Spring Festivals in Columbus, GA

Key Benefits of living in The Lodge Retirement Community is access to a wide selection of Spring Festivals.

The spring weather ushers in a season of outdoor festivals that take place just minutes from The Lodge’s senior living campus here in Columbus, Ga.

Retirement in Columbus GeorgiaMany festivals are centered around a key attraction here in Columbus: the Chattahoochee River that runs along the city’s 15-mile RiverWalk where people stroll along the banks while taking in waterside views.

Here’s a look at some of the spring festivals in Columbus, Ga. that residents at The Lodge get to enjoy.


Among the most well-known springtime festivals here is RiverFest that’s held in May and offers a weekend of full of events that draws families to the RushSouth Whitewater Park, the Splash Pad, and the Blue Heron Zip Line that takes riders on a fast-paced flight over the river (and between two states).

For festivalgoers seeking a more laid-back springtime adventure, RiverFest also features dozens of food, beer, and arts and crafts vendors set up in Woodruff Park on the riverfront and along the Dillingham Street Bridge in historic Uptown Columbus.

Food Truck Festival

Woodruff Park is also the site of the Spring Food Truck Festival held in April. Dozens of food trucks set up shop selling tacos, seafood, and other fare at an event that organizers say features “some of the yummiest vendors and an experience you won’t forget.”

More Columbus Spring Celebrations

In April and May, people grab their lawn chairs to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor music near the river at the Friday Night Concert Series. In early June, they gather Uptown for the Wine and Beer Festival to sample more than 100 craft beers and wines.

Beyond Columbus

If you’re looking for a road trip to set the mood for spring, consider the following events within driving distance of The Lodge.

Over in Macon, Ga., the flowering of 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees, transforms the town into a sea of pink petals during the town’s International Cherry Blossom Festival. The exact time of full cherry bloom is up to Mother Nature, and the 2024 festival is planned for March 15-24.

There’s also the Vidalia Onion Festival in April that’s billed as “a sweet celebration” of Georgia’s official state vegetable. Festival organizers say the event, which features carnivals, arts and crafts, downtown vendors, and a lot of Vidalia Onions, has been named one of the “Five Don’t-Miss Festivals across the U.S.”

Are you ready to take advantage of all that Columbus, GA has to offer? Get in touch with us today. Call us at 706-641-0982 to learn more and schedule a tour.

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