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

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

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Related: 2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids

SUNDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 3-5, 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

9:00 AM – Science Festival hosted by COSI – all around the city, science-themed events are happening this weekend! There are over 100 community events, 15 Citywide Star Parties and a Big Science Celebration on Saturday! Click the link for the list of events happening all over Central Ohio!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – children ages 2-5 can enjoy a nature activity and forest play time. Siblings are welcome. No registration required. $5 suggested donation.

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.

11:00 AM – City of Powell Touch-A-Truck in the City’s Municipal Building Parking Lot – get up close to dozens of vehicles and learn about how vehicles work!

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 – Rita’s National Italian Ice Day! at Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard (Henderson Road, OH) – download the Rita’s Ice mobile app between April 22nd and May 3rd and you will receive a free regular Italian ice offer redeemable in store only on May 3rd!

5:30 PM – Fairy Boards with Kreation’s by Kaitlyn at Dublin Toy Emporium – create a fairy board with grass, a woodland creature and a popup flower or tree! $65 per parent and child, $5 for an additional child. Call to register.

6:00 PM – Citywide Star Party and STEAM Family Night at McCord Park – enjoy hands on STEM activities inside the Community Center and outdoor stargazing through a telescope. This is a free, family-friendly event.

6:00 PM – Friday Night Grand Slam at Windsor Park – check out baseball skills competitions, bounce house and family-friendly entertainment to celebrate the opening of the Grove City Little League baseball season.

7:00 PM – Blacklick Woods Star Party: Creatures of the Night at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn about stargazing from the experts. Bring binoculars and blankets. There will be a food truck on site.

7:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen Junior at Columbus Performing Arts Center – Grandview Carriage Place Players performs Frozen Jr. based on the 2018 Broadway Musical. Tickets are $5 at the door.

7:00 PM – Glacier Ridge Star Party: Astronomy at Glacier Ridge Metro Park  – learn about stargazing from the experts. Bring binoculars and blankets. There will be a food truck on site.

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 – Bradley Theater Presents: The Addams Family at Bradley Theater – watch this original performance featuring The Addams Family! Wednesday brings her “normal” boyfriend home for dinner! Performed by Hilliard Bradly Theater.

7:00 PM – Scioto Grove Star Party: Glow Up the Night at Scioto Grove Metro Park  – learn about stargazing from the experts. Bring binoculars and blankets. There will also be glow in the dark archery!

9:00 PM – Sunset Cinemas at The Daily Growler: The Goonies at The Daily Growler – Polaris – watch a free movie under the stars! Bring lawn chairs and blankets!


Thank you to AAA Worthington for sponsoring this post!

AAA Ohio Auto Club’s Travel Agency is a full-service travel agency offering a free Disney Planning event for families on Saturday, May 4 from 10am – 12pm.

They have assembled some of their best travel agents to serve as the Dream Maker Team to answer questions and give expert advice on how to plan a vacation to remember for your family. Plus, take advantage of an exclusive savings when you book your vacation at this event!

This event requires an RSVP and will take place at 90 E. Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington, OH 43085.

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SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Green on the Green 2019 at Worthington Village Green – visit with exhibitors promoting sustainability, healthy living, environmental stewardship and more!

9:00 AM – May the Fourth be with You Walk to Cure Arthritis at Columbus Commons – participate in a walk to cure arthritis that begins at 10:00 AM. The celebration beginning at 9:00 AM includes free carousel rides, music, kids activities, crafts and games, a costume contest, food vendors and more! Come in costume!

10:00 AM – Children’s Fishing at Sharon Woods Metro Park – this event is a chance for kids 17 and younger to learn to fish in Schrock Lake! Limited bait and poles are provided.

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 – Disney Vacation Planning Day at AAA Worthington – – learn how to maximize your family’s Disney vacation! There will be specialists available to answer questions and an activity for kids to do while adults plan! Click here to RSVP.

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and Moovers & Shakers Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy – the Moovers and Shakers ride is open as well as Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral featuring a corn pit and slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit and bale climbing and more!

10:00 AM – Free Comic Book Day at Laughing Ogre Comics – this event includes familyfriendly activities, the Ghostbusters, costumed heroes, kids comics creation events, a martial arts sword demonstration and more! 

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 – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – children ages 5-8 can enjoy a nature activity and forest play time. Siblings are welcome. No registration required. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Outdoor Crafting Fun at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – drop in to do an outdoor-themed craft with projects beginning at $5.

10:30 AM – Saturday Story Time! at Fundamentals Children’s Books, Toys, and Games – this will be a story time for kids celebrating Children’s Book Week.

11:00 AM – Babies On The Farm at Learning Tree Farm – head over to Dayton to see new farm babies and learn about sheep shearing, herding and fiber working! $10/family.

11:00 AM – Big Science Celebration at COSI – this is a free event taking place on the entire Peninsula surrounding COSI! There will be experiments, science demonstrations, hands on activities, food trucks, rocket launches, animal encouragers and a surprise BIG finale at the end!

11:00 AM – Geocaching & Letterboxing at Green Lawn Cemetery – learn about geocaching and letterboxing while taking a trek through the cemetery! This is a family friendly event!

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 – Got Woodpeckers? at Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks – take an off-trail hike to look for woodpeckers! Ages 6 and up.

1:00 PM – Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a one mile hike and learn about the bison!

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!

1:15 AM – Build an Observation Bird House at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – kids ages 4019 can take part in a woodworking project to learn motor skills, concentration and mathmatical logic! $30/child.

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!

5:00 PM – “A Magical Night Out” (Parent’s/Grandparent’s Night Out) at Dublin Toy Emporium – drop the kids off for a magic show, play time, dinner an more! Call to reserve your spot!

6:00 PM – Game Night during Hilltop Art Hop at The Design Refinery – stop in during the Hilltop Art Hop for a family-friendly game night!

7:00 PM – Bradley Theater Presents: The Addams Family at Bradley Theater – watch this original performance featuring The Addams Family! Wednesday brings her “normal” boyfriend home for dinner! Performed by Hilliard Bradly Theater. 

7:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen Junior at Columbus Performing Arts Center – Grandview Carriage Place Players performs Frozen Jr. based on the 2018 Broadway Musical. Tickets are $5 at the door.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Powell Street Market in downtown Powell, Ohio- shop over 100 craftsman, artists and vendors plus enjoy food trucks and downtown restaurants!

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and Moovers & Shakers Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy – the Moovers and Shakers ride is open as well as Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral featuring a corn pit and slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit and bale climbing 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 (with valid ID) during regular operating hours.

10:00 AM – 5 DE MAYO 2 hour Free play at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – shop an Usborne Book Fair while letting your kids play! Book are $5.99 and under. RSVP online.

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.

1:00 PM – Family (Adult and Child) Cake Decorating at Our CupCakery – decorate a cake with your child age 6 and up. Participants will level, first and decorate a summer-themed cake. Register online.

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 – Sunday in the Swamp at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – look for slimy creatures in the buttonbush swamp!

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!

2:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen Junior at Columbus Performing Arts Center – Grandview Carriage Place Players performs Frozen Jr. based on the 2018 Broadway Musical. Tickets are $5 at the door.

2:00 PM – Bradley Theater Presents: The Addams Family at Bradley Theater – watch this original performance featuring The Addams Family! Wednesday brings her “normal” boyfriend home for dinner! Performed by Hilliard Bradly Theater.

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!

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, April 26-28, 2019

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

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – this craft time includes 2 hours of sensory based activities and art projects! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. RSVP required.

9:30 AM – Bring Your Kid to WorkOUT Day  with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington at Thompson Park – bring your family to work out for free then enjoy a playgroup afterwards!

9:30 AM – Bring your kid(s) to Work OUT Day! with FIT4MOM Columbus East – bring your kid to work out at this free class featuring healthy snacks afterward!

10:00 AM – Tots on the Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – this is a toddler friendly, half-mile walk to discover nature!

10:00 AM – Columbus Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory – The Columbus Blooms exhibit features all of the flowers and blooms of spring – over 125,000 of them – throughout the gardens and the Children’s Garden! This lasts through April 30, 2019.

10:30 AM – Paper Plate Flowers at Avery Park – join FIT4MOM for a spring workout and craft. The craft time takes place after the workout and is free.

12:00 PM – Kids Paint Free Day at Clay Cafe Clintonville – studio fees are waived for kids on Friday between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM!

12:00 PM – Junior Library Guild Warehouse Sale at Junior Library Guild – hundreds of children’s and young adult books will be for sale for just $5/book. There will be food trucks on site as well!

5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – COSI stays open late (until 9:00 PM) on the last Friday of the year with reduced admission! 

5:30 PM – Veleros “Día del Niño” – Clippers Hispanic Night at Huntington Park – celebrate Dia del Niño with the Columbus Clippers and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce! There will be activities for the kids, music, food, dancing and more! Purchase your tickets for the baseball game online.

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SATURDAY

8:00 AM – West Side Park Ribbon Cutting & Arbor Day Celebration in Gahanna – this event includes a ribbon cutting of the new park in Gahanna – including the revealing of its name! There will also be a tree planting event and a light pancake breakfast!

8:30 AM – Easter Adventure Helicopter Egg Drop at The Farm at Walnut Creek – a helicopter will drop hundreds of eggs for an egg hunt for kids up through 11 years old. Exchanged the eggs for prizes! There will be a giant corn box and a scavenger hunt plus rabbits and bunnies! Regular admission applies. There will be several egg drops throughout the day.

9:00 AM – Waffle Bar! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – this waffle bar includes unlimited toppings, coffee and juice for $5/person.

9:00 AM – Welcome Spring Open House at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – celebrate Spring with activities for kids, bounce house, food trucks, plus all kinds of gardening and landscaping resources!

9:00 AM – Junior Library Guild Warehouse Sale at Junior Library Guild – hundreds of children’s and young adult books will be for sale for just $5/book. There will be food trucks on site as well!

9:30 AM – Creative Crew Competition at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – head out to Easton (b to watch the finalists in the 2019 Creative Crew Competition compete in the next stage! Fro 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM, they will be creating masterpieces to win a spot on this year’s Creative Crew!

9:30 AM – Saturday Studio Art: Mixed Media Flowers at Art with Anna – kids ages 4 and up can make a mixed media project with a spring flower theme! $20/artist.

10:00 AM – HOOT 98: Books at Gateway Film Center – this family friendly film series features short films with a ‘book” theme, live music from The Shazzbots and activities in the lobby! Bring a canned good donation to the Open Shelter for free admission.

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and Moovers & Shakers Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy – the Moovers and Shakers ride is open as well as Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral featuring a corn pit and slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit and bale climbing and more!

10:00 AM – Llama & Sheep Shearing Day at Stratford Ecological Center – watch sheep and llamas be sheared and learn how wool is produced. There will be hands on projects and an opportunity to explore the farm! Sock Hop Soda Shop will be on site, too! $5/person. Registration not required.

10:00 AM – Columbus Bookshop Crawl – Saturday is National Independent Bookstore Day and you can be entered to win a gift basket if you visit 3 out of 6 of the participating local bookstores this Saturday! There will be special deals at the various locations as well! Click the link to see all locations.

10:00 AM – Columbus Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory – The Columbus Blooms exhibit features all of the flowers and blooms of spring – over 125,000 of them – throughout the gardens and the Children’s Garden! This lasts through April 30, 2019. Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM there will be a cactus and succulent sale!

10:30 AM – 2019 Ohioana Book Festival at Columbus Metropolitan Library – meet with Ohio authors, attend book signings, panel discussions, author talks and more! For kids there will be story times, children’s book authors, crafts, balloon twisting, characters, a LEGO building area and more!

11:00 AM – Turkish Food Festival at Bethel International United Methodist Church – try out Turkish food, enjoy music and traditional dances performed by TASO Youth Club! Tickets available at the event. 

12:00 PM – Planet-Palooza at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – celebrate Earth Day with crafts, live animals, games and other activities! 

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1:15 PM – You & Your Family Matter, A Free Financial Event! at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – this is a free event where you can learn about important financial information for families. There will be pizza and drinks served. 

5:00 PM – Eggciting Parent’s Night Out @ Kreation’s Play Café at Dublin Toy Emporium – register your child for a fun eventing while you get a night out! There will be egg painting, an egg hunt, playtime, dinner and more!

8:00 PM – Off-Trail Froggy Hike at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – take a 1 mile hike to search for frogs and toads! Ages 5 and up.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Earth Day at The Crest Gastropub – celebrate Earth Day with a petting zoo, craft stations, face painting, plus activities for the adults like yoga, music, finger foods and more!

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and Moovers & Shakers Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy – the Moovers and Shakers ride is open as well as Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral featuring a corn pit and slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit and bale climbing and more!

10:00 AM – Welcome Spring Open House at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – celebrate Spring with activities for kids, bounce house, food trucks, plus all kinds of gardening and landscaping resources!

10:00 AM – Mother/Daughter Tower Tea Party with Rapunzel! at Our CupCakery – learn to decorate cookies, create a sparkly craft, take part in a Grande Coronation, sing dance and enjoy a story time with Rapunzel! There are two event times on Sunday. Cost is $50/couple, $20 for an additional attendee.

10:00 AM – Columbus Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory – The Columbus Blooms exhibit features all of the flowers and blooms of spring – over 125,000 of them – throughout the gardens and the Children’s Garden! This lasts through April 30, 2019.

11:00 AM – Sunlight Market in the Gay Street District – the Sunlight Market includes special hours at local businesses, vendors, street musicians and more!

11:00 AM – Fairy Garden Sunday at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – create your own fairy garden at this family friendly event! Register online to receive 10% off!

11:00 AM – German Village Makers Market in German Village – this outdoor artisan market features local artists, designers, growers, food and more!

12:30 PM – Mother/Daughter Tower Tea Party with Rapunzel! at Our CupCakery – learn to decorate cookies, create a sparkly craft, take part in a Grande Coronation, sing dance and enjoy a story time with Rapunzel! There are two event times on Sunday. Cost is $50/couple, $20 for an additional attendee.

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

2:00 PM – Campfire & S’mores at Homestead Metro Park – make s’mores around the camp fire or bring your own food to cook over the fire!

2:00 PM – Go WILD! Kids Club: Soil Safari at Sharon Woods Metro Park – kids ages 5-12 can get dirty exploring what’s underground! Dress appropriately!

2:00 PM – For Kids: Amphibians Search at Highbanks Metro Park – kids ages 6-12 can search for amphibians along the Olentangy River. Bring your own nets and jars. Dress appropriately!

2:00 PM – Life on the Farm: Spring Opening at the Orange Johnson House – celebrate the Bicentennial of the Orange Johnson House with visits with fear animals, self-paced tours, log house building, hands on activities and birthday cake!

2:00 PM – Children’s Garden Day: Soup Garden at Inniswood Metro Gardens – learn how to grow and make your own vegetable soup. This event also includes crafts and gardening activities for families!

4:00 PM – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day! at Palace Theatre – watch Daniel Tiger be King for a Day live on stage!

6:00 PM – LUSH Polaris Presents Mom and Me! at LUSH Cosmetics Polaris Fashion Place – make a handmade bath bomb and Mother’s Day card while enjoying a cup of tea!

 

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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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