What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 7-9, 2018

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, Ohio this weekend!

FRIDAY

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – recommended for ages 2-5, enjoy a forest play time and a nature activity!

11:00 AM – Dispatch Fall Home and Garden Show – the Dispatch Home and Garden Show goes on all weekend and features lots of home improvement ideas and exhibitors! Kids may enjoy Sunday’s activities which include animals from Columbus Zoo, Legoland and live bugs with Dr. Insecta!

2:15 PM – Big Bounce America at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the World Biggest Bounce House is coming to Central Ohio with 10,000 square feet of jumping and games! See the link for age restrictions and cost!

3:00 PM – Lithopolis Honeyfest 2018 – learn about all things honey bee including educational demonstrations, honey, samples, and beekeepers! There will be live music, arts and crafts, crafts for kids and more!

5:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2018 – This 3 day event includes live music, food, shopping, strolling musicians, food tasting, plus Kinderplatz, a free kids area that includes arts and crafts, inflatables, a juggler, plus a children’s parade on Sunday at 4:00 PM.

5:00 PM – Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival – this 3 day festival features live music, artists, food, a display of art cars, vendors and more!

6:00 PM – Family Bingo Night at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – every Friday in September is Family Bingo Night!

6:00 PM – First Friday in Gahanna – First Friday includes food trucks, a maker market, live music and more!

6:30 PM – Uptown Westerville Cruise Nite – Casual Cruise-In in Uptown Westerville – watch a cruise-in on State St. in Uptown Westerville! There will be food and music.

7:30 PM – Sunset Cinema – Top Gun at Polaris Fashion Place – watch the movie Top Gun at 8:00 PM. Free activities begin at 7:30 PM. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket.

7:30 PM – Bluegrass on the Patio at Ten Pin Alley – enjoy live bluegrass music on the patio at Ten Pin Alley featuring the Sandy Tar Brothers.

8:15 PM – Movie Series – Black Panther at Highbanks Metro Park – watch Black Panther in the park! Popcorn will be provided. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

SATURDAY

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

9:15 AM – Big Bounce America | Columbus, OH at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the World Biggest Bounce House is coming to Central Ohio with 10,000 square feet of jumping and games! See the link for age restrictions and cost!

9:30 AM – Football Themed Family Stroller Strides at Fancyburg Park – join FIT4MOM UA for a football themed workout plus a special presentation on healthy snack and tailgate options! Your first class is free!

10:00 AM – Beavercreek Popcorn Festival – this festival includes vendors, food, crafts and lots of popcorn! There’s also a 5K run on Saturday and a car show on Sunday.

10:00 AM – 25th Annual Columbus Children’s Parade – join in or watch a one mile parade through the Near East Side including mascots, floats, marching bands and more! Stay afterwards for the Hot Times Festival!

10:00 AM – Lithopolis Honeyfest 2018 – learn about all things honey bee including educational demonstrations, honey, samples, and beekeepers! There will be live music, arts and crafts, crafts for kids and more!

10:00 AM – BrickUniverse Cleveland LEGO Fan Expo at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland – head up to Cleveland this weekend for a huge LEGO exhibit with building zones, vendors, displays and more!

10:00 AM – Nature Playdates at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids ages 5-8 can enjoy a forest play time in the woods and a 30 minute nature activity! $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Old Hilliardfest Art and Street Fair – this free event features live music, vendors, food, inflatables, games for kids, arts and crafts, touch a truck and more!

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 AM – Dispatch Fall Home and Garden Show – the Dispatch Home and Garden Show features lots of home improvement ideas and exhibitors! Kids may enjoy Sunday’s activities which include animals from Columbus Zoo, Legoland and live bugs with Dr. Insecta!

11:00 AM – U-Pick Honeycrisp at The Orchard and Company – pick Honeycrisp apples while they last!

11:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz Family Concerts at The Topiary Park – enjoy a kid-friendly jazz concert in the park! Story time begins at the Main Library at 11:00 AM, the concert is at 12:00 PM and arts and crafts begin at 1:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2018 – This 3 day event includes live music, food, shopping, strolling musicians, food tasting, plus Kinderplatz, a free kids area that includes arts and crafts, inflatables, a juggler, plus a children’s parade on Sunday at 4:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival – this 3 day festival features live music, artists, food, a display of art cars, vendors and more!

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Powell Street Market – enjoy the last street market of the year featuring vendors, food trucks, artisans and more!

9:15 AM – Big Bounce America at LVL UP Sports Paintball Park – the World Biggest Bounce House is coming to Central Ohio with 10,000 square feet of jumping and games! See the link for age restrictions and cost!

10:00 AM – September Baby + Art: Dino-Mite! at Art with Anna – this is a messy and casual art time for kids up to 3 years old! Make a dino-themed craft together! $10/family

10:00 AM – BrickUniverse Cleveland LEGO Fan Expo at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland – head up to Cleveland this weekend for a huge LEGO exhibit with building zones, vendors, displays and more!

10:30 AM – Yankee Peddler Festival at Clay’s Park Resort – step back into pioneer America to enjoy a family friendly festival featuring crafters and artists, vendors, samples of colonial food, demonstrations and more!

11:00 PM – Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival – this 3 day festival features live music, artists, food, a display of art cars, vendors and more! Sunday features a traditional drum circle.

11:00 AM – Beavercreek Popcorn Festival – this festival includes vendors, food, crafts and lots of popcorn! There’s also a 5K run on Saturday and a car show on Sunday.

11:00 AM – Dispatch Fall Home and Garden Show – the Dispatch Home and Garden Show features lots of home improvement ideas and exhibitors! Kids may enjoy Sunday’s activities which include animals from Columbus Zoo, Legoland and live bugs with Dr. Insecta!

11:00 AM – Outdoor Inclusive Adventures 2018 – get active with a day of fun including kids of all abilities! The day includes kayaking, fishing, therapy horses and dogs, creeping, hiking, live animals, crafts, a family yoga class, character meet and greet and much more!

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – visit Ohio Wildlife Center at their monthly open house, meet the resident animals and take part in an animal enrichment activity at 1:00 PM. $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

12:00 PM – Columbus Oktoberfest 2018 – This 3 day event includes live music, food, shopping, strolling musicians, food tasting, plus Kinderplatz, a free kids area that includes arts and crafts, inflatables, a juggler, plus a children’s parade on Sunday at 4:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Cops & Kids Day 2018 in Westerville – Cops and Kids Day features all kind of rescue vehicles and law enforcement equipment! You can “dunk-a-cop” and take part in other kids activities! The first 1500 children get a goodie bag.

12:00 PM – Goldfish Grab at Reed Road Water Park – catch a goldfish to take home as your pet! You must register in advance.

12:00 PM – 2018 Merion Village Festival in Moeler Park – this festival in Moeller Park will feature arts and crafts vendors, live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, kids activities, local businesses and more!

12:00 PM – 6th Annual Great Westerville Food Truck Fest at Nationwide Children’s Close to Home – this food truck festival benefits Westerville Area Resource Ministry and will feature 32 food trucks plus a climbing wall, face painting, games, live bands and more!

3:00 PM – Open Play Sunday at Blue Monkey Parties and Events – open play will be from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM and each cild will be $8.

3:00 PM – Delaware All Horse Parade – this parade includes horses, ponies, wagons and carriages, cowgirls and marching bands! The parade route is 3 miles long.

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3:30 PM – September Family Paint: Ohio Love at Art with Anna – the whole family can paint an Ohio-themed piece of artwork! $15/artist. Recommended for age 6 and up!

4:00 PM – Fall Festival 2018 at Linworth United Methodist Church – this festival features music from The Shazzbots, Super Games, a touch-a-truck event, free food and activities for the whole family!

7:00 PM – The Legacy Continues at Coffman High School – watch this annual drumming performance featuring students from Dublin City Schools.


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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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