Event and Community Updates

Updated 5/6/2021

Special Event Decisions

The City of Worthington continues to work with event organizers and our partners at Columbus Public Health to evaluate the feasibility and health protocols required for special events to be held safely and in compliance with State Health Orders and best practices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Updates will be made on this page as decisions are made and announced. See updates to-date below.

Read more about what goes into Special Event decisions in this special column published in This Week News

Worthington Memorial Day Parade Reimagined for 2021

memorial day cemetery ceremonyWhile the American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 and the City of Worthington had hoped the 2021 Memorial Day Parade would be back in its traditional form in 2021, the health and safety of parade spectators and participants is of the utmost importance. That is why the Worthington Memorial Day Parade is being reimagined in a smaller format for 2021.

Organizers consulted with Worthington’s public health agency, Columbus Public Health, and carefully reviewed State of Ohio COVID-19 orders and safety protocols, before making the difficult decision to revise plans for the 101st Memorial Day Parade. Due to current COVID-19 conditions and challenges enforcing health orders for physical distancing and contact tracing, holding the traditional parade would put the community at risk.  

See more information here

Worthington Farmers Market Returns to Historic District with Expanded Layout and Safety Protocols

farmers market summer 2021The Worthington Farmers Market returned to the downtown historic district on May 1. Organizers worked with public health partners to develop an expanded layout and safety protocols to create a safe shopping experience for visitors and vendors. The Farmers Market will also bring a big boost to Worthington's small locally owned businesses.

The Market will look different than in past seasons. The goal is to add space and spread out market vendors and customers so social distance can be maintained. 

  • Space has been added for booths along the Village Green south of 161, as well as additional booths placed on the lawn of the United Methodist Church.
  • E. New England Avenue between the Graeter’s parking lot and Dewey’s Pizza property will be closed to allow for more spacing between booths.
  • Masks will be required for vendors and customers, as the State Order and Worthington ordinance are still in effect. Please be an example to others and wear your mask! 
  • Many vendors will be in new spaces this season. Spacing is the main factor and we have been thoughtful in placement to ensure social distancing and customer queuing can be accommodated. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the market.

The Farmers Market takes place in Old Worthington every Saturday in May through October between 8am and Noon. 

Worthington Farmers Market website

2021 Spring and Summer Event Announcements

Program, Facility and Community Organization Updates

This information will continue to be updated online as needed and shared on our social media channels.