Warm weather events roll into Uptown in April

Feb 23, 2024


Historic Uptown Westerville’s shops, galleries and restaurants operate year-round. But a special vibe beckons in the warmer weather months, when regular public events and entertainment join the mix, drawing vibrant, family friendly crowds.

Uptown’s brick-lined sidewalks and beautiful architecture serve as Westerville’s town center, and a cultural, shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The entire Uptown District earned placement on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2019.

Just 25 acres along State Street, in the heart of a 12.6-square-mile city, Uptown’s building stock and development is the envy of nearby towns and new developments. To Westerville’s east and west, communities have spent hundreds of millions to try to replicate the look and feel of our Uptown District, built by a succession of proud business investors in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Warm weather approaches

Weekly Farmers Markets behind City Hall, monthly Fourth Friday street festivals alomg State Street, and a full schedule of special events percolate Uptown from April through October. Enjoy the spring, and the Uptown hub of activity whether you’re stopping by to shop, visit an ice cream shop, or out to enjoy a nice dinner and drinks.

4 fun events for Spring

Check out just four of the Uptown events getting going in Spring 2024 on the page at right. And scan the QR code below to visit the Uptown Westerville Inc. website and find more info, on these events and much more!

Visit our historic Uptown Westerville to get your Spring on!


Fourth Friday Returns

STARTING MAY 24: Join us as Westerville closes State Street and invites the community to gather and enjoy a summer concert series at City Hall, entertainment, food trucks, pop up vendors, the Uptown DORA, and your favorite Uptown Westerville restaurants and retail shopping.
Uptown’s monthly street festivals are held from 6-9 p.m. the 4th Friday of each month, rain or shine. (State Street officially reopens at 9 p.m., but the crowds linger even after the street is reopened.) Dates for 2024: May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25.


Saturday Farmers Market

STARTING MAY 18: Join our Westerville Saturday Farmers Market each week behind City Hall, to support and access locally grown food and farm products in addition to other Market offerings, including: kids activities, live music, professional knife sharpening, healthy eating resources, fitness classes, cooking demos, community organizations, and more!
Held each Saturday morning, May-October, from 9am-noon.


Westerville Art Hop ’24 set for April 20

1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 20: The Westerville Art Hop is a celebration of local art where all of Uptown Westerville becomes an art gallery!
Artists are stationed by the Arts Council of Westerville throughout Uptown, in more than 30 businesses. The artists will demonstrate their work, and all the art is available for purchase.
There are also special offerings throughout Uptown businesses to give the event the true feel of a gallery hop. Also enjoy live music and free activities for children at the “Kiddie Hop” located at the City Hall Courtyard.


Epic Beer Walk (new event!) tours start April 6

STARTING APRIL 6: Where Westerville history meets beer: The two-hour walking tour will focus on historical information about Westerville and the Anti-Saloon League, plus teach people about beer and sample a few beverages.
The Beer Walk tours will be staged by Epic Beer Trips (epicbeertrips.com), with history lessons based on the Uptown Westerville Inc. book by Joe Meyer, Westerville: The War Machine of Prohibition.
Beer samples for this tour will be served at North High Brewing Company, 240 S. State St., and Fattey Beer Company, 79 S. State St. The Uptown Epic Beer Walks will take place from 2-4 p.m. each Saturday, from April 6—Oct. 26. Tickets available HERE.

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