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Your Guide To Columbus Memorial Day 2019

The start of summer has arrived.

Memorial Day is one of the most beloved weekends of the year. It’s a time for reflection and celebration, and boy oh boy are there plenty of ways to celebrate in Columbus. From parades and memorial services to 5Ks and festivals, there is a lot going on during this three day weekend.

Here are all the ways you can stay busy this holiday weekend.

Memorial Day Parades

American flags in a field

Field of Heroes


What: Celebrate the heroes of Westerville at their annual Memorial Day event. In addition to the one-of-a-kind field, the 5k Run/Walk will also take place this weekend.
When: May 24th-27h, and Field of Heroes 5K Run/Walk May 26th at 8 a.m.
Where: Across from the Westerville Community Center on Cleveland Avenue


Columbus Commons Events

Saturday May 26th:
Family Funday: 4-8pm (Carousel rides, inflatables, etc.)
Free movie night: Ralph Breaks the Internet (8:15 pm)

Sunday, May 27th:
Free Shadowbox Live Concert: Which One’s Pink? (6:00 pm)
Sunbury Memorial Day Flea Market (10:00 am)

Bexley Food Truck Fest & Jazz in the Park

What: Live performances by the Tony Monaco Trio, Pete Mills, the High Street Stompers Dixieland Band, and more plus local food trucks, games, and activities.
When: May 27th, 4:30-6pm
Where and more info: Havenwood Park, Bexley

Velvet Ice Cream Festival

What: “fun for the whole family, including contests for kids, ice cream eating contests, over 90 local artisans, pony rides, classic car show with more than 400 cars and live entertainment.”
When: May 25th-27th
Where and more info: Utica, more info here.

Asian Festival

What: The Asian Festival is back again this year with tons of new exhibitions, activites, foods, and performances. The event is free and full of great culture to experience!
When:May 25, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and May 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park / More info here

Memorial Day Fitness

Memorial Day race

Saturday May 25th:

  • Pet Promise Rescue Run 5K at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday May 26th:

  • Westerville Field of Heroes 5k at 8:00AM
  • Monday, May 27th:

  • Memorial Day Mayhem 2019 at Black Diamond Obstacle Course at 10:00AM
  • Ring Around the Roses 5K at 9 a.m.
  • Upper Arlington Memorial Day 5 Miler at 8:00AM
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