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Short North Arts District

There’s always something new and exciting happening in the Short North Arts District, as well as locally loved weekly specials and events. Gallery Hop, tastings, tours, happy hours, festivals, shows, fitness classes, and more – choosing just one (at a time) is the hardest part. Use website link below to find a favorite activity, and filter the results by calendar date.
Movies you can't see anywhere else (in Columbus)
GFC Exclusives

Ongoing year-round. Art films, high definition without going to NY or LA. Includes: Friday and Saturday midnight classic Hitchcock films; Matinee movies for just $7.50. See their website for details.
AWOL is located in the Heart of Olde Towne East
Events at AWOL + The Barracks

FRIDAYS 8+11pm - Mary Nolan's Commissary in The Barracks at AWOL with weekly special guests. SATURDAYS 8+11pm Barracks Beauties shows in The Barracks at AWOL. Also MON + THU Karaoke and Buckeyes college football on big screens. More events to resume as permitted. See below for updates:
The first Pride march in Columbus, Ohio was held in June 1981
Columbus Virtual PRIDE March 2021

June 19, 2021, 9:30am. Once again going virtual for the 2021 Stonewall Columbus Pride March and program! A compilation of virtual submissions will be broadcast, wth hosts.SAT kick-off in the comfort of your location. See Stonewall Columbus for videos/ photos of previous celebrations.
Couture, Drag Show, Day of the Dead -- it's amazing!
HighBall Halloween

Late October, 2021, on North High Street, Short North, from Goodale to Nationwide. The nation’s fiercest costume party. Dancing in the street, bands, stage shows, designer competitions, outrageous Howloween Pet Costume Contest, general public costume contests with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. See more online:
Hosted by Short North Arts District
2022 Short North Gala

Mid-April, 2022, 6-10pm. Annual award ceremony proudly recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations who made in impact in the Short North Arts District this year. One-of-a-kind cocktails, savory+sweet bites by Short North Arts District culinary partners, and plant based two-course menu by chef Bill Glover/ Hilton Columbus Downtown. Silent auction, photo booth, and performances.