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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 1-3, 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

7:00 AM – Doo Your Moo (for Free Ice Cream!) at Young’s Jersey Dairy – stop in at the Dairy Store at Young’s Jersey Dairy, order with a “MOO” and get a one-scoop upgrade to your order!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 2-5 can enjoy a 30 minute nature activity and free play time in the woods! $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. 

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

10:30 AM – Our Village: Valentine’s Day Popsicle Stick Craft with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – join FIT4MOM UA for a free playdate where kids will be making Valentine’s Day picture frames. An optional Stroller Strides workout begins at 9:30 before the play date.

11:24 AM – Imagination Station at Bexley Public Library – kids can use their imagination at LEGO and art supply stations at the library!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

12:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

5:00 PM – Cold Hands, Warm Heart First Friday at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum – enjoy free admission to the museum during First Friday when you bring a donation of a hat or pair of gloves/mittens per person.

5:00 PM – First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center – the museum stays open late for a special evening including a showing of the movie, Mighty Ducks at 7:00 PM. 

6:00 PM – Hot Chocolate and S’mores at Highbanks Metro Park – roast s’mores and enjoy hot chocolate at a campfire!

6:00 PM – Family Game Night at Prairie Township Community Center – families can come together to play board games and active games!

6:30 PM – Family Swim at Goldfish Swim Schools – families can enjoy the 90 degree water at all three Goldfish Swim School locations from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM every Friday. $5/person for non members or $15/family. 

7:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

7:00 PM – Unlimited Pizza Fridays! at Skate Zone 71 – $10 per person includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza! 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM is Family Skate.


A BIG Thank You to Fourteen Twenty Nine for sponsoring this post!

You’re invited to join Fourteen Twenty Nine and What Should We Do Today? for a special event at The Design Refinery during the Hilltop Art Hop. Join us any time between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM at The Design Refinery at 11 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204.
 
This event is about more than just brownies. While there will be a variety of brownies and blondies, the real cause is helping our community. A portion of the proceeds will go to She Has a Name, an organization in Columbus that works directly with survivors of human trafficking. There will be desserts, drinks, and community and you don’t want to miss it!
 
Click going or interested on the Facebook event and follow Fourteen Twenty Nine on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

SATURDAY

7:00 AM – National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day 2019 at Cookie Dough Creamery – Cookie Dough Creamery will be adding waffle bites and maple syrup toppings to their line up for National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Roaming Goat Coffee will be available and guests are encouraged to wear their pajamas and post pictures for a chance to win gift cards!

7:00 AM – Doo Your Moo (for Free Ice Cream!) at Young’s Jersey Dairy – stop in at the Dairy Store at Young’s Jersey Dairy, order with a “MOO” and get a one-scoop upgrade to your order!

8:00 AM – National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Bake Me Happy – until 12:00 PM Bake Me Happy will be serving Lopaus Point waffles with ice cream and a full sundae bar! All items are gluten free. Waffles are dairy free and dairy free ice cream will also be available.

9:00 AM – Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will be opening early for National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! 100% of all profits between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM will be donated to She Should Run!

9:00 AM – New Albany Indoor Farmers Market at Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany – shop for produce and local goods, enjoy live music and more!

10:00 AM – Storytime at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature based story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. 

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 5-8 can enjoy a 30 minute nature activity and free play in the woods! $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Blendon Woods: Winter Hike at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – take a 2 or 4 mile hike! Bring a $5 donation or 4 non perishable food items to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

10:30 AM – Our Village: Valentine’s Day Popsicle Stick Craft with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – join FIT4MOM UA for a free playdate where kids will be making Valentine’s Day picture frames. An optional Stroller Strides workout begins at 9:30 before the play date.

10:30 AM – Tunes and Tales at Westerville Library – the Westerville Symphony will be performing while a librarian narrates The Frog Prince! Meet and greet the musicians afterwards! Each family will receive a copy of Prince Ribbit while supplies last! Recommended for kids ages 3-8 and their families.

10:30 AM – Workshop! Victorian valentine cards & Tea Party at The Carpenter’s Daughter – enjoy a tea party and the supplies to make your own Valentine’s Day Cards! $20/person. 

11:00 AM – Ohio Wildlife Center Presents Animal Adapations at Franklin Park Conservatory – Ohio Wildlife Center will be on site with ambassador animals!

11:00 AM – Sensory Storytime at Pickerington Public Library – this story time is designed for children with special needs and stimulates all 5 senses in a fun and educational way! Registration required.

11:00 AM – Kids Valentine’s Plate at Clay Street Ceramics – kids can create a Valentine’s Plate by painting with bubbles! Cost is $20 plus tax and kids 8 and up can be dropped off and picked up later! Register in advance!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

1:00 PM – Frozen Swamp at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – break through the ice to find tiny swimmers!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

6:00 PM – Fourteen Twenty Nine at the Design Refinery – stop by the Hilltop Art Hop for live music, featured artists and brownies from Fourteen Twenty Nine! Proceeds from brownie and baked goods sales will benefit She Has a Name, an organization supporting survivors of human trafficking.

SUNDAY

7:00 AM – Doo Your Moo (for Free Ice Cream!) at Young’s Jersey Dairy – stop in at the Dairy Store at Young’s Jersey Dairy, order with a “MOO” and get a one-scoop upgrade to your order!

10:00 AM – Think Outside the Brick at Columbus Museum of Art – check out an amazing display of LEGOS featuring downtown Columbus, build with LEGOS and put your work on display and participate in a LEGO scavenger hunt. Admission is free to the museum on Sundays!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Community Day at Franklin Park Conservatory including 1:00 PM – Franklin Park Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours on the first Sunday of each month! This month will include a Ballet Met 2 Performance!

11:00 AM – Big Game Tailgate Party at Worthington Community Center – this event features swimming, inflatables and a football related crafts and activities! Preregister for discounted admission.

12:00 PM – KidsLinked.com’s Baby & Kids Galleria at Polaris Fashion Place – this event features all things baby and kids including vendors, activities, swag bags, prizes, face painting, balloon artist, crafts, character appearances and more!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Columbus – Get $3 Off on Sunday bookings at The Escape Room USA!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

1:00 PM – Buddy Box 4000 at Rev1 Ventures – families can volunteer to pack bags of food that will be given out to kids in need during the school year.

2:00 PM – Scioto Grove: Winter Hike at Scioto Grove Metro Park – take a 1 or 2 mile hike! There will be food and  hot drinks afterwards! Bring a $5 donation or 4 non perishable food items to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

2:00 PM – Nature School: Reptiles & Amphibians at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn about the history and identification of Ohio’s reptiles and amphibians.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing Lilo and Stitch this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

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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? May 13-15, 2016

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1. Indianola Informal Carnival at Indianola K-8

When: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 251 E. Weber Rd., Columbus, OH 43202

Help support Indianola Informal K-8 by attending their annual carnival!  Event includes bounce houses, activity booths, a silent auction, games, food and entertainment!  Money raised will help provide students with funds for field trips, technology, enrichment activities and more.

2. Ohio N-Scale Weekend at Franklin County Fairgrounds

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2016
Time: Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard, OH 43026

Model trains will be on display at the 8th annual Ohio N-Scale Weekend! Adults are $5.

3. Touch a Truck in Grove City and Pickerington

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: See links for locations in each city.

Two Touch a Truck events are going on on Saturday!  There will be lots of large vehicles for kids to learn about, touch, sit in and play on!

4. Countdown to Kindergarten at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215

If you have a child headed toward Kindergarten in Columbus City Schools, they’re invited to Countdown to Kindergarten at this fun event featuring games, activities, give-aways and a vist with Curious George!

5. 3 Year Anniversary Party at The Hills Market Downtown

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 95 N. Grant St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-702-7900

The Hills Market Downtown is celebrating turning three years old with a carnival-like, family-friendly party!  The party will include live music, carnival games, face painting, snacks and free samples from vendors all over Ohio.  The event is free, but if you register through Eventbrite (the link above) you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to The Hills Market Downtown and you will receive a 20% off coupon to use on the day of the party!

6. Food Trucks & Science Fest at Genoa Park

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 303 W Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Food Trucks will gather behind COSI to offer local food and fun science experiements! There will be kids’ activities and CD102.5 will broadcast live from 12:00 – 3:00 PM.  Entrance is free!

7. Dr. U.R. Awesome at Big Fun

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 672 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-8697

Dr. U.R. Awesome is a 2 x Guinness World Record Holder for the largest free floating soap bubbles indoors and outdoors!  He will be hanging around Big Fun as they celebrate their 3rd anniversary!  Big Fun will be open from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM and you can also receive 25% off on that day if you say the word “fun”!

8. Disney in Concert – Tale As Old As Time at Ohio Theatre

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2016
Time: Saturday: 8:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM
Location: 39 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-469-0939

Many favorite Disney songs will be peformed by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and four vocalists, including music from Frozen, Lion King, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid, to name a few.  Video clips from the movies will also be shown.  Tickets are still availble at the publishing of this post.

9. Family Day at the Orange Johnson House

When: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 956 High St., Columbus, Ohio 43085
Phone: 614-885-1247

A family-friendly tour of the house takes place at 2:30 PM and afterwards, kids can make a clothespin doll or a Jacob’s ladder to take home.  See link for more details on cost.

10. Grand Re-Opening at the Little Gym of Polaris

When: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 8645 Sancus Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43240
Phone: 614-430-3355

The Little Gym of Polaris is celebrating new ownership with a Grand Re-Opening celebration that includes music, face painting, balloon twisting, gymnastics and more! The first 200 guests will recieve a goodie bag!

*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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