, so the kids have room to roam. (Then, if we need to make a quick exit, we don’t disturb other concert goers.)

This summer’s Sundays at Scioto Concert lineup includes:

  • June 20: The Ark Band (Roots Reggae)
  • June 27: Westminster Faculty Jazz Quartet
  • July 4: Brass Band of Columbus (British Brass Band)
  • July 11: Spikedrivers (Rust Bucket Rock)
  • July 18: Eric Dove & Green Light Go (Country Rock)
  • July 25: British Invasion (British pop/rock)

Hope to see you there! 

For more information about these and other Dublin, Ohio arts events and exhibits, visit www.dublinarts.org or call 614/889-7444.  To plan a fun summer getaway itinerary in Dublin, Ohio–visit www.IrishisanAttitude.com)

-Post by Katie

DSC_0465Each season, fashion magazines urge us to update our wardrobe with new color palettes. You may not follow fashion magazines, but you can update your diet with these new colors seen around Dublin! These photos are just a sampling of the options for this month. To see all the pictures, click here.

DSC_0483The first pictures were taken at Jeni’s Ice Cream, which I featured in Wednesday’s blog post. Jeni’s is offering seasonal flavors like the two shown here: Red Hot Apple Cider Sorbet and Pumpkin 5-Spice. The Ohio Heirloom Pumpkin Sundae sounds delicious as well.
These seasonal flavors available through November or as long as
supplies last.

DSC_0621These photos were taken at the Dublin Community Market Wednesday evening. The air may be getting colder, but the vendors still have a lot to sell this month. Everything looked amazing, and I couldn’t resist a few juicy Bartlett Pears from The Wayward Seed Farm (pictured left). Get out to the Dublin Community Church on West Bridge St. any of the next three Sundays before the market closes for the season.
Dates: October 14, 21, and 28; Hours: 4:30 -7 PM.DSC_0566

I’ll be keeping an eye out for more Dublin Fall colors the rest of the month! Check back for more updates.

If you have any suggestions for blog posts, email them to kjenkins@irishisanattitude.com or post them as comments here.

-Post by Kelly

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has arrived in Historic Dublin. Jeni's Dublin Mary and I visited the new establishment recently (since we’re conveniently located  upstairs). Mary sampled … Savannah Butternut (smooth and laid-back like Savannah!); Salty Caramel (a Jeni’s signature favorite … rich, creamy combo of sweet & salty); Earl Grey (aromatic and subtle); … but ended up getting Reisling Soaked Poached Pear.  (She noted that her next sample will be the Grapefruit Hibiscus Yogurt!)

I sampled three flavors … Bourbon Buttered Pecan (combination of bourbon taste and sea-salted pecans), Pistachio with Honey and Kona Stout–made in honor of the Dublin store opening (rich and dark Barley’s Russian Imperial Stout and Stauff’s Kona coffee steeped in cream). I preferred the Bourbon Buttered Pecan … and am anxious to try Salty Caramel next time.

Jeni’s offers ice cream, gelato and yogurt, with all products made from local-grass fed dairy. The Dublin shop offers about 30 flavors in addition to sundaes, pints-to-go and ice cream sandwiches made with Parisian macaroons. Jeni’s is located at 1 West Bridge Street and summer hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 614/792-5634. www.jenisicecreams.com  

-Post by Kay