What Should We Do This Weekend? March 2-4, 2018

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20 Family Friendly Events happening around Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

1. The Cat in the Hat Reads The Cat in the Hat at Cover to Cover Bookstore

When: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Location: 2116 Arlington Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-263-1624

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a reading of The Cat in the Hat! Can’t make Friday? There will be another story time on Saturday at 10:00 AM with author Roni Schotter.

2. Read it, Make it, Eat it – The Cat in the Hat at Party Like It’s Your Birthday

When: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: 7227 N High St, Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: 614-468-1159

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Read The Cat in the Hat and create two crafts and have a snack based on the theme! Recommended for ages 2-5, this class is $15/child.

3. 3rd Year Anniversary at Diamonds Ice Cream

When: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Sawmill: 5461 Bethel Sawmill Ctr, Columbus, OH 43235 and Hilliard: 3870 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026

Celebrating 3 years of business, both Diamonds Ice Cream locations will offer 50% off everything! Read about our visit to Diamonds here!

 

4. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Connection

When: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus Ohio, 43211
Phone: 1-800-686-6124

Ohio History Center stays open for special hours on the first Friday of the month! Admission after 5:00 PM is just $6, kids ages 6-12 are $3 and kids under 6 (and members) are free! There will be crafts and a showing of the movie Hidden Figures at 7:00 PM. Tickets are first come first served. See all there is to do at Ohio History Center!

5. Family Movie Night at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA

When: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 555 YMCA Pl, Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-416-9622

Family Movie Night features the movie Hop!

6. Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO at Ohio Expo Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2018
Time: Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

Arnold SportsWorld is a fun-filled, two-day festival of sports, talent and fitness designed for families with children of all ages. It will feature more than 20 sports areas with an action-packed schedule of challenging contests, games, hands-on demonstrations and drills, a fun zone with zorb balls, bounce houses, bull riding, face painting and virtual reality video games. See all the details about the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO here!

7. Camp Lazarus Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015

This festival spans two weekends! There will be pancakes and sausage for $5 and hotdogs and chips for lunch! Learn how maple syrup is made and participate in fun activities! Admission to the festival is $5 and there may be a small charge for other activities.

8. Grand Bunny Arrival Eggstravaganza at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Center Court,
Phone: 614-846-1500

There will be games, crafts and the arrival of the Bunny! This is a free event but there is a charge for photos with the Bunny!

9. Central Ohio STEM Expo at Thomas Worthington High School

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 300 W. Dublin-Granville Rd, Worthington, OH 43085

This is a free event featuring interactive activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! This event is for students grades K-8 and their parents!

10. Saturday Studio Art: Peppy Penguin at Art With Anna

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: 420 N. Cassady Ave., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-252-1881

Kids ages 4 and up can be dropped off to make a Peppy Penguin art project! $20/artist.

11. Columbus Parent’s Camp & Activities Expo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065

Learn all about local summer camp options at this expo held at Columbus Zoo! There will also be animal ambassadors at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM! Look for a coupon in the March issue of Columbus Parent, The Columbus Dispatch and ThisWeek Community News that provides you with $5 parking at the zoo and free expo admission (up to six people per coupon). After attending the expo, admission to the zoo is free!

12. Re-Use, Re-Think, Re-Build! Rube Goldberg Machine Competition at the Makoy Center

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 5462 Center St., Hilliard, OH 43026

Destination Hilliard is sponsoring this competition where students and businesses make an invention out of recycled materials that will pour a bowl of cereal! The public is invited to view these unique inventions on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Makoy Center. Admission and parking is free!

13. Dr. Seuss Birthday Party! at Kiddie Academy of Hilliard

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 2525 Roberts Court, Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-363-4169

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with stories, birthday cake, crafts, face painting and more! email hilliard@kiddieacademy.net with your name, phone number and children’s names to RSVP!

14. Uptown Cookie Walk in Uptown Westerville

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Uptown Westerville

Visit 24 shops and businesses in Uptown Westerville and collect Cheryl’s Cookies along the way! Buy your ticket online. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the memorial being erected in honor of Officers Joering and Morelli at First Responders Park. Read about our Playdate in Uptown Westerville.

15. Free Family-Friendly Library Concert with ProMusica Brass Quintet at Grove City Library Library

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614.464.0066 ext. 109

This free, family-friendly concert explores music through different time periods! There will be corresponding books on display to enjoy!

16. Buckeye Comic Con at Courtyard Columbus West

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2350 Westbelt Dr., Columbus, OH 43228

This comic book show includes special guests, hourly prizes and several dealers! Admission is $4 and kids 6 and under are free.

17. Happy Birthday, Ohio! at Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1 Capitol Sq, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-728-3726

Celebrate Ohio’s birthday with art projects, trivia, visits from local organizations and offices and special tours!

18. AHA!’s 10th Birthday Bash at AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 315 S. Broad St., Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-653-1010

Celebrate 10 years at AHA! with food and fun! The celebration is included in admission and free for members! RSVP at the number above!

19. Sham-ROCKS! at Clay Street Ceramics

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 13 N. Westmoor, Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-657-2255

Paint your own “sham-rocks” to hide around the community for others to find! Event is $6/person and includes snacks!

20. Free Family-Friendly Library Concert with ProMusica Brass Quintet at CML – Hilliard Branch

When: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 4772 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614.464.0066 ext. 109

This free, family-friendly concert explores music through different time periods! There will be corresponding books on display to enjoy! Read more about the CML Hilliard Branch here!

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Thank you to Arnold Sports World EXPO for sponsoring this post!

Arnold SportsWorld serves as the activity core for youth sports competitions and family activities at the Ohio Expo Center. Located in the Bricker Building, the 2018 Arnold SportsWorld is a fun-filled, two-day festival of sports, talent and fitness designed for families with children of all ages. It will feature more than 20 sports areas with an action-packed schedule of challenging contests, games, hands-on demonstrations and drills, a fun zone with zorb balls, bounce houses, bull riding, face painting and virtual reality video games.


 *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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