Columbus Recreation and Parks Department brings you a variety of fantastic events throughout the year. From local community gatherings to citywide festivals, our events showcase the best of Columbus. Check out our events below or find out how to host your own event on City property.

Events Calendar

Festivals and Community Events

Are You Planning an Event?

Are you hosting a block party, race, festival, parade, concert or regatta? Some larger gatherings require permits to ensure the safety of residents and that necessary amenities and resources are available. Check out our Event Planning Guide to learn about the types of permits we offer.

Event Planning Guide

Get Involved at Our Events

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s events provide opportunities for vendors of all kinds. Check out the links below to sign up to receive updates when applications open for our festivals and community events.