1. 71st Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

When: Wednesday-Saturday, August 30-September 2, 2017
Time: see the full schedule here
Location: Gate 6, 2718 Blacklick Eastern Rd., Millersport, OH 43046
Phone: 740-467-3639

The Millersport Sweet Corn Festival includes free concerts, food, sweet corn, rides, games, prizes, pony rides, contests and more! Admission to the festival is free but parking is $10 and there is a cost for rides.

2. Storytime with Kara at ME and the MOON

When: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 15 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-570-1124

Me and the Moon is a new children’s consignment store and they will be hosting Storytime with Kara every 1st and 3rd Friday at 10:00 AM. There will be stories, songs, and games for the children, and parents can sip tea and shop! Afterwards there will be a pop-up book shop! This Friday’s theme is Animals: Past and Present, Land and Sea!

3. Columbus Greek Festival at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

When: Friday-Monday, September 1-4, 2017
Time: Fri & Sat: 11:00 AM to Midnight, Sun: Noon to Midnight, Mon: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Location: 555 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-9020
Your ticket ($5 for adults, kids 12 and under are free) to the Greek Festival is good for the entire weekend! The festival features food, educational activities, shops, music and dancing, exhibits and a kids activity center!

4. McGuffey Lane in Concert at Columbus Commons

When: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Kick off the weekend with a free concert by McGuffey Lane at Columbus Commons! Drinks and food trucks begin at 5:30 PM and the opening act starts at 7:00. McGuffey Lane starts at 8:00 PM.

5. Jennifer Maschari Book Signing at Fundamentals Children’s Books, Toys, and Games

When: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 25 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-363-0290

Jennifer Maschari, the author of The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price and Things That Surprise You will be signing books at Fundamental’s Children’s Books, Toys and Games! See more about Fundamentals here.

6. St. Michael Festival

When: Friday-Sunday, September 1-3, 2017
Time: Friday: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 5750 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-7814

This festival includes live entertainment, rides, food and games! See the entire schedule at the link above!

7. Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival at Ohio Village

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 2 & 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM both days
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 614-297-2300

The Ohio Cup features over 30 teams from all over the US who come to Ohio Village for one of the largest vintage base ball festivals in the nation! There will also be fun games for the kids, dancing, a barbershop quartet, food trucks, rides in a Ford Model A, blacksmith demonstrations and the chance to try out base ball for yourself! It’s also First Friday this weekend at Ohio History Center featuring the movie A League of Their Own. All activities are included with general admission or membership.

8. Historic Dublin Street Bazaar

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: South High St., Dublin, OH 43017

This event is an open air market featuring local artists, artisans, crafters, and food trucks and is free to attend! There will be live music, 14 food trucks and over 70 street vendors and a Kid Zone!

9. Giant Sunflower Craft at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Kids can make a giant sunflower with yellow petals and real sunflower seeds! Included with membership or admission!

10. Grand Opening of Donatos Powell

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 9764 Sawmill Pkwy, Powell, OH 43065

Dontatos Powell celebrates it’s reopening of the new store and the new school year with a block party from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM! There will be face painting, guests from the Columbus Zoo, balloon animals and virtual reality games! The first 100 people will get Free 4D movie passes from The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and a Pepsi 2-Liter! There will also be free pizza!

11. Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival

When: Saturday-Monday, September 2-4, 2017
Time: see schedule here
Location: downtown Canal Winchester

This 3 day festival offers live entertainment, food, rides, games, a car show, and a parade! On Saturday, kids ride the rides for free from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM!

12. Family Fun Day at Columbus Commons

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Head down to Columbus Commons for a free Family Fun Day! Activities include inflatables, face painting, balloon twisters, putt-putt, crafts, a photo booth and more! A $5 wristband is available for unlimited access to all activities. (Not all activities require a wristband.) Food trucks will be on site and the movie The Jungle Book will be shown at 4:00 PM.

13. 44 Pages Screening Event at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 1550 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-4433

Headquartered in Columbus, Highlights is celebrating it’s 70th Anniversary Issue with a new documentary called 44 PAGES. You can see the film from September 3-7, 2017 but on Saturday, a special family-friendly event is being held that includes free giveaways, a book reading, games, crafts and more! Activities start at 2:00 PM and the movie will be shown at 3:00 PM, followed by a Q&A.

14. Family Movie and Popcorn at Upper Arlington Public Library

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2800 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Phone: 614-486-9621

Come watch Beauty and the Beast with free popcorn and candy! Tickets are free and are available 20 minutes boefre the start of the movie in the Youth Department.

15. Flashlight Cave Tours at Olentangy Indian Caverns

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Location: 1779 Home Rd, Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-548-7917

Explore the caverns with just a flashlight! Children must be at least 8 years old to participate and flashlights will be provided. This is a limited tour of the caverns and online reservations are required (click here)! If you can’t get in this weekend, it’s going to happen every Saturday in September and October! Read about 10 Things to do at Olentangy Indian Caverns here!

16. Movies in the Park at Highbanks Metro Park

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location:  Big Meadows Picnic Area, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Enjoy a free screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the outdoor screen. There will be costumed characters and opportunities to learn about the science behind the movie! Bring a chair or a blanket!

17. Bob Evans Family Day at Columbus Clippers

When: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time: 4:05 PM
Location: 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215

Family Day Admission ($15) is good for two Adults and up to four youth 18 and under to Bleachers, Lawn, or Standing Room. Reserved seating is $25. Kids can run the bases in the 10TV Commit to be Fit Fun Run after the game!

18. UA Labor Day Arts Festival in Northam Park

When: Monday, September 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2070 Northam Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

The Upper Arlington Arts festival is held in Northam Park and features around 200 local, regional and national artists. There is also live entertainment, vendors, art activities and food available for purchase! Admission is free!


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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