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2013 Columbus Arts Festival Street Closings, Transportation and Parking Information

in Press Releases June 3, 2013 2 min read

Columbus, OH – The Columbus Arts Festival hours:  Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Street Closings

The following streets will close at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 and will re-open at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 10. Broad Street will remain open throughout the event.

  • Civic Center / Second Street from Town to Mound
  • Civic Center South from Mound to Main
  • Main (Rich West of the River) from East side of Mc Dowell to Front
  • Cherry Street from Front to Second
  • Rich Street (Town West of the River) from the East side of Lucas to Front
  • Noble Street East side of Second to South Civic Center
  • Jewett Alley Closed at Mound
  • Town Street from Ludlow to Civic Center


Parking is available in garages and lots throughout the Downtown area including at COSI, Vets Memorial, the Commons garage, Front Street garage surrounding and numerous area surface lots.

Limited wheelchair-accessible parking is available (bagged meters) north of Town Street on Broad Street and on the north side of Mound Street west of Front Street.

Other Transportation Options

Burn some calories and bike on down!  There are plenty of places all around downtown and along the Riverfront to park your bike.  Go to for more info.

COTA will operate regularly scheduled bus service during each day of the Festival.

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

The 2013 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are Adept, American Electric Power Foundation, Bic, Blue  Moon, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals,, Glazer’s, Hollywood Casino, Huntington, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Live! Technologies, Orange Barrel Media, and The Westin. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5FM, Mix 107.9 & Rewind 103.5/104.3.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492