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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 15-18, 2019, President’s Day Weekend

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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 including President’s Day!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend and President’s Day:

FRIDAY

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

10:00 AM – The LEGO® Movie™ DAYS at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – LEGOLAND Columbus is celebrating The LEGO Movie 2 with special building activities, character appearances, photo opps and more!

10:00 AM – Kids “Drop-Off” at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – kids ages 15 mo to 5 years can be drop off for 3 hours of fun! Limited spaces available. $22/kid $10 for siblings.

10:30 AM – Mega Blok Pom Pom Sorting at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for a free playdate following the Stroller Strides workout!

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 Beauty and the Beast this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

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

5:00 PM – Worthington KidsFest & Summer Camp Expo at Worthington Community Center – learn all about your summer options at this event that includes bounce houses, inflatables, activities, crafts and prizes!

6:00 PM – Owl Hike at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – search for owls on a 1 mile hike. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

6:00 PM – Kids Night Out at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – drop the kids off for a 3 hour session of crafting, board games and pizza!

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Cheryl’s 2019 Bake Sale! at Ohio Expo Center-Lausche Building – this sale is one day only and offers up to 75% off the retail price of Cheryl’s Cookies!

9:30 AM – Project SKD Everyone Deserves Peace of Mind – this is a free event where families can learn about mental wellness through hands on activities and putting together a mental wellness kit to be donated to other kids and individuals struggling with mental health.

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

10:00 AM – 2019 Dispatch Home & Garden Show at Ohio Expo Center – Bricker & Celeste Buildings — the Dispatch Spring Home and Garden Show takes place February 16-24th and has special programming for families on February 18th and February 23rd. This Monday February 18th features Pete the Cat author Eric Litwin and The Shazzbots plus other kids activities. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

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

10:00 AM – Maple Sugar Tours at Stratford Ecological Center – join experienced Sugar Cookers as they teach participants how to tap a maple tree, collect sap and explain how the process works. $4/person. Registration required.

10:00 AM – The LEGO® Movie™ DAYS at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – LEGOLAND Columbus is celebrating The LEGO Movie 2 with special building activities, character appearances, photo opps and more!

10:00 AM – Feb Sketchbook Saturday: Hand Hearts at Art with Anna – kids ages 8 and up can learn a new drawing technique. $15/artist.

10:00 AM – Three Creeks: Winter Hike at Three Creeks Metro Park – Take a 1, 3 or 5.6 mile hike in the park. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Bring four non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

11:00 AM – The Bubble Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory – Sue, The Bubble Lady will create amazing bubble creations! Included in admission or membership.

12:00 PM – STEMfest! at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology – The Works is hosting STEMfest, a free event focused on hands on exploration of career and education opportunities in the STEM field! 

12:00 PM – Saturday Morning Storytime at Never Grow Up Boutique – this story time includes a fun craft and coffee for the parents! Space is limited.

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

2:00 PM – Maple Sugaring at Homestead Metro Park – learn how maple trees produce syrup and how sap is collected and made into syrup. Ages 5 and up.

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

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Westland Area Library – drop in to make a LEGO creation! 

3:00 PM – Tinker Lab at Grove City Library – kids in grades 2-5 can learn about hologram projectors through a hands on, creative project.

4:00 PM – Ohio State Buckeyes Women’s Gymnastics vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Gymnastics at St. John Arena – OSU and Nebraska compete in this women’s gymnastics competition. Kids under 6 are free. Tickets are available online.

4:00 PM – $6 Saturday Pony Rides & Petting Zoo at Horse -N- Round Fun – this event features $6 pony rides and a free petting zoo!

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

6:30 PM – Game Night with The Heart of the City Foundation at Broad Street United Methodist Church Columbus OH – this event features a family friendly game night in pot luck style!

7:30 PM – Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo – Let’s Rodeo Columbus! at Nationwide Arena – this rodeo event includes bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding! During the pre-show from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM fans can meet and greet cowboys and cowgirls and get autographs and take pictures! There is also a post-rodeo cancer by Chris Lane.

SUNDAY

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

10:00 AM – The LEGO® Movie™ DAYS at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – LEGOLAND Columbus is celebrating The LEGO Movie 2 with special building activities, character appearances, photo opps and more!

11:00 AM — 2019 Dispatch Home & Garden Show at Ohio Expo Center – Bricker & Celeste Buildings — the Dispatch Spring Home and Garden Show takes place February 16-24th and has special programming for families on February 18th and February 23rd. This Monday February 18th features Pete the Cat author Eric Litwin and The Shazzbots plus other kids activities. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

11:00 AM – Princess Poppy & Princess’ Brunch at Skate Zone 71 – meet Princess Poppy and other characters at a breakfast brunch. There will be prizes for costumes, sing a longs and more. Skate for free afterwards. Tickets can be purchased online.

12:00 PM – STEMfest! at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology – The Works is hosting STEMfest, a free event focused on hands on exploration of career and education opportunities in the STEM field!

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

2:00 PM – Slate Run: Winter Hike at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – take a 2 or 5 mile hike through the park. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Bring four non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

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

MONDAY, President’s Day

8:00 AM – Mommy & Me – Valentine’s Hearts & Owls at Sunny Street Café (Sawmill) – bring your kids for breakfast featuring $1 dino pancakes and toppings plus Valentine’s themed crafts and candy! 

9:00 AM – School’s Out Program – Frosty Fun at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids can go on a winter scavenger hunt, make a take home project and bake homemade pretzels! This program runs from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM with aftercare available. $40/child, ages 5-12.

10:00 AM – Dollhouse Camp at Picassos – this drop off program includes painting and designing your own dollhouse, furniture and accessories. All supplies are included in the cost. Register online.

10:00 AM – Geocaching Hide & Seek at Sharon Woods Metro Park – search for items in the park using a GPS unit!

10:00 AM – SuperGames Holiday Open Play at SuperGames – kids can play at SuperGames for $10/child. 

10:00 AM – The LEGO® Movie™ DAYS at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – LEGOLAND Columbus is celebrating The LEGO Movie 2 with special building activities, character appearances, photo opps and more!

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

10:00 AM – President’s Day at Ohio History Center – Ohio History Center will have special hours on Presidents Day (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and during the day there will be special programming including a story time, a visit from the author of Young Lincoln and more!

10:15 AM – Parachute Play! at The Sanctuary – join FIT4MOM East for a free playgroup after Stroller Strides. The theme of the playgroup is Parachute Play!

11:00 AM – – Schools Out! Columbus Children’s Theatre presents Balloonacy at Franklin Park Conservatory – Columbus Children’s Theatre will perform Balloonacy, a story about The Old Man who prepares to celebrate his birthday alone! There will be puppets and interaction from the audience! Included with admission or membership.

11:00 AM – Library Day at the 2019 Dispatch Home & Garden Show at Ohio Expo Center – Bricker & Celeste Buildings — the Dispatch Spring Home and Garden Show takes place February 16-24th and has special programming for families on February 18th and February 23rd. This Monday February 18th features Pete the Cat author Eric Litwin and The Shazzbots plus other kids activities. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

11:00 AM – School’s Out Skate on Presidents Day at Worthington Community Center – try out “ice-less ice skating” for free at the Worthington Community Center from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

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

2:00 PM – February Fun Day at Homestead Metro Park – this event includes hot chocolate making, snow experiments and an outdoor scavenger hunt. Ages 3-13.

2:00 PM – Schools Out! Columbus Children’s Theatre presents Balloonacy at Franklin Park Conservatory – Columbus Children’s Theatre will perform Balloonacy, a story about The Old Man who prepares to celebrate his birthday alone! There will be puppets and interaction from the audience! Included with admission or membership.

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


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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!
 
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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, January 25-27, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 50 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – toddlers can enjoy sensory based play exploring stations around the store, a giant chalkboard and 2 arts and crafts tables. Free coffee for parents! Recommended for walkers through age 5. Crawlers are free. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

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 – National Popcorn Day/Week at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company – National Popcorn Day has been extended through Saturday! Free theater style popcorn for everyone and all bags of popcorn are BOGO!

10:00 AM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid 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. 

10:15 AM – Music with Mr. Mark at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum – take a trip to Mansfield for a fun time of song and dance! Included in membership or admission.

10:30 AM – Playdough Snowman at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for a free craft playdate! Make snowmen using glitter, dough and google eyes!

11:00 AM – Grand Opening Celebration at Zoup! (Tuttle Crossing) – Zoup is celebrating their grand opening at Tuttle Crossing with a deal for each day. Friday’s deal is Half Sandwich Friday – Get any half sandwich for $2.99 with any soup purchase.

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

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.

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

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

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

5:00 Family Friday Night at COSI – explore COSI from 5:0o PM to 9:00 PM with special reduced pricing!

6:00 PM – Wildlife Observation Night at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – watch nocturnal animals through the viewing windows at the Nature Center!

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.

SATURDAY

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

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 – 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 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

10:00 AM – Summer Camp Program Launch at PAST Foundation – preview the upcoming Summer Program at The Past Foundation! AT this event you can demo some the featured programs and receive 20% off if you sign up for the program at this event! Activities include Minecraft Mathematics, LEGO League, Techno Fashion and more! Concessions and Giveaways will be available.

11:00 AM – Grand Opening Celebration at Zoup! (Tuttle Crossing) – Zoup is celebrating their grand opening at Tuttle Crossing with a deal for each day. On Saturday, Check-in using their local Facebook page and show the cashier to earn a prize!

11:00 AM – The Bubble Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy huge bubbles with The Bubble Lady! Included with admission or membership.

12:00 PM – Mozart’s 24th Annual Open House and Birthday Celebration at Mozart’s – this event includes live music, pastry samples, a piano-shaped birthday cake, “Little Mozart”, and you can learn more info about Directions for Youth and Families!

12:00 PM – Food for Thought: Kids Baking Class – Scones! at 1400 Food Lab – kids of all ages can learn how to make scones! Kids ages 7 and under must have parental supervision.

12:15 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid 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.

2:00 PM – The Bubble Lady at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy huge bubbles with The Bubble Lady! Included with admission or membership.

2:30 PM – Food for Thought: Advanced Cooking Class for Ages 12+ – Let’s Make Dinner! at 1400 Food Lab – this is an advanced cooking class for kids ages 14 and up. Kids will learn to make Roast Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri and Brussels Sprout Salad.

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

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Southwest Public Libraries (Westland Area Library) – use your imagination to build with LEGOS!

3:00 PM – Disney Movie Saturday at Southwest Public Libraries (Westland Area Library) – kids 10 and under can enjoy a Disney movie and popcorn!

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 The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid this weekend on the big screen and tickets are just $5 each!

5:00 PM – Waffle Bar! Breakfast For Dinner at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – enjoy a waffle bar with unlimited toppings and juice or coffee. $5/person.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Celebrate Tu B’Shevat at Franklin Park Conservatory – make a tree cookie necklace and go on a scavenger hunt to find unique trees. There will also be stories celebrating trees and nature.

10:00 AM – Enchanted Princess Ball of Columbus at The Exchange at Bridge Park – this event includes your favorite princesses and characters. There will be singing, dancing and musical performances. $35/person. Tickets can be purchased online. Only one time slot is available as of the publishing of this post.

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. On Sundays, admission is free!

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

10:00 AM – 400 Market at 400 West Rich – visit the art studios at 400 West Rich. Vendors will be available to purchase artwork!

11:00 AM – Sunday Family Sunday at The Draft Room – this event includes free crafts for kids and beer specials for the adults including brunch from Broke Johnny Food Truck!

12:00 PM – Kidzapalooza at Polaris Fashion Place – this event includes games, prizes, a talent show, visitors from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept and Columbus Fire Department, and giant games! Plus lots more!

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

1:00 PM – Bison: Behind the Scenes at Battelle Darby Nature Center – learn how the staff take care of the bison! Meet at the Nature Center.

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.

2:00 PM – STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Powell – kids can take part in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities! this is a free event.

2:00 PM – Inniswood: Winter Hike at Inniswood Metro Gardens – take a 2 mile hike along the trails and paths at Inniswood Metro Park! Bring four non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and receive one Metro Parks mug!

2:00 PM – Tracks Off the Trails at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – go on an off-trail hike to search for signs of animals in the woods!

2:30 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid 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 The Little Mermaid: Enchanted Tales Series at Marcus Crosswords Cinema – Marcus Theatres is showing The Little Mermaid 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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