Annual Events List

Art Exhibitions
Matt Esh “Periphery: Paintings by Matt Esh” – March 22 – April 26
Brooke & Eric Albrecht “Outside and Inside: Images” – May 3 – June 7
German Village Art League “Mouthwatering Art” – Sept. 10 – Oct. 11
Ed Elberfeld “The Secret Village” – Oct. 25-Nov. 11
Central Ohio Watercolor Society “Fall Member Show” – Nov. 22 – Dec. 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.)

Village Singers Concert – May 2-3, 2015
Join the Singers May 2 at 7 p.m. and May 3 at 3 p.m. for their spring show in Brent Warner Fest Hall. Tickets are $10.

German Village Garten Club Jazz & Juleps – May 8, 2015
Jazz and Juleps is a signature event of the German Village Garten Club held the Friday evening before the Garten Markt. This is your opportunity to buy our fabulous selection of specialty plants, planters, trellises, garden art, jewelry, gifts for Mother’s Day, and other special items before the GartenMarkt opens to the public on Saturday. Enjoy a lush buffet, juleps and other beverages, the entertaining vibes of Jazz Mary and her keyboard, and mingle with your neighbors. Tickets are $30.

German Village Garten Club Garten Markt – May 9, 2015
GartenMarkt 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. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Caretakers of a Legacy Awards – May 13, 2015
The Caretakers of a Legacy awards program was established to honor people, projects, and organizations that contribute to the preservation and enhancement of the historic fabric of German Village.

In celebration of Preservation Month, we honor three projects that are especially deserving of the name “Caretakers of a Legacy.” This Award program is co-sponsored by the German Village Society and Commission. Award winners are chosen by the German Village Commission in three categories, which you can learn more about by clicking here.

Village Valuables – May 16, 2015
More than 10,000 bargain-hunters from all over Central Ohio flood German Village for the city’s biggest yard sale day. 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. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Shakespeare in Schiller Park – Actors’ Theatre of Columbus
All performances are on the Schiller Park Amphitheatre stage on Thursday-Sunday nights at 8 p.m.

“Captain Blood” May 21-June 21

“Richard III” June 25-Aug. 2

“The Miser” Aug. 6-Sept. 6

Frank Fetch Park 3rd Sunday Concert Series – Presented by German Village Garten Club
These concerts are free  sponsored by the German Village Garten Club and Haus Frau Haven.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and refreshments and enjoy some of the best entertainment in the beautiful award-winning Frank Fetch Park on Beck Street.  In case of rain the concert will be held in the Warner Fest Hall of the German Village Meeting Haus.

June 21 at 7 p.m.  – A Fellow Man

July 19 at 7 p.m. – Shaun Booker Band

August 16 at 7 p.m. – Pete Mills Quartet

September 20 at 6:30 p.m. –  Brian Michael Smith Does Sinatra

Haus und Garten PreTour – June 27, 2015
German Village’s closest friends gather for our signature evening. Ticket-holding guests are treated to a sneak peek tour of the featured homes and gardens that will open to the public the next day for Haus und Garten Tour.   Many homes offer PreTour participants a look at areas of their home that were not be on Tour! The homes preview is followed by a cocktail hour for all 700 guests, then private dinners throughout German Village thrown by our generous hosts; or dinner guests may choose the chic Party on the Platz outdoor party with drinks and dancing under the stars. 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Haus und Garten Tour  – June 28, 2015 
Every last Sunday of June, German Village opens its doors and garden gates for the German Village Society’s annual Haus und Garten Tour. The 55th edition will welcome 5,000 visitors who flood the Village for the day-long celebration of renowned designs, enchanting gardens and award-winning restorations.  The contrast between 1870s exteriors and ultra-modern updates inside is stunning and memorable. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Art Crawl – July 18, 2015
This is the night we turn garages into art galleries, combining the historic fabric of German Village and its rich art tradition. Individual artists exhibit and sell their work and local musicians provide live entertainment while 2,500 ticketholders sip wine, nosh snacks and enjoy a magical July evening. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tea 43206 – August 22, 2015
This German Village garden party gala benefit is held at the German Village Guest House,

and features live musical entertainment, a silent auction and best hat contest.   Tea, wine and elegant hors d’oeuvres and pastries are be served. Festive garden party attire is requested (and gorgeous hats are encouraged!).


Monster Bash presented by BOSS Fitness – October 17, 2015
BOSS Fitness logoGrab 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 30, 2015

Kindred Spirits, a Bourbon Tasting for men in support of Friends of Schiller: Please join us for a bourbon tasting for men.

Monograms & Martinis, a sipping/noshing/shopping event for women: A benefit for women in support of Friends of Schiller.

Village Lights presented by Schmidt’s – December 6, 2015

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.

Village Singers “Have A Cool Yule” – Dec. 2015

Join the Singers Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. for their spring show in Brent Warner Fest Hall.

  • September 1, 2015 9:30 amYoga
  • September 2, 2015 8:00 amMayor's Small Business Conference
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amGerman Village Walking Club
  • September 8, 2015 9:30 amYoga
  • September 10, 2015 6:00 pmLong-Range Planning Committee
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