Fountain Fun and Summer Concerts on the Mile

We were getting a little tired of those cool April showers, but the start of May brings us closer to those warm summer days. The Scioto Mile Fountain presented by American Electric Power Foundation is on and ready for the sun! Whether you run, bike or drive down to join us at the Mile, we always have something fun in store for you. With our summer programs around the corner we are thinking about all the activities and music coming your way. Here is a sneak peek into your summer plans:


FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 FM)

Select Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Bicentennial Park
233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus Ohio

Grab the kids, head downtown and join us for FREE fun and educational children’s activities centered around the Scioto Mile Fountain! Splash in the fountains, visit with animal friends, play games, learn about conservation and more on nine Wednesdays throughout the summer! Local Matters, Lowe’s Plant & Grow and the Central Ohio Beekeepers Association will have weekly workshops and there will be free ice cream every week to cool you off from the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck. Check out this list of some of the organizations joining us this summer:

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – OSU Sports Marketing – Ohio Wildlife Center – COSI – Columbus Blue Jackets – Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum & Library – Ohio Historical Society – Columbus Children’s Theatre – Bugman – Thurber House – Fountain Frog – Franklin Park Conservatory – Bring the Farm to You and more!


Rhythm on the River

Select Friday evenings
Bicentennial Park Performing Arts Pavilion
233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus Ohio

FREE outdoor performances at Bicentennial Park are a great way to end your busy week! Ten different Rhythm on the River performances feature everything from bluegrass to blues to ballet and more! Donatos and Sunny Street Café will have hot pizza and yummy wraps to complement your cool summer nights on the riverfront.  Food and beverage sales begin at 6:30 p.m. each week. Mark your calendars and click on the artist links below for more information:

June 13: The Navigators, 7:30 p.m.

June 20: Shemekia Copeland with special guest The Teeny Tucker Band, 7:30 p.m.

June 27: Kenya Safari Acrobats, 8:00 p.m.

July 11: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, 7:30 p.m.

July 25: An Evening of Bluegrass with Balsam Range and The Boxcars, 7:30 p.m.

August 1: MojoFlo, 7:30 p.m.

August 15: The Paul Thorn Band with special guest Grassinine, 7:30 p.m.

August 23: Mavis Staples with special guest fo/mo/deep, 7:30 p.m.

August 29: BalletMet Columbus, 8:00 p.m.

September 5: Columbus Jazz Orchestra with special guest Helen Welch, 7:30 p.m.

See you in June!

Rhythm on the River Crowd