June 2022
Bicentennial Launch
July 2022
Christmas in July
August 2022
Literary Columbus: Authors through the Ages
September 2022
Wild in the West: Cowboys, Cattle Barons, Lawmen and Gunslingers
October 2022
Spirits and Specters: Local Hauntings and Spooky Sites
November 2022
Legends and Local Lore: How Tall Tales Shaped Columbus – Heroes and Legends of Columbus
December 2022
Christmas on the Colorado: 200 Years of Happy Holidays
January 2023
200 Years and 200 More: 1823 – 2223
February 2023
Belles and Beaus: There’s a lot to LOVE about Columbus
March 2023
Hail Dear Red and White: Sports Past and Present
April 2023
April Showers and Magnolia Flowers: Springtime in Columbus
May 2023
Columbus 200 @ Magnolia Days Festival

August 2022

Saturday, August 20 – Children’s Book Reading at The House (10:00 a.m.)
Join Billy Kahn at The House (632 Walnut) as he reads Leland Comes to Stay by Betsy Wagner.
After the reading, learn how you can become the next famous Columbus author. Topic of discovery is “Why you love Columbus”. Betsy Wagner will walk guests through the process of becoming a published author. More Info
Saturday, August 27 – Author Fest at the Stafford Opera House (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Join CHPT, the Nesbitt Memorial Library, and the Columbus 200 Bicentennial Committee for Author Fest! Author Fest will be held on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Buddy Rau Room at the 1886 Stafford Opera House.
Guests can meet several local authors, who will be selling and signing their books. All guests will be entered to win a door prize (must be present to win). Light refreshments will be served. Author Fest is free and open to the public. For more information, email CHPT at More Info

September 2022

Saturday, September 24 – Wild in the West: Cowboys, Cattle Barons, Lawmen, and Gunslingers (6:00 p.m.)

Columbus’ history is filled with incredible stories from the days when cowboys and outlaws roamed our streets. Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Stafford Opera House featuring a delicious BBQ meal catered by Mikeska’s BBQ, hilarious cowboy poets and Western writers, and a decadent dessert silent auction, all capped off with a viewing of City Slickers. A cash bar serving beer and wine will be available for guests throughout the evening. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the BBQ buffet will open at 6:00 p.m., and the evening’s entertainment will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased online or in the Chamber office during normal business hours. Purchase tickets here.

November 2022

Tuesday, November 29 – Christmas Lighted Parade in Downtown Columbus (6:00 p.m.)

January 2023

Thursday, January 19 – Dignitary Reception at the Stafford Opera House (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

Special invitation for 200 Club members

Saturday, January 21 – Time Capsule Presentation


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