Westerville Annual Events

Although Westerville has a plethora of events throughout the year ranging from indoors to outdoors, kid-friendly to adult-only and crafts to workshops, the city also offers a great variety of annual events year-round. Mark your calendar now for these upcoming events every year. The dates may vary, so make sure to check their individual websites for the most up-to-date information. In the warmer months of the year, start your weekend off at the Saturday Farmer's Market and continue the fun with drinks, shopping, live music on the town, a festival on the weekend or a performance throughout the summer. In the winter months, get in the holiday spirit with specialty tours, markets and festive performances.

Browse events by season below.

4th Friday Festival

Fridays | May-Oct.

Westerville 4th Friday Festival

The main street in Westerville shuts down to traffic every 4th Friday evening from May to October in Uptown. Guests will enjoy entertainment, food trucks, pop-up vendors, restaurants and retail shopping.

Farmers Market

Saturdays | May-Sept.

Westerville Saturday Farmers Market

The weekly Farmers Market brings Central Ohio grown food and farm products to the Westerville community on Saturday mornings May through September behind the Westerville City Hall building.

Uptown Friday Nights

1st, 2nd, 3rd Fridays | May-Sept.

Uptown Friday Nights in Westerville

The evening event features live music and artists throughout Uptown Westerville. There will be different musicians and artists throughout the season, and many merchants will stay open late.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Select Sundays| June-Aug.

Alum Creek Amphitheatre

Enjoy a night of fresh air and music Sunday evenings at Alum Creek Park North amphitheater. Summer concerts always include a lot of fun music and you’re sure to hear one of your favorites!

Uptown Ghost Story Tours

Fridays & Saturdays| Sept.-Oct.

Westerville Ghost Story Tours

Head out on a walking tour in Westerville and hear stories collected from across the Uptown community and turned into slightly theatrical, largely historical and highly entertaining tours.



WesterBall art event

'Dress to the nines' for this spectacular evening featuring music, dancing, performances, a silent auction, monster art rally, and more. It all benefits the Arts Council of Westerville and local arts and music programming.

Uptown Cookie Walk


Uptown Cookie Walk in Westerville

Talk a stroll through Uptown Westerville and collect a Cheryl's Gourmet Cookie as you visit locally owned small businesses housed in Westerville's historic commercial district.

Westerville Art Hop


Westerville Art Hop

Make your way through Uptown and take in the work of artists in local shops as well as the 8 true gallery locations.

Taste of Westerville


Experience the most delicious culinary offerings from Westerville Chamber members where local celebrity judges will be in attendance, awarding restaurants for Westerville's Tastiest, Best Presentation, and more.

Field of Heroes


Join the annual Field of Heroes event, as Central Ohioans remember and honor their personal heroes.

Summer Kick-Off


Skating rink at Alum Creek South Park

The Thomas James Knox memorial hockey tournament offers a free street hockey clinics, interactive gaming truck, Stinger appearance, DJ and games, inflatables, BMX demonstrations, food trucks and family skate free skate rentals.

Music & Arts Festival


Westerville Music and Arts Festival

This exciting, fun-filled weekend event features 130+ artists, 30+ performances, 20 unique food vendors, youth entertainment and art show, and a silent auction.




Westerville residents open their beautiful gardens to share with and inspire the community one day a year.

Tapestry of a Town


See Westerville at its best with its flower baskets, vibrant businesses and lovely vintage homes on the Tapestry of a Town tour organized by the Westerville Habitat Partnership.

Uptown Untapped


Uptown Untapped beer event in Uptown Westerville

The event touts local breweries, restaurants and musicians on the same streets that once connected the Anti-Saloon League with the rest of the country.



ArborFest in Westerville

Learn about the benefits of trees in Westerville from the award-winning Parks and Recreation Department arborist and enjoy fun tree-related activities.

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow


Westerville Pumpkin Glow

Wind your way through an enchanting trail of 1,500 carved glowing pumpkins at this signature fall event.

Wizard & Wands


Wizard and Wants event at the Westerville Public Library.

The Westerville library transforms into a magical wonderland with fantasy-themed décor throughout where guests can embark on fantasy-themed missions to earn points for a prize drawing.

Uptown Westerville Snack & Stroll


Uptown Westerville Snack & Stroll

Learn about the benefits of trees in Westerville from the award-winning Parks and Recreation Department arborist and enjoy fun tree-related activities.

Holiday Tree


Enjoy a night of holiday festivities in Uptown Westerville featuring the holiday tree lighting ceremony led by the big man in red himself!

Progressive Christmas Concert


Progressive Christmas Concert in Westerville

Get into the holiday spirit, see beautifully decorated historic churches, and hear great music! This walking event stops for short concerts at each of the three Uptown Westerville churches - all within about a block of each other.

Rudolph Run & Children's Christmas Parade


Rudolph Run in Westerville

Join this family-encouraged 5K event and Christmas Parade where you can expect to see Santa, marching bands, community organizations and a number of other organizations walking along the route.

Uptown Holiday
Ice Sculpture


Ice Sculpture Tour Uptown Westerville

Explore each block in Uptown featuring holiday-themed ice sculptures the last weekend before Christmas.