Uptown signature events

Fourth Friday street festivals


​Join us in Uptown Westerville as we close State Street to vehicular traffic and come together as a community for entertainment, shopping, music, dance, art, science, the Uptown DORA, and more! There is something for everyone at the Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Fourth Friday Festivals in Westerville!

Saturday morning Farmers Market

May 21-Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-noon

​The Westerville Farmers Market returns sets up each Saturday morning in the parking lots behind City Hall, 21 S. State St. Click the More Info button below to check out our vendors and the goods they will bring to Uptown, as well as other special features planned from week to week.

Uptown Untapped

Aug. 12, 2023, 6-10 p.m.

Westerville’s original craft beer festival, featuring local breweries, musicians and bands, Uptown eateries, gluten-free drink choices and more. Sample craft bews on the same streets that once connected the Anti-Saloon League in Westerville with the rest of the country. 5 p.m. early admission available for serious local brew connoisseurs!

Additional seasonal events

Uptown Clue

June 3, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

An outdoor walking tour murder mystery- inspired by the classic board game Clue. Participants are the team of detectives who go on an outdoor adventure of Uptown Westerville guided by an ensemble of ridiculous characters. The audience and ensemble all work together to solve an absurd & mysterious crime. This unique experience uses comedic performance, improvisation, audience participation and innovative storytelling to make for a delightful night for the whole family.

Touchdown in Uptown
Nov. 4, noon-4 p.m.
Leave the sidelines and make Uptown Westerville your game plan on the away-game Saturday for Ohio State football. (The Buckeyes face Rutgers in New Jersey). We will have football-themed activities, mascots, live music, DORA, and more!
It’s tailgating Uptown style!
Uptown Ghost Tours
September & November
Presenting stories collected from the Uptown community combined into a theatrical, largely historcial and highly entertaining walking tour. Begins at the Otterbein Cemetery and concludes at the Old Bag of Nails Pub housed in Westerville’s historic Weyant Building. Friday and Saturday evenings in September and October.
Holidays in Uptown
Each November and December
Join us this November & December in Historic Uptown Westerville! Find unique gift ideas at one of our Uptown stores and enjoy something to eat and drink at one of our fine restaurants or wineries.
Uptown Cookie Walk
Each March (concluded for 2023)
Join residents and visitors on a tour through the heart of Westerville’s historic Uptown district and visit shops and businesses, each offering a variety of gourmet cookies during the annual Uptown Cookie Walk! Return your completed tour map for a chance gift cards.
Westerville Art Hop
Each April (concluded for 2023)
Join us as Uptown Westerville becomes an art gallery! Artists will be located throughout Uptown at more than 30 businesses. The artists will be demonstrating their work, with all art is available for purchase. Come out to support local artists, the Arts Council of Westerville and Uptown businesses and also enjoy live music and free activities for children at the “Kiddie Hop” located at City Hall.