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22nd Annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival
July 25, 2015
Presented By: Grandview Heights Public Library
at Grandview Heights Public Library

Free arts & music festival on the lawn & streets surrounding the Grandview Library, plus an outdoor Book & AV Sale from 11 am-5 pm. Presented by the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts… (more)

Free
7th Annual Out of this World Fest and Free Comic Book Day

7th Annual Out of this World Fest and Free Comic Book Day
May 2, 2015
Presented By: Star Base Columbus
at Star Base Columbus

Geeks of the Galaxy Unite! Star Base Columbus and Moore Comics will once again be hosting the 7th Annual Out-of-this-World Fest and Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 2 from 12:00 - 6:00 PM. This… (more)

Free

Columbus Arts Festival
June 12, 2015 — June 14, 2015
Presented By: Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC)
at Bicentennial Park/Downtown

The 2015 Columbus Arts Festival will be held along Columbus' beautiful downtown Riverfront on June 12, 13 & 14. The Riverfront will again be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the… (more)

Free
Poster Illustrated by columbus native and Nix Comics artist Rich Trask!

Extra SPACE Indie Comics Fair at Strongwater
April 11, 2015
Presented By: Nix Comics
at Strongwater Food & Spirits

Join talented self published and independent comic book creators and cartoonists from central Ohio and beyond at Extra S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo.) Vendors will have comics… (more)

Free

Farmers' Market
June 3, 2015 — October 7, 2015
Presented By: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Browse a wide selection of local, seasonal vegetables and fruits, meat and dairy, baked goods, soaps, candles and more. Grab dinner from a local food truck and enjoy family entertainment, activities… (more)

Free
 

Fashion Meets Music Festival
September 5, 2015 — September 6, 2015
Presented By: Fashion Meets Music Festival
at Nationwide Arena

The Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) is poised to become one of the dominant players in the Music Festival World. Emphasizing the fusion of fashion and music, the Festival joins world class… (more)

$49.00 - $250.00
Franklin County Fair

Franklin County Fair
July 18, 2015 — July 25, 2015
Presented By: Destination Hilliard
at Franklin County Fairgrounds

Join us for Farm, Family, Food and Fun at this year's fair. There are plenty of rides, games, exhibits, hands on activities and grandstand… (more)

Free
Photo courtesy of Bailey Lytle and Short North Alliance

Gallery Hop
September 6, 2014 — December 5, 2015
Presented By: Short North Alliance
at Short North Arts District

On the first Saturday of each month, thousands of visitors converge on High Street in the Short North Arts District. Visitors celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, street… (more)

Free

HighBall
October 23, 2015 — October 24, 2015
Presented By: Short North Alliance
at Short North Arts District

HighBall is the nation's fiercest costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts… (more)

$5.00 - $50.00

Love Big LGBT Wedding Expo
June 7, 2015
Presented By: Outlook Media, Inc
at Hollywood Casino Columbus

Love Is Love, So Love Big Ohio LGBT Wedding Expo Series Returns in Columbus on June 7, 2015 at Hollywood Casino. Ohio LGBT Wedding Guide to release June 1. Outlook Media is proud to present… (more)

Free - $20,000.00

Matsuricon
August 14, 2015 — August 16, 2015
Presented By: Matsuricon Convention
at Great Columbus Convention Center

Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as "anime"), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American… (more)

$35.00 - $45.00
New Whitehall Branch Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration

New Whitehall Branch Dedication and Grand Opening Celebration
April 11, 2015
Presented By: Columbus Metropolitan Library
at Whitehall Branch - Columbus Metropolitan Library

Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will open its new Whitehall Branch to the public with a brief dedication ceremony followed by a grand opening celebration. Following brief remarks and a ribbon… (more)

Free

OPPArt: Investing and Retirement Saving for Artists and Small Business Owners
April 14, 2015
Presented By: Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC)
at Jazz Academy

Presented by Kristy Etling April 14, 6:00-7:00PM Jazz Academy, 769 E. Long St. 4th Floor What should I do with extra savings? How should I be saving for my retirement? There are many tools… (more)

Free

OPPArt: Organizations Under 500K - The Columbus Foundation's Power Philanthropy
April 22, 2015
Presented By: Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC)
at Greater Columbus Arts Council

Hosted by the Greater Columbus Arts Council April 22, 8:30-10:00AM GCAC Large Conference Room, 100 East Broad Street Suite #2250 Come and learn about the The Columbus Foundation… (more)

Free
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May 16, 2015 — May 17, 2015
Presented By: Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC)
at Greater Columbus Arts Council

This is a sample event used only for instructional… (more)

Free - $5.00

Short North Summer Sale
July 18, 2015 — July 20, 2015
Presented By: Short North Alliance
at Short North Arts District

The annual Short North Summer Sale is the perfect way to enjoy summer weather in the District while snagging great deals from some of your favorite Short North businesses. This year's sale, happening… (more)

Free

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