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Submit an Event

The events calendar is the most popular section of our website. Make sure your event is listed so that it can be found by visitors and considered for other marketing uses such as social media posts, our This Weekend in Columbus e-newsletter and more.

Please note the calendar only lists events with broad appeal that would interest visitors outside of Columbus, such as festivals, sporting events, live music, visual arts and events of that nature.

How Do I Submit an Event?

If you are a partner with Experience Columbus:

The easiest way to submit your event is through the partner portal. Please watch the "Add & Update Events" video found here for step-by-step instructions. 

If you need help accessing your portal, please contact our Partnerships Coordinator, Joseline Martinez-Cortez, at

If you are not a partner with Experience Columbus:

Please create an Organizational account with Ohio EventFinder (OEF). Once OEF approves your account (which may take a couple of days), you will be able to submit all of your events moving forward. Your submissions will be automatically sent to our team, which will be reviewed for approval before displaying on our calendar.

By entering them once, all events will be shared with us, TourismOhio and Ohio Magazine. Cultural and arts events will also be listed on and If you have any questions about Ohio Event Finder, please contact Nick Dekker at

Note: If you plan to submit a non-arts event (including sporting events), please notify our Marketing Coordinator, Erin George, at OEF is typically used for arts events only, so your account may be automatically denied if we do not notify their team of your submission.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Still Need Help? Contact:

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Erin George, ECI (she/her) Marketing Specialist