What Should We Do This Weekend? January 18-21, 2019, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend and Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus Ohio This Weekend and Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

FRIDAY

7:00 AM – Young’s Jersey Dairy 150th Birthday Celebration at Young’s Jersey Dairy – celebrate Young’s Dairy’s birthday with specials on ice cream, kid’s meals, miniature golf and more! 

9:45 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a class with WeJoySing! $5/child and $3 for siblings. There are two class times: 9:45 and 10:30. You can preregister or drop in.  

10:00 AM – Our Village: Winnie the Pooh Play Date at Polaris Fashion Place – celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with a play date with FIT4MOM Columbus North. Your first class is free and the play date is free. Appropriate for ages 5 and under. 

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 – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

10:30 AM – Homemade Snow Craft at Foundations Learning Academy (Dublin) – join FIT4MOM Dublin for a free craft time. They will be making homemade snow! (A FIT4MOM workout takes place beforehand. 

10:30 AM – Our Village: Winnie the Pooh Play Date at The Shops at Worthington Place – celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with a play date with FIT4MOM Columbus North. Your first class is free and the play date is free. Appropriate for ages 5 and under. 

10:30 AM – Happy Birthday Chick-fil-A at Chick-fil-A at Grandview Yard – celebrate the 1 year birthday of Chick-fil-A at Grandview Yard by saying Happy Birthday when you order and you can get a free cookie!

10:30 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a class with WeJoySing! $5/child and $3 for siblings. There are two class times: 9:45 and 10:30. You can preregister or drop in.

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 – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

6:30 PM – Family Swim at Goldfish Swim Schools – families can enjoy the 90 degree water at all three Goldfish Swim School locations from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM every Friday. $5/person for non members or $15/family. 

7:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

SATURDAY

7:00 AM – Young’s Jersey Dairy 150th Birthday Celebration at Young’s Jersey Dairy – celebrate Young’s Dairy’s birthday with specials on ice cream, kid’s meals, miniature golf and more! 

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

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 – Great Train Show at Ohio Expo Center – this model train show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, operating exhibits, activities for kids an more! Kids 11 and under are free. Adult admission is $10 on Saturday (good for both days) and $9 on Sunday. Save $1 of online tickets by using the code W11.

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

10:00 AM – Our Village: We Rock the Spectrum Play Date at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – join FIT4MOM Columbus North for a special playdate at We Rock the Spectrum. Kids 12 months and older can play for a discounted rate of $8/kid. All are welcome to attend!

11:00 AM – Author Story Time: Annie Martucci at Cub Shrub – autorh Annie Martucci will read her book, The Search For Your Best Furever Friend: An Animal Alphabet Adventure and there will be a craft after the story time! 

11:00 AM – Animals of the Night at Franklin Park Conservatory – Ohio Wildlife Center will be at Franklin Park Conservatory with a kid-friendly presentation about nocturnal animals featuring some of their animal residents!

11:00 AM – Logan Frozen Festival on Logan’s historic Main Street – head to Hocking Hills for this festival that includes over 25 ice sculptures, live sculpting demonstrations, ice games, iceless ice skating, live music, vendors, food trucks and more!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

1:00 PM – Natural Play Area: Shelter Building at Three Creeks Metro Park – build a shelter out of materials found in the woods!

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Southwest Public Libraries (Westland Area Library) – use your imagination to build with LEGOS!

3:00 PM – Tinker Lab at Southwest Public Libraries (Grove City Library) – take part in a challenge for kids in grades 2-5. This month’s theme is Squishy Circuits and will involve the power of electricity and play dough!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

SUNDAY

7:00 AM – Young’s Jersey Dairy 150th Birthday Celebration at Young’s Jersey Dairy – celebrate Young’s Dairy’s birthday with specials on ice cream, kid’s meals, miniature golf and more! 

10:00 AM – Winter Residents at Rocky Fork Metro Park – search for winter birds in the park!

10:00 AM – Great Train Show at Ohio Expo Center – this model train show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, operating exhibits, activities for kids an more! Kids 11 and under are free. Adult admission is $9 on Sunday. Save $1 of online tickets by using the code W11.

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 Columbus Museum of Art is free on Sundays!)

12:00 PM – Shazzbots Pizza & PJ Party at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – this pajama-themed party includes an art activity, free pizza and live music by The Shazzbots! While you’re there you can tour the galleries!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

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

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

3:00 PM – The Moonbats Play The Beatles at Bexley Public Library – the band The Moonbats will be performing Beatles classics. Tea and cookies will be served!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat with Columbus Children’s Theatre – rock and roll with Pete the Cat at his family! This musical performance takes place at Park Street Theatre and is recommended for ages Pre-K and up.

MONDAY – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

7:00 AM – Young’s Jersey Dairy 150th Birthday Celebration at Young’s Jersey Dairy – celebrate Young’s Dairy’s birthday with specials on ice cream, kid’s meals, miniature golf and more! 

9:00 AM – MLK Art Camp at Picassos – create art inspired by the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. There is also an afternoon session at 2:00 PM.

9:30 AM – Our Village: Ice Sensory Play Date with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – join FIT4MOM UA for a sensory playdate featuring ice! The workout begins at 9:30 AM and the playdate begins at 10:30 AM. The playdate is free to attend.

9:30 AM – Calling all Kids: Owl Pellets at Three Creeks Heritage Nature Center – learn all about owls by dissecting an owl pellet!

10:00 AM – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Story Time and Craft at Cub Shrub (Grandview) – honor MLK Jr. with stories and a craft based on his life and message. Bring one non-perishable food item to be donated to Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

10:00 AM – Holiday Open Play at SuperGames – enjoy free play on MLK Day for $10/child!  

10:00 AM – Free Admission to the Columbus Zoo – The zoo is offering free admission on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

10:00 AM – Holiday Hours at Ohio History Center – Ohio History Center will be open on MLK Jr. Day from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM! This is the last day to see the juried art show Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms.

11:00 AM – Schools Out! with The Shazzbots at Franklin Park Conservatory – rock out with The Shazzbots at Franklin Park Conservatory! Included with membership or admission. (Second performance is at 2:00 PM).

11:00 AM – Grand Opening Celebration at Zoup! (Tuttle Crossing) – Zoup is celebrating their grand opening at Tuttle Crossing with a deal for each day. Monday’s deal is free mini cookies with any purchase!

11:00 AM – Calling all Kids: Owl Pellets at Three Creeks Heritage Nature Center – learn all about owls by dissecting an owl pellet!

12:00 PM – Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt at Homestead Metro Park – pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the Nature Center and return it for a prize and hot chocolate!

2:00 AM – MLK Art Camp at Picassos – create art inspired by the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.

2:00 PM – Natural Play Area Adventures: Fort Building at Sharon Woods Metro Park – build forts and tree tee pees in the Natural Play Area!

2:00 PM – Schools Out! with The Shazzbots at Franklin Park Conservatory – rock out with The Shazzbots at Franklin Park Conservatory! Included with membership or admission.

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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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