Nestled in the heart of Fairfield County, just a stone’s throw to the east of Columbus lies the vibrant suburb of Pickerington, Ohio. Known for its quality school district, PLSD, which encompasses an array of elementary, middle, and high schools, Pickerington is committed to excellence in education and suburb living. Beyond academics, this city, with its picturesque streets and the serene Pickerington Ponds Metro Park, offers visitors a chance to explore over 2,500 acres of natural beauty, including trails, woods, and prime bird-watching spots. Olde Pickerington Village, a charm-packed city quarter, invites everyone to return in time with its historic buildings, annual festivals, and unique shopping and dining experiences. Whether you want to connect with nature, explore local history, or enjoy great service and amenities, Pickerington is a place where growth, quality, and a warm welcome thrive.

Pickerington, Ohio

Discover Pickerington’s Vibrant Community Calendar

As you wander down the designated trails of Pickerington Ponds or stroll through the quaint square of Olde Pickerington Village, you’ll find this suburb always buzzing with activity. The calendar is a testament to the city of Pickerington’s vibrant spirit, offering various events catering to every interest and age group. Dive into the traditional charm of festivals, enjoy the array of dining and shopping choices, or partake in one of the many quality school events that reflect the suburb’s commitment to its younger residents.

Spring Into Action

State of Pickerington

Thursday March 7
The Wigwam
Pickerington Chamber of Commerce

Discusses the economy of the city.

Breakfast with the Bunny

Saturday March 23 2024
Pickerington Senior Center

Home & Garden Expo

Combustion Brewery
Saturday April 6

Earth Day

April 19, 2024 – April 19, 2024  |  All Day
100 Lockville Road
Pickerington OH, 43147
Price: Free

Volunteer to help make the city of Pickerington beautiful!

Pickerington Pet Fest

Saturday, April 20
1-4 pm
Victory Park

All pets are welcome! More information here

Chocolate Hop

Fri May 3 2024
6-8:30 pm

A family-oriented adventure right in the heart of Olde Pickerington! For a small donation of $5, you’ll get a map leading to a sweet journey: a free chocolate delight awaits at each participating business. This charming event not only promises a delightful Mother’s Day experience but also supports the heartwarming causes of the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society and PVA events. Imagine the joy as you savor live steel drum melodies by Tony Schmitt in the gazebo, making it a perfect treat for Mom!

Be quick, though! Only 300 maps are up for grabs. Reserve your map to ensure your spot on this chocolate trail, as a limited number will be available on the event night. Bring your donation receipt to our welcoming tent at the Columbus and Center St intersection to claim your map.

Map reservations kick off April 1st at select locations, including The Hair Boutique, The Humble Crate, and Ruby Joy Boutique, during their business hours. Alternatively, you can secure your map online through our friends at Pickerington Online ensuring your place in this unique village experience.

More Info Contact Us: 614-382-2452 


May 04, 2024  |  10:00am – 12:00pm
Pickerington Community Pool
11330 Stonecreek Dr, 43147
Price: Free
More info here

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Grand Opening for Body Ache Escape

May 11 2-4pm

Join Body Ache Escape at their grand opening party, complete with ribbon cutting, swag bags, and super specials.

PACC Annual Awards & ATHENA Celebration

Thursday, May 16

Get your tickets here

Olde Pickerington Village Shop Hop

Every second Thursday of the month in the Old Village all year long. Be sure to stop by and see our friends at The Humble Crate gift shop and Ruby Joy Boutique.

Summer Sizzlers

Pickerington Pool

Open May 25-September 2

Read here for membership information

Cruise n Brews

June 08, 2024
11am to 10pm
Combustion Brewery
Car Show – Live Music – Food Trucks – Outdoor Beer Garden – Family Fun Event All Day! – All proceeds go towards charities.

Find more information here

Summer Concert Series

Upcoming Events

June 16 – August 04, 2024  |  6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater
Pickerington OH , 43147
Price: Free

Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy music in the park with family and friends.

Sunday, June 16 – Chris Logsdon

Sunday, July 21 – Rockhouse

Sunday, August 4 – The McCartney Project

Find out more information here

Picktown Palooza

As we bask in the warmth of summer, the Picktown Palooza from July 11th to 13th is an event you won’t want to miss. Imagine three days of non-stop fun, from carnival rides and a kids’ corner to national artists, local musicians, food vendors, a beer garden, a 5k run, and even a car show. It’s a celebration of our community’s spirit, bringing together families and friends for unforgettable memories​ (Visit Fairfield County)

Pickerington Community Theater

Summer 2024- Young Frankenstein

July 19 PCT Presents: Auditions for William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Fall 2024- Much Ado About Nothing

Winter 2024- Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Buy tickets here

4th of July

Don’t forget the Fourth of July celebrations, which promise a spectacular fireworks display and a parade that showcases the heart and soul of our community​ (City of Pickerington)​.

Wednesday, July 3 at 9:30 pm
Launch site – Pickerington High School Central

Thursday, July 4 at 10:00 am

Youth Fishing Derby

Saturday, July 23 9:30-11am

more information here

Murder Mystery Night

Saturday Jul 27

Register for the Murder Mystery Night here

Pickerington Chamber Murder Mystery

Pickerington Wizard Faire


Victory Park

Youth Adventure Challenge

Saturday, August 10 9-12pm

Pickerington Farmers Market June-September

Starting in June and stretching all the way to September, every Thursday from 4 to 7 pm becomes a bustling hub of fresh,  Ohio-grown produce, meats, cottage foods, artisan crafts, and so much more. With over 40 vendors, along with music and food each week, it’s an excellent way to enjoy the fresh air and support our local producers​ (Pickerington Village)​.

Fall for Pickerington

Labor Day Lion’s Club Fish Fry & Parade

After soaking up the last rays of summer, head to Victory Park for an afternoon of fun in Violet Township.


Combustion Brewery

more information here

Pick Ohio Beer Festival

As leaves turn and the air gets crisp, the PICK OHIO BEER Festival in March and Earth Day events in April offer unique experiences to enjoy the best of local brews and engage in community cleanups and nature appreciation​ (​.

Pizza Challenge

There are so many pizza shops in Pickerington. Come out and vote for your favorite! Typically in November.

Winter Wonderland

Holiday Gathering & Tree Lighting

Early December

All Year Enjoyment

Spa Day

Enjoy a spa day at Body Ache Escape! Get one of the legendary massages or a signature facial! Located right off of route 256. It is very convenient to I-70 if you’re traveling to the area. [See the list of services here]

body ache escape spa

Book Clubs

Pickerington Public Library

Book Club List

Craft Night

Enjoy a fun night out at AR Workshop

Live Music

Finnegan’s Wake- known for their whiskey selection [ Schedule] Cardo’s Pizza- known for their beer wall [Schedule] Heritage Lounge [Schedule] Combustion Brewery [ Schedule] Squeeks- known for their wings [ Schedule]

Rule 3

Rule 3 is more than just a bowling alley; it’s a vibrant entertainment hub. They invite guests of all ages to enjoy various activities in the heart of its town. Whether you’re a bowling enthusiast looking to strike out the competition, a volleyball player ready to serve up some fun in the sand, an adventurer seeking thrills in escape rooms, or a gamer eager to conquer the latest in the game room, it’s is a fun place for everyone. It’s the perfect spot for family outings, friend gatherings, or even solo adventures. The combination of sports, games, and interactive challenges makes Rule 3 a unique destination for entertainment and a perfect place to meet friends.

Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

2 floors of exhibits [More Info Here]

Pickerington Parks

Pickerington Ponds- one of Ohio’s important areas for watching birds at the observation deck
Sycamore Park- home of the covered bridge
Victory Park- has a big playground, a basketball court, and a picnic pavilion

Marcus Pickerington Cinema

Enjoy movie night at the local movie theater.

Pickerington Historical Museum

Learn all about the small town

Pickerington is known as a great place to live and raise a family. It boasts quality schools, a strong community, and various recreational opportunities. It is called a “bedroom community”. Many in the area are living the American dream with home ownership.

Get Air is a trampoline park near Kroger on 256 also known as Hill Road. The city has loads of programs for kids, and the PYAA also has sports programming. All ages can enjoy various recreation options like parks, trails, and sports facilities. The city provides a great environment for outdoor activities.

Next Level
Orange Theory
American Barbell
Title Boxing
Crossfit Pickerington
Planet Fitness

City hall is located in downtown Pickerington at 100 Lockville Rd Pickerington, Ohio 43147

According to the US Census, in 2022, the city had 24,524 residents.

There is no bus line in Pickerington.

Pickerington was founded in 1815 as Jacksonville. It changed its name in 1827 to honor its founder, Abraham Pickering.

The district in Pickerington offers a range of educational options, including elementary, middle, and high schools known for their top tier education and programs.

There are 16 elementary schools in the district that rate between 5-10 out of 10.

2 middle schools rate a 7 & 8 out of 10.

2 high schools both rate 7 out of 10.

Pickerington is located in central Ohio, in Fairfield and Franklin counties. It is situated east of Columbus and is known for its charming neighborhoods. State Route 33 and I-70 border it.

Some notable landmarks in Pickerington include pickerington ponds metro park, olde pickerington village, and the motorcycle hall of fame.

The Pickerington Police Department, led by Chief Tod Cheney, operates around the clock with a team of about 30 sworn officers, 10 civilian dispatchers and records technicians, and one administrative assistant.

This police department handles all law enforcement duties within the city, and its duties are divided between the patrol and detective bureaus.