What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 14-16, 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. KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place

This kid-friendly event takes place outside at the Lifestyle Center Fountain from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays. This year the event will be a completely DRIVE-THRU event that includes music, crafts, characters and free ice cream! This is the last event of this summer and this week’s theme is Back to School Bash.

2. Visit the Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory 

Visit this outdoor railroad on display in the Grand Mallway through January 2021! The display is made from items found in nature, miniature garden, waterfalls and magical scenes! You must purchase your ticket in advance to visit the Conservatory!

3. Free Dinner Night at Skate Zone 71

Friday night from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM your admission price includes a lice of cheese pizza and a small drink.

4. Paint and Tea Party at The Glass Slipper

On Friday nigh from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, each parent and child pair will work together to create a hand painted print and enjoy a tea party together. Additional children are extra. Great for ages 3 and up.

5. Virtual Ballet: Fool’s Paradise by BalletMet

If you’re looking for a cultural experience, tune into a live performance on Fool’s Paradise from BalletMet Friday night at 7:00 PM! This performance will be available to watch online for 72 hours (through August 17).

6. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night there will be a Concert by FLIPPO performing Stuck in the ’70’s (1970’s tribute). Register in advance if you want to attend!

7. COSI’s Free Camp Out

On Friday from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM you can take part in a virtual COSI event featuring hands on science and activities, special guests, a dance party and more! When you RSVP you will receive a field guide and instructions!

8. Flicks in the Park in Hilliard

Register for the drive in movie Friday night at the Community Center in Hilliard. The movie starts at 9:15 PM and Tropical Chill Food Truck will be on site!

9. Pancakes, Ponies and Putt Putt at Marmon Valley Farm

If you’re looking for a short road trip, this Saturday from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM you can eat pancakes, play miniature golf and kids 11 and under can ride ponies! Register in advance!

10. Carryout Food Truck Rally at Ohio History Center

Pre-order and do a “truckside” pick up at your favorite food truck this Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the parking lot of the Ohio History Connection!

–>> 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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*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, August 7-9, 2020

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If you’re 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. KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place

This kid-friendly event takes place outside at the Lifestyle Center Fountain from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays. This year the event will be a completely DRIVE-THRU event that includes music, crafts, characters and free ice cream! This week’s theme is Pirates and Princesses.

2. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night they will be showing the movie Onward. Register in advance if you want to attend!

3. Georgie Home Pop Up at Fine Feather

Popping up at Fine Feather is Georgie Home, a collection of bath textiles by Lauren Wager and Laura Sullivan, 2 designers who met while working at L Brands. They dreamed of having a collaboration where they would create simple, thoughtful designs for the home. Georgie’s first collection “Phoenix” consists of patterned bath and hand towels in a palette of 4 colors that would look beautiful in any bath. Georgie will be available at Fine Feather for a limited engagement of 2 weeks, July 30 – August 15.

4. Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

From Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

  • An item of clothing priced at $75 or less;
  • An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and
  • An item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.

5. Legends LIVE!

Join Pelotonia on Friday night at 7:00 PM at for a live 60 minute broadcast featuring special guests (like Sheryl Crow and Sanjay Gupta), stories from the community and more information about this year’s My Pelotonia platform!

6. Visit the Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory 

Visit this outdoor railroad on display in the Grand Mallway through January 2021! The display is made from items found in nature, miniature garden, waterfalls and magical scenes! You must purchase your ticket in advance to visit the Conservatory!

7. Back To School Free Family Fun Fest at Gander Outdoors

Northwest Columbus JBF and Pretty As A Princess are putting on a free party where you can get Marshall from Paw Patrol in a socially distant style, play games, win prizes and more on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Get your free ticket online. This is taking place in the old Gander Mountain location.

8. Saturday Storytime Specials (Lifestream) at Westerville Public Library

Join Westerville Public Library for a live story time on Facebook on Saturday at 10:00 AM! This week’s theme is a Pinkalicious Party! There will be stories, dancing, rhymes and activities!

9. Pride of Ohio Drive-In Movie Series: Ready Player One

Register in advance for this free drive-in movie featuring Ready Player One on Saturday at either 4:30 PM or 8:30 PM! You can add a Snack Pack or Water to your reservation for an additional cost. The movie will be shown in the south parking lot of Ohio History Center.

10. August Family Paint // Ice Cream Sundae at Art with Anna

Come with your family to paint together on Sunday at 11:00 AM! This week’s theme is Ice Cream Sundae! $15/artist. Register in advance.

–>> 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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*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 31-August 2, 2020

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If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity for this Weekend, try out one of these 10 Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities with the kids this weekend!

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

1. KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place

This kid-friendly event takes place outside at the Lifestyle Center Fountain from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays. This year the event will be a completely DRIVE-THRU event that includes music, crafts, characters and free ice cream! This week’s theme is Dr. Doolittle and Friends.

2. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night there will be a band called The Goldsberrys. Register in advance if you want to attend!

3. Annual Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at The Fat Girl Bakery

This Friday at 6:30, celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a sample of Harry’s birthday cake, photo ops, and HP themed baked goods for purchase! Come in costume!

4. Night Under the Stars

Register in advance for this Friday night camp out in Wyman Woods Park. At sunset they will show the movie Abominable on the outdoor screen.

5. Open Crafting at Creative Art Bar Hilliard

RSVP in advance for this open crafting time for all ages on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM! There will be a full menu of DIY projects to choose from!

6. OH SNAP! Alligator vs. Croc! (Kraft-n-Play In Store) at Kreation’s Play Kafe

On Sunday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, create a felt crocodile, play a game with fun questions about Alligators and Crocodiles to win prizes! Reserve your spot ahead of time!

7. Art Around the World from Lancaster Festival

The Lancaster Festival might have been cancelled this year, but your kids can watch this video containing a virtual art lesson. There will be a total of 5 art projects (keep an eye on their FB page) and the first one (in this video) is an African mask project and it is appropriate for a wide range of ages.

8. Kindergarten Success Camp

Sign up your incoming Kindergarteners for Virtual Kindergarten Success Camp with Columbus Library! There are 9 sessions that include short videos and printable activity sheets. There will also be two live teacher-led events on Crowdcast.

9. Visit the Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory 

Visit this outdoor railroad on display in the Grand Mallway through January 2021! The display is made from items found in nature, miniature garden, waterfalls and magical scenes! You must purchase your ticket in advance to visit the Conservatory!

10. Just Imagine That! with Joanie Calem

Enjoy a Facebook Live Summer Reading Club program from the Upper Arlington Library featuring a sing-a-long with Joanie Calem.

–>> 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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*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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