What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 16-18, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 55 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – 2019 Safari Pet Expo and Grooming Competition at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair – this pet focused event includes educational speakers, a mermaid meet and greet, pirate escape room, camels, a dog show, grooming competition and more!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a nature activity plus free play in the woods. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Farm Days at COSI – climb on real tractors and farm machines, meet local farmers, learn where your food comes from, milk a fiberglass cow, and more! This event will take place August 14-18, 2019. Also on these days, show your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to receive $3 off admission. 

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

11:00 AM – Creature Feature: Friday Feeding at Highbanks Metro Park – visit with animals and learn how they find food.

11:00 AM – Columbus Duck Race at the Food Truck Festival – the 8th annual Columbus Duck Race supports The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will take place on Saturday but on Friday AND Saturday kids can take part in activities at The Duck Race Booth at the Columbus Food Truck Festival. Register online to race your own duck!

11:00 AM – Columbus Food Truck Festival 2019 at The Scioto Mile – this festival features over 60 food trucks to choose from, live music, vendors, crafters and more! Entry is free for all ages and the festival runs from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

12:00 PM – Columbus Zoo Animals at Experience Columbus – get up close to animals from the Columbus Zoo at the Visitor Center on Nationwide Blvd!

1:00 PM – Pataskala Street Fair – this street fair runs Wednesday through Saturday and features live music, a parade, tractor pulls, performances, vendors, food and more!

1:00 PM – Pastimes, puzzles, and play at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – this is your chance to try out games, riddles and activities from the Victorian age! This is a free event.

4:00 PM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Dogs are welcome on Sunday, August 18th. Tickets are available online or at the gate.

6:00 PM – 19th Hole Family Fun Night at The Bogey – this event benefits the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation and includes food, face painting, games and more!

6:00 PM – Night Market at North Market – this nighttime market offers a carnival-like atmosphere with independent vendors, family-friendly games and activities, music, and more!

6:00 PM – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Community Festival – this carnival features games, rides, live entertainment, food and more and takes place on Friday and Saturday.

7:00 PM – Friday Night Bandstand in Lancaster – enjoy a live concert in downtown Lancaster!

7:00 PM – Outdoor Community Movie Night! at Scarlet City Church – this free outdoor movie night includes a movie, free popcorn and yard games. Bring a blanket or chair. Movie begins at 8:00.

7:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

7:00 PM – The Usual Suspects | Summer Sizzle Concert Series at George Edge Music Park – enjoy free live music in Grove City Town Center!

8:30 PM – Uptown Movie Series in Westerville, Ohio – watch a movie on City Hall lawn! This week’s movie is Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13).

8:45 PM – Lights, Cameras, Movies at Polaris Fashion Place – watch a free movie in the Polaris Lifestyle Center, bring a blanket or chairs. This week’s movie is Peter Rabbit.


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Treat your hatchlings to some back-to-school fun this weekend. The Marcus Crosswoods Cinema on Hutchinson Ave. is hosting FREE family parties to celebrate the opening of “The Angry Birds Movie 2!” Head to Crosswoods Cinema between 10 a.m. and noon for crafts, games, snacks, giveaways and more – then stay for the movie! (Film admission sold separately.) Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Ze6P4m

Can’t make the party? Head to the Marcus Crosswoods or Pickerington Cinemas for the ultimate moviegoing experience any day of the week. And make sure to mark your calendars for the Disney Enchanted Tales Film Series. From September 6-29, both theatres are bringing back “Moana,” “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan” and “The Little Mermaid” for just $6 per person! Reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/32fDSXP


SATURDAY

8:00 AM – KidsLinked.com’s 7th Annual Powell KidsFest at Adventure Park – the Kids Fest features lots of opportunities for play, free carnival games, balloon artist, glitter tattoos, food trucks and much more!

8:30 AM – Morning Tram Ride at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – take a peaceful ride through the park. Refreshments will be provided.

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – Waffle Bar! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – for $5/person you can get a waffle with unlimited toppings, juice and drip coffee!

9:00 AM – Market Day at Westgate Farmers Market – this week’s market will feature Short North Bagel Deli and Cream and Sugar Food Trucks, Fort Hayes Strings, exotic birds, and (in celebration of National Honey Bee Day) an observation bee hive!

9:30 AM – Our Village: DIY Teething Necklace Craft at Fancyburg Park – this free playdate will offer the chance to make a teething necklace! This playdate takes place at 10:30 AM after the 9:30 AM Stroller Strides Class.

10:00 AM – Farm Days at COSI – climb on real tractors and farm machines, meet local farmers, learn where your food comes from, milk a fiberglass cow, and more! This event will take place August 14-18, 2019. Also on these days, show your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to receive $3 off admission. 

10:00 AM – Free Family Party at Crosswoods Cinema – this free family party has an Angry Birds theme! Kids can make their own party hats, build a popcorn box, enjoy free snacks, pin the tail on the Angry Bird, enjoy giveaways and prizes and more! Stay afterward for the movie (tickets sold separately).

10:00 AM – Ranger Bike Ride at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 6 mile bike ride through the park with a ranger.

10:00 AM – Outdoor Exploration Expo at Camp Lazarus – explore the outdoors with free events like fishing, archery, a ninja obstacle course, martial arts, cooking classes and more! 

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

10:00 AM – Try-It Together: You Become a Zoologist at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – this event is for kids ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult and will feature hands-on STEM activities with an animal theme!  $10/person. Register online.

10:00 AM – Mud & Madness at Sharon Woods Metro Park – the whole family can take part in a 1.5 muddy obstacle course! Bring a towel!

10:00 AM – Fire Safety Storytime at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – an Upper Arlington firefighter and paramedic will read a book about fire safety and show kids around a real fire engine and medic truck.

11:00 AM – Columbus Food Truck Festival 2019 at The Scioto Mile – this festival features over 60 food trucks to choose from, live music, vendors, crafters and more! Entry is free for all ages and the festival runs from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

11:00 AM – Columbus Duck Race at the Food Truck Festival – the 8th annual Columbus Duck Race supports The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will take place on Saturday but on Friday AND Saturday kids can take part in activities at The Duck Race Booth at the Columbus Food Truck Festival. Register online to race your own duck!

11:00 AM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Dogs are welcome on Sunday, August 18th. Tickets are available online or at the gate.

12:00 PM – Back to School Open House at Musicologie Lewis Center – check out the newest location of Musicologie, meet the teachers, take a mini-lesson and enjoy refreshments and entertainment provided by the local teachers! New students can receive a discount on lessons if they register at this event.

12:00 PM – Pataskala Street Fair – this street fair runs Wednesday through Saturday and features live music, a parade, tractor pulls, performances, vendors, food and more!

12:00 PM – CrestFest 2019 in Clintonville – this annual event is a street party in south Clintonville that features a kid art activity area, inflatables, a youth stage, skateboard area, face painting, free popcorn and snow cones, a raffle, live music, vendors and more!

12:00 PM – Weinland Park Festival – this festival will include live music, free food, a bounce house, hamster balls, children’s games, face painting, a basketball tourney and more! 

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2019 at Sunrise Sanctuary – visit the animals at the sanctuary at their monthly open house. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance.

1:00 PM – 8th Annual Back To School Community Day at King Arts Complex – this is a free event including school supply giveaways (while supplies last), live performances, line dancing, face painting and more!

1:00 PM – Family Creeking Adventure at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – catch fish, bugs and crawdads in the creek!

1:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

2:00 PM – Discovery Day at Hanna Andersson Retail Stores – enjoy snacks, coloring, story time and the chance to build your own fruit mobile! The closest Hanna Andersson store is at Easton Town Center.

2:00 PM – Back to School Blast at Beechwold Christian Church – this free event features inflatables, face painting, a balloon artist, carnival games and more! Kids can also win school supplies as prizes!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

6:00 PM – Evening Fishing & Campfire with Rangers at Highbanks Metro Park – fish in the pond and then roast s’mores over the campfire. Limited supplies will be provided.

6:00 PM – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Community Festival – this carnival features games, rides, live entertainment, food and more and takes place on Friday and Saturday.

6:30 PM – Music Under the Paper Moon at Gallant Farm – channel the 1930’s by taking your pic under the paper moon! There will also be live music, refreshments and carnival games!

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

10:00 AM – Free Family Party at Crosswoods Cinema – this free family party has an Angry Birds theme! Kids can make their own party hats, build a popcorn box, enjoy free snacks, pin the tail on the Angry Bird, enjoy giveaways and prizes and more! Stay afterward for the movie (tickets sold separately).

10:00 AM – Farm Days at COSI – climb on real tractors and farm machines, meet local farmers, learn where your food comes from, milk a fiberglass cow, and more! This event will take place August 14-18, 2019. Also on these days, show your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to receive $3 off admission. 

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

10:00 AM – Sing Along with Joanie at Homestead Metro Park – enjoy an interactive performance for kids 5 and under at the Nature Center.

11:00 AM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Dogs are welcome on Sunday, August 18th. Tickets are available online or at the gate.

1:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

1:00 PM – Feed the Stream at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – feed the fish in the stream at the Nature Center.

2:00 PM – Family Creeking at Blendon Woods Metro Park – look for salamanders and other creatures in the creek!

2:00 PM – For Kids: Monarch at Highbanks Metro Park – kids 6-12 can learn about Monarch butterflies and look for caterpillars.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

4:00 PM – Sprouts Night Out at Hilliard’s Station Park – this free event features live music, activities for kids, food trucks and more! Mousetrap is the featured band.

6:00 PM – End of Summer Bash at Northwest Bible Church – celebrate the end of summer with inflatables, a dunk tank, food and ice cream trucks and carnival games. This is a free event.

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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!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 2-4, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 45 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

9:00 AM – Mini Camp- Intro/ to LEGO Boost Robotics at The SIMPLR STEAM Playground – build a robot made of LEGO blocks and electronic components while learning programming language and competing in an obstacle course! Register online.

10:00 AM – For Kids: Explore Natural Play Area at Highbanks Metro Park – go off trail to look for wildlife. Ages 6-12.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a nature activity plus free play in the woods. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons – Commons for Kids offers activities for all ages including carousel rides, inflatables, activities and more! This week’s theme is Character Day!

10:00 AM – Back To School Kick Off at Once Upon A Child – Columbus, OH – tax free weekend includes shopping at Once Upon A Child! They are offering 50% off clearance plus the chance to win an Amazon Fire Tablet. All locations.

10:00 AM – Wands and Wizards Weekend in Lancaster and Beyond  – locations throughout Lancaster and beyond will be offering wizard themed treats, art, contests, crafts and more! Check the link for the schedule of what’s going on where, August 1-3!

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission! 

10:30 AM – KidX: Game Time at Polaris Fashion Place – KidX is a free event featuring games, crafts, face painting, balloon artists and more! This week’s theme is all about sports, health and fitness safety!

3:30 PM – Open Gaming for Kids and Teens at Bexley Public Library – kids ages 8-18 can drop in to play Minecraft, board games, card games, video games and more in the auditorium!

4:00 PM – Dublin Irish Festival – this 3 day festival features live entertainment, food, vendors, a 5K and Kids Dash, a full Irish Mass, children’s activities including a playland, inflatables, rides, and activities. A $10 wristband is required for the playland but there is also a free play area for toddlers. 

4:00 PM  – St. James 36th annual Brats Festival Aug. 2-4 at St. James Lutheran Church (Hilliard, Ohio) – this event will feature authentic German food and beer, live polka music, a 1860’s base-ball game on Saturday, a mime and juggling performance and a worship service on Sunday.

5:30 PM – First Fridays at Reeb Avenue Center – COSI will be at this monthly event for families!

7:00 PM – Friday Night Bandstand in Lancaster – enjoy a live concert in downtown Lancaster!

7:00 PM – Story Time at Night Under the Stars at Wyman Woods Park – kids of all ages can enjoy a camping story time hosted by Grandview Library and Grandview Heights Parks and Rec. There is a free camp out overnight – see link to register for the campout.

7:00 PM – Russell Blue Band | Summer Sizzle Concert Series in Grove City Town Center – this free concert takes place at the George Edge Music Park in Grove City Town Center. 

8:30 PM – Uptown Movie Series in Westerville – this is a free movie on the City Lawn Hall. This week’s movie is Jurassic Park (PG-13).

8:45 PM – Lights, Cameras, Movies at Polaris Fashion Place – watch a free movie int he Polaris Lifestyle Center, bring a blanket or chairs. This week’s movie is Dumbo.

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Westerville Mom2Mom Sale at Westerville Christian Church – shop for bargains at this consignment sale featuring baby, kids and maternity items.

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

9:00 AM – Market Day at Westgate Farmer’s Market – YMCA Hilltop Educare will be at this week’s market to do story times and offer sensory activities! There will be live music, vendors and Explorer’s Club food truck.

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – FIT4MOM Columbus North’s Free Family Anniversary Party at Highbanks Metro Park – this is a free family event with FIT4MOM Columbus North! This celebration includes a family workout, a playdate and giveaways! RSVP online.

10:00 AM – Author Visit: Lindsay Bonilla at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – Lindsay Bonilla will read and sign copies of her book Polar Bear Island!

10:00 AM – Kingwood Kids Day – “Arts in the Garden” at Kingwood Center Gardens – take a road trip to Mansfield for this event that includes activities from local partners, art projects, demonstrations, music and activities! Food and ice cream will be available for purchase and admission is free for all.

10:00 AM – SunflowerFest 2019 at Branstool Orchards – this festival runs August 3-11 and will include hayrides, yoga, vendors, food trucks, live music, painting, and more! Tickets are available online or at the gate as space allows. Tickets are cheaper throughout the weekdays. Buy online to save more.

10:00 AM – Wands and Wizards Weekend in Lancaster and Beyond  – locations throughout Lancaster and beyond will be offering wizard themed treats, art, contests, crafts and more! Check the link for the schedule of what’s going on where, August 1-3!

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

11:00 AM – Riddles me these, please at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – pick up a list of riddles at the farmhouse and explore the farm to find the answers!

11:00 AM – Dublin Irish Festival – this 3 day festival features live entertainment, food, vendors, a 5K and Kids Dash, a full Irish Mass, children’s activities including a playland, inflatables, rides, and activities. A $10 wristband is required for the playland but there is also a free play area for toddlers. 

11:00 AM – Back-To-School with Easton Town Center – take advantage of Tax Free Weekend at Easton where there will be live entertainment, a fashion preview, giveaways and more!

11:00 AM – Summer Reading Carnival at Marysville Public Library – celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program with games, prizes, treats and more!

11:30 AM – St. James 36th annual Brats Festival Aug. 2-4 at St. James Lutheran Church (Hilliard, Ohio) – this event will feature authentic German food and beer, live polka music, a 1860’s base-ball game on Saturday, a mime and juggling performance and a worship service on Sunday.

1:00 PM – 2019 Pickerington KidsFest at Pickerington Mount Carmel Sports Complex – this event features a foam run, a free family festival with contests, performances, food trucks, scavenger hunt, $5 bounce park and more.

2:00 PM – Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious at Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg, OH – RSVP online for this free story time and character meet and greet!

6:00 PM – Free Concert featuring The Navigators at Columbus Commons – enjoy a free concert at Columbus Commons! Food trucks and bar open at 6:00 PM, concert starts at 7:00 PM.

6:00 PM – Game Night! at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – hang out in the Nature Center or play various outdoor yard games!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop at 3060 Artworks – this monthly Art Hop features live music, featured artists, snacks, games and various activities at the surrounding businesses at the Westgate BusinessWorks.

9:00 PM – Movie In The Park: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – watch a free movie in the park! Bring a blanket or chairs.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

10:00 AM – Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory – on the first Sunday of each month, the Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours of 10am to 5pm.

10:00 AM – SunflowerFest 2019 at Branstool Orchards – this festival runs August 3-11 and will include hayrides, yoga, vendors, food trucks, live music, painting, and more! Tickets are available online or at the gate as space allows. Tickets are cheaper throughout the weekdays. Buy online to save more.

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

11:00 AM – Dublin Irish Festival – this 3 day festival features live entertainment, food, vendors, a 5K and Kids Dash, a full Irish Mass, children’s activities including a playland, inflatables, rides, and activities. A $10 wristband is required for the playland but there is also a free play area for toddlers. 

11:30 AM – St. James 36th annual Brats Festival Aug. 2-4 at St. James Lutheran Church (Hilliard, Ohio) – this event will feature authentic German food and beer, live polka music, a 1860’s base-ball game on Saturday, a mime and juggling performance and a worship service on Sunday.

3:00 PM – Family Tram Rides at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a guided tour of the park on the tram! Hop on at one of the “tram stop” signs throughout the park.

6:00 PM – Climbing for Clouds at Vertical Adventures – support research for Clouded Leopards by participating gin an indoor obstacle course, visiting with animal ambassadors from the Columbus Zoo, enjoying outdoor games and more! $19/person includes a donation to the research. ($7 for members) Register online. 

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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!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 26-28, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:00 AM – National Moth Week at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – visit the Nature Center to see a display of moths in celebration of National Moth Week!

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

10:00 AM – Lancaster Festival – the Lancaster Festival runs from July 17-27, 2019 with various performances, activities and shows throughout the week! There will be kid-friendly performances from The Shazzbots, magic shows, art projects and more! Click the link for the entire schedule.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a nature activity plus free play in the woods. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Tots on the Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a slow paced 1/2 mile hike with your toddler. For ages 1-4.

10:00 AM – 1 Yr Anniversary Fun with us! at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – celebrate the one year anniversary with activities, tattoos, balloon artist, face painting, prizes, goodie bags and more! $12 for the first child, $6 for each additional. Kids 10 and under.

11:00 AM – Camp Creativity at Michaels Stores – Camp Creativity happens Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and is $3 per session. There is a different theme every week and different crafts every day. Sign up online. 

4:30 PM – Ice Cream & Trucks at West Berlin Presbyterian Church – this free event includes the opportunity to get up close to trucks and free ice cream while supplies last! 

5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – COSI stays open late on the last Friday of the month with reduced admission!

6:00 PM – 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville – stroll the streets for special activities, music and businesses that stay open late! This month’s theme is World Bazaar.

6:00 PM – 4th Fridays on the Lawn at Westerville Public Library  – enjoy a family-friendly activity on the front lawn of the library during Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday! This month’s theme is building blocks and kids can build things out of various materials! 

6:00 PM – The Hilltop! at Third Way Cafe – celebrate the Hilltop with a release of “Hilltop Diner Blend” from Liturgia Coffee Co., Pitabilities food truck, live music, giveaways and more. Various businesses on the block will be open including an art gallery, paint your own pottery and more!

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop the kids off for a hands-on cooking experience! Ages 6 and up. $35. Register online.

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School Dublin – this night is free for Members and includes an open swim and the “Featured Friends” for the evening will be Scene 75b and Master Woo’s MegaKick Martial Arts. First come first serve in the pool.

7:00 PM – Mary Poppins: A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Musical at Westerville Central High School – watch this presentation of Mary Poppins performed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre! There are 4 performances this weekend. Tickets are $15 each and available online.

7:00 PM – Friday Night Bandstand in Lancaster – enjoy a live concert in downtown Lancaster!

8:00 PM – The Ohio State University Marching Band w/ Columbus Symphony Orchestra at Columbus Commons The Columbus Symphony and The Ohio State University Marching Band come together to celebrate the coming season! There will be music and fireworks! Tickets available online.

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Summer Bird Walks at Blues Creek Park – take a walk through the park with a staff member to look for birds. Ages 7 and up.

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

9:00 AM – Water Themed Family Stroller Strides Class with Fit4Mom Columbus North – enjoy a morning water themed workout! Bring a friend or family member for free. Your first class is always free.

9:00 AM – National Moth Week at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – visit the Nature Center to see a display of moths in celebration of National Moth Week!

10:00 AM – HOOT Family Film Series at Gateway Film Center – enjoy family-friendly short films, music by The Shazzbots and activities in the lobby! This event is free with a canned donation to The Open Shelter.

10:00 AM – Lancaster Festival – the Lancaster Festival runs from July 17-27, 2019 with various performances, activities and shows throughout the week! There will be kid-friendly performances from The Shazzbots, magic shows, art projects and more! Click the link for the entire schedule.

10:00 AM – Birdwatching for Beginners at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – beginning bird watchers can learn tricks to improve their bird watching skills and go on a short hike to bird watch!

10:00 AM – Cartoon Capers – Summer Movie Series at Ohio Theatre – watch Warner Bros. cartoons on the big screen! Admission is free this week with your Columbus Metropolitan Library Card!

10:00 AM – Family Painting Dot Art at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – this class is for kids ages 5 and up and each child and adult will create a dot art painting! Register online.

10:00 AM – Full STEAM Ahead at Walmart Columbus – Georgesville Rd – participate in STEAM-themed activities in the store like tie-dye, making slime or a cereal necklace. 

10:00 AM – Full STEAM Ahead at Walmart Columbus – West Pointe Plaza – participate in STEAM-themed activities in the store like tie-dye, making slime or a cereal necklace.

1:00 PM – 3rd Anniversary Open House at Fresh Start Cafe And Bakery – celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Fresh Start with a free mini cupcake and $2 drink specials.

2:00 PM – Mary Poppins: A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Musical at Westerville Central High School – watch this presentation of Mary Poppins performed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre! There are 4 performances this weekend. Tickets are $15 each and available online.

2:00 PM – Wizards Unite Tram Ride at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a metro parks tram to look for magical traces and other artifacts of the Calamity!

4:00 PM – Shop Hop and Food Trucks at Heart of Grove City – eat, shop and enjoy specials at businesses in downtown Grove City!

5:00 PM – The Grandview Hop – the Grandview Hop includes live music, shopping, art, food trucks, a beer garden and activities for all!

6:00 PM – Free Concert: British Invasion at Mill Run – enjoy a free 60’s British rock concert at the Mill Run Amphitheater!

6:00 PM – Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a one mile hike to look for bison in the park!

6:00 PM – 2019 Westerville Jazz Series at Alum Creek Amphitheater – enjoy a free concert in the park along with food trucks!

7:00 PM – Mary Poppins: A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Musical at Westerville Central High School – watch this presentation of Mary Poppins performed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre! There are 4 performances this weekend. Tickets are $15 each and available online.

8:00 PM – The Ohio State University Marching Band w/ Columbus Symphony Orchestra at Columbus Commons The Columbus Symphony and The Ohio State University Marching Band come together to celebrate the coming season! There will be music and fireworks! Tickets available online.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – National Moth Week at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – visit the Nature Center to see a display of moths in celebration of National Moth Week!

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

1:00 PM – Shark Day! Are You Ready? at Clay Street Ceramics – get ready for Shark Week with an afternoon of painting! $15/person includes a shark to paint, shark snacks and drinks! RSVP on the Facebook event!

3:00 PM – Family Tram Rides at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a guided tour of the park on the tram! Hop on at one of the “tram stop” signs throughout the park.

3:00 PM – Mary Poppins: A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Musical at Westerville Central High School – watch this presentation of Mary Poppins performed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre! There are 4 performances this weekend. Tickets are $15 each and available online.

3:00 PM – Taleblazer: The Adventure App at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – use the Taleblazer app to go on an adventure in the park. Ages 8-15.

6:00 PM – Music in the Garden: Summer ’19 at Olde Towne East Community Gardens – enjoy a concert by Gayla Smith in the Garden on Oak St.

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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!*


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