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Calendar of Events

A full schedule of community events, including bluegrass, pop, art, Scottish heritage, ethnic cuisine and culture, the Electric Lights Parade, symphonic performances and many, many, many family activities

07/20/2014 - 07/26/2014    Next

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Columbus City
Farmer's Market

May 3, 2014 - September 27, 2014
Times: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Address: 25th Street, Columbus
Location:  FairOaks Mall Parking Lot
Phone:  812-378-0539

  • Local growers, producers, and artists!
Expressions in Abstract
Works by Daren Redman
& Anabel Hopkins

May 29, 2014 - September 5, 2014
Times: Mon-Thu 8 am to 9 pm; Fri 8 am to 5 pm
For More Information
Address: 4555 Central Avenue, Columbus
Location:  Columbus Learning Center
Phone:  812-314-8507
Admission:  Free Event


Irwin Gardens
Open to Public

June 3, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Times: Tuesdays 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For More Information
Address: 608 Fifth Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Irwin Gardens
Phone:  812-376-3663
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event
Downtown Columbus
Farmer's Market

June 7, 2014 - September 20, 2014
Times: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm each Saturday
For More Information
Address: Between Brown & Lindsey Streets, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Cummins Parking Lot
Phone:  812-371-3780

  • Purchase fresh produce grown by local farmers/gardeners, fresh-cut flowers, herbs, home-baked goods (including gluten-free), coffee, tea, lemon shake-ups, local art, jewelry, and mosaics, while enjoying music by local and regional musicians.
Irwin Gardens
Open to Public

June 8, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Times: Sundays 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For More Information
Address: 608 Fifth Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Irwin Gardens
Phone:  812-376-3663
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event
Harold Lee Miller
Shadow Mission

July 4, 2014 - August 29, 2014
Times: Mon-Thu 9 am - 6 pm; Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm
Address: 4475 Central Avenue, Columbus
Location:  Ivy Tech Gallery of Fine Arts & Design
Phone:  812-374-5139
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • The Mankind Project "Shadow Mission" is named after the process by which men in the MKP come to terms with the dark impulses that drive their behavior and keep them from being their truest selves.
The Space In-Between:
Photography by Adam Reynolds
& Natasha Holmes

July 4, 2014 - July 31, 2014
For More Information
Address: 400 Brown Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Hotel Indigo
Admission:  Free Event

  • Exhibit presented by Columbus Museum of Art & Design.
The Landscape Architecture
Legacy of Dan Kiley

July 11, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Times: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
For More Information
Address: 310 Jackson Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  IU Center for Art+Design
Phone:  812-375-7580
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • Dan Kiley (1912-2004) was one of the most important and influential Modernist landscape architects of the 20th century. During his extensive career, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons. This traveling photographic exhibition and retrospective features 45 vibrant photographs which chronicle the current state of 27 of Kiley’s more than 1,000 projects worldwide.

  • Reception with Panel - July 11th
Indiana Nature Photography
by Bob Anderson

July 17, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Times: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
For More Information
Address: 237 Washington Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Well-Connect

  • Presented by Columbus Museum of Art and Design.
Beer, Burgers, Barks & Purrs
July 23, 2014
Times: 5:00 pm to Close
Address: 1034 Washington Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Joe Willy's
Phone:  812-379-4559

  • The event, featuring live music with Derick Howard from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, will benefit the Bartholomew County Humane Society. There will be door prizes. Pets welcome!
Last Fridays Bluegrass
July 25, 2014 (No End Date)
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Address: 2611 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus
Location:  Fairlawn Presbyterian Church
Phone:  812-344-2664
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • Last Fridays Bluegrass Jam is a longtime tradition in Columbus to play Bluegrass music with old and new friends from all over Indiana.
6th Annual
Reeves Festival

July 26, 2014
Times: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Address: 13730 N 100 W, Edinburgh
Location:  Historic Breeding Farm
Phone:  812-372-3541
Event Email:
Admission:  Tickets go on sale in June!

  • This all-you-can-eat breakfast on the farm is served up with genuine Hoosier hospitality and musical entertainment to keep you moving after a meal of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, and beverage.

  • This year's breakfast also will include a silent auction, tours of the Breeding home, Reeves engines, crafts, and games for the whole family.
Biggest Block Party Ever
July 26, 2014
Times: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
For More Information
Location:  4th & Washington Streets
Phone:  812-376-2534
Admission:  $8 (12 & under free)

  • The Johnson-Witkemper Insurance Biggest Block Party Ever is the party of the year with bands playing on 3 stages, including headliner Dane Clark Band!

  • Local acts will include favorites such as rock's Brown 25 and Oddz-R, the pop-rock-country of Ransomed, and the jazz of guitarist Barney Quick.

  • There will be special food from downtown restaurants, beer/wine, and a kids' fun zone (6 pm to 9 pm).

  • All proceeds benefit the Columbus Area Arts Council.


Mr. Hipster - Andy Miller
July 26, 2014
Times: 2:30 pm
For More Information
Address: 536 Fifth Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone:  812-379-1266
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • Illustrator Andy Miller has worked with Nickelodeon and other big name companies. He will talk about his creative process and bring in some examples of his work.
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