Summer Nights on the Scioto Mile


We have been counting down the days until summer and luckily, it is right around the corner! Sunsets along the Scioto Mile, picnics in the park and the good company of family and friends will soon fill hot days and cool nights again. With the Rhythm on the River performance series just weeks away, mark your calendars for Friday evenings of unforgettable memories in Columbus’ Bicentennial Park!

Featuring everything from bluegrass and blues to ballet and more, Rhythm on the River continues to provide eclectic and exciting performances that will spark everyone’s musical tastes. As the sounds and sights of world-renown performers swell throughout the park, be sure that you are capturing these moments with family and friends as you put an end to a busy week! All performances take place on the Bicentennial Park Performing Arts Pavilion, a state-of-the-art venue with architecture reflecting the Scioto Mile Fountain design. This season’s performances will continue to wow audiences of all ages as we host multiple musical hall-of-famers, acrobats hailing from over 7,000 miles away and the hard-charging harp style of arguably the greatest harmonica player to ever live. Oh, and did we mention these performances are FREE?

No need to prepare dinner — pizza from Donatos and beverages may be purchased beginning at 6:30 p.m. at every Rhythm on the River performance. Check out the full schedule here and be sure to join us this season!


Make a Splash at FountainSide!


Summer fun is just around the corner! The weather is warming up and the sun is shining bright on the Mile. The Scioto Mile Fountain presented by the American Electric Power Foundation is now on for the season and we are ready to make a splash! In less than a month, FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 FM) will be here to fill your summer afternoons. New this year, pedal your way to a healthier lifestyle with the Molina Healthcare Smoothie Bicycle. We cannot wait to enjoy FREE ice cream from the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck, and as always Donatos Pizza will be on site for you to purchase pizza and beverages!

Join us June 3rd for the first FountainSide of the season! Dive into the summer season for themed activities, games, arts and crafts on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. Join Local Matters to learn how to grow healthy foods, what healthy foods need to survive, as well as what healthy foods do for our bodies. Lowe’s Plant & Grow Workshop will teach you how to create your own garden all summer long. Explore the life of wild animals with the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Ohio Wildlife Center, P.T. Reptiles, and The Turtle Lady. Get crafty with OSU Urban Arts Space, Thurber House, Franklin Park Conservatory, and more! Make sure to stop by and see the Fountain Frog for its first appearance on June 17. Special thanks to Sunny 95 for their continued support of FountainSide. Join us every week and make sure to check our schedule here!