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Event Permits The CRPD Office of Special Events assist Event Coordinators plan a successful event in the City of Columbus, while providing a positive impact to the residents and businesses.

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Event Permit Calendar The CRPD Office of Special Events maintains a calendar for events and races requiring a permit. Calendar postings are made as soon a date and location are confirmed. All events are tentative until a permit has been issued. - learn more

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Special Event Permit The CRPD Office of Special Events annually publishes a Special Events Planning Guide to help Event Coordinators use the requirements that are in place to efficiently plan and execute a successful event. This guide includes permit applications, a directory of city department contacts, selection of venue maps, an overview of city regulations and fees for city services. - learn more

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Race Event Permit The CRPD Office of Special Events, Division of Police, Division of Fire, and Public Service Department annually publishes a Race Event Planning Guide to help Race Coordinators use the requirements in place to efficiently plan and execute a successful race event. This guide includes permit applications, a directory of city department contacts, selection of course options, an overview of city regulations and fees for city services. - learn more

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Parade Permit The City of Columbus License Section and Columbus Police Department coordinate to permit parades on any streets or public thoroughfares. - learn more

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Other Recreation and Parks Permits The CRPD Permits and Rental Services Section can assist in coordinating park permits, shelter rentals, wedding sites, fishing tournaments, and street closure permits. - learn more

Department Events The Office of Special Events coordinates high quality events that celebrate and showcase the City of Columbus.

Jazz and Rib Fest

Jazz & Rib Fest This highly anticipated summertime tradition offers both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque. With the addition of 33 acres of parkland along the Scioto Mile, the newly revitalized downtown riverfront provides the perfect location for hot ribs and cool jazz. - learn more

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Grand Illumination Celebrate the holiday season with the Grand Illumination of the Scioto Mile. The lights twinkle in Bicentennial Park and along the Scioto Mile until mid-January. - learn more

Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River Columbus Recreation and Parks Department welcomes a variety of performing artists to Bicentennial Park for the Rhythm on the River series. Featuring everything from bluegrass to blues to ballet and more, attending a Rhythm on the River performance is a great way to spend summer evenings with family and friends. - learn more