What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, June 12-14, 2020

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Need something to do with the kids this weekend? Try out one of these 12 Columbus and Ohiobased activities with your family this weekend!

This week I am continuing to offer mostly at-home activities with some other things that are happening out and about around town sprinkled in! If you’re interested in updated Farmers Market info for this weekend, check out my post on Farmer’s Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio! And don’t for get to sign up for a local Summer Reading Club!

12 Family Friendly Things to do this Weekend in Columbus, Ohio:

1. The Turtle Lady Visits Athens County Public Libraries

As part of this year’s Summer Reading Club, the Athens County Public Libraries system has featured The Turtle Lady for one of their events and you can watch the video on FB Live!

 

2. Cinema Under the Stars at Polaris Fashion Place

Drive in movies will take place this weekend at Polaris Fashion Place in the JCPenney parking lot. The movies are free but you can reserve your ticket online. Different movies will be shown each night June 10-13th. Click the link for the line up.

3. Easton Sunset Series Drive-In at Easton Town Center

Drive in movies will be shown in the newest easton development east of Nordstrom’s parking lot. They will take place every night and you must purchase your ticket in advance! Cost is $10 per car. Movies for this weekend will be announced soon.

4. Parking Lot Cinema at the Marcus Pickerington Cinema

For seven days a week, Marcus Cinema Pickerington will be offering drive-in movies on the north side of their building. You can listen to the audio through your radio. Tickets and concessions are available in advance online. The food will be in a designated pick up area. Cash purchases will not be an option on site. There will be two movies night, the first one starting at 9:15 PM. Friday June 12 will begin The Goonies and Twister. Movies will change each Friday for the coming week. Cost is $25 per car during the week and $30 per car Friday through Sunday. 

5. Columbus Arts Fest in Place

Arts Fest in Place will take place online (June 12-14) this year since the traditional Columbus Arts Festival has been cancelled. You can shop online, listen to music, create chalk art and watch interviews and performances live throughout the weekend.

6. Food Truck Fridays at the House at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

Food Truck Fridays are back and this year you will be able to order online ahead of time and pick up your food at the trucks. A portion of the proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio. This Friday will feature Pitabilities, Tortilla Street and J-Pops and you can pick up your food between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

7. Zoom! June Grown-Up & Me // Pop, You’re the Best at Art with Anna

Art with Anna is offering at home Zoom art classes! You will receive an ID and Password with registration. The one takes place on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Check her Facebook page for even more upcoming classes!

8. Kayaking and Ice Cream at Alum Creek Lake

This Saturday from 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM learn the basics of kayaking and then stop off at Sticky Fingers for a free double scoop of ice cream (with ticket purchase). Anyone under 12 needs to be accompanied by an adult. 

9. Read with the Horses (Virtual Event) with Stockhands Horses For Healing

This is a virtual event where kids can read with horses at 1:00 PM on Saturday. Check the Facebook page and the YouTube channel to watch the video! 

10. Open Barn Days 2020 at Sunrise Sanctuary

Each month Sunrise Sanctuary opens for visitors to meet the resident animals. They will be open this Saturday at 1:00 PM. They are asking visitors to purchase tickets in advance in order to ensure a safe experience. Children under 3 are free.

11. Pride of Ohio Drive-In Movie at Ohio History Center

This Saturday, Ohio History Center will begin their summer series of Stephen Spielberg movies. (Spielberg was born in Ohio!). There will be 3 movies this summer and they will be held in a drive-in style in the parking lot! The movies are free, but you must register in advance. There are two movie times for each date, 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM. Snack packs are also available for purchase. This Saturday’s movie is Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

12. Drive-Thru Food Truck Rally at MAPFRE Stadium

On Sunday from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM celebrate 614 Day with a drive-thru food truck and brew rally. Pre-order online and pick your food at a preset time. 

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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 5-7, 2020

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Need something to do with the kids this weekend? Try out one of these 10 Columbus and Ohiobased activities with your family this weekend!

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure

This week I am continuing to offer mostly at-home activities with some other things that are happening out and about around town sprinkled in! *Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions. Read my disclaimer here.

If you’re interested in updated Farmers Market info for this weekend, check out my post on Farmer’s Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio!

10 Family Friendly Things to do this Weekend in Columbus, Ohio:

1. Sign up for a local Summer Reading Club!

Summer reading clubs have gone virtual this summer (no surprise there) and most if not all of them have begun! So read books and fill out your progress to win prizes! (Adults can play, too!)

2. Sign up for Virtual Preschool at North Broadway Children’s Center

North Broadway Children’s Center is offering Virtual Preschool Camps! The cost includes materials and virtual field trips!

 

3. Color this Artwork from Westgate Farmers Market

Celebrate summer farmer’s markets by downloading and coloring this coloring page for kids from Westgate Farmers Market!

 

4. Attend Storybook Village Virtually

An event we have attended many times, Storybook Village traditionally takes place at Ohio Village and on Saturday at 12:00 PM you can meet characters like the Snow Queen, Rumpelstiltskin, and Prince Charming. There will be activities to take part in like a Draw-a-long, coloring sheets, funny fill-in fairy tales and more! 

 

5. Collect worms for Ohio Wildlife Center

Yes, you read that right! Dig up worms from pesticide and fertilizer free yards and bring them to the Ohio Wildlife Center! The worms will be used to feed birds in the hospital! See the post for all the instructions! 

 

6. Color the Carousel from Columbus Commons

Print out a drawing of the Commons Carousel to color!

 

7. Register for the Pride of Ohio Drive-In Movie Series!

Next weekend, Ohio History Center will begin their summer series of Stephen Spielberg movies. (Spielberg was born in Ohio!). There will be 3 movies this summer and they will be held in a drive-in style in the parking lot! The movies are free, but you must register in advance (registration is not available yet as of 6/3). There are two movie times for each date, 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM. Snack packs are also available for purchase. 

8. Watch The Fantastical Hedgehog Virtual Magic Show with Erica Carlson

Delaware County District Library is hosting this virtual show as part of their Summer Reading Program! The link is to the video on Vimeo and will be available through June 9, 2020.

 

9. Take a walk on the Fairy Trail

Walk the Fairy Trail looking for fairies and their houses in Infirmary Mound Park in Licking County! 

10. Do At Home Science Experiments with Franklin Park Conservatory

If you head over to the Virtual Education Page on the Franklin Park Conservatory website, there are lots of activities including Science and Art projects that can be done at home! The videos are also on their YouTube page!

 

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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 29-31, 2020

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Need something to do with the kids this weekend? Try out one of these Columbus and Ohiobased activities with your family  this weekend!

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure

This week I’m going back to the original format in terms of title and dates of What Should We Do This Weekend? But I will still continue to offer mostly at-home activities with some other things that are happening out and about sprinkled in. 

*Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions. Read my disclaimer here.

The previous weeks’ lists are really applicable at all times, so make sure you check back through the older lists for more ideas! 

If you’re interested in updated Farmers Market info for this weekend, check out my post on Farmer’s Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio! Also, don’t forget you can sign up for a local Summer Reading Club!

1. Sign up for Virtual Zoo Camp at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Zoo Camp2U will be taking place online this year and includes a list of perks like one free admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium good through summer 2021, live interaction with a camp counselor and downloadable family activities. 

2. Make Calm-Down Dough with Columbus Recreation and Parks

Make a soft, calming dough using hair conditioner and cornstarch!

 

3. Storytime at Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Enjoy a story time from Grange Insurance Audubon Center featuring birds of course! The book featured here is Say Hello Like This!

4. Watch a drive in Movie at Easton Sunset Series Drive-in Movies

Drive in movies will be shown in the newest Easton development east of Nordstrom’s parking lot. They will take place every night and you must purchase your ticket in advance! Cost is $10 per car.

5. Print Out and Color this Coloring Page from Roosevelt Coffee

Maybe this is one more for the adults! LOL But you gotta love a coffee-themed coloring page!

 

6. Make your own set of lungs with Grandview Heights Public Library Youth Services Department

Join in on Science Sunday to make a fake lung! You need a plastic bottle, 2 regular sized balloons and scissors.

 

7. Order a DIY Sundae Bar from Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor!

Ice cream, sauces and toppings, what’s not to love? The post says to DM them for info!

 

8. Watch Rat Basketball from COSI

Missing Rat Basketball? Watch these rats play online (the announcing is hilarious!) and then some of your burning questions will be answered!

 

9. SciDome Planetarium at The Works presents Dinosaurs at Dusk

Watch a free planetarium video formatted for your screen about dinosaurs! (Available through May 31, 2020.)

10. Join Captain Captain from The Shazzbots for Toy Day Tuesday!

Captain Captain gets in on the unboxing trend in his latest Facebook Live. Watch him open Superheroes, Ugly Dolls and more! 

** Bonus: COSI is offering BOGO Free memberships if you purchase by May 31, 2020! Read more here about this membership deal!**

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