Upcoming Events in Westerville Ohio
|9||4th Friday: Uptown Alive - Uptown Westerville is Alive with Art, History and Shopping! Since April is Celebration of The Arts Month, we'll focus on the performing, visual and other art endeavors that give Westerville its rich flavor. With extended shopping hours in Uptown Westerville's unique shops, 4th Friday is the perfect time to spend the evening shopping and enjoying all the activities, music and food that make 4th Friday such a wonderful community event. Arts and Crafts vendors will offer a variety of unique products, the Westerville Police and Fire Departments offer displays for children, the Westerville Public Library reads stories right Uptown and there's always great live entertainment.|
4th Friday: Back to Nature
- Find out what you've been missing right outside your backdoor during 4th Friday: Back to Nature in Historic Uptown Westerville. Enjoy activities and displays about plants, animals and various ways to enjoy wildlife. The event will feature live entertainment, extended shopping hours and plenty of children's activities.
|11||4th Friday: Safety Fest - It's another fantastic Fourth Friday Celebration in Uptown Westerville! The Westerville Visitors Bureau has teamed up with the Westerville Fire and Police Departments to present the Annual "Safety Fest" to provide helpful information about health and safety. Enjoy music, street vendors, children's activities and family fun!|
|17 - 21||Celebrate Westerville Chautauqua - In addition to the Rotary's annual July 4th Fun Run, Independence Day Parade, Westerville Symphony Orchestra concert, and yes, the fireworks display, Celebrate Westerville will play host to the week-long Ohio Chautaqua festivities, bringing Ohio history to life by actors who impersonate historical figures. Visits from some Westerville historical figures are also a distinct possibility. Independence Week activities will even include an old-time baseball game, as the Ohio Village Muffins take the field against some Westerville residents for a gentlemanly day of leisure. Teams will be decked out in full baseball attire from the 1800s, allowing everyone to witness how America's Past-time used to be played.Old-time baseball, parades, fireworks, fun runs...and perhaps even a visit from Thomas Edison himself. Westerville Independence Week will be a premium blend of Westerville's past and present.|
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Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Music and Arts Festival
- The Westerville Music and Arts Festival is sponsored by the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce and showcases both visual and performing artists from across the country. 2008 will be the 35th year for the event.
Address: Heritage Park
4th Friday: World Bazaar
Experience customs, cultures and cuisine from around the world at 4th Friday: World Bazaar! Listen to a variety of world music while you browse the wares of street vendors and unique items in the Uptown shops during extended shopping hours. The event also features other live performances and children's activities.
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Inniswood Metro Gardens
- Inniswood was once the 37-acre estate of sisters Grace and Mary Innis, who enjoyed gardening and wildlife. The Innis sisters' desire to preserve and enhance their gardens and woodlands for the enjoyment of all people resulted in the generous donation of their home and property to metro Parks in 1972.
Today, Inniswood is a 121-acre scenic nature preserve that is a continual source of inspiration for Central Ohioans and visitors of all ages. Streams and woodlands filled with wildflowers and wildlife provide a majestic backdrop to the beautifully landscaped flowerbeds, rock garden and lawns. Dedicated to the enjoyment, cultivation and preservation of nature's treasures, Inniswood boasts more than 2,000 species of plants, specialty collections of hostas, daffodils, daylilies and several theme gardens including the rose, herb and woodland rock garden. Visitors will enjoy the seasonal beauty of the gardens and natural areas as they stroll along the trails and paved pathways.
Address: Inniswood Metro Gardens
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Anti-Saloon League Museum
- In 1909, the Anti-Saloon League of America, a prominent national temperance organization, moved its headquarters and printing operation to Westerville, earning for the town the title "Dry Capital of the World." The museum traces the history of the movement and its effect on Westerville, the country and the world. Also on display at Westerville's Local History Resource Office are items from the John Kasich Congressional Library. The Kasich Collection includes biographical, travel, campaign and Republican Party files from Kasich's terms in the U. S. House of Representatives, as well as correspondence with consituents, media files, speeches and memorabilia.
Address: Anti-Saloon League Museum at the Westerville Public Library
Celebrate Westerville Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Celebrate Westerville's culminating event will take place during Labor Day Weekend 2008, nearly 150 years to the day that Westerville was first incorporated back in September 1858.
History will come alive throughout the Sunday events with live re-enactments of special moments in Westerville's history. Participants will get to "live" Westerville's history as never before, while at the same time viewing many buildings of yesteryear that continue to remain a vibrant part of Westerville today.
Walking and "trolley" tours will include stops at various Underground Railroad homes, Otterbein College, the historic Everal Barn and Homestead at Heritage Park, the Hanby House, a cemetery containing Westerville's founding families, and the historic Uptown District, where plaque markers will be placed this day on some of the most recognized buildings as part of the festivities.
Entertainment and a community picnic will take place throughout the day at Alum Creek Park, Westerville's first planned park back in 1934. Located on Main Street just a few blocks west of Uptown, the park will play host to the picnic and accompanying music, drama and other engaging acts. Picnic goers will have the option of packing their own fare or purchasing food from any number of "Taste of Westerville" caterers that will participate in the event. The Westerville Symphony Orchestra will play its own version of Picnic with the Pops in the early evening, followed by a recognition of Westerville legacy families, a peek back at the 1958 time capsule and the dedication of the 2008 time capsule.
Picnic goers will have the option of packing their own fare or purchasing food from any number of "Taste of Westerville" caterers that will participate in the event. The Westerville Symphony Orchestra will play its own version of Picnic with the Pops in the early evening, followed by a recognition of Westerville legacy families, a peek back at the 1958 time capsule and the dedication of the 2008 time capsule.
|29||History Exhumed! - Sights, sounds and smells will take you back to the Civil War for a truly unique experience during "History Exhumed!", Featuringre-enactors, memorabilia, children's activities, real cannon fire, food and music. Come learn about Civil War Medicine, Funeral Customs, Clothing, The Underground Railroad and Abraham Lincoln's Assassination.|
Fourth Friday School Daze
From blue pools to yellow buses: Summer is over and school is back in session. Westerville celebrates this change with food, music and family fun during 4th Friday: School Daze. This event features live entertainment, street vendors, extended shopping hours in the Historic Uptown District and children's activities.
|8||4th Friday: Midnight Madness - Enjoy the crisp air of fall and the historic charm of Uptown Westerville during Midnight Madness. Many of Uptown's unique shops are open until midnight and the whole family will enjoy hayrides, carmel apples, live performances and more.|
Celebrate on State
Activities will include carriage rides and a fantastic three-block-long light show culminated by the raising of the Address: Uptown Westerville
Address: Uptown Westerville