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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.
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
Each 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!
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.
Health and Wellness Expo
Produced by Sole Classics
Saturday, June 10
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
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, mingle, jam to a live DJ and treat yourself.
Produced by Warhol & WALL St.
Wednesday, June 14
Celebrate all things Columbus with a variety of local makers, breweries, food, and entertainment.
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.
Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m. Popcorn Pops
Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m.
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.
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!
Pay it Forward Movie Night
Produced by Nationwide Children's Hospital
Saturday, August 19
Support Nationwide Children’s Hospital at this ticketed event complete with family-friendly activities, an auction, and a movie under the stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, so bring your family to experience a memorable summer evening while supporting a great cause.
Paint Your Mind Event
Produced by Center for Healthy Families
Saturday, September 23
The Center for Healthy Families is centering health and wellness by offering physical activities, crafts, and lunch at this event uplifting Black girls and women. Registration is required to attend this free event.
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!
ROCK THE BOAT CONCERT SERIES STARRING THE SPINNERS
Produced by Battle Plan Promotions
Saturday, September 30
The Motown Spinners will be live at Columbus Commons with special guest JOJO of the Mary Jane Girls. Other artists to be announced. Tickets available here.
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.
The Community First Baby Shower
Produced by CelebrateOne
Saturday, October 7
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.
Girls on the Run 5K
Produced by Girls on the Run of Central Ohio
Saturday, November 18
Each Girls on the Run season 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.