Apr 19, 2024 - Culture

Columbus Commons season kicks off Friday

Nas is seen performing.

Nas will perform with the Columbus Symphony this summer as part of the Picnic with the Pops series. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images for Live Nation

Outdoor concerts and plentiful food trucks will highlight this year's Columbus Commons season at the public park off of South High Street.

Driving the news: The season opens today with carousel rides, tacos and ice cream from 11am-8pm.

  • Tortilla Street Food and Jeni's are permanent fixtures at the park, with other activities like fitness classes and kickball held on special days through the fall.

Start planning your visit:

πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ For families: Inflatables, face painting and crafts are offered Fridays from 10am-1pm between June 7 to Aug. 9.

  • Free kids movie nights are planned for May 25, June 21, July 12 and Sept. 7.

🎸 For classic rock fans: Tribute bands playing Led Zeppelin and Grateful Dead hits will perform Aug. 30.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ For runners: The Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon will host a post-race celebration April 27 on the Commons.

🎡 For classic music stans: The Picnic with the Pops series will feature eight concerts between June 15 to July 27, including a Nas performance with the Columbus Symphony on July 13.

The full Columbus Commons season schedule

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