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.
Full Throttle Thursdays
Every Thursday, May 6 – August 25 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!
USA Football Blitz – Columbus Blitz
June 11, 2022, 9 am – 3:30 pm.
USA Football Blitz is all about Football For All®, bringing together the whole youth football community in your city. Whether you’re a parent living it up in the Fan Fest while watching your kids burn off some steam or a league leader finding new ways to bring this game to your fields, you won’t want to miss USA Football’s Blitz.
This is football for the whole family, so whether you have football experience or not, make sure to check it out!
Find out more details and register here.
Fortress Friday Flicks
Friday, July 1, 2022. Live music, food trucks, inflatables, and games starting at 6 pm, followed by fireworks at 10 pm! Full details tba.
September 2-5, 2022. The festival will include entertainment, FREE concerts with Boyz II Men and Roots & Boots, food, beer garden, a cruise-in and motorcycle show, and a fantastic parade. Admission is free, which includes concerts.
2015 Recreation Trail
Obetz, OH 43207
Past 2021 events held at Fortress Obetz
Fortress Fright Night
The annual Halloween event is Friday, October 29, 2021 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Admission and parking are FREE! The family-friendly event is located inside Fortress Obetz and in the main parking lot of the Fortress.
The event starts with the Candy Corral at 6 pm in the Fortress Courtyard. The first 2,500 kids will receive an assorted bag of candy. This activity is in lieu of Trunk or Treat for 2021.
There will be bounce houses in the main parking lot. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy an outdoor movie! Hotel Transylvania 2 will be featured on the front board in the main parking lot from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
New for 2021! Fortress Fright Funnel is a haunted maze full of shocks and scares that will be located under the Fortress Grandstand from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The entrance to the maze will be on the south end of the grandstand. Warning: due to loud sounds, jump scares, gore, smoke, flashing lights, this is not recommended for young children.
Don’t forget your costumes! The costume contest is in the Fortress Courtyard at 8:30 pm. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for the best costume in the following age groups: Newborn to 2 years old; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; and 12+.
Besides the food trucks, everything else is totally free!
Saturday, April 9th, 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