Uptown Columbus preps for new, returning events

(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)
(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)
(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)
(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In preparation for the warmer weather, Uptown Columbus is in high gear to bring new and exciting activities to the downtown area.

Uptown Columbus continued their 4-year tradition of gourmet food truck festival living with the Gourmet Food Truck Festival.

"This event served as a fundraiser for Uptown Columbus, which is a non-profit. We raise money to put on free events through the calendar year, like Friday night concert, Buds and Burgers, Spooktacular, the Splash Pad, and the playground. All those things help benefit from this food truck festival," said Vice President of Marketing at Uptown Columbus, Rebecca Zajac.

Featuring over 26 trucks from various places around the region, thousands of people attended. The event jump started Uptown Columbus' season of spring and summertime festivities.

Some of the returning events include the Food Truck Festival and Riverfest. New events this year are the World Paddle Board Championship and an International Urban Mountain-Biking Tournament on Broadway.

These events are all efforts to bring excitement and traffic to the growing area.

"We see different people every time come here, and that's what Uptown tries to do. We want to make sure everybody in Columbus, and really in this region feels that when they come to Columbus do stuff that they can't get," said Zajac.

The next big event for Uptown will be the start of their Spring Concert Series that will kick off in just a few weeks.

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