Light the Candles

By Melissa Fast | 19 Dec, 2011

Psssst. Pssst. Did you know somebody’s birthday is right around the corner? Columbus turns 200 in 2012, and there’s a year-long line up of parties, festivals, art, music and educational initiatives that will celebrate all the things great about Columbus. 

First Night Columbus kicks off 200Columbus.This family friendly party offers something for everyone with more than 100 entertainers in more than 10 downtown locales with ooohs and ahhs culminating with midnight fireworks.

But the party doesn’t stop there. After all, this is the BIG 2-0-0 so get ready for a whole year of fun, and there’s tons of ways you can join the celebration.  There’s a lot to pack in as we honor the past, celebrate the present and envision the future. Bottom line is you’re going to want to be part of it all so pull out that brand-spankin’ new 2012 calendar and fill in your dance card.

Dancing means music, so musicians will want to Celebrate Columbus in Song with a fun contest. http://song.200columbus.com/ . Beginning on February 14 (Columbus’ actual birthday) people will vote on their favorite Columbus-inspired song.

Whether you are looking to spread the word or buy a few last minute gifts, don’t forget the 200Columbus merchandise.  There’s gobs of stuff that promises to get you in the party mode.