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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 17-19, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 45 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Touch a Truck 2019 at Worthington Community Center – get up close to over 40 vehicles! There will also be car seat checks, a limited quantity of free bike helmets and a food drive! Food and beverages will be available for purchase!

9:00 AM – May’s Summer Special at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – receive half of admission every Friday in May when your kid wears his or her favorite jammies!

10:00 AM – Touch-a-Truck at Hilliard’s Station Park – get up close to your favorite vehicles! There will be crafts and inflatables on site as well!

10:00 AM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

11:00 AM – Food Truck Friday at Easton Town Center – this weekend is the annual Easton Food Fest and Friday is all about Food Trucks! There will be live music and food trucks available for lunch and dinner!

6:00 PM – GAME NIGHT (trivia) @ Kreation’s Play Kafé at Dublin Toy Emporium – this game night is for tweens! $15 per participant. This game night is trivia themed!

6:00 PM – Touch-A-Truck at Stradley Park – get up close to your favorite rescue vehicles! There will also be DJ and Photo booth and games!

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School – – members and non-members are welcome for an open swim at all local Goldfish Swim School locations! $5/person or $15/family. First come, first served.

7:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

7:30 PM – Evening Bike Ride at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – take an 8.5 mile bike ride through grasslands and forests looking for wildlife. Ages 8 and up.

9:00 PM – Sunset Cinemas at The Daily Growler: Jumanji at The Daily Growler – Polaris – watch a free screening of Jumanji outside on the patio! Bring lawn chairs and blankets!

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Fairfield County Airport’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – – this celebratory event will include free plane rides for kids ages 8-17 yrs old, a historic B-52 bomber, vintage airplanes and search and air-rescue vehicles on display! There will be other classic cars and emergency vehicles to check out as well as a replica of the Korean War Memorial! Plus food trucks and more!

9:30 AM – Family Stroller Strides at Fancyburg Park – the whole family is invited to a workout with FIT4MOM UA at Fancyburg Park! Register online.

10:00 AM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

10:00 AM – Parent-Child Playdate Workshop at Haven Collective – celebrate the launching of The Meet Cute Co. with an interactive event that involves creating a vision board! All supplies will be provided along with refreshments! Get your ticket online!

10:00 AM – West Fest on OSU West Campus Quad – this is a free event featuring sustainability and outreach at OSU and beyond. There will be displays and hands on activities from participating departments at OSU. 

10:00 AM – Experience Public Works Day at City of Dublin Service Complex – this is “touch a truck” amplified with the opportunity to get up close to all kinds of city service vehicles, food trucks, bounce houses, nature education, outdoor games and more!

10:00 AM – Touch A Truck at The Purple Door Church (GCUMC) – get up close to all kinds of trucks, win a prize and get your own construction hat!

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

11:00 AM – New Albany Founders Day Parade & Festival at New Albany Intermediate School – this festival includes carnival rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, food, vendors and a parade!

10:00 AM – Model Railroads at Sandal Legacy Trail House – watch model trains travel through a miniature village and meet Model Railroaders who can answer all your model train questions!

10:00 AM – Kids Club Mama & Baby Birds’ Nest at Michaels Stores – make a nest and baby birds. $3/project.

11:00 AM – Spring Fling at Sunny 95 Park – this celebration of spring includes live birds on display, a Touch a Truck, a Fishing Derby, arts and crafts, live music and lots more!

11:00 AM – Delaware Arts Festival in Delaware, Ohio – this arts festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and features live music and performances, a Kids Art Project, plus artists and vendors!

12:00 PM – Touch A Truck at Prairie Township Community Center – get up close to Township vehicles!

1:00 PM – National Public Gardens Week at Inniswood Metro Gardens – visit Inniswood Metro Park this weekend for a free gift for your garden!

1:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – MAKE break Baseball Slime at Michaels Stores – buy the jar and Michaels will provide the supplies to decorate it and fill it with slime!

2:00 PM – Spring Creekin’ at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – take an off trail, 1.5 mile hike through Blendon Ravines. Ages 6 and up.

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Grove City Library – work in teams or individually to create a LEGO challenge!

5:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

8:00 PM – Howl at the Moon at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 3.5 mile hike with your dog! Kid friendly.

Related: 2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

10:00 AM – Delaware Arts Festival in Delaware, Ohio – this arts festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and features live music and performances, a Kids Art Project, plus artists and vendors!

11:00 AM – EMS & Safety Day at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – kick off National EMS & Safety week with hands on activities, meeting with first responders and watching the Jaws of Life in action and the landing of a MedFlight helicopter! Free with admission or membership. 

12:00 PM – Model Railroads at Sandal Legacy Trail House – watch model trains travel through a miniature village and meet Model Railroaders who can answer all your model train questions!

12:30 PM – Kids Yoga at Namaste in Love Yoga Studio – kids ages 3-6 can participate in a fun yoga class including yoga-inspired games, mindfulness and age appropriate yoga activities.

1:00 PM – National Public Gardens Week at Inniswood Metro Gardens – visit Inniswood Metro Park this weekend for a free gift for your garden!

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Columbus – Get $3 Off on Sunday Bookings with a special code – book online!

1:00 PM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

1:00 PM – Sunday in the Swamp at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – look for slimy creatures in the swamp.

1:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – SURPRISE DOLL PARTY CAMP with Paulettes Palace & Productions – hunt for the hidden dolls in the palace, enjoy a live performance and karaoke! $30 per participant. Call to register.

1:00 PM – Sweet Sunday at Easton Town Center – sample sweets as part of the Easton Food Fest! Samples are two for $1 with proceeds going to the Easton Community Foundation!

2:00 PM – Junior Chefs Weekend Workshop at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – learn cooking skills, kitchen safety, flavor profiles and more! $50/class. Ages 6 and up.

2:00 PM – Family Fun Day at Kingmakers – kids 12 and under play for free at this family fun day featuring board games from Ravensburger. There will be raffle prizes, swag and giveaways!

5:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

6:00 PM – Music in the Garden: Summer ’19 in Olde Towne East Community Gardens – this is a free concert featuring local bands and musicians! 

6:00 PM – Evening Garden Walk at Inniswood Metro Gardens – take a stroll through the gardens at Inniswood.

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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? October 13-15, 2017

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1. Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

When: Now through October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 182 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-0603

The haunted maze at Hoover Gardens is free to walk through and kid-friendly! The maze is open during regular businesses hours and is appropriate for ages 7 and up!

2. Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli

When: Now through October 31, 2017 (closed Wednesdays)
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1859 Walker Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-2833

Fall Fun at Kuhlweins Market and Deli includes a hayride, animal zoo, corn maze and pumpkin picking! Inflatables, pony rides, balloon twisting and face painting on the weekends!

3. Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost

When: Tuesday-Sunday through October 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 740-928-4925

Pigeon Roost features a pumpkin patch, farm animals and The Great Pumpkin Fun Center with giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

4. Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms

When: Thursday, September 28-October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Daily
Location: 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-878-7980

Fall Fun Days start on September 28 and run through October 31, 2017. This farm is one of the few open during the week! Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

5. The Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek

When: Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200

For a little bit of a road trip this weekend, check out the last Fall Festival weekend at The Farm at Walnut Creek. These special days include special activities like a corn box, sheep shearing, basket weaving, horseshoeing, a pumpkin slingshot and more! See our visit to The Farm at Walnut Creek here.

6. Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 29, 2017
Time: Fri and Sat: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 9851 Morse Rd. SW., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559

At Lynd Fruit Farm you can pick your own apples and pumpkins and enjoy the farm market on its own or also head over to the giant corn maze where there is also a barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more!

7. Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm

When: This Friday & Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 8738 State Route 36, Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020

Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 29 plus this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, Big Zip and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! This weekend is the only Friday they are open during the season!

8. Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse

When: Weekends beginning September 30 through October 31, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 5800 Rager Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-836-3700

Fall festivals are happening Friday nights and weekends, September 30 – October 31, 2017. Hayrides, corn maze, fire pit and hotdogs and s’mores for roasting (bring your own or purchase there), straw maze, sand box, pumpkins, games and activities! Friday dates are October 7th, 14th and 21st (weather permitting) from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

9. The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Fridays-Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sundays: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek features a huge corn maze plus a cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available!

10. Velvet Ice Cream Truckload Sale! at Velvet Ice Cream Factory

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 11324 Mount Vernon Rd., Utica, OH 43080

What could be better than a truckload of ice cream? Stock up on Velvet Ice Cream with this overstock sale! There will be great prices on your favorites!

11. Fall Kiddie Consignment Sale at Grace Polaris Church

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 8225 Worthington Galena Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

This huge children’s consignment sale includes clothing, toys, baby items, maternity and nursing clothes, accessories, furniture and more! The sale opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 12:00 PM. The half-off sale begins when they reopen at 1:00 PM and goes until 3:00 PM.

12. Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm

When: Saturday and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866

The Fall Festival weekends at Freeman’s Farm include hayrides, kettle corn, campfire foods, scarecrow making, a petting zoo and apple butter making! Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities. See our visit to Freeman’s Farm here!

13. Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 581 S. Galena Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074
Phone: 740-815-9371

Festival weekends offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

14. Fall Harvest Weekends at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 740-595-3207

There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends now through October at this pumpkin farm in Delaware County! Activities include a corn maze, play barn, barrel rides, pumpkin picking and tons more! Visit the website for pricing and more info! This weekend The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be visiting on Sunday from 3:00 PM -4:00 PM and the Buckeye Valley Alumni Band will perform at 4:00 PM. Click here to get a coupon for $1 off each admission!

15. Apple Butter Day in Groveport

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Heritage Park, 551 Wirt Road, Groveport, OH 43125

Apple Butter Day includes homemade crafts, pioneer demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities like fishing and storytelling, and of course apple butter!

16. Fall Festival Weekends at Orchard and Company

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510

Fall Festival weekends include apple picking, fishing, hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

17. Pete the Cat Party at Westland Area Library

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 4740 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-1301

Visit and take your picture with Pete the Cat! There will be activities and stories during the party!

18. All Hallows Eve at Ohio Village

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 800-686-1541

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve 1880’s style with pumpkin carving, fortune telling, crafts, games, a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a bonfire, and “strange characters” roaming around Ohio Village! Tickets can be purchased online.

19. Animals of the Ice Age at Deer Haven Park

When: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 4183 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-524-8600

Discover the story of Ohio’s Ice Age animals! See fossils and more! All ages welcome.

20. Food Truck & Fire Prevention Festival at the Prairie Township Fire Department

When: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 123 Inah Ave, Columbus, OH 43228

Learn how to prevent fires, tour the fire station and trucks, go through a smoke house and more! There will also be face painting and food trucks!

21. Halloween Events in Columbus

There are several Halloween related events going on this weekend that I’ve left off this list because they are also listed by day on my last post: Halloween Events Around Columbus! So make sure to check that out, too! If you still need more ideas, check out Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals and Columbus Tip Sheet: October.


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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 4-6, 2017

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1. Ohio Tax Free Weekend

When: Friday – Sunday, August 4-6, 2017
Time: Friday at 12:00 AM- Sunday at 11:59 PM
Location: stores throughout Ohio

Clothing and school supplies will be sold without sales tax to help you stock up for the school year! Please check the link for all the fine print!

2. Friday Fun Day-Ice Cream Social at Color Me Mine

When: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 6375 Perimeter Dr., Dublin, OH 43016
Phone: 614-761-1153

This is a drop-off event for kids ages 6 and up where they can paint their own food-safe ice cream bowl! There will be prizes, crafts and ice cream! Price is $30/child or $25 each for multiples. You must register in advance by calling the number above.

3. Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons

When: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Head down to Columbus Commons for a fun morning that includes free carousel rides, bounce houses, the Imagination Playground, crafts, games and more! This week’s guests include OSU Urban Arts Space, Hashtag Comedy, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Goldfish Swim School, Pretty Princess Parties and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with an animal display starting at 11:00 AM.

4. KidX Club: Dare to Design at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

This week’s KidX program is all about fashion! There will be a fashion show at 11:00 AM plus other fun activities for kids. KidX Summer Series will be at the fountain in the outdoor part of the mall. Rain location will be inside at the play area. Bring a book to donate to Columbus Metropolitan Library and you can pick a prize from the treasure chest!

5. Pelotonia

When: Friday-Sunday, August 4-6, 2017
Time: Beginning Friday at 3:00 PM
Location: Beginning in Columbus

This weekend is Pelotonia, a weekend long cycling event that raises money for cancer research. Nearly 8,000 riders from more than 40 states and 10 countries will be participating! Pelotonia’s opening ceremony is Friday, August 4th from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM at a new location—McFerson Commons and North Bank Park in the Arena District. Rides start Saturday morning August 5th. Check out the ride routes here and come out and cheer them on!

6. Dublin Irish Festival at Coffman Park

When: Friday – Sunday, August 4-6, 2017
Time: Friday: 4:00 PM – Midnight, Saturday: 11:00 AM – Midnight, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: 5600 Post Rd., Dublin, OH 43017

This weekend is the 30th Dublin Irish Festival – the largest 3-day Irish Festival in the world! There will be 7 stages, 65 acts and more than 535 performers! Tickets are on sale online and at the event. Kids 12 and under are free! There will be plenty of kid-friendly activities including the Pot O’ Gold Playland!

7. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 800-686-6124

After 5:00 PM, museum admission will be $6/person, $3 for ages 6-12, free for members and kids 5 and under! There will be special First Friday activities and the movie The Brave Little Toaster starting at 7:00 PM! Snacks will be available for purchase. Movie tickets are first come, first served. There will be an additional cost ($5) for parking due to the Ohio State Fair taking place, but parking is free for members.

8. First FARM Friday

When: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Main St., Coshocton, OH 43812

If you’re in the mood for a road trip this weekend, head to Coshocton for farm animals, food samples, a kids’ pedal pull, farm machinery, and more! Kids can complete a stamp card for a free cup of Whit’s Custard! This event will take place on Main Street between 3rd and 4th Streets.

9. Movie in the Park: Jurassic Park at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 9466 US-23, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Phone: 614-508-8111

Come learn about the science of dinosaurs, enjoy activities and then watch Jurassic Park in the park! The movie starts around 8:40 PM. Popcorn is provided. Bring seating and other snacks as desired. It is recommended you bring bug repellent as well!

10. Fit4Mom Columbus North Grand Reopening at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 9466 US-23, Lewis Center, OH 43035

FIT4MOM Columbus North is having a FREE Grand Reopening celebration! Registration begins at 9:00 AM, there is a Stroller Strides Family workout at 9:30 AM and a playdate and giveaways from local and national sponsors at 10:40 AM.

11. Westgate Farmers Market at the West Gate Masonic Lodge

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 2925 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204

The Westgate Farmers Market happens on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month and includes local vendors, fresh produce, food trucks, kids activities and live music! This week’s food trucks are Explorers Club, Short North Bagel Deli and Cream & Sugar. Free activities include Local Matters Cooking Demos starting every hour at 9:30 AM and music by Scott Brooks!

12. FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s FamJam at Columbus Commons

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location:160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Franklin County Children Services and the City of Columbus are hosting this free, family enrichment festival that will include community resources, vendors, information tables, fun and entertainment! Rain or shine!

13. Back to School Event at Sharon Woods Primary Care

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229

The Sharon Woods Back-to-School Event is focused on prevention and safety! There will be stations for arts and crafts, face painting, giveaways, prizes and more! Representatives will be available on site from Columbus Police Department, Columbus Fire Department, Columbus City Schools, Columbus Metropolitan Library, MidOhio Foodbank and CareSource. All ages welcome!

14. Maker Takeover at The Shops At Worthington Place

When: Saturday – Sunday, August 5-13, 2017
Time: Mall Hours
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Made LOCAL Marketplace is taking over The Shops at Worthington Place in a 9 day Maker Takeover!! All of the storefronts in the mall will be OPEN and filled with locally made items. There will be a kick-off celebration on August 5th which will feature additional makers with tables throughout the mall from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. ALSO Juggle will be providing onsite childcare for FREE while you shop! Sign up here!

15. Find the Joy Magic Show at Hilliard Branch of CML

When: Saturday August 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 4772 Cemetery Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-645-2275

Erica Carlson will perform magic tricks with lots of laughs, audience participation and surprises! Appropriate for ages 2-8.

16. Back-To-School Expo at Easton Town Center

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-416-7000

Columbus Parent & ThisWeek News host a “Back To School Expo” at Easton Town Center this weekend including live entertainment, giveaways and the opportunity to shop during Ohio’s Tax Free Weekend! There will be booths from local representatives, a Sky Zone Family Fun Zone, a Pie Eating Contest, a school supply drive and lots of other goodies!

17. Returning Wildlife at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Children’s book author and former assistant to Jack Hanna, Dr. John Becker, will talk about conservation, endangered species and his animal adventures! Free with admission.

18. Pizzuti Collection Family Day

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 632 N. Park St., Columbus, OH 43215

All three floors of the Pizzuti Collection will be open to explore with your family including tours, art inspired activity books and free admission! See our visit to Pizzuti Collection here.

19. MakeBreak at Michaels Stores

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: your local Michaels Store

Decorate your back to school stuff with pom-poms, gemstones and more! Items to be decorated are available for purchase and decorations are provided for free!

20. Rock Mill Weekends at Rock Mill Park

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 5 & 6, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1429 Rockmill Pl. NW, Lancaster, OH 43130

The grist mill at Rock Mill Park was recently restored and this weekend you can tour the mill, watch demonstrations of the grinding methods of the mill and see the Rock Mill Covered Bridge. This event is free!

21. Authors at the Loft at The Book Loft of German Village

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 631 S. 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43206

This free family event will feature local authors of all genres! They will be on site for a meet and greet, to sign books and answer questions!

Need more? Make sure to check out Summer Nights in Columbus: Something to do Every Night of the Week!


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Imagine what’s possible when you surround yourself with a like-minded community. With other parents going through the same struggles you are as you build a living for your family. Imagine a place where both you and your children can get the attention and growth you are craving.

A quiet space for you, attentive care for your children, and a community to hold it all together.

That is The Hive.


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