In the city of Columbus in Ohio, numerous cultural events take place. Residents are proud of their university sports teams like the Buckeye football team, and they attend games faithfully. Then, visitors and locals take part in festivals and other events like the following:
Asian Festival - Every year in May, this free event at Franklin Park includes food booths and live performances and music. Games and health screenings are also a part of the occasion. The Franklin Park is spacious, an excellent location for the Asian Festival.
Columbus Arts Festival - Near the first of June, the Columbus Arts Festival takes place in the downtown riverfront area. Located near the theatre district, the festival is close to performances especially scheduled during this event. In the area are also cafes, restaurants, specialty shops and galleries. At the festival, patrons enjoy great food, entertainment and all forms of art displays.
Red, White & Boom! - The Independence Day celebrations during the first week of July, this occasion lasts for a day with big-name entertainment and music. Many family-oriented activities also take place. The entire city can come out and have fun sharing patriotism together.
Jazz & Rib Fest - Held in the Arena District of downtown in July, this popular feast of ribs and music sees nearly 700,000 visitors. People stroll around sampling lip-smacking finger food and hearing the sounds of jazz artists. Activities and competitions are fun, and some people come out in their watercraft to experience the festival music from the river.
Good Guys Columbus - In July, this car show celebrates the classics from rare old models to those from the 1970s. Usually over 6,000 cars are shown. A wonderful show for young and old, the cars are fabulous to see, hot cars and hot weather!
Convention and Visitor's Bureau
For community and city-wide events and activities that happen all the time, Columbus has a very active Convention and Visitor's Bureau. On their Experience Columbus website, lists of events take place every month of the year. Some of the types special occasions offered are as follows:
Capital Tours - With reservations, guests can take guided tours exploring the capital building and other nearby sites emphasizing the history of the city and its role in the Civil War. Segway tours are also offered in the historic and riverfront area of Columbus.
Local Venues - Museums, the zoo and other venues hold special programs and activities throughout the year. These public events are of interest to visitors and residents of the city.