What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 7-9, 2020

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If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this Weekend, try out one of these 10 Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas make sure to check out:

1. KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place

This kid-friendly event takes place outside at the Lifestyle Center Fountain from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays. This year the event will be a completely DRIVE-THRU event that includes music, crafts, characters and free ice cream! This week’s theme is Pirates and Princesses.

2. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night they will be showing the movie Onward. Register in advance if you want to attend!

3. Georgie Home Pop Up at Fine Feather

Popping up at Fine Feather is Georgie Home, a collection of bath textiles by Lauren Wager and Laura Sullivan, 2 designers who met while working at L Brands. They dreamed of having a collaboration where they would create simple, thoughtful designs for the home. Georgie’s first collection “Phoenix” consists of patterned bath and hand towels in a palette of 4 colors that would look beautiful in any bath. Georgie will be available at Fine Feather for a limited engagement of 2 weeks, July 30 – August 15.

4. Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

From Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;
  • An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and
  • An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

5. Legends LIVE!

Join Pelotonia on Friday night at 7:00 PM at for a live 60 minute broadcast featuring special guests (like Sheryl Crow and Sanjay Gupta), stories from the community and more information about this year’s My Pelotonia platform!

6. Visit the Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory 

Visit this outdoor railroad on display in the Grand Mallway through January 2021! The display is made from items found in nature, miniature garden, waterfalls and magical scenes! You must purchase your ticket in advance to visit the Conservatory!

7. Back To School Free Family Fun Fest at Gander Outdoors

Northwest Columbus JBF and Pretty As A Princess are putting on a free party where you can get Marshall from Paw Patrol in a socially distant style, play games, win prizes and more on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Get your free ticket online. This is taking place in the old Gander Mountain location.

8. Saturday Storytime Specials (Lifestream) at Westerville Public Library

Join Westerville Public Library for a live story time on Facebook on Saturday at 10:00 AM! This week’s theme is a Pinkalicious Party! There will be stories, dancing, rhymes and activities!

9. Pride of Ohio Drive-In Movie Series: Ready Player One

Register in advance for this free drive-in movie featuring Ready Player One on Saturday at either 4:30 PM or 8:30 PM! You can add a Snack Pack or Water to your reservation for an additional cost. The movie will be shown in the south parking lot of Ohio History Center.

10. August Family Paint // Ice Cream Sundae at Art with Anna

Come with your family to paint together on Sunday at 11:00 AM! This week’s theme is Ice Cream Sundae! $15/artist. Register in advance.

–>> Need more to do this summer? Try 5 Cool Outdoor Activities for Kids in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks or one of these 12 Columbus Parks to Try this Summer <<–

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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 31-August 2, 2020

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity for this Weekend, try out one of these 10 Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities with the kids this weekend!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas make sure to check out:

1. KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place

This kid-friendly event takes place outside at the Lifestyle Center Fountain from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays. This year the event will be a completely DRIVE-THRU event that includes music, crafts, characters and free ice cream! This week’s theme is Dr. Doolittle and Friends.

2. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night there will be a band called The Goldsberrys. Register in advance if you want to attend!

3. Annual Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at The Fat Girl Bakery

This Friday at 6:30, celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a sample of Harry’s birthday cake, photo ops, and HP themed baked goods for purchase! Come in costume!

4. Night Under the Stars

Register in advance for this Friday night camp out in Wyman Woods Park. At sunset they will show the movie Abominable on the outdoor screen.

5. Open Crafting at Creative Art Bar Hilliard

RSVP in advance for this open crafting time for all ages on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM! There will be a full menu of DIY projects to choose from!

6. OH SNAP! Alligator vs. Croc! (Kraft-n-Play In Store) at Kreation’s Play Kafe

On Sunday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, create a felt crocodile, play a game with fun questions about Alligators and Crocodiles to win prizes! Reserve your spot ahead of time!

7. Art Around the World from Lancaster Festival

The Lancaster Festival might have been cancelled this year, but your kids can watch this video containing a virtual art lesson. There will be a total of 5 art projects (keep an eye on their FB page) and the first one (in this video) is an African mask project and it is appropriate for a wide range of ages.

8. Kindergarten Success Camp

Sign up your incoming Kindergarteners for Virtual Kindergarten Success Camp with Columbus Library! There are 9 sessions that include short videos and printable activity sheets. There will also be two live teacher-led events on Crowdcast.

9. Visit the Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory 

Visit this outdoor railroad on display in the Grand Mallway through January 2021! The display is made from items found in nature, miniature garden, waterfalls and magical scenes! You must purchase your ticket in advance to visit the Conservatory!

10. Just Imagine That! with Joanie Calem

Enjoy a Facebook Live Summer Reading Club program from the Upper Arlington Library featuring a sing-a-long with Joanie Calem.

–>> Need more to do this summer? Try 5 Cool Outdoor Activities for Kids in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks or one of these 12 Columbus Parks to Try this Summer <<–

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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 24-26, 2020

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Looking for a family-friendly activity for this Weekend? Try out one of these 10 Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities with this weekend!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas make sure to check out:

1. KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place

This kid-friendly event takes place outside at the Lifestyle Center Fountain from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays. This year the event will be a completely DRIVE-THRU event that includes music, crafts, characters and free ice cream! This week’s theme is Beat the Heat.

2. Music & Movement Playdate with Kindermusik with Emily

Kids up to age 7 can enjoy a playdate that features singing, dancing, creating and more! Each kid gets to take their own musical instrument home! You must register in advance as spots are limited. Playdates are happening this weekend on Friday at 9:15 AM and Saturday at 11:30 AM.

3. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night there will be an 80’s cover band called Pretty Filth. Register in advance if you want to attend!

4. Parking Lot Cinema at Marcus Theatre Pickerington 

For seven days a week, Marcus Cinema Pickerington will be offering drive-in movies on the north side of their building. You can listen to the audio through your radio. Tickets and concessions are available in advance online. The food will be in a designated pick up area. Cash purchases will not be an option on site. Movies this weekend are Grease and Pitch Perfect.

5. Saturday Art Brunch at 3060 Art Gallery

3060 Art Gallery is hosting an art brunch on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM featuring Broke Johnny Food Truck and live curbside music from Rubin Traylor. Visit the art gallery inside for work by local artisans!

6. Columbus Children’s Festival at Sports Ohio (Drive-Thru Edition)

Drive through this event on Saturday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Visit vendor booths on the driver’s side of your car. There will be a show area for performances and food for purchase. There will be prizes, giveaways, and activities and resources for families!

7. From Book to Film Movie Series at Bridgeway Academy

Watch Matilda at dusk on Saturday in the parking lot! This is a free event but donations are accepted and you can also purchase a large Donatos pizza to enjoy during the movie!

8. Saturday Story Time Specials with Westerville Public Library

Enjoy an online story time from Westerville Public Library! This Saturday features a Dinosaur Dance Party with stories and songs and some at-home activity ideas! Watch the story time at 10:00 AM on Facebook Live.

9. Community Drive In Movie Night at The Naz

Watch a Drive-In Movie each Sunday night at The Naz Church at 6:30 PM. This weekend’s movie is The Lion King!

10. Visit the Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory 

Visit this outdoor railroad on display in the Grand Mallway! The display is made from items found in nature, miniature garden, waterfalls and magical scenes! You must purchase your ticket in advance to visit the Conservatory!

–>> Need more to do this summer? Try 5 Cool Outdoor Activities for Kids in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks or one of these 12 Columbus Parks to Try this Summer <<–

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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*


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