What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 19-21, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 55 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

6:30 AM – Dino-Mite Kids Week at Sunny Street Café – All Central-Ohio locations of Sunny Street Café will be celebrating dinosaurs with a variety of games and activities with a dinosaur theme as well as a free kids’ pancake shaped like a dinosaur with each purchase of an adult entree! (Additional Dino Pancakes are $1.)

9:00 AM – Cheryl’s Summer 2019 Bake Sale at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies – visit the Westerville store for up to 75% off cookies, gift boxes and more! Donatos will be selling pizza and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

9:00 AM – Lancaster Festival – the Lancaster Festival runs from July 17-27, 2019 with various performances, activities and shows throughout the week! There will be kid-friendly performances from The Shazzbots, magic shows, art projects and more! Click the link for the entire schedule.

9:30 AM – Preschoolers at Highbanks Metro Park – preschoolers can wade into the river and look for creatures in the Big Meadows Picnic Area.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a nature activity plus free play in the woods. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons – Commons for Kids offers activities for all ages including carousel rides, inflatables, activities and more! This week’s theme is Beach/Luau Day!

10:00 AM – Westerville’s Touch-A-Truck at the Westerville Sports Complex – kids can get up close to construction vehicles and service vehicles!

10:00 AM – Hilltop Preschool’s Neighborhood Safety Fest! at Hilltop Preschool Columbus – this free community event includes a raffle for bicycles and helmets!

10:30 AM – KidX: Chef Junior at Polaris Fashion Place – kids can be a chef for the day, competing in mini competitions, taste testing and meeting professional chefs! There will also be crafts, activities and more! 

11:00 AM – Jazz & Ribs Fest 2019 – this free festival includes rib vendors, live jazz music on two stages, all along the Scioto Mile. Hours are Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM.

11:00 AM – Preschoolers at Highbanks Metro Park – preschoolers can wade into the river and look for creatures in the Big Meadows Picnic Area.

11:00 AM – Camp Creativity at Michaels Stores – Camp Creativity happens Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and is $3 per session. There is a different theme every week and different crafts every day. Sign up online. 

12:00 PM – Summer Jam Session at Pein Park at State Auto – participate in or enjoy a jazz jam session in the park at the corner of Broad St. and N. 11th St.! 

12:00 PM – Columbus Zoo Animals at Experience Columbus – get up close to animals from the Columbus Zoo at the Visitor Center on Nationwide Blvd!

3:30 PM – Open Gaming for Kids and Teens at Bexley Public Library – youth ages 8-18 can play video games on a big screen, minecraft, board games, card games and more! 

6:00 PM – Night Market – July – Dog Days of Summer! at North Market! – this nighttime market offers a carnival-like atmosphere with independent vendors, family-friendly games and activities, music, and more!

6:00 PM – ArtWalk at Destination Downtown Lancaster – this annual event features art, live entertainment, food and more! 

6:30 PM – Campfire with the Ranger at Blendon Woods Metro Park, Columbus, Ohio – explore the ranger station and truck and roast marshmallows over the fire!

7:00 PM – Friday Night Bandstand in Lancaster – enjoy a live concert in downtown Lancaster!

7:00 PM – Popcorn Pops – Movies & Maracas at Columbus Commons – the Columbus Symphony will be playing songs from your favorite films like Star Wars, Frozen, Harry Potter and more. The first 500 kids will receive a maraca so they can play along! Tickets available online.

7:00 PM – Robin Lacy & DeZydeco | Summer Sizzle Concert Series at George Edge Music Park – enjoy a free concert in the park!

7:00 PM – Outdoor Community Movie Night! at Scarlet City Church – this free outdoor movie night includes the movie Monster’s Inc and Dos Hermanos Food Truck! There will be free popcorn and yard games. Bring a blanket or chair. Movie begins at 8:00.

8:00 PM – Free Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at Columbus Commons – the free showing of this movie will begin at 8:15 PM after Popcorn Pops. The park will open around 8:00 for those watching the movie.

8:30 PM – Uptown Movie Series in Westerville, Ohio – watch a movie on City Hall lawn! This week’s movie is Inside Out.


A BIG thanks to Marcus Theatres for sponsoring this post!

Get ready to ROAR because the Marcus Crosswoods Cinema on Hutchinson Ave. is hosting FREE “Lion King” family parties this Saturday and Sunday! Bring out your lion cubs between 10 a.m. and noon to create their own lion manes, try out origami and animal scratch art and get their picture taken with a fun photo backdrop. There will also be free snacks! (Stay for the movie! Film admission sold separately.) Learn more: http://bit.ly/2NskDqx

Can’t make the party? Head to the Marcus Crosswoods or Pickerington Cinemas for the ultimate moviegoing experience any day of the week, plus plenty of affordable family offerings including $5 Movie Tuesdays, $3 kids movies and more. (Check out this recent blog post for all the details!)


SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Festival Fair Day at the Lancaster Festival – Saturday is the Festival Fair Day at the Lancaster Festival! This day will include lots of kid-friendly activities, games, performances, and more! There will be construction and rescue vehicles, llamas, a climbing wall, train rides, face painting, music and lots more!

9:00 AM – National Moth Week at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – visit the Nature Center to see a display of moths in celebration of National Moth Week!

9:00 AM – 13th Gardening and Arts Festival at Scioto Gardens – this free festival features artists and live music and an array of free gardening workshops! There will be plants for sale and food will be available.

9:00 AM – Market Day at Westgate Farmers Market – this weekend’s market will feature live music from the Fort Hayes String Ensemble, Short North Bagel Deli and Franklinton Cycleworks will be collecting bike donations, doing fix-a-flat and offering chain cleaning demonstrations beginning at 10:15 AM.

10:00 AM – Birdwatching for Beginners at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – beginning bird watchers can learn tricks to improve their bird watching skills and go on a short hike to bird watch!

10:00 AM – Engine Extravaganza at Tanger Outlets, Columbus – kids can get up close to emergency and rescue vehicles! Meet their operators and learn about all of the equipment! Back to School coupons will be available!

10:00 AM – Victorian Sci Fi and Invention at Ohio Village – this event features the scientific experiments and technological advancements of the 1890’s! Learn about how the Victorians viewed space travel, watch a magic lantern show and much more! Included in admission and membership.

10:00 AM – Doll Beach Party at Cute As A Button – kids can bring their doll to party at the beach! Create a beach chair and recipe a beach bag, towel, sunglasses and sandals for your doll! There will be in-store specials, refreshments and prizes. Tickets available online.

10:00 AM – Playdate on the Playground at Kiddie Academy of Hilliard – this free event features a water slide, sprinkles, snow cones, outdoor games and more. 

10:30 AM – My Dad’s a Super-Hero Party at Paulettes Palace & Productions – meet your favorite super heroes, watch superhero performances, take a superhero training class and much more! Cost is $25 for Dad and his children! Tickets available online. 

11:00 AM – Jazz & Ribs Fest 2019 – this free festival includes rib vendors, live jazz music on two stages, all along the Scioto Mile. Hours are Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM.

11:00 AM – Butterfly Pursuit at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 2.5 mile hike to learn how to identify butterflies!

12:00 PM – Kite Festival- Patang BAZI at Darree Soccer Fields – this event includes carnival games, live DJ, vendors, kite and game packages, a free kite while supplies last and more! Tickets can be purchased online or at the event.

12:30 PM – Delaware Farm Tour  – this free farm tour features four different farms in Delaware County and showcases conservation practices and activities. There will be farm animals, crafts, music and educational opportunities along the way!

1:00 PM – Crafternoon: Moon Sand Art at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – make a layered Moon Sand Art Piece and enjoy a scoop of ice cream! Ticket is valid between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. The activity takes 30 minutes. Drop in at your leisure. Tickets available online.

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2019 at Sunrise Sanctuary – visit the animals at the sanctuary at their monthly open house. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance.

2:00 PM – Melissa Lennig – Author Visit and Craft Activity at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – Melissa Lennig, author of Sticks and Stones: A Kid’s Guide to Building and Exploring in the Great Outdoors​​​​ (ref link),  will lead kids in making a rock necklace to take home and will also offer a demonstration of how to build a DIY Bug Hotel.

3:00 PM – Family Tram Rides at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a guided tour of the park on the tram! Hop on at one of the “tram stop” signs throughout the park.

4:00 PM – Delaware Food Truck Festival at Delaware County Fair, Delaware Ohio – this festival supports the Delaware Pacer Bands and offers food trucks, a live band, vendors, crafts for kids, raffle prizes and more!

5:00 PM – Parents Night Out at Engineered Beginnings, LLC – drop off kids ages 5-14 for a night of hands on STEAM activities. First child $30, $15 for siblings. Register online.

5:00 PM – Easton’s 20th Anniversary Concert at Easton Town Center – celebrate 20 years of Easton with a concert from Popgun, Larger Than Life and The Prince Experience! This is a free concert!

6:00 PM – Family Fun Night at Highbanks Metro Park – enjoy a campfire and various outdoor activities to help you explore nature at night!

7:00 PM – 2019 Ice Cream Social / Touch-a-Truck at Jefferson Community Park – this event in Blacklick includes ice cream, a touch-a-truck experience, old fashioned games and more!

9:00 PM – Movie In The Park: Coco at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – watch Coco on the big screen! Bring a blanket or chair.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – National Moth Week at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – visit the Nature Center to see a display of moths in celebration of National Moth Week!

11:00 AM – Sunlight Market in Gay Street District – this street festival features vendors, live music and brick and mortar businesses. 

11:00 AM – National Ice Cream Day at Dulce Vida – all ice cream scoops are half off in celebration of National Ice Cream Day!

11:00 AM – Jazz & Ribs Fest 2019 – this free festival includes rib vendors, live jazz music on two stages, all along the Scioto Mile. Hours are Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM.

12:00 PM – Lancaster Festival – the Lancaster Festival runs from July 17-27, 2019 with various performances, activities and shows throughout the week! There will be kid-friendly performances from The Shazzbots, magic shows, art projects and more! Click the link for the entire schedule.

12:00 PM – National Ice Cream Day at Kilwins – buy one ice cream scoop, get one ice cream scoop free at both Kilwins locations, Sunday only! (Check out my Facebook page for a giveaway!)

1:00 PM – Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Open House – this free event includes canoeing, fishing, educational demonstrations, refreshments and more!

2:00 PM – Creature Feature: Amphibians at Highbanks Metro Park – meet the amphibians at the Nature Center and learn how they are cared for.

2:00 PM – JuniorChefs Weekend Workshop at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – this workshop is for kids ages 6 and up and will feature cooking skills, kitchen safety, flavor profiles and more. $50/class.

3:00 PM – Ranger Bike Ride at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 6 mile bike ride with a park ranger along the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail.

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 12-14, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 50 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:45 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in to this music class with WeJoySing for $5/child, $3 for siblings. 1-23 months old.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a nature activity plus free play in the woods. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons – Commons for Kids offers activities for all ages including carousel rides, inflatables, activities and more! This week’s theme is Animal Planet Day!

10:30 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in to this music class with WeJoySing for $5/child, $3 for siblings. 2-4 years old.

11:00 AM – Camp Creativity at Michaels Stores – Camp Creativity happens Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and is $3 per session. There is a different theme every week and different crafts every day. Sign up online. 

3:30 PM – Open Gaming for Kids and Teens at Bexley Public Library – youth ages 8-18 can play video games on a big screen, minecraft, board games, card games and more! 

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich – head to Franklinton when the galleries and art studios stay open late for exploring!

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop the kids off for a hands-on cooking lesson! This week’s theme is BBQ recipes. Register online.

6:30 PM – Family Night Hike | Sense the Night at Ohio Wildlife Center – hike around the Ohio Wildlife Center in the dark searching for animals, enjoy a camp fire  and create an animal enrichment item for the wildlife. $7/person. Not recommended for kids under age 5. 

7:00 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too! 

7:00 PM – Folk Songs Around the Fire at Gallant Farm Park – bring an instrument or sing along to songs around the campfire. All ages welcome.

7:00 PM – Friday Night Bandstand in Lancaster – enjoy a live concert in downtown Lancaster!

8:00 PM – Hilliard Arts Council Presents: Shrek the Musical at Hilliard Darby High School – watch the musical Shrek performed by local actors, dancers and singers! This is a family-friendly performances with several times throughout the weekend.


A BIG thanks to Olentangy Indian Caverns for sponsoring this post!

Looking for more adventures on your summer bucket list? Just 20 minutes north of Columbus you’ll find an unexpected destination for explorers young and old: Olentangy Indian Caverns

Take a tour through the cave where Native Americans once lived. Mine for gems in the running water sluice. Hunt for treasure in Ohio’s only Treasure Hunt Maze. And visit deer, goats, cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, and bunnies in Columbus’s largest petting zoo. Visit Olentangy Indian Caverns from 9:30am – 5pm all summer long.


SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – Grand Opening Weekend at Lynd Fruit Farm – celebrate the first market opening of the year with samples, food trucks, music, balloons and a bigger and better market! 

9:00 AM – Franklin County Fair at the Franklin County Fairgrounds – the fair features rides, concerts, performances, vendors, food, and lots more! The fair runs from July 13-20, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday.

9:30 AM – Pancakes & Play at St. Francis DeSales High School, Columbus, OH – this fundraiser will include all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast, bingo, a silent auction, bounce house, face painting, putt putt and more! $10/person, $25/family.

9:30 AM – A Walking Storytime at Westerville Public Library – listen to a story while walking through the library and Hanby Park followed by a craft and a treat. Ages 2-5 years and their siblings.

9:30 AM – Our Village: Tie Dye Creations! with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – this is a free event with FIT4MOM UA! Bring an item to tie dye after the Stroller Strides Class!

10:00 AM – Birdwatching for Beginners at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – beginning bird watchers can learn tricks to improve their bird watching skills and go on a short hike to bird watch!

10:00 AM – Westerville Music & Arts Festival at Everal Barn At Heritage Park – this two day festival includes live music, food trucks, craft beers and more! $1 to attend, kids 10 and under are free.

10:00 AM – Children’s Book Sale 2019 at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Hilliard Branch – children’s books will be on sale at the Hilliard Branch of the CML. Clearance sale is Sunday!

10:00 AM – Community Day 2019 at Pleasant Township Fire Department – this family-friendly event features touch-a-truck, games, balloon animals, free face painting, food trucks, vendors and more!

10:00 AM – 10 TV & Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure at Highbanks Metro Park – this is a free event featuring creeking, rock wall climbing, face painting, archery, live animals and more outdoor activities!

10:00 AM – Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious at Kiddie Academy of Gahanna – enjoy a story time with visits from Curious George and Pinkalicious. This is a free event but you can RSVP online to reserve your spot.

10:00 AM – Storytime LIVE! and Grand Opening Event at Kiddie Academy of Dublin – enjoy a story time with visits from Curious George and Pinkalicious. This is a free event but you can RSVP online to reserve your spot.

10:30 AM – July Grown-Up & Me Art // Up, Up and Away! at Art with Anna – this event is for kids ages 3 and up with an adult. $15/couple, $5 for additional artists. Make an art project together!

10:30 AM – A Walking Storytime at Westerville Public Library – listen to a story while walking through the library and Hanby Park followed by a craft and a treat. Ages 2-5 years and their siblings.

10:30 AM – Our Village: Tie Dye Creations! with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – this is a free event with FIT4MOM UA! Bring an item to tie dye after the Stroller Strides Class!

11:00 AM – Will Hillenbrand, Children’s Author Book Launch at Bexley Public Library – Will Hillenbrand will be launching his new book, Mighty Reader and the Big Freeze. Books will be available for sale and for signing. 

11:00 AM – Family Fun Day at The Shops at Worthington Place – this is a free event including a bounce house, balloon twisting, fire truck, child ID kits and more.

11:00 AM – Summer Jam West at Westgate Park – this free festival features art and live music. There will be local bands, food trucks, craft vendors, a free Children’s Art Zone, $1 snow cones, professional chalk artists and more!

11:00 AM – Delaware Family Festival at Andrews House – this block party will include music, face painting, lawn games, free lunch from 12-1, craft stations and more!

12:00 PM – PBJ & Jazz: Bobby Floyd Trio feat. Dwight Adams at Topiary Park – this event features a free, kid-friendly jazz concert in the park. There is a story time at the library at 11:00 AM, the concert at 12:00 PM and an art activity at 1:00 PM!

12:00 PM – Weiland’s Annual Party in the Parking Lot at Weiland’s Market – celebrate 58 years at Weiland’s market with picnic foods, birthday cake and ice cream, snow cones, giveaways, live music and more! $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12.

1:00 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too!

2:00 PM – Let’s Flamingle for a Cure! at The Bogey – this free, family-friendly event supports the Rett Syndrome Research Trust and features kids’ activities, silent auction, raffle prizes, live music, face painting, photo booth, yard games and more!

2:30 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too!

5:30 PM – 2019 Westerville Jazz Series at Alum Creek Amphitheater – enjoy a free concert in the park along with food trucks!

8:00 PM – MTRL Monster Truck Thrill Show at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – watch monster trucks at the Franklin County Fair with a pre-show pit party from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

8:00 PM – Hilliard Arts Council Presents: Shrek the Musical at Hilliard Darby High School – watch the musical Shrek performed by local actors, dancers and singers! This is a family-friendly performances with several times throughout the weekend.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Grand Opening Weekend at Lynd Fruit Farm – celebrate the first market opening of the year with samples, food trucks, music, balloons and a bigger and better market! 

9:30 AM – KidsFest 2019 at Covenant Church – this free festival includes a juggler, balloon artist, petting zoo, inflatables, touch-a-truck and more!

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – visit the Ohio Wildlife Center and its inhabitants! An animal enrichment activity will take place at 1:00 PM. $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

1:00 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too!

1:00 PM – Children’s Book Sale 2019 at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Hilliard Branch – children’s books will be on sale at the Hilliard Branch of the CML. Clearance sale is Sunday!

2:00 PM – Columbus Zoo at the Franklin Park Conservatory – the Columbus Zoo will visit the Conservatory with some ambassador animals. Free with admission or membership.

2:30 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too! 

3:00 PM – Hilliard Arts Council Presents: Shrek the Musical at Hilliard Darby High School – watch the musical Shrek performed by local actors, dancers and singers! This is a family-friendly performances with several times throughout the weekend.

4:30 PM – Families in the Kitchen at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – this is an interactive cooking class for all ages. $25/person.

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 5-7, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 30 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

Looking for Independence Day events? Click here: Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks Displays near Columbus, Ohio 

FRIDAY  

9:00 AM – Young’s Family Fun Value Independence Week Wristband Special at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey Dairy this weekend for a special price on wristbands for miniature golf, batting cages, driving range and more! Wristbands is $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for ages 11 and under and is good all day.

10:30 AM – KidX Club: Animals at Polaris Fashion Place The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be teaching kids about animals and there will be face painting, a balloon artist, giveaways, crafts and more!

11:00 AM – Camp Creativity at Michaels Stores – Camp Creativity happens Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and is $3 per session. There is a different theme every week and different crafts every day. Sign up online. 

11:00 AM – July 4th Weekend Block Party & Engine Extravaganza at Tanger Outlets, Jeffersonville – Thursday through Sunday there will be emergency trucks and vehicles to explore, games, balloons, food trucks, activities, giveaways, free popsicles and more!

12:00 PM – Summer Carnival at Skate Zone 71 – in addition to skating, this carnival will include a bounce house, face painting, balloon twisting and more!

6:00 PM- Friday Night Float at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe out on the lake, all equipment provided! Kids must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride.

6:00 PM – Central Ohio Brass Band at the Gantz Park Gazebo – enjoy a patriotic concert, visit with the Gardens at Gantz Farm volunteers and check out the new park! The concert begins at 7:00 PM.

7:00 PM – Friday Night Bandstand in Lancaster – enjoy a live concert in downtown Lancaster!

8:30 PM – Uptown Movie Series on the City Hall Lawn – enjoy a movie on the lawn at dusk. This week’s movie is My Fair Lady (rated G).

8:45 PM – Family Film Friday in the Park at Sharon Meadows Park – watch a family-friendly film in the park! Popcorn will be provided. Bring a blanket or chair. 

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. All equipment provided including life jackets!

9:00 AM – Young’s Family Fun Value Independence Week Wristband Special at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey Dairy this weekend for a special price on wristbands for miniature golf, batting cages, driving range and more! Wristbands is $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for ages 11 and under and is good all day.

10:30 AM – Storytime at the Market at Westgate Farmers Market – head out to the Westgate Farmers Market for a story time with Miss Pam! There will be costumes and props and two stories! Explorers Club Food Truck will be onsite as well as Bottoms Up Coffee along with the regular vendors! (The market begins at 9:00 AM.)

10:00 AM – Birdwatching for Beginners at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – beginning bird watchers can learn tricks to improve their bird watching skills and go on a short hike to bird watch!

10:30 AM – Our Village: Tie Dye Creations! with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – this is a free event with FIT4MOM UA! Bring an item to tie dye after the Stroller Strides Class!

11:00 AM – July 4th Weekend Block Party & Engine Extravaganza at Tanger Outlets, Jeffersonville – Thursday through Sunday there will be emergency trucks and vehicles to explore, games, balloons, food trucks, activities, giveaways, free popsicles and more!

12:00 PM – Family Fun Day with Next Level Trainings at Eastpointe Christian Church – this event includes face painting, bounce house, a D.J., games, an auction food and more! All activities are included with ticket purchase. Proceeds benefit NC4K which supports pediatric cancer families living or being treated in the state of Ohio.

1:00 PM – MAKE a Mini Sand Art Planter at Michaels Stores – buy the jar and Michaels will supply all of the supplies for a succulent jar filled with colorful sand.

2:00 PM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. All equipment provided including life jackets!

6:00 PM – 2019 Westerville Jazz Series at Alum Creek Amphitheater – enjoy a free concert in the park along with food trucks!

7:30 PM – Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) at Ohio Theatre – watch the original Disney’s Snow White as part of CAPA’s Summer Movie Series! Tickets are available online. There are 3 showings this weekend.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. All equipment provided including life jackets!

9:00 AM – Young’s Family Fun Value Independence Week Wristband Special at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey Dairy this weekend for a special price on wristbands for miniature golf, batting cages, driving range and more! Wristbands is $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for ages 11 and under and is good all day.

10:00 AM – Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory – on the first Sunday of each month, the Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours of 10am to 5pm.

11:00 AM – July 4th Weekend Block Party & Engine Extravaganza at Tanger Outlets, Jeffersonville – Thursday through Sunday there will be emergency trucks and vehicles to explore, games, balloons, food trucks, activities, giveaways, free popsicles and more!

11:00 AM – Fairy Garden Super Sunday at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – create your own fairy garden with houses, rocks, accessories and more. Reservations recommended. Ages 3 and up with adult supervision. If you register online and attend you will receive 20% off your creation.

1:00 PM – Live Fire Sundays at Franklin Park Conservatory – watch a free cooking demo and sample foods made on outdoor cooking equipment. Sunday’s theme is Braised Beef and potatoes.

2:00 PM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. All equipment provided including life jackets!

2:00 PM – Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) at Ohio Theatre – watch the original Disney’s Snow White as part of CAPA’s Summer Movie Series! Tickets are available online. There are 3 showings this weekend.

2:00 PM – Tanabata Festival 七夕祭り at Coffman Pavillion – this free festival celebrates the Japan-American relationship in Central Ohio and features musical performances, food, games, japanese sporting events and more. 

2:00 PM – For Kids: Scavenger Hunt at Highbanks Metro Park – pick up a scavenger hunt at the Nature Center and complete it for a prize!

7:30 PM – Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) at Ohio Theatre – watch the original Disney’s Snow White as part of CAPA’s Summer Movie Series! Tickets are available online. There are 3 showings this weekend.

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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