Community Events

Community Events 2017-04-28T09:24:50+00:00

Columbus Parks & Recreation Community Events

Festival of the Young Child
Join the Columbus Parks and Recreation Dept., Children Inc. & Child Care Answers as we celebrate the 40th annual Festival of the Young Child. The day will feature games, activities, entertainment, prizes and treats for children up to age 8.

Date Time Age Location Fee
Saturday, April 29 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.8 & UnderDonner CenterFree

Elementary School Fitness Run
Open to all Bartholomew County elementary age students & younger. Distances range from ¼ mile to 1 mile. For more information: www.runcolumbus.org.

Date Time Age Location Fee
Saturday, May 1310:00 a.m.Elem. Age & UnderRichards Elem School Free

Free Fun Days
Princess & Pirate Party

Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, June 91:30 - 3:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree

Tribute to Dr. Seuss
Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, June 231:30 - 3:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree

Carnival Time
Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, July 211:30 - 3:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Date Time Location Fee
Saturday, June 107:00 - 9:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree
Saturday, July 227:00 - 9:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree
Saturday, August 127:00 - 9:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree
Saturday, September 237:00 - 9:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree

Mill Race Live Concert • Battle of the Bands
Concert sponsored by the Teen Council, Columbus Parks and Recreation Dept., Columbus Area Arts Council and Foundation for Youth. Rain location Foundation for Youth.

Date Time Location Fee
Saturday, June 107:00 p.m.Mill Race ParkFree

Noon Kid Concerts
Co-sponsored with Columbus Area Arts Council.
Pirate Show Great grand show for learning about pirates

Date Time Location Fee
Thursday, June 1512:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree

Jerry Maulin Hoosier author, musician & teacher.
Date Time Location Fee
Thursday, June 2212:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree

It’s Showtime!
Adzooks Puppets- Circus of Imagination. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date Time Location Fee
Wednesday, June 212:00 - 2:45 p.m.Donner CenterFree

Hospice Benefit Concert

Date Time Location Fee
Saturday, September 27:00 p.m.Mill Race ParkFree

Columbus Bluegrass Jamboree Concerts
Donations will be accepted.

Date Time Location Fee
Saturday, September 94:00 p.m. Open Jam
5:00 p.m. Concert
Donner CenterFree
Saturday, November 44:00 p.m. Open Jam
5:00 p.m. Concert
Donner CenterFree

8th Annual Mill Race Rummage Sale
$15 per 12×12 booth space $5 per table (or bring your own!)  Proceeds from booth & table rentals benefit the Columbus Park Foundation for future free children’s & family programming. Set up 7-8:45am on day of sale. Register by Sept 13.

Date TimeLocation Fee
Saturday, September 169:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Mill Race ParkFree to attend

Mill Race Marathon Kids Fun Run

Date Time Location Fee
Friday, September 226:00 p.m.Mill Race ParkFree

Mill Race Park Marathon/Half Marathon/5K
Premier event to showcase the City of Columbus, People Trails & architecture. More information at www.millracemarathon.com. Event sponsored by Cummins Inc., MainSource Bank & Columbus Regional Health to benefit Columbus wellness initiatives.

Date Time Fee
Saturday, September 227:30 a.m.Free

13th Annual Let’s Get Ready
Drive In Movie event. Rain location Donner Center.

Date Time Location Fee
Saturday, September 237:00 p.m. Dave Jave Magician/ Comedy
8:00 p.m. Movie Secret Life of Pets
Mill Race ParkFree

 

Community Cast-A-Ways Garage Sales
Get rid of stuff you don’t use anymore! You provide the goodies to sell, we provide the building, 3 six foot tables, chairs & ads in The Republic. $27/ per space. Pre-registration required. Set up time will be 7-8:45am on day of each sale.

DateTimeLocationFeeRegistration Deadline
Saturday, November 189:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree to attend November 15
Saturday, February 10, 20189:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree to attend February 7, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 20189:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree to attend February 28, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 20189:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree to attend November 17, 2018

Santa’s Workshop
Hands on Christmas crafts, games, prizes & snacks! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

DateTimeLocation Fee
Friday, December 86:30 - 8:00 p.m.Donner Center$1

Mad Scientists!
Mix, stir and create whacky science experiments. Hands on science fun for the whole family! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

DateTimeLocation Fee
Friday, February 16, 20186:30 - 8:00 p.m.Donner Center$1

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Areas for ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 & 7-8. If raining, candy & eggs will be distributed in Donner Center. Co-sponsored with radio1010/WCSI. Please bring a bag or basket for your eggs.

DateTimeAgeLocation Fee
Saturday, March 31, 201810:00 a.m.1-8Donner ParkFree

Kids/Teens Only Garage Sale
Clean out your closets, get rid of some stuff & make some money! All items for this sale must be kids/teen oriented. We provide the building, tables, chairs & advertising. You provide the stuff to sell! Admission to the sale is FREE to the public. Registration deadline April 11.

DateTimeAgeLocation FeeRegister
Saturday, April 14, 20189:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.8 - 17Donner Center$6/table
$3/ add table
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Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena Community Events

 

Skate and Scare (Flyer)
Come have a S’boo”tacular time at our annual Skate and Scare. There will be a haunted maze on the small ice, public skating on the large ice, crafts and of course candy.

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
October 287:00 - 9:00 p.m.All Ages$7*Drop-in
*Includes skate rental.

Skate with Santa (Flyer)
Come out for a Jolly Good Time! Skate with Santa, make crafts and reindeer food, and have loads of fun!

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
November 2512:00 - 4:00 p.m.All Ages$7.50*Drop-in
*Includes skate rental.

Whoville Skate (Flyer)
Come skate with The Grinch and have a magical time in Whoville!

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
December 221:00 - 3:00 p.m.All AgesPublic Skate PricesDrop-in
*Includes skate rental.

Shamrock Skate (Flyer)
Wear green and get a free skate rental!

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
March 17, 20182:00 - 4:00 p.m.All AgesPublic Skate PricesDrop-in
*Includes skate rental.

Back to School Skate (Flyer) FREE
July 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Help us send the summer off right with an afternoon of free skating. This event is free and open to the public. We will be collecting school supplies which will be donated to the Bartholomew County school Assistance Program.

Skating Extravaganza (Flyer) FREE
September 23, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Come try all types of ice skating! We offer Figure Skating and Hockey. Join us for an afternoon of free instruction and skate rental.

Turkey Trot, 5k Run/Walk (Flyer) FREE
Thanksgiving Day, 9:00 a.m.
Donations will be accepted for the Chuck Wilt Youth Scholarship Fund. Come out, be healthy, have fun and support a great program!