Comfest 2022 – Sunday Edition

Background 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Community Festival, a.k.a. – COMFEST. This has been an annual event that has brought music, vendors, and activism to Goodale Park for as long as we can remember. If you’d like to know more about the principles of Comfest, check out their own words at the…

Arnold Sports Festival 2022

Ohio Combat League Background: Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts competitions have been a long standing series of event at the Arnold Sports Festival. In 2022, VisualOhio covered the Ohio Combat League matches at the Hollywood Casino event center. The Ohio Combat League is a relatively new mixed martial arts promotion that is based out…

Ascalon Sword Festival 2022

Background You may recognize the Ascalon Sports Festival as something that is familiar. You would be correct if you recognized it as the fencing event that was part of the Arnold Sports Festival held annually in Columbus, Ohio. Recognizing the popularity boom of the fencing sport and the event, expansion was inevitable and needed. Breaking…

Arnold Sports Festival 2022 – Local Support

One of our favorite restaurants in the Short North in Columbus is showing their support for the Arnold. TownHall restaurant not only has great food, but also great community spirit. We hit there for breakfast on Saturday before getting our media passes and gearing up to cover the Ohio Combat League Mixes Martial Arts competition…

Ohio Renaissance Festival 2021 Edition

Background 2020 was a difficult year for many. Even the Ohio Renaissance Festival was not immune to the effects that the Coronavirus had on the world. The Ohio Renaissance Festival is an annual event that spans several weekends. Each weekend is themed. The festival is home to vendors, food and entertainment inspired by medieval time…

Chalk The Block 2021

Background Chalk The Block is an annual event that showcases the temporary art of local talent.This is the 10th anniversary of the event. Held at Easton Town Center at the square. It was held Oct. 2-3, 2021 3993 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219Google Maps Address To Square Location Map below of the artists and their…

Shooting in Short North At N. High and 1st on 7/18/2021

A felonious assault report was files by the Columbus Division of Police on 7/18/2021 @ 3:49 am. Visual Ohio staff happened to be walking in the vicinity of that incident at 9:00 am. The Columbus Crime Scene Search Unit (CSSU) was still on scene wrapping up their phase of the investigation. According to the police…

38th Annual Doo Dah Parade

Background From the Organizer Since 1984 we’ve been Celebrating Liberty & Lunacy at the Annual Doo Dah Parade! You can too! Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor. Parade Line-up begins as at Noon on Park Street. Parade Steps Off @ 1 pm from corner of Buttles & Park St. Parade your stuff around Short…

Casey Goodson Protest In Westerville, OH

Not much official information has been provided on this incident, on Dec 4, 2020 Casey Goodson Jr was shot at his front door by a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy who was working in conjunction with the US Marshall’s Office. The US Marshall’s task force was charged with apprehending violent criminals with the assistance of the…

Rock City Church’s March To The Ohio State House

Today, June 7, 2020 – Rock City Church organized a march through the Short North Arts District to the Ohio State House.They promoted a message of strength and healing during this difficult time. They spoke to the crowd (estimated to be between 500 and 1000) for about 20 minutes and disbursed as quietly as they…