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Family Friday Night - COSI stays open late for family-friendly fun the last Friday of every month! You can explore science, discover fun, and stay late! Admission is only $7 per person after 5pm, and includes all of COSI plus an Extreme Screen movie! 

Promotional support for Family Friday Night provided by Columbus Parent magazine.

Address: COSI Columbus, 333 West Broad Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 228-COSI (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.cosi.org

Ohio Statehouse Tours - Free Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m. Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes in length. Tours depart from the Map Room easily accessible from the Third Street entrance. Visitors are welcome to drop in at least five minutes before the hour. Groups of 10 or more are requested to call in advance to assure a guide is available for your group. Contact Barry Hayden at 614/728-2695 for more information or to schedule a group tour. Groups of nine or fewer are not required to schedule a tour in advance.

Address: Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High Streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 728-2695 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiostatehouse.org

Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre - Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theatre offers a unique combination of entertainment and fine dining. Shows feature musical parodies and audience participation. Enjoy a hilarious comedy/murder mystery play during a delicious four-course dinner. Reserve now -- you will have the "crime of your life"!

Address: COLUMBUS MAENNERCHOR ( In German Village Area ) 966 S. High St , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 842-2583 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: answers@cloakdagger.com
Web: www.cloakdagger.com

Shrum Mound at Campbell Park- Ohio Historical Society - Shrum Mound is one of the last remaining conical burial mounds in the city of Columbus. The 20-foot high and 100-foot diameter mound is located in the one-acre Campbell roadside park. The mound is grass-covered, and steps lead to its summit. It was probably constructed about 2,000 years ago by the prehistoric Adena people. The mound is named for the donors, the Shrum family. The park is named for James E. Campbell, governor of Ohio, 1890-1892.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

Trabue Rd. and McKinley Ave.

, Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (800) 686-1535 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org/places/shrum/

Ohio Historical Center and Ohio Village - The Ohio Historical Center Complex presents a dynamic panorama of Ohio's past. This nationally renowned contemporary museum houses permanent exhibits, which explore Ohio's history, prehistory, and natural history, including Ohio in the Civil War. The newly remodeled gallery space hosts nationally touring exhibits, including in 2008 J.P. Morgan Chase presents Once Upon a Dime: The World of Money and Rockwell's America: The Art of Norman Rockwell. The Center includes Ohio Village, a replica of a 19th century small town. The Village hosts events like All Hallow's Eve, holiday-themed dinners and the popular Dickens Mystery Theatre. The center's History Store offers books, toys, crafts, replicas, and other history-related gift items. The Ohio Historic Preservation Office and the Archives/Library also are housed in the center. The Archives/Library is open Wednesdays and Saturdays are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursdays, 1-9 p.m.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

1982 Velma Avenue

, Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (800) 686-6124 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org/places/ohc

Rhythm on the River - Join us on the downtown riverfront for an evening under the stars. Rhythm on the River is a series presented by Music in the Air, a program of Columbus Recreation and Parks. With the skyline of the city as a backdrop, this series presents some of the most talented musical and/or theatrical performances. These performances are free and they take place at the Riverfront Amphitheater.

Address: Riverfront Amphitheater, Genoa Park , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-3800 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mita@columbus.gov
Web: www.musicintheair.org

Topiary Garden Concerts - Step outside and take a break with upbeat music amidst the trees and topiaries. Enjoy these lunchtime performances that take place on Tuesdays through July and August. Take a break, grab a bite to eat, sit back and relax. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Address: Deaf School Park, Town Street & Washington Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-3800 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mita@columbus.gov
Web: www.musicintheair.org

Short North Gallery Hop - Every first Saturday, thousands of visitors converge on the strip to see new art exhibits and add to their growing collections. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, it's Columbus' favorite night of the month to celebrate art. Though many shops are open earlier, the Gallery Hop officially starts at 4PM and runs to 10PM with restaurants and bars staying open considerably later.

In the galleries and shops... On a typical Hop, over 40 galleries and non-traditional art venues (think restaurants, boutiques, and salons) spotlight the best of established and emerging Ohio-based artists. They also feature the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

On the streets... performers settle into the many nooks of the District to entertain the throngs of Short North fans. Saxophonists, singers, improvisational dance troupes, even stilt walkers and stage characters add to the unforgettable experience.

Address: Short North Arts District, North High Street from Goodale Boulevard to Fifth Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 228--805 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.shortnorth.org

January

6 Trails of Hope - Historical re-enactments depicting the struggles for freedom on the Underground Railroad. Second Sundays, see website for schedule. Actors portray fugitive slaves, abolitionists, and conductors on the Underground Railroad. In addition, costumed docents conduct tours interpreting family life in the mid-19th century.

Address: Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586 East Town Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 464-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keltonhous@cs.com
Web: www.keltonhouse.com

February

25 - 20 Black History Month at the Ohio Statehouse - Join us at the Ohio State House for our Special Black History Month exhibition. 

Address: Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High Streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (888) 644-6123 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visitors@csrab.state.oh.us
Web: www.ohiostatehouse.org

10 Trails of Hope - Historic re-enactments depicting the struggles for freedom on the Underground Railroad. Second Sundays, see website for schedule. Actors portray fugitive slaves, abolitionists, and conductors on the Underground Railroad. In addition, costumed docents conduct tours interpreting family life in the mid-19th century.

Address: Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586 East Town Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 464-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keltonhous@cs.com
Web: /www.keltonhouse.com

15 - 24 Central Ohio Home & Garden Show - The Central Ohio Home & Garden Show offers eight days packed with special events and attractions for all ages. Internationally known celebrities and daily cooking, gardening, home decor and home improvement presentations on two stages are crowd favorites each year. Also at the show, in the popular Home Improvement Expo, is the innovative Kitchen & Bath Design Center, where guests can meet the region's top remodeling and home improvement experts while shopping for everything from a new roof, bath or kitchen to an extreme basement makeover.

Address: Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 461-5257 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.dispatchevents.com

March

2 2019 Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show - Kick off our show year with us at our annual spring event in Columbus! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful venue! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free! This event will also have a full concessions stand on site provided by the venue. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Hope Hollow. This show is currently accepting vendors. Please email becki@ag-shows.com to apply.

For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit http://www.avantgardeshows.com. Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn!

TIME:
10:00am-4:00pm

Address: Makoy Event Center, 5462 Center St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (440) 227-8794 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: becki@ag-shows.com
Web: http://www.avantgardeshows.com
Fee: Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free!

10 Trails of Hope - Historical re-enactments depicting the struggles for freedom on the Underground Railroad. Second Sundays, see website for schedule. Actors portray fugitive slaves, abolitionists, and conductors on the Underground Railroad. In addition, costumed docents conduct tours interpreting family life in the mid-19th century.

Address: Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586 East Town Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 464-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keltonhous@cs.com
Web: www.keltonhouse.com

23 - 30 African American Heritage Festival - Held on the campus of The Ohio State University, this festival traditionally brings thousands of visitors to Columbus and is a time for people of all ages and walks of life to celebrate African-American history and culture, and have a good time. For a complete lineup of events, visit the website or call the OSU Multicultural Center.

Address: The Ohio State University campus, Sites around the campus , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 688-8449 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: heritagefestival.osu.edu

5 - 8 Arnold Sports Festival - The Annual Arnold Sports Festival, the world's largest multi-sport fitness weekend, will feature 38 events including 12 Olympic sports. More than 17,000 athletes will compete. The event celebrates the Arnold Classic, the professional bodybuilding competition that launched the extravaganza for sports and fitness enthusiasts.

Every year brings new events. The Arnold Amateur IFBB International Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Championships, the Arnold Cycling Challenge, the USA Powerlifting Championships, and USA Weightlifting's Olympic Team Qualifying Event were added in 2008.

The expanded 650 booth Arnold Fitness EXPO at the Greater Columbus Convention Center draws wall-to-wall crowds. Events also will be held at Franklin County Veterans Memorial and Nationwide Arena.

Address: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Nationwide Arena and Veterans Memorial, 400 N. High St., 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. and 300 W. Broad St , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 431-2600 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.arnoldsportsfestival.com

April

6 - 7 Annual Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show - The 41st Annual Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show is all about discovering the secrets of Ohio’s ancient past. This family-friendly show features exhibits, demonstrations, silent auctions, gold panning, dealers with treasures from around the world, a free mineral specimen for each child, games for children, an educational area, speakers, specimen identification, and door prizes.

Address: Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-403-4454 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tlryan129@gmail.com
Web: tinyurl.com/mb3fgxj
Fee: Adults are $7; Seniors are $6; Youth 6-16 are $3; Scouts in uniform and children under 6 are FREE; Teachers with ID are FREE

13 - 14 Spring Fever - Step back into one of the most dynamic times in American history - a time when the effects of sweeping change went hand-in-hand with unabashed romance and sentimentality. Join us at Ohio Village and experience life as the Victorians knew it during the last half of the 19th century. Encounter costumed characters as they re-create daily life, amusements and entertainments of the period. Afternoons will feature many hands-on activities as well as Victorian ghost stories, music, magic and medicine shows. No May celebration would be complete without a Maypole! Light lunch fare will be available for purchase.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

1982 Velma Avenue

, Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 297-2300 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org

17 Earth Day Fossil Tour - The Ohio Statehouse will commemorate Earth Day with a ceremony on the North Plaza of Capitol Square. The Ohio Statehouse Earth Day celebration is part of the ongoing efforts of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board to create a prominent green space for the citizens of Ohio. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

Address: Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High Streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (888) 644-6123 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bhayden@csrab.state.oh.us
Web: www.ohiostatehouse.org

May

26 - 27 Tenting at the Statehouse...A Civil War Encampment - Walk among soldier's tents. Help fire cannon every hour, watch the Battery Surgeon treat wounds and disease, join the infantry in marching drills or help the Ladies Aid Society deliver comfort to the troops. It's all part of The Statehouse Battery A Civil War Encampment at the Ohio Statehouse.

Visitors may observe or participate at stations where reenactors demonstrate life in a Union Army camp in the 1860s including food, clothing and leisure.

All activities are free and open to the public. School groups, class visits and adult groups welcome. For information, contact Mike Rupert at 614/728-4185 or mrupert@csrab.state.oh.us

Address: Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High Streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (888) 644-6123 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mrupert@csrab.state.oh.us
Web: www.ohiostatehouse.org

3 - 4 Columbus Culture Fest - Columbus Culture Fest is a celebration of the cultures right here in Columbus, Ohio.  The street is full of authenic foods, merchandise, and awesome sounds from the stage.  There is also a children's area with activities representing countries from around the world.  This festival is for everybody to enjoy.

Address: Marconi Blvd, between Broad and Gay Streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-1950 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: gagray@columbus.gov
Web: www.columbus.gov

4 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure - The annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure is an event for the entire family with a 5K run/walk and a one-mile Family Fun Walk through downtown Columbus and German Village. Proceeds benefit breast cancer education, screening, treatment and research.

Address: Throughout downtown Columbus , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 297-8155 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.komencolumbus.org

5 Trails of Hope - Historical re-enactments depicting the struggles for freedom on the Underground Railroad. Second Sundays, see website for schedule. Actors portray fugitive slaves, abolitionists, and conductors on the Underground Railroad. In addition, costumed docents conduct tours interpreting family life in the mid-19th century.

Address: Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586 East Town Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 464-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keltonhous@cs.com
Web: www.keltonhouse.com

8 Annual Gospel Sail-A-Bration - Sail-A-Brate Diversity, a multi-cultural event featuring artists from around the state. Talent to date: Cols State Community College Gospel Ensemble, Temple of Faith Dance Team, Danielle Productions, D-Maub,
One Accord Step Team, Northern Starts Quartet, Brandon Sarrant- comedian, Tha Praya-Spoken Word, Ivan Johnson-poetry,
Ashanti Flemister-poetry, Keith Reid-soloist, Top Secret Soldier, Duane Tribune, Minister Jay-Holy Hip Hop, Dance B-4-U Youth Liturgical, Diamond Jewels Dance Company, Praise n Hands-Mime, Sunshine-Mime and more.

Kids activities include: youth talent show, drama presentation, scaveneger hunt, Noah's Ark-Inflatable & Display, Jonah's Journey. Other activities include: Riverside Art Gallery, Wheel of Fortune, Captain's Reception/onboard ship featuring Poetry Slam, food and other venders.

Address: Ship located in Battelle Waterfront Park on the corner of Marconi Blvd. and W. Broad Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-8760 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@santamaria.org
Web: www.santamaria.org

11 Village Valuables - Columbus' largest community yard sale! German Villagers set up shop along the brick sidewalks, in their yards, and garages selling everything from household items to antiques. Maps of all the sales are distributed at the German Village Meeting Haus. This event draws antique collectors and thousands from all over Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. 8 AM - 3 PM.

Address: German Village neighborhood, 588 South Third Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 221-8888 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: german@germanvillage.com
Web: www.germanvillage.com
Fee: Free

18OH0103002e286 - Columbus Riverfest Presented by Outdoor Source - Come Celebrate the importance of Ohio's rivers and waterways at Riverfest presented by Outdoor Source a service of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. Riverfest activities include free boat rides on the Scioto River, rock climbing, live music, live shows, recycled arts and educational exhibits.

Address: Genoa Park -303 W. Broad- behind COSI on the Scioto River , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-233-4124 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lstrader@morpc.org
Web: www.riverfestcolumbus.org
Fee: FREE

18 - 19 Asian Festival - The festival promises a world of sights, sounds and tastes. Shop the Asian Market, explore hands-on children's activities, eat delicious Asian cuisine and enjoy thrilling stage performances and fascinating cultural booths. Memorial Day weekend.

Address: Franklin Park, 1777 E. Broad St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 457-1311 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.asian-festival.org

June

24 - 26 Columbus Arts Festival - Discover the art in the new home of the Columbus Arts Festival. Surrounded by the Columbus Museum of Art, the Columbus College of Art and Design and Columbus State Community College, the Columbus Arts Festival is the city's welcome-to-summer event, pairing the finest artists and craftspeople with continuous entertainment including art activities, musical performances and food from the area's finest restaurants.

Address: Discovery District , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 224-2606 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.gcac.org/fest/

24 - 26 Statehouse Art & Architecture Tours - The Ohio Statehouse opens its doors to art aficionados during the Columbus Art Festival. Guides of the Statehouse Education & Visitors Center will offer visitors the option of guided tours focused on the art and architecture of the Statehouse. Visitors can see the Grand Staircase of the Senate building, modeled after the Paris Opera House. They may view priceless historic art and artifacts, striking marble mosaics and magnificent vaulted ceilings and stone columns. Tours are free. Groups of 10 or more should schedule in advance by contacting Barry Hayden at 614-728-2695.

Address: Ohio Statehouse, Broad & Third Streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (888) 644-6123 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiostatehouse.org

1 - 2 Columbus Rose Festival - The Columbus Rose Festival celebrates beauty, nature and the environment with a rose show, educational exhibits and workshops on plant care and floral design. The host site, the Park of Roses, contains 11,000 rose bushes, along with specialized herb, perennial and daffodil gardens.

Address: Park of Roses, 3923 N. High St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-3350 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.columbusrecparks.com

2 Columbus Toy Show at the Fort Rapids Water Park - This is the 3rd year for the Columbus Toy Show to be held at the Fort Rapids Water Park. We will have 93 tables full of Action Figures, Comics, Die-Cast and much much more. We invite you to come dressed as your favorite action, comic, sci-fi or movie character. If you do, you will be entered in a special drawing for a really nice prize. If you are dressed as your favorite character when you pay for your admission, you will receive a ticket for this special drawing in addition to your ticket for hourly door prizes. When choosing your costume, please keep in mind that this is a family event. Whether you dress up or not, come join us for a day of fun. You will find collectibles for all ages old and young. Meet friends, other collectors, trade stories and bring back memories of toys past.

Address: 4560 Hilton Corporate Dr Columbus, OH 43232 , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-886-1346 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: james@ctspromotions.com
Web: www.ctspromotions.com
Fee: General Admission $5.00 Early Buyer $8.00

7 - 9 Juneteenth Celebration - The Annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival is the longest-running, fastest growing event in the Central Ohio African American community. This year we have teamed with Ohio Commission on Minority Health to offer free health screenings. In addition, we will host a College/Career and Job Fair.

Do not forget about our "Talent Show!" Our talent show is one of the longest running talent shows in the state of Ohio and this year we have partnered with "The Greater Art Council" to present the winner with $3,000. Our feature artist will be David Ruffin Jr. (son of the late Temptations lead singer Mr. David Ruffin). David Ruffin Jr. will be in concert Saturday, June 18th at 6pm singing his fathers old Temptations hits along new music. National recording artist K'Jon will also be performing on Sunday, June 19th 4pm.

Juneteenth commemorates President Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, an act that began to free African Americans and Black indigenous natives of the northern continent. The last state in the union to receive news of this historic event was Galveston Texas on June 19, 1865. Almost two and a half years later, General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston Texas and read order number three freeing the remaining blacks of the union. This is the date recognized by 35 million African Americans throughout the nation as their Independence Day.

Address: Franklin Park, 1777 E. Broad St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-258-4633 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: juneteenthohio@fuse.net
Web: www.juneteenthohio.net
Fee: FREE

7 - 8 Columbus Pride Festival - The largest pride event in the Midwest, the Pride Festival annually attracts more than 100,000 people with its marketplace, food court, family area and music.

Address: Downtown , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 299-7764 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.stonewallcolumbus.org/events/

8 - 15 Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure - The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure is a week-long bicyle-camping tour. Visit historic sites & attractions while cycling 45-55 miles per day. The tour route will be announced. Enjoy attractions, entertainment, Ohio food and hospitality, and much more. The registration cost includes tent camping, route maps, evening entertainment, route markings, official pin, baggage hauling, support services, emergency medical services, multiple pre-tour newsletters, and a full-color calendar/yearbook. Food is not included. Rider limit is 3,000. Route details and registration application will be available online or phone 614-273-0811.

Address: Mail to GOBA, 1525 Bethel Rd., Ste. 100 , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 273-0811 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.goba.com

9 Trails of Hope - Historical re-enactments depicting the struggles for freedom on the Underground Railroad. Second Sundays, see website for schedule. Actors portray fugitive slaves, abolitionists, and conductors on the Underground Railroad. In addition, costumed docents conduct tours interpreting family life in the mid-19th century.

Address: Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586 East Town Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 464-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keltonhous@cs.com
Web: www.keltonhouse.com

14 - 16 Annual Easton Art Affair - TheAnnual Easton Art Affair features over 125 fine artists and crafters, held on the streets and sidewalks of the prestigious Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Known as the "Entertainment Forum" of Columbus, Easton makes this show an exceptional experience of purchasing fine art for all!

Address: Easton Town Center , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (330) 493-9207 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bhuff@eastonartaffair.com
Web: www.eastonartaffair.com

15 RiverFest - RiverFest, presented by the Outdoor Source and the Greenways Program of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, is an annual celebration of Central Ohio?s rivers and waterways educating the public about the vital role waterways play in our environment. Have fun with a day filled with boating for the whole family, a rock climbing wall, arts and crafts for the kids, live music, food and much more. Come out and enjoy the complimentary attractions in the beautiful North Bank Park in Downtown Columbus. The Greenways Program organizes RiverFest to further its mission of facilitating restoration, preservation and enhancement of Franklin County's stream system through informed, proactive community based watershed protection groups. Riverfest has been held annually since 1999. All benefit daily from the resources our creeks and rivers provide?from drinking water to wildlife shelter to recreation. Join Greenways and The Outdoor Source in fun, festive and educational activities for all ages! Riverfest will take place rain or shine.

Address: North Bank Park

311 W. Long Street

, Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 233-4186 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lstrader@morpc.org
Web: riverfest.morpc.org/

15 Vintage Steel Car And Bike Show - Car and bike and Spyder show. Powersports,(beside JC penny outlet).

Address: Powersports, 2450 Park Crescent Drive oh 43232 , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-270-1850 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lc@leisa.biz
Web: vintagesteelgarage.com
Fee: $10.00

16 German Village Haus und Garten Tour - German Village opens its doors and garden gates for a celebration of innovative design and award-winning restorations. Guests are cordially invited to explore the homes and gardens open for touring, enjoy gardening demonstrations, and shop for unique home and garden accessories in Marketplatz. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 day of tour. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, call the German Village Society at 614-221-8888 or visit www.germanvillage.com

Address: German Village Society, 588 South Third Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 221-8888 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: german@germanvillage.com
Web: www.germanvillage.com

July

23 Doo Dah Parade - There's nothing quite like the zaniness of the Doo Dah Parade. Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy at the greatest event in Western civilization! Everyone is invited to get dressed up and join the community satirical parade, poking fun at themselves or current events. No entry fee, just show up! July 4th, 2008 is Doo Dah's Silver Anniversary! Expect something BIG!

Address: Short North

Goodale Park (by the pond)

98 Buttles Avenue
, Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 228-0621 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: doodahparade@yahoo.com
Web: www.doodahparade.com

23 - 11 Short North Sunday Jazz Series - Spend Sunday afternoons relaxing to the sounds of jazz during the 15th anniversary season of the Short North Sunday Jazz Series presented by Smooth Jazz WJZA. Join Music in the Air, a program of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, for this diverse assortment of performances featuring Columbus? finest jazz artists.  Listen to Smooth Jazz WJZA for a chance to win a picnic in the park at these performances, and don?t miss the Columbus Young Professionals event on August 5.  Performances begin at noon in the Goodale Park Gazebo, at the corner of Park and Buttles.  Admission is free.

Address: Goodale Park Gazebo

Corner of Park and Buttles

, Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-3800 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mita@columbus.gov
Web: www.musicintheair.org

3 Red, White and Boom! - Celebrate Independence Day with music, entertainment and food, followed by the largest fireworks display in the Midwest. Red, White & Boom will include a parade, children's activities and many other fun events.

Address: Downtown riverfront , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-299-9221 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.redwhiteandboom.org

4 Glorious Fourth: Independence Day Celebration - Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of old-fashioned family activities to celebrate the nation's independence at this re-created 19th-century village, including a Grand Procession, patriotic speeches, Muffins base ball, a concert by the Ohio Village Singers and a community dance. Hungry? Plan to enter our pie-eating contests, but be sure to save room for ice cream!

Admission: $12/adult; $9/youth (6-12); $10/Ohio Historical Society adult member; $7/Ohio Historical Society youth member (6-12); and FREE/child (5 and under). Admission to the center is free with the event admission.

Address: Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 800-686-6124 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org/calendar

4 - 5 North Market Food and Wine Festival - Ohio wine is something to drink about! Come sip, savor and cultivate your appreciation for Ohio wines at the annual North Market Food and Ohio Wine Festival. The North Market hosts a weekend celebration of Ohio's finest wines and great foods to pair with them. The event features 15 Ohio wineries offering select vintages. In addition to wine sampling there will be cooking demonstrations by popular local chefs, two locations of live music, Central Ohio's largest farmers' market on Saturday and a craft fair on Sunday and plenty of activities for the kiddies!

Address: North Market, 59 Spruce St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 463-9664 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.northmarket.com

7 Trails of Hope - Historical re-enactments depicting the struggles for freedom on the Underground Railroad. Second Sundays, see website for schedule. Actors portray fugitive slaves, abolitionists, and conductors on the Underground Railroad. In addition, costumed docents conduct tours interpreting family life in the mid-19th century.

Address: Kelton House Museum and Garden, 586 East Town Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 464-2022 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keltonhous@cs.com
Web: www.keltonhouse.com

12 - 16 Origins International Game Expo - Join us for the annual Origins International Game Expo! Enjoy board games, card games, role-playing, miniatures, classic games, and more. Shop the 200+ vendors in the exhibit hall. Tour our Art Show featuring some of the best fantasy artists from through Ohio and around the world. Enjoy informative seminars with topics such as world history, game development, and games in education. With more than 4,000 events, it's one of North America's largest game conventions. We also have special programs for parents and other non-gaming family members. Kids nine and under are free with paid adult admission.

Address: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 255-4499 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@originsgames.com
Web: www.originsgames.com

19 - 21 Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest - The Jazz & Rib Fest is one of the most anticipated downtown events in Columbus and the Midwest. The tantalizing aroma of ribs on the grill mixed with cool jazz makes a combination that is undeniably delicious.

Address: Downtown riverfront, Along Civic Center Drive and adjacent streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-3800 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.hotribscooljazz.org

24 - 4 Ohio State Fair - The Ohio State Fair is fun for the whole family!

Address: Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (888) 646-3976 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@ohioexpocenter.com
Web: www.ohiostatefair.com

August

26 - 27 Columbus Wine Festival presented by Giant Eagle - The annual Columbus Wine Festival presented by Giant Eagle is set within the 88 acres of Franklin Park and offers a variety of tastings, food & wine education, and cooking demonstrations by local chefs in a fabulous outdoor setting.

"This relaxed wine tasting event is designed not only for the novice wine consumer just learning about the world of wine but also for the experienced wine drinker looking for new and exciting brands," said event organizer Scott Janess of Chicago-based inPLAY EVENTS.

Festival guests can taste from a selection of more than 150 domestic and international wines and enjoy food from some of the finest Columbus area restaurants, including Latitude 41 Bar and Restaurant.

Another component to the festival is the Belgian Beer Café presented by Stella Artois. Bart Vandaele, owner/executive chef of Belga Café in Washington, D.C., will highlight the natural affinity between Belgian beer and fine food as well as educate guests on proper beer pouring techniques, the importance of using the right glassware and food pairing ideas for Belgian beers Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe.

The musical entertainment line-up includes: Kim Massie Band at 8:15 p.m. on Friday; Erin Bode Band at 3 p.m. on Saturday; and, Michael Heaton Band at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Wine Festival tickets are $25 per person in advance (purchase by 8/6/09) or $30 at the door (for adults 21 and over). Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, a festival program, food and wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and an opportunity to order wine at the event.

Designated driver admission tickets are $10 in advance or at the door and include non-alcoholic beverages, a program, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and a souvenir wine glass upon departure. Designated drivers are highly encouraged. Guests under 21 are free when they are accompanied by a paid adult. Group ticket packages are available for $22.50 per person for groups of 15 or more. Group tickets include all of the benefits of the regular adult ticket.

The festival's proceeds will benefit the Franklin Park Conservatory, a premier horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions and signature collections (www.fpconservatory.org). The Conservatory's mission is to nurture plants and people and to promote environmental appreciation and ecological awareness for everyone. The Conservatory houses 400 species of plants from a variety of global climate zones.

The Festival is proud to be associated with the following sponsors: Giant Eagle, Fiji Artesian Water, Heidelberg Distributing Company, The Columbus - A Renaissance Hotel, Emerald Nuts, AirTran Airways and WOW! Media partners include: Columbus Alive, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly, WBNS-10TV, Metromix Columbus and The Wine Buzz.

Festival hours are Friday from 4:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. To purchase tickets online or for more event details, visit website or call.

Address: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 East Broad Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 888-210-0074 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@columbuswinefestival.com
Web: www.columbuswinefestival.com
Fee: $25 in advance (purchased online); $30 at the door

3 - 4 Festival Latino, presented by American Family Insurance - Celebrate the diversity of Latin American culture on Columbus' downtown riverfront! Dance to the live sounds of the finest international and regional artists, taste Latin American cuisine, shop at the marketplace, or play at the Children's Area. Food, fun, fiesta!

Address: Bicentennial Park and Riverfront Amphitheater, Civic Center Drive and W. Main St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-3800 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mita@columbus.gov
Web: www.festivallatino.net

5 - 10 Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter, Inc.'s Annual Painting Convention - Join us for a week of painting at the Heart of Ohio Tole Chapter's Annual Painting Convention! Advanced registration required for classes Monday-Saturday with decorative painting teachers. A large Exhibit Sales Floor is Open to the Public on Thursday-Saturday with artists' supplies for Painters and other Crafters. Contact HOOT at www.heartofohiotole.org or email HOOT at hoot626@worldnet.att.net for more information.

Address: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 863-1785 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hoot626@worldnet.att.net
Web: www.heartofohiotole.org

10 - 11 Annual Train Festival at the Depot - The Annual Train Festival at the Depot presented by The Ohio Railway Museum & the Depot Conference Center. Spend a Fun & Exciting weekend at the Midwest's Largest "All Scale" train festival!  Showcasing all types of trains, including FREE RIDES on a 1/3 scale train, live entertainment,  railroad memorabilia, train art, exhibits, swap meet, children's activities, model railroad displays, food & beverage and more in a tented, outdoor atmosphere. See our Fully-restored 1880's train depot; Fully-restored 1909 Central Vermont Caboose with original furnishings; 1951 Great Northern, Empire Builder Ranch Car; a 1926 Vulcan Locomotive; and the unveiling of a new acquisition - a train depot from Prospect Ohio.  In addition we will have an over the road trolley car which will transport visitors between the train festival and the Ohio Railway Museum, which will also be open for visitors.

Address: Train Festival at the Depot, 919 Old Henderson Road , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 324-5930 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Lnelson@depottrainfestival.com
Web: www.depottrainfestival.com

11 Columbus Summer Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show - We're expanding into the Columbus area! The Columbus Summer Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show will feature local handmade talent in the areas of fine arts and crafts! Over 125 artists and crafters will be selling their original handmade items! The show will also feature a la carte lunch items from Berwick Manor Banquet Catering! A portion of proceeds will benefit Columbus Ohio's Local Matters, a non-profit that teaches kids and families about healthy Ohio-grown foods, provides access to wholesome foods in local area communities, and advocates for fair food policies. 1:30pm-6:30pm.

The show is still currently accepting vendors. Vendor fee is $60, and includes a 6ft table, space and chairs. All vendors are on a first-come-first-serve basis upon approval. Space is limited. For more information email Becki, Event Coordinator at info@avantgardeshows.com. View our website, visit us on facebook at Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows. Also, be sure to follow us on twitter @Avantgardeshow and connect with us on linkedin!

Address: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral- 555 N High St., Columbus, OH 43215 , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 440-227-8794 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@avantgardeshows.com
Web: www.avantgardeshows.com
Fee: $3.00, Children Under 12 Free

17OH0103002e314 - Columbus Cruise the 'Ville - Cruise the 'Ville, our 22nd year of this Car Show and 9-mile Cruise, Cruiser Entry Fee $15.00. Food Trucks, Touch-A-Truck, Business Showcase, Children's activities, and more.
FREE admission - open to the public.
9am - 5pm.
Whetstone Park, 3923 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214

Address: Whetstone Park, 3923 N. High Street , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-262-2790 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@clintonvillechamber.com
Web: www.cruisetheville.com
Fee: Car Show entry fee $15.00, FREE to public

September

23 - 26 Greek Festival - Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Greece at the annual Greek Festival, held at the ornate Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Columbus. This popular end-of-the-summer event features traditional dancing, music and authentic Greek fare including freshly baked baklava. Take a tour of the cathedral to learn how it was painstakingly decorated by hand. Labor Day Weekend.

Address: Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 224-9020 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.greekcathedral.com

23 Grange Insurance Family Fun Fest - Back by popular demand - the Grange Insurance Family Fun Fest is education and fun rolled into one! Columbus' downtown skyline will host extreme entertainment, river rides, artistic adventures and a dynamic Saturday evening fireworks display.

Address: Riverfront Amphitheater, Genoa Park, Washington Boulevard , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 645-3800 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.musicintheair.org

24 - 25 Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball - Over 20 teams from Ohio and other states will play matches according to 1860s rules in uniforms and with equipment of the time period. The Ohio Cup represents the largest gathering of vintage base ball clubs in the country. Base ball "the way it was meant to be played." No gloves, no spitting, no swearing--no kidding! Family, food, and fun in the sun close out the Muffins' season at home.

Address: Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 800-686-6124 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org/calendar

31 India Festival - The annual India Festival celebrates the art, food, music and culture of India, and provides a place to embrace diversity and learn more about the people from India who call Ohio their home.

Address: Franklin County Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 530-0810 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.indiafestival.org

31 - 1 A Taste Of Ohio at Relish Ohio Folklife Festival - Explore "A Taste of Ohio's food marketplace" at Relish Ohio to taste product samples, pick up recipe ideas, learn from the vendors and purchase your favorite salsa, herbal tea, gourmet dip, BBQ Sauce and more! Included on the menu are well know companies like Jose Madrid Salsa, Robert Rothchild Farm and Heinis Cheese. Other attendees to tempt your taste buds include Sparkey & Spikes Tangy Pepper Relish, The Almond Shop, James Tea Company and Keric Korn & Candies and Misty Mountain Herbs. Additional vendors are being added daily. Make plans to experience "A Taste of Ohio" during this 2 day event at the beautiful OhioVillage.

Come to the Ohio Historical Center and join the state's best artists for two days of music, art and food as we relish all things Ohio. Learn some new licks or try your hand at historic crafts at music or arts workshops. Sing along to music that spans Ohio's history from the earliest inhabitants to today's hits. Visit Ohio Village and experience culture and arts of the 19th century. Taste Ohio's best food and shop for unique gifts made by Ohio artists. And don't forget to bring the kids - there will be crafts, games and even a music stage dedicated to family favorites. 

Address: Ohio Village,1982 Velma Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (866) 334-6446 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jonett@atasteofohio.com
Web: www.atasteofohio.com

8 2019 Columbus Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show - Join us this fall! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful venue! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free! This event will also have a full concessions stand on site provided by the venue. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Charity Newsies. This show is currently accepting vendors.
For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit http://www.avantgardeshows.com. Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn!

10:00am - 4:00pm

Address: Makoy Event Center, 5462 Center St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 440-227-8974 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: becki@ag-shows.com
Web: avantgardeshows.com
Fee: $3 to the public, children under 12 are free

13 Columbus Food & Wine Affair Grand Tasting - Don't miss the Columbus Food & Wine Affair Grand Tasting—now in its 8th extraordinary year! This elegant event is like no other, offering the best of Central Ohio's finest restaurants and nearly 400 award-winning domestic and international wines. The Grand Tasting benefits Columbus-area charities including the WBNS 10-TV Family Fund and the Central Ohio Restaurant Association Foundation. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Address: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (877) 274-2672 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.foodandwineaffair.com
Fee: $125 per ticket

20 - 22 German Village Oktoberfest - The German Village Oktoberfest is a fun celebration that blends a time-honored German festival with the vitality and charm of a thriving urban neighborhood. With 35 bands in two Munich-style tents and a wide variety of authentic German food as well as artisans and shops, Oktoberfest continues to brew a tradition of fun in Columbus.

Address: State Fairgrounds , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 221-8888 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.germanvillage.com

October

27 - 30 Experience Columbus Days - Come play in our backyard during Experience Columbus Days! You'll enjoy 50 percent discounts at many attractions and events in Columbus, plus a 25 percent discount at 30 area restaurants. Visit website for complete details and a flyer needed to secure discounts at participating establishments.

Address: Throughout Columbus , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (866) EXP-COLS (Always call and confirm events)
Email: visitorinfo@ExperienceColumbus.com
Web: www.experiencecolumbusdays.com

27 - 20 All American Quarter Horse Congress - The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the World's Largest Single-Breed Horse Show. The show receives more than 17,000 horse show entries and will house more than 8,500 registered American Quarter Horses during its three-week schedule. The Congress attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area, bringing more than $110 million to the central Ohio economy.

Address: Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th St., , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (740) 943-2346 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.oqha.com

3 Annual Taste of Gahanna - This annual event is sponsored by the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce. Your ticket price covers unlimited samples of cuisine from the best restaurants in the Gahanna Area.

The evening promises plenty of excitement including:
- Unlimited food samples from some of the best restaurants in the Gahanna area
- Halloween costume contests—come in costume!
- Door prizes
- Entertainment

Address: Aladdin Shrine Complex, 3850 Stelzer Road , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 471-5122 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@gahannaareachamber.com
Web: www.gahannaareachamber.com

4 - 12 Haunted Statehouse Tours - An asylum cell, chess figures made from prisoners' bones and other macabre curiosities were housed long ago in the Statehouse Relic Room, a chamber original to the Statehouse that was the first home of the Ohio Historical Society. This edition of Haunted Statehouse Tours will feature items from a reincarnated relic room in addition to the spirits and legends of the Statehouse past. Two weekends, Fridays and Saturdays.

Tall yarns spun with facts come to life on this 40-minute tour guided by costumed guides carrying oil lamps through the marble halls and under the vaulted passageways of the 146-year-old Statehouse. You'll catch a glimpse of a lovelorn President Lincoln dancing with Lady Chase in the Senate Chamber. You'll see and hear chilling stories of the President Harrison Horror, the Senate Clerk who never left, the wolves of Wolf Run.

Come early and stay late. The Museum Shop will be open until 9:30 p.m.; food such as finger sandwiches, Mummy dogs, wine, owl-eye cookies and spider cider will be available in the Capitol Cafe by Shane's; and we'll have a free potion-making activity for kids of all ages (to make you loved, strong, smart...you name it). Space is limited. To assure we have a place for you, guests must register and purchase tickets in advance. Contact the Ohio Statehouse at 614/728-4185 or e-mail us at ghosts@csrab.state.oh.us for reservations and information. Or, you may purchase tickets on line at the secured site of the Statehouse Museum Shop.

Address: Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High Streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 728-4185 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ghosts@csrab.state.oh.us
Web: ohiostatehouse.org

4 - 5 Ohioana Day - The Annual Meeting will be followed by the Ohioana Awards Presentation Luncheon.  The Ohioana Awards are some of the oldest and most prestigious in the nation.

Address: Ohioana Library Association, 274 E. First Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 466-3831 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ohioana@sloma.state.oh.us
Web: www.ohioana.org

5 - 12 All Hallow's Eve - A tradition at the Ohio Village, this program invites visitors to experience a family-style, 19th-century Halloween celebration. Visitors can experience a children's activity area, hear about Halloween traditions, and participate in the many games and crafts. A reading by the bonfire of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and an appearance by the Headless Horseman finishes this fun-filled evening. Two Saturdays.

Address: Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-297-2300 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistoryhost.org

5 Ohioana Gala - The Ohioana Library Association's Annual Gala celebrating the Ohioana Awards.  The evenings activities will include live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and a silent auction.  Come celebrate Ohio's literary legacy and help support Ohioana. 

Address: Ohioana Library Association, 274 E. First Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 466-3831 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ohioana@sloma.state.oh.us
Web: www.ohioana.org

11 - 13 Columbus Italian Festival - The annual Columbus Italian Festival, presented by Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, celebrates Italian-American culture. The Columbus Italian Festival provides fun for the entire family. Enjoy live entertainment, open-air markets, Italian dancing, children's area and plenty of fabulous food.

Address: St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, 168 E. Lincoln St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 294-5319 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.columbusitalianfestival.com

13 Columbus Marathon - More than 7,000 runners, walkers, wheelchair racers and relay teams participate in the Columbus Marathon. Dubbed "the place to do 26.2," the Columbus Marathon has a reputation for being flat, fast and fun. Thousands of spectators cheer on the participants.

Address: Downtown and surrounding suburbs , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 421-RUNN (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.columbusmarathon.com

November

25 - 27 AlpacaFest - It's showtime at the annual Alpacafest, and it's free! The Ohio Alpaca Breeders Association is excited to celebrate over 10 years of Alpacafest, one of the premier Alpaca Shows in America! This world class event showcases over a thousand prize alpacas from across the country, in halter, fleece and performance competition. Attendees are invited meet the alpacas, talk with vendors and shop for beautiful apparel from luxurious alpaca fiber. The show runs from 8am -5pm and is absolutely free to the public.

Address: Ohio Expo Center, East 17th Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 644-4000 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.alpaca-farms-breeders.com
Fee: Free

26 - 27 Columbus International Festival - A multicultural 2-day event featuring a global marketplace with over 200 booths, continuous entertainment on multiple venues, authentic international cuisine, crafts making taught by the masters, folk dancing, hands-on global activities for children and families and many other exciting attractions.   

Get your passport and travel the World without leaving the U.S.A.  Come to the Annual Columbus International Festival and experience a perfect weekend getaway and fun event for the whole family.  It is also a perfect opportunity for cross-cultural interaction and networking with local and global businesses and other ethnic and non-profit organizations.  A Health Fair is included featuring a celebration of healthful living where prevention is key.  Free Health Screenings, Travelers Advisories and World health Organization Updates are available. Join Yoga, Pilates, aerobics or dancercise to international music! Learn the Tango, Rumba, Meringue, Salsa, Cumbia, Cha-cha and other dances.

Visit the global marketplace under one roof.  Soak in the dazzling sights and sounds provided by continuous multicultural entertainment in two stages and informal venues.  Savor the cuisine from around the world that delights the most discriminating palate. Join the Parade of Nations.  Learn crafts from the masters.  Step to the Latin beat; learn folk dancing or just simply jazzercise!  Join the Global Children & Family Activities. See the roving entertainers, mimes, and animated characters.   Exhibitors & Entertainers Welcome!

Address: Veterans Memorial Halls, 300 West Broad St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 228-4010 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: festival@unacol.org
Web: www.unacol.org/international_festival.html
Fee: Adults: 7.00; Seniors and students: 5.00; Children 6-12: 2.00

27 - 8 Gifts of the Craftsmen - The Ohio Craft Museum's annual fund-raising exhibition and sale will feature works in clay, glass, metal, fiber and wood by 50 artists from across the country, all available to purchase for holiday gift giving.

Address: Ohio Craft Museum, 1665 W. Fifth Ave. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 486-4402 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@ohiocraft.org
Web: www.ohiocraft.org

3 Annual Twig Bazaar - One of Central Ohio's largest one day handcrafted bazaar with over 300 tables of merchandise and thousands of shoppers. There will also be pictures with Santa, Pick-a prize, Attic items, and Silent Auctions. ALL proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Address: Ohio Expo Center - Ohio Expo Center - Lausche Building, 717 East 17th Ave. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-214-7416 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.nationwidechildrens.org/twig
Fee: Free Admission (except for the Early Entrance Shoppers Pass)

10 Columbus Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show - If you love Pinterest, Etsy, shopping local, and a new fresh take on the arts and crafts scene, this show is for you!

The Columbus Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show will feature local handmade talent in the areas of fine arts and crafts! Up to 200 artists and crafters will be selling their original handmade items! The show will also feature a la carte lunch items from Berwick Manor Banquet Catering! 1:30pm-6:30pm.

A portion of proceeds will benefit Columbus Ohio’s Pets Without Parents, a non-profit, no-kill, all-breed shelter for dogs and cats.

The show is still currently accepting vendors. Vendor fee is $60, and includes a 6ft table, space and chairs. All vendors are on a first-come-first-serve basis upon approval. Space is limited. For more information email Becki, Event Coordinator at info@avantgardeshows.com. View our website at www.avantgardeshows.com, visit us on facebook at Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows. Also, be sure to follow us on twitter @Avantgardeshow and connect with us on linkedin and Pinterest!

Address: The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral- 555 N High St., Columbus, OH 43215 , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 440-227-8794 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@avantgardeshows.com
Web: www.avantgardeshows.com
Fee: $3.00, Children Under 12 Free

10 Holiday Craftacular - Join us Sun, Nov 17, 11am-5pm for Holiday Craftacular at Schiller Park Rec Center! Featuring 50+ vendors selling handmade gifts: Adult/Kids Clothing and Accessories, Jewelry, Home Decor, Art, Paper Gifts, Bath/Beauty, Food and more. Live entertainment, raffles, make and take station, festival foods, holiday desserts. First 50 shoppers get free gift bags.

Address: 1069 Jaeger St , Columbus, Ohio
Email: columbuscraftacular@gmail.com
Web: www.columbuscraftacular.com
Fee: Free admission and parking lot

20 The Governor's Statehouse Holiday Festival and Open House - The holiday season opens in Ohio with the annual Governor's Statehouse Tree Lighting ceremony and festival.  Join the Governor and First Lady for a brief ceremony and enjoy a festival of holiday activities, including: carolers, refreshments, model trails and much more.  Historical characters and modern dignitaries will be on hand to greet guests, including Santa himself.  
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Address: Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High Streets , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 728-2695 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiostatehouse.org
Fee: Free and open to the public.

22 - 24 Winterfair - Artists from across the nation will showcase their traditional and contemporary crafts, including ceramics, wood, glass, painting, metal, jewelry, photography and sculpture.

Address: Ohio State Fairgrounds , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 486-7119 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiocraft.org

December

22 - 30 A Dickens of a Christmas - Step into the world of Charles Dickens as Ohio Village revisits the Victorian Christmas made famous in his stories. From Plum Pudding and Humbug Pie to "that pretty little German toy", the Christmas Tree, Dickens created a festive and enduring vision of Christmas.

Join us in the village as the spirit of Dickens comes to life through interactions with characters from his writings, cooking demonstrations, hands-on crafts, decorations, caroling, readings by candlelight, street vendors, and many more Victorian holiday traditions. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Address: Ohio Historical Center Complex, 1982 Velma Avenue , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 297-2666 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org

24 Village Lights - The sound of nearby carolers, the smell of roasted chestnuts, the sight of Santa and the glow of more than 10,000 candle-lit luminaria await you on this evening of holiday hospitality. Enjoy complimentary hot mulled cider and snacks as you walk along the brick streets, sidewalks and Schiller Park - shopping and dining along the way. Tram rides will be available. 6-10 p.m.

Address: German Village , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 221-8888 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.germanvillage.com
Fee: Free

1 2019 Columbus Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show - It's officially holiday shopping time! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful venue! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free! This event will also have a full concessions stand on site provided by the venue. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Hope Hollow. This show is currently accepting vendors.

Times:
10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday

Address: Makoy Event Center, 5462 Center St. , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 440-227-8794 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: Becki@ag-shows.com
Web: www.avantgardeshows.com
Fee: Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free!

26 - 31 KWANZAA FESTIVAL - HAPPY KWANZAA!!!!!!!! During the Kwanzaa Festival there will be African drummers, dancers, children’s story tellers, throw-back movies on African Heroes and Sheroes and a huge Karamu (African Feast).

Kwanzaa, an African-American festivity of civilizing reaffirmation, is one of the fastest-growing holidays in the history of the world. Not a spiritual holiday, Kwanzaa is, somewhat a seven-day merriment that begins on Dec 26 and is carried on through Jan 1st. It begins the day after Christmas and ends on New Year's Day.

For more vending or additional information please contact Ujamaa Bookstore at 614-258-4633.

Address: 867 Mount Vernon Ave, Columbus, OHIO , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: 614-258-4633 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: SMUSTAFAA@AOL.COM

31 First Night Columbus - First Night Columbus, Central Ohio's award-winning New Year's Eve Celebration is a community-oriented, family-friendly, alcohol-free event. There is something for everyone with 43 live performances including jazz, funk, ragtime, storytelling and magic, hands-on activities, a children's festival, people's procession, Teen Idol, WaterFire on the Mile preview and an electrifying fireworks display. First Night events take place in 20-plus indoor locations.

Address: Throughout Downtown Columbus , Columbus, Ohio
Ph: (614) 481-0020 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.firstnightcolumbus.com

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