What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, March 15-17, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Here are over 35 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

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Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:30 AM – Our Village: St. Patrick’s Day Workout and Playdate at Thompson Park North Shelter – Join FIT4MOM Columbus UA for a Stroller Strides class at 9:30 AM and a St. Patrick’s Day fingerprint craft at 10:30 AM. The playdates are free and open to all! 

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 – Columbus Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop for gently used maternity clothing, baby and kids clothing, toys, baby items and more!

10:00 AM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

10:00 AM – St. Patrick’s Fun at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – kids will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with arts and crafts, music, goodie bags, photos and more! Included with regular admission.

10:30 AM – Lucky Charms Sensory Bin at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for a work out and a free play date featuring a fun, St. Patrick’s themed sensory activity!

11:00 AM – Spring Break at Ten Pin Alley – for $15/person you will receive 1 hour of bowling with shoes, 1 laser tag mission and 1 $10 arcade card. This offer is good Monday through Friday throughout the whole month of March from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

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

2:00 PM – Buzz about Buzzards at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – it’s Buzzard Day! Learn about turkey vultures.

6:00 PM – Maple Chef, Jr. LIVE at North Broadway United Methodist Church – Local Girl Scouts will be presenting their Maple Syrup dishes to be judged in this fun competition! There will also be crafts and games! This event is open to the public.

6:00 PM – Columbus Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop for gently used maternity clothing, baby and kids clothing, toys, baby items and more!

6:30 PM – Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School – check out all 3 Goldfish Swim School locations for a night of family fun including free swimming in the 90 degree pool!

7:00 PM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

SATURDAY

7:00 AM – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin – celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin (Ohio!) with a pancake breakfast, Inflation Celebration and parade! The parade begins at 11:00 AM through Historic Dublin.

8:00 AM – MOPS Spring Children’s Resale at The Naz – shop for gently used children’s clothing, toys, maternity items and more!

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

10:00 AM – Try-It Together: Dinosaurs at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – this special event is for kids ages 2-6 and an accompanying adult. Discover dinosaurs with hands on STEM activities and demonstrations!

10:00 AM – Geology & Fossils of Highbanks at Highbanks Metro Park – geologists will take you on a hike through the ravines to learn about the rocks and fossils of Highbanks. Ages 8 and up. There are hikes at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Register in advance. 

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 – Columbus Pop Up Shop of Clothing, Toys & More at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – shop for gently used maternity clothing, baby and kids clothing, toys, baby items and more!

11:00 AM – DONUT GROW UP PARTY – Audrey Turns ONE at Never Grow Up Boutique – check out Never Grow Up Boutique for special sales, giveaways and more!

11:00 AM – Free Family-Friendly Library Concert w/ ProMusica at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Karl Road Branch – join ProMusica for a kid-friendly classical music concert with corresponding books and stories!

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.

12:30 PM – Geology & Fossils of Highbanks at Highbanks Metro Park – geologists will take you on a hike through the ravines to learn about the rocks and fossils of Highbanks. Ages 8 and up. There are hikes at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Register in advance. 

1:00 PM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

2:00 PM – Pinch of Luck Slime at Michaels Stores – head to your local Michaels Store to make Pinch of Luck Slime. All supplies will be provided.

2:30 PM – Free Family-Friendly Library Concert w/ ProMusica at Grove City Library – join ProMusica for a kid-friendly classical music concert with corresponding books and stories!

3:30 PM – Grand Opening at Little Bottoms Free Store – a new Free Store is opening up in Franklinton to serve families who need support! The store will offer items like diaper bags, high chairs, diapers, baby clothes and more. You must provide ID and income verification to shop. The Grand Opening Celebration will feature a ribbon cutting and cake!

4:30 PM – UNICORN Pony Rides & Free Petting Zoo at Horse -N- Round Fun – take a ride on a Unicorn for $6. There will be a free petting zoo on site as well! All ages welcome.

5:00 PM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

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!

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.

3:00 PM – Tuck Everlasting with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Park Street Theatre – this show based on the book by Natalie Babbitt and the Disney movie is a 2 act musical with intermission lasting 2 hours. The show is about an 11 year old run away and her decision of whether or not to live forever! The show is recommended for ages 4th grade and up.

6:00 PM – Howl at the Moon at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 3.5 mile hike with your dog at Highbanks Metro Park!

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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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