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Summer Fun in Columbus

Live to Explore our Neighborhoods

Plan your adventures this summer in Columbus. Whether you’re all about free things to do or you’re into unique local businesses and restaurants, get out and explore Columbus’ most central neighborhoods along High Street.

Don’t miss our Live to Explore Cbus series featuring community members from neighborhoods around town, including Jeni of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, artist Celeste Malvar-Stewart, the co-owners of a historic local restaurant and more.


Get a Glimpse of Summer in the City

From rooftop bars to major-league sports, there's something for everyone in Columbus.

Things to Do

This summer, we’re living for rhythm and rooftops and days spent outdoors. Check out our experience passports to explore live music, coffee shops and outdoor trails (and get rewarded!) and use the coming-soon Columbus Activities Savings Pass to get discounted attractions admission.

Art fans, try CAPA’s many great events this summer, from free movie nights at the Museum of Art to performances at historic venues around town, like the Lincoln Theatre.

Major Festivals in Columbus

Mark your calendars for local festivals all summer long — from CBUS Soul® Fest to the Columbus Book Festival — there’s an event for everybody and every interest! Book your stay with us to get free attraction tickets or Lyft credits.

Tools to Help Plan Your Trip

Use the resources below for trip inspiration, whether you’re traveling solo, with friends or with the kids. 


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