Various communities and neighborhoods around Columbus have special neighborhood hops, walks, and DORA’s to celebrate what the area has to offer.
You’ll find entertainment, vendors, sales at local shops, and great eats.
It’s a great chance to explore new areas and find new favorite places to visit. Bring your family and friends, or mingle with the locals!
North Market Night Market at Bridge Park
Night Market is a “carnival-like” outdoor market inspired by traditional street fairs in Europe and Asia. There will be a wide array of food, drinks, goods, and entertainment for the whole family! It’s free to attend!
Held the 2nd Thursdays of each month, May-October.
May 11, 2023
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October 12, 2023
CRC’s Third Thursday
Clintonville CRC Third Thursday: On the 3rd Thursday of the month from May through August 2023, enjoy live music, beverages, food trucks and kid’s activities from 5 pm – 9 pm. Proceeds benefit CRC! CRC Parking Lot, 3222 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43214
Old Worthington Sip & Shop-3rd Thursdays
Shops are open late in downtown Worthington every 3rd Thursday. Come have dinner, drinks, and shop in our beautiful historic district. Shops will be open till 9 p.m. See details.
Franklinton just keeps growing and developing into a premier art district in Columbus! Check it out on the 2nd Friday of each month with Franklinton Fridays and the 400 Market.
The galleries, businesses, and institutions of East Franklinton host an art crawl for the public, and new places open regularly with the revitalization of this neighborhood.
Powell Third Fridays on the Green
Gather together for Third Fridays in Powell at Village Green Park (unless otherwise noted) from 6-9 pm.
April 21: Earth Day Celebration at Seldom Seen Park
July 21: A Summer Night to Remember
Aug. 18: Passport To Powell
Sept. 15: Police & Fire Night
Shop, dine and explore in the Powell Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA). The DORA is in effect from 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Thursdays – Sundays.
The DORA allows licensed liquor establishments in the designated area to sell alcohol at special times that can be carried out of their establishments in specially marked cups.
Friday Nights Uptown in Marysville
Enjoy an evening of live music, great food and family fun in Uptown Marysville on select Fridays throughout the warmer months. The Marysville Outdoor Refreshment Area (MORA) will be active, so you can grab a drink at participating establishments and enjoy it outside.
See full details about Friday Nights Uptown in Marysville.
MORA Hours are extended starting in May, Monday – Friday from 4 pm – 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 10 pm.
Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Fridays in Uptown Westerville
On the 4th Friday of each month, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Fridays offers fun for everyone with live entertainment, kids’ activities, food carts, and 100-plus street vendors from May through October from 6-9 pm.
May 26: with The Don Norman Band
June 23: with Chuck Starr
July 28: with Three Ton Toad
August 25: with SWAGG Midwest
September 22: with Trailer Park Ninjas
Uptown shops will stay open late, so you’ll get to explore the wide variety of shops in Uptown.
Short North Gallery Hop
The 1st Saturday of every month, people flock to the Short North Arts District Gallery Hop where stores and galleries stay open late, entertainment and street vendors are spread throughout the district, and food and drink is plentiful at the amazing bars and restaurants in the areas.
Gallery Hop runs from 4 – 10 pm, with restaurants and bars staying open much later.
Columbus Moonlight Market on Gay Street
Every second Saturday from April through October during Moonlight Market, businesses will feature late hours at the regular businesses along the street, entertainment, and sidewalk vendors with everything from clothing to baked goods, and indy retailers.
May 13, 2023
June 10, 2023
July 8, 2023
August 12, 2023
September 9, 2023
October 14, 2023
Spend the evening in Grandview on the last Saturday of every month in June-September from 5 – 9 p.m., to celebrate the best that Grandview has to offer.
The monthly Grandview Hop will feature food, drinks, shopping, music, art, and more along the half mile stretch of Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues.
June 24, 2023 from 5-9pm
July 29, 2023 from 5-9pm
August 26, 2023 from 5-9pm
September 30, 2023 from 5-9pm
Sunday Sunlight Market on Gay Street
Select Sundays between April and October from 11am to 3pm, Sunlight Market on Gay Street offers brunch, shops, and over 50 sidewalk street markets with artisan goods and products.
May 21, 2023
June 18, 2023
July 16, 2023
August 20, 2023
September 19, 2023
October 15, 2023
Sunday Fundays in Worthington
Finish off the weekend with Sunday Fundays, held once a month through November. The Worthington Partnership, along with the merchants, will host an afternoon of themed food, entertainment, and specials in the historic district.
Each merchant will adapt the theme to their own business. Check out the Facebook events for more details closer to each event date.
June 11: Rainbow Love
July 23: Totally 80’s
August 13: Tribute to Fair Food
September 24: Oktoberfest
October 22: Spooky Pet Parade
November 26: Holiday Open House
German Village Makers Market
Visit this outdoor artisan market in historic German Village on select Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. promoting local artists, designers and growers.
There will be food trucks, live music, art, home goods, apparel and accessories, and it’s pet and family friendly! It’s located at the corner of City Park and Thurman. See Facebook page for details and weather cancellations.
December 3 (Village Lights edition)
Gahanna Creekside DORA
CORA (Creekside Outdoor Refreshment Area, DORA in other cities in Ohio) is in effect from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
Visitors in Olde Gahanna can enjoy an alcoholic beverage while walking within designated areas. The boundaries are Big Walnut Creek to the west, High Street to the east, Granville Street to the south and North Street to the north. The designated areas will be clearly marked.
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