Columbus Annual Events

Columbus has festivities taking place all through the year including concerts, festivals, fairs and sporting events. The list below presents an overview of the major events in the Columbus area.

College Baseball
From the crack of the bat to the slide on into home, NCAA baseball packs a wallop of home run frenzy for what’s oft called America’s favorite pastime. Diamond action starts in January, continuing through most of June.
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium brightens the holiday season with Wildlights, a spectacular winter celebration, from mid-November through early January, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Call (800) MONKEYS for more information.
American Motosports Arenacross Championships
Motocross racing at its best unfolds with thrills, spills and family fun at the Triple Turn Arena with heated indoor pits near Canal Winchester. Call (937) 246-0297 for more information.
Lint Roller
In mid to late January, Skate Zone 71 roller skating rink hosts a fundraiser skating party to benefit Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter in Columbus. Call (614) 891-5280 for more information.
American Motosports Arenacross Championships
Motocross racing at its best unfolds with thrills, spills and family fun at the Triple Turn Arena with heated indoor pits near Canal Winchester. Call (937) 246-0297 for more information.
Woodworking & D.I.Y Show
During the first week in February, the Ohio Expo Center hosts wordworking and do-it-yourself professionals who offer interactive workshops, product demonstrations, exhibitions of the latest tools and materials, and everything to do with home maintenance. Call (800) 826-8257 for more information.
Twice the Love Adoption Event
All through the month of February, the CHA Animal Shelter in Columbus offers two cats (6 months and older) for the price of one. All animals have been spayed and neutered, microchipped and are current on shots. Call (614) 891-5280 for more information.
TWIG 14 Antiques Show and Sale
Towards the middle of February, the Fairfield Medical Center volunteer organization hosts an antiques show and sale in the Liberty Center in Lancaster. Call (740) 652-7090 for more information.
Paws to Party
In mid-February, the GrayStone Wine Cellar hosts a wine tasting and silent auction to benefit Citizens for Humane Action Animal Shelter in Columbus. Call (614) 718-9248 for more information.
Polar Bear Plunge
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts a plunge into the tanks of the Polar Frontier of the Columbus Zoo, in support of Ohio athletes with disabilities. Call (614) 239-7050 for more information.
Jack Nicklaus Museum
In the heart of the Ohio State University sports complex in Jack’s hometown is a 24,000 square-foot educational / historical facility featuring the sport's great practitioner, with golf-oriented events at intervals throughout the year. Call (614) 247-5959 for more information.
Be My Valentine Powell Pet Adoption Benefit
Raffle drawings at this Powell Center benefit help raise funds for featured animal shelters. Attendees are invited to bring pets, to shop or browse vendor / sponsors for Valentine treats, and learn about grooming, training, health, and photography. Call (614) 841-0232 for more information.
Arnold Classic Cheerleading & Dance Championships
At Batelle Hall in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, US Spirit and Schwarzenegger / Lorimer Classic Productions promote this decade-plus competition in cheerleading and dance. Title winners receive prizes, jackets, medals, and trophies. Call (614) 841-9338 for more information.
Blooms & Butterflies
At this popular annual event, Franklin Park Conservatory goes aflutter with butterflies emerging from cocoons. Call (614) 645-1802 for more information.
B.H.B. Hip Hop Expo
Over the last weekend in March, Brothers Helping Bruthas goes all out to feature R&B and Hip Hop artistry, at the Columbus Convention Center. Call (614) 397-6269 for more information.
Celebrity Chef Event
During the last week in March, the Columbus Area Humane Society hosts local chefs, dignitaries and celebrities who provide a night of music, food and fun to benefit Columbus area homeless and abused animals, in the Huntington Club of Ohio Stadium. Call (614) 777-7387 for more information.
Easter Egg Hunt
During the last part of March or first week in April, Citizens for Humane Action, 3765 Corporate Drive, Columbus hosts a hunt for eggs filled with cookies, prizes and toys, where the Easter Bunny will be on hand for appearing in family portraits provided by Fleshman Photography. Call (614) 891-5280 for more information.
Major League Soccer
There’s no end to the excitement each season as Major League Soccer teams from both the eastern and western conferences vie for glory in regular season matches, on to the play offs and cup finals.
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Doggie Easter Egg Hunt
During the last part of March or first week in April, Citizens for Humane Action, 3765 Corporate Drive, Columbus hosts an Eggstravaganza for dogs featuring prizes and treats, and a raffle in support of the CHA Animal Shelter. Call (614) 891-5280 for more information.
Eggs, Paws and Claws
Arrival of spring is celebrated at the Columbus Zoo with treat stations, clowns and a bunny. At intervals throughout the year, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers a variety of special family-oriented events. Call (614) 645-3581 for more information.
WildNite for Wildlife
In early April, the Ohio Wildlife Center sponsors a gala to benefit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which will include appetizers, a cash bar, dinner buffet, silent and live auctions, and presentations of wildlife. Call (614) 734-9453 for more information.
In the middle of April, "American Originals" salutes the greatest names in American music and dance, from Irving Berlin to Bob Fosse to Elvis, accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra, in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Broad Street. Call (614) 262-7469 for more information.
Presented by Columbia Gas, RiverFest’s games, music, food and boating celebrate life along Central Ohio’s rivers and waterways, spotlighting their vital environmental role. Call (614) 233-4124 for more information.
Asian Festival
This festival of all things Asian invites families to celebrate on Memorial Day weekend with hands-on children’s activities and cuisine from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malay Peninsula, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Call (614) 402-3384 for more information.
Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE)
The Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE), featuring more than 150 exhibitors, is the Midwest’s largest showcase of small press, alternative and creator-owned comics. (614) 889-7582 for more information.
WaterFire on the Mile
Monthly from May to October, a permanent art installation on the Scioto River in downtown's North Bank Park allows onlookers to experience 50 floating fires on the river with mystical music, twirlers and live musicians. Call (614) 224-3720 for more information.
Mamapalooza Columbus
In mid-May, the Global Gallery Coffee House on High Street is the center for a variety of events in celebration of Mother's month, featuring mom-branded performances, fun activities and useful information. Call (614) 370-1209 for more information.
Iris Society Show
Varieties of Iris in several colors grown for today’s market are on display at the Franklin Park Conservatory. Call (614) 645-1709 for more information.
Stride and Ride Walk
Towards the end of May, individuals, families and teams take part in various races to supports the efforst of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, at McNamara Park in Galena. Call (614) 841-1014 for more information.
Selma Walker Native American Pow Pow
Over Memorial Day weekend, Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard hosts the Native American traditional Pow Pow celebrating a community theme each year, and always featuring Native music, dancing, foods, arts and crafts. All are welcome. Call (614) 443-6120 for more information.
PetPromise Rescue Run
On the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, McFerson Commons Park in the Columbus Arena district hosts a 5K walk, run and festival to benefit homeless cats and dogs throughout central Ohio. Call (614) 738-2149 for more information.
The Groveport Arts Festival
Over Memorial Day weekend, downtown Groveport along Main Street hosts a celebration of the arts, featuring live jazz, a wine garden, children's activities, community networking area, food and craft vendors. Call (614) 836-9414 for more information.
Columbus Commons Grand Opening Weekend
Live music, food, drink, an outdoor movie, fireworks and lots of kids' activities are featured over Memorial Day weekend on Columbus Commons, signaling the beginning of the summer season of festivities in downtown Columbus. Call (614) 545-4700 for more information.
Columbus Arts Festival
Running more than four decades, the annual Columbus Arts Festival stars some 300 visual artists and craftspeople, along with entertainment, plus food from gourmet to street treats. Most activity is on the Scioto River’s east side. Call (614) 224-2606 for more information.
Business2Business Network Expo
In early June, the Greater Columbus Convention Center hosts the region's largest trade show for businesses, featuring product demonstrations and networking opportunities. Battelle Grand. 400 High Street. Call (614) 225-6946 for more information.
Easton Art Affair
In mid to late June, local artists exhibit jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and more at the Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Parkway. Call (954) 472-3755 for more information.
Annual Roy Rogers Festival
Fans of cowboy star Roy Rogers assemble for a western-style weekend of fun in Portsmouth. Call (800) 648-2574 for more information.
Santa Maria Art Festival
Art work and interpretation of the Fair Avenue Art Impact and those of the Jewish Day School interweave art and culture. Call (614) 645-0351 for more information.
Banana Split Festival
JW Denver Williams Memorial Park hosts a rollback to the ‘50s / ‘60s era at Wilmington, birthplace of the banana split. Festivities include free rock’n’roll concerts, games, rides, and seductive, calorie-laden banana splits galore. Call (937) 382-1965 for more information.
CAPA Summer Movie Series
During June and July, the CAPA Summer Movie Series at the magnificent Ohio Theater – one of central Ohio’s favorite summer entertainment traditions – features seven weeks of Hollywood’s big stars and most treasured films. 2005 featured films, for example: West Side Story, Some Like It Hot, Rebel Without a Cause and 14 more, plus Stooge-a-Rama, with classic Three Stooges shorts. Call (614) 469-0939 for more information.
Grand Prix World Series Of Euchre
Towards the end of June, the American Legion Hall in Westerville hosts an anuual Euchre tournament, attended by the best players in the Northern Hemisphere. Call (614) 891-0171 for more information.
Red, White & Boom
Independence Day celebrants gather downtown on the riverfront for what’s billed as the Midwest’s largest fireworks display, plus all the trimmings including a parade. Call (614) 421-BOOM for more information.
Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music & Arts Festival
In mid-July, Heritage Park hosts juried fine arts and crafts, as well as a special Colonial arts and crafts exhibit, and youth art exhibit for children 3 through 18, live music and interactive youth performances. Call (614) 882-8917 for more information.
Jam-N Jefferson Park Festival
On a weekend in mid-July each year, the St. Paul AME Church sponsors a festival of live entertainment, health screenings, children's activities, a Sunday morning worship service and much more. Jefferson Park, 99 Jefferson Avenue, between East Broad Street and East Long Street, one block west of I-71. Call (614) 228-2500 for more information.
North Market Food and Wine Festival
Presented by the North Market and the Ohio Wine Producers Association, a dozen wineries have booths outside for tastings and wine by the glass to go with food and fun. Call (614) 463-9664 for more information.
Picnic with the Pups
In mid to late July, join the CHA Animal Shelter in Columbus for their summer fundraiser where you can picnic with the animals featuring live music and refreshments, an animal photographer, silent auction and a microcrip clinic. Call (614) 891-5280 for more information.
Pickerington Violet Festival
In late July, Violet Township and the town of Pickerington celebrate the Summer season with a family fun festival featuring the best of the region's violet season, at Victory Park, Pickerington. Call (614) 524-4758 for more information.
Jazz and Rib Fest
Over the last weekend in July, internationally known jazz musicians perform while rib enthusiasts from all over the country gather to sample a wide variety of cooking styles, sponsored by the Music in the Air and Office of Special Events programs of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, along the downtown Columbus waterfront. Call (614) 645-3800 for more information.
Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
Over the first weekend in August, Canal Winchester hosts a local ribs competition accompanied by live local jazz and blues bands, food vendors and activities for the kids, along South High Street (closed to vehicles) in historic downtown Canal Winchester. Formerly in Old Pickerington Village as the Pickerington Jazz & Blues Ribfest. Call (614) 270-5053 for more information.
Ohio State Fair
Annual Farmers Festival
The Annual Farmers Festival incorporates popular downtown restaurants, music and free food. Call (614) 645-5095 for more information.
Ohio State Fair
Big-name entertainment, antique and historical exhibits, five stages of free acts, a trio of air-conditioned sit-down restaurants, and a midway with more than 70 rides are part of this 150-year-old tradition. Call (888) 646-3976 for more information.
Columbus Feis
Columbus Feis each year showcases fine Irish dancing with more than 1,200 competitors on nine stages in both individual and group contests. Call (614) 457-7227 for more information.
Annual Heritage Concert Series
Midsummer JazzFest
In mid-August, the midsummer jazz festival features a car show and 6 top acts in the Midwest, at the Indian Mound Mall in Heath. Call (740) 345-9408 for more information.
Annual Heritage Concert Series
Each year during July and August, Columbus’ Mayme Moore Park hosts some of the best jazz around on Thursday evenings. Call (614) 645-0642 for more information.
Towards the end of August, Prairie Oak Metro Park hosts a festival for dogs featuring educational programs, contests and special guest appearances. Call (614) 225-1905 for more information.
Classic Car Cruise-In
Every Friday before Labor Day, sometimes in the first week of September, classic cars will be on display, with a DJ spinning oldies, midway games and face painting for kids, and awards for attendees, all to benefit G.R.I.N. (Gahanna Residents in Need), at the New Life Church Gahanna, 3690 Stygler Road, in Gahanna. Call (614) 475-8500 for more information.
Galena Summer Festival
At the end of August, Galena Village Square hosts an all day and evening festival featuring jazz and blues bands, food and craft vendors, a beer garden, historical tours, a kid zone, and much more. Call (740) 965-5700 for more information.
Obetz Zucchinifest
Over the last week in August, the town of Obetz offers live entertainment, rides and games, food and headliner acts, at Memorial Park. Call (614) 491-1080 for more information.
College Football
NCAA Football, created in 1997 to promote college football ideals, makes no bones about the importance of each game. Losing at any time during the season can thwart a team's chances for postseason action or an NCAA Championship. No wonder NCAA Football marketers have adopted a tagline of "NCAA Football: Every Game Counts."
Ohio State Buckeyes, Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops
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Classic Car Cruise-In
Every Friday before Labor Day, sometimes in the last week of August, classic cars will be on display, with a DJ spinning oldies, midway games and face painting for kids, and awards for attendees, all to benefit G.R.I.N. (Gahanna Residents in Need), at the New Life Church Gahanna, 3690 Stygler Road, in Gahanna. Call (614) 475-8500 for more information.
NAICCO Labor Day Weekend Traditional Powwow
The Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio hosts an annual powwow at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, a festival of Native American culture and Native foods. Dancers, drum groups, artists and vendors will represent a number of Native American tribes. Call (614) 443-6120 for more information.
Backwoods Fest
The Backwoods, a 60-acre wooded recreation area in norther Perry County, hosts central and southeastern Ohio's largest arts and crafts festival, towards the middle of September. 8572 High Point Road, Thornville. Call (740) 246-4709 for more information.
Charles W. Fairbanks Family Festival
In mid-September, The Green in Unionville Center hosts an annual family festival featuring live entertainment, including magicians, ventriloquists and musicians, food vendors, train rides, and much more. Main Street and Unionville Road. Call (614) 873-8456 for more information.
Annual Antiques & Gardeners Fair
The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden nurtures plants and people, in September attracting folks with a fondness for antiques and green thumbs. Call (614) 645-3000 for more information.
Native Harvest Festival
In mid to late September, Ohio State University at Newark hosts a festival featuring an indigenous garden from the Hopewell period planted by the students of Miller Elementary School, where you can buy lunch from the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO), or have a picnic and enjoy a variety of activities with the family. Call (740) 364-9584 for more information.
Youth Advocate Services (YAS) All-Class Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show
In mid September, Rife's Autobody hosts an exhibition of cars and motorcycles, with proceeds to benefit Youth Advocate Services (YAS), featuring a live DJ, food, and a raffle. In the Grandview Yard, Yard Street at Goodale Blvd.
Pedal for Pets
In mid-September, the CHA Animal Shelter sponsors a fundraiser bike ride featuring several routes, some shorter for families and children, some up to 40 miles, through scenic areas. Call (614) 891-5280 for more information.
Greek Festival
Greek pastries, books, cathedral tours and more are part of the annual Greek Festival. Call (614) 224-9020 for more information.
Olde Pickerington Village Arts Festival
In early September, local artists, craftsmen and photographers display and sell their work along East Columbus Street in Pickerington, with lots of food and beverage vendors on hand. Call (614) 833-2211 for more information.
Marion Popcorn Festival
Downtown Marion hosts free entertainment and a parade to accompany food stands and rides, plus the Popcorn 100 Bicycle Tour, Popcorn Softball Tournament, and Popcorn 5K Run. Call (740) 387-3378 for more information.
Columbus Chamber Clambake
In mid to late September, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts an annual clam bake and seafood extravaganza on behalf of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce where around 1,000 business people and residents are expected for one of the best networking events of the year. 4850 West Powell Road, Powell. Call (614) 221-1321 for more information.
Tipp City Mum Festival
Tipp City, once widely known for mum-growing, celebrates its heritage with a Main Street parade heading into City Park. Call (937) 667-8631 for more information.
Athens Area Sustainability Festival
Some 65 miles southeast of Columbus at the Athens County Fairgrounds, the grassroots Sustainability Festival features more than 40 workshops on energy and building alternatives, food and agricultural practices, innovative wellness and healing, arts, crafts, and a kid's program. Call (740) 674-4300 for more information.
The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day
Over the last weekend in September, the Wexner Residence grounds in New Albany is the site for a horse race featuring 30 of the nation's top riders, live entertainment by top celebrities, carnival activities, rides, petting zoo, face painting, and more. All ticket proceeds go to support the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence. Call (614) 416-7100 for more information.
Art & Craft Marketplatz at the Columbus Oktoberfest
Local and regional artisans and craftsmen will showcase and sell their unique creations throughout the festival held over the last days of September. This Marktplatz is one of the featured attractions of this year's event, and is a longstanding Oktoberfest tradition. All the artists will be located under a covered pavilion, centrally located in the heart of Oktoberfest, at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds. Call (330) 493-4130 for more information.
National Hockey League
The National Hockey League’s rough and tumble world packs a motherlode of milestones, from 1917’s NHL opener, to when Maurice Richard was first to score 50 goals in one season in 1944-45, to when Clint Benedict was the first goalie to put on a mask after a shot knocked him unconscious, to when Manon Rheaume made headlines in 1992 as the first woman playing in one of the four major sports leagues, goaltending for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the St. Louis Blues. From October on, it’s non-stop action in the world of hat tricks -- three goals in a game by a player -- and sudden death overtime.
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Buckeye Ranch Family Fall Fest
Buckeye Ranch hosts an annual Family Fall Fest with a slate of activities from hayrides to cookie decorating. Call (614) 277-3050 for more information.
Breast Cancer Awareness Ride
In early to mid October, beginners and experienced cyclers can select a 10 or 25 mile casual ride, enjoy live music and other entertainment, refreshments and a vendor display area, starting out from Trek Bicycle Store Columbus - New Albany, 5334 North Hamilton Road, with proceeds going to benefit the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Call (614) 933-9999 for more information.
Buttermilk Hill Harvest Show
In mid October, the Delaware County Fairgrounds hosts an exposition and sale of fine handcrafts and holiday-themed works of art. 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware. Call (614) 738-8097 for more information.
Herb Harvest Day
This annual free fall celebration, at the Ohio Herb Education Center in Gahanna, showcases how to cultivate herbs while providing samples of assorted herb-infused dishes, teas and sweets. Call (614) 428-9255 for more information.
Howl-or-Whine Treat 'n Treating
For dogs and their guests, Creekside Plaza in Gahanna hosts costume contests, raffles and fun activities to benefit Pooch Playground, Gahanna's dog park. Call (614) 476-0371 for more information.
Halloween Pet Parade
The Capital Area Humane Society, raising money to aid homeless animals, hosts this annual Halloween Pet Parade where pets in costume parade around the Easton Town Center. Call (614) 337-2200 for more information.
Walk with the Ancients
In mid-October, join a 70-mile, 7-day walk from the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe to the Octagon Earthworks in Newark, ending with a Native American ceremony at Geller Park in Heath. Call (740) 364-9578 for more information.
Haunted Ship
Pirates and their booty provide a haunted twist to Halloween fun during family-oriented tours of the Santa Maria at Battelle Park in Columbus. Call (614) 645-0351 for more information.
Annual Dresden Octoberfest
German foods from beer and bratwurst to potato salad along with funnel cakes and fun are part of Dresden’s annual celebration. Call (740) 754-3401 for more information.
Step Up for Stefanie
In mid to late October, the Ohio Stadium hosts a 5k and 2m run / walk, sponsored by Panera Bread, to support the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, followed by a family friendly post race party. 411 Woody Hayes Drive. Call (614) 416-7100 for more information.
Craftin’ Outlaws
Craftin’ Outlaws, an alternative craft fair, supports the growing underground DIY craft movement (enjoying a huge on-line following despite lack of support in the mass-produced world). Showcased at the Columbus Athenaeum are original, one-of-a-kind works from the young, edgy and crafty within local and national circles. Call (614) 314-4593 for more information.
Trunk or Treat
On the evening of Halloween, Lee Plaza businesses host this family event with games, face painting, inflatables, food and candy. Costumes are encouraged. At Lee Plaza in Westerville. Call (614) 882-4133 for more information.
Annual Sorghum Makin’ Festival
Well beyond sorghum, John Simon Farm near West Portsmouth also has apple butter and soap making, butter churning, corn pickling, hayrides, dancing and more. Call (740) 754-3401 for more information.
College Basketball
First devised by James Naismith in 1891, with the first recorded collegiate game in 1893, legions testify there’s no sound so soothing as a basketball whooshing through the net after a flick of the wrist. NCAA basketball brings grass roots hoop dreams to an entirely new level each fall, building toward March Madness, the NCAA Division Basketball Championships.
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Annual Bethel IUMW Craft Marketplace
Held in the begining of November, over 55 vendors displaying and selling their handmade items. American Girl doll clothes, purses, jewelry, Ohio State Buckeye items, kids items, homemade food, free raffle and much more. Bethel International United Methodist Church 1220 Bethel Rd. Call (614) 451-2085 for more information.
Holiday Lights Parade & Festival
As Ohio’s leading evening parade, Granville Street’s lighted floats, marching bands, Clydesdales, and more lead the way to post-parade nostalgic holiday fun in charming, old Gahanna. Call (614) 342-4250 for more information.
Easton's Holiday Lighting Ceremony
Easton Center is decorated for the holidays and provides live entertainment beginning in mid-November and continuing throughout the holidays until New Year's Day. 160 Easton Town Center. Call (614) 416-7100 for more information.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium brightens the holiday season with Wildlights, a spectacular winter celebration, from mid-November through early January, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Call (800) MONKEYS for more information.
Holiday Golden Spike Celebration and Open House
During the first week in December, the Depot Rail Museum partners with Toys for Tots and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to present a fun afternoon of train rides, shopping specials, caroling, refreshments and a visit with Santa. Call (614) 324-5930 for more information.
A Dickens of a Christmas
From plum pudding to humbug pie, Ohio Village / Ohio Historical Center recreate a Dickens-style Victorian Christmas with cooking demos, caroling, readings by candlelight, and other traditions. Call (614) 297-2300 for more information.
Holiday Home Tour
Early in December, holiday lighting and decorated interiors warm the season with this tour of historic homes in Columbus, which begins at the Womens City Club in Delaware. Tickets are available at the Beehive Bookstore on North Sandusky Street. Call (614) 406-0020 for more information.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium brightens the holiday season with Wildlights, a spectacular winter celebration, from mid-November through early January, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Call (800) MONKEYS for more information.
Holiday Craft Bazaar
On a weekend in mid-December, Franklin Heights High School Band sponsors a fundraiser featured hand-made textiles, items for infants, jewelry, toys, housewares, live entertainment provided by the high school band and orchestra, raffles and games, and more. Call (614) 801-3229 for more information.
First Night Columbus
First Night Columbus is Central Ohio's largest New Year's Eve celebration, alcohol-free, it's a fun for all ages, safe, and interactive indoor experience with diverse entertainment at dozens of indoor venues downtown. Call (614) 299-9221 for more information.