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Halloween Events Around Columbus

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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? November 3-5, 2017

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Don’t forget it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend and we “Fall Back” on Sunday morning! (Sigh, I hate this one!)

1. Storytime with Kara at ME and the MOON

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 15 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-570-1124 vc

This week’s story time theme is Rhythm and Rhyme and includes stories, songs and games for the kids and tea and shopping for the parents! There will be a pop-up book shop immediately following the event.

2. Budding Artists at Westerville Public Library

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-882-7277

Kids can explore different artistic techniques! This month’s theme is chalk! Recommended for ages 4-6.

3. Kids After-School Movie Day at Grandview Heights Public Library

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Location: 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-481-3778

Drop in for a movie on the big screen! Bring a snack!

4. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 800-686-6124.

Ohio History Center stays open late on the First Friday of the month for special activities and a movie! This weekend’s movie is The Goonies, which will start at 7:00 PM. There will be a crew of pirates to hang out with and you can make your own treasure map! Museum admission is reduced to $6 after 5:00 PM. Ages 6-12 will be $3 and Members and kids ages 5 and under are free. Make sure to “like” my Facebook Page because I’ll be doing a giveaway for this event on Thursday!

5. Doll Hair Salon Spectacular at American Girl Columbus

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: 4040 The Strand East, Space 520, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 877-247-5223

Girls 8 and up can get their American Girl Doll’s hair styled and learn how to care for their doll’s hair at this special event. Participants receive a Fancy Fruit Fondue and a goody bag! $20/person. Call to register in advance. See A #boymom Does American Girl.

6. KidsLinked.com’s Learning Rocks! Education Expo & Contests at Ohio Expo Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 877-543-7801

This free event includes educational vendors, contests, archery tournaments, a Minecraft tournament, Chess tournaments, book signings, writing activities, science activities, rocket launching, trampolines, face painting and more! Parking is $5.

7. Buckeye Book Fair at OARDC, Fisher Auditorium

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-262-2103

If you’re looking for a road trip, North East Ohio’s largest book fair includes the chance to buy books written by Ohio authors, author signings and readings, plus special events for kids such as writing activities, paper craft activities, coloring and more! Admission is $2.

8. Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Make Day of the Dead crafts at this event celebrating the Mexican holiday focused on remembering loved ones. There will be a scratch art calavera skull and tissue paper flowers to make. Free with admission or membership.

9. Clothing Bag Sale at 2nd Times A Charm

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 24 S. Grener Ave., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-6120

2nd Times A Charm is closing and you can fill a bag of children’s and maternity clothing for $25. Toys and baby gear will be 25% off and shoes, blankets and accessories will be 50% off.

10. National Bison Day at Battelle Darby Nature Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-891-0700

Celebrate National Bison Day with a movie and other activities! See 2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids.

11. Candy Buy-Back at Lucky’s Market

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 2770 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-447-0258

Not sure what to do with all that Halloween Candy? Bring it to Lucky’s Market to exchange it pound for pound for fruit! All the candy that is collected will go to oversees troops!

12. Concert Series at the Shops at Worthington Place

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-841-1110

This is a free concert near the playland! This week is Tony Hagood.

13. Mary Poppins at Northland Performing Arts Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
Time: Saturday: 7:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM
Location: 4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-410-1135

Mary Poppins will be performed by the Artisan Ballet Company! This is a family-friendly performance featuring your favorites story told through ballet, tap, and jazz choreography, performed by local dancers and actors!

14. The Great Pumpkin Drop at Marysville Fire Station 271

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 16300 County Home Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
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Watch pumpkins drop (and splatter) from a 100 foot ladder truck! Also included: tours of the fire station, exploring fire trucks, bounce houses and food!

15. Fairy and Troll House Trail at Blendon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-891-0700

Collect materials in the forest and build a fairy or troll house! Meet at the Nature Center! See Exploring Blendon Woods Metro Park.

16. Braids on Braids on BRAIDS! at Bishops Clintonville

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4223 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-670-5307

This is a free workshop where you can learn new braiding styles! RSVP on the Facebook page!


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Labor Day Weekend Columbus Staycation 2017

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If you’re looking for some fun activities to do with your family over the long weekend, I’ve rounded up a list of events going on over Labor Day Weekend! Don’t worry, I’ll still have my full list of kid-friendly activities to publish later this week, but these are a few fun ideas to whet your appetite in the meantime! 😉 (See 18 things to do Labor Day Weekend 2017 right here!)

Friday:

Columbus Greek Festival at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The Columbus Greek Festival is going on Friday-Monday, so you make this a part of any day this weekend! However, you should stop in on Friday because your ticket ($5 for adults, kids 12 and under are free) is good for the entire weekend! That way, any time you don’t feel like cooking this weekend, you can head down to the festival for yummy greek food instead! 😉 Besides food, the festival also includes educational activities, shops, music and dancing, exhibits and a kids activity center! See the link for all the times and details!

McGuffey Lane in Concert at Columbus Commons

Kick off the weekend with a free concert at Columbus Commons! Drinks and food trucks begin at 5:30 PM and the opening act starts at 7:00, so even if the kiddos can’t stay up for a late concert (which starts at 8:00 PM), you can have dinner and enjoy some music before bedtime!


Saturday:

Grand Opening of Donatos Powell

Dontatos Powell celebrates it’s reopening of the new store and the new school year with a block party from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM! There will be face painting, guests from the Columbus Zoo, balloon animals and virtual reality games! The first 100 people will get Free 4D movie passes from The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and a Pepsi 2-Liter! There will also be free pizza!

44 Pages Screening Event at Gateway Film Center

Who remembers reading Highlights at the doctors’s office? I do! I do! Headquartered in Columbus, Highlights is celebrating it’s 70th Anniversary Issue with a new documentary called 44 PAGES. The Columbus screening takes place at Gateway Film Center and on Saturday, a special family-friendly event is being held that includes free giveaways, a book reading, games, crafts and more! Activities start at 2:00 PM and the movie will be shown at 3:00 PM, followed by a Q&A.

Family Fun Day at Columbus Commons

Head down to Columbus Commons for a free Family Fun Day, Saturday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM! Activities include inflatables, face painting, balloon twisters, putt-putt, crafts, a photo booth and more! A $5 wristband is available for unlimited access to all activities. (Not all activities require a wristband.) Food trucks will be on site and the movie The Jungle Book will be shown at 4:00 PM.


Sunday:

Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival at Ohio History Center

The Ohio Cup features over 30 teams from all over the US who come to Ohio Village for one of the largest vintage base ball festivals in the nation! This is 1860’s style base ball (yes, it was two words back then)! There will also be fun games for the kids, dancing, a barbershop quartet, food trucks, rides in a Ford Model A, blacksmith demonstrations and the chance to try out base ball for yourself! This event is going on Saturday AND Sunday, so you can take your pick! Included with general admission or membership.

Shakespeare in the Park at Schiller Park

Thursday through Sunday you can see the Actors’ Theatre of Columbus perform Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Schiller Park. The performances are “pay what you will” and donations are gladly accepted. You can reserve a seat ahead of time for $20 or reserve a blanket space for $20 which includes an ATC logo blanket!


Monday:

UA Labor Day Arts Festival in Northam Park

The Upper Arlington Arts festival is held in Northam Park and features around 200 local, regional and national artists. There is also live entertainment, vendors, art activities and food available for purchase! Admission is free!

Dime a Dog Night at Columbus Clippers

Sugardale Hot Dogs are only $.10 each all night (or afternoon) long! The Clippers play the Louisville Bats at 2:05 PM!


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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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