What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, June 18-20, 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!

*many events are being cancelled or changed due to weather, please click the link to confirm details before attending!

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. Food Truck Friday at NCH

Head to the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion for lunch on Friday between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. 

3. Music in the Park at Stradley Place

Music in the park begins at 6:00 PM on Friday and includes a Touch-A-Tractor event for kids!

4. Summer Sock Hop Party at The Five Party & Event Center

Kids can dress in 50’s attire for this night of games, food and music on Friday from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Register online. 

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5. All American Circus in London, OH

This family circus takes place at Madison County Fairgrounds in London on Friday night at 7:00 PM.

6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Screening at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts

Watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at the McCoy Center on Friday at 7:30 PM. This is a free event but registration is required. This movie is rated PG 13.

7. Friday Flicks at Hilliard Municipal Park

Friday Flicks include a drive in movie (The Mighty Ducks) this Friday at 9:30 PM at Roger A Reynolds Municipal Park. Food trucks will be on site.

8. Free Drive-In Movie! at CrossRoads Baptist Church

Watch Toy Story 4 on the big screen on Friday night at 9:30 PM. Refreshments will be available.

9. Juneteenth Events

Click the link for an extensive round up of events celebrating the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. There are several family-friendly events on the list!

10. Columbus VIP Princess Party at Greater Columbus Convention Center

Meet princesses, enjoy stories, songs, dances and more at the Convention Center on Saturday at 9:00 AM! Tickets are available online.

11. Author/Illustrator Jacob Grant – Online Book Launch

Celebrate the launch of the book No Pants with author Jacob Grant on Saturday at 10:00 AM. This is a virtual event. Register online.

12. Polaris Makers Market

This is a two day, outdoor event held at the Lifestyle Pavilion at Polaris Fashion Place on Saturday and Sunday! There will be local makers selling handmade products plus activities for kids!

13. June Saturday Art Brunch at 3060 Artworks

Art Brunch takes place on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and features live music, pop up artists, a food truck and more!

14. Pollinator Palooza at Franklin Park Conservatory

Celebrate birds, bees and butterflies at this free event in the Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Events include, a walk in the garden, The Bugman, Stinger from the Columbus Blue Jackets, live music, food demonstrations, food trucks and more!This event does not include admission to the Conservatory.

15. Family Creeking at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Meet at the Ranger Station at 11:00 AM on Saturday to learn about animals in the creek and go creeking! Closed-toed shoes required.

16. Hot Dog Skate at United Skates of America

Free hot dog with each paid admission on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

17. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

Summer Fun Days on the Farm include farm experiences, hay rides and miniature golf. Pony rides are included as well as pond swimming and paddle boating! Activities take place on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Tickets available online.

18. FREE Snow Cone Skate at Skate Zone 71

Free snow cone with each paid admission on Saturday from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 

19. Westside Community Summer Bash at Westgate Park

Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM head to Westgate Park for arts and crafts, free food, live DJ, bounce house, community resources and more!

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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, June 11-13, 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. Jurassic Quest Drive Thru at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

From June 4-13, 2021 Jurassic Quest will be at the Ohio Expo Center for a drive through dinosaur event! Buy tickets online! Price is per vehicle.

3. Brain Freeze Friday Skate at United Skates of America

Everyone gets a free small Icee with full paid admission on Friday between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM!

4. Polaris Night Market at Polaris Fashion Place

The Polaris Night Market is an open-air market featuring live music, local shopping, food trucks, art, a pop-up beer garden and fun activities. Hours are Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

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5. Franklinton Friday at 400 Square

Visit the open studios at 400 West Rich and Chromedge Studios on Friday night from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. There will be a solo exhibition in the Promenade Gallery and Friendship Flea on site. You can also head over to Franklinton Fridays Music Series at Land-Grant Brewing Company!

6. Friday Nights Uptown in Marysville

Head to Uptown Marysville for live music from McGuffey Lane, food and family-friendly fun on Friday night from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM!

7. Drive In Movie at Mountview Christian Church

Join in UA Parks & Rec for Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The movie begins at 7:30 PM on Friday. Tickets must be reserved in advance.

8. Trash to Treasure Yard Sales in Olde Towne East

Search for bargains at this annual yard sale in Olde Town East. The sale will take place on Saturday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM!

9. Sesame Street Storytime (Livestream) with Westerville Public Library

Log on to Facebook for a live Sesame Street Storytime with Westerville Public Library. The story time will take place on Saturday at 10:00 AM.

10. The Green Lawn Abbey Crypt-ique

Shop this annual yard sale at Green Lawn Abbey featuring local artisans and vendors on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. There will be food trucks and open tours of the Abbey.

11. Virtual Storytime – Author Andrea Pfeiffer

Register for this online story time with Ohio author Andrea Pfeiffer. The story time takes place on Saturday at 11:00 AM.

12. Father’s Day Makers Event at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Create a customized piece of pottery for Dad! Reserve your spot online for Saturday between 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

13. Glow Skate with Skato! at United Skates of America

On Saturday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM get a free glow stick with each full paid admission and meet Skato!

14. Kayaking and Ice Cream in Delaware

On Saturday at 1:00 PM to learn the basics of kayaking and take a 30 minute free float then head to Sticky Fingers for a free double scoop of ice cream!

15. DJ Skato Skate Party at Skate Zone 71

Be a DJ during the DJ Skato Skate Party on Saturday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Kids can announce a song from the DJ booth, play games and more!

16. Grown-Up & Me Whales Class at Purple Dog Art Studio

Paint a pair of whales in this grown-up and me class on Saturday from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Register online.

17. Rainbow Love, A Sunday Funday event in Old Worthington

Head to Old Worthington for a family-friendly celebration of diversity on Sunday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

18. Sprouts Night Out at Hilliard’s Station Park

Take the kids to Hilliard’s Station Park from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Sunday night for a live DJ, petting zoo, stilt walkers, balloon twisters, crafts to go and more! This is a free event.

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, June 4-6, 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. Jurassic Quest Drive Thru at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

From June 4-13, 2021 Jurassic Quest will be at the Ohio Expo Center for a drive through dinosaur event! Buy tickets online! Price is per vehicle.

3. National Donut Day Event at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

On Friday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM you can create a donut themed project to celebrate National Donut Day! An online reservation is required.


Sponsored by Olentangy Indian Caverns

Looking for family-friendly outdoor adventures to keep the kiddos learning beyond their screens? Just 20 minutes north of Columbus you’ll find an unexpected destination for young explorers: Olentangy Caverns

Take a self-guided tour through the cave (perfect for little adventurers who want to wander at their own pace). 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 Caverns from 9:30am – 5pm every day through October 31.


4. Uptown Friday Nights in Uptown Westerville

Uptown Friday nights happen on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays through September and include live music and artists throughout Uptown Westerville!

5. Downtown Delaware First Friday!

First Friday in Delaware includes vendors, live music and entertainers! Hours are 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

6. Parent’s Night Out at The Five Party & Event Center

Register online for Parents Night out from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM on Friday. The event includes pizza, snacks, games crafts, a movie and more! Space is limited!

7. Outdoor Movie Night: Raya and the Last Dragon at Hilliard Church of Christ

The movie Raya and the Last Dragon will be shown at dusk on Friday night. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

8. Movie On The Lawn – Raya & the Last Dragon at C3 Church

The movie Raya and the Last Dragon will be shown on the lawn at 9:00 PM on Friday. There will be free popcorn and snacks!

9. Celebration of Science Day with COSI

To commemorate the official re-opening of COSI on June 3, and fresh off the heels of being voted the #1 Science Museum in the country for the second year in a row, COSI is announcing a citywide ‘Celebration of Science Day’ on Saturday June 5!

This daylong celebration invites individuals, families and organizations to take time to publicly ‘thank science,’ and take part in an activity that celebrates science or supports science literacy. Click the link for ideas on how to celebrate plus info on how to visit COSI when they reopen on Thursday!

10. Summer Roller Skate Lessons at Skate Zone 71

Learn to skate on Saturdays in June from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Skate Zone!

11. Layla and the Bots Cupcake Fix – Virtual Book Launch with Cover to Cover Books

Register online for this virtual book release taking place on Saturday at 11:00 AM.

12. The Works 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Works at this free event from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM! There will be outdoor activities, new SciDome shows, giveaways and more! Tickets must be reserved online!

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13. Heritage Celebration at Century Village

This event will include an Ohio Village Muffins “base ball” game, tours of historical buildings, reenactments and fun history lessons! Hours are 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday.

14. Sunflower Saturday at Sharon Woods Metro Park

On Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM you can plant a sunflower seed and make a flower craft! This event takes place at the Naturalist Office.

15. Mini Put Put & 2 Candy Golf Balls at Dublin Toy Emporium

RSVP for this event to make breakable candies with goodies inside! $10/crafter. Times are available on Saturday afternoon.

16. Adventure Awaits Canvas Workshop at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Create an “Adventure Awaits” canvas on Sunday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Register online.

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