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.

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

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


Free to the public


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.



About Fourth

Summer Concert Series in the City Hall Courtyard


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

The acts for 2023 are:

May: The Don Norman Band, presented by the Westerville Arts Council

June: Chuck Starr, presented by Nationwide Children’s Hospital

July: Three Ton Toad, presented by Nationwide Children’s Hospital

August: SWAGG Midwest, presented by Newman Roofing LLC

September: Trailer Park Ninjas, presented by Newman Roofing LLC

October: DJ Matt Ryan leads the Monster Mash Dance Party



2023 musical acts

Thank you to our Summer Concert Series sponsors! Without them, we couldn’t go on with the shows!

Arts Alley at the FUSIAN lot

Visit “Arts Alley” staged by The Arts Council of Westerville in their new location in the parking lot at FUSIAN at 79 South State Street (across from Dairy Queen).

Arts Alley has crafts for kids, artists with work on display, David Myers Art Studio and Gallery, and live music!

Music at Arts Alley! 

Enjoy KaTanya Brewer in May, Sound Check in June and September, and Amy Evans with Bob McCann in July! 


Science at Fourth Friday!

Visit Science Street, a place to enjoy interactive science with Otterbein STEM, Scientist Jack Brown, OSU Society of Women Engineers, and more! ​(Science Street debuts later this summer!)


New: ArtStart area by Hanby

A new “Teens and Tweens ArtStart” area joined the Fourth Friday festival in May, located by Hanby Elementary School, 56 S. State St.

Funded through an Ohio Arts Council grant, the Teens and Tweens ArtStart area features music from DJ Matt Ryan, henna artist Saigeetha, and muralist April Sunami, who is creating a community mural project with the youth, and the chance to shoot basketball hoops.

Renowned local basketball talents Andre and Kaleb Wesson were on hand to shoot with the youngsters at the May Fourth Friday.


Entertainment at Rotary Park

Entertainers will set up at Rotary Park 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 provide entertainment June 23.


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


Activity Sponsors bring us quality entertainment and activities free to the public at Fourth Friday events. Enjoy jugglers, workshops, hula hoop clinics and more!

General Sponsors
General Sponsors contribute to the overall presentation of the event

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


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


Pop-up vendors at the Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Fourth Friday festivals