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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio May 10-12, 2019: Mother’s Day Weekend

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 70 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio Mother’s Day weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Free Stroller Strides Class and FIT4MOM Birthday Celebration at Thompson Park – celebrate one year of FIT4MOM Upper Arlington with a free Stroller Strides workout and a birthday party in the park with activities, giveaways, crafts and deals for new members!

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 jimmies!

9:30 AM – Preschoolers at Highbanks Metro Park – stop in to the Nature Center to learn about flowers through stories and crafts. Afterwards they will take a walk to look for flowers in the park.

10:00 AM – Operation Kidsafe Event at Kid’s Gym – Polaris – come to Toddler Time to get your kids finger printed and a get a free photo ID card and learn about kid safety. There will be coloring books and other fun activities.

10:00 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

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 – 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!

10:30 AM – Sound the Alarms! at Pickerington Main Library – meet a local firefighter, hear stories and learn about fire safety!

11:00 AM – Preschoolers at Highbanks Metro Park – stop in to the Nature Center to learn about flowers through stories and crafts. Afterwards they will take a walk to look for flowers in the park.

11:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at Get Air Columbus – all weekend long, mothers jump for free with their kids! There will be other activities on Sunday for the family!

11:30 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

3:00 PM – Turtles & Turtle Sundaes at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – Preservation Parks of Delaware County will be on site with live turtles to meet!

4:00 PM – Lancaster Community Days Festival at Lancaster Ohio Community Days Festival – this community festival includes rides, food, and a live performance by a Bon Jovi tribute band on Saturday! Admission is $2 for adults and kids 17 and under are free. 

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich – head to Franklinton where the galleries stay open late with local vendors, food trucks and more!

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop your kids off to learn how to cook! This weekend’s theme is Mother’s Day. For ages 5 and up. Register online.

7:00 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

7:00 PM – Bishop Hartley High School presents “James and the Giant Peach” at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Bishop Hartley High School perform James and the Giant Peach!

SATURDAY

8:30 AM – Moms Get In Free for Mother’s Day at The Farm at Walnut Creek – all mothers will get free admission on Saturday only.

9:00 AM – West Gate Masonic Lodge Community Breakfast at West Gate Lodge No.623 F&AM – enjoy a large breakfast for a cause – $6 for adults and $3 for children and the proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

9:00 AM – Mother’s Day Stroller Strides Class at Highbanks Metro Park – join FIT4MOM Columbus North for a workout, snacks and a Mommy and Me photo session. Your first workout with FIT4MOM is free.

9:30 AM – Mommy and Me Picnic at Highbanks Metro Park – enjoy coffee and treats plus Mommy and Me photos. There will also be a chance to win prizes from Shred415.

10:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy several activities throughout the weekend including releasing a butterfly, decorating a planter for mom, meeting animals from the Columbus Zoo and shopping the Mother’s Day Patio Sale!

10:00 AM – Mother’s Day Workshop at Columbus Printed Arts – learn how to carve styrofoam blocks to make relief prints and play with other printmaking techniques to create gifts for mom! Recommended for ages 3 and up. Snacks will be provided. Ticket sales end Thursday at 11:59 PM.

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 – Touch-A-Truck at Pickerington Community Pool – get up close to big trucks, engines and more!

10:00 AM – Healthy Kids Day 2019 at Scioto Audubon Metro Park – this free community event will encourage keeping your mind and body active during the summer. There will be games, obstacle courses, volleyball, entertainment, arts and crafts and more.

10:00 AM – Mommy and Me Mini Sessions at Franklin Park Community Gardens – $50 includes a 20 minute photo session and online gallery of 8 images. email to RSVP.

10:00 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

10:00 AM – Princess Tea Party at Amish Door – head to Holmes County for a Princess Tea Party which includes horse-drawn wagon rides, nail painting, crafts a story time and dancing!

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 – Columbus Children’s Theatre Presents Balloonacy at Hilliard’s Station Park – enjoy a free, live performance of “Balloonacy” by CCT in Hilliard’s Station Park.

10:00 AM – Kids Club Potted Paper Flower for Mom at Michaels Stores – for $3 kids can make a potted paper flower for mom. Sign up online.

10:15 AM – Oh là là, It’s French Storytime! at Upper Arlington Public Library – enjoy stories and songs in french! There will be two story times: ages 2-3 at 10:15 and ages 4-7 at 11:15.

10:30 AM – Mommy & Me at Never Grow Up Boutique – celebrate Mother’s Day by making an herb planter! Supplies will be provided. Tickets available online.

11:00 AM – Downtown Newark Food Truck and Soda Festival – head to Newark to try a large selection of food trucks and craft sodas!

11:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at Get Air Columbus – all weekend long, mothers jump for free with their kids! There will be other activities on Sunday for the family!

11:00 AM – Charlie Tractor Storytime with Carrie Weyler at Prologue Bookshop – author Carrie Weyler will read from her Charlie Tractor Series inspired by growing up in Ohio! All ages welcome.

11:30 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

12:00 PM – Lancaster Community Days Festival at Lancaster Ohio Community Days Festival – this community festival includes rides, food, and a live performance by a Bon Jovi tribute band on Saturday! Admission is $2 for adults and kids 17 and under are free.

12:30 PM – Lancaster Princess Ball at The Mill Event Center – this event includes singing, dancing, music, meet and greets with the Princesses, and more! Tickets available online.

12:00 PM – Silhouette Artist Chris Casey at Pottery Barn Kids Columbus – – get a hand-cut classic silhouette of your little one! Schedule an appointment online.

1:00 PM – Monthly STEM Workshop Grades 3-5 at STEM U – drop in for STEM activities like coding, building and tinkering! Register online.

1:00 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2019 at Sunrise Sanctuary – visit Sunrise Sanctuary to meet the animals they care for. Purchase ticket online or day of if not sold out.

1:00 PM  – Mother’s Day Workshop at Columbus Printed Arts – learn how to carve styrofoam blocks to make relief prints and play with other printmaking techniques to create gifts for mom! Recommended for ages 3 and up. Snacks will be provided. Ticket sales end Thursday at 11:59 PM.

1:00 PM – Fire Truck & Ice Cream Social at Inspire Elementary School – meet local firemen and see their trucks! There will be family friendly activities and an ice cream social.

2:00 PM – Eagle Walk at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 3 mile hike to look for eagles. Ages 8 and up.

2:00 PM – MAKE A Mother’s Day Jewelry Holder at Michaels Stores – buy the wood frame and Michaels will supply the materials to decorate it.

2:30 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

6:00 PM – Creekside Art Walk at Creekside, Gahanna – visit Creekside businesses to see local artists and make sure to visit the Small steps pop-up gallery show at The Mug & Brush Barber Shop Creekside.

7:00 PM – Bishop Hartley High School presents “James and the Giant Peach” at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Bishop Hartley High School perform James and the Giant Peach!

SUNDAY 

9:00 AM – Mother’s Day at Columbus Zoo – enjoy free admission to mothers and grandmothers who are accompanied by at least one of their children/grandchildren, regardless of age.

9:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at Get Air Columbus – all weekend long, mothers jump for free with their kids! There will be other activities on Sunday for the family!

10:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy several activities throughout the weekend including releasing a butterfly, decorating a planter for mom, meeting animals from the Columbus Zoo and shopping the Mother’s Day Patio Sale!

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 – Lancaster Community Days Festival at Lancaster Ohio Community Days Festival – this community festival includes rides, food, and a live performance by a Bon Jovi tribute band on Saturday! Admission is $2 for adults and kids 17 and under are free. 

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – learn how to co-exist with your wild neighbors at this monthly open house! There will be an animal enrichment activity at 1:00 PM. $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

12:00 PM – Mother’s Day in the Park  at Homestead Metro Park – make crafts with mom and take part in a scavenger hunt!

12:30 PM – Mother’s Day Garden Adventure at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – help plant the vegetable and pollinator 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 – Mother’s Day Photos at Easton Town Center – celebrate Mother’s Day with free photos at the Central Park Fountain!

1:00 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

1:30 PM – Mother’s Day – Kids Cook Dinner at 1400 Food Lab – Food For Thought Kitchen will host this cooking class where kids will learn how to make a Mother’s Day dinner! Each ticket includes a seat at the table for one child and one mother or accompanying adult. Space is limited.

2:00 PM – Bishop Hartley High School presents “James and the Giant Peach” at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Bishop Hartley High School perform James and the Giant Peach!

2:30 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

2:30 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

3:00 PM – Mother’s Day Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – enjoy horse drawn carriage rides for $10/person, kids under 15 ride free. 

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, November 16-18, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 35 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Christmas Corner at Franklin County Fairgrounds – shop 65 vendors for hand crafted gift items!

10:00 AM – A Day Of Thanks/Friendsgiving at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – this event includes a Thanksgiving craft, photo booth, free hot chocolate or coffee, pumpkin pie and goodie bags for the kids! All of the activities are included in the regular admission price.

10:00 AM – The Bake Sale at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio – shop for the best baked goods at this fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. There will also be vendors selling children’s apparel, books, holiday gift baskets and more!

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more! Friday is the annual Stuff the Truck Food Drive and each person who brings 5 non-perishable food items will get in free! This night will be busy so prepare to arrive as early as you can – as early as 10:00 AM!

6:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – carriage rides are available every weekend through December 23 for $10/person. Children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Get on the carriage outside of Zara on Gramercy Street. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

6:30 PM – 20th Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Easton Town Center – this tree lighting event includes a visit from Santa, photos with Santa, a parade and of course the lighting of the 56 foot tree at Easton Town Center!

7:00 PM – Ohio State Marching Band Hometown Concert at Ohio State Fair – Celeste Center – watch TBDBIL at their Hometown Concert featuring selections from their halftime shows, fan favorites and OSU tunes. Purchase tickets in advance.

7:00 PM – Christmas Tree Lighting / Holiday Experience at Tanger Outlets, Columbus – this event features a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the SupaFun Band, stilt walkers, hot chocolate and cookies and the lighting of the Christmas tree!

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

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – KidsLinked.com’s Columbus STEM & Arts Expo at The Point at Otterbein University – this free envoy includes contests in art and science, a spelling bee, vendors, a video game challenge, chess competition and more!

9:00 AM – Christmas Corner at Franklin County Fairgrounds – shop 65 vendors for hand crafted gift items!

9:00 AM – HOMAGE Gamedays

 at HOMAGE Easton Town Center and HOMAGE Short North – enjoy free donuts from Buckeye Donuts, coffee and special deals on Saturday mornings for each Buckeye game this season!

9:00 AM – Waffles and Ice Cream for Breakfast at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – $5 will get you a bowl of ice cream, waffles and an unlimited toppings bar!

10:00 AM – 2018 Lancaster Holiday Festival Parade at Fairfield County Fairgrounds – the Lancaster Holiday parade begins at the Fairgrounds and continues through Downtown Lancaster! This year’s theme is A Homespun Holiday.

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

10:00 AM – Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Conservatory while it’s decked out for the season! Enjoy special performances and activities and this year the event extends into the Children’s Garden!

10:00 AM – Christmas on the Farm at The Olde Hayfield – this event features live music, shopping, a visit with Santa and the opportunity to purchase a live Christmas tree!

10:00 AM – Santa Photos at Easton Town Center – get your family’s picture with Santa between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM (with 2 break periods (see link)). Get a professional 5×7 for $5 or take a photo with your own camera. Reservations are available!

10:00 AM – Gingerbread Competition of Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Masters’ submissions into the Gingerbread Competition AND it’s not too late to enter the amateur division! 

10:00 AM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – see model trains in a miniature village and meet model railroaders at this free event!

11:30 AM – Kids Dance Fitness and Nutrition! at NK Fitness LLC – this activity includes a dance party and creating a healthy snack! $10 for non-members and $5 for members.

2:00 PM – Whiz Bang Science Show at Westerville Public Library – this show features science experiments in a fun and action-packed presentation! All ages are welcome.

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more!

5:30 PM – Pre Thanksgiving Celebration at Rancho Alegre – this event includes face painting, a balloon show and kids meals for $4.99 during the event. Upper Arlington location only!

6:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – carriage rides are available every weekend through December 23 for $10/person. Children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Get on the carriage outside of Zara on Gramercy Street. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

6:00 PM – Sparkle Night at The Shops at Worthington Place – this free event includes face painting, a balloon artist, music, photos with Santa and the tree lighting at 6:30 PM.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Conservatory Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit the Conservatory while it’s decked out for the season! Enjoy special performances and activities and this year the event extends into the Children’s Garden!

10:30 AM – Cookies with Santa at Polaris Fashion Place – decorate your own cookie, write letters to Santa, meet The Sugar Plum Fairy and hear a story!

11:00 AM – Santa Photos at Easton Town Center – get your family’s picture with Santa between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM (with 1 break period (see link)). Get a professional 5×7 for $5 or take a photo with your own camera. Reservations are available!

12:00 PM – All Aboard for Railroad Fun at Sandel Legacy Trail – see model trains in a miniature village and meet model railroaders at this free event!

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

2:00 PM – Make Mini Turkey Signs at AR Workshop Grove City – kids can walk in to make and take a mini turkey sign!

3:00 PM – Holiday Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – carriage rides are available every weekend through December 23 for $10/person. Children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Get on the carriage outside of Zara on Gramercy Street. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Sundays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

3:00 PM – Holiday Lights Celebration at Creekside Gahanna – this family friendly event includes inflatables, carriage rides, mascots, live entertainment, ice sculpture demonstrations, a live nativity, pony rides and a whole lot more including activities inside the local businesses!

5:00 PM – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo – Wildlights is included in your admission (or membership) to the Zoo and features special activities, amazing lights, light shows, Rudolph and friends in Asia Quest, Santa’s Holiday Home in the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost, Jingle Ball light display and much more!


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What Should We Do This Weekend? August 31 – September 3, 2018 Labor Day Weekend!

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Looking for kid-friendly things to do Labor Day Weekend in Columbus, Ohio? Here are over 30 ideas!

What Should We Do Labor Day Weekend in Columbus, Ohio?

FRIDAY

10:30 AM – Read it, Make it, Eat it – Fly Guy at PARTY Like It’s Your Birthday – hear a story, make two crafts and a snack with the same theme! This week’s story is Fly Guy! $15/child.

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this annual festival offers the chance to experience and learn about Greek dance, music and culture, taste Greek food and shop for cultural arts and crafts! Adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Your admission ticket is good for the entire weekend!

4:00 PM – Obetz Zucchinifest at Fortress Obetz  – admission to this celebration of zucchini is free! Enjoy rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in, parade, animals from the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Cincinnati Circus Company and more! Ride wristbands are $18.

5:00 PM – Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport – celebrate sweet corn with concerts, amusement rides, games, contests, prizes, concessions and more!

5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – beginning at 5:00 PM COSI offers reduced admission: $15 for adults and $10 for youth.

5:00 PM – $5 Pony Rides & Free Petting Zoo at Horse -N- Round Fun – anyone can take a pony ride for $5 and there will also be a free petting zoo!

6:00 PM – Free Concert at Columbus Commons – McGuffey Lane will play a free concert at Columbus Commons!

6:00 PM – Gahanna’s Great Outdoors Parks & Rec Party – this celebration includes live music, kayaking and canoeing, games, inflatables, food trucks, a campfire and a showing of COCO at dusk. This is a free event!

7:00 PM – St. Michael Festival – this festival takes place in Worthington and offers live music from several local bands plus a raffle, games, food, rides and more!

8:00 PM – Movie Under the Stars: The Big Year at Deer Haven Preserve – activities begin at 8:00 PM including live birds from Ohio Nature Education and a sunset hike! The movie begins at 9:00 PM.

8:00 PM – Rhythm on the River: BalletMet at The Scioto Mile – BalletMet dancers will perform excerpts from the 2018/19 season at this free event! Donatos pizza will be available for purchase.


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SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball Festival at Ohio History Center – The Ohio Cup is one of the largest vintage base ball festivals in the country! Over 30 teams will play 1860’s style base ball this weekend! There will be activities for kids during the weekend!

9:00 AM – Westgate Farmers Market – enjoy vendors, live music, activities for kids and produce and a food truck!

9:00 AM – The Dublin Market at Bridge Park – shop for produce, fresh flowers, clothing, toys and enjoy food trucks and live music! Read: 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Dublin Market with Your Kids

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this annual festival offers the chance to experience and learn about Greek dance, music and culture, taste Greek food and shop for cultural arts and crafts! Adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Your admission ticket is good for the entire weekend!

11:00 AM – The Bugman at Franklin Park Conservatory – learn about and see insects up close with The Bugman!

11:00 AM – Obetz Zucchinifest at Fortress Obetz  – admission to this celebration of zucchini is free! Enjoy rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in, parade, animals from the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Cincinnati Circus Company and more! Ride wristbands are $18.

11:00 AM – Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport – celebrate sweet corn with concerts, amusement rides, games, contests, prizes, concessions and more!

12:00 PM – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival includes canal boat rides, a parade, ice cream social, balloon artists, performers, a cruise in, quilt show, midway games and rides, live music and more!

12:00 PM – OSU v Oregon State at Ten Pin Alley – Ten Pin Alley is offering a fun way to watch the OSU games this season! The game will be playing on the screens above the bowling lanes and they are offering a special including discounted laser tag missions, drink specials, a tailgate menu and special prices on bowling! Read Ten Pin Alley Provides Family Friendly Fun in Hilliard

2:00 PM – Right Back at You at Gallant Farm Park – join a boomerang expert to learn how to throw a boomerang, fly a kite and more! Free for all ages!

5:00 PM – St. Michael Festival – this festival takes place in Worthington and offers live music from several local bands plus a raffle, games, food, rides and more!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop at Westgate BusinessWorks – visit the art galleries of the Hilltop including live music at Third Way Cafe, light refreshments and classes at Clay Street Ceramics! Related: 7 Ways to Give Back in Columbus by Doing Things You Already Do

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball Festival at Ohio History Center – The Ohio Cup is one of the largest vintage base ball festivals in the country! Over 30 teams will play 1860’s style base ball this weekend! There will be activities for kids during the weekend!

9:00 AM – Splash Pad Weekend at Hocking Hills Adventures – take a road trip to Hocking Hills Adventures to check out their new splash pad and other water activities! There will be squirt gun wars, water balloon relays and more!

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. Read all about the new Children’s Garden here!

10:30 – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival includes canal boat rides, a parade, ice cream social, balloon artists, performers, a cruise in, quilt show, midway games and rides, live music and more.

11:00 AM – Obetz Zucchinifest at Fortress Obetz  – admission to this celebration of zucchini is free! Enjoy rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in, parade, animals from the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Cincinnati Circus Company and more! Ride wristbands are $18. Brett Michaels is in concert at 9:00 PM.

12:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this annual festival offers the chance to experience and learn about Greek dance, music and culture, taste Greek food and shop for cultural arts and crafts! Adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Your admission ticket is good for the entire weekend!

12:30 PM – BIRD Tunnel PARTY at Glen Echo Ravine – free party in Glen Echo Park featuring DJ’s in the Bird Tunnel!

4:05 PM – Bob Evans Family Day at Columbus Clippers – 2 adults and up to 4 youth can get into Bob Evans Family Day at the Columbus Clippers for $25. Kids can run the bases after the game!

6:30 PM – Ice Cream Sunday! at Mona’s Eats + Treats – Realtor Tasha Braniff is hosting a celebration of back to school and Labor Day with free ice cream at Mona’s Eats + Treats until 8:30 PM! Read more about Mona’s Eats + Treats in 3 Places I Love to Take My Kids in Columbus: Nikki Seeley

MONDAY

10:00 AM – Labor Day Arts Festival at Northam Park – admission is free at this Arts Festival in Upper Arlington! Enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts, kids activities and more!

10:30 – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival includes canal boat rides, a parade, ice cream social, balloon artists, performers, a cruise in, quilt show, midway games and rides, live music and more

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this annual festival offers the chance to experience and learn about Greek dance, music and culture, taste Greek food and shop for cultural arts and crafts! Adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Your admission ticket is good for the entire weekend!

12:00 PM – Obetz Zucchinifest at Fortress Obetz  – admission to this celebration of zucchini is free! Enjoy rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in, parade, animals from the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Cincinnati Circus Company and more! Ride wristbands are $18. Monday is Kids Day!

2:05 PM – Dime a Dog Night at Columbus Clippers – enjoy Sugardale hotdogs for $.10 a piece!

5:00 PM – St. Michael Festival – this festival takes place in Worthington and offers live music from several local bands plus a raffle, games, food, rides and more!

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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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