UPDATE: The CutBait Music Festival is still on for Saturday! Although the outdoor stage shows have been rained out, all indoor venues are up and running with endless music throughout the day. Mother's Finest has been cancelled, but other bands have been rescheduled to play inside. The music started at noon, so come on down to Broadway.
The CutBait Music Festival continues today, from 2 p.m. to midnight, on nine stages, indoor and outdoor, in downtown Columbus.
Today's highlights include St. Paul & The Broken Bones at 7:45 p.m. on the RiverCenter Green; Jeffrey Steele at 10 p.m., in the RiverCenter's Legacy Hall; and Mother's Finest at 10:30 p.m. on the RiverCenter Green. Tickets cost $25 at entrance gates. There's a $15 deal for guests who only want to attend today's 2 p.m. music showcase at the Springer Opera House. That show features Coffey Anderson, Justin Belew and Garrett Lee.
Here are a few more activities happening this weekend in the Chattahoochee Valley.
UPDATE: The Run for Wishes, originally scheduled for 9 a.m. today, has been "rescheduled for another day because of lightning," according to a post on Big Dog Running Company's Facebook page.
Columbus Lions: The indoor football team hosts the Alabama Hammers at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Columbus Civic Center. Tickets cost $10-$40.
Victory Run for Veterans: Sponsored by the American Legion Post 135, runners race around Moon Lake at Idle Hour Park and Garrett-Harrison Stadium. Registration is at 7 a.m. today. The 1K walk/run is at 8:30 a.m. and costs $15. The 5K is at 9 a.m. and costs $20. Proceeds will benefit children and youth programs. www.post135.org; 706-718-5164.
Historic Linwood Cemetery Tour: The hour-long walking tour will highlight some of the interesting people buried there, such as John Gano Winter and General Henry Benning. It's at 9:30 a.m. today. Meet at Lummus Chapel, located at the end of the cemetery by 10th Avenue. Free but donations accepted. 706-321-8285.
National Safe Kids Day: A bike rodeo will feature free helmets for kids 14 and younger, bike inspections and an obstacle course. It's from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Hollywood Connection, 1683 Whittlesey Road. It's free. 706-321-6183.
Art Museum Day: Take free drop-in tours of exhibits at the Columbus Museum today. Admission is free. It's from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 706-748-2562, ext. 540.
17th Annual Arts in the Park: View and purchase art and participate in children's activities from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Lakebottom Park, in and around the bandshell. It's free. www.columbusartsinthepark.com.
30th Annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial: Activities include music, tributes, a candlelight procession and testimonials. Councilor Pops Barnes will read the proclamation for "Columbus, Georgia International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day." Events are from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus Government Center, plaza level. Free HIV testing will be from 3-4 p.m. It's free. 706-580-6239.
Find out about more area activities at ledger-enquirer.com/todo