Columbus is joyful, inclusive, exciting and growing. It has an amazing vibe that’s unlike any other city. Discover what makes Columbus so unique—and so great.
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An annual event celebrating LGBTQIA+ rights, culture and progress, the Columbus Pride parade is colorful, joyous occasion that brings the community together in camaraderie and recognition.
Columbus Arts Festival
Held by the beautiful downtown riverfront, the Columbus Arts Festival is an amazing—and free—way to soak in the culture. From local artists to national enthusiasts, there’s sure to be something that inspires you.
The Arena District
The Arena District just south of Ohio State's campus is home to sports arenas and music venues. Catch a bite to eat before a live concert or your favorite sports events.
With a passionate and lively fanbase, a Columbus Crew soccer game is something that can’t be missed. So suit up in some black and gold, head out the field and get ready for a roaring good time.
Iconic in its beauty, Mirror Lake is an Ohio State staple. From the hustle and bustle of students to the subtle sounds of nature, no trip to Columbus is complete without stopping here.
Food and Drink
From award-winning restaurants to breweries galore, there are many culinary treasures to explore. Grab a brew, a bite to eat, ice cream for dessert — whatever you’re in the mood for!
Get to know Columbus
See yourself in our fun city. Whether you’re interested in learning more about Ohio State’s Columbus campus or the city of Columbus itself, here are things to consider.