What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 30-September 2, 2019: Labor Day Weekend

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio over Labor Day Weekend? Here are over 50 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend, including Labor Day!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – Young’s Labor Day Family Value Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy – this weekend only, take advantage of the Family Value wristband which is good for all day and unlimited fun at Young’s Dairy! The wristband included unlimited play at Udders & Putters, batting cages, driving range, Moovers & Shakers, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral, Cowvin’s Corny Maze and Wagon Rides! $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for 11 and under.

10:00 AM – Tots on the Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a slow-paced hike with your toddler. Ages 1-4.

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – apples available to pick over Labor Day Weekend will be Macintosh, Honeycrisp (beginning the 31st) and Gala!

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this festival celebrates Greek culture and takes place all weekend featuring dancing, live music, vendors, food, live performances, educational opportunities and more! Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free. Admission is good for the entire weekend after you visit once!

5:00 PM – Obetz Zucchini Festival at Fortress Obetz – this festival celebrates all things zucchini and features live music, a car show, parade, free concerts, and Kids Day on Monday!

5:00 PM – Family Friday Night at COSI – COSI stays open late on the last Friday of the month with reduced admission!

6:00 PM – An Evening of Dance with BalletMet at Bicentennial Park Scioto Mile – watch a performance by BalletMet outside on the Scioto Mile. This will be a preview of the 2019/20 season!

6:00 PM – Movie Night at Deer Haven Park – watch the movie JAWS beginning at 9:00 PM. Enjoy activities and get some Sticky Fingers ice cream before the movie starts!

7:00 PM – St Michael Festival 2019 – this annual event takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes live music, a silent auction and casino, kiddie land, carnival rides, bake sale and more! 

7:00 PM – Campfire & S’Mores – make s’mores around the campfire!


A BIG Thanks to Olentangy Indian Caverns for sponsoring this post!

Olentangy Indian Caverns

Looking for more adventures to finish off your summer? Just 20 minutes north of Columbus you’ll find an unexpected destination for explorers young and old: 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. 


SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Summer Bird Walks at Emily Traphagen Park – all skill levels are welcome at this walk to look for birds. Ages 7 and up.

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – Honeycrisp Picking at Branstool Orchards – Honeycrisp apples will be available to pick as well as several other varieties. 

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

10:00 AM – Young’s Labor Day Family Value Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy – this weekend only, take advantage of the Family Value wristband which is good for all day and unlimited fun at Young’s Dairy! The wristband included unlimited play at Udders & Putters, batting cages, driving range, Moovers & Shakers, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral, Cowvin’s Corny Maze and Wagon Rides! $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for 11 and under.

10:00 AM – Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival at Ohio Village – over 30 vintage base ball teams will come to Ohio Village to play 1860’s style base ball! There will be activities for kids, the chance to try 1860’s base ball yourself, and more!

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this festival celebrates Greek culture and takes place all weekend featuring dancing, live music, vendors, food, live performances, educational opportunities and more! Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free. Admission is good for the entire weekend after you visit once!

11:00 AM – Celebrate Pollinators Day at Branstool Orchards – celebrate Pollinators Day with honey samples and education, learning about the Monarch Butterfly, painting rocks, plant sales and more!

11:00 AM – Ohio Wildlife Center at Franklin Park Conservatory – visit with a representative and animal resident from Ohio Wildlife Center. Included with admission or membership.

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – apples available to pick over Labor Day Weekend will be Macintosh, Honeycrisp (beginning the 31st) and Gala!

11:00 AM – Obetz Zucchini Festival at Fortress Obetz – this festival celebrates all things zucchini and features live music, a car show, parade, free concerts, and Kids Day on Monday!

12:00 PM – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival is free to attend and features live music, a farmer’s market, car show, quilt show, rides and games, food, zoo animals, COSI Science Spots, an ice cream social, parade and more! On Saturday, kids ride free from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

12:00 PM – World of Water Closing Weekend at Shale Hollow Park – learn the science behind storms! There will be a visit from COSI, a 5 ft wind tube and more!

12:00 PM – West Jefferson Ox Roast – this annual event takes place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and includes food vendors, a parade (on Saturday), contests, live music, kiddie tractor pull, a car show, rides and more!

5:00 PM – The Grandview Hop in Grandview Heights – this free event features live music, vendors and activities along Grandview Ave.!

5:00 PM – St Michael Festival 2019 – this annual event takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes live music, a silent auction and casino, kiddie land, carnival rides, bake sale and more! 

5:30 PM – Free Concert featuring St. Paul and the Broken Bones at Columbus Commons – head to the Columbus Commons for a free concert! A bar and food trucks will be available. 

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

10:00 AM – Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory – on the first Sunday of each month, the Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours of 10am to 5pm.

10:00 AM – Young’s Labor Day Family Value Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy – this weekend only, take advantage of the Family Value wristband which is good for all day and unlimited fun at Young’s Dairy! The wristband included unlimited play at Udders & Putters, batting cages, driving range, Moovers & Shakers, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral, Cowvin’s Corny Maze and Wagon Rides! $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for 11 and under.

10:00 AM – Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival at Ohio Village – over 30 vintage base ball teams will come to Ohio Village to play 1860’s style base ball! There will be activities for kids, the chance to try 1860’s base ball yourself, and more!

10:30 AM  – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival is free to attend and features live music, a farmer’s market, car show, quilt show, rides and games, food, zoo animals, COSI Science Spots, an ice cream social, parade and more! On Saturday, kids ride free from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

11:00 AM – Obetz Zucchini Festival at Fortress Obetz – this festival celebrates all things zucchini and features live music, a car show, parade, free concerts, and Kids Day on Monday!

11:00 AM – Apple Picking at Cherry Hawk Farm – apples available to pick over Labor Day Weekend will be Macintosh, Honeycrisp (beginning the 31st) and Gala!

12:00 PM – West Jefferson Ox Roast – this annual event takes place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and includes food vendors, a parade (on Saturday), contests, live music, kiddie tractor pull, a car show, rides and more!

12:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this festival celebrates Greek culture and takes place all weekend featuring dancing, live music, vendors, food, live performances, educational opportunities and more! Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free. Admission is good for the entire weekend after you visit once!

12:30 PM – Bird Tunnel Party – this is a kid-friendly dance party inside the bird tunnel! Donations will be accepted for Bridgeway Academy, a local school for children with autism.

2:00 PM – For Families: Tram Ride at Highbanks Metro Park – hop aboard the tram for a ride around the park.

2:00 PM – Monarch Mania at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 2 mile walk to look for migrating butterflies and caterpillars. All ages.

3:00 PM – Labor Day Block Party in Bexley – this community event features a touch-a-truck, rock wall, live music, food, and more and flows into Bexley’s Main Event featuring the movie Star Wars – The Last Jedi at 8:15 PM.

4:00 PM – Family Creeking Adventure at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – explore the Big Darby Creek looking for fish, bugs and other creatures!

5:00 PM – St Michael Festival 2019 – this annual event takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes live music, a silent auction and casino, kiddie land, carnival rides, bake sale and more! 

7:00 PM – Main Event in Bexley – watch the movie Star Wars – The Last Jedi on Capital University’s Main Lawn.

MONDAY – Labor Day

10:00 AM – Labor Day Scavenger Hunt at Sharon Woods Metro Park – pick up a scavenger hunt in the Naturalist Office and return it completed for a prize! 

10:00 AM – Young’s Labor Day Family Value Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy – this weekend only, take advantage of the Family Value wristband which is good for all day and unlimited fun at Young’s Dairy! The wristband included unlimited play at Udders & Putters, batting cages, driving range, Moovers & Shakers, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral, Cowvin’s Corny Maze and Wagon Rides! $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for 11 and under.

10:00 AM – Labor Day Arts Festival at Northam Road Park – this free festival features local, regional and national artists with live music, art activities and a kid’s area!

10:30 AM  – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester – this festival is free to attend and features live music, a farmer’s market, car show, quilt show, rides and games, food, zoo animals, COSI Science Spots, an ice cream social, parade and more! On Saturday, kids ride free from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

11:00 AM – Labor Day Weekend Sale & Block Party Celebration at Tanger Outlets, Columbus – shop at the Tanger Outlets while also enjoy free lawn games, face painting and balloon art, a photo booth and food trucks!

11:00 AM – West Jefferson Ox Roast – this annual event takes place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and includes food vendors, a parade (on Saturday), contests, live music, kiddie tractor pull, a car show, rides and more!

11:00 AM – Columbus Greek Festival – this festival celebrates Greek culture and takes place all weekend featuring dancing, live music, vendors, food, live performances, educational opportunities and more! Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free. Admission is good for the entire weekend after you visit once!

12:00 PM – Obetz Zucchini Festival at Fortress Obetz – this festival celebrates all things zucchini and features live music, a car show, parade, free concerts, and Kids Day on Monday!

1:00 PM – Outdoor Adventure: Canoe and Kayak the Lake – take a canoe or kayak out on the lake. Kids must be able to fit in a life jacket to participate. Equipment is provided.

1:00 PM – Bug Out at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – explore and catch insects! All ages.

2:00 PM – For Families: Go Creeking at Highbanks Metro Park – explore the Olentangy River looking for animals.

2:00 PM – Monarch Monday at Blendon Woods Metro Park – learn about Monarch Butterflies and their epic journey. Meet at the Nature Center. 

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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.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 23-25, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

3:30 PM – Open Gaming for Kids and Teens at Bexley Public Library – youth ages 8-18 can play video games on a big screen, minecraft, board games, card games and more! 

4:00 PM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Tickets are available online or at the gate.

4:00 PM – African American Cultural Festival at Mayme Moore Park – this free festival features spoken word and dance performances, drum circles, live music, visual artists, a kids’ fun zone, health and wellness activities, educational opportunities and more!

6:00 PM – 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville – stroll the streets for special activities, music and businesses that stay open late! This month’s theme is Dog Days of Summer.

6:00 PM – 4th Fridays on the Lawn at Westerville Public Library  – enjoy a family-friendly activity on the front lawn of the library during Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday! This month includes an informal dog show! Register your pet or stuffed animal between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The show begins at 6:00 PM.

6:00 PM- Friday Night Float at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe out on the lake, all equipment provided! Kids must be able to fit into a life jacket to ride.

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School Dublin – this night is free for Members and includes an open swim. Non-members are $5/person or $15/family. First come first serve in the pool.

7:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

8:45 PM – Lights, Cameras, Movies at Polaris Fashion Place – watch a free movie in the Polaris Lifestyle Center, bring a blanket or chairs. This week’s movie is Shrek.


A BIG Thank You to Vertical Adventures for sponsoring this post!

Walls are meant for climbing. Local climbing gym, Vertical Adventures, is partnering with The North Face to support Global Climbing Day on Saturday, August 24. They are offering FREE climbing and rental gear for all first-time climbers from 2-5 PM. Plus enjoy Havana Mia Oh food truck, Free Beer, Live Music, and more!


SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. All equipment provided including life jackets!

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:30 AM – Saturday Studio Art // Recycled Robot at Art with Anna – kids ages 4 and up can make a recycled robot! Register online. $20/student.

10:00 AM – Mud & Madness at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – all ages can navigate a 1.5 mile fun and muddy obstacle course! Bring a towel!

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

10:00 AM – Author Visit: Marcy Campbell at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – enjoy a reading of the book Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse! by author Marcy Campbell. She will be available to sign copies of her book afterwards. 

10:00 AM – Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious at Kiddie Academy of Hilliard – enjoy a story time with Curious George and Pinkalicious! This is a free event but you need to RSVP online.

11:00 AM – Annual General Mayhem at BrewDog – this is a family-friendly event that includes, live music, craft beer, food trucks, games, and more! There will be shuttles from Columbus to the brewery in Canal Winchester available. Tickets available online. Use the code BREWDOGFAM for 50% off!

11:00 AM – Butterfly Pursuit at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 2.5 mile hike to learn how to identify butterflies!

11:00 AM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Tickets are available online or at the gate.

11:00 AM – African American Cultural Festival at Mayme Moore Park – this free festival features spoken word and dance performances, drum circles, live music, visual artists, a kids’ fun zone, health and wellness activities, educational opportunities and more!

12:00 PM – Urban Scrawl 13 at 400 West Rich – this free 2-day event features the creation of large murals by dozens of artists. While the mural painting is going  on, you can enjoy food trucks, DJs, a break-dancing competition, adult beverages and more! There will be activities for kids in the Scrawl Junior area!

12:00 PM – Kids’ Weekend at Cabela’s – this event features a blow-up archery range for ages 4-12, a photo booth, crafts, archery workshop and more!

1:00 PM – For Families: Tram Ride at Highbanks Metro Park – hop aboard the tram for a ride around the park.

1:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

2:00 PM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. All equipment provided including life jackets!

2:00 PM – Global Climbing Day at Vertical Adventures – Vertical Adventures, is partnering with The North Face to support Global Climbing Day on Saturday, August 24. They are offering FREE climbing and rental gear for all first-time climbers from 2-5 PM. Plus enjoy Havana Mia Oh food truck, Free Beer, Live Music, and more!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!8:30 PM

8:30 PM – Moth Madness at Clear Creek Metro Park – discover where moths live at Clear Creek.

9:00 PM – Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns at Blendon Woods Metro Park – watch the movie in the Natural Play area. Movie begins at dusk.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. All equipment provided including life jackets!

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

10:00 AM – Sensory Sunday! at Community Grounds: Coffee & Meeting House – this event is for all ages to explore sensory friendly activities! 

11:00 AM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Tickets are available online or at the gate.

1:00 PM  – OPEN HOUSE at Paulettes Palace and Productions – this free open house offers the opportunity to meet princesses, descendants and superheroes! Explore the palace and enjoy a free class! You can learn about everything that is available at the Palace! 

1:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

2:00 PM – Canoe the Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a canoe for a ride on the lake. All equipment provided including life jackets!

2:00 PM – Broomcorn Harvest at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – help harvest and clean broomcorn at this free event!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

3:00 PM – Young Explorers: Nature Photography 101 at Homestead Metro Park – kids ages 8-12 can bring their own camera or smart phone to walk through the park learning to take the perfect picture!

3:00 PM – Fun in the Mud at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – splash in the mud and try out the obstacle course! Ages 3-12.

6:00 PM – Music in the Garden: Summer ’19 at Olde Towne East Community Gardens – enjoy a concert by Carter & Cash – TC2 in the Garden on Oak St.

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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.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 16-18, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 55 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – 2019 Safari Pet Expo and Grooming Competition at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair – this pet focused event includes educational speakers, a mermaid meet and greet, pirate escape room, camels, a dog show, grooming competition and more!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a nature activity plus free play in the woods. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Farm Days at COSI – climb on real tractors and farm machines, meet local farmers, learn where your food comes from, milk a fiberglass cow, and more! This event will take place August 14-18, 2019. Also on these days, show your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to receive $3 off admission. 

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

11:00 AM – Creature Feature: Friday Feeding at Highbanks Metro Park – visit with animals and learn how they find food.

11:00 AM – Columbus Duck Race at the Food Truck Festival – the 8th annual Columbus Duck Race supports The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will take place on Saturday but on Friday AND Saturday kids can take part in activities at The Duck Race Booth at the Columbus Food Truck Festival. Register online to race your own duck!

11:00 AM – Columbus Food Truck Festival 2019 at The Scioto Mile – this festival features over 60 food trucks to choose from, live music, vendors, crafters and more! Entry is free for all ages and the festival runs from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

12:00 PM – Columbus Zoo Animals at Experience Columbus – get up close to animals from the Columbus Zoo at the Visitor Center on Nationwide Blvd!

1:00 PM – Pataskala Street Fair – this street fair runs Wednesday through Saturday and features live music, a parade, tractor pulls, performances, vendors, food and more!

1:00 PM – Pastimes, puzzles, and play at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – this is your chance to try out games, riddles and activities from the Victorian age! This is a free event.

4:00 PM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Dogs are welcome on Sunday, August 18th. Tickets are available online or at the gate.

6:00 PM – 19th Hole Family Fun Night at The Bogey – this event benefits the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation and includes food, face painting, games and more!

6:00 PM – Night Market at North Market – this nighttime market offers a carnival-like atmosphere with independent vendors, family-friendly games and activities, music, and more!

6:00 PM – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Community Festival – this carnival features games, rides, live entertainment, food and more and takes place on Friday and Saturday.

7:00 PM – Friday Night Bandstand in Lancaster – enjoy a live concert in downtown Lancaster!

7:00 PM – Outdoor Community Movie Night! at Scarlet City Church – this free outdoor movie night includes a movie, free popcorn and yard games. Bring a blanket or chair. Movie begins at 8:00.

7:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

7:00 PM – The Usual Suspects | Summer Sizzle Concert Series at George Edge Music Park – enjoy free live music in Grove City Town Center!

8:30 PM – Uptown Movie Series in Westerville, Ohio – watch a movie on City Hall lawn! This week’s movie is Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13).

8:45 PM – Lights, Cameras, Movies at Polaris Fashion Place – watch a free movie in the Polaris Lifestyle Center, bring a blanket or chairs. This week’s movie is Peter Rabbit.


A BIG Thanks to Marcus Theatres for Sponsoring this Post!

angry birds 2 at Marcus Theatres

Treat your hatchlings to some back-to-school fun this weekend. The Marcus Crosswoods Cinema on Hutchinson Ave. is hosting FREE family parties to celebrate the opening of “The Angry Birds Movie 2!” Head to Crosswoods Cinema between 10 a.m. and noon for crafts, games, snacks, giveaways and more – then stay for the movie! (Film admission sold separately.) Learn more: http://bit.ly/2Ze6P4m

Can’t make the party? Head to the Marcus Crosswoods or Pickerington Cinemas for the ultimate moviegoing experience any day of the week. And make sure to mark your calendars for the Disney Enchanted Tales Film Series. From September 6-29, both theatres are bringing back “Moana,” “Cinderella,” “Peter Pan” and “The Little Mermaid” for just $6 per person! Reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/32fDSXP


SATURDAY

8:00 AM – KidsLinked.com’s 7th Annual Powell KidsFest at Adventure Park – the Kids Fest features lots of opportunities for play, free carnival games, balloon artist, glitter tattoos, food trucks and much more!

8:30 AM – Morning Tram Ride at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – take a peaceful ride through the park. Refreshments will be provided.

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – Waffle Bar! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – for $5/person you can get a waffle with unlimited toppings, juice and drip coffee!

9:00 AM – Market Day at Westgate Farmers Market – this week’s market will feature Short North Bagel Deli and Cream and Sugar Food Trucks, Fort Hayes Strings, exotic birds, and (in celebration of National Honey Bee Day) an observation bee hive!

9:30 AM – Our Village: DIY Teething Necklace Craft at Fancyburg Park – this free playdate will offer the chance to make a teething necklace! This playdate takes place at 10:30 AM after the 9:30 AM Stroller Strides Class.

10:00 AM – Farm Days at COSI – climb on real tractors and farm machines, meet local farmers, learn where your food comes from, milk a fiberglass cow, and more! This event will take place August 14-18, 2019. Also on these days, show your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to receive $3 off admission. 

10:00 AM – Free Family Party at Crosswoods Cinema – this free family party has an Angry Birds theme! Kids can make their own party hats, build a popcorn box, enjoy free snacks, pin the tail on the Angry Bird, enjoy giveaways and prizes and more! Stay afterward for the movie (tickets sold separately).

10:00 AM – Ranger Bike Ride at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 6 mile bike ride through the park with a ranger.

10:00 AM – Outdoor Exploration Expo at Camp Lazarus – explore the outdoors with free events like fishing, archery, a ninja obstacle course, martial arts, cooking classes and more! 

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

10:00 AM – Try-It Together: You Become a Zoologist at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – this event is for kids ages 2-6 accompanied by an adult and will feature hands-on STEM activities with an animal theme!  $10/person. Register online.

10:00 AM – Mud & Madness at Sharon Woods Metro Park – the whole family can take part in a 1.5 muddy obstacle course! Bring a towel!

10:00 AM – Fire Safety Storytime at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – an Upper Arlington firefighter and paramedic will read a book about fire safety and show kids around a real fire engine and medic truck.

11:00 AM – Columbus Food Truck Festival 2019 at The Scioto Mile – this festival features over 60 food trucks to choose from, live music, vendors, crafters and more! Entry is free for all ages and the festival runs from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

11:00 AM – Columbus Duck Race at the Food Truck Festival – the 8th annual Columbus Duck Race supports The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will take place on Saturday but on Friday AND Saturday kids can take part in activities at The Duck Race Booth at the Columbus Food Truck Festival. Register online to race your own duck!

11:00 AM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Dogs are welcome on Sunday, August 18th. Tickets are available online or at the gate.

12:00 PM – Back to School Open House at Musicologie Lewis Center – check out the newest location of Musicologie, meet the teachers, take a mini-lesson and enjoy refreshments and entertainment provided by the local teachers! New students can receive a discount on lessons if they register at this event.

12:00 PM – Pataskala Street Fair – this street fair runs Wednesday through Saturday and features live music, a parade, tractor pulls, performances, vendors, food and more!

12:00 PM – CrestFest 2019 in Clintonville – this annual event is a street party in south Clintonville that features a kid art activity area, inflatables, a youth stage, skateboard area, face painting, free popcorn and snow cones, a raffle, live music, vendors and more!

12:00 PM – Weinland Park Festival – this festival will include live music, free food, a bounce house, hamster balls, children’s games, face painting, a basketball tourney and more! 

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2019 at Sunrise Sanctuary – visit the animals at the sanctuary at their monthly open house. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance.

1:00 PM – 8th Annual Back To School Community Day at King Arts Complex – this is a free event including school supply giveaways (while supplies last), live performances, line dancing, face painting and more!

1:00 PM – Family Creeking Adventure at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – catch fish, bugs and crawdads in the creek!

1:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

2:00 PM – Discovery Day at Hanna Andersson Retail Stores – enjoy snacks, coloring, story time and the chance to build your own fruit mobile! The closest Hanna Andersson store is at Easton Town Center.

2:00 PM – Back to School Blast at Beechwold Christian Church – this free event features inflatables, face painting, a balloon artist, carnival games and more! Kids can also win school supplies as prizes!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

6:00 PM – Evening Fishing & Campfire with Rangers at Highbanks Metro Park – fish in the pond and then roast s’mores over the campfire. Limited supplies will be provided.

6:00 PM – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Community Festival – this carnival features games, rides, live entertainment, food and more and takes place on Friday and Saturday.

6:30 PM – Music Under the Paper Moon at Gallant Farm – channel the 1930’s by taking your pic under the paper moon! There will also be live music, refreshments and carnival games!

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

10:00 AM – Free Family Party at Crosswoods Cinema – this free family party has an Angry Birds theme! Kids can make their own party hats, build a popcorn box, enjoy free snacks, pin the tail on the Angry Bird, enjoy giveaways and prizes and more! Stay afterward for the movie (tickets sold separately).

10:00 AM – Farm Days at COSI – climb on real tractors and farm machines, meet local farmers, learn where your food comes from, milk a fiberglass cow, and more! This event will take place August 14-18, 2019. Also on these days, show your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to receive $3 off admission. 

10:00 AM – Teacher Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center (Columbus) – teachers can show their school ID or pay stub and receive free admission to LEGOLAND through August 31! Up to 6 friends or family can visit with you and receive $10 off standard admission!

10:00 AM – Sing Along with Joanie at Homestead Metro Park – enjoy an interactive performance for kids 5 and under at the Nature Center.

11:00 AM – S’miles of Sunflowers at Lynd’s New Farm “Lynd’s Patch on 37” – This festival is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Explore 10 acres of sunflowers, enjoy a wagon ride, cut your own flowers, a barrel train, photo ops, live music, concessions, food trucks, backyard games, a kids tent and more! Dogs are welcome on Sunday, August 18th. Tickets are available online or at the gate.

1:00 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

1:00 PM – Feed the Stream at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – feed the fish in the stream at the Nature Center.

2:00 PM – Family Creeking at Blendon Woods Metro Park – look for salamanders and other creatures in the creek!

2:00 PM – For Kids: Monarch at Highbanks Metro Park – kids 6-12 can learn about Monarch butterflies and look for caterpillars.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland adapted for kids: a fast paced story with updated songs from the Disney movie!

4:00 PM – Sprouts Night Out at Hilliard’s Station Park – this free event features live music, activities for kids, food trucks and more! Mousetrap is the featured band.

6:00 PM – End of Summer Bash at Northwest Bible Church – celebrate the end of summer with inflatables, a dunk tank, food and ice cream trucks and carnival games. This is a free event.

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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.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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