It must be summer because there are SO MANY events this weekend! I’ve also updated all of my Days of the Week pages on the blog to include lots of recurring summer events like concerts, movies and more! Use the MENU to navigate to a specific day of the week for all the details! And, as always, thanks for reading! Happy Weekend!

1. Grand Opening Weekend at Johnson’s Real Ice Cream in Dublin

When: Thursday – Sunday, June 1-4, 2017
Time: Begins Thursday at 2:00 PM
Location: 55 W. Bridge St., Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-328-5827

Join the Grand Opening Celebration at Johnson’s Real Ice Cream in Dublin! Some highlights include:
Thursday: Buy one scoop, get one free, Friday: $3 large shakes, Saturday: First 67 people get a free single scoop, Sunday: Specialty pints $3.99. (See the link for the entire schedule!) All weekend long there will be children’s activities including visits from Scoops, Johnson’s mascot! Dublin location only!

2. Free Squats and Tots Kickoff at piccadilly

When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: 2501 E Main St, Bexley, OH 43209

Sign up for this FREE class to kick off the summer session of Squats and Tots where you can exercise WITH your kids! Also, Jenni from Whole Kids Pediatrics will take you around the neighborhood for her class Stretch and Stroll. See the link for details about what to bring and how to register!

3. Grand Opening of the Children’s Play Area at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing

When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 5043 Tuttle Crossing Blvd., Dublin, OH 43016
Phone: 614-798-3023

The Grand Opening of the new Children’s Play Area at the Mall at Tuttle Crossing will include a ribbon cutting, face painting, a balloon artist, a street magician, an opening statement from a Dublin Chamber of Commerce member and more! Make sure to read my post for all the details about the new play area!

4. Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons

When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

The first Commons for Kids of the summer is this Friday! The carousel and bounce houses are free as well as all the usual crafts and games! This week there will be a visit from Butler Donut Trail and they will be giving away FREE donuts! There will be a donut-themed craft with OSU Urban Arts Space, music from Columbus Folk Music Society and lots more!

5. Touch a Truck at Mill Valley Park Central

When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 703 Millwood Blvd., Marysville, OH 43040

At this free event, kids can explore police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, tractors, backhoes and more! Bring a non-perishable food to donate to Marysville Food Pantry!

6. Children’s Concert on the Green on the Worthington Village Green

When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 951 High St, Worthington, Ohio 43085

This is a free children’s concert on the Worthington Village Green by The Shazzbots! Sock Hop Soda Shop will be there for treats and/or you can pack your own picnic!

7. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 800-686-6124

Ohio History Center’s next First Friday Film is this Friday with Back to the Future.  First Friday events are free for Ohio History Connection members. Adults are $6 and kids (6-12) are $3. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase, including a full cash bar. Visitors can explore the museum after hours and take part in special First Friday activities. The fun starts at 5:00 PM with the movie at 7:00 PM. **I am giving away 4 tickets to this event on my Facebook page! Enter by leaving a comment!**

8. First Friday Walk-A-Bout in Downtown Lancaster

When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: multiple locations

AHA!, the Georgian Museum, Ohio Glass Museum and Glassblowing Studio, Sherman House Museum & Decorative Arts Center of Ohio are participating in a Walk-A-Bout in Lancaster on First Friday! Each location will have kid-friendly activities like art projects, a scavenger hunt, bubbles and more!

9. SciDome Groundbreaking & Free Family Night at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 55 S 1st St., Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740-349-9277

Join The Works for the offical groundbreaking for the newest addition to The Works – a SciDome planetarium slated to open in Summer 2018. There will be an evening of space and science activities, including rocket building and the movie, Muppets from Space, beginning at 8 PM. You can also take photos with characters from Star Wars! See the link for the schedule of activities! This event is free and open to the public!

10. Touch a Truck at DCEMS Station 8

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 6457 Marysville Rd., Ostrander, Ohio 43061

There will be all kinds of trucks to touch including a helicopter! There will also be free car seat checks at this free event!

11. WOSU Kids Launch Celebration at COSI

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 333 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-645-2275

WOSU is launching a new, free children’s TV channel called WOSU Kids this Saturday! Celebrate by getting your photo with your favorite PBS KIDS character and checking out the new WOSU exhibit!

12. Summer Reading Club Kick Off at Main Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-645-2275

Beginning June 3, participants of all ages can sign up for the annual Summer Reading Club at all Columbus Metropolitan Library locations! On Saturday at 10:00 AM, the celebration will include activities, games, music and food! You can also sign up for the Summer Reading Club online!

13. Fun at the Frog Fountain at Easton Town Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Phone:  614-416-7000

There will be family-friendly fun around the Fenlon Square Fountain including caricature artists, face painters and balloon artists! This will happen every weekend from June 3 – August 27, 2017.

14. African-American Cultural Festival in the King-Lincoln District

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: King-Lincoln District, Columbus, Ohio 43203

This new, free, family-friendly festival celebrates freedom and equal rights through opportunities to experience the rich history of the African-American culture. There will be a KidsZone, community resources, food vendors and a walk along the Long Street Cultural Wall. Check the link for the list of live performances!

15. Family Day at Pizzuti Collection

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 632 N. Park St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-280-4004

Families are invited to explore all three floors of the Pizzuti Collection during this family day which also includes activity books and tours! Admission is free all day!

16. Summer in the 614 Festival at Worthington Village Green

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 951 High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Come to the Village Green for  local musicians, family activities, games, food vendors and more! Celebrate all that Columbus has to offer!

17. Concert on the Green on Worthington Village Green

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 951 High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Head back to the Village Green for a family-friendly concert on Sunday night! This event happens every Sunday night through August.


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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!*

Written by Julie Miller