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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 22-24, 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

7:00 AM – Hot Fudge Sundae Sale Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey dairy to celebrate spring with $2.99 one dip Hot Fudge Sundaes and $3.99 two dip Hot Fudge Sundaes! This deal is only good Friday through Sunday! 

9:00 AM – Walking the Dog Day at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 2 mile walk with your dog! There will be treats for dogs and people!

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – this event includes 2 hours of sensory based play plus crafting and art tables. Free coffee for the adults! Recommended for walkers through age 5.

9:45 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – WeJoySing will be hosting a drop in music class featuring music based learning! There are two class options 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM for 1-23 months or 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM for 2-4 years. $5/child $3/sibling.

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!

10:30 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – WeJoySing will be hosting a drop in music class featuring music based learning! There are two class options 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM for 1-23 months or 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM for 2-4 years. $5/child $3/sibling.

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 23rd. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

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 – The Rooms at Easton, presented by COSI at Easton Town Center – explore 5 rooms of fun featuring optical illusions and audience participation. This is a free exhibit that will be in the Station Building at Easton until May 19, 2019. 

5:00 PM – $5 Friday Pony Rides with Cookie & Sugarcoat at Horse -N- Round Fun – ride mini horses for $5/person. There will also be a free petting zoo!

5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – COSI stays open late the last Friday of each month with reduced admission!

6:00 PM – Wildlife Observation Night at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – observe wildlife at night through the viewing window.

6:00 PM – Friday Family Fun Night at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – We Rock the Spectrum will stay open until 8:00 PM for kids to play, create crafts and burn off energy!

6:00 PM – Owl Hike at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – go on a one mile hike to look for owls. Ages 6 and up.

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop the kids off for a cooking class with hands on instruction! This week’s theme will be Candy Chemistry. Ages 8 and up. $35.

6:30 PM – Daddy Daughter Ball at piccadilly – this event includes dancing, time in the playspace, art projects, hors d’oeuvres and more! Register in advance.

7:00 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid for Nationwide Children’s Hospital at Palace Theatre – the Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital presents Disney’s The Little Mermaide in a broadway-style production. All of the proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

SATURDAY

7:00 AM – Hot Fudge Sundae Sale Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey dairy to celebrate spring with $2.99 one dip Hot Fudge Sundaes and $3.99 two dip Hot Fudge Sundaes! This deal is only good Friday through Sunday! 

9:00 AM – Waffle Bar! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – enjoy a waffle bar with unlimited toppings plus juice and coffee for $5/person.

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 23rd. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

10:00 AM – Memories and Masterpieces Day at Clay Street Ceramics – paint your own pottery with lots of kid-friendly options! Everyone who comes will receive a free box of M&M’s!

10:00 AM – Battelle Darby Creek: Winter Hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a 2, 4 or 6 mile hike along Big Darby Creek. Bring four non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a Metro Parks mug!

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

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Maggie Green Quintet at Lincoln Theatre – this event includes a family-friendly jazz performance plus lunch for the kids. Kid receive a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie. $5/person. There is a second performance at 11:30 AM.

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 – Our Village: We Rock the Spectrum Play Date at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – join FIT4MOM Columbus North for a playdate at We Rock The Spectrum! $8 for children 12 months and older. You do not need to be a member of FIT4MOM to join in the fun!

10:00 AM – STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Hilliard – this is a free community event where kids can explore STEM activities!

11:00 AM – Michael Roy’s Cirque du Papier at Franklin Park Conservatory – origami artist Michael Roy Baldridge will present folded paper creations! There is a second performance at 2:00 PM.

11:00 AM – Eagle Watch at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 3 mile hike to look for bald eagles! Ages 8 and up.

11:30 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Maggie Green Quintet at Lincoln Theatre – this event includes a family-friendly jazz performance plus lunch for the kids. Kid receive a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie. $5/person.

12:00 PM – The Rooms at Easton, presented by COSI at Easton Town Center – explore 5 rooms of fun featuring optical illusions and audience participation. This is a free exhibit that will be in the Station Building at Easton until May 19, 2019. 

12:00 PM – Story Time with Cinderella! at Barnes & Noble Polaris – this is a free story time with Cinderella at Barnes & Noble Polaris!

2:00 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid for Nationwide Children’s Hospital at Palace Theatre – the Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital presents Disney’s The Little Mermaide in a broadway-style production. All of the proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

2:00 PM – Michael Roy’s Cirque du Papier at Franklin Park Conservatory – origami artist Michael Roy Baldridge will present folded paper creations!

2:00 PM – STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg, OH – this is a free community event where kids can explore STEM activities!

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Grove City Library – drop in to create a LEGO build following the theme that will be revealed at the program!

3:00 PM – Disney Movie Saturday at Westland Area Library – watch a Disney movie and have popcorn! Ages 10 and up.

7:00 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid for Nationwide Children’s Hospital at Palace Theatre – the Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital presents Disney’s The Little Mermaide in a broadway-style production. All of the proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

SUNDAY

7:00 AM – Hot Fudge Sundae Sale Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey dairy to celebrate spring with $2.99 one dip Hot Fudge Sundaes and $3.99 two dip Hot Fudge Sundaes! This deal is only good Friday through Sunday! 

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 23rd. Saturday February 23rd is Family Day and features animals from the Columbus Zoo and more!

11:00 AM – Kids Eat Free at City BBQ – kids eat free with and adult meal purchase for “Family Time” on Sunday all day long!  If you buy a slice of Triple Chocolate Cake, City Barbeque will donate $1 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

11:00 AM – Sunday Family Funday at The Draft Room – this event includes free crafts for the kids and beer specials for the adults! Broke Johnny Food Truck will be on site with waffles!

12:00 PM – Pay what you WANT! at Canvas Creations For You – Canvas Creations was recently affected by a flood that destroyed all of her inventory! At this event you can “pay what you want” to help replenish her inventory! You must register in advance for your seat! Kids ages 5 and up are welcome!

12:00 PM – The Rooms at Easton, presented by COSI at Easton Town Center – explore 5 rooms of fun featuring optical illusions and audience participation. This is a free exhibit that will be in the Station Building at Easton until May 19, 2019. 

1:00 PM – Search for skunk cabbage at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – skunk cabbage is the first flower of the year and you can look for it in the park and learn about it’s medicinal uses.

2:00 PM – Disney’s The Little Mermaid for Nationwide Children’s Hospital at Palace Theatre – the Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital presents Disney’s The Little Mermaide in a broadway-style production. All of the proceeds benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program.

2:00 PM – GPS Treasure Hunt at Sharon Woods Metro Park – use a GPS to search for hidden items off trail! Meet at the Natural Play Area!

3:00 PM – Concert for Kids: Fairy Tales and Dragons at Columbus Symphony – dress as your favorite character to hear music from Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, How to Train Your Dragon and Frozen! There will be pre-concert activities beginning at 2:00 PM including a craft, instruments, conducting lessons, musical tattoos and more! Tickets available online.


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, November 2-4, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

10:00 AM – Model Railroad Days at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – visit COSI to see model railroad displays, meet the model railroaders that construct them and play with trains!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 2-5 are invited for a 30 minute nature activity and free play time in the woods! $5 donation. No registration required.

10:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn – this weekend there will be special promotions, giveaways and more! Bring your tin in for a refill and get a free small bag of any flavor!

11:00 AM – 2018 Uptown Marysville Holiday Open House – shops in Uptown Marysville will have specials and snacks to kick off the holiday season!

3:00 PM – Jurassic Quest at I-X Center – take a road trip to Cleveland for all kinds of dinosaur fun! There are rides, movies, science stations, crafts, face painting, a dinosaur exhibit and more!

5:30 PM – Pizza & Pajamas: Racecars at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – this program is for ages 2-5 and includes pizza, open exploration at COSI featuring the new Hot Wheels: Race to Win exhibit and a dance party! You must register in advance.

7:30 PM – High Water Drifters – Live at Ten Pin Alley – live music this Friday night at Ten Pin Alley features High Water Drifters!

8:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!


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Holiday Sip ‘n’ Shop

When: Saturday: Nov. 3, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Combustion Brewery Loft 80 W. Church St. Pickerington, OH 43147

Register at: http://combustionsipshop.eventbrite.com 

Shop for everyone on your “nice list” as you browse some of the best local businesses, boutiques and makers while sipping Combustion Brewery’s finest brews or wines. Head downstairs to the Taproom afterwards where there’s even more fun (and food!) on tap! It’s a kid-friendly brewery, so bring the kiddos! Bring a canned good (or $3 donation) for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for free entry, swag bag and complimentary gift wrapping.

Brought to you by Combustion Brewery and Cbus Chic, an online lifestyle publication for women in Central Ohio.


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SATURDAY

9:00 AM – GRAND RE-OPENING at Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. – celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. with free samples, giveaways, face painting and door prizes!

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 – Buckeye Book Fair at Fisher Auditorium – take a trip to Wooster for the Buckeye Book Fair held at the OSU ATI Campus. This event features the opportunity to meet and greet Ohio authors, buy their books and have them signed. There will be speakers, and activities for kids including crafts, draw alongs, hands-on science activities, book readings and more!

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at I-X Center – take a road trip to Cleveland for all kinds of dinosaur fun! There are rides, movies, science stations, crafts, face painting, a dinosaur exhibit and more!

9:30 AM – $5 Saturday at piccadilly – Open play from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM is just $5/kid on Saturdays!

10:00 AM – Holiday Sip ‘n’ Shop at Combustion Brewery & Taproom – browse some of the best local businesses, boutiques and makers while sipping Combustion Brewery’s finest brews or wines. Head downstairs to the Taproom afterwards where there’s even more fun (and food!) on tap! It’s a kid-friendly brewery, so kids are welcome! Bring a canned good (or $3 donation) for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for free entry, swag bag and complimentary gift wrapping.

10:00 AM – 2018 Uptown Marysville Holiday Open House – shops in Uptown Marysville will have specials and snacks to kick off the holiday season!

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – this activity is for kids ages 5-8 and includes a 30 minute nature activity and free play in the woods! $5 donation. Registration not required.

10:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn – this weekend there will be special promotions, giveaways and more! Bring your tin in for a refill and get a free small bag of any flavor!

10:00 AM – Model Railroad Days at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – visit COSI to see model railroad displays, meet the model railroaders that construct them and play with trains!

11:00 AM – Celebrate Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead! at Gateway Film Center – this celebration includes a family celebration including face painting, free taco vouchers, a screening of the movie Coco, a Dia de los Muertos procession, an exhibit an more!

11:00 AM – Holiday Open House at Never Grow Up Boutique – visit Never Grow Up Boutique for their Holiday Open House featuring specials on toys, snacks and more!

1:00 PM – Decorate a Mini Tree at Michaels Stores – decorate a mini Christmas tree – you buy the tree and Michaels will supply the decorations. No registration required.

1:00 PM – Wolves and Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn about prairie habitats, wolves and bison!

2:00 PM – Native Animals in Urdu / Hindi at Homestead Metro Park – learn about our native animals at the Nature Center at Homestead Metro Park. This will be in English, Urdu and Hindi.

2:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!

4:00 PM – Random Fandom: Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts – at Hilliard Library, CML – this event is for teens ages 12-17 and includes a celebration of Gryffindors and Slytherins!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop at 3060 ARTWORKS – the Hilltop Art Hop features live music, art, holiday shopping, snacks and more!

7:00 PM – Artisan Ballet Company Presents, “Cinderella” at Northland Performing Arts Center – watch a performance of Cinderella by local actors and dancers!

8:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Jurassic Quest at I-X Center – take a road trip to Cleveland for all kinds of dinosaur fun! There are rides, movies, science stations, crafts, face painting, a dinosaur exhibit and more!

10:00 AM – Model Railroad Days at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – visit COSI to see model railroad displays, meet the model railroaders that construct them and play with trains!

10:00 AM – Customer Appreciation Weekend at Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn – this weekend there will be special promotions, giveaways and more! Bring your tin in for a refill and get a free small bag of any flavor!

11:00 AM – Princess Brunch at Skate Zone 71 – meet Princess Poppy and other princess characters, take part in a breakfast buffet and skate from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Reservations recommended.

12:00 PM – Kid Paint Free Day! at Clay Cafe Clintonville – painting fee is waved for kids this Sunday!

1:00 PM – The Great Pumpkin Drop in Marysville – watch pumpkins get dropped from a 100 foot ladder truck! There will also be tours of the fire station, fire trucks, bounce houses and treats!

1:00 PM – Hop-O-Ween Bash & Fall Festival at DogTap Columbus – this event includes live music, face painting, a pumpkin carving competition, costume contests, plus a showing of the movie Rudy.

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Get $3 Off on Sunday Bookings through November 25th! See the link for the discount code and book online.

1:00 PM – Centennial Cycle at Sunny 95 Park – register by Friday at noon for this bike ride through Upper Arlington, beginning and ending at Amelita Mirolo Barn! There will be rest stops along the way with drinks and snacks, food at the finish line and live music by Agent 99.

1:00 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!

2:00 PM – Artisan Ballet Company Presents, “Cinderella” at Northland Performing Arts Center – watch a performance of Cinderella by local actors and dancers!

3:00 PM – Christmas Doodle Slime at Michaels Stores – all supplies are included for this holiday slime class! Recommended for ages 3 and up. First come, first served.

6:30 PM – Disney’s Aladdin at Ohio Theatre – see the story of Disney’s Aladdin performed at Ohio Theatre!


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