What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 11-13, 2020

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Looking for something to do this Weekend? Try out one of these 10 family-friendly 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:


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Olentangy Indian Caverns

Looking for a local field trip to keep the kiddos learning beyond their screens? Just 20 minutes north of Columbus you’ll find an unexpected destination for young explorers: Olentangy Indian Caverns
 
Take a tour through the cave where Native Americans once lived. 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 Indian Caverns from 9:30am – 5pm every day through October 31.


1. Sidewalk Doodles at Grandview Heights Public Library

Visit the interactive chalk doodle on the east side of the library building! You can visit all weekend from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Post your picture with the artwork to be entered to win a prize.

2. Ohio Open Doors

From September 11-20, 2020 you can visit Ohio’s historic buildings and landmarks virtually. There will be special virtual events, virtual content to view at any time, and walking, hiking and driving tours!

3. U-Pick Honeycrisp The Orchard and Company

On Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM you can pick Honeycrisp apples! On Saturday, the market, cafe and farmyard activities will open for the season.

4. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

Pick your own apples, enjoy the Story Stroll, food tucks and other orchard activities! Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

5. StoryTale Bike Tours: Art & Education

Bike through the city to visit cultural landmarks like Lincoln Theater, King Arts Distrcit, the Long Street Bridge and more! There will be experienced cyclists for guides, and a talk from Malik Moore. You can bring your own bike or borrow a bike for free. Tickets are $25/person and limited. You must register in advance. The ride starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday.

6. Velvet Ice Cream’s Fall Into Fall

This outdoor event on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM features vendors selling homemade crafts, a fishing tournament, and of course, ice cream!

7. September Grown-Up & Me // Apple Pickin’ at Art with Anna

On Saturday from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM you and your child (age 3 and up) can paint an apple themed project! Let them get messy! $15/couple.

8. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, admission for the day offers access to hay rides, mini golf, swimming, paddle boating, and pony rides! Trail rides are available at an additional cost. Visit animals and more! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

9. Columbus Symphony Community Concert at McConnell Arts Center

This outdoor concert takes place outside at the McConnel Arts Center on Sunday at 2:00 PM and lasts about 45 minutes. Free tickets are limited. RSVP online.

10. Columbus Symphony Community Concert at Columbus Museum of Art

This outdoor concert takes place outside at the Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday at 2:00 PM and lasts about 45 minutes. Attendance at this concert is on a first-come, first serve basis.

–>> Need more ideas? 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, September 4-7, 2020 Labor Day Weekend

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Looking for something to do over Labor Day Weekend? Try out one of these 13 family-friendly 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. School’s Out Open House at Glass Axis

Reserve your spot in advance for kids 18 and under to make a glass art project for any age! Friday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 

2. Labor Day Family Value Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Purchase a Family Value wristband for $15 for ages 12 and up and $9 for ages 11 and under. The wristband is good for unlimited play, all day! Activities include mini golf, batting cages, driving range, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral, a wagon ride and more! This deal will be available September 4-7, 2020.

3. Wag Wilderness Walk

WAG! Fest has been canceled due to COVID, but its organizers and Franklin Co Metro Parks came together to reimagine what they could do this year in order to address a serious issue: people are unable to feed their pets due to financial hardship in the wake of this pandemic and pet food pantries are in high demand.

Knowing this, the producers of WAG! Fest and its partners came up with the WAG! Wilderness Walk. This is a self-guided dog walk, where people can register and walk their dog socially distanced at their convenience at any time during Labor Day weekend at any Metro Park in central Ohio. ALL proceeds will go to Columbus Humane Pet Food Assistance Program! Register at the link!

4. SummerFEST with ProMusica

Purchase your tickets ahead of time for these drive-in, socially distant concerts by ProMusica! Options this weekend include Friday at  7:00 PM in Headley Park in Gahanna, Saturday at 7:00 PM in Headley Park in Gahanna and Sunday at 5:00 PM in Dublin Coffman Park. (Read on for a kid-friendly concert this weekend at Main Library!)

5. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

On Harvest Saturdays you can pick your own apples, enjoy orchard activities and food trucks! The farm will be open this Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 

6. Sunflower Pick and Pics at Lohstroh Family Farm

Pick sunflowers at Lohstroh Family Farm for $5/person. Price includes 1 sunflower and additional flowers can be purchased for $1 each. Hours are Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Labor Day 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

7. Saturday Studio Art Canvas // Rainbow Cactus Art with Anna

Saturday at 9:30 AM, paint a Rainbow Cactus! Ages 4 and up. You must register before 8:00 AM on Saturday. 

8. Hello Kitty Cafe Truck East – Columbus Appearance

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be at Easton on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM selling treats and merchandise near Crate&Barrel.

9. DIY Butterfly Bash at Blendon Woods Metro Park

Learn about butterflies as you complete the self-guided Butterfly Challenge Trail! Look for butterflies, learn how to start your own butterfly garden, do a craft and more! You can do this activity any time between 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday through Monday (Labor Day)!

10. Musical Storytime with ProMusica at Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Library)

Reserve your ticket in advance for this free outdoor Musical Storytime on Saturday at 11:00 AM! This musical experience is perfect for preschoolers and features story and song, letters and physically distant activities!

11. Frozen Meet/Greet & Open House at Paulettes Princess Parties

Visit with the Frozen Sisters for singing, dancing and socially distant pictures! Two time slots are available on Saturday: 10:00 and 10:30 AM. This is a free opportunity to learn about opportunities and upcoming classes at Paulette’s Palace and Productions. Register in advance.

12. Cowvin’s Corny Maze Open Weekends at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Cowvin’s Corny Maze is open on Saturdays and Sundays at Young’s Jersey Dairy beginning at 11:00 AM through 6:00 PM. Price is $7.50/person. Age 4 and under are free. Children age 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Price includes a wagon ride to and from the maze!

13. Free Dinner Night at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd.

This Sunday night from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM $9/person admission includes skate rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza and a small drink. 

–>> Need more ideas? 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 28-30, 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. School’s Out Open House at Glass Axis

Reserve your spot in advance for kids 18 and under to make a glass art project for any age! Friday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 

2. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night at 7:00 PM there will be a concert by Pop Gun (Classic Rock/Pop tribute). Register in advance if you want to attend!

3. Gift of Music Student Instrument Drive 

This is a music instrument drive that hopes to collect hundreds of unused, forgotten instruments left in peoples garages, attics and basements, which will all be donated to Columbus City Schools’ students. If you have kids (or you yourself) who went through an instrument phase (whether that be because of their music program at school, marching band, etc.) and have since lost interest or moved on, you can donate that instrument this weekend and next at one of 11 drop off locations! (See link for details!)

4. U-pick Zestar Apples at Orchard and Co.

On Saturday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and  Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM you can pick Zestar apples. $15 peck and $25 half bushel.

5. Sweet Carrot Bexley Pop-Up at Kittie’s Cakes

Note: Due to the weather forecast, this event has been cancelled. However, you can still order a Pickup Pack to pick up in Grandview or Bexley! Order here. Get your Sweet Carrot fix at their pop up at Kittie’s Cakes Bexley Cafe on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. There will be griddled corn cakes and mac ’n’ cheese topped with brisket or Ohio chicken meatballs!

6. Virtual Scrawl

This year, the Urban Scrawl festival will be live-streamed on Saturday, August 29th from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM from artists’ homes and studios! Artists will be live-streaming throughout the day and/or sharing photos and videos of their progress!

7. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, admission for the day offers access to hay rides, mini golf, swimming, paddle boating, and pony rides! Trail rides are available at an additional cost. Visit animals and more! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

8. Back to School Party at United Skates of America

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, bring an new School supply item for donation to receive a $2.00 Admission.

9. Open Barn Days at Sunrise Sanctuary

Visit Sunrise Sanctuary in Marysville on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to visit the animals and learn about them! Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Children 3 and under are free.

10. Pay our Rent Sale at Canvas Creations For You

Help Canvas Creations pay their rent by shopping for hand-painted canvases, wood crafts, mask holders, take home kits and more! The sale takes place on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

–>> 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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