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RiverSouth

An experience that’s equal parts urban flair and natural splendor.

The Scioto Mile
Free happy hour programming at the Scioto Mile

A Festival of Fun

For an experience that’s equal parts urban flair and natural splendor, head to the RiverSouth District. Both a central business and entertainment district, RiverSouth boasts an array of annual festivals, free programming, restaurants and cafes close to the river. 

A convergence of work and play

RiverSouth includes the Scioto Mile’s tranquil green spaces and bike/pedestrian pathways, the open-air Columbus Commons park and event venue, and historic theatres including the Ohio Theatre and Riffe Center (plus the attached Riffe Gallery).

The colorful area, which seamlessly blends the best city life with the natural world, is a daily offering of beautiful scenery and riverfront views, excellent restaurants and bars, and eye-catching modern and time-honored architecture.

In the summer months, RiverSouth is also where you’ll find weekly outdoor events including Food Truck Food Court, free fitness and family fun, as well as a diverse lineup of annual celebrations and festivals that draw performers, artists, and visitors from around the globe.

Stay tuned for the rollout of free programming at the Scioto Mile and Columbus Commons for 2024.

The Scioto Mile Fountain

Reopening in 2024, the crown jewel of the RiverSouth district brings free fun to families in the summer. New features will make it a year-round attraction.

A Festival of Fun

RiverSouth includes the Scioto Mile’s tranquil green spaces and bike/pedestrian pathways, the open-air Columbus Commons park and event venue, and the historic Ohio Theatre.

The colorful area, which seamlessly blends the best city life with the natural world, is a daily offering of beautiful scenery and riverfront views, excellent restaurants and bars, and eye-catching modern and time-honored architecture.

In the summer months, RiverSouth is also where you’ll find weekly outdoor events including Food Truck Food Court, free fitness and family fun, as well as a diverse lineup of annual celebrations and festivals that draw performers, artists, and visitors from around the globe.

Discover more in RiverSouth

Experience

Dining

L.Ginger Asian Fusion & Hibachi

River South

Arts & Culture

Rhodes State Office Tower Observation Deck

River South

Shopping

State and Third

River South

Dining

Cafe Overlook

River South

Dining

Danny’s Delicious Deli

River South

Stays and Hotel

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

River South

Dining

Starbucks

River South

Stays and Hotel

Residence Inn by Marriott

River South

Dining

Milestone 229

River South

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The Woodbury

River South

Dining

Market 65 Local Eatery

River South

Stays and Hotel

The Westin Great Southern Columbus

River South

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