What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, January 11-13, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 30 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:30 AM – Our Village: Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Craft and Play Date with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – create a snowflake craft out of pipe cleaners and beads! Playdates are free and take place after the Stroller Strides workout!

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.

10:30 AM – Cardboard Parking Garage at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for this playdate, bring a pizza box to let your kid turn it into a parking garage for cars! 

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 – Ohio Home + Remodeling Show at Greater Columbus Convention Center – find fresh inspiration, helpful renovation tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, décor and outdoor spaces! At the Recreations Outlet KidZone, kids can whoosh down the slides, soar on the swings or jump to the sky, enjoying some good old-fashioned playground fun. (Kids 5 and under are free!) What Should We Do Today Columbus? followers can save $5 when they use promo code WSWDTC.

3:45 PM – Friday Arts & Crafts at Art with Anna – do arts and crafts after school! For kids ages 3 and up, $15/artist, $6 for siblings. 

6:00 PM – SuperGames Open Play! – enjoy open play at SuperGames! Availability is for the first 150 children so make sure to arrive early! $10/child.

7:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays in the Franklinton Arts District – explore the arts district of Franklinton by visiting local businesses, enjoying live music and more!

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – West Gate Lodge Community Breakfast – a large breakfast is served, $6 per adult and $3 for children. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

9:30 AM – Our Village: Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Craft and Play Date with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – create a snowflake craft out of pipe cleaners and beads! Playdates are free and take place after the Stroller Strides workout!

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Anthony Stanco Ensemble at the Lincoln Theatre Complex – enjoy a kid-friendly jazz concert! For $5/person ($20/family max) kids get a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie. 

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 – Preschool Expo at City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department – – if you live in Hilliard you may want to check out this expo featuring local preschools all in one location! Other vendors will be on site, too.

10:00 AM – Ohio Home + Remodeling Show at Greater Columbus Convention Center – find fresh inspiration, helpful renovation tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, décor and outdoor spaces! At the Recreations Outlet KidZone, kids can whoosh down the slides, soar on the swings or jump to the sky, enjoying some good old-fashioned playground fun. (Kids 5 and under are free!) What Should We Do Today Columbus? followers can save $5 when they use promo code WSWDTC.

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

10:00 AM – Sharon Woods: Winter Hike at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a hike through fields and forests. Hot soup and drinks will be provided. Bring 4 non perishable items (or $5) to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and you will receive a Metro Parks mug!

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. 

11:00 AM – Manivic’s Dance Company Polynesian Dance at Franklin Park Conservatory – watch a traditional Polynesian dance performance! Performances are at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Included with admission.

11:00 AM – Saturday Play Cafè – Dinosaur Romp at Marysville Public Library – this activity is geared toward kids ages 3-5 and features crafts and activities with a dinosaur theme!

12:00 PM – Disney’s Ohio Connections at Ohio History Center – learn about the connections between Disney and the Buckeye State!

12:00 PM – Ice Cream Rollery’s 1 Year Anniversary at Ice Cream Rollery – celebrate the one year anniversary of Ice Cream Rollery with BOGO free between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM and Buy two get one free between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Story time with Snow White! at Barnes and Noble Pickerington Ohio – enjoy a special story time with Snow White!

1:00 PM – Monthly STEM Workshop Grades 3-5 at STEM U – kids can work on various STEM projects. Drop in for $30 or register for the 9 month series.

2:00 PM – Free Family-Friendly Library Concert w/ ProMusica at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Whetstone Branch – enjoy a free concert featuring music from all over the world!

2:00 PM – The LEGO Movie 2 the Second Part: Meet and Greet at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – Meet Emmet, Lucy and General Mayhem from the upcoming The LEGO Movie 2. There will also be special movie prizes!

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Ohio Home + Remodeling Show at Greater Columbus Convention Center – find fresh inspiration, helpful renovation tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, décor and outdoor spaces! At the Recreations Outlet KidZone, kids can whoosh down the slides, soar on the swings or jump to the sky, enjoying some good old-fashioned playground fun. (Kids 5 and under are free!) What Should We Do Today Columbus? followers can save $5 when they use promo code WSWDTC.

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.  The museum is free on Sundays.

12:00 PM – Sunny Sunday Family Day at Seventh Son Brewing – this family-friendly event includes face painting, art projects and other activities for kids! A portion of beer sales will be donated to Godman Guild.

12:00 PM – Anniversary Celebration! at Freeze Style Ice Cream – Freeze Style Ice Cream is celebrating their one year anniversary by offering BOGO ice creams and drinks! (Show the FB event photo on your phone to redeem!)

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Columbus – Get $3 Off on Sunday bookings at The Escape Room USA!

2:00 PM – Family Fun with The Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit with animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! Included with admission.

2:00 PM – Prairie Oaks: Winter Hike at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – take a hike through the prairie! Bring 4 non perishable items (or $5) to donate to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and you will receive a Metro Parks mug!

3:00 PM – Free Maple Syrup Demo at City Folk’s Farm Shop – watch a demo of maple syrup tapping and learn how to make maple syrup. No registration required.

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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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