Around the Town

Here are some our favorite events for the month of May for the city of Columbus Indiana.   Yay warm weather!!!


Kelly Miller Circus

May 2, 2014

Times: 9:00 am Tent Raising (free)/4:30 pm & 7:30 pm Shows

Address: Hwy 11 South, Columbus

Location:  Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

Phone:  812-343-1648

Event Email:

Admission:  $10 & $6 advance/$15 & $7 door

Old fashion circus tent raising using elephants.

Advanced reduced tickets available at Main Source Bank and Kroger.

Sponsored by Columbus Lions Club & Bartholomew County Reserve Sheriff’s Deputies.


Columbus Spring

Farmer’s Market

May 3, 2014 – May 31, 2014           

Times: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm each Saturday in May

Address: Between Jackson & Washington Streets, Downtown Columbus

Location:  4th Street

Admission:  Free Event

Purchase fresh produce and plants grown by local farmers and gardeners.


Literacy Festival

May 17, 2014

Times: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Address: 725 7th Street, Downtown Columbus

Location:  Central Middle School

Phone:  812-376-4392

Event Email:

Admission:  Free Event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun! There will be a book character costume contest, free gently-used books, awesome door prizes, food, music, silly photo ops, Quidditch, and over 50 literacy activities.


Tour de Trails Bike Challenge

May 17, 2014             

Location:  Mill Race Park

Phone:  812-376-2680

Admission:  $20 before 4/15; $25 on/after 4/15

Save some gas and burn some rubber!

3 Courses – 20K City Ride, 50K Ultimate, 75K Hilly Trek

There will be several SAG stops along the routes.

All proceeds go towards the maintenance and expansion of the People Trail System.


Salute! 2014

May 23, 2014

Times: 6:00 pm

Columbus Indiana Philharmonic

Address: 234 Washington Street, Columbus

Location:  Veterans Memorial, Bartholomew County Courthouse

Phone:  812-376-2638 x110

Event Email:

Admission:  Free Event

This is our free hometown concert in honor of those who have served and serve in the United States Armed Forces


34th Annual Elementary

School Fitness Run

May 10, 2014

Times: 3:00 pm

Columbus Running Club

Address: Lindsey Street, Downtown Columbus

Location:  Mill Race Park

Phone:  812-372-7867

Event Email:

Admission:  Free Event

This fitness run, with post race snacks, is open to all preK through 6th grade students in Bartholomew County and surrounding counties: preschool & kindergarten – ¼ mile, 1st & 2nd grades – ½ mile, 3rd & 4th grades – 1 mile, 5th & 6th grades – 1 mile.

There will be a free t-shirt to all runners who pre-register and ribbons for all finishers.

Awards will go to the top five boys and girls in each grade level group and a trophy for the school with the most participants finishing the race.

Register online at Deadline for all pre-registration is Friday, May 2.

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