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, May 7-9, 2021

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 14 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.

3. Drawing with Sheldon the Snail with Grandview Public Library

Learn to draw with Sheldon the Snail and Miss Jean from Grandview Heights Public Library! This event will take place on Facebook Live on Friday at 10:30 AM.

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4. Uptown Friday Night in Uptown Westerville

Enjoy live music and artists throughout Uptown Westerville on the first, second and third Fridays, May through September.

5. Movie On The Lawn – Inside Out Hosted by C3 Church

Watch the movie Inside Out on the lawn at C3 Church. Free snacks will be offered! The lot opens at 8:30 PM on Friday night and the movie begins at 9:00 PM.

6. Drive in Movie at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park

Watch a free drive-in movie (A League of Their Own) at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park on Friday at 8:30 PM! There will be a food truck on site. Registration is required.

7. Wheels and Waffles at Hilliard’s Station Park

Ride the Heritage Rail Trail in Hillard and enjoy waffles to go from Coffee Connections, live music, candy and a take home craft! This event takes place Saturday at 9:00 AM. Registration is required.

8. Touch-A-Truck in Pickerington

Kids can see and hear their favorite emergency response vehicles, construction trucks and more on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

9. Online Storytime with Andy J. Pizza and Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

Enjoy an online story time with illustrator Andy J. Pizza where he will read his new picture book, Pizza with Everything On It! This is recommended for kids ages 5-8 and takes place on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Register online.

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

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.

11. Mother’s Day at the Zoo

Mothers and grandmothers receive free admission to the Columbus Zoo when accompanied by at least one of their children or grandchildren. Tickets for the children/grandchildren must be purchased in advance.

12. Outdoor Mother’s Day Craft Market at BrewDog

Shop an outdoor market on Sunday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM featuring handmade goods! Dogs welcome!

13. Military Appreciation Month at Skate Zone 71

Active and retired military professionals will receive free admission on Sundays in May from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ID required.

14. Mother’s Day Canvas Class at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio

Paint a panel of a Mother’s Day canvas set together! This event takes place on Sunday and there are times available at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Register online. 

 

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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!

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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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*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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