Close this search box.

Memorial Day Weekend

Downtown Columbus is your headquarters for FREE summer fun, starting May 24

Fountain Fest at Bicentennial Park
Family Fun Day at Columbus Commons
The Navigators at Columbus Commons

What's happening Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrate the start of summer with an action-packed lineup of FREE events! Experience the grand reopening of the Scioto Mile Fountain with our Fountain Fest on May 24 and 25. Dive into more excitement at Columbus Commons with free concerts, family fun, and a movie night. Don’t miss out—summer starts here!  

FREE Fountain Fest

Friday, May 24 | 12 pm – 7 pm 
Saturday, May 25 | 11 am – 7 pm 
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive

Head to Bicentennial Park Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the grand reopening of the enhanced Scioto Mile Fountain. Take a splash in the fountain and enjoy live music, food trucks, free ice cream (while supplies last!), a collaborative street mural, yard games, stilt walkers, glitter tattoos, and more.

Trolley rides will also be available, with stops at Bicentennial Park, Columbus Commons and Land Grant from 12 pm – 9 pm both days. 

FREE Bicentennial Park Summer Concert

Friday, May 24 5:30 pm 
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive

Produced by Columbus Recreation and Parks

Stick around after Fountain Fest on Friday to enjoy a free concert produced by Columbus Recreation and Parks. Music will start at 5:30 p.m. with DJ Citizen Dorrian S. followed by the Deeptones at 7 p.m. The Bicentennial Park Summer Concerts take place on select Fridays throughout the summer! See the music and food truck lineup for each event here>> 

FREE Concert Ft. The Navigators

Friday, May 24, 6 pm
Columbus Commons, 160 S High Street

Presented by Wright-Patt Credit Union

Enjoy a free concert during Family Fun Day by a group of Columbus executives and professionals playing high-energy rock tunes from the 1960s to today. Blankets and chairs are welcome. Beverage sales and food trucks are available on-site. Learn more>>

FREE Family Fun Day & Movie Night

Saturday, May 25 | 4 pm – 8 pm | Movie starts at 8pm 
Columbus Commons, 160 S High Street

Movie presented by Molina Healthcare

Enjoy a day jam-packed with family fun for the little ones and bigger kids alike, with activities including inflatables, face painting, crafts facilitated by community partners and of course, free carousel rides. Learn more>>

End the evening watching Encanto on the big screens. The movie starts at 8 pm. Free popcorn while supplies last.

Find more FREE Summer on the Scioto events