What Should We Do This Weekend? August 31 – September 3, 2018 Labor Day Weekend!

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Looking for kid-friendly things to do Labor Day Weekend in Columbus, Ohio? Here are over 30 ideas!

What Should We Do Labor Day Weekend in Columbus, Ohio?

FRIDAY

10:30 AM – Read it, Make it, Eat it – Fly Guy at PARTY Like It’s Your Birthday – hear a story, make two crafts and a snack with the same theme! This week’s story is Fly Guy! $15/child.

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this annual festival offers the chance to experience and learn about Greek dance, music and culture, taste Greek food and shop for cultural arts and crafts! Adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Your admission ticket is good for the entire weekend!

4:00 PM – Obetz Zucchinifest at Fortress Obetz  – admission to this celebration of zucchini is free! Enjoy rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in, parade, animals from the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Cincinnati Circus Company and more! Ride wristbands are $18.

5:00 PM – Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport – celebrate sweet corn with concerts, amusement rides, games, contests, prizes, concessions and more!

5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – beginning at 5:00 PM COSI offers reduced admission: $15 for adults and $10 for youth.

5:00 PM – $5 Pony Rides & Free Petting Zoo at Horse -N- Round Fun – anyone can take a pony ride for $5 and there will also be a free petting zoo!

6:00 PM – Free Concert at Columbus Commons – McGuffey Lane will play a free concert at Columbus Commons!

6:00 PM – Gahanna’s Great Outdoors Parks & Rec Party – this celebration includes live music, kayaking and canoeing, games, inflatables, food trucks, a campfire and a showing of COCO at dusk. This is a free event!

7:00 PM – St. Michael Festival – this festival takes place in Worthington and offers live music from several local bands plus a raffle, games, food, rides and more!

8:00 PM – Movie Under the Stars: The Big Year at Deer Haven Preserve – activities begin at 8:00 PM including live birds from Ohio Nature Education and a sunset hike! The movie begins at 9:00 PM.

8:00 PM – Rhythm on the River: BalletMet at The Scioto Mile – BalletMet dancers will perform excerpts from the 2018/19 season at this free event! Donatos pizza will be available for purchase.


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Danny resides in central Ohio with his beautiful wife, Carolyn, and his two sons. It has always been a long time dream to publish a books that would bring joy to the reader and spark a greater love of reading. When not writing, illustrating or teaching, Danny can be found enjoying the outdoors, cooking, playing with his two dogs, Harvey and Elmer, or wrangling one of the many chickens on the Kelley farm.

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SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball Festival at Ohio History Center – The Ohio Cup is one of the largest vintage base ball festivals in the country! Over 30 teams will play 1860’s style base ball this weekend! There will be activities for kids during the weekend!

9:00 AM – Westgate Farmers Market – enjoy vendors, live music, activities for kids and produce and a food truck!

9:00 AM – The Dublin Market at Bridge Park – shop for produce, fresh flowers, clothing, toys and enjoy food trucks and live music! Read: 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Dublin Market with Your Kids

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this annual festival offers the chance to experience and learn about Greek dance, music and culture, taste Greek food and shop for cultural arts and crafts! Adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Your admission ticket is good for the entire weekend!

11:00 AM – The Bugman at Franklin Park Conservatory – learn about and see insects up close with The Bugman!

11:00 AM – Obetz Zucchinifest at Fortress Obetz  – admission to this celebration of zucchini is free! Enjoy rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in, parade, animals from the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Cincinnati Circus Company and more! Ride wristbands are $18.

11:00 AM – Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport – celebrate sweet corn with concerts, amusement rides, games, contests, prizes, concessions and more!

12:00 PM – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival includes canal boat rides, a parade, ice cream social, balloon artists, performers, a cruise in, quilt show, midway games and rides, live music and more!

12:00 PM – OSU v Oregon State at Ten Pin Alley – Ten Pin Alley is offering a fun way to watch the OSU games this season! The game will be playing on the screens above the bowling lanes and they are offering a special including discounted laser tag missions, drink specials, a tailgate menu and special prices on bowling! Read Ten Pin Alley Provides Family Friendly Fun in Hilliard

2:00 PM – Right Back at You at Gallant Farm Park – join a boomerang expert to learn how to throw a boomerang, fly a kite and more! Free for all ages!

5:00 PM – St. Michael Festival – this festival takes place in Worthington and offers live music from several local bands plus a raffle, games, food, rides and more!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop at Westgate BusinessWorks – visit the art galleries of the Hilltop including live music at Third Way Cafe, light refreshments and classes at Clay Street Ceramics! Related: 7 Ways to Give Back in Columbus by Doing Things You Already Do

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Ohio Cup Vintage Baseball Festival at Ohio History Center – The Ohio Cup is one of the largest vintage base ball festivals in the country! Over 30 teams will play 1860’s style base ball this weekend! There will be activities for kids during the weekend!

9:00 AM – Splash Pad Weekend at Hocking Hills Adventures – take a road trip to Hocking Hills Adventures to check out their new splash pad and other water activities! There will be squirt gun wars, water balloon relays 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! You must show a valid ID. Read all about the new Children’s Garden here!

10:30 – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival includes canal boat rides, a parade, ice cream social, balloon artists, performers, a cruise in, quilt show, midway games and rides, live music and more.

11:00 AM – Obetz Zucchinifest at Fortress Obetz  – admission to this celebration of zucchini is free! Enjoy rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in, parade, animals from the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Cincinnati Circus Company and more! Ride wristbands are $18. Brett Michaels is in concert at 9:00 PM.

12:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this annual festival offers the chance to experience and learn about Greek dance, music and culture, taste Greek food and shop for cultural arts and crafts! Adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Your admission ticket is good for the entire weekend!

12:30 PM – BIRD Tunnel PARTY at Glen Echo Ravine – free party in Glen Echo Park featuring DJ’s in the Bird Tunnel!

4:05 PM – Bob Evans Family Day at Columbus Clippers – 2 adults and up to 4 youth can get into Bob Evans Family Day at the Columbus Clippers for $25. Kids can run the bases after the game!

6:30 PM – Ice Cream Sunday! at Mona’s Eats + Treats – Realtor Tasha Braniff is hosting a celebration of back to school and Labor Day with free ice cream at Mona’s Eats + Treats until 8:30 PM! Read more about Mona’s Eats + Treats in 3 Places I Love to Take My Kids in Columbus: Nikki Seeley

MONDAY

10:00 AM – Labor Day Arts Festival at Northam Park – admission is free at this Arts Festival in Upper Arlington! Enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts, kids activities and more!

10:30 – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival includes canal boat rides, a parade, ice cream social, balloon artists, performers, a cruise in, quilt show, midway games and rides, live music and more

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this annual festival offers the chance to experience and learn about Greek dance, music and culture, taste Greek food and shop for cultural arts and crafts! Adults are $5 and children under 12 are free. Your admission ticket is good for the entire weekend!

12:00 PM – Obetz Zucchinifest at Fortress Obetz  – admission to this celebration of zucchini is free! Enjoy rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in, parade, animals from the Columbus Zoo, COSI, Cincinnati Circus Company and more! Ride wristbands are $18. Monday is Kids Day!

2:05 PM – Dime a Dog Night at Columbus Clippers – enjoy Sugardale hotdogs for $.10 a piece!

5:00 PM – St. Michael Festival – this festival takes place in Worthington and offers live music from several local bands plus a raffle, games, food, rides and more!

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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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