Annual Events List
Charles Rowland – March 14 – April 9
Susan Cox – May 15-June 26
Central Ohio Watercolor Society (COWS) Fall Show – November 20 – December 19
Exhibits are open during
Visitor Center hours:
M-F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun. 12 – 3 p.m. (April-Nov.)
Caretakers of a Legacy – Wednesday, May 4
In celebration of Preservation Month, the German Village Commission will honor three projects that contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the historic fabric of German Village. This collaborative German Village Commission and German Village Society event celebrates and recognizes historic preservation achievements in our historic district. Members of the German Village Society are “Caretakers of a Legacy,” dedicated to retaining the character and distinction of the past while creating a thriving and contemporary community in German Village ~ it is only fitting that we honor good preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and community development work with the same term.
German Village Garten Club Jazz & Juleps – Friday, May 6
Party time in German Village! Jazz & Juleps is an entertaining GartenMarkt preview party. Proceeds from this event support FREE concerts throughout the summer in Frank Fetch Park and beautification projects in the Village.
German Village Garten Club Garten Markt – Saturday, May 7
The Garten Club will feature exotic succulents, connoisseur perennials and annuals, vibrant coleus, herbs, tropical blooming plants, hostas from supersized to miniature, and lush hanging baskets and planters. In addition, GartenMarkt will have unique decorative items for your garden including stone carvings, iron plant stands, metal trellises, and bird houses. You’ll also be able to find beautiful hand-crafted jewelry, along with special gift items. Enjoy shopping for unique plants and garden décor with your friends and neighbors.
Village Valuables – Saturday, May 14
More than 10,000 bargain-hunters from all over Central Ohio flood German Village for the city’s biggest yard sale. Residents set up shop on the sidewalks, and in their yards and garages, selling their treasures: everything from housewares to antiques and plenty of one-of-a-kind items that make this an annual destination event.
Village Singers “Movie Magicals” – Saturday, May 14
Celebrating 15 years in 2016, Village Singers will be combining music from your favorite movies for one magical weekend in spring. Tickets are $10 and typically sell out quick so act fast and let this group of 40 neighbors from across Columbus (that’s right, not just the Village) kick off event season! Join the Singers May 14 at 7 p.m. and May 15 at 3 p.m. for their spring performance in Brent Warner Fest Hall.
Haus und Garten PreTour – Saturday, June 25
Do you want an unmatched look at Haus und Garten Tour homes, including access to areas of the home that will be OFF LIMITS during Sunday’s public tour? Save the date now for the German Village Haus und Garten PreTour! Our signature fundraiser and neighborhood celebration is the must-have ticket of the season for German Village residents and admirers. The homes preview ticket includes a cocktail hour for all 600 guests, then private dinners throughout German Village thrown by our generous hosts. It’s our nonprofit’s deconstructed gala event.
For well over half a century, the final Sunday in June has marked the German Village Society’s annual German Village Haus und Garten Tour. Four thousand ticket-holders have always wondered what lies behind the door to that charming brick cottage, and what’s just on the other side of that garden gate. Haus und Garten Tour satisfies that curiosity when we welcome guests to this vibrant and unique historic neighborhood. Your ticket gives you access to a stunning collection of homes and gardens that have been selected to showcase both German Village’s ongoing historic preservation efforts and the innovative and inspirational interior design and landscaping efforts of its residents.
Art Crawl presented by CoverMyMeds – Saturday, July 16
Join us for an evening where over 30 regional artists magically transform the garages of Macon Alley into mini-galleries as they display, sell and even demonstrate their work. Enjoy live music, savor wine and beer tastings, and help us celebrate the rich tradition of arts patronage and collection that continues to thrive in German Village. Use the back of your Art Crawl ticket as a passport to traverse Macon Alley and sample a portion of the best culinary offerings in German Village. Sample a bite of the Village’s best restaurants so you’ll know where you want to grab dinner after the Crawl!
Tea 43206 – Saturday, August 20
250 of German Village’s nearest and dearest don fancy hats for this event in the garden of the German Village Guest House. Yes, tea will be served alongside hand-made hors d’oeuvres and plenty of wine and bubbly. But most importantly, proceeds underwrite the preservation projects that keep our bricks – and our neighborhood – historic and unique.
GV Garten Club Wine Tasting – October 17, 2016
Watch for more details.
Monster Bash presented by CoverMyMeds – October 15, 2016
Grab your costumes and hit the bricks… trick-or-treat gets all grown up in German Village! The Annual Monster Bash allows 300 revelers to venture from stop to stop to sample delicious concoctions and other dangerously tempting treats, followed by drinks, dancing, a costume contest and a bier garten at the German Village Meeting Haus. 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friends of Schiller Benefits – October 2016 (TBD)
GV Garten Club Tree Lighting – December 2, 2016
The traditional lighting of the trees in Frank Fetch Park complete with Santa and hot chocolate.
Village Lights presented by Schmidt’s – December 4, 2016
Visitors from across Central Ohio kick off the holiday on the historic streets of German Village and discover a world of lights and holiday magic! Our 10,000 guests follow luminaries from shops to businesses and restaurants open late with holiday treats, discounts and special offers. Festive surprises are at every corner including carolers, live holiday music and a horse-drawn carriage. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Join the Singers Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. for their winter show in Brent Warner Fest Hall.