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Family-Friendly Events This Weekend in Columbus, Ohio: June 21-23, 2024

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

*This weekend will be a hot one and I’ve already seen many events being cancelled! Please make sure to double-check to see if an event is still happening before making your plans! The best place to check for weather-related updates is the social media accounts of the host!

1. Disney’s The Lion King at Ohio Theatre

Watch the Broadway Show, Disney’s The Lion King at Ohio Theatre this weekend! Upcoming show times are Thursday at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Sunday at 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM.

2. From Book to Film at Gateway Film Center

On Friday or Saturday at 1:30 PM, get free admission to see Matilda at Gateway Film Center with your library card as part of the Book to Film series!

3. PreK on the Pond at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Learn about slow pond friends at the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center on Friday at 11:00 AM. Best for kids ages 3-5.

4. Pet Palooza at Canal Winchester

Music in the Park at Stradley Parkin Canal Winchester takes place from 6-9 PM on Friday. This month’s theme is Pet Palooza and there will be pet-friendly vendors, balloon animals, inflatables, live performances, face painting, crafts, food trucks and more.

5. Friday Night Flicks at Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater

Watch the movie Barbie for free at Sycamore Creek Park Amphitheater. Movies begins at dusk on Friday night. Bring a chair or blanket.

6. Final Weekend! Support LGBTQ+ Youth with Seeds of Caring

In this Anywhere Project from Seeds of Caring, kind kids can celebrate Pride Month by packing care kits for local LGBTQ+ youth. Through June 23, children 4-12 will explore the meaning of Pride and build empathy for the LGBTQ+ community with an age-appropriate read-aloud. Then helping hands will build care kits and decorate cards for youth supported by Star House.

7. Teen Birdwatching at Highbanks Metro Park

Teens can learn all about birding, take a hike to look for birds, help with nesting boxes and more at Highbanks Nature Center on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM! This hike will be 1.5 miles. This activity is for kids ages 12-15.

8. Kids Series at Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

This Saturday at 11:00 AM, watch Land Before Time at Grandview Theatre and Drafthouse. Admission is free for kids!

9. World Refugee Day Block Party at CRIS

Community Refugee & Immigrations Services (CRIS) is hosting a free family-friendly block party in celebration of World Refugee Day. Enjoy global arts and crafts activities for families, as well as music, food, and dance from around the world! Stop by the CRIS Office (4645 Executive Drive, Columbus, OH 43220) on Saturday between 11 AM and 3 PM to get in on the fun.

10. Summer in the Center at Ohio History Center

Summer at Ohio History Center this weekend features a 1950’s Road Trip activity on Saturday at 11:00 AM. This event is included with admission or membership and is great for kids ages 6-12.

11. Click Clack Moo at Slate Run Farm

Look for hidden stuffed animals on a Story Walk inside the house at Slate Run Farm on Saturday, ongoing from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

12. Rabbit Rearing – Bring the Farm to You at Barnett Library

Attend a presentation about rabbits and learn how to take care of them at the Barnett Branch of CML on Saturday at 1:00 PM.

13. The Ultimate Comedy Magic Show at South High Library

Enjoy a Comedy Magic Show by Rory Rennick at the South High Branch of CML on Saturday at 2:00 PM.

14. A Starry Night at Hilltop Library

Create artwork inspired by Van Gogh by infusing painting and science at the Hilltop Branch of CML on Saturday at 2:00 PM.

15. Hop on Tram Rides at Blendon Woods Metro Park

Hop on a tram for a 30 minute tour of Blendon Woods Metro Park between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Saturday.

16. Hip Hop Dance at Reynoldsburg Library

Dance to hip hop beats and learn some dance moves at this hip hop class at the Reynoldsburg Branch of CML on Saturday at 3:00 PM.

17. German Village Makers Market

Sunday is the next German Village Makers Market at the corner of City Park and Thurman in German Village. This event features an outdoor artisan market with over 65 local makers and it takes place from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

18. Darn Tasty Dill Pickle Fest at Branstool Orchards

On Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, head to Branstool Orchards for the 2nd Annual Darn Tasty Dill Pickle Fest. The event is free but tasting tickets are required to sample more than 30 different pickled products: pickle cocktails, slushies, donuts and more!

19. Crooked Can Carnival

Head to the patio of Crooked Can to support the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This event takes place on Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and will include a DJ, face painting, inflatables, raffle prizes, a mystery wine pull, mocktails, cookies and more!

20. Kids: Off-trail Ravine Hike at Highbanks Metro Park

Kids can hike off-trail at Highbanks Metro Park on Sunday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This is a 4-mile hike with 2 miles in the water and 1 mile on a crushed limestone trail. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

21. Picasso Chalk Class at Dublin Library

Learn how to create large-scale sidewalk chalk art from Cecilia Martyna at the Dublin Branch of CML on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

22. Jazz in the Park Bexley

On Sunday beginning at 5:00 PM enjoy food trucks, and music by Fo/Mo/Deep at Havenwood Park. Concert begins at 5:30 PM.

23. Concerts on the Green in Worthington

Enjoy music by Nicholas Edward Williams at 7:00 PM on Sunday at the Northwest Village Green of Worthington. Bring a blanket or chair.

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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!*