Happy to Host

In addition to the dozens of free events curated by the Commons team each season, our space also functions as an event venue for external hosts. Check out all the details for external events you have to look forward to in 2024.  

Capital City Half Marathon

Produced by M3 Sports

Saturday, April 27

8 a.m.

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>>

Girls on the Run- Spring

Produced by Girls on the run Central Ohio

Sunday, May 19

8 a.m.

Each Girls on the Run season comes to an end 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. Register to join the celebration.

Summer614 Concert

Produced by Fame Productions

Saturday, June 1

3 p.m.

SUMMER614 presents MUSIC IS THERAPY 614 celebrating African American Music Month. Come enjoy your favorite R&B and hip-hop artists from yesterday and today to Columbus Commons again this year. Scarface w/ Full Band, MC Lyte, Bobby V, 8Ball & MJG, Chrisette Michelle, Ro James and more join this year’s line-up! Tickets are required to attend.

Columbus Symphony's Picnic with the Pops

Produced by Columbus Symphony

June 15 - July 27

6 p.m.

The summer home of the Columbus Symphony, Columbus Commons is excited to host another season of the annual outdoor concert series, Picnic with the Pops. Tickets required to attend.

  • June 15 - Generation Radio with Jason Scheff and Jay DeMarcus
  • June 22 - Violent Femmes
  • June 29 - Patriotic Pops - A Gershwin Celebration
  • July 6 - Windborne, The Music of Led Zeppelin
  • July 13 - Nas with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra 
  • July 20 - Cody Fry
  • July 26 & 27 - The Ohio State University Marching Band

Momentum Presents "Stevie: Life in the Key of Wonder" - A Free Dance Performance

Produced by Momentum

Thursday, July 18

5:30 p.m.

Momentum dancers take center stage in a dynamic display of choreography inspired by the legendary Stevie Wonder. Through expressive movements and rhythmic sequences, the performers will transport spectators on a journey celebrating life, love, and the universal language of music. Join Momentum as they showcase the culmination of their Summer Intensive program, celebrating the creativity, passion, and resilience of their talented dancers.

Comedy at the Commons

Produced by Battle Promotions

Saturday, August 3

4 p.m.

Laughter has officially been added to the line-up. Join Battle Productions in this one-of-a-kind comedy special, that’s not to be missed! Tickets are required to attend. Stay tuned for more information! 

614 Funk Fest

Produced by Fame Productions

Saturday, August 10

4 p.m.

The producers of SUMMER614 bring your favorite Funk groups to the Columbus Commons, complete with music starring Morris Day, ZAPP & Friends, Con Funk Shun with food, drinks, and vendors you won't want to miss! Tickets are required to attend.

World's Largest Sound Bath & Wellness Fair

Produced by hOm

Saturday, September 21


hOm brings this zen experience to the Commons for the second year in a row. Join us on National World Peace Day for a city-wide meditation & the world's largest sound bath featuring over 60+ sound healers with all-day events throughout the commons including yoga, workshops, and over 40+ vendors. Registration is required to attend.


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