What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 18-20, 2020

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Looking for something to do this Weekend? Try out one of these 10 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

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

1. Ohio Open Doors

From September 11-20, 2020 you can visit Ohio’s historic buildings and landmarks virtually. There will be special virtual events, virtual content to view at any time, and walking, hiking and driving tours!

2. Daniel Tiger’s Be My Neighbor Day

This is a free online event on Friday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM featuring Daniel Tiger and other family-friendly virtual activities! You can also make a donation to the Moms2B to help provide baby items for local, new moms.

3. Free Dinner Skate at Skate Zone 71

On Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Family Skate features admission, skate rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 small drink for $10.

4. North Market Night Market

The Night Market is an outdoor market taking place Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, featuring locally grown and handmade products, live music and extended hours inside the market.

5. Screen on the Green: Edward Scissorhands at Goodale Park

Watch a free movie under the stars in Goodale Park. The field will be marked with socially distanced intervals for seating. Masks are required when not seated. Food will be available for purchase as well as free popcorn. The event starts at 6:30 PM on Friday.

6. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

Pick your own apples, enjoy the Story Stroll, food tucks and other orchard activities! Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

7. End Poverty+ Car Show at Quest Vineyard Church

This event will provide an opportunity to give back with a food drive, and proceeds from the raffles and tournaments will benefit local organizations working to lift people out of poverty. There will be a car show, sand volleyball tournament, corn hole challenge, and more! RSVP online. This event takes place on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 

8. Pick Your Own Pumpkin at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Pick your own pumpkins every day from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM beginning this Saturday at 11:00! Take a wagon ride to the patch or buy one of the pre picked pumpkins near the Dairy Store. Also for sale: gourds, Indian Corn and small pumpkins for $3 or less! The cost of $6/pumpkin (or 3/$15) includes the hay ride.

9. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, admission for the day offers access to hay rides, mini golf, swimming, paddle boating, and pony rides! Trail rides are available at an additional cost. Visit animals and more! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

10. German Village Makers Market

This outdoor market in German Village features artists, growers, bakers, food trucks, crafts and more! This event is free and dog and kid friendly! It takes place Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

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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, September 11-13, 2020

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Looking for something to do this Weekend? Try out one of these 10 family-friendly 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:


A Big THANKS to Olentangy Indian Caverns for Sponsoring this Post!

Olentangy Indian Caverns

Looking for a local field trip to keep the kiddos learning beyond their screens? Just 20 minutes north of Columbus you’ll find an unexpected destination for young explorers: Olentangy Indian Caverns
 
Take a tour through the cave where Native Americans once lived. Mine for gems in the running water sluice. Hunt for treasure in Ohio’s only Treasure Hunt Maze. And visit deer, goats, cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, and bunnies in Columbus’s largest petting zoo.

Visit Olentangy Indian Caverns from 9:30am – 5pm every day through October 31.


1. Sidewalk Doodles at Grandview Heights Public Library

Visit the interactive chalk doodle on the east side of the library building! You can visit all weekend from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Post your picture with the artwork to be entered to win a prize.

2. Ohio Open Doors

From September 11-20, 2020 you can visit Ohio’s historic buildings and landmarks virtually. There will be special virtual events, virtual content to view at any time, and walking, hiking and driving tours!

3. U-Pick Honeycrisp The Orchard and Company

On Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM you can pick Honeycrisp apples! On Saturday, the market, cafe and farmyard activities will open for the season.

4. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

Pick your own apples, enjoy the Story Stroll, food tucks and other orchard activities! Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

5. StoryTale Bike Tours: Art & Education

Bike through the city to visit cultural landmarks like Lincoln Theater, King Arts Distrcit, the Long Street Bridge and more! There will be experienced cyclists for guides, and a talk from Malik Moore. You can bring your own bike or borrow a bike for free. Tickets are $25/person and limited. You must register in advance. The ride starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday.

6. Velvet Ice Cream’s Fall Into Fall

This outdoor event on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM features vendors selling homemade crafts, a fishing tournament, and of course, ice cream!

7. September Grown-Up & Me // Apple Pickin’ at Art with Anna

On Saturday from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM you and your child (age 3 and up) can paint an apple themed project! Let them get messy! $15/couple.

8. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, admission for the day offers access to hay rides, mini golf, swimming, paddle boating, and pony rides! Trail rides are available at an additional cost. Visit animals and more! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

9. Columbus Symphony Community Concert at McConnell Arts Center

This outdoor concert takes place outside at the McConnel Arts Center on Sunday at 2:00 PM and lasts about 45 minutes. Free tickets are limited. RSVP online.

10. Columbus Symphony Community Concert at Columbus Museum of Art

This outdoor concert takes place outside at the Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday at 2:00 PM and lasts about 45 minutes. Attendance at this concert is on a first-come, first serve basis.

–>> Need more ideas? 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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 28-30, 2020

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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. School’s Out Open House at Glass Axis

Reserve your spot in advance for kids 18 and under to make a glass art project for any age! Friday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 

2. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night at 7:00 PM there will be a concert by Pop Gun (Classic Rock/Pop tribute). Register in advance if you want to attend!

3. Gift of Music Student Instrument Drive 

This is a music instrument drive that hopes to collect hundreds of unused, forgotten instruments left in peoples garages, attics and basements, which will all be donated to Columbus City Schools’ students. If you have kids (or you yourself) who went through an instrument phase (whether that be because of their music program at school, marching band, etc.) and have since lost interest or moved on, you can donate that instrument this weekend and next at one of 11 drop off locations! (See link for details!)

4. U-pick Zestar Apples at Orchard and Co.

On Saturday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and  Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM you can pick Zestar apples. $15 peck and $25 half bushel.

5. Sweet Carrot Bexley Pop-Up at Kittie’s Cakes

Note: Due to the weather forecast, this event has been cancelled. However, you can still order a Pickup Pack to pick up in Grandview or Bexley! Order here. Get your Sweet Carrot fix at their pop up at Kittie’s Cakes Bexley Cafe on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. There will be griddled corn cakes and mac ’n’ cheese topped with brisket or Ohio chicken meatballs!

6. Virtual Scrawl

This year, the Urban Scrawl festival will be live-streamed on Saturday, August 29th from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM from artists’ homes and studios! Artists will be live-streaming throughout the day and/or sharing photos and videos of their progress!

7. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, admission for the day offers access to hay rides, mini golf, swimming, paddle boating, and pony rides! Trail rides are available at an additional cost. Visit animals and more! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

8. Back to School Party at United Skates of America

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, bring an new School supply item for donation to receive a $2.00 Admission.

9. Open Barn Days at Sunrise Sanctuary

Visit Sunrise Sanctuary in Marysville on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to visit the animals and learn about them! Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Children 3 and under are free.

10. Pay our Rent Sale at Canvas Creations For You

Help Canvas Creations pay their rent by shopping for hand-painted canvases, wood crafts, mask holders, take home kits and more! The sale takes place on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

–>> 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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