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CelebrateOne First Birthday Party
Produced by CelebrateOne
Saturday, October 7
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
CelebrateOne exists to ensure babies in central Ohio make it to their first birthday and beyond. The Community First Birthday Party celebrates all the babies turning 1 in Columbus this year! Families will visit with community partners and enjoy free resources, food, giveaways, and fun activities. All 1-year-olds will receive a special gift and birthday photo. More info>>
Autism Speaks Walk
Produced by Autism Society of Central Ohio
Sunday, October 8
Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest fundraising event to enhance the lives of people with autism today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. The Autism Speaks Walk brings together people with autism and the parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and providers who support them. Funds raised help fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services. Begin your fundraising today: Register for the Autism Speaks Columbus Walk.
Girls on the Run Fall 5K
Produced by Girls on the Run of Central Ohio
Saturday, November 18
Each Girls on the Run school program ends with a celebratory 5K. This closing event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember.
Capital City Half Marathon
Produced by M3 Sports
Saturday, April 29
Since 2004, the Capital City Half Marathon has been the choice for thousands of runners and walkers, showcasing the City of Columbus and its diverse neighborhoods and entertainment districts to runners and walkers from all over the region. More info>>
Concert for Community
Produced by Harmony Project
Thursday, May 18
Founded in 2009, Harmony Project was formed with the mission of building a stronger and more inclusive community through the arts and volunteer services. From an initial chorus of 100 people who agreed to sing and serve in their community, the organization has now grown with over 1,000 people singing weekly and with volunteer hours exceeding 60,000 per year. Harmony reaches thousands of guests each year with high-energy productions that have garnered local, regional, and national audiences.
Harmony’s powerhouse 500-voice chorus representing the cultural mosaic of our Central Ohio community returns to the stage for their first large concert since 2019, at Columbus Commons. This free-to-the-public event will also feature the Harmony Band and Orchestra.
Ticket registration will be required for this event. Ticket reservations will begin March 1. You can reserve your tickets here.
Girls on the Run- Spring
Produced by Girls on the run Central Ohio
Sunday, May 21
Girls on the Run ends each of their school programs with a celebratory 5K. This event gives program participants of all abilities a tangible sense of accomplishment. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember!
Produced by Fame Productions
Saturday, June 3
SUMMER614 brings some of your favorite R&B and Hip Hop artists from yesterday and today to Columbus Commons. With music, food, drinks and vendors you won't want to miss it! A ticket is required for this event; purchase tickets here.
Black Health and Wellness Fair
Presented by OSU
Friday, June 9
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
In partnership with OSU Urban Arts Space, Sole Classics will showcase health wellness vendors to increase education and conversations about Wellness within the Black community.
Zora's House Summer Marketplace
Produced by Zora's House
Saturday, June 10
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Zora's House WoCO Summer Marketplace will feature products created by women of color artists and entrepreneurs. From jewelry to candles to clothing and everything in between! Come ready to shop from more than 30 vendors, mingle, jam to DJs, and treat yourself. This event is family friendly and open to the community.
Seventh Son Brewery will be onsite serving up their special collaboration beer called Jump At The Sun, inspired by the life of Zora Neale Hurston.
Headliner - Amber Knicole of MojoFlo
DJs - Sweet Tooth, a collective of women & femmes of color, will be pumping out sounds all day.
The Host - La' Baker
Produced by Warhol & WALL St.
Wednesday, June 14
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Celebrate the heart and soul of Columbus on 614 Day. This annual event is all about supporting and appreciating local culture, businesses, and communities. This year, the festivities are moving to Columbus Commons, promising to be the biggest and best 614 Day yet!
Admission is FREE, but you can RSVP here!
What to expect:
-G&J Pepsi Game Zone
-Local beer garden
-614 Day toast
-Performances on stage
Children's Dance Performace
Produced by Momentum
Thursday, July 20
Join Momentum for a dance performance you won’t forget! This is a free event, open to the public, and tickets are not required. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the free show!
Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops
Produced by Columbus Symphony
Saturday, June 17 at 6 p.m.
Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Popcorn Pops
Saturday, June 24 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 1 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m.
Friday, July 21 at 6 p.m. Popcorn Pops
Saturday, July 22 at 6 p.m.
Friday, July 28 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 at 6 p.m.
Picnic with the Pops, presented by Nationwide, is a chance to see some of today's most popular entertainers performing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at an amazing price. The casual outdoor evening performances are a great opportunity to gather with friends, family, and co-workers. So pack your picnic basket to share and enjoy a fun and memorable experience at Columbus Commons. Check out their FAQs and purchase tickets here.
614 Funk Fest
Produced by Fame Productions
Saturday, August 12
The producers of SUMMER614 bring some of your favorite Funk groups including CAMEO, ZAPP, and S.O.S Band to Columbus Commons. With music, food, drinks and vendors you won't want to miss it!
Centennial Ice Cream Social
United Way of Central Ohio
Thursday, September 14
Join United Way in celebrating 100 years of impact! Starting at 11:30 am United Way will be celebrating with an ice cream social as they thank you to donors, volunteers, and advocates in Central Ohio! Head to the North Lawn of Columbus Commons for free Jeni's Ice Cream (while supplies last), lawn games, and lots of fun!
Paint Your Mind Event
Produced by Center for Healthy Families
Saturday, September 23
Paint Your Mind is a FREE event empowered by Black Girls' and Young Woman's Collective, a pillar of Advocacy, Public Policy, and Information at The Center of Healthy Families.
The Paint Your Mind event is used to give girls an outlet from the different stressors in their daily lives. Get all the event details, and register for the event here >>
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Produced by Alzheimer's Association Central Ohio Chapter
Sunday, September 24
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Register today!