Chilly Open

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

It's time for the Chilly Open this weekend at the Columbus Zoo!

This annual fundraiser for central Ohio children's charities is now in its 20th year and it features an afternoon full of fabulous food, great music and family-fun activities! Restaurants like Skyline Chili, Papa John's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Gigi's Cupcakes and many more will be serving up delicious food in a huge heated tent.

Among the organizations that benefit from this event are Buckeye Ranch, Children's Hunger Alliance, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Westerville Area Resource Ministry.

Tickets are $45 each and all proceeds go to these great charities. The Chilly Open takes place from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Zoo. For more information and to buy tickets, go to