Can’t Miss Spring Events in Columbus

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Experience Columbus Staff on Feb 27, 2023

Spring means new beginnings and the ramping up of Columbus’ annual festivals and events. Explore everything from cherry blossoms to ancient history at these can’t-miss events this spring in Columbus.

Celebrate Trails Day

When: April 22
Where: Genoa Park
What: Hosted on the fourth Saturday of April, Celebrate Trails Day is an annual spring celebration of America’s trails. Started by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2013, the celebration encourages people across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails and trail systems. Join the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and other partners for a day full of free family fun. Check back for more information on this year's event.

COSI Science Festival

When: May 3-6
Where: COSI and other community locations
What: Celebrate four days of science with the annual COSI Science Festival. On the festival’s final day, COSI and their partners cap off the festival with what they call a Big Science Celebration. It’s a full day packed full of dynamic and interactive science demonstrations as well as activities led by local STEM professionals, researchers and experts. Held in the parks and riverfront surrounding COSI, this incredible gathering brings the public face-to-face with STEM experts from academics to pharmaceuticals to zoology – and everything in between.

Tutankhamun Exhibition Opening

When: Opening March 18
Where: COSI
What: Uncover ancient history at COSI this spring with Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures. This exhibition will give visitors an inside look at the archaeology of ancient Egypt through the discovery of one of its most famous leaders. Get tickets.

Second Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

When: April 1-9
Where: Franklin Park
What: The second-annual event takes place April 1-9 throughout Columbus. The finale will be in Columbus’ Franklin Park and will feature food trucks, entertainment, exhibits and cultural displays on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Columbus Clippers Home Opener

When: Tuesday, April 4
Where: Huntington Park in downtown Columbus
What: Join the Columbus Clippers for their home opener against the Charlotte Knights at Huntington Park. Here's what to expect when attending a Columbus Clippers game, and get tickets to their first game!


Blooms & Butterflies

When: Through May 29
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
What: Blooms & Butterflies is back at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Explore the Pacific Island Water Garden Biome where you'll be surrounded by thousands of exotic butterfly species and gorgeous blooming flowers. Don't miss the Metamorphosis Lab where you'll see the life cycle of these enchanting creatures right before your eyes.


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