Head to the Columbus Commons over Memorial Day Weekend for 2 days of free events in downtown Columbus. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy family fun, a movie, food trucks, and Shadowbox Live!
Family Funday at Columbus Commons
Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 4-8 pm
Start your summer with a free party at the park. And by party, we mean HOURS of free family-friendly fun.
New this year is an early opening at 3 p.m. for a sensory hour to accommodate children on the autism spectrum in partnership with Autism Speaks.
Carousel rides, inflatable games, arts and crafts, and much more. Many activities are free, but some require a $5 wristband for all-day fun. Details here.
Free Movie Night
Saturday, May 27, 2023 after 8 pm.
Bring your blanket or chairs and some snacks or a picnic and catch these family-friendly films at dusk downtown. Tortilla and Jeni’s will be open for movie snacks. Details here.
Free Movie Night with Moana at 8:15 pm: After all of the family fun, settle in for a movie under the stars
Free Shadowbox Live Performance
Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Shadowbox Live brings their production of Flower Power to Columbus Commons. A chance to re-live the times and music of a cultural revolution that changed everything.
This rockumentary celebrates the influence of hippie culture and the music that inspired the greatest political and social movements of our time.
This is a free show and tickets are not required. Learn more about the show here.
Memorial Day Monday
Check your local community for Memorial Day events to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Here’s a list of Memorial Day parades, services, and other events around Columbus to honor our fallen.
Easy and convenient parking is available just south of the park at the Columbus Commons Main Garage, located at 55 East Rich Street.
More at Columbus Commons
Find more Columbus Commons fun throughout the Summer, including free carousel rides presented by PNC everyday from April 21-September 30, 2023, from 11 am – 7 pm.
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