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WELCOME TO CBUS SOUL®

 

Soul is inspiration, feeling, energy and animation. Soul is a flame that lives in us all. CBUS Soul® is a platform that amplifies the rich, historic, innovative, and forward-moving Black culture that helps to fuel the vibrancy of Columbus.

Explore custom itineraries, food, music, people and events right here. Our future is animated with opportunity, and we welcome all to celebrate and explore the amazing experiences our Black community has to offer residents and visitors. Shine on!
 


CBUS SOUL® FEST 2024

 

Celebrate Columbus’ vibrant Black culture during CBUS Soul® Fest, presented by Columbus Recreation and Parks. Featuring live music, great food and lots of soul, this free event promises an unforgettable experience for all!
 

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Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024
4-11 p.m.


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Genoa Park
303 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215


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Admission is
FREE!


 

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MORE CBUS SOUL® EVENTS

 

Celebrate Columbus’ vibrant Black culture during CBUS Soul® Fest, presented by Columbus Recreation and Parks. Featuring live music, great food and lots of soul, this free event promises an unforgettable experience for all!
 

WeRISE Juneteenth Celebration

The Point at Otterbein

12th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival

Columbus Performing Arts Center (Van Fleet Theater)

Family Fun Day

Kingdom Image Arts

Festival Latino

Genoa Park

Columbus Greek Festival

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

2nd Annual International Festa-val

Franklin County Fairgrounds

Columbus Oktoberfest

Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

 

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JUNE ITINERARY INSPIRATION


⟩ WEEKDAY EVENTS
 

Morning: Before your daily grind, start your morning off with a plate of art for breakfast from Super Chefs! Let's just say your taste buds will dance from experiencing both sweet and savory bites. You must try one of their popular waffles, the flavor is crazy! Let them know CBUS Soul sent you! Head over to Budd Daily for Bizarre Art showcase.

Lunch: We heard you were craving some Southern soul food, well La Glory Soul Food Cafe has you covered! It’s that feeling you get when you walk into your mother’s kitchen. “You can feel the love cooking.” After you enjoy your meal from La Glory Soul Food, make sure you visit Black Art Plus on Parson to see some of your favorite art pieces. In addition, make sure you stop by the Maroon Arts Group BOXPARK; its putting on for Bronzeville and always pushing creative culture forward in Black Columbus!

Evening: Grab a delicious bite, with dope vibes from Alley Burger every Wednesday for R&B night! You can catch features from some of the hottest talent in the city! Live Performances, R&B vibes. Catch a breeze while supporting the fellas at an upcoming Clipper home game!


⟫ WEEKEND EVENTS
 

Morning: Grand rising! Start your morning off with a sweet gourmet brunch dish from The Lifestyle Cafe! Setting the tone right for your weekend festivities. It is a must that you and your friends come through to Art In Motion!

Lunch: Now let's run to grab some fire threads! Three dope spots right in the Short North area that you must check out for some fresh pieces to add to your wardrobe, are Ransom Supply, the Gallerie by The CFA, and Dreams on High Street. It's about that time again for a quick bite, stop at this Columbus gem called Ena's Caribbean Kitchen. They have some amazing Jamaican food, from jerk chicken to oxtails and rice!

Evening: Pull up to Hot Sauce Poetry on Saturday, June 15th for some spoken word poetry and an open mic! But don’t forget to save the date for another amazing time to be outside, for the Ohio Black Expo Riverfront Culture Fest! It's loaded with tons of food trucks, music, and the best vibes! There's no other place to be on Memorial Day Weekend! 


 

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