1. Storytime with Kara at ME and the Moon

When: Friday, September 15, 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 Counting and Colors!

2. Parent & Me Art with Picassos at Tree of Life Play + Cafe

When: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: 3708 Fishinger Blvd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-363-4041

Picassos Art Studio will be hosting a morning art project for parent and child! All supplies are included for $20. Must register online.

3. mrly pop-up shop at The Hart Room

When: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 152 Mill St., Suite #2, Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-321-2429

Check out this new, local kids clothing company at their first ever pop-up shop in the new creative space in downtown Gahanna, The Hart Room. This family-friendly event offers the opportunity to check out their new clothing line in person! There will be a live DJ, free donuts and balloons, and all items will be 10% off! Also on site will be Nonna’s Meatball Truck and Blank Slate Coffee!

4. Visit with Max, the K9 Dog at Grove City Library

When: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-6716

Come visit Max, the Grove City Police Department’s K9 dog, hear stories and ask a police officer any questions you may have!

5. SING + Bexley’s Got Talent! at The Main Event

When: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: 2242 E Main St., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-559-4200

This fun evening includes a talent show, the movie Sing, food trucks, coloring station and crafts with Piccadilly and lawn games with Bexley Rec! The talent show starts at 6:00 PM and the movie starts at 7:45 PM.

6. Sunset Cinema at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

Each Friday night in September, Polaris Fashion Place will be showing a family friendly film with free activities beforehand! This week is Mulan and Mulan will be there in person! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the outdoor area. Activities begin at 7:00 PM and the movie starts at 7:45 PM.

7. Birthday Bash 2017 at Level One Bar + Arcade

When: Friday-Sunday, September 15-17, 2017
Time: Beginning Friday at 8:00 PM through Sunday at 6:00 PM
Location: 130 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-681-0518

Celebrate the 2nd birthday of Level One Bar + Arcade with a kick off party including food truck and drink specials, a Mario Kart 64 tournament open to all ages on Saturday and a pinball tournament and Mario Kart tournament for the kids on Sunday with prizes!

8. Cartoon Weekend at the Columbus Zoo

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM both days
Location: 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-645-3400

Cartoon Weekend features your favorite characters from past and present cartoons including PJ Masks, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck! On Sunday, the Columbus Symphony will perform a Toons Concert featuring music from popular cartoons including a meet and greet with cartoon characters. There is an additional charge for this after-hours concert. See the link for all the details.

9. Delaware County Fair

When: Saturday-Saturday, September 16th – 23rd, 2017
Time: See Schedule
Location: 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740 362-3851

This county fair includes exhibitions, rides, food, animals and entertainment such as DinosaurXperiencce, Magic Show, Mini Tractor Pull, hot dog eating contest, music and more!

10. Apple Harvest Open House at Hirsch Fruit Farm

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017
Time: Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sun: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 12846 State Route 772, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: 740-775-7055

If you’re looking for a short road trip this weekend, this Annual Apple Harvest Open House includes orchard tours, horse-drawn wagon rides, apple butter making pick your own apples, food, face painting, apple and cider tasting, make-your-own scarecrows, round bale romp, mini maze and more! Admission is free but parking is $8 and proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity!

11. 22nd Annual Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy Farm

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017
Time: Sat: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone: 937-325-0629

Another road trip option this weekend is this festival of fibers which includes lots of wool-bearing animals, shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, weaving and over 100 vendors! Admission is free!

12. Arts in the Alley in Grove City Town Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017
Time: Sat: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Broadway and Park Streets, Downtown Grove City

This annual event includes concessions, juried artists and crafters, a community mural, demonstration tent and parade! Live entertainment includes the Grove City High School Marching band, cloggers, choirs and more! There will also be tethered balloon rides and a Kids’ Fun Street area which includes rock decorating, lots of craft opportunities for kids, a bounce castle, temporary tattoos and a corn pit!

13. Off the Beaten Path Pokémon Hunt in Uptown Westerville

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Uptown Westerville

Follow clues to catch pocket monsters around Uptown Westerville! Tickets are available online. Each registered player will receive one 4″ Pokéball and at least 8 1″ Pokémon figures. Players who complete the scavenger hunt will also be entered into a raffle to win prizes!

14. Family Creekin’ at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 1775 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-370-6254

Meet at the Ranger Station to spend time in Big Darby Creek where you can catch and release various water creatures!

15. Clintonville’s 170th Birthday Cake at Mozart’s

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 4784 N High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-268-3687

Mozart’s is celebrating Clintonville’s 170th birthday with a humungous birthday cake! This cake will be one of the largest sheet cakes in the Midwest! There will be a celebratory cake cutting at 4:00 PM, live music, a champagne toast and a free slice of cake! This event is part of the Experience Clintonville Days event going on this weekend.

16. Powell Street Market in Downtown Powell

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown Powell

This is the last Street Market of the year! There will be over 100 vendors, food trucks and pony rides!

17. Sensory Friendly Films at Gateway Film Center

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-4433

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and Gateway Film Center host this sensory friendly screening of Stuart Little which includes a lower volume and the lights kept up. Tickets are free!

18. Fall Fun Crafternoon at Naturally Curious Kids

When: Sunday, September 17 2017
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 13 E. College Ave., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-8590

Stop in anytime between 1:30 and 3:00 PM to make a fun fall craft! Read more about Naturally Curious Kids here!

19. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Party at Bexley Library

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: 2411 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-231-2793

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with real-life fantastic beasts, Ollivander’s wand shop and lots more at the Bexley Library! Travel across the street to Gramercy Books and Kittie’s Cafe for even more fun and prizes! Dress in your best costume for a costume contest!

20. Canoe Float at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: 1775 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-370-6254

Take a canoe ride on the lake! Children can ride if they fit into a life jacket! Meet at Pleasant Valley Bulletin Board.


Thanks to mrly for sponsoring this post!

mrly is a brand new kidswear clothing company based right here in Columbus, Ohio. In an industry filled with bright colors and patterns, we stand for high-quality, super comfy, everyday clothes that allow a kid’s personality to do the talking. All of our clothes are easy to mix-and-match and the gender neutral colors allow you to hand them down to any younger siblings or friends. We source the best textiles from Japan and proudly manufacture right here in the USA.

Helping families in need is important to us, which is why we’ve partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Laundry services are one of the biggest expenses for them and we are proud to announce that we will be donating one load of laundry for every item purchased. Each and every load makes a difference.

Make sure to catch their pop-up this Friday night at the Hart Room!


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