While the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest is cancelled for 2021, you can still enjoy the best BBQ at the first annual BBQ Week in Columbus. The festival is cancelled, but the great food isn’t!
Celebrate with Jazz & Rib Fest BBQ Week
Each summer, Jazz & Rib Fest is a highly anticipated tradition with the best of jazz and rib connoisseurs for a festival full of music and barbecue, brought to us by City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Dept. The full festival will return to the downtown Columbus riverfront July 22-24, 2022.
Meanwhile, you can get your fill of BBQ during Jazz & Rib Fest BBQ Week this summer to celebrate great barbecue and support local businesses. This restaurant week style event is July 19-25, 2021, and features local restaurants, food trucks and other dining establishments serving up barbecue inspired specials
Restaurants will set their pricing and menus, which will range from creative through traditional. Specials will be priced at under $10, and up to $40, and may be per person, a shared meal, a multi-course prix fixe menu or a meal kit.
Check the website to see details and offerings for the week, as they are released!
In the future, BBQ Week will be held the week leading up to and culminating in the annual Jazz & Rib Fest.
Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest
Note: event returns in 2022.
Celebrate your love of jazz and ribs at the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest when it returns July 22-24, 2022 along the Scioto Mile riverfront in downtown Columbus!
The festival will be on both sides of the Scioto River in Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa Parks with three days of jazz by renowned musicians and food from barbecue pit masters.
Award-winning rib burners from the US and Canada will be bring their ribs to the people at the free festival. Details for 2022 will be released closer to the event.
Don’t forget about the jazz! There’s always a huge line-up of jazz performers on the 3 festival stages to keep you entertained and tapping your feet. Can’t wait to see the schedule for 2022!
Bring the family to enjoy fun activities throughout, including the Buckeye Mobile Tour, COSI Demos and food tastings from partners, and more!
2022 Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest Hours
July 22, 23 & 24, 2022
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m-8:30 p.m.