Uptown Walking Events


An Uptown stroll is half the fun!

There’s always something happening Uptown!

Join us for some of our smaller, more intimate events

In addition to Uptown Westerville Inc.’s big weekly, monthly and annual events, we stage several smaller activities throughout the year.

Staged in cooperation with Good Medicine Productions, these smaller-setting, more intimate events aim to share Uptown’s history, involve residents and keep the fun flowing in our historic Uptown Commercial District.

Most of these events are walking tours. Those with limited space require a paid ticket to participate — so we can afford the Good Medicine Production entertainers who help us stage them. We feel they are well worth the nominal fees charged.

If you’ve not yet checked out our Walking Tours, please mark your calendars and do so in the coming year. We love to share stories about Uptown and your involvement will help to keep our great town center vibrant!

Find more information about these events below.


An actress with Good Medicine Productions tells an animated story as she guides participants through an Uptown Ghost Story Tour.

Uptown Clue

June-August (SOLD OUT FOR 2023)

An outdoor walking tour murder mystery, inspired by the classic board game Clue, staged in cooperation with Good Medicine Productions. 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 & October

Presenting stories collected from the Uptown community combined into a theatrical, largely historcial and highly entertaining walking tour. Staged in cooperation with Good Medicine Productions, the Uptown Ghost Tours begin at the Otterbein Cemetery, 175 S. Knox St., and conclude at the Old Bag of Nails Pub housed in Westerville’s historic Weyant Building, 24 N. State St. Friday and Saturday evenings in September and October, plus Halloween night.

2023 dates and times

  • 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30
  • 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7
  • 7 and 9 p.m. Oct 13 and 14
  • 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21
  • 9 p.m. Oct 27 (only one show due to 4th Friday), 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 28
  • 7 and 9 p.m. Oct 31
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.
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Get involved!

Funding for Uptown Westerville Inc.’s public events staging and coordination by a tiny paid staff comes from grants, member donations and sponsorships. To support the mission and join us in working to ensure a vibrant future for Uptown Westerville, click the Join, Volunteer or Sponsor buttons below.

We welcome your involvement in our work to protect, proserve and promote our historic Uptown!