2014 Festival Dates
June 6, 7 & 8
Where is the Columbus Arts Festival?
The Festival will be located along the Scioto Mile, Columbus’ signature riverfront park – and in front of COSI, the Center of Science and Industry. The Festival starts the first Friday in June. The 2013 Columbus Arts Festival will be June 6, 7 & 8.
What else is in the area?
Columbus’ downtown boasts a wide collection of fun places to eat, shop and experience the arts in all forms. Columbus’ Theater District, including the Ohio Theater, Palace Theater, Southern Theater and the Vern Riffe Theater offers live dance, symphonic music, jazz, theater, opera and touring national and international companies of artists and performers. Visual arts fans can head straight down High Street to the Short North Arts District, which offers galleries on every block. The Arena District, also on High Street, features fine dining options and the Arena Grand movie theater.
How much does it cost?
The Columbus Arts Festival is, as it has always been, a FREE event! No public funds are used to produce the Festival, it is entirely supported by sponsorships, space fees, and donations from our patrons. Please patronize our artists, food vendors, and sponsors when you visit the Festival.
Are there special services for people with disabilities?
Wheelchair-accessible parking will be available. Please check back in spring of 2014 for details.
Can I get there on public transportation?
COTA will operate regularly-scheduled bus service during the Festival.
What else is happening Downtown this weekend?
Explore the heart of Downtown Columbus and the many local organizations that are hosting special tours, and family-friendly concerts, activities and exhibitions throughout the Columbus Arts Festival weekend, June 6, 7 & 8! Click here for a full list of activities happening at the Cultural Arts Center, the Columbus Commons, COSI, 400 W Rich and more. Also check out www.columbusarts.com for a calendar of arts and cultural events happening around the city.
How can I get involved?
Visit our Get Involved page for all the fun ways to interact with the Festival.
Where can I stay?
Where can I park?
Parking around Columbus Scioto Mile is PLENTIFUL! There are numerous parking structures, metered spaces on surrounding city streets and surface lots on both the east and west side of the River. Following are some maps of lots and garages around downtown and the Scioto Mile to make it easy for you to find a parking space when you come to the Festival. There are also links to maps of the Columbus and downtown areas to help you navigate the area.
Below are maps are available for download as Adobe Acrobat® PDF files:
- Scioto Mile/Festival Site Parking Map
- Map of parking lots and garages downtown
- Map of Columbus
- Map of Downtown Columbus
What if I ride my bike?
In 2014 we’ll again be providing a secure, supervised bike corral for cyclists. It will be available during Festival hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.