ADA Columbus Celebration
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Vendor Fair at Columbus Commons
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
As part of the Celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability-related Agencies, Organizations and Providers will be part of a Vendor Fair at the Columbus Commons on Thursday, July 27th, 2017.
The Fair coincides with the regular Food Truck Food Court at the Commons where over 2,000 people are known to visit the location. It's an excellent opportunity to Celebrate the ADA and promote your organization's services, at the same time.
A Columbus Commons Concert event is scheduled for the evening of July 27th beginning at 5:30 p.m featuring the Floorwalkers. Individuals are welcome to return for it, but our ADA Columbus Celebration Vendor Fair activities will conclude at 2 p.m.
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Link to the list of 2017 Table Vendors
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