Take a staycation to Italy with the Columbus Italian Festival on October 5-7, 2018 in Italian Village near the Short North. This family-friendly event will be full of live entertainment, open-air markets, dancing, food, Bocce, and fun 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 will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Festival will be held at the historic Saint John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church, in Italian Village at the corner of Hamlet & E. Lincoln Streets next to the Wonder Bread building. Admission is $5/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
October 5: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
October 6: 12:00 noon – 11:00pm
October 7: 11:00am -7:00pm
Italian food lovers can also purchase tickets to the Taste of Italy to be held on October 1 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.