French cafe to be centerpiece of Ethnic Expo changes

Ethnic Expo, with host country France, is Friday and Saturday in the streets around City Hall in downtown Columbus.

The annual festival, in its 35th year, will have some new features says Katherine Dunn, organizer of the festival for the city. Instead of two live music stages, live music will concentrate on the City Hall plaza this year, while the space at First and Washington streets will be used to recognize the host country.

Dunn said the intersection will turn into an open air French cafe. There will be French music, dancing lessons, wine and food.

The two booths will be Columbus Indiana Accueil and Oui Crepes. Both have been taking part in the Columbus Farmer’s Markets over the summer.

Ethnic Expo events are going on from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. You can get more information at