What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 3-5, 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

9:00 AM – Science Festival hosted by COSI – all around the city, science-themed events are happening this weekend! There are over 100 community events, 15 Citywide Star Parties and a Big Science Celebration on Saturday! Click the link for the list of events happening all over Central Ohio!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – children ages 2-5 can enjoy a nature activity and forest play time. Siblings are welcome. No registration required. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

11:00 AM – City of Powell Touch-A-Truck in the City’s Municipal Building Parking Lot – get up close to dozens of vehicles and learn about how vehicles work!

11:30 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

12:00 PM – Rita’s National Italian Ice Day! at Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard (Henderson Road, OH) – download the Rita’s Ice mobile app between April 22nd and May 3rd and you will receive a free regular Italian ice offer redeemable in store only on May 3rd!

5:30 PM – Fairy Boards with Kreation’s by Kaitlyn at Dublin Toy Emporium – create a fairy board with grass, a woodland creature and a popup flower or tree! $65 per parent and child, $5 for an additional child. Call to register.

6:00 PM – Citywide Star Party and STEAM Family Night at McCord Park – enjoy hands on STEM activities inside the Community Center and outdoor stargazing through a telescope. This is a free, family-friendly event.

6:00 PM – Friday Night Grand Slam at Windsor Park – check out baseball skills competitions, bounce house and family-friendly entertainment to celebrate the opening of the Grove City Little League baseball season.

7:00 PM – Blacklick Woods Star Party: Creatures of the Night at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn about stargazing from the experts. Bring binoculars and blankets. There will be a food truck on site.

7:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen Junior at Columbus Performing Arts Center – Grandview Carriage Place Players performs Frozen Jr. based on the 2018 Broadway Musical. Tickets are $5 at the door.

7:00 PM – Glacier Ridge Star Party: Astronomy at Glacier Ridge Metro Park  – learn about stargazing from the experts. Bring binoculars and blankets. There will be a food truck on site.

7:00 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

7:00 PM – Bradley Theater Presents: The Addams Family at Bradley Theater – watch this original performance featuring The Addams Family! Wednesday brings her “normal” boyfriend home for dinner! Performed by Hilliard Bradly Theater.

7:00 PM – Scioto Grove Star Party: Glow Up the Night at Scioto Grove Metro Park  – learn about stargazing from the experts. Bring binoculars and blankets. There will also be glow in the dark archery!

9:00 PM – Sunset Cinemas at The Daily Growler: The Goonies at The Daily Growler – Polaris – watch a free movie under the stars! Bring lawn chairs and blankets!


Thank you to AAA Worthington for sponsoring this post!

AAA Ohio Auto Club’s Travel Agency is a full-service travel agency offering a free Disney Planning event for families on Saturday, May 4 from 10am – 12pm.

They have assembled some of their best travel agents to serve as the Dream Maker Team to answer questions and give expert advice on how to plan a vacation to remember for your family. Plus, take advantage of an exclusive savings when you book your vacation at this event!

This event requires an RSVP and will take place at 90 E. Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington, OH 43085.

Click here to RSVP or call 800-466-7555


SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Green on the Green 2019 at Worthington Village Green – visit with exhibitors promoting sustainability, healthy living, environmental stewardship and more!

9:00 AM – May the Fourth be with You Walk to Cure Arthritis at Columbus Commons – participate in a walk to cure arthritis that begins at 10:00 AM. The celebration beginning at 9:00 AM includes free carousel rides, music, kids activities, crafts and games, a costume contest, food vendors and more! Come in costume!

10:00 AM – Children’s Fishing at Sharon Woods Metro Park – this event is a chance for kids 17 and younger to learn to fish in Schrock Lake! Limited bait and poles are provided.

10:00 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

10:00 AM – Disney Vacation Planning Day at AAA Worthington – – learn how to maximize your family’s Disney vacation! There will be specialists available to answer questions and an activity for kids to do while adults plan! Click here to RSVP.

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and Moovers & Shakers Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy – the Moovers and Shakers ride is open as well as Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral featuring a corn pit and slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit and bale climbing and more!

10:00 AM – Free Comic Book Day at Laughing Ogre Comics – this event includes familyfriendly activities, the Ghostbusters, costumed heroes, kids comics creation events, a martial arts sword demonstration and more! 

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – children ages 5-8 can enjoy a nature activity and forest play time. Siblings are welcome. No registration required. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Outdoor Crafting Fun at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – drop in to do an outdoor-themed craft with projects beginning at $5.

10:30 AM – Saturday Story Time! at Fundamentals Children’s Books, Toys, and Games – this will be a story time for kids celebrating Children’s Book Week.

11:00 AM – Babies On The Farm at Learning Tree Farm – head over to Dayton to see new farm babies and learn about sheep shearing, herding and fiber working! $10/family.

11:00 AM – Big Science Celebration at COSI – this is a free event taking place on the entire Peninsula surrounding COSI! There will be experiments, science demonstrations, hands on activities, food trucks, rocket launches, animal encouragers and a surprise BIG finale at the end!

11:00 AM – Geocaching & Letterboxing at Green Lawn Cemetery – learn about geocaching and letterboxing while taking a trek through the cemetery! This is a family friendly event!

11:30 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

12:00 PM – Got Woodpeckers? at Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks – take an off-trail hike to look for woodpeckers! Ages 6 and up.

1:00 PM – Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a one mile hike and learn about the bison!

1:00 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

1:15 AM – Build an Observation Bird House at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – kids ages 4019 can take part in a woodworking project to learn motor skills, concentration and mathmatical logic! $30/child.

2:30 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

5:00 PM – “A Magical Night Out” (Parent’s/Grandparent’s Night Out) at Dublin Toy Emporium – drop the kids off for a magic show, play time, dinner an more! Call to reserve your spot!

6:00 PM – Game Night during Hilltop Art Hop at The Design Refinery – stop in during the Hilltop Art Hop for a family-friendly game night!

7:00 PM – Bradley Theater Presents: The Addams Family at Bradley Theater – watch this original performance featuring The Addams Family! Wednesday brings her “normal” boyfriend home for dinner! Performed by Hilliard Bradly Theater. 

7:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen Junior at Columbus Performing Arts Center – Grandview Carriage Place Players performs Frozen Jr. based on the 2018 Broadway Musical. Tickets are $5 at the door.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Powell Street Market in downtown Powell, Ohio- shop over 100 craftsman, artists and vendors plus enjoy food trucks and downtown restaurants!

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and Moovers & Shakers Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy – the Moovers and Shakers ride is open as well as Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral featuring a corn pit and slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit and bale climbing 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 (with valid ID) during regular operating hours.

10:00 AM – 5 DE MAYO 2 hour Free play at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – shop an Usborne Book Fair while letting your kids play! Book are $5.99 and under. RSVP online.

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

1:00 PM – Family (Adult and Child) Cake Decorating at Our CupCakery – decorate a cake with your child age 6 and up. Participants will level, first and decorate a summer-themed cake. Register online.

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Columbus – Get $3 Off on Sunday Bookings with a special code – book online!

1:00 PM – Sunday in the Swamp at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – look for slimy creatures in the buttonbush swamp!

1:00 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

2:00 PM – Disney’s Frozen Junior at Columbus Performing Arts Center – Grandview Carriage Place Players performs Frozen Jr. based on the 2018 Broadway Musical. Tickets are $5 at the door.

2:00 PM – Bradley Theater Presents: The Addams Family at Bradley Theater – watch this original performance featuring The Addams Family! Wednesday brings her “normal” boyfriend home for dinner! Performed by Hilliard Bradly Theater.

2:30 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

2:30 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

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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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