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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

08/17/2014 - 08/23/2014    Next

On-Going Events

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.
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.
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.
Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet’s Journal of Healing
August 21, 2014
Times: 6:30 pm
For More Information
Address: 536 Fifht Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Bartholomew County Public Library
Phone:  812-379-1266
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • Norbert Krapf, former Indiana Poet Laureate, kept a secret for half a century. As a boy in Jasper he was molested by his parish priest. Seven years ago Krapf began writing poems about his abuse, and the result is Catholic Boy Blues. This event will include a reading of these poems in four voices - the boy, the man, the priest, and Mr. Blues - and a question/answer time. Lynn Pittman, Child Abuse Prevention Coordinator, and Raina Jones from Family Service, Inc. will be present as local resources. Viewpoint Books will have copies of Catholic Boy Blues for sale. Krapf recently received the Indiana Authors Award as best Regional Author.
Family Service
Golf Scramble

August 21, 2014
Times: 11:30 am Lunch; 1:00 pm Shot Gun Start
For More Information
Address: 588 S. Country Club Road, Columbus
Location:  Harrison Lake Country Club
Phone:  812-342-4457
Event Email:
Admission:  $100/person - Includes lunch and 18 holes!


August 22, 2014 - August 23, 2014
Address: Lindsey Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  Mill Race Park

  • Participate in glass forming workshops/demonstrations and an iron pour!

  • Scratch blocks and time slots for the workshops will go on sale in July via

  • View photos from previous iron pours here
  • View photos from previous glass blowing events here
  • Sponsored by the Columbus Area Arts Council.
An Evening With Duck Dynasty:
Willie, Korie, Si, Alan Robertson

August 23, 2014
For More Information
Address: 1400 25th Street, Columbus
Location:  Columbus North Gym
Phone:  812-343-9762
Event Email:
Admission:  General Admission by Section

  • An Evening with Duck Dynasty. Unscripted. Unrehearsed. Uncensored. Unforgettable. Willie, Korie, Si, and Alan Robertson will be answering submitted questions from ticket holders for this special evening.

  • Pre-show tickets are available by calling Blank Slate Productions at 812-343-9762.

  • Doors will open at 5:45 pm for people with pre-show tickets, and at 6:00 pm for others. The NeverClaim, a Christian pop-rock band, will go on stage at 6:30 pm, and then the Robertsons will take the stage at 7:15 pm. 
Columbus ArtFEST
August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Times: 10 am - 5 pm 23rd & 11 am - 5 pm 24th
For More Information
Address: Washington Street, Columbus
Location:  Downtown
Admission:  Free Event

  • Enjoy this juried art show featuring dozens of local, regional, and national artists: mixed media, ceramics, fiber, leather, furniture, glass, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, woodwork.

  • View photos from previous ArtFests here
Reins to Recovery
Animal Fundraiser

August 23, 2014
Times: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Address: County Road 11, Columbus
Location:  Bartholomew County Fairgrounds
Phone:  812-350-4864
Admission:  Free Will Donation

  • Dinner, music, live/silent auctions

  • Proceeds to benefit Reins to Recovery Therapeutic Riding Center
Saturday Sampler:
The Post Office

August 23, 2014
Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Address: 644 Main Street, Columbus
Location:  Yellow Trail Museum
Phone:  812-372-3541
Event Email:
Admission:  Free Event

  • We take for granted how neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps our letter carriers from making their rounds, but have you considered what a hassle it would be to drive a wagon to town to pick up your mail? We will learn how rural families in Bartholomew County enjoyed the nation’s first rural free delivery postal service. You will even get to design your own stamp!

  • Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.
Sprint with the Spirit
5K Run/Walk

August 23, 2014
Times: Registration 7:00 am to 7:45 am
For More Information
Address: 719 Fifth Street, Downtown Columbus
Location:  St. Peter's Lutheran School
Admission:  $25 Registration

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