About the Event

Downtown Columbus' Winter Community Festival

Kick off the winter season in Columbus with live music, seasonal craft beers and some of the best fare from local food trucks at WinterFest Columbus. This annual event is presented by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

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Date and Hours

Dec. 2, 2023

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.



ADMISSION IS FREE! All food vendors will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, concessions and beverages will be available during event hours only.


WinterFest Columbus takes place at Dorrian Green, 50 S. Belle St., Columbus, OH 43215. Located on the beautiful Scioto Peninsula in downtown Columbus.


Transportation & Accessibility

Attendees have many options for traveling to WinterFest Columbus, including by car, bus and bike.


Many local bus routes offer service to downtown Columbus and The Scioto Mile. For schedules and route details, visit COTA.




Ride your own bike or rent a CoGo to travel the many trails and bikeways that lead to The Scioto Mile.

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Parking is located throughout downtown Columbus, including at COSI, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and area surface lots. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed. Reserve your parking ahead of time and save yourself the hassle through ParkColumbus.




Accessible parking is available in area surface lots and parking garages. To use accessible parking, you will need to have a disability license plate, placard or other state-issued identification.

WinterFest Columbus is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located in Dorrian Green. Please note that WinterFest Columbus does not offer wheelchair or stroller rentals.

Learn More

For additional details on the festival, take a look at our frequently asked questions.