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The Best of Columbus: Free Concerts, Festivals, Movies and More

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Summer in Columbus is so much fun! There are tons of concerts, festivals, outdoor movies and special events happening and so many of them are free! Take a look at our list of free events and I bet you could find something going on nearly every day of the week! Enjoy!

Ongoing Events:

  • Lolli-Pops! Summer Children’s Concerts on Powell Village Green – Select Mondays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – interactive concerts on the lawn!
  • Music on the Lawn at Grandview Heights Public Library – Tuesdays in June and July, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – concert on the lawn with a food truck on site!
  • Movies by Moonlight at Easton – Tuesdays at dusk – enjoy a movie on the Town Square!
  • Family Concerts at Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater, Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – family friendly concerts every week! 
  • Sounds on the Town Concerts at Easton – Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – concert series on the Town Square!
  • Celebration at the Station at Hilliard’s Station Park- Thursdays, concerts begin at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and food trucks are available.
  • Polaris Live at Polaris Fashion Place – free concerts at the Lifestyle Center every Thursday beginning at 6:30 PM! Family friendly activities begin at 6:00 PM.
  • Fryer Flicks on the Hill at Fryer Park – Thursdays at dusk – family friendly movies in Grove City!
  • Summer Performance Series at Coffman Park Amphitheater – various performances on Thursday nights – the June 15th performance is free!
  • Shakespeare in the Park at Schiller Park- Thursdays-Sundays at 8:00 PM – free performances of Shakespeare’s work!

  • Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons – Fridays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – inflatables, story time, games, activities, free carousel rides and much more!
  • Summer Sizzle Concert Series at George Edge Music Park – Fridays, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – family-friendly concerts in Grove City!
  • Rhythm on the River at Bicentennial Park – select Fridays, 7:30 PM – free concerts at the Scioto Mile!
  • Bexley Main Event on Capital University’s Main Lawn – Select Fridays, 6:30 PM – kids crafts and activities precede a family-friendly movie!
  • Flicks on the Bricks at Hilliard’s Station Park- select Friday nights, movies begin at dusk!
  • Creekside Live in Gahanna- 2nd & 4th Fridays in June, July and August. One band begins at 6:00 PM and the other starts at 7:30 PM.
  • Music in the Village in Shawnee Hills- every Friday night from June 9 – August 25. The band starts playing at 6:30 p.m. and will continue until 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Also, be sure to check with the local restaurants that offer boxed dinner specials and after concert promotions.topiary park
  • From Book to Film at Topiary Park – Select Saturdays of the month at dusk – family-friendly movies are shown at the park!
  • Grandview Hop – Last Saturday of the Month, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – sidewalk merchants, live performances and more!
  • Gallery Hop – First Saturday of the month, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM – galleries and shops stay open late, sidewalk performances, special events and more!
  • PBJ & Jazz Concerts in Topiary Park – Select Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – story hour, concert and crafts in Topiary Park!goodalepark
  • Goodale Park Music Series – Sundays at 12:30 PM – live music, food trucks, and family-friendly fun!
  • Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater – Sundays, 6:30 PM – various concerts in the amphitheater in the park!
  • DAC Sundays at Scioto – Select Sundays, 7:00 PM – various musical tastes are represented in this series of concerts in the Scioto Park Amphitheater!
  • Powell Street Market – Select Sundays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – enjoy vendors and crafters, food trucks and pony rides!
  • Concerts on the Green in Worthington – Sundays at 7:00 PM – family-friendly concerts on the village green!
  • Summer Concert Series in Pickerington – Sundays at 7:00 PM – family friendly concerts in Sycamore Park!
  • Free Concerts at Columbus Commons – several free concerts this summer at Columbus Commons!
  • Farmer’s Markets – click on the link for a list of local farmers markets listed by day!

One Time Events and Festivals:

  • Family Day at Pizzuti Collection – June 3, 2017 – the gallery is free on this special day and families can take a guided tour, participate in an art scavenger hunt, story time and more!
  • Carnival Event hosted by Credit Union of Ohio – June 9, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – This fun and FREE event is a great opportunity to enjoy live music, food, games, prizes, a bounce house and more with friends and family. This is open to members and non-members.  Read more here: Credit Union of Ohio Free Carnival.
  • Columbus Arts Festival – June 9-11, 2017 – shop local artists, hear live music, participate in hands-on art projects, visit the Children’s Gallery and much more!
  • Columbus Children’s Festival at Fred Beekman Park – June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – sports tournaments, family activities, fun zone, and more!
  • Worthington Arts Festival – June 16-18, 2017 – juried art show with live music! Celebrating their 25th year!
  • Powell Festival – June 23 & 24, 2017 – food trucks, fireworks, live bands, a Kid Zone and more!
  • Red, White & Boom – July 3, 2017 – Columbus’ 4th of July celebration including a parade, children’s park and, of course, fireworks!
  • Summer Jam Westgate – July 8, 2017 – live music, artists, food trucks and children’s activities!
  • Concerts in the Park – July 15, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Columbus favorite, Chris Logsdon will be playing music rain or shine. There will be some free food and drinks available and a food truck onsite to purchase food.
  • Jazz & Rib Fest – July 21-23, 2017 – three stages of jazz music, tasty ribs for sale and activities for kids sponsored by Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets, and OSU!
  • Frosty Frog at Hilliard Station – August 9, 2017 – Free ice cream and splash with Fernando the Frog in the fountains!
  • Super Hero Day at Easton – August 12, 2017, 11:00 PM – 4:00 PM – dress as your favorite superhero for this special day which includes live music, activities, and visits from your favorite superheroes.
 Enjoy your summer!

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One Response to The Best of Columbus: Free Concerts, Festivals, Movies and More

  1. Bethany Rogers July 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    Don’t forget the Art Affair in Urbana, Ohio on July 15. Let me know if you need additional information. Thanks!!!