Hot Ribs, Cool Jazz and the Color Run

You know you’ll get your fill of hot ribs and cool jazz at this summer’s Jazz & Rib Fest in downtown Columbus along the riverfront, but this year you’ll also have a chance to see—or be—a colorful character at the event as well! The Color Run is coming to Columbus and will be taking place on Saturday morning during the 33rd annual Jazz & Rib Fest this July.

The Color Run is a 5K, one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day, as described on Participants of all ages and abilities start with a plain white t-shirt and finish covered in color. Each kilometer of the event is associated with a different color—yellow, blue, green, pink, then a “Color Extravaganza” for the final kilometer.

We hope to see you enjoying hot ribs, cool jazz, and the color run this summer! The run takes place on Saturday, July 21. For more information on the Color Run or to register, visit

Jazz & Rib Fest returns to the Arena District along the riverfront July 20-22. For more information on Jazz & Rib Fest, visit our website and like us on facebook.