6, 13, 20, 27 Uptown’s Spring Friday Night Concert Series ~ Bring your family and friends to Uptown Columbus for an evening of family fun and entertainment on the 1100 block of Broadway at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets welcomed, but no coolers allowed. Info: 706.596.0111 or uptowncolumbusga.com
7 Strut the Hooch ~ This annual family event sponsored by Uptown Columbus is a parade of absolute fun and silliness. Participants can be individuals, musicians, floats, animals, groups and unicorns. Participation is free and open to the public, but you must be registered. The parade route starts at the Springer, then to Broadway, up to 12th St., back down Broadway to the River Center. Participants will organize at the Springer sidewalks at 9 a.m.; the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Info: email@example.com
7, 14, 21, 28 Market Days ~ Locally grown produce, home-baked goods, fresh flowers, art and handcrafted items from local vendors, 9 a.m. – noon every Saturday along the sidewalk of Broadway. Info: 706.596.0111 or visit UptownColumbusGA.com
20 Earth Day: Recycle This! Recycle That! ~ Through stories, discussion and a display, children will learn about various items that can be recycled. Participants will make a recycled craft to take home. 4:30 p.m. at Mildred L. Terry Public Library. Cost: Free. Info: 706.243.2782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Autism Awareness Resource Fair and Fun Day ~ The Autism Hope Center and Columbus Parks & Rec offer this annual event where you can meet with service providers and advocacy agencies from across the region. Find information and real solutions. The Family Fun Day includes bouncy houses, carnival games, activities, hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and much more. Cost: Free. Info: 706.323.8707
21 Pioneer Day Art and Quilt Contest ~ The Russell County Historical Commission presents this event at the Fort Mitchell Alabama historic site, located at 561 Alabama Highway 165 in Fort Mitchell. Prizes will be awarded for the art contest and quilt contest. There will be blacksmith demonstrations, wagon rides, re-enactors, music and much more family entertainment. You may visit the reconstructed 1813 Fort, the tavern and the carriage house. Cost: $5. Info: visitfortmitchell.org, email email@example.com or call Naomi Elliott at 706-573-1016.
28 Light It Up Blue Columbus ~ This 5K run and a family friendly walk supports Chattahoochee Valley families affected by autism. Walk registration includes a t-shirt; 5K race registration includes a tri-blend fit shirt, race-time and scoring services. 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m. at National Infantry Museum. Cost: $25 to walk, $35 to run the 5K. Free for individuals with ASD. Proceeds benefit both the Autism Hope Center and the Autism Society of Alabama. Info: Lightitupbluecolumbus@gmail.com.