It is with extremely heavy heart that we must announce the ‘Postponement’ of the Columbus International Festival scheduled to take place on September 29th & 30th, 2018 at Franklin Park.

Our Festival Chair, Dr. JS Jindal, has been working tirelessly alongside the planning committee to execute this event. Unfortunately, his daughter, Sadhna Jindal suffered a stroke in May 2018. Sadhna, who plays an invaluable role in the planning committee, has been recovering in hospitals and rehab centers since. Dr. Jindal’s main focus and commitment have been on his daughter’s recuperation. We are very grateful to hear that she is progressing well in her recovery, but she still requires much time and care. As a result, Dr. Jindal’s time and effort have been extremely limited and divided.

Despite our very best efforts, currently we do not have enough booths or entertainers to make this year’s Festival the most memorable one yet. If we were to go forward, it would be a poor representation of our vision and our very high standards. We always strive in providing the very best experience to our guests. Regrettably, we are unable to fulfill this commitment at this time. As such, our committee has unanimously agreed that postponing the Festival is in everyone’s best interest.

Our committee is extremely optimistic for the upcoming year, however. Preparations for Columbus International Festival 2019, scheduled to take place on September 28th & 29th at Franklin Park, have already been set in motion.

The Columbus International Festival Planning Committee would like to extend our sincerest apologies to our wonderful entertainers for any inconveniences this postponement may have caused to you.

We truly appreciate all your support and interest in the Columbus International Festival. Your participation is priceless for the success of our future events, and we kindly request that you consider taking part next year. We sincerely hope to see you all in 2019.


The 63rd CIF will be held at
Franklin Park Adventure Building
in Columbus.

Free Admission & Parking

The Festival is the perfect event for  family and friends!