Free Things To Do This Summer At The Columbus Commons

Photo by Randall L. Schieber.

Summer is in full swing at the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons.

The park is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and there are plenty of fun, summertime events lined up for the community. The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) is inviting the central Ohio community to explore the festivities this summer, from free fitness classes to a visit to free concerts.

In addition to the free events lined up for the summer, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Tortilla Street Food are open Monday-Friday for lunch at the park. Visitors can find convenient parking at the Columbus Commons Main Garage or the Columbus Commons Underground Garage.

You can take a closer look at this years events below.

Photo by Infinite Impact.

2021 John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons Summer Events

What: Food Truck Food Court presented by Swensons Drive-In
When: Thursdays, 11am – 2pm | Now – October 28
Details: On Thursdays, each week, CDDC will continue to offer the downtown daytime population access to seven of Columbus’ best food trucks. The carousel will be open and rides will be free during Food Truck Food Court.

What: Drop-In COVID-19 Vaccinations
When: Thursdays, 11am – 2pm, Through July 22
Details: Columbus Public Health is offering drop-in COVID-19 vaccines through July 22. No appointment or pre-registration is required, just walk up, receive the vaccine, and get rewarded with a $5 Jeni’s Ice Cream gift card. You will be able to choose between the Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson vaccine. For more information, click here.

What: Free Fitness Classes, Presented by UnitedHealthcare
When: Wednesdays, Now – September 29
Details: Registration for fitness classes is not required but recommended. All participants must fill out the required waiver before attending.

  • Hip Hop/Dance Fusion, 5:15pm – 6:15pm
  • Yoga, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

What: Free Local Concerts
When: Friday, August 6, Thursdays August 19, 26 and September 2, 6:00pm – 11pm
Details: Nothing beats FREE live music under the stars in the heart of Downtown Columbus. Bar and food trucks open at 6:00pm.

  • Friday, August 6 – The Navigators
  • Thursday, August 19 – The Deal Breakers
  • Thursday, August 26 – Popgun
  • Thursday, September 2 – MojoFlo

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