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!
CRC’s Third Thursday
Clintonville CRC Third Thursday: On the 3rd Thursday of the month from May through August 2022, 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
May 19: Wednesday Wine
June 16: Funky Brewster
July 21: Wednesday Wine
August 18: Betty Bangs
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.
Friday, April 22: Earth Day Celebration – 6-9 p.m. This month’s theme will feature music, food trucks, neighborhood clean-up kits to go and more.
Friday, May 20: Garden & Symphony Night – 6-9 p.m.
Friday, July 15: Dog Days of Summer – 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19: Passport to Powell – 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16: Police & Fire Night – 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 21: Comedy Night – 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18: Community Harvest – 6-9 p.m.
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.
North Market Night Market
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, and drink tickets can be purchased for beer, wine, or cocktails.
Night Market is held the third Friday of every month June through August, 2022 from 6-9 p.m.
Friday, June 17, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
Friday, August 19, 2022
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.
MORA Hours are extended starting in May, Monday – Friday from 4 pm – 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, noon – 10 pm.
May 20: Music by Fleetwood Gold
June 10: Music by Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute band)
July 15: Music by Nashville Crush
August 26: Music by McGuffey Lane
October 14: Music by Turn it Up
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 27: Americana
June 24: World of Dance
July 22: Listen to the Musice
August 26: All About Sports
September 23: Homecoming
October 28: Midnight Madness
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.
Spend the evening in Grandview on the last Saturday of every month in August and 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.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Saturday, September 24, 2022
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.
2022 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 5: Rainbow Love
July 17: Totally 80’s
August 14: Tribute to Fair Food
September 25: Oktoberfest
October 23: Spooky Pet Parade
November 27: 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.
Sunday, April 24
Sunday, May 22
Sunday, June 26
Sunday, July 24
Sunday, August 21
Sunday, September 18
Sunday, October 16
Sunday, December 4 (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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TBA for 2022
Hilltop Art Hop
Explore and support local art in the Hilltop with 3060 Gallery (3060 W Broad St, Columbus) on the first Saturday of each month from 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy featured artists and live music with safety precautions in place. All ages are welcome. See more details on the Facebook page. TBA for 2022
Upper Arlington Night Market
Head to Upper Arlington for the first season of Night Market on the third Wednesday of each month in August & September from 6-9pm at the Mallway in Upper Arlington (along Arlington Ave from Guilford to Waltham).
The Upper Arlington Night Market will be similar to Grandview Hop, so you’ll sip, shop, dine and stroll. You’ll enjoy live music, art, and more. The event is free and open to everyone.
This event series is brought to you by the organizers behind the Grandview Hop, in collaboration with City of Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department.
2022 Dates: TBA
Worthington First Wednesdays
TBA for 2021. Head to Old Worthington on the first Wednesday of each month all year round for entertainment, food, drinks, and community with Worthington First Wednesdays from 5-8 pm. Enjoy entertainment on Dewey’s plaza and visit shops until 8 pm. Enjoy an adult beverage as you wander! The D.O.R.A. will be in effect, so adults can purchase alcoholic beverages in to-go cups and explore the district. Each month brings a new theme, activities and a volunteer opportunity at one of the COhatch locations in Worthington.
Uptown Friday Nights in Westerville
Held on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Friday of each month, May – September. Head to Uptown Westerville for live music and artists throughout Uptown Westerville. Different musicians and artists will be featured throughout the season, and many merchants will stay open late to serve you. For a list of our restaurants and merchants, visit www.shopuptownwesterville.com.
Polaris Night Market
The Polaris Night Market is on the second Friday of each month this summer, June thru September, from 6-9pm at the parking lot at Polaris Fashion Place near the flagpoles. This outdoor night market is free to attend and open to all. Sip, shop, dine and stroll while you enjoy live music, local art, and the outdoor atmosphere.
2022 dates: TBA
This event series is brought to you by the organizers behind the Grandview Hop and Columbus Young Professionals Club, in partnership with Polaris Fashion Place.
Follow on #Instagram too at Instagram.com/polarisnightmarket and stay tuned for more details! #PolarisNightMarket
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