What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 30-August 1, 2021

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids 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. Lancaster Festival

The Lancaster Festival runs July 23-31 and includes musical performances, art activities for kids, family-friendly concerts, and more! Saturday is the Festival Fair Day at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds which features kid-friendly events all day including train rides, emergency vehicles, crafts, llamas and more! Adults are $5 and kids are free!

2. 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!

3. Friday Fun Days at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Friday mornings from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM in July families can visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum for $5/person and participate in family fun enrichment activities, take a private tour, speak with a Veteran and more! This program is designed for 4th – 12th graders.

4. KidX Summer Series 2021 at Polaris Fashion Place

Fridays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM head to Polaris Fashion Place for KidX Summer Series! This Friday the theme is Heroes and Villains! 

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5. Final Food Truck Friday at the House for ’21 at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

The final Food Truck Friday of the season includes Graeters, Loops and Cousins Maine Lobster! Hours are 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

6. Preschoolers: Creeking at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Wade in the creek to discover critters that live there on Friday at 12:30 PM or 2:00 PM.

7. Secrets of the Park: Touch a Truck at Sharon Woods Metro Park

Learn about working in the Metro Park and meet the people and equipment behind the job. Touch and explore trucks, tractors and more! This event takes place on Friday between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter.

8. Night Under the Stars and Movie at Wyman Woods Park

Set up a tent and sleep out in Wyman Woods on Friday night at 7:00 PM! There will be a campfire and snacks plus a movie at sunset. Register in advance by July 30.

9. Outdoor Movie Night at Linworth Road Church

This event features the movie Meet the Robinson’s. Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Movie begins around 8:45 PM on Friday.

10. FIT4MOM Columbus North’s Free Family Anniversary Party at Highbanks Metro Park

This is a free family event for anyone interested in FIT4MOM Columbus North! There will be a work out, playdate, giveaways and more on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

11. Family Fun Fest at The Crossing Community Church

This free event on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM features food, games, a bounce house obstacle course, a visit from firefighters and more! 

12. Monster Jam in Columbus at Nationwide Arena

Monster Jam is coming to Columbus! Show times are Saturday at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Sunday at 1:00 PM. Tickets available online.

13. Insect Chorus Walk at Blacklick Woods Metro Park

Learn about insects and then take a half mile walk to listen for them at 2:00 PM on Saturday!

14. Ohio Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Family Day Festival

The festival kicks off with a presentation of the 2021 Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the event will feature family activity booths from COSI, Girl Scouts, Girls on the Run, Ohio Library and more! There will also be food trucks, live music, statehouse tours, and other family entertainment will occur throughout the day culminating with a free concert by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at 5:30 PM.

15. Cardboard Boat Race at Grandview Heights Municipal Pool

Participate in a cardboard boat race across the Grandview Heights Municipal Pool on Sunday at 4:00 PM. Register by August 1. Spots are limited.

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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 23-25, 2021

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids 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. Franklin County Fair

Franklin County Fair runs July 19-25 and includes shows, live music, demolition derby, rides, games, and much more!

2. 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!

3. Friday Fun Days at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Friday mornings from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM in July families can visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum for $5/person and participate in family fun enrichment activities, take a private tour, speak with a Veteran and more! This program is designed for 4th – 12th graders.

4. Too Good Eats Cafe at The Hills Market Downtown

Visit the Too Good Eats Cafe popping up at The Hills Market Downtown on Fridays from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM for a popsicle bar and artisan drinks!

5. KidX Summer Series 2021 at Polaris Fashion Place

Fridays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM head to Polaris Fashion Place for KidX Summer Series! This Friday the theme is Olympics! 

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 6. Lancaster Festival

The Lancaster Festival runs July 23-31 and includes musical performances, art activities for kids, family-friendly concerts, and more! Saturday is the Festival Fair Day at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds which features kid-friendly events all day including train rides, emergency vehicles, crafts, llamas and more! Adults are $5 and kids are free!

7. Tween Glow Party at The Five Party & Event Center

Drop off your kids ages 11-14 on Friday at 6:30 PM for a fun night including food, trivia, games and more! Register online.

8. OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at X Church

Enjoy a free showing of Minions outside on the lawn. Popcorn and cotton candy will be provided! Movie starts at 8:00 PM on Friday night.

9. Back to School Reveal @ Once Upon A Child

All 6 Columbus locations of Once Upon a Child will be releasing some of their best brands and good condition clothing for back to school shopping on July 24 & 25!

10. Open Barn Days 2021 at Sunrise Sanctuary

Purchase your tickets online to visit the animals at Sunrise Sanctuary! Open Barn Days happen once a month. Hours are 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Saturday.

11. German Village Makers Market

Shop tons of local vendors, crafters and food trucks in the heart of German Village. Hours are Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

12. Christmas in July at Center Street Market

Celebrate Christmas in July with kid-friendly fun including a dunk tank, Kidz Bop, stilt walkers, crafts and more on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

13. Christmas in July with Santa & Holiday Friends at Coffman Pavillion

On Sunday from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM join Santa and Mrs. Claus for Christmas in July. There will be singing and dancing, stories and pictures! Purchase tickets 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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 16-18, 2021

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids 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. Friday Fun Days at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Friday mornings from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM in July families can visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum for $5/person and participate in family fun enrichment activities, take a private tour, speak with a Veteran and more! This program is designed for 4th – 12th graders.

3. Too Good Eats Cafe at The Hills Market Downtown

Visit the Too Good Eats Cafe popping up at The Hills Market Downtown on Fridays from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM for a popsicle bar and artisan drinks!

4. KidX Summer Series 2021 at Polaris Fashion Place

Fridays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM head to Polaris Fashion Place for KidX Summer Series! This Friday the theme is Beat the Heat! 

5. Popcorn Pops at Columbus Commons

This Friday night concert by Columbus Symphony is designed with kids in mind. Pre-concert activities begin at 5:30 PM and the concert begins at 7:00 and last one hour. The theme is All the Colors of Columbus. Tickets are available online. Kids up to age 12 are free with a paying adult. Stay afterwards for the free movie night (details below)!

6. Friday Nights Uptown in Marysville

Head to Uptown Marysville for live music and food beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday!

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7. Music in the Park and Cruise-In Car Show at Stradley Place

Enjoy classic rock music by The Gas Pump Jockeys and a classic car show! There will be kids activities, Kona Ice and live dance performances! Activities begin at 6:00 PM on Friday.

Related: Columbus Outdoor and Drive-In Movie Experiences for Summer 2021

8. Family Paint Night at The Five Party & Event Center

Family Paint Night includes open play, craft supplies and refreshments! $15/person or $45 for a family of 4. Begins at 6:00 PM on Friday. Register online.

9. FREE Dinner LUAU Skate at Skate Zone 71

On Friday night from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM paid admission includes skate rental, a slice of cheese pizza and a drink and a free lei necklace.

10. Movies Under The Stars- JAWS at Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association

Watch the movie Jaws (rated PG) on the lawn at Green Lawn Abbey. Food truck will be available beginning at 6:30 PM until the movie starts at dusk on Friday. $5/person.

11. Movie on the Lawn: SING at Compassion Christian Church 

Enjoy a night of karaoke beginning at 8:00 PM and the movie Sing at 9:00 PM. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chair! 

12. Free Movie Night at Columbus Commons

Watch a free movie under the stars at 8:15 PM on Friday night at Columbus Commons. The movie is Trolls World Tour.

13. Croc Talk – Presented by Newport Aquarium at Pickerington Public Library

Learn about crocodiles, alligators and more from an expert from Newport Aquarium on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Register online.

14. Meet and greet with Chuck and the Author of Bonded by Battle at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

This Rescue Dog reading on Saturday at 10:00 AM includes the author Nancy Roe Pimm, Sergeant Charles Shuck and rescue dogs! This event will be held at Upper Arlington’s Mallway Park and Veteran’s Plaza.

15. July Saturday Art Brunch at 3060 Gallery

Visit 3060 Gallery and other local businesses during Saturday’s Art Brunch from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM which also includes live jazz music and Broke Johnny food truck. 

16. 10TV and Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure at Highbanks Metro Park

This free event includes outdoor activities for all ages such as zip lining, a waterslide, creeking and more! There will also be food trucks on site, live animals and the 10TV news team! Event takes place on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

17. Lancaster Family Fun Fest

On Saturday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM enjoy an outdoor concert, games, food and a kids play zone at Alley Park in Lancaster. 

18. Beach Days “Sand Jar w/ Irish Charm” (Kraft Session) at Dublin Toy Emporium

Complete a craft and go on a themed hunt in the toy store! Register in advance for a session on Saturday afternoon.

19. Summer Fruit Pottery Workshop at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Paint your favorite summer fruit on a potter plate on Sunday at 2:00 PM. Registration required.

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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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