Powell announces upcoming plans for spring, summer events
(POWELL, Ohio)—April 22, 2021—The city of Powell plans to host several events this spring and summer that will provide a fun, safe and family-friendly environment while meeting current local, state and federal health guidelines.
“We had to cancel or modify many of our most popular community events last year,” said City Manager Andrew White. “While some of our event experiences may look slightly different this year, we’re excited to present many opportunities to promote a sense of community and benefit our local businesses.”
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony – 10 a.m.-noon Monday, May 31
The Memorial Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 in downtown Powell. A special ceremony will be held immediately following the parade at the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial, 47 Hall Street. The parade route will be lined with safe distancing markers and guests will be expected to wear a mask. The parade and ceremony will be streamed live to the city’s Facebook page. Advanced registration for the parade and ceremony is encouraged here.
The Olentangy Rotary Club will continue to host the annual Field of Flags display in Village Green Park throughout Memorial Day weekend – May 27-31. Nearly 100 flags will be placed in Village Green Park near the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial to honor our fallen heroes.
New this year, the city is offering a free online Memorial Day activity pack. The activity pack will be available Friday, May 27 on the city’s website and will feature fun activities for the entire family to commemorate and honor Memorial Day.
Powell Festival Community Concert Series – Friday, June 25, July 30 & Aug. 27
The traditional Powell Festival will be held as a three-part concert series this year instead of a one-time annual weekend of festivities. The concert series will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27 in Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street.
Concerts will be held in collaboration with the Downtown Powell Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) and will feature local food trucks from Delaware County. There will be a different themed scavenger hunt each of the Fridays for families to enjoy and explore downtown Powell as well as yard games in Village Green Park. The city also plans to partner with the Powell Sertoma Club and local brewery partners – The Daily Growler, Nocterra Brewing Company and Ill Mannered Brewery – to host a beer garden in the park.
Powell Festival Community Fireworks Display – 10 p.m. Saturday, June 26
One tradition of the annual Powell Festival weekend that will continue this year is the fireworks display. This year’s fireworks display will be launched at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 26 near Adventure Park, 260 Adventure Park Drive. The city encourages residents to watch from home or a nearby parking area. A map will be published closer to the date of the fireworks.
Downtown Powell Street Markets – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, Sept. 12
The Powell Chamber of Commerce plans to hold three Downtown Powell Street Market events this year – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, Sept. 13. Dozens of artisan vendors will line Olentangy Street and Hall Street. Olentangy Street will be closed between Depot Street and Liberty Street from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. for each market. The Municipal Building Parking Lot will remain open.
Mystery Night Out – Monday, Aug. 2-Tuesday, Aug. 3
Calling all Powell detectives! The annual Mystery Night Out is being held virtually again this year. Participate in a clue search around Powell any time beginning Monday, Aug. 2 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. The Powell Police Department is partnering again with Actionbound – an app for playing digitally interactive scavenger hunts. This is a free app in the Apple App Store or at the Google Play Store.
Mystery Night Out is held in conjunction with National Night Out Against Crime. National Association of Town Watch (NATW) launched the National Night Out Initiative in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
Powell Farmers Market – May 22-Oct. 9
The Powell Farmers Market will run from 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday beginning May 22 through Oct. 9 in the 240 North Liberty Street Parking Lot. Enjoy fresh, local produce and goods each weekend. The Powell Chamber of Commerce has added a second market from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday beginning May 23 through Oct. 10 in the 9721 Sawmill Road Parking Lot.
Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA)
The Downtown Powell Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) Program now runs from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. The DORA allows licensed liquor establishments in the designated area to sell alcohol at special times that can be carried out of their establishments in specially marked cups.
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