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Ohio’s Cultural Crossroads

Upcoming Events in Downtown Columbus

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Lower.com Field


May 11th

7:45 – 7:45pm

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Columbus Metropolitan Library – Main Branch


March 11th



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Nationwide Arena


March 11th



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John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons


September 7th

8 – 8pm

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John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons


May 1st

7:30 – 10:30am

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John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons


May 8th

7:30 – 10:30am

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John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons


May 15th

7:30 – 10:30am

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John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons


May 22nd

7:30 – 10:30am

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John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons


May 29th

7:30 – 10:30am

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John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons


June 5th

7:30 – 10:30am

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Blog Posts to Get You in the Know

Your guide to Downtown Columbus, from happenings to happy hours.



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Blog Posts to Get You in the Know

Your guide to Downtown Columbus, from happenings to happy hours.


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Downtown Strategic Plan

Embark on the next stage of Downtown Columbus’ urban revival and transformation into a world class city by enhancing equity, expanding accessibility, creating connectivity, supporting local, and improving inclusion so that Downtown Columbus is a safe and welcoming destination where the prosperity of our city can be enjoyed by all.


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Parking Information

Downtown Columbus has parking options abound. Garages, surface lots and on-street sites offer a wide variety of access, no matter your kind of ride, wherever your destination may be.


Where to Park Downtown

Downtown columbus’ districts

Discover Downtown through the rich tapestry of its urban districts.


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Gay Street Downtown Columbus

Gay Street

Take a stroll along Gay Street and you’ll discover a dense mélange of lively, street-level bars, galleries, restaurants, retail shops, and cafes.


River South

RiverSouth

From Columbus Commons to the Scioto Mile, for an experience that’s equal parts urban flair and natural splendor, head to the RiverSouth District.


Fourth & Main

Fourth & Main

For fashion, food, fun, fabulous tunes, and fantastic retail, the eclectic Fourth and Main District is hard to beat.


Arena District

Arena District

Pro sports, world-renowned live entertainment, and vibrant restaurants and bars— the Arena District scores big every time.


The Peninsula

The Peninsula

The convergence of Downtown’s central business district and the historic Franklinton neighborhood, The Peninsula brings together the best of all worlds – just around the bend of the Scioto River.  


Warehouse District

Warehouse District

Historic buildings have been transformed into must-experience bars, venues and experiences in this up-and-coming District just east of the Scioto. 


Discovery District

Discovery District

Home to a vibrant array of landmark institutions, historic sites, progressive galleries, and contemporary culinary establishments, make your next Discovery in this signature Downtown district.


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of Downtown Columbus through dozens of local events happening every week. 


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Who else is still thinking about Monday’s eclipse?! ✋✋✋ FYI: If you haven’t heard, you can recycle your eclipse glasses with the @columbuslibrary through April 18. They’re being sent to Latin American schools for kids to see their own eclipse! Check our stories for more info. 😎
You just had to be there. 😎🌞

📍The Great American Solar Eclipse / 4.8.24 / Columbus, OH
🚨Storms are coming! The river is high right now with lots more rain on the way. The heaviest storms are set for approximately 3-10 pm. Find a basement, charge those phones, don’t drive through standing water (seriously) and stay safe, Columbus!
DOWNTOWN HAPPY HOURS: PART 3

The list just keeps on going! Here are 10 MORE happy hours to enjoy Downtown. Grab your friends, grab your fam, and take this as your excuse to hit up another spot (it’s Friday, you deserve it)🍻

Check the link in our bio for the full list of happy hour deals mentioned. 

And be sure to check out our reels section to see parts 1 and 2 😉

THE LIST:
🍻 The Barrel and Bottle / 59 Spruce St (in North Market) @thebarrelandbottle 
🍻 Martini Modern Italian / 445 N High St @martinimodernitalian_ 
🍻 Pins Mechanical Co / 141 N 4th St @pins.cbus 
🍻 The Kee / 225 Neilston St @thekeecolumbus 
🍻 Pierogi Mountain / 105 N Grant Ave @pierogi_mountain 
🍻 The Goat at LC Riversouth / 219 S High St @lcgoat @lcriversouth 
🍻 Novak’s Tavern / 475 N High St @novakstavernandpatio 
🍻 House Taco / 79 S 4th St @house_taco 
🍻 Alley Burger / 26 N High St Rear @alleyburger_ 
🍻 Wolf’s Ridge Brewing / 215 N 4th St @wolfsridgebrewing 

Which one are you choosing next? 👀
YOUR GUIDE TO WATCHING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE DOWNTOWN🌕☀️

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see an (almost!) total solar eclipse is happening right here in Columbus! Here’s what you need to know:

🌙 On April 8, Columbus will experience 99.6% totality just after 3 pm.
🌙 The next eclipse in Ohio won’t occur until 2099!

WHERE TO FIND GLASSES:
*The eclipse glasses are flying off the shelves so be sure to call ahead to ask if there are any left in stock! 
📕Columbus Metropolitan Library (free) 
📍96 S Grant Ave 
📞Call 614-645-2275 

🔭 COSI ($5 in gift shop)
📍333 W Broad St
📞Call 614) 228-2674

WHERE TO WATCH:
☀️COSI X Columbus Metropolitan Library 
📍Dorrian Green
🕐1-4:40pm 

☀️COSI x Land Grant Brewing 
📍Land Grant, 424 W Town St
🕐12-4 pm

☀️Solar Eclipse Day on the Rooftop
📍National Veterans Memorial and Museum, 300 W Broad St 
🕐10-5 pm
🎫$5-10; read our blog in bio for more info 

Huge thank you to @columbuslibrary for the free glasses! 😎

Head to the link in our bio to read our blog with all the info!