Special/Family Events

Special/Family Events

The Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, along with many community partners, provides a wide variety of performances, shows, events and activties for the whole family. Some are FREE too! Hope to see you soon.

 

 

Easter Egg Hunt - FREE
Bring your kids out to hunt for eggs in the park.  Areas available for ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8.  If raining, candy and eggs will be distributed in Donner Center.  Please bring a bag or basket for your child(rens) eggs.  Co-sponsored with radio WCSI.

  • When: Saturday, April 19, 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: Donner Park 
  • Fee: FREE

Festival of the Young Child
Join the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, Children Inc. & Child Care Answers as we celebrate the 37th annual Festival of the Young Child.  The day will feature games, activities, entertainment, prizes and treats for children up to age 8.

  • When: Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Donner Center
  • Fee: FREE

Elementary School Fitness Run
Open to all Bartholomew County elementary age students & younger.  Distances range from 1/4 mile to 1 mile.  For more information visit the Columbus Running Club.  Grades K-6

  • When: Saturday, May 10, First run at 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Mill Race Park
  • Fee: FREE

Youth Fishing Derby
Prizes are awarded to all winner.  Ages 3-15 must be accompanied by an adult.  Register on-site at 5:30 p.m.

  • When: Sunday, June 1, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Mill Race Park Round Lake
  • Fee: $5/person

Noon Kids Concerts
Co-sponsored with Columbus Area Arts Council.  Held at 12:00 p.m.

  • When: 
    Thursday, June 12 - Silly Safari's Animal Show
    Thursday, June 19 - Doug Jave-Magician
  • Where: Donner Park Shelterhouse
  • Fee: FREE

Donner Park Variety Shows
Co-Sponsored with Kiwanis Club & AM 1010 WCSI.

  • When: June 14, July 19, August 9 & September 27, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Donner Park Shelterhouse
  • Fee: FREE

Battle of the Bands
Live concert sponsored by Teen Council, Columbus Parks and Recreation, Columbus Area Arts Council and Foundation for Youth.

  • When: Saturday, June 14, 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Mill Race Park (Rain Location: FFY)
  • Fee: FREE

Fun Days
"Over, Under & Around the Sea" with Adzooks Puppets performing "The Fisherman & His Wife"

  • When: Friday, June 20, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Donner Center
  • Fee: FREE

Disney Day

  • When: Friday, June 27, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Donner Center
  • Fee: FREE

Carnival Time

  • When: Friday, July 18, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Donner Center
  • Fee: FREE

Family Bingo - Make Your Own Sundae Night
Limited to the first 30 families with a max of 5/family.  Please tell us how many will be attending when registering.  Prizes awarded to winners!

  • When: Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Donner Center
  • Fee: FREE

Hospice Concert
Rain Location: Columbus North High School Gymnasium.  More information to be announced soon.

  • When: Saturday, August 30, 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Mill Race Park
  • Fee: FREE

Columbus Bluegrass Jamboree Concert - FREE

  • Saturday, September 13
  • Saturday, November 1

Open Jam Sessions begin at 4:00 p.m.
Group performances begin at 5:00 p.m.
Fee: FREE (donations will be accepted).  Concessions will be available for purchase.
Held at Donner Center

Mill Race Marathon
More information at the Mill Race Marathon website.  Event sponsored by Cummins, Inc, MainSource Bank & Columbus Regional Health to benefit Columbus Parks and Healthy Communities.

  • When:
    Friday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. - Kids Fun Run
    Saturday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. - Marathon/Half Marathon/5K

10th Annual "Let's Get Ready!"
Drive In Movie Event.  Rain Location: Donner Center

  • When: Saturday, September 2
    7:00 p.m. - "The Pirates Show" - On Amphitheater Stage
    8:00 p.m. - Move TBA
  • Where: Mill Race Park
  • Fee: FREE

 

 


 


 

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