What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, June 28-30, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY  

6:30 AM – Ashland BalloonFest at Freer Field – this event in Ashland includes Balloon Glows, races, live performances, sports, exhibits, food and more! There is a kids zone, bumper bubbles, and more!

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.

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – this event for walkers through 5 years old includes 2 hours of sensory-based activities and crafting. Crawlers are free.

9:30 AM – Story Time at Chick-fil-A at Grandview Yard – this story time includes a free coffee for the adult and a free hash brown for each child.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – join a naturalist for a 30 minute nature activity and free play time in the woods. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Tots on the Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a slow paced 1/2 mile hike with your toddler. For ages 1-4.

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 Going Green.

11:00 AM – Pickaway County Touch-a-Truck at Pickaway County Community Action – get up close to trucks, tractors, first responder vehicles, police cars and more! There will be prizes, giveaways and activities for kids.

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. This week’s theme is Jungle Journey.

12:00 PM – Mammals of Ohio Display at Highbanks Metro Park – there will be games, activities, videos and displays about mammals at the Nature Center.

5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – COSI stays open late on the last Friday of the month with reduced admission!

6:00 PM – 4th Fridays on the Lawn at Westerville Public Library – head over to the library during 4th Friday for family-friendly activities. this month’s theme is a safety obstacle course and includes activities that will teach safety skills. 

6:30 PM – Westerville 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville – stroll the streets for special activities, music and businesses that stay open late!

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

9:00 PM – Family Camp Out at Sunny 95 Park – this annual event offers the chance to camp out with games and a movie (Small Foot)! Email to reserve a tent!

9:00 PM – Movie in the Park featuring Small Foot at Sunny 95 Park – watch Small Foot in the park! Bring your own chairs or blanket. 

SATURDAY

6:30 AM – Ashland BalloonFest at Freer Field – this event in Ashland includes Balloon Glows, races, live performances, sports, exhibits, food and more! There is a kids zone, bumper bubbles, and more!

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.

9:00 AM – Westgate Block Sale – shop the Westgate neighborhood yard sales during the Hilltop Bean Dinner Festival in Westgate Park.

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 – KidX Club at Polaris Fashion Place – Friday mornings include family-friendly activities like face painting, a balloon artist, crafts and more! This week’s theme is The Life of Toys. Your kids’ favorite toy characters will come to life!

10:00 AM – Hilltop Bean Dinner Festival at Westgate Park – this historical festival commemorates the role of the Hilltop in the Civil War and features live music, food, crafts, vendors, a car show and more!

10:00 AM – HOOT 100 at Gateway Film Center – enjoy kid-friendly short films with a Happy Birthday Theme and music from the Shazzbots! There are crafts in the lobby beforehand and admission is free with a canned good donation to the Open Shelter.

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

11:00 AM – Family Hike & Creeking at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – kids of all abilities can explore the creek and enjoy a sensory experience searching for fish, bugs, crawdads and more! Register online for this free event.

12:00 PM – KiDSART at COMFEST – kid friendly events at Comfest include musical performances from Mr. Eric, The Muppet Mayhem Band, The Shazzbots and more. There will be a KiDSART area in the picnic shelter near the playground that will fearuter t-shirt tie-dyeing, sidewalk chalk, a toddlers space, painting, crafts and more. This area will be open Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Summer Scavenger Hunt at Homestead Metro Park – pick up a scavenger hunt in the Nature Center and look for signs of animals in the park! Prizes are given for those who find everything!

12:00 PM – International Mud Day at Blendon Woods Metro Park – come celebrate International Mud Day by playing in the mud!

1:00 PM – Feed The Stream at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – help feed the fish crickets, worms and minnows!

2:00 PM – Built to Bake at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – learn how a wood burning stove works and watch them prepare baked goods at this historical farm!

4:00 PM – Shop Hop and Food Trucks in Grove City – head to Grove City Town Center for food trucks and specials at participating businesses!

4:00 PM – Olentangy Summer Bash at Olentangy High School – this celebration includes live performances, food trucks, family-friendly activities, a kid’s area and a fireworks show. Tickets are available online.

5:00 PM – The Grandview Hop – the Grandview Hop includes live music, shopping, art, food trucks, a beer garden and activities for all!

6:00 PM – Family Fun Night at Highbanks Metro Park – enjoy a campfire and other activities to explore nature.

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

SUNDAY

6:30 AM – Ashland BalloonFest at Freer Field – this event in Ashland includes Balloon Glows, races, live performances, sports, exhibits, food and more! There is a kids zone, bumper bubbles, and more! There is only the morning flight on Sunday, no other activities.

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.

11:00 AM – Sunday Sliders Family Sunday at The Draft Room – enjoy free crafts for kids, beer specials and lunch from Star City Sliders.

1:00 PM – Easton’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Volunteer Fair at Easton Town Center – head to Easton to learn about many non profit organizations who are looking for volunteers! At 3:00 there will be birthday cupcakes and a performance by the Harmony Project.

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 small prize. 

3:00 PM – Moana and The Mermaid Fairytale Camp at The Shops at Worthington Place – this camp features dance, singing, crafts, dress up and more! Recommended for ages 4-7. $30/camper. Tickets available online.

4:00 PM – Doggie’s Day Out! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – this event features a bonfire, homemade dog treats, activities, games and raffles!

6:30 PM – Sounds of Freedom at Alum Creek Park Amphitheater – this free concert will feature Cabot Rea singing patriotic songs accompanied by the Westerville Symphony.  

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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, June 21-23, 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  

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – this event includes a 30 minute nature activity and free play time in the woods. $5 donation suggested.

10:00 AM – The Science of Big Machines at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – climb aboard big machines and construction vehicles and learn about the science and technology of construction vehicles! This event will run through June 23rd! Included in admission and membership.

10:00 AM – Music Class at Hoot Studio – join Miss Marlene – Dance and Sing for a musical class for ages 105. Cost is $15/child, $10 for siblings and includes time in the play area.

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 Safety Day.

12:00 PM – Put- In- Bay Pyrate Fest XI at Put-in-Bay, Ohio – looking for a weekend trip? Head to Put-In-Bay for this family friendly event featuring pirates! There will be contests, a pirate parade, a pirates village, cannon displays and more!

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 – Family Concert: Howl at the Moon with Tom Sieling at Bexley Public Library – enjoy a family-friendly concert at the library!

4:00 PM – 20th Annual Easton Art Affair at Easton Town Center – head to Easton for a juried fine art show that also includes sculpture, photography, jewelry and more! Something for everyone from fine art to street fair!

5:00 PM – West Columbus Fair 2019 at Westland Mall – this event includes a petting zoo, pig races, a wild tiger exhibit, pony rides and a carnival midway! There will also be a Fearless Flores Thrill Show as seen on America’s Got Talent!

5:00 PM – 2019 Powell Festival presented by Mount Carmel Health in downtown Powell – this two-day festival includes family-friendly entertainment, a kid’s zone, food, fireworks and more!

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop your kids off for a hands-on cooking workshop based on a theme. Ages 6 and up. Register online.

7:00 PM – Folk Songs Around the Fire at Gallant Farm Park – singers, musicians and listeners are all welcome to share songs around the fire.

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

7:00 PM – Ladies of Longford | Grove City Summer Sizzle Concert Series – enjoy a free concert in the George Edge Music Park! This week’s band performs contemporary Celtic music.

7:30 PM – Popcorn Pops – Dance Party at Columbus Commons – enjoy a family-friendly concert by the Columbus Symphony at Columbus Commons. Tickets available online.

8:00 PM – Free Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns at Columbus Commons – watch a free showing of Mary Poppins Returns after the Popcorn Pops concert. The movie is free, but the concert is a ticketed event. Bring your own blanket or chair.

8:00 PM – Uptown Movie Series in Westerville, Ohio – watch a movie on City Hall lawn! This week’s movie is A League of Their Own.

8:00 PM – Coyote Campfire at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn about coyotes around the campfire.

8:30 PM – Movies at Mingo – Spider-Man at Mingo Park – watch a movie in Mingo Park! The movie starts around 8:30 PM and is Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

8:30 PM – Friday Night Flicks: The Sandlot at Sycamore Park Amphitheater – watch a free movie in the Park! This week’s movie is The Sandlot.

8:45 PM – Family Film Friday in the Park at Sharon Meadows park – this event includes a kid-friendly family film! Popcorn will be available for a $.50 donation. Bring a blanket or chair!

9:00 PM – Summer Movie Series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Highbanks Metro Park – watch Harry Potter on the big screen! The movie begins 30 minutes after dusk. Popcorn will be provided.

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Walk for Wishes at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – register for a 1 mile walk to support Make-A-Wish! This is a family-friendly event that benefits kids with serious illnesses in our community! Registration begins at 6:30 AM.

9:00 AM – Alley Crafts Street Fair at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – the Alley Crafts Street Fair benefits Autism Speaks and features over 30 craft and local vendors, sensory play activities, a food truck and more!

10:00 AM – Cartoon Capers at Oho Theatre – watch your favorite Warner Bros. cartoons on the big screen at Ohio Theatre!

10:00 AM – A House Divided at Ohio History Center – this event includes a full Civil War experience with battle demonstrations, reenactments, games, music, dancing, a military parade, tea service, storytelling and much more!

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 – The Science of Big Machines at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – climb aboard big machines and construction vehicles and learn about the science and technology of construction vehicles! This event will run through June 23rd! Included in admission and membership.

11:00 AM – 20th Annual Easton Art Affair at Easton Town Center – head to Easton for a juried fine art show that also includes sculpture, photography, jewelry and more! Something for everyone from fine art to street fair!

11:00 AM – Pollinator Palooza at Franklin Park Conservatory – celebrate National Pollinator Week with learning opportunities, crafts, food demonstrations, live music, shows by The Bugman, food trucks and more! Don’t miss the BioBlitz – a hands on learning experience taking place at the event that includes a collaborative race against the clock to discover as many species as possible within the park!

11:00 AM – Fetch A Friend + Made Local Marketplace Adopt and Shop at Franklin County Fairgrounds – this event takes place in The Burke Building and includes the opportunity to shop local vendors AND pets! There will be food trucks, kids activities and a book signing! While shopping and enjoying the activities, you can meet adoptable pets and learn more about the rescues and shelters in attendance!

12:00 PM – Watershed Festival in Mingo Park – learn about land and water stewardship with a guided nature walk, rubber duck race, raffle drawings, canoeing and more! 

12:00 PM – 2019 Powell Festival presented by Mount Carmel Health in downtown Powell – this two-day festival includes family-friendly entertainment, a kid’s zone, food, fireworks and more!

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 – West Columbus Fair 2019 at Westland Mall – this event includes a petting zoo, pig races, a wild tiger exhibit, pony rides and a carnival midway! There will also be a Fearless Flores Thrill Show as seen on America’s Got Talent! 

2:00 PM – Creature Feature: Reptiles at Highbanks Metro Park – meet live reptiles and learn how to care for the animals. 

3:00 PM – Snakes & Such Hike at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – take a one mile hike to look for reptiles and amphibians. Ages 5 and up.

6:00 PM – Movie Night in the Shoe – watch “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” in the Shoe! Tickets are $5/person. Proceeds benefit Pelotonia and Team Buckeye. Free parking available.

6:00 PM – 2019 Westerville Jazz Series at Alum Creek Amphitheater – enjoy a live jazz performance! Food trucks will be available.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – A House Divided at Ohio History Center – this event includes a full Civil War experience with battle demonstrations, reenactments, games, music, dancing, a military parade, tea service, storytelling and much more!

10:00 AM – The Science of Big Machines at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – climb aboard big machines and construction vehicles and learn about the science and technology of construction vehicles! This event will run through June 23rd! Included in admission and membership.

11:00 AM – Fetch A Friend + Made Local Marketplace Adopt and Shop at Franklin County Fairgrounds – this event takes place in The Burke Building and includes the opportunity to shop local vendors AND pets! There will be food trucks, kids activities and a book signing! While shopping and enjoying the activities, you can meet adoptable pets and learn more about the rescues and shelters in attendance!

11:00 AM – Sunlight Market at Gay Street District -the Sunlight Market is an outdoor street festival with sidewalk vendors, street musicians and more!

11:00 AM – 20th Annual Easton Art Affair at Easton Town Center – head to Easton for a juried fine art show that also includes sculpture, photography, jewelry and more! Something for everyone from fine art to street fair!

11:00 AM – German Village Makers Market in German Village – this market takes place at the corner of City Park and Thurman Ave and includes over 60 makers, designers and growers. There will be food trucks, music and more!

2:00 PM – West Columbus Fair 2019 at Westland Mall – this event includes a petting zoo, pig races, a wild tiger exhibit, pony rides and a carnival midway! There will also be a Fearless Flores Thrill Show as seen on America’s Got Talent! 

4:30 PM – Families in the Kitchen at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – take an interactive cooking class for kids and adults! $25/person.

6:00 PM – Music in the Garden: Summer ’19 at Olde Towne East Community Gardens – enjoy a live concert in the garden! This weekend’s band is Anna & the Consequences.

6:30 PM – Concerts on the Lawn at Livingston House – enjoy a concert by Agent 99 on the lawn!

7:00 PM – HAC Summer Concert Series: Wood Pickers in Hilliard – this is a family friendly concert that takes place at the Norwich St. Gazebo!

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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, June 14-16, 2019, Father’s Day Weekend

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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 Father’s Day weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY  

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – this activity includes a 30 minute nature activity plus free play time the woods! All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Commons for Kids – Sports Day at Columbus Commons – Commons for Kids offers activities for all ages including carousel rides, inflatables, activities and more! This week’s theme is Sports Day! There will be visits from local mascots, crafts, face painting, and activities with Columbus Crew SC and OSU athletics!

10:00 AM – Music Class at Hoot Studio – enjoy a 45 minute music class including instruments, singing and surprises! $15 for the first kid, siblings are $10.

10:15 AM – Music with Mr. Mark at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum – sing and dance with Mr. Mark at Little Buckeye Museum in Mansfield! Free with admission or membership. $3 per child just for the class.

11:00 AM – From Book to Film: Paddington 2 at Gateway Film Center – admission is free with your library card (up to 4 admissions)! This week’s movie is Paddington 2.

1:00 PM – Creature Feature: Reptiles at Highbanks Metro Park – meet live reptiles and learn how to care for the animals. 

2:00 PM – From Book to Film: Paddington 2 at Gateway Film Center – admission is free with your library card (up to 4 admissions)! This week’s movie is Paddington 2.

3:00 PM – Car Seat Safety Check at Hilltop YMCA – get your carseat checked for safety by Columbus Public Health and Safe Kids!

4:00 PM – Mithoff Revitalization Celebration in Downtown Lancaster – this block party in downtown Lancaster will include rock climbing walls, face painting, caricatures and free kids activities! Food will be available as well as a beer garden. The party goes to 11:00 PM and includes live music during the Friday Night Bandstand.

4:00 PM – Celebrate 614 Day! at Seventh Son Brewing – June 14th has been officially recognized as 614 Day! Celebrate with Columbus-based DJ’s, art installations, vendors and food trucks!

4:00 PM – Pelotonia HQ Open House! at Pelotonia – check out the brand new Pelotonia Headquarters! There will be Velvet Ice Cream, Donatos pizza and drinks! Take this opportunity to support Pelotonia and explore Franklinton during Franklinton Friday! 

4:00 PM – Sensory Art: Father’s Day Edition at Hoot Studio – enjoy a sensory art project that will turn into a Father’s Day gift! $15/child, $10 for siblings. Call or register online. 

4:30 PM – Franklinton Bike Fest at Franklinton Cycle Works – this festival includes food, games, kids’ activities, music, bike demos and more! 

5:00 PM – Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahanna, OH – enjoy live jazz music, amusement rides, kayaking, shopping, and a family fun zone with Irish dance, juggling, storytelling, the Turtle Lady, petting zoo, and lots more! Tickets are available online and children under 4 are free.

5:00 PM – West Columbus Fair 2019 at Westland Mall – this event includes a petting zoo, pig races, a wild tiger exhibit, pony rides and a carnival midway! There will also be a Fearless Flores Thrill Show as seen on America’s Got Talent! 

5:00 PM – Grove City Wine and Arts Festival in the Heart of Grove City – experience 21 Ohio wineries and over 100 juried artists at this event in downtown Grove City! There will be food trucks and a Kids Craft with Never Grow Up Boutique on Saturday!

5:00 PM – St. Mary Parish Festival – the St. Mary Festival includes live music, food and drink, carnival rides, inflatables, midway games, a casino, kiddie land and more! A wristband for unlimited rides is $20.

6:00 PM – Friday Night Float at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. Kids must be able to fit in life jackets.

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School – Dublin – during this event, families can swim in the pool together! Cost is $5/person or $15/family. Tiger Woo’s World Class Tae Kwon Do and Operation Safe Kids will be the “featured friends” for the evening.

9:15 PM – Movies Under the Stars – Charade at Green Lawn Abbey – watch a movie at the Green Lawn Abbey! There will be a food truck at 8:00 PM and cartoons will be shown at dusk. The movie Charade begins at 9:15 PM. $5/person.


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SATURDAY

9:00 AM – The Great Inflatable Race Columbus at Franklin County Fairgrounds – this huge inflatable obstacle course is for all ages!

9:00 AM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – drop in to take the kids on a canoe ride. Kids must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride.

9:00 AM – Worthington Arts Festival at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – this arts festival includes over 150 artists and vendors, food vendors, and community arts partners and activities. 

9:00 AM – Touch-A-Truck at the Westgate Farmers Market – kids can get up close to emergency and utility vehicles from AEP, Columbus Fire Department and Columbus Police Department! Plus enjoy the farmer’s market and Broke Johnny Food Truck!

9:00 AM – Waffle Bar! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – $5 gets you one Belgium waffle with unlimited toppings! There will be animals to visit with from Heartland Conference Retreat Center. There will also be games and fun for the kids!

10:00 AM – Columbus Children’s Festival at Westerville North High School – this festival includes lots of activities for kids including a foam fun run, a A Whole New World Breakfast, a bounce park and fun zone, talent contest, balloon artist, petting zoo and lots more!

10:00 AM – The Big Splash at Three Creeks Metro Park – this event includes canoeing, a water slide, discovering pond life, a squirt gun zone and free snacks! Children must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride in the canoes.

10:00 AM – Babies & Bumps Columbus 2019 at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center – get answers to your questions, gain confidence in your decisions, resolve your fears…and become empowered about all aspects of pregnancy, birth, the transition to parenthood, and your baby’s development! No pressure. No judgment. Just support, resources, and community for you and your growing family.

10:00 AM – The Science of Big Machines at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – climb aboard big machines and construction vehicles and learn about the science and technology of construction vehicles! This event will run through June 23rd! Included in admission and membership.

10:00 AM – Kids Club at Michaels Stores – make a Father’s Day card for dad! $3/project.

10:10 AM – Our Village: Donut Decorating with Dad at the Powell Village Green – decorate donuts with dad at this Family Stroller Strides Class! Your first class with FIT4MOM is free!

10:30 AM – Pride Parade – the Pride Parade steps off at 10:30 AM from Poplar & High. From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Family Area at the Pride Festival, kids can enjoy play, arts and crafts and more! There will be a bounce house, picnic area, dress up photos and more! There will also be vendors, live entertainment and food trucks.

11:00 AM – Grove City Wine and Arts Festival in the Heart of Grove City – experience 21 Ohio wineries and over 100 juried artists at this event in downtown Grove City! There will be food trucks and a Kids Craft with Never Grow Up Boutique on Saturday!

11:00 AM – From Book to Film: Paddington 2 at Gateway Film Center – admission is free with your library card (up to 4 admissions)! This week’s movie is Paddington 2.

11:00 AM – Kids Craft During the Wine and Arts Festival at Never Grow Up Boutique – stop by Never Grow Up to make a make a project during the Grove City Wine and Arts Festival. Make and take a craft for $5.

11:00 AM – Wild Saturday at Green Haven Living, LLC – visit with animal ambassadors from Ohio Wildlife Center until 3:00 PM!

11:30 AM – Indian Food Festival at Columbus Indian Church – taste home-cooked dishes from members of the congregation! Menu items are $3 and there is free ice cream for the kids and free beverages.

2:00 PM – MAKE a Father’s Day Mug at Michaels Stores – buy the mug and Michaels will provide the supplies to decorate it for dad!

2:00 PM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – drop in to take the kids on a canoe ride. Kids must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride.

2:00 PM – From Book to Film: Paddington 2 at Gateway Film Center – admission is free with your library card (up to 4 admissions)! This week’s movie is Paddington 2.

2:00 PM – West Columbus Fair 2019 at Westland Mall – this event includes a petting zoo, pig races, a wild tiger exhibit, pony rides and a carnival midway! There will also be a Fearless Flores Thrill Show as seen on America’s Got Talent!

4:30 PM – The Royals Project Family Skate Night at Skate America – skate with Disney, Marvel and DC characters! $5 for admission. Recommended for ages preschool through 4th grade. Non-skating adults are free.

5:00 PM – St. Mary Parish Festival – the St. Mary Festival includes live music, food and drink, carnival rides, inflatables, midway games, a casino, kiddie land and more! A wristband for unlimited rides is $20.

6:00 PM – Moonlight Market on Gay Street – this outdoor street festival and market includes over 100 sidewalk vendors, street musicians and more!

SUNDAY – FATHER’S DAY

9:00 AM – Father’s Day Special: Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – drop in to take the kids on a canoe ride. Kids must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride.

11:00 AM – From Book to Film: Paddington 2 at Gateway Film Center – admission is free with your library card (up to 4 admissions)! This week’s movie is Paddington 2.

11:00 AM – Worthington Arts Festival at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – this arts festival includes over 150 artists and vendors, food vendors, and community arts partners and activities. 

2:00 PM – West Columbus Fair 2019 at Westland Mall – this event includes a petting zoo, pig races, a wild tiger exhibit, pony rides and a carnival midway! There will also be a Fearless Flores Thrill Show as seen on America’s Got Talent!

2:00 PM – From Book to Film: Paddington 2 at Gateway Film Center – admission is free with your library card (up to 4 admissions)! This week’s movie is Paddington 2.

2:00 PM – Father’s Day Special: Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – drop in to take the kids on a canoe ride. Kids must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride.

2:00 PM – Fishing with the Rangers at Highbanks Metro Park – limited bait and poles will be provided for this fishing time! 

3:00 PM – Father’s Day Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Easton for $10/person. Children under 15 ride free with a paying adult. 

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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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