Uptown Fourth Friday street festivals

Presented by Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital

 

Music, Uptown merchants, entertainment, art, food, vendors, DORA & fun

Join us as Westerville closes down State Street and invites the community to historic Uptown Westerville for the Fourth Friday festivals, presented by Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.

Gather to enjoy a summer concert series at City Hall, catch the roving entertainment, and visit the food trucks, pop-up vendors, and your favorite Uptown Westerville restaurants and retail shopping. Activities sponsored by OrthoNeuro. And Brutus Buckeye will be there for the first Fourth Friday of  the year, May 24!

Adults can take advantage of Uptown’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, and stroll about with adult beverages sold by several Uptown establishments.

FOURTH FRIDAY dates for 2024: May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, and Oct. 25.

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This popular, longstanding street festival draws 10,000-30,000 people monthly to the Westerville’s historic Uptown business district, from 6-9 p.m. on the fourth Friday evening of each month, from May through October (six festivals).

From May through September, the festivals feature a popular band performance at the main stage in front of Westerville City Hall, street performers, activities and entertainment throughout, food trucks, specialty features, and more than 100 vendors. Just a few special areas of interest include the below. October brings the special, Halloween-themed Midnight Madness to Fourth Friday.

 

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THANK YOU to the Presenting Sponsor of our free Fourth Friday festivals, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, a member of Trinity health.

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THANK YOU to the Presenting Sponsor of our free Fourth Friday festivals, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, a member of Trinity health.

Newman Roofing Summer Concert Series at 2024 Uptown Fourth Friday Festivals

​6:30-8:30 p.m. during Fourth Fridays, in the front courtyard at Westerville City Hall, 21 S. State St.

2024 musical acts

May 24 — Drowsy Lads
June 28 — LDNL (formerly Lieutenant Dan’s New Legs)
July 26 — RockHouse
Aug. 23 — Trailer Park Ninjas
Sept. 27 — Three Ton Toad

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Concert Series Presenting Sponsor

Thank you to our 2024 band sponsors of individual concerts: the Arts Council of Westerville (May), Central Ohio Primary Care (June), and Tropicool (July).

Arts Alley at the FUSIAN lot

Visit Arts Alley, staged by The Arts Council of Westerville in the parking lot at FUSIAN at 79 S. State St. (SW corner of State and Park streets, across from Dairy Queen).

Arts Alley has crafts for kids, artists with work on display, and live music!

 

2024 live music lineup 

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June – Bob McCann and Amy Evans

July – Brick Walk Nights

August – Sound Check

September – Shawn Theis

October – Alex Hedrix Jazz Trio

 

 

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Farm animals at the Library

Stop by the Westerville Public Library during UWI’s Fourth Friday celebration May 24 to see, touch and learn about a variety of farm animals for a live barnyard experience. Animal visitors will include sheep, goats, ducks, turkeys, rabbits and even a mini pig. 

Presented by Bring the Farm to You.

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Science Street returns!

Science Street will return to Fourth Friday in 2024 with an expanded presence, on East College Avenue, with its engaging, hands-on, STEM-focused demonstrations and activities.

Westerville scientist Jack Brown will wow the kids with a different presentation each month. COSI will be on hand with its mobile exhibit in July, August and September.

The Green Team of Westerville also will present on Science Street, with different topics each month. The Green Team consists of representatives of Otterbein University, Sustainable Westerville, the City of Westerville Electric and Service Divisions and City Council, Rumpke Waste Management, and SWACO.

Teens & Tweens

Hanby Elementary

The “Teens and Tweens” area that joined the Fourth Friday festival 2023 will be back and expanded to two locations for 2024!

Sponsored by the Arts Council of Westerville, Hanby Elementary School, 56 S. State St., will host several engaging activities for young visitors to the Fourth Friday festivals.

Included will be Gaga Ball pits, henna artists, a DJ, and more!

Rotary Park

A second Teens and Tweens area will set up at Uptown’s Rotary Park — a pocket park located at the southeast corner of State and Home streets, adjacent to the Columbus Running Company, 50 N. State St.

Matt Ryan Mobile DJ Entertainment will spin music and emcee games geared for young people at this location.

Magician Magic Nate also will perform on East Main Street.

 

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Westerville Symphony on Main Street

The Westerville Symphony Orchestra will join the Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Fourth Friday fun in 2024, with a new presence on West Main Street – near David Myers Art Studio & Gallery.

FourthFor the first Fourth Friday of the year, May 24, a WSO string quartet will play for first half of evening, followed by a harp and flute duet.

WSO musicians and students also will open an “Instrument Petting Zoo” for children, allowing kids to check out instruments including violin, viola, cello and bass!

The Symphony on May 24 also will conduct a food drive for WARM and a used instrument drive Westerville City Schools band and orchestras programs. Needed instruments include: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, percussion kit (bells and drum pad), violin, viola, cello and bass. DROPOFF POINT: Hanby Elementary, 56 S. State St.

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Bike parking at Walnut & State

Pedal to Fourth Friday and into the weekend with style!

Join us for the Fourth Friday Bike Parking event, hosted by LifePoint Real Estate and the Westerville Bike Shop, from 6-9 p.m. at LifePoint, 168 S. State (southeast corner of State and Walnut streets).

We’ve got your biking needs covered:

  • Secure bike parking
  • FREE kids’ helmets giveaway
  • Enter the LifePoint parking lot from Walnut Street for easy access!

Leave your Fourth Friday parking concerns at home! Shuttle to the event with friends on COTA Plus!

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Please note the Fourth Friday street closures and parking information below. Also, consider using COTA Plus (above) and the Westerville Parking App

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Please support our sponsors who help us bring this event to you:

General Sponsors
Thank you to our General Sponsors who contribute to the overall presentation of the event