Columbus Recreation and Parks Department welcomes a variety of performing artists to Bicentennial Park for the Rhythm on the River series. Featuring everything from bluegrass to blues to ballet and more, attending a Rhythm on the River performance is a great way to spend summer evenings with family and friends. These FREE outdoor performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Bicentennial Park Performing Arts Pavilion, a state-of-the-art venue with architecture that reflects the design of the Scioto Mile Fountain. Food and beverage sales begin at 6:30 p.m.
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The 2012 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable will celebrate its long-awaited return to the downtown Riverfront on June 1, 2 & 3. The Riverfront will be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to hosting more than 240 nationally acclaimed artists, the Festival will feature fantastic gourmet fare from some of the city’s finest local restaurants, live music, hands-on art activities and more—there’s something for everyone!
Where can I park?
Parking around Columbus Scioto Mile is PLENTIFUL! There are numerous parking structures, metered spaces on surrounding city streets and surface lots on both the east and west side of the River. Following are some maps of lots and garages around downtown and the Scioto Mile to make it easy for you to find a parking space when you come to the Festival. There are also links to maps of the Columbus and downtown areas to help you navigate the area.
Below are maps are available for download as Adobe Acrobat® PDF files:
Bring the entire family to experience one of the premier central Ohio celebrations of American independence. Enjoy live entertainment. Children’s activities are provided by Grove City Parks and Recreation and T.W.I.G. 184 beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and parking is $5.
Bring a lawn chair and a picnic or purchase food and beverages on site. This is an alcohol-free event; coolers are subject to searches, and tailgating in the parking lot is prohibited. Pets other than service dogs are not permitted in the venue.
Fireworks start at approximately 10 p.m. and will be accompanied by a radio simulcast.
For more information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation office at 614-277-3050. Please call 614-277-3060 for complete weather cancellation information the day of the event.
2012 Blast at Beulah
Date: Saturday, June 30; rain date is Sunday, July 1
Time: 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Location: Beulah Park, 3811 Southwest Blvd.
The event kicks off at 11 am and will go on to 10 pm. There will be music in the plaza throughout the afternoon and at 7 pm enjoy a Summer Sizzle concert.
There is no cost for admission to the event.
Wine tasting is $15.00 for 8 tasting tickets and a specialized wine glass to the first 500 people to attend. One ticket will be good for one tasting per ticket and two tickets for one tasting of Ice Wines.
If you like the wine you are tasting you can then purchase that wine directly from the vendor. There will be no consumption on purchased bottles in the event area.
Saturday, October 8 · 12:00pm – 5:00pm
480 E Wilson Bridge Rd
What’s better in the fall than a chili cookoff? Nothing. Whether you want to share your amazing chili or just want to eat some, plan on coming out and joining us at Roadhouse 66 (www.roadhouse66.com) in Worthington. Besides the undoubtedly awesome chili, Roadhouse 66 will also have $2 bottles, $3 drafts, $3 UV Bombs, and $1 Natty Lights. Plus they might have something a little festive in time for fall.
Chili tasters: Festivities start at noon and go till 5p (or until the chili runs out). Come hungry.
Chili makers: Plan on being there and setup no later than noon. There will be three categories; tastiest, spiciest, and most unique. The winners will be decided by the tasters. Be sure to bring your chili in a crock-pot/slow cooker. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring a power strip if you have one to help with outlets.
The annual Columbus Italian Festival, presented by Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, celebrates our Italian-American culture. Enjoy live entertainment, open-air markets, Italian dancing, a children’s area and plenty of fabulous Italian food – including a pizza cook-off. Plus, there’s an American-Italian Idol vocal contest with an adult and youth division and bocce ball tournaments.