What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 7-9, 2020

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

Don’t miss 25 Free Things to do with Kids in Columbus, Ohio this Winter for more (and affordable) fun around Columbus!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – First Friday Storytime at Blendon Woods Metro Park – enjoy stories about wildlife and nature. Ages 3-7.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy 30 minute nature activity and free play time in the woods. All ages. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

12:00 PM – AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo at Ohio Expo Center – Kasich Hall – this event will be a one-stop shop for everything related to travel, featuring more than 150 exhibits, events, attractions and appearances, all aimed at helping travelers seeking tips, trips and discounts for close-to-home escapes or exotic dream vacations. Kids Day, featuring animals from Columbuz Zoo & Aquarium, is Saturday, Feb. 8.

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 topping pizza and a drink pitcher.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

6:00 PM – Family Friendly First Fridays at The Rambling House – enjoy kid-friendly music at a lower volume by Ian Carroll!

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – West Gate Lodge Community Breakfast at West Gate Lodge No.623 F&AM – enjoy a huge breakfast – $6/adults and $3/children. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

9:00 AM – Kids Workshop at Lowe’s Home Improvement – bring the kids to make a Love Note Holder. Register online for your nearest location.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Opening Day: DC Super Heroes™: Discover Your Superpowers at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – – be one of the first to see the new DC SUPER HEROES exhibit at COSI. Characters are scheduled to appear including BATMAN and WONDER WOMAN. Timed tickets are available!

10:00 AM – AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo at Ohio Expo Center – Katich Hall -this event will be a one-stop shop for everything related to travel, featuring more than 150 exhibits, events, attractions and appearances, all aimed at helping travelers seeking tips, trips and discounts for close-to-home escapes or exotic dream vacations. Kids Day, featuring animals from Columbuz Zoo & Aquarium, is Saturday, Feb. 8.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – 2020 Winter Hike: Highbanks at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 2.5 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and hot beverages will be available afterwards. Donate a personal hygiene product or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a collectors mug.

10:00 AM – Storytime with Energy: Connie Dow at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – author Connie Bergstein Dow will read from her book From A to Z with Energy and Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn. This story time will feature learning and exercise!

10:00 AM – Preschool Story Time at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature-themed story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeny at Lincoln Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly jazz concert at Lincoln Theatre. Concerts are $5/person, $20 max per family and include a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie for the kids. 

10:15 AM – Nintendo Switch Open Play & Meet-Up at Plain City Public Library – explore new games and meet other games at this drop in event.

10:30 AM – Valentine’s Storytime at Raymond at Marysville Public Library Raymond Branch – enjoy a story and craft time with a Valentine theme. Ages 6 and under.

11:00 AM – Heart Day at Clay Street Ceramics – paint a heart ranging from $5-$18 and pay only $2 for studio fees. Drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

11:00 AM – Tasting with Fourteen Twenty Nine Bakery at Keller Market House – stop by to sample buckeye brownies, salted caramel pretzel brownies and more! Learn about the mission of Fourteen Twenty Nine to provide immediate needs to women who have been trafficked in Columbus, Ohio.

11:00 AM – ANTI-Valentine Party at Westland Area Library – this event is for the Anti-Valentine’s crowd and features break up songs, angsty conversation hearts and snarky treats. Grades 7-12.

11:00 AM – Family Yoga at Lane Road Branch Library – take an intergenerational yoga class that is suited for all body types. Recommend for ages 5 and up. Limited seats remain. Register online.

11:00 AM – February Walk In Event at AR Workshop Grove City – drop in to complete a kid-friendly project in less than 30 minutes. Projects range from $5-$10.

11:30 AM- PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeny at Lincoln Theatre – enjoy a family-friendly jazz concert at Lincoln Theatre. Concerts are $5/person, $20 max per family and include a PB&J sandwich, juice and a cookie for the kids. 

12:00 PM – Love Your Birds! -Mobile Teaching Zoo at Oakland Nursery – meet a variety of birds, color a bird coloring sheet and see avian artifacts.

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Read with the Horses at Stockhands Horses For Healing – this is a free event where kids of all ages and ability levels can read to a horse. 

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

2:30 PM – ALL AGES Canvas Painting – Penguin Love at Picktown Art Works – Paint Your Own Pottery Studio – do a penguin painting within 1.5 hours! Kids 8 and up can do their own. Kids under 8 must be accompanied by a parent.

4:00 PM – Campfire at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – make s’mores and enjoy hot cocoa around a campfire. All ages welcome!

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

SUNDAY:

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime at Cover to Cover Bookstore – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – Classroom Valentine Making at Wild Cat’s Clubhouse – drop in to make Valentine’s Day cards! All supplies will be provided and this is a free event!

11:00 AM – AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo at Ohio Expo Center – Katich Hall -this event will be a one-stop shop for everything related to travel, featuring more than 150 exhibits, events, attractions and appearances, all aimed at helping travelers seeking tips, trips and discounts for close-to-home escapes or exotic dream vacations. Kids Day, featuring animals from Columbuz Zoo & Aquarium, is Saturday, Feb. 8.

12:00 PM – Sunday FUNday! at Clay Street Ceramics – drop in to paint a project and receive 2 for 1 studio fees! 

12:00 PM – Sunday Family Sunday at The Draft Room – free crafts for kids and beer specials for the adults! There will also be a food truck on site!

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Valentine’s Day Tea Party at The Glass Slipper – reservations are required for this tea party featuring sandwiches and Valentine’s treats! Pink tea will be served!

1:00 PM – Wildlife Hike at Battelle Darby Metro Creek Park – take a 2 mile hike to look for animal activity in the park! All ages welcome.

2:00 PM – The Coyotes Among Us at Three Creeks Metro Park – learn about coyotes and wander through the fields to look for their signs.

2:00 PM – 2020 Winter Hike: Glacier Ridge at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – take a 2 mile hike through the park. Food and hot beverages will be available afterwards. Donate a personal hygiene product or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a collectors mug.

2:00 PM – Valentine Doll Party at Cute As A Button – create a Valentine’s mailbox and fleece blanket. Enjoy treats with your doll. Tickets required.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Sleeping Beauty and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

6:00 PM – Full Snow Moon Hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a 4 mile hike through the fields and forest. All ages are welcome.

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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, January 31-February 2, 2020

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Choose from over 50 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Don’t miss 25 Free Things to do with Kids in Columbus, Ohio this Winter for more (and affordable) fun around Columbus!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

11:00 AM – Preschoolers: Dino Dig at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn about how dinosaurs lived! Ages 3-5.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Preschoolers: Dino Dig at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn about how dinosaurs lived! Ages 3-5.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 tipping pizza and a drink pitcher.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

7:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

7:00 PM – Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Nationwide Arena – watch your favorite Disney characters put their courage to the test! Featuring Moana on a voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti!


You’re Invited!

This Saturday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM I’m partnering with Fourteen Twenty Nine to offer you the opportunity to purchase some amazing brownies for a great cause!

Fourteen Twenty Nine is a social enterprise whose mission is to provide immediate needs to women who have been trafficked in Columbus, Ohio. Specializing in brownies, blondies, and cookies, owner Amanda bakes from her home and donates a portion of proceeds to  organizations in our community such as Reaching For The Shining Starz. Follow @fourteentwentyninecbus on Instagram!
 
Come out on February 1st during the Hilltop Art Hop to eat delicious brownies and write a special note to the women in need and encourage them for Valentine’s Day!
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: The Design Refinery, 11 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204

SATURDAY:

7:00 AM – National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Cookie Dough Creamery – celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with freshly made waffle bites and maple syrup toppings! Come in your pajamas!

8:00 AM – Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Jeni’s new Skillet cinnamon Roll Ice Cream! Coffee Floats will also be available in a souvenir Jeni’s mug (while supplies last)! All locations are participating.

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

10:00 AM – Preschool Story Time at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature-themed story time for preschoolers!

10:30 AM – LEGO Building Club at Plain City Public Library – kids 12 and under can drop in to create with LEGO Bricks!

11:00 AM – Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Nationwide Arena – watch your favorite Disney characters put their courage to the test! Featuring Moana on a voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti!

11:00 AM – Graphic Novel Nerd Herd: Hilda at Westland Area Library – kids in grades 4-8 can explore the Hilda graphic novel series and design their own stories!

11:00 AM – Saturday Stories and Songs at Sycamore Plaza Library – drop in for an early literacy class for young children!

11:00 AM – Sensory Stories and Play at Pickerington Public Library – this sensory friendly story and play time will include songs, movement and a quieter environment. Registration is required.

12:00 PM – 2020 Chilly Open at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – this event raises money for children’s charities in Central Ohio and features food from 30 restaurants, a silent auction, live music and an activity tent for children featuring live animal visits, face painting, games, crafts, snacks and more! Tickets available online.

12:00 PM – 1st Birthday Party at Get Air Pickerington – celebrate the first anniversary of Get Air with a balloon artist, Mickey Mouse, face painting, prizes and more!

12:00 PM – Uptown Valentine Cocoa Trail in Uptown Westerville – shop in Uptown Westerville and the local businesses will offer Hot Chocolate treats! Bring a can of soup to donate to WARM.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – Kids Weekend at Cabela’s – learn about Crappie fishing and basic casting skills during this free activity! 

2:00 PM – “It’s A Chilly Day In The Neighborhood” at Dublin Toy Emporium – drop off the kids or stay and play while they do a colored ice cube craft! There will be a mini-cupcake to decorate, playtime and a themed hunt around the toy store.

2:00 PM – Steam-y Saturday at Sycamore Plaza Library – all ages can enjoy STEAM-themed activities. Adults may assist! Register online.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

3:00 PM – Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Nationwide Arena – watch your favorite Disney characters put their courage to the test! Featuring Moana on a voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti!

3:30 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

4:00 PM – Forts, Fire & Fun at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – build a fort. learn to build a fire and play in the Natural Play area. Ages 4-15.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

5:30 PM – Owls – Whoo’s Calling? at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – use calls to call for owls on a 1 mile hike.

6:00 PM – Fourteen Twenty Nine at the Hilltop Art Hop – support Fourteen Twenty Nine and local survivors of human trafficking by buying a delicious brownie on February 1st during the Hilltop Art Hop. There will also be the opportunity to write a special note to the women in need and encourage them for Valentine’s Day!

7:00 PM – Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Nationwide Arena – watch your favorite Disney characters put their courage to the test! Featuring Moana on a voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti!

SUNDAY:

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime at Cover to Cover Bookstore – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

11:00 AM – All Day Open Play at the NEW Blue Monkey – check out the new location of Blue Monkey with open play for just $5. Make sure to wear socks!

11:00 AM – Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Nationwide Arena – watch your favorite Disney characters put their courage to the test! Featuring Moana on a voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti!

11:00 AM – Mommy & Me Walk 2020 at Polaris Fashion Place – register by 1/31 for a .5, 1 or 2 mile walk raising funds for the Columbus Diaper Bank! Kids 8 and under are free.

12:00 PM – KidsLinked.com’s Baby & Kids Galleria Event at Polaris Fashion Place – shop and learn about all things babies and kids! This event features over 70 vendors, activities and entertainment focused on families who are expecting or have young children. Swag bags for the first 100 families!

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Super Fowl Sunday at Blendon Woods Metro Park – take a walk to Thoreau Lake to look for waterfowl.

1:00 PM – Kids Weekend at Cabela’s – learn about Crappie fishing and basic casting skills during this free activity! 

2:00 PM – Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a hike from the Nature Center to look for bison in the park.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

3:00 PM – Disney On Ice presents Dream Big at Nationwide Arena – watch your favorite Disney characters put their courage to the test! Featuring Moana on a voyage to restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti!

4:30 PM – The Royals Project family night at Skate America – all ages can skate with several Disney and Marvel characters! $6/skater.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is The Lion King and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

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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, January 24-26, 2020

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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!

Don’t miss 25 Free Things to do with Kids in Columbus, Ohio this Winter for more (and affordable) fun around Columbus!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:45 AM – We Joy Sing Drop in Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a music class for babies and toddlers $5/first child, $3 for siblings.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Aladdin and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

10:10 AM – Our Village: Wanna Build a Snowman? at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy a Frozen-themed playdate and build a snowman to take home. The playdate is free and it follows a 9:00 AM workout with FIT4MOM Columbus North.

10:30 AM – We Joy Sing Drop in Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in for a music class for babies and toddlers $5/first child, $3 for siblings.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 tipping pizza and a drink pitcher.

6:00 PM – Winter Stargazing at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – look at the stars using telescopes and binoculars!

6:00 PM – Not-a-Full Moon Hike at Deer Haven Park – take a hike during the “new moon” and enjoy hot chocolate after the hike!

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School Dublin – all members are free for this family swim or $5/person ($15/family) for non members! Arrive early, pool space is limited!

7:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Dinosaur Adventure Columbus at Greater Columbus Convention Center – – this exhibit features realistic dinosaurs that come to life, fossil crafts, obstacle courses, a baby dinosaur meet and greet, a prehistoric playground and more!

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

9:00 AM – Mom 2 Mom Sale at Pickaway Place – shop for gently used clothing, household items, toys and more! 

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Aladdin and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Author Visit: Brian Wray at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – enjoy a story time featuring the book Max’s Box read by the author!

10:00 AM – Preschool Story Time at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature-themed story time for preschoolers!

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

10:00 AM – STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Hilliard – this is a free family event featuring hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations!

10:00 AM – 2020 Winter Hike: Clear Creek at Clear Creek Metro Park – take a 1, 3 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and drinks will be served after the hike. Donate personal hygiene products or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and receive a collectors mug.

10:00 AM – STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg, OH – this is a free family event featuring hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations!

11:00 AM – Disney Movie Saturday at Westland Area Library – watch Honey I Shrunk the Kids at the library and enjoy a free treat. Ages 12 and under.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – Bison: Behind the Scenes at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn how the staff of the Metro Park care for the bison that live there.

1:00 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

2:00 PM – Warm FUZZIES!!!! at Dublin Toy Emporium – enjoy unlimited play the and a make 4 warm fuzzies. Check the link for options for stay-n-play or drop-n-go.

2:00 PM – Wildlife at the Library! With Ohio Wildlife Center at Sycamore Plaza Library – meet animal ambassadors from Ohio Wildlife Center and enjoy stores about the animal residents. Register online.

2:00 PM – Insects in Winter at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn how insects survive in the winter and look through leaves, logs and trees to find them!

2:30 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

3:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

5:00 PM – Parents Night Out! at Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA – drop your kids off for a night out, dinner provided! Reserve your spot in person at the YMCA.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Dinosaur Adventure Columbus at Greater Columbus Convention Center – this exhibit features realistic dinosaurs that come to life, fossil crafts, obstacle courses, a baby dinosaur meet and greet, a prehistoric playground and more!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Aladdin and tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Sensory Sunday Play Cafe at Community Grounds: Coffee & Meeting House – come in your PJ’s for a sleepover-themed party featuring crafts, popcorn, stories and more! All age welcome.

11:00 AM – Family Fun Day at Seventh Son Brewing – enjoy coloring, cartoons and face painting for the kids and drinks for the adults!

11:00 AM – Open Crafting Fun at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – stop in and choose a project from the large menu of craft ideas!

12:00 PM – Sunday Family Sunday at The Draft Room – enjoy free crafts for kids and beer specials for adults! Nando’s Tacos will be on site as well!

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – Kids Skate Free Sunday at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd. – get free admission for kids 14 and under with the ticket provided at the link. Skate rental is extra.

2:00 PM – 2020 Winter Hike: Inniswood at Inniswood Metro Gardens – take a 1, 3 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and drinks will be served after the hike. Donate personal hygiene products or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and receive a collectors mug.

2:30 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

3:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

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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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