About The Moonlight Market

The Moonlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival / marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. It takes place every Second Saturday from April through October. The event draws thousands of visitors each month to enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who stay open late with extended hours and special promotions, in addition to over 100 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco diners. Mark your calendar and join us at the next Moonlight Market on Gay Street!

The Moonlight Market was founded by the Gay Street Collaborative (GSC) non-profit business association in 2013. The GSC is a collective of local business owners who want to showcase the vibrancy and energy of Downtown Columbus and promote the diverse range of businesses that call the Gay Street area home. The Moonlight Market serves as a fundraiser for the GSC and your support of the event helps to boost the small business economy Downtown.

About Gay Street

Gay Street, in the middle of Downtown Columbus, is a true pocket of metropolitan spirit. Shops, restaurants and cafes line the street, making it the perfect spot for an evening market. With everything from custom wallets to hand roasted coffee to ethnic cuisine, the insurgence of business and entrepreneurial energy over the past fifteen years has made Gay Street a new destination for both urban professionals who call the area home, and for those who want to visit and experience the heart of the city.

The storied history of Gay Street, with its late 19th and early 20th century brick and stone buildings, gives the District its classic character. Brick alleys and streetlight-trimmed sidewalks juxtapose vintage aesthetic against the fresh and enterprising shops, businesses, restaurants and residents that have chosen to call this charming street home.


The Moonlight Market is currently seeking an exclusive season sponsor! Your business name would be attached to all of this season’s events, emails to vendors, social media promotions and print materials (flyers, posters and signage) as the exclusive supporting of this community event. 100% of season sponsorship funding goes to supporting the Gay Street Collaborative nonprofit and the Moonlight Market event series.

Interested in learning more? Email us: gaystreetcolumbus@gmail.com!