What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 28-30, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 65 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

10:00 AM
 – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


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Grand Opening Ceremony

 at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (Columbus) – the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center opens to the public this weekend at Easton Town Center! The Grand Opening Ceremony includes a children’s parade and an “unconventional” ribbon cutting. The ceremony will take place in front of the attraction and is open to the public but you will need tickets if you want to enter the attraction afterwards.

11:00 AM – Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Young’s Jersey Dairy – Young’s Dairy is offering pick your own pumpkins this weekend! Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin!


12:00 PM
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Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


3:00 PM
 – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – COSI stays open late tonight with reduced admission after 5:00 PM.


5:00 PM
 – $5 Friday Pony Rides & Petting Zoo

 at Horse -N- Round Fun – ride a horse or pony for $5 and enjoy a free petting zoo!


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BUMP Carnival

 at BUMP/Bexley United Methodist Preschool – this carnival includes pony rides, carnival games, princesses and super heroes, inflatables food and more!


5:00 PM
 – Children’s Day at Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – children and families involved with Franklin County Children’s Services will receive free admission to COSI exhibits. There will be local musicians, local mascots, and local vendors and resources.


6:00 PM – Screen on the Green: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

 at Goodale Park – watch Ferris Bueller’s Day off under the stars in Goodale Park!


6:00 PM
 – 4th Fridays on the Lawn

 at Westerville Public Library – this event takes place on the front lawn of the Library while 4th Friday is going on! This Friday’s theme is Apple Tasting! Try different apple samples from Lynd Fruit Farm and hear stories about Johnny Appleseed!


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Westerville 4th Friday

 in Uptown Westerville – local businesses and restaurants stay open late for 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville. This month’s theme is Farm in the City and there will be street vendors, food trucks and the chance to learn about farming and how dinner gets to your table!


6:00 PM – 30th Anniversary Party at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters in Grandview Celebrate 30 years of Stauf’s Coffee with free cold bro, drip coffee and treats! There will be giveaways, too!


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Family Bingo Night at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – every Friday in September is Family Bingo Night!


7:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


7:00 PM
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Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


7:30 PM
 – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!


7:30 PM – Sunset Cinema- The Lion King at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy family friendly activities at 7:30 and the movie The Lion King outside by the fountain at 8:00 PM.

Fall Festivals Happening On the Weekends in Columbus and Central Ohio

Please click each link for exact times and details! Also check: Central Ohio Fall Farms and Festivals for more apple and pumpkin farms!

Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli – Fall Fun at Kuhlweins Market and Deli includes a hayride, animal zoo, corn maze and pumpkin picking! Inflatables, pony rides, balloon twisting and face painting on the weekends!

Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost – Pigeon Roost features a pumpkin patch, farm animals and The Great Pumpkin Fun Center with giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms – This farm is one of the few open during the week! Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – At Lynd Fruit Farm you can pick your own apples and pumpkins and enjoy the farm market on its own or also head over to the giant corn maze where there is also a barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more!

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek features a huge corn maze plus a cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available!

Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm – Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 28 with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! Read: 16 Things to do at Leeds Farm!

Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse – Fall festivals are happening on the weekends, September 29 – October 31, 2017. Hayrides, corn maze, fire pit and hotdogs and s’mores for roasting (bring your own or purchase there), straw maze, sand box, pumpkins, games and activities!

Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms – Festival weekends offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

Freeman’s Farm Fall Festival

 at Freeman’s Farm – The Fall Festival weekends at Freeman’s Farm include hayrides, kettle corn, campfire foods, scarecrow making, a petting zoo and apple butter making! Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities. Read: 3 Can’t-Miss Pumpkin Patches near Columbus including our visit to Freeman’s Farm!

Fall Festival Weekends at Orchard and Company – Fall Festival weekends include apple picking, fishing, hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

Fall Fun at Lehner’s at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm – fall fun at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm begins this weekend and includes over 30 rides and attractions including a corn maze, giant LEGOS, a play barn, mini golf, pumpkins and more!


SATURDAY

8:00 AM
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The Naz Fall Resale

 at The Naz – shop for gently used clothing, baby equipment, maternity clothes and more at this consignment sale!


8:00 AM
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Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.


8:00 AM
 – Fall Bird Walk

 at Char Mar Nature Preserve – take a walk through the park to look for birds. Binoculars will be available. This is a free event recommended for kids ages 7 and up.


9:00 AM – Run Like a Girl on the Scioto Mile – This race (for women only) offers 3 distances: 10 Milke, 10 K and 5K and also includes a Future Olympian Kids Run (100 yard dash) for kids 9 and under! A portion of the money raised at this event benefits Go Red For Women. Each participant receives a swag bag! Receive $8 off registration using my code: rlagwhatshouldwedotodaycolumbus


9:00 AM – Open House at Run the Race Farm- this 8 acre farm in West Jefferson is run by The Brian Muha Foundation which gives kids from the Hilltop neighborhood an opportunity to experience farm life! The farm is open on select Saturdays to the public for a chance to see and pet the animals including chickens, ducks, geese, goats, rabbits, sheep, pigs, quail, dogs and more! There’s also an orchard, beehive, nature trails, a tree house, small zipline, climbing walls, swings and more!


9:00 AM





 – The Haunted Maze

 at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – this scary maze is free during regular business hours at Hoover Gardens through October 31st. Parents use your best judgement and consider escorting younger children through the maze!


9:00 AM – The Dublin Market at Bridge Park – enjoy a farmers market that includes vendors, food trucks, live music and more!
9:00 AM
 – HOMAGE Gamedays

 at HOMAGE Easton Town Center and HOMAGE Short North – enjoy free donuts from Buckeye Donuts, coffee and special deals on Saturday mornings for each Buckeye game this season!

9:30 AM – 





Expo & Family Fun Day! at Grove City YMCA – this family EXPO and Fun Day includes touch a truck, bounce houses, Columbus Zoo animals, food trucks, group exercise classes, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, crafts plus local businesses and organizations. Free for members or $5/person and $20/family for non members.

10:00 AM – Fun-Tember Fest at the Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm – this family fun day supports the Salvation Army and includes a Family Fun Cornstalk Walk, characters, a mini maze, bounce houses, crafts, Cosmic Kids Yoga, barrel Train and more! Tickets range from $3-$10.

10:00 AM – Chalk the Block 2018 at Easton Town Center – artists will be creating chalk drawings on the pavement at Easton Town Center. On Saturdays you can watch the artists at work and enjoy live musical performances. Come back on Sunday to see the finished works of art!

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TWIG Pumpkinpalooza

 at Emswiler Farms – this is the 10th annual Pumpkinpalooza benefitting Nationwide Children’s Hospital! The day includes food, hayrides, games, a balloon artist, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, face painting, carousel and much more! The event is free but there is a wristband required for many of the activities.

10:00 AM
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Cheryl’s 2018 Fall Festival

 at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies – this free festival includes a hay slide, obstacle course, pumpkin bowling, face painting, cookie frosting and much more! There will be a balloon twister and visits from Westerville Police and Fire! The first 50 customers get a free gift.

10:00 AM
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Let’s go nuts for the Bucks!

 at Cute As A Button – celebrate the Buckeyes with store specials, snacks, a raffle, Buckeye cookies for purchase and meet local author Danny Kelley and have him sign one of his Buckeye Fairy Tale books!

10:00 AM
 – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


10:00 AM
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Plant wheat and taste bread

 at Gallant Farm Park – learn how wheat was planted in the 1930’s, taste wheat bread with butter!


11:00 AM
 – Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Young’s Jersey Dairy – Young’s Dairy is offering pick your own pumpkins this weekend! Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin!


11:00 AM
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Meet Author Carmella Van Vleet at Fundamentals Children’s Books, Toys, and Games – meet author Carmella Van Vleet, author of Eliza Bing is (Not) a Star and Eliza Bing is (Not) a Big Fat Quitter and have a book signed!

11:00 AM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


12:00 AM
 – Harvest Fair

 at Columbus Commons – this annual festival includes bounce houses, face painting, face painting, and fall themed activities! Most activities are free but a $5 wristband is required for the bounce houses.


1:00 PM – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


1:00 PM
 – Let’s Go Batty

 at Gallant Farm Park – this free event is for all ages. Learn about bats and the important role they play!


1:00 PM – MAKEbreak Great Pumpkin Event at Michaels Stores – buy a pumpkin and Michaels will provide the supplies to decorate it!


3:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


3:30 PM
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Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


5:30 PM
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Fall Pony Ride & Pumpkin Event at Horse -N- Round Fun – $8 includes a pony ride through a maze and a pumpkin! There will also be free hay rides, a free petting zoo and free farm activities.


7:00 PM – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


7:30 PM
 – Haunted Wagon Rides

 at Young’s Jersey Dairy – take a scary wagon ride around Young’s Jersey Dairy! This is for families, but it will be scary!


SUNDAY

8:00 AM
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Pumpkin Painting Workshop at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center – kids can paint their own pumpkin for $2/pumpkin! No registration required.


11:00 AM
 – Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Young’s Jersey Dairy – Young’s Dairy is offering pick your own pumpkins this weekend! Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin!


12:00 PM – Kids Paint Free Day at Clay Cafe Clintonville – no painting fee for kids on Sundays through November 11th!


11:00 AM – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Longwood Park – take a road trip this weekend to experience this festival with a Wizard of Oz theme featuring performances, a car show, coloring contest, breakfast with Dorothy and much more! Tickets are $7 at the gate or $5 with a donation of 2 cans to the Akron Regional Food Bank.


1:00 PM – 





Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


1:00 PM
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Westerville Community Culture Celebration

 at The Point at Otterbein University – celebrate and learn about various cultures through workshops, discussions, dancing, classes and activities for kids such as crafts, hands on activities, music, food, dance and games.


1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage – New Basics Brass at Harrison West Jazz Stage – enjoy live jazz music, a food truck and space for the kids to run and play!

1:00 PM
 – 2nd Annual Welcome to Fall Festival

 at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – this free event includes hayrides, archery, fall games and crafts!


1:00 PM – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!


3:30 PM
 – Mary Poppins JR at Columbus Children’s Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly performance of Mary Poppins! The performance is one hour long with no intermission. Recommended for all ages.


5:00 PM





 – Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at The Schottenstein Center – watch your favorite Marvel heroes defend the universe from evil in a show full of special effects and action!

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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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