Free Events At The Columbus Commons And Around Town

Here’s what you can look forward at the Commons around downtown this Fall:

Two new food trucks are joining Food Trucks Food Court for August.

Angela Perley and Aaron Lee Tasjan will take the stage tonight, August 11, for week two of our FREE Local + Live concert series.

The final Commons for Kids of 2022 is this Friday, but family fun is far from done.

CBUS Soul Fest with a FREE Family Funday on August 20, featuring all Black-owned businesses.

Brews in the Bosque. Come grab a beer from Wolf’s Ridge Brewing with us this Saturday.

Brews in the Bosque

Saturday, August 13

4 pm-8 pm

Whether you live for local libations or just looking for something to do, bring the fam or your fur baby and join us for a beer. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing will be on-site serving up ice-cold cans of their most popular craft brews and a refreshing Commons Cocktail made with Middle West Spirits OYO Stonefruit Vodka.

Tip one back, take in some tunes, and enjoy the backyard-meets-beer-garden vibe of this happy hour happening. Performers include:

4-5:45 pm DJ Beezz

6-8 pm Liz Fisher (of the Cordial Sins)

Fun for the whole family, come toss some cornhole bags, play with a parachute, build with the blue blocks, kick around a soccer ball or take a spin on the carousel, all for free. Dogs are welcome, we just ask they stay leashed.

Pro tip: afterward, swing by the Moonlight Market for some sidewalk shopping on Gay Street to round-out your evening Downtown.

FREE Local + Live Concerts

Thursdays in August

5:30 pm Bar + Food Trucks open

Local + Live concerts are all about the vibe. Enjoy free music all month long featuring Columbus-based bands and acts from around the Midwest at an incredible Downtown venue.

If alt-country meets Americana sounds up your alley, you’ll love Angela Perley. Stick around and jam with Aaron Lee Tasjan for an off-center sound that speaks to the tribe. Join us Thursday, August 11!

Alcohol is not permitted to be brought in. No ticket required.

FREE CBUS Soul Family Funday

Saturday, August 20

10 am – 2 pm

While the Downtown Riverfront will be alive with Black music, art, food and culture – Columbus Commons will be hosting a complementary CBUS Soul event focused on family fun, featuring Black-owned businesses.

Inflatables, music, mobile video game trailer, music, face painting, story time, mini manicures and a painting workshop; this is just a taste of what you can expect.

Presented by Fifth Third Bank

Wake Up at the Commons

Every Wednesday through Aug 31

7:30am to 10:30am

Food Truck Food Court

Every Thursday through October 27

11am to 2pm

Presented by UnitedHealthcare

FREE Fitness

Every Wednesday through Sept 28

Yoga at 12pm with Lubna

Cardio at 5:30pm with Lindsey

Yoga at 6:30pm with Amanda


Columbus Commons is in the heart of the City, but certainly not all there is to do here. Check out more things to do Downtown, all just a short walk away. Come for one, stay for all. Once you’ve parked, why not?

Friday, August 12 – FREE Rhythm on the River concert, The Scioto Mile

Saturday, August 13 – Festival Latino, Genoa Park

Saturday, August 13 – FREE Paddle in the City, The Scioto Mile

Saturday, August 13 – Moonlight Market, Gay Street

Tuesday, August 23 – Sips on the Scioto Happy Hour, Coleman’s Pointe

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