Downtown Concierge


Columbus’ collaborative spirit is revitalizing our Downtown culture and community, not to mention our literal landscape. Here’s where to keep up with the people and places making Downtown Columbus a more livable, workable, walkable, playable place to be.

Light the Candles

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…

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More Lights More Action Downtown

The long bend along the Scioto River through Downtown will be transformed into a stream of color Friday when officials light the tree at City Hall, the Scioto Mile Promenade and Bicentennial Park along the river, as well as Columbus Commons.

The lighting ceremony at Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Dr., has struggled to draw people in recent years since the death of the Columbus City Center mall.

More than 80,000 LED lights will blanket 60 trees at City Hall, Bicentennial Park and the promenade…

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Reality TV has nothin’ on MadLab Theatre and Gallery. Divide and Conquer combines the thrill of new works with a kill or be killed anticipation of survival.

On opening night of the four-week run, you will see the first ten minutes of five one-act shows…

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