Community Events

Community Events 2018-03-21T12:42:16+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 28 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 1210:00 a.m.Elem. Age & UnderMill Race ParkFree

Free Fun Days
M*A*D Fun

Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, June 221:30 - 3:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree

Bubbles Galore
Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, July 61:30 - 3:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree

Carnival Time
Date TimeLocation Fee
Friday, July 201:30 - 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 97:00 - 9:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree
Saturday, July 217:00 - 9:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree
Saturday, August 187:00 - 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, September 17:00 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 1412:00 p.m.Donner Park ShelterhouseFree

Jerry Maulin Hoosier author, musician & teacher.
Date Time Location Fee
Thursday, June 2112:00 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
Tuesday, July 32:00 - 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 84:00 p.m. Open Jam
5:00 p.m. Concert
Donner CenterFree
Saturday, November 34:00 p.m. Open Jam
5:00 p.m. Concert
Donner CenterFree
Saturday, January 19, 20194:00 p.m. Open Jam
5:00 p.m. Concert
Donner CenterFree
Saturday, March 16, 20194:00 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 FeeRegister
Saturday, September 159:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Mill Race ParkFree to attendOnline

Mill Race Marathon Kids Fun Run

Date Time Location Fee
Friday, September 216:00 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 217:30 a.m.Free

14th Annual Let’s Get Ready
Drive In Movie event. Rain location Donner Center.

Date Time Location Fee
Saturday, September 227:00 p.m. Marc Thomas & Max the Moose: A Moosicl
8:00 p.m. Movie Despicable Me 3
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 DeadlineRegister
Saturday, November 179:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree to attend November 14Online
Saturday, February 9, 20199:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree to attend February 6, 2019Online
Saturday, March 2, 20199:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree to attend February 27, 2019Online
Saturday, November 16, 20199:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Donner CenterFree to attend November 16, 2019Online

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

DateTimeLocation Fee
Friday, December 76:30 - 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 15, 20196:30 - 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, April 20, 201910:00 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.

 

Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena Community Events

Back to School Skate (Flyer) 
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 Supply Assistance Program.

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
Friday, July 271:00 - 3:00 p.m.All AgesFreeDrop-in
*Includes skate rental.

Skating Extravaganza (Flyer) 
Come try all types of ice skating! We offer Figure Skating and Hockey. Join us for an afternoon of free instruction and skate rental.

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
Saturday, September 222:00 - 4:00 p.m.All AgesFreeDrop-in

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
Saturday, October 277:00 - 9:00 p.m.All Ages$7*Drop-in
*Includes skate rental.

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

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
Thursday, November 229:00 a.m.All AgesFreeOnline

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
Saturday, November 2412:00 - 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
Friday, December 211:00 - 3:00 p.m.All AgesPublic Session PricesDrop-in

Cupid Skate (Flyer)

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
Friday, February 157:00 - 9:00 p.m.All AgesPublic Session PricesDrop-in

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

DatesTimesAgesFeeRegister
March 17, 20182:00 - 4:00 p.m.All AgesPublic Session PricesDrop-in