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Looking for a kid-friendly Halloween party for your family? This list ranges from silly to scary and there’s a Halloween party in Columbus almost every night of the month!

Halloween Events around Columbus and Central Ohio for families:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Halloween Party at Whetstone Community Center

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Friday, October 12, 2018

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Field of Fright at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Saturday Morning Cartoons: All Hallows’ Eve Edition at Gateway Film Center

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Field of Fright at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Fall Spooktacular Craft Fair at Westerville North High School

October Grown-Up & Me Art: Goofy Pumpkin! at Art with Anna

Boo ‘n Brew at Polaris Fashion Place

Trunk or treat, hayrides, s’mores and more! at The First Church of God Community Worship Center

Pups and Pumpkins at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center

Sunday, October 14, 2018

MUMS & Mummies at Westgate Park

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

October Family Paint: Lil Pumpkin at Art with Anna

Giant Pumpkin Carving 2018 at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Mommy & Me: Fall Ball at Sunny Street Cafe (Sawmill)

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Halloween Party at Douglas Community Center

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

BOO! with the Zoo at Gateway – University District

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Scented Storytime: Halloween Edition at The Candle Lab (Grandview)

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

Pumpkin Painting In the Park at Freedom Park

Mother-Son Halloween Costume Dance at Reynoldsburg Senior Center

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Friday, October 19, 2018

Halloween Party at Tuttle Community Center

Halloween Party at William Adams Community Center

Halloween Party at Indian Mound Community Center

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Field of Fright at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Field of Fright at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

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Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

4th Annual Halloween Hop! at Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

CRC Annual Pumpkin Patch 2018 at The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center

2018 Old Hilliard Halloween Haunt at Hilliard’s Station Park

Sensory Friendly Films: Monster House (2006) at Gateway Film Center

Boo ‘n Brew at Polaris Fashion Place

Powell Community Bonfire

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival at Easton Town Center

Make a Mask at Family Days at Pizzuti Collection

Trick or Treat Trail at Gallant Woods Park

Pumpkin Swim at Prairie Township Community Center

Trick-or-Treat and Costume Contest at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Kids Monster Painting Class at Aprons and Easels

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Tuesday, October 23, 208

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Maker Mania – Halloween Edition at The Past Foundation

Halloween Party at Barnett Community Center

Halloween Party at Glenwood Community Center

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

School’s Out Program – Ghosts in the Garden at Sunbury Urban Farm

Stroller Strides Pumpkin Workout and Playdate at Fancyburg Park

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween Party at Barack Community Center

Halloween Party at Blackburn Community Center

Halloween Party at Howard Community Center

Halloween Party at Linden Community Center

Halloween Party at Schiller Community Center

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Costume & Candy Crawl at Kingsdale Shopping Center

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween Party at Brentnell Community Center

Halloween Party at Carriage Place Community Center

Halloween Party at Driving Park Community Center

Halloween Party at Feddersen Community Center

Halloween Party at Milo Grogan Community Center

Halloween Party at Sullivant Gardens Community Center

Halloween Party at Thompson Community Center

Halloween Party at Westgate Community Center

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Field of Fright at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Howl-O-Ween at Ohio Wildlife Center

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Trick or Treat at The Shops at Worthington Place

Obetz Halloween Party at Dixon Quarry

Halloween Themed Parents Night Out at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus

Wizards & Wands Festival at Westerville Public Library

St. Christopher’s Haunted House with Columbus Ghostbusters

Trick or Treat Trail at Prairie Township Community Center

Movies in the Park and Halloween Fun at Westgate Community Recreation

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloween Party at Far East Community Center

Halloween Party at Holton Community Center

Halloween Party at Lazelle Woods Community Center

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Field of Fright at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Halloween Market at Worthington Farmers Market

Stroller Strides Pumpkin Workout and Playdate at Fancyburg Park

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Trick or Treat at the Conservatory at Franklin Park Conservatory

Trick or Tweet at Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Kids Skull Planter at The Groovy Plants Ranch LLC

Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus

Halloween Hoopla! at Marysville Public Library

Boo ‘n Brew at Polaris Fashion Place

Creepside Festival at Creekside Park & Plaza

Howl-O-Ween at Ohio Wildlife Center

Trick or Treat Village in Genoa Township

Highbanks Harvest Fest at Highbanks Metro Park

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Candy by the Carload in Powell

A Haunted Night in the Gardens at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Trick or Treat at the Conservatory at Franklin Park Conservatory

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Halloween Family Sunday at North Market

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

The GREAT Pumpkin Smash! at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Trunk or Treat & Fall Fest at Grove City UMC

Trunk or Treat at Westerville Christian Church

Hilliard Trunk or Treat 2018 at Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA

BOO NIGHT at Big Bounce

Monday, October 29, 2018

COOK | Kids Cook: Halloween Treats and Spooky Drinks at 1400 Food Lab

Halloween Cookie Decorating Class at Party Like It’s Your Birthday

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Halloween Party at Dodge Community Center

Halloween Party at Woodward Park Community Center

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Village at Olde Pickerington Village

Free Community Trick or Treat at THE GRAND of Dublin

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween Party at Beatty Community Center

Halloween Party at Martin Janis Community Center (Ages 50 and up)

The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Stroller Strides Halloween Workout and Costume Party at Fancyburg Park

Our Village: Costume Parade + Treats at Highbanks Metro Park

Tots Trick or Treat at City of Pickerington

Trick or Treat / Block Party at Groveport Town Hall

Trick or Treat 2018 – City of Pataskala

Trick or Treat 2018 – City of Reynoldsburg

Trick or Treat – City of Hilliard

Trick or Treat in Powell – City of Powell

Boo Off Broadway & Trick-or-Treat – Grove City

Trick or Treat on Inah at CW Church

Dracula at Columbus Children’s Theatre

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

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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? August 3-5, 2018

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Over 30 family-friendly events happening this weekend in Columbus, Ohio including Ohio’s Tax Free Weekend!

FRIDAY

12:00 AM – Ohio Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday – select Back to School items are tax free this weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM including, an item of clothing priced at $75 or less; an item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and an item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

9:00 AM – The Ohio State Fair – gates open on Wednesday for the 2018 Ohio State Fair! See all your favorite exhibits, eat fried food on a stick, ride rides and watch shows! Make sure to read 15 Activities Kids Can Do for Free at the Ohio State Fair before you go!

10:00 AM – Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons – this week’s theme is Zoo Day! As always, free carousel rides and bounce houses will be on site along with other activities!

10:15 AM – Our Village event: Meet the Therapist with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – join FIT4MOM UA for a special visit from a physical therapist who will teach exercises and answer questions about rebuilding core muscles following pregnancy. You first class is free!

10:30 AM – KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy free activities outside by the fountains at Polaris! This week’s theme is Under the Sea with mermaids and more! See more about KidX here.

11:00 AM – Back to School Shopping Break at Sweet Carrot Polaris – in celebration of tax free back to school shopping, the first 50 guests at Sweet Carrot Polaris will receive a free Specialty Entrée when they mention “Tax Free Day.” Everyone else who comes to Sweet Carrot on August 3rd will receive a coupon for $5 off their purchase of $20 or more for their next visit.

11:00 AM – From Book to Film at Gateway Film Center – watch a movie based on a book for free with your library card! This week’s movie is Where the Wild Things Are and there are showings at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM every day! See this and more in:  35 Free Things to do with Your Kids this Summer in Columbus!

2:00 PM – Extended $5 Friday UNICORN/Pony Rides! at Horse -N- Round Fun – all ages are welcome to ride a horse for $5. Hours are extended this week, beginning at 2:00 PM! No reservations needed.

6:00 PM – First Friday Arts in the Alley in Gahanna – enjoy food trucks, live music and over 60 street vendors at this free event!

4:00 PM – Dublin Irish Festival –  This festival features live performances, sports, food vendors, a market place and much more! Tickets are $10 each (but go up to $15 after August 2) or $25 for 3 days. Kids 12 and under are free. There is a Pot O’Gold Playland that requires tickets but also includes a free small play area for toddlers. The festival runs through Sunday at 9:00 PM.

7:30 PM – Rhythm on the River Presents Coco Montoya at The Scioto Mile – Rhythm on the River presents Coco Montoya for a free, family-friendly concert! Donatos pizza will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 PM.

9:00 PM – Summer Movie Series – Rogue One at Highbanks Metro Park – watch Rogue One on the big screen (rated PG 13), pre-movie activities begin at 8:00 PM and the movie begins at approximately 9:15 PM. There will be popcorn provided while supplies last! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – The Hartford Independent Fair – this fair in Croton, OH runs Saturday, August 4 – Saturday August 11th and features animals, arts and crafts exhibits, drag racing, rides, a rodeo, monster trucks and a whole lot more! Kids 7 and under are free!

8:00 AM – Mom 2 Mom Consignment Sale at Westerville MOPS – shop this sale for baby and kids clothes, toys, maternity clothes and more! Half price sale begins at 12:00 PM>

10:00 AM – Bugstravaganza at Walnut Woods Metro Park – celebrate insects with activities and displays about bugs! Catch and release bugs, explore the creek, enjoy crafts, games and more!

10:00 AM – FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s FamJam at Columbus Commons – enjoy this free festival at Columbus Commons that includes family enrichment activities, community resources, vendors, entertainment and more!

10:00 AM – Berlin Township Touch a Truck – explore law enforcement, fire and rescue vehicles up close plus learn about service animals and the work that first responders do every day!

11:00 AM – The Turtle Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit with reptile friends and The Turtle Lady in The Children’s Garden! She will be there until 2:00 PM. Read all about the new Children’s Garden here: Franklin Park Conservatory’s Children’s Garden is Unlike Anything Else in Columbus

11:00 AM – Garden Art Family Event at Sunbury Urban Farm – turn produce into stamps for printmaking at this event for kids ages 2 and up. Cost is $10. Register in advance.

11:00 AM – BUG DAY at Kingwood Center Gardens – this event in Mansfield features live bugs, cockroach races, bug olympics, showings of A Bugs Life, crafts, Buggy Bingo and more! Admission is free for for children under 12 plus one accompanying adult!

11:00 AM – Back to School Expo at Easton Town Center – this event features giveaways, live entertainment, exhibitors and more! Plus enjoy tax free shopping!

11:00 AM – Westgate BusinessWorks Block Party at Westgate BusinessWorks – this party includes side walk sales, free hot dogs and drinks plus a giveaway and more!

12:00 PM – Dinosaur Family Day at Rhinegeist – head to Cincinnati for this fun event hosted by Rhinegeist and Cincinnati Museum Center! There will be lots of dinosaur-themed activities for kids including creating dinosaur skin impressions, matching dinosaur prints, and other hands on activities! Recommended for ages 3-12.

1:00 PM – Pickerington KidsFest at Pickerington Mount Carmel Sports Complex – this festival includes a Fun Zone, balloon artist, glitter tattoos, live performances and demonstrations, food trucks, a marketplace and more!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop – hop between 4 locations in the Hilltop to find refreshments, art displays and featured artists!

6:00 PM – Balloons Over Wadsworth at Wadsworth Municipal Airport – if you’re up for a short road trip, Balloons over Wadsworth features food trucks, a balloon launch and an After Glow.

8:30 PM – Movie in the Park at Marysville Municipal Pool – watch Finding Dory at the pool! Movie begins at dusk, bring a blanket or stadium chair. Rated PG.

SUNDAY

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! You must show a valid ID.

11:00 AM – Summer Flea at Seventh Son Brewing – shop the Summer Flea featuring ceramics, textiles, jewelry and more plus food and beverages available!

2:00 PM – Author Visit: Cheryl Bardoe at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – award winning author Cherly Bardoe will read her new picture book Nothing Stopped Sophie about the true story of Sophie Germain.

8:30 PM – Sunset Lake Watch Campfire at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – watch the sunset and enjoy s’mores around the campfire!

1:30 PM – Cheap Skates at Chiller Ice Rinks – Sundays from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM admission is $5 for all and kids 4 and under are free! Skate rental is $3 for those over 4. All locations.

7:00 PM – Concerts on the Green at the Worthington Village Green – concerts begin at 7:00 PM. This week’s band is The Floorwalkers!

Don’t forget to check out: Summer Nights in Columbus: Movies, Concerts and More for Every Night of the Week for activities throughout the week!

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Free Columbus and Central Ohio Splash Pads and Fountains

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These Central Ohio and Columbus splash pads are easy ways to cool off in the summer and a safer alternative for young kids who don’t yet know how to swim!

All of these splash pads are free to enter and most are open Memorial Day through Labor Day. It’s always a good idea to check the link for dates and hours of operation! You may want to read: 25 Things to Pack for a Successful Trip to the Splash Pad before you go!

Free Columbus and Central Ohio Splash Pads and Fountains

1. Bicentennial Park

233 S. Civic Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43215

fountain at Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park on the Scioto Mile

2. North Bank Park

311 W. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215

  • The splash pad is behind the pavilion at the end of Neil Ave.

3. Hilliard’s Station Park

4021 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026

Splash pad at Hilliard's Station Park

Hilliard’s Station Park

4. Easton Town Center Fountains

160 Easton Square Pl, Columbus, OH 43219

Fountain at Easton Town Center

Easton Town Center

5. Grove City Splash Pad

3600 Discovery Dr., Grove City, OH 43123

6. Ballantrae Community Park Spray Fountains

6350 Woerner Temple Rd., Dublin, OH 43016

Fountains at Ballantrae Park in Dublin, Ohio

Ballantrae Park

7. Powell Splash Pad

47 Hall St., Powell, OH 43065

Splash Pad in Powell, Ohio

Powell Splash Pad

8. Hanby Park

115 E Park St., Westerville, OH 43081

9. Fountain at Polaris Fashion Place

1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240

fountain at Polaris Fashion Place

Polaris Fashion Place

10. Partners Park

125 E 6th St., Marysville, OH 43040here

11. Spray and Play at Veterans Park

1121 South Houk Rd., Delaware, OH 43015

Spray and Play at Veteran's Park in Delaware

Veteran’s Park

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