Take a staycation to Italy with the Columbus Italian Festival on October 8-10, 2021 in Italian Village near the Short North. This family-friendly event is full of live entertainment, open-air markets, dancing, food, and Bocce. Kids will have a black in in Zona Bambini (the kids’ zone) with rides, wall climbing, arts and crafts, and more!
Stop by and enjoy some delicious food, lots of entertainment, the Columbus Italian Parade, marching bands, rides, raffles, Bocce Ball Competition and more. The parade is on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Festival is at the historic Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, in Italian Village at the corner of Hamlet & E. Lincoln Streets. Admission is $10/day, children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
Don’t want to deal with traffic? Shuttle parking is available at the Columbus State Community College south lot at Long and Cleveland. Parking at this lot is free and a free shuttle is available for roundtrip. There will be multiple buses running so this will be a convenient location with short wait times.
Columbus Italian Festival
Friday, October 8: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, October 9: 12:00 noon – 11:00pm
Sunday, October 10: 12:00 noon -7:00pm
Taste of Italy will return in 2022
Italian food lovers can also purchase tickets to the Taste of Italy to be held on October 7, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Sample as you like and also enjoy a wide variety of Italian wine, beer, and spirits. The event will take place at the Columbus Italian Festival site under the large tent at the corner of East Lincoln Street and Hamlet Street.
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