What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 14-16, 2021

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

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

1. Visit a Farmers Market

Farmers Markets are popping up all over Columbus! Check out the link for a list of Farmers Markets for every day of the week!

2. Go Public Garden Days at Dawes Arboretum

From May 7-16, the Arboretum is celebrating all the ways public gardens better our lives by offering $2.00 off the general admission price. Use the code APGA21 or call 740-323-2355 to reserve your tickets.

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3. Drawing with Sheldon the Snail and Grandview Heights Public Library

Draw along with Miss Jean and Sheldon the Snail on Facebook live at 10:30 AM on Friday.  

4. 2021 Lancaster Community Days Festival

This event takes place May 14 at 5:00 PM through May 16 at 6:00 PM and includes rides, fair food, craft vendors, live music and more!

5. Franklinton Fridays at 400 Square

Shop the artist studios and galleries at 400 West Ridge and Chromedge Studios on Friday evening from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM! There will be outdoor vendors as well.

6. Free Dinner Family Skate at United Skates of America

From 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Friday $12 admission includes skate rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza and a small drink.

7. May Saturday Art Brunch at 3060 Gallery

Enjoy live music, Comida El Catrin food truck and art work by local artists on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

8. Author Marcy Campbell – Online Book Launch Event with Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

Register online for this launch event for the book Rule of Threes on Saturday at 11:00 AM. This book is for middle readers and Ohio author Marcy Campbell with join in online!

9. Art on the Canal Art Stroll in Downtown Canal Winchester

On Saturday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM downtown Canal Winchester will feature music, dancing, live performances and art from local artists. There will be a “Create it and take it” workshop for kids, food vendors and more!

10. Open Barn Days 2021 at Sunrise Sanctuary

Visit the animals at Sunrise Sanctuary on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Admission goes toward caring for the animals. Tickets are available online or day of if they are not sold out.

11. Virtual Night at the Museum with Ohio History Center

Travel through the Ohio History Center with the security guard during this virtual Night at the Museum on Saturday at 7:00 PM. This event includes solving a mystery to protect the exhibits as you explore the museum. This event takes place on Zoom and tickets are available online.

12. Green Lawn Abbey Mother’s Day Tour & Picnic

This event was rescheduled from last Sunday! Enjoy picnic lunch on the lawn of the Green Lawn Abbey! The doors of the Abbey will be open to touring Broke Johnny Food Truck will be on site. Hours are 10:00 AM -2:00 PM on Sunday.

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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, April 30-May 2, 2021

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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 13 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Getting ready for a spring road trip? Make sure to grab your coupon for 50% off an oil change just for my readers courtesy of Tire Discounters! PLUS they will pick up your car to do the service and bring it back for FREE! Get your coupon!

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

1. Visit a Farmers Market

Farmers Markets are popping up all over Columbus! Check out the link for a list of Farmers Markets for every day of the week!

2. Celebrate Arbor Day at Dawes Arboretum

On April 29, 30 and May 1 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM visit the Visitors Center at The Dawes Arboretum to pick up a free tree while supplies last! Check out the link for virtual Arbor Day programming!

3. Take & Make: Coloring at Southwest Public Libraries

Stop by the Southwest Public Library locations beginning Friday at 10:00 AM to pick up coloring pages! Take home kits are available while supplies last.

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4. Mother’s Day Makers Event at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Make a customized gift for mom on Friday afternoon! There are a variety of projects to choose from. Make a reservation online.

5. Grandview Kidsfest at Trinity United Methodist Church

Grandview Kidsfest takes place on Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and includes 2 registration options including character visits, VIP bags, vendors and more. This is a walk through event with limited attendance. Register online.

6. Merion Village 2021 Spring Yard Sale

The Spring Yard Sale in Merion Village takes place on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Search for treasure at the residents and businesses in the neighborhood!

7. Star Wars Bingo Kit at Southwest Public Libraries

On Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, pick up a Star Wars Bingo kit so you can celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4. Kits will be available while supplies last.

8. Little Kid Fun Skates at Skate Zone 71

Fisher Price Skates and wrist guards are available for little kids to learn to skate on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Recommended for ages 2-8.

9. KidX: Favorite Flicks at Polaris Fashion Place

This KidX event features your favorite movie characters on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM during a drive through event. There will be goodie bags and giveaways!

10. Free Cotton Candy Skate Day at United Skates of America

On Saturday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM each child will receive a free bag of cotton candy with full price admission.

11. Breakable Candy Kraft at Dublin Toy Emporium

Make a breakable candy with a surprise inside! $10/crafter. Register for a time slot on Saturday afternoon. 

12. You-Know-Hoo Painting Event at Pinot’s Palette

Paint an owl, all supplies included! Register online for this Saturday class at 3:30 PM.

13. May Powell Street Market

Shop 65+ artisans, vendors and artisans on Sunday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM! This will be a family-friendly atmosphere.

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, April 23-25, 2021

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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 13 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Getting ready for a spring road trip? Make sure to grab your coupon for 50% off an oil change just for my readers courtesy of Tire Discounters! PLUS they will pick up your car to do the service and bring it back for FREE! Get your coupon!

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

1. 4th Fridays at Bexley Public Library

Hang out in the parking lot at the library for live music from the Bryan Olsheski Jazz Group and food trucks! Event takes place from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM with music ending at 6:00 PM.

2. Reynoldsburg KidsFest – Drive-thru Event at Reynoldsburg UMC

This is a drive-through event featuring summer camp info, freebies, balloon artist, scavenger hunt and more! This event takes place on Friday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 

3. Online Storytime with Paddy Donnelly from Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

This online story time on Saturday at 11:00 AM features the book The Vanishing Lake by author-illustrator Paddy Donnelly for kids ages 4-8. Register online. 

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4. National Pretzel Day Skate at United Skates of America

Celebrate National Pretzel Day with $1.50 pretzels on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

5. Youth Only Workshop at AR Workshop Grove City

Drop your kids off on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM (age 6 and up) to make a wood project. Register online.

6. Sunrise Summer Virtual Book Launch Party

Join the author and illustrator of Sunrise Summer for a book launch party online! Event takes place on Saturday at 1:00 PM.

7. Spring Krespie Treat! (DIY Basket Box) at Dublin Toy Emporium

Make a Krespie Kraft including your choice of frostings, sprinkles and more! Register for your time on Saturday afternoon.

8. May’d For You (Mother’s Day Gift/Kraft) at Dublin Toy Emporium

Make a vase craft for mom! RSVP and purchase of supplies required. Times are available on Saturday afternoon.

9. Grown-Up & Me Dogs at Purple Dog Art Studio

Paint dogs on a canvas together! $50 per pair (adult + child). This event takes place on Saturday at 3:30 PM.

10. German Village Makers Market

This outdoor market in German Village will feature 60+ vendors and 4 food trucks. The market takes place on Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

11. Princesses and Superheroes at Scioto Park

Sing, dance and more with princesses and superheroes! There will be a meet and greet an pics! Tickets available online. There are two sessions on Sunday: 12:45 PM and 3:00 PM.

12. Welcome back to The Crest: Earth Day BBQ

This event includes live music, outdoor seating, free plants and garden workshopping and bee talks with the Bee Collective. Tickets available online.

13. Families in the Kitchen at Young Chef’s Academy of Gahanna

Take a class for kids and adults to create recipes together on Sunday at 4:30 PM! 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. 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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