1. Easton Art Affair at Easton Town Square

When: Friday – Sunday, June 23-25, 2017
Time: Friday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Sunday: 1:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 614-416-7000

The Easton Art Affair is a juried fine art show which includes art of all kinds plus art for the kids, too! Kids can do a free necklace craft at American Girl on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM plus make button masks on the Town Square on Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM!

2. Powell Festival at Village Green Park

When: Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24, 2017
Time: Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 47 Hall St., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-885-5380

This two day festival includes live entertainment, food, kid zone, vendors and fireworks!

3. Flicks on the Bricks-Lego Movie at Hilliard’s Station Park

When: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 4021 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026

This free evening includes live music, sand art, Matt the Balloon Guy, face painting, inflatables, lego characters, a duck race, food truck and The Lego Movie!

4. Movie in the Park: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Sharon Woods Metro Park

When: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-620-1865

This fun movie night includes a visit from owls from Ohio Wildlife Center and other activities! The movie starts at dusk.

5. Movie in the Park: Angels In The Outfield at Thompson Park

When: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: 4395 Carriage Hill Ln., Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: 614-583-5345

Watch Angels In The Outfield on the big screen! Bring your own chairs and snacks!

6. Eastside Movie Night: Sing at Veritas East

When: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: 2866 Noe Bixby Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: 614-604-6729

This free movie starts at sunset! Bring your own seating!

7. Community Health Day 2017 at OSU CarePoint East

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 543 Taylor Ave., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-688-6400

This free community event offers are health screenings and serves as well as fun activities like a live band, dancers, free turkey dogs, corn and fruit! There will also be free sports physicals for school-aged children plus face painters, balloon artists and activities from COSI and PBS Kids!

8. Hilltop Bean Dinner at Westgate Park

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 455 S Westgate Ave, Columbus, OH 43204

This 80+ yr old event commemorates the role the Hilltop played during the Civil War. The area used to be a Civil War prison Camp where soldiers subsisted on beans! At the dinner not only can you can eat beans, cornbread and hotdogs, but there will also be food trucks, pizza, ice cream and more! There will be activities for kids including inflatables, an antique car show, arts and craft vendors and the whole neighborhood will be having yard sales all day!

9. HOOT 75: Summer at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-545-2255

This event takes place the last Saturday of each month and includes family friendly activities like games, stories, crafts and live music by the Shazzbots! The kid-friendly short films start at 11:00 AM. This month’s theme is Summer! All movies are rated “G” and admission is free with a suggestion donation of a canned good for The Open Shelter!

10. Summertime Craft with Ms. Mary at TREEHIVE cafe + play

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 337 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-681-1456

Make a summertime craft with Ms. Mary from Little Van Gogh Art School! Appropriate for ages 2-5. Your ticket also gets you a discounted rate for 30 minutes of play and $1 off the Patriotic T-Shirt Craft event at 11:30!

11. Books, Berries & Breakfast at 4th Street Farms

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1377 N 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-506-7040

Pick fresh berries in the garden and enjoy a story time!

12. Pollinator Palooza at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Celebrate pollinators and the plants they pollinate with hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, The Bugman, music, food demonstration, food trucks and more!

13. Reynoldsburg KID FEST at Cotner Park

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 7347 E Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

This free festival includes a bounce house, bike parade, face painting, free food and much more! Bring a canned good to donate to Reynoldsburg Helping Hands!

14. The Grandview Hop on Grandview Avenue

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Grandview Ave. between 1st Ave. and 5th Ave.

Enjoy live music, shopping, art, food and fun activities along Grandview Avenue during this free event that happens once a month during the summer!

15. The Family FUN Rock Block At Comfest!

When: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Live Arts Stage, 120 W. Goodale St., Columbus, OH 43215

Sunday is for kids at Comfest! Featuring The Shazzbots, The Muppet Mayhem Band and Favor’d Flow Studio, the theme will be kid-friendly music and dance!


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ICYMI: 35 Free Things to Do with Your Kids this Summer in Columbus

*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