Ethnic Expo organizers announce return to City Hall this year

Organizers of Ethnic Expo are announcing that the annual Columbus event will be returning to the streets around City Hall this fall.

The organizers posted on social media  saying that the event will be held October 7th and 8th along First and Washington Streets. Columbus redevelopment officials said earlier this week that the work building the 1821 Bicentennial Trail extension along First Street would be finished in August, in plenty of time to hold Ethnic Expo downtown.

Last year’s Ethnic Expo was split up into four smaller events held over the summer including Juneteenth, a Chinese Expo, the Ganesh Festival of India and Fiesta Latina. Those were sponsored by the city of Columbus and the Columbus Area Visitors Center, which took over the event planning last year.

Organizers say that applications for food and bazaar booth vendors are live now on the website at For more information you can call 812-376-2520.