Columbus Arts Festival

You know summer has finally arrived when the Columbus Arts Festival kicks off.  Known as a prominent welcome-to-summer event in the city, as well as one the premier festivals in the country, the Columbus Arts Festival remains an essential favorite for all ages.

Pairing over 270 of the finest artists and craftspeople from around the world with a medley of continuous entertainment, this year’s festival promises to be one of the best yet.   Attendees can peruse the streets lining the riverfront for various art forms such as woodworking, painting, photography, jewelry and leather goods, as well as partake in several art activity areas where families can dive in and create their own works of art.

If you want to space out your art buying and creating, live entertainment is also one of the highlights of the Columbus Arts Festival.   During the four days, over seventy-five live acts on the Bicentennial and Broad Street stages fill the air with a variety of continuous music from Reggae to Rock, Country, Funk and Blues.  The Columbus Jazz Orchestra will return on Friday, June 8 for another long-awaited, spectacular performance.
As if art and music weren’t enough, the streets will be lined with various traditional fair finds (bring on the funnel cakes!), as well as creative cuisine from some of Columbus’ favorite restaurants, including Schmidt’s, Bucca de Beppo, Old Bag of Nails and City Barbeque.

The Columbus Arts Festival will run June 7-10, 2007, on the downtown Columbus riverfront.  For more information on festival hours, visit

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