With summer officially upon us, some favorite Short North Arts District community events are back for 2021, now with a socially distanced twist. Whether you’re looking for treasures at the Short North Yard Sale or sampling bites on a walking tour, there’s (safe) fun to be had for the whole family. Read the roundup to find your next Short North Safe fun experience!

Outdoor Yoga at Goodale Park

July 7, July 9, July 10, July 14, July 21, July 28, July 30, August 7, August 21

Take some time to connect with nature this summer by joining Yoga on High at Goodale Park! Click here for the full schedule and to reserve your spot.

Columbus Food Adventures Dessert TourAll Dessert Tour

July 10, July 24, August 14, August 28, September 11

The Columbus Food Adventures All Dessert Tour is back to explore the District’s embarrassment of sweet treats on foot! The tour meets at Hammond Harkins Galleries, starts at 2:30pm on Saturdays, and will last approximately three hours. Click here to check availability and reserve your spot.

Yoga at the Market

July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 5, September 19

Join Heartfelt Yoga Studio on the plaza of North Market for bi-monthly outdoor Yoga at the Market! Find full details and purchase tickets here.

Screen on the Green

July 16, August 20, September 17

Screen on the Green returns for a spatially-distanced 13th season at Goodale Park! Presented by the Short North Civic Association, this year’s movies are Ghostbusters; To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; and Paddington 2. Screenings start at 7:45pm, and local food trucks will be available before; for full details, click here.

Short North Food Tour

July 23, July 24, July 30, July 31, August 6, August 7, August 13, August 14, August 20, August 21, August 27, August 28, September 3, September 4, September 10, September 11, September 24, September 25

Take a leisurely 1.5 mile stroll with Columbus Food Adventures through the District to learn about its public art and savor its culinary delights at six restaurants, starting at the historic North Market. Click here to check availability and reserve your spot.

Short North Yard Sale

July 31

The 2021 Short North Yard Sale is back for a day-long “treasure hunt” in the neighborhoods in and around the Short North Arts District, including Victorian Village, Harrison West, Italian Village, Dennison Place, and The Circles. Presented by the Short North Civic Association, more than 180 homes have participated in previous years, making it the largest neighborhood yard sale in Columbus. Find an online listing featuring an interactive map and detailed descriptions of various items on sale here.

The Makers Monument Public Dedication + Artist Talk & Reception

August 7

Celebrate the latest public art installation in the District at a Public Dedication at 1:00pm during the August Gallery Hop on Saturday, August 7, followed by an artist talk and reception at 3:00pm. Click here for full details and to RSVP to the talk.

Gallery Hop

August 7, September 4

With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, Gallery Hop is Columbus’ favorite day of the month to celebrate art. In addition to street performers and vendors, galleries and businesses feature new exhibitions and shows each month. Hop til you drop and check out the amazing new artwork.

Summer Spray

Starting August 7

Summer Spray is back for 2021! During this 10-week event, a 1,280-square-foot mural will be created by local artists each weekend. Summer Spray is located outdoors on West Goodale Street, between High Street and Park Street.

Short North Tour of Homes

September 19

Join the Short North Civic Association for the 2021 Tour of Homes & Gardens around the District, featuring extraordinary outdoor living spaces including lush gardens, landscaped lawns, beautiful terraces, inviting pools, and patios. Tickets are limited, so get yours early here. Start the fun early at the Rooftop Preview Party on September 18 with catered hors-d’œuvres and an open bar; get tickets here.