1. Touch-A-Truck at Westerville Sports Complex

When: Friday, July 22, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 325 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43081

Get up close to fire trucks, police cars, construction vehicles and more!

2. Jazz & Rib Fest

When: Friday – Sunday, July 22-24, 2016
Time: Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Location: Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa Parks (see map)

Three days of live jazz music and BBQ on the downtown riverfront! The event is free and kids can enjoy activities from COSI, the Columbus Bluejackets, Columbus Crew, the Buckeye Mobile Tour and more! You can even learn about water safety and then try paddling on the Scioto River!

3. World Bazaar  at 4th Friday in Westerville

When: Friday, July 22, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Uptown Westerville

Take a cultural tour during Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville! There will be dancing, demonstrations, food and performances reflecting cultures from all over the world! For kids there will be a puppet show, bounce houses and a story time sponsored by the Westerville Public Library!

4. Ice Cream Social, Music & Stories at Westerville Library

When: Friday, July 22, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

Come to the library for music, ice cream and stories for kids! There will also be face painting and live music! Suggested donation is $1 per sundae.

5. Lazy Daze of Summer at the Grandview Library

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1685 West First Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-486-6456

Celebrate summer with crafts, live music, children’s art activities, food and more!

6. Gus Macker Basketball Tournament

When: Saturday & Sunday, July 23-24, 2016
Time: times vary each day
Location: 2300 N. Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH 43219

This 3 on 3 basketball tournament is full of family fun including a 3 point shoot out and a slam dunk contest!

7. 10TV & Metro Park Outdoor Adventure at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

This is a free event where kids can enjoy all nature has to offer including playing in the creek, rock climbing, scavenger hunts, and more! Other activities include 10TV helicopter and TV personality appearances, mounted patrol, a therapy donkey, balloon animals, fairy house building, Velvet Ice Cream samples and way too many more to list them all! Check out the link for all the details!

8. The Shazzbots at Main Library

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-645-2275

Come rock out to this fun children’s band as they celebrate reading and the Summer Reading Club!

9. Balloon Workshop at Columbus Metropolitan Library, Whitehall Branch

When: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 4445 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213
Phone: 614-645-2275

Erica Carlson will teach kids how to make their own balloon art! Recommended for ages 7 and up.

10. Monarchs at Blendon Woods

When: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Nature Center, 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-508-8111

Learn all about Monarchs at the Metro Parks!

11. Family Rewind at Studio Movie Grill

When: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Time: varies
Location: 175 W. Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-456-1298

This month’s featured movie is Mrs. Doubtfire. Tickets are $3 for this family favorite!

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ICYMI: Exploring Blendon Woods Metro Park

*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!*

Written by Julie Miller