Fortress Obetz, the former Columbus Motor Speedway, is now home to the Obetz Zucchinifest, Famous Fortress Fireworks, sporting events, concerts, festivals, and more.
Owned and maintained by the Village of Obetz, it’s the location of events and activities for everyone to enjoy through the year.
Franklin County Engineer’s Office Touch-and-Ride-a-Truck
Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 4 pm – 8 pm
The FCEO Touch-And-Ride-A-Truck moves to a new location at Fortress Obetz!
This Halloween-themed event is designed to give kids an opportunity to interact and learn about various equipment and vehicles. See Facebook event page.
Fortress Fright Night
The annual Halloween event is Friday, October 27, 2023 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Admission and parking are FREE!
Get ready for a spine-chilling Halloween experience at Obetz’s Annual Fright Night. This event promises a thrilling experience for everyone.
The Fortress is transformed into a frightful wonderland of Halloween-themed fun and activities. There will be plenty of delicious food and drinks available from a variety of food trucks and vendors, as well as live entertainment and music to keep you in the Halloween spirit.
Hop on our haunted hayride and discover the many creepy creatures that call the Fortress home during this spooky season. You never know what you might encounter around the next corner!
Additionally, there will be games and activities for the little ones, such as face painting and a bounce houses. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume to get into the spirit of the night and enjoy an unforgettable night of thrills and chills! Details here.
2015 Recreation Trail
Obetz, OH 43207
Past events held at Fortress Obetz
Saturday, April 8, 2023, gates open at 10:30 am.
Hunt for 40,000 Easter eggs on the turf. Egg hunt will begin promptly at 11am. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will start at 11:15am. No registration required.
0-3 with optional parent, 4-6, and 7-11
Full Throttle Thursdays
Every Thursday, May 4 – August 24, 2023 from 6-9 pm. Celebrate horsepower at this show featuring ALL makes and models (old, new, lifted, lowered) cars, trucks, jeeps, exotics, and bikes. If it has an engine and you want to show it off, it’s welcome!
All are welcome; free admission. There will be bands, food trucks, vendors, giveaways, and drinks!
Famous Fortress Fireworks with Village of Obetz
Monday, July 3, 2023. Live music, food trucks, inflatables, and games starting at 6 pm, followed by fireworks at 10 pm! Full details tba.
September 1-4, 2023. The festival will include entertainment, FREE concerts with Vanilla Ice and Brantley Gilbert, food, beer garden, a cruise-in and motorcycle show, and a fantastic parade. Admission is free, which includes concerts.