What Should We Do This Weekend? October 20-22, 2017

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Before you start reading through this week’s list, you should know that in an effort to pare down the list of SO. MANY. EVENTS. happening this weekend, I did not duplicate anything that is already on my Halloween Events Around Columbus post! So make sure to also check out that post if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween events happening this weekend (there are many)! 🙂

1. Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

When: Now through October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 182 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-568-0603

The haunted maze at Hoover Gardens is free to walk through and kid-friendly! The maze is open during regular businesses hours and is appropriate for ages 7 and up!

2. Pumpkin Picking and Hayrides at Kuhlweins Farm Market & Deli

When: Now through October 31, 2017 (closed Wednesdays)
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1859 Walker Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-2833

Fall Fun at Kuhlweins Market and Deli includes a hayride, animal zoo, corn maze and pumpkin picking! Inflatables, pony rides, balloon twisting and face painting on the weekends!

3. Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Pigeon Roost

When: Tuesday-Sunday through October 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 4413 National Rd. SW, Hebron, OH 43025
Phone: 740-928-4925

Pigeon Roost features a pumpkin patch, farm animals and The Great Pumpkin Fun Center with giant slides, mazes, a fort, play areas, and tons more! Weekends include wagon rides, face painting, crafters and concessions!

4. Fall Fun Days at Circle S Farms

When: Thursday, September 28-October 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Daily
Location: 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-878-7980

Fall Fun Days start on September 28 and run through October 31, 2017. This farm is one of the few open during the week! Fall Fun Days feature hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm market, petting zoo, corn and sunflower mazes, bale cave and more!

5. The Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek

When: Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
Phone: 330-893-4200

For a little bit of a road trip this weekend, check out the last Fall Festival weekend at The Farm at Walnut Creek. These special days include special activities like a corn box, sheep shearing, basket weaving, horseshoeing, a pumpkin slingshot and more! See our visit to The Farm at Walnut Creek here.

6. Corn Maze at Lynd Fruit Farm

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 29, 2017
Time: Fri and Sat: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 9851 Morse Rd. SW., Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 740-927-8559

At Lynd Fruit Farm you can pick your own apples and pumpkins and enjoy the farm market on its own or also head over to the giant corn maze where there is also a barrel train, fun zone, bounce house, wagons rides and more!

7. Fall Farm Fun at Leeds Farm

When: This Friday & Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 8738 State Route 36, Ostrander, OH 43061
Phone: 740-666-2020

Leeds Farm is open six weekends only through October 29 plus this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, with hayrides, farm animals, farm pond, pumpkins and gourds! Back 40 Barn Pass admission includes Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere combine slide, mountain slides, Big Zip and mini zip lines, rolling tubes, straw forts, pig races, pedal carts, the biggest corn box in Ohio, and more! This weekend is the only Friday they are open during the season!

8. Storytime with Kara at ME and the MOON

When: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 15 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-570-1124

This week’s story time theme is Peek-A-BOO and includes stories, songs and games for the kids and tea and shopping for the parents! There will be a pop-up book shop immediately following the event.

9. Junior Library Guild Warehouse Sale

When: Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017
Time: Fri: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 7858 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 800-491-0174

This warehouse sale offers the opportunity to buy children’s and young adult literature for just $5. There will be food trucks onsite and free parking ! On Saturday, author, Nancy Roe Pimm will be onsite to sign copies of her book!

10. Fall Fun Festival at Dill’s Greenhouse

When: Weekends beginning September 30 through October 31, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 5800 Rager Rd., Groveport, OH 43125
Phone: 614-836-3700

Fall festivals are happening Friday nights and weekends, September 30 – October 31, 2017. Hayrides, corn maze, fire pit and hotdogs and s’mores for roasting (bring your own or purchase there), straw maze, sand box, pumpkins, games and activities! Friday dates are October 7th, 14th and 21st (weather permitting) from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

11. The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

When: Fridays-Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Fridays: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturdays: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sundays: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045
Phone: 937-349-4781

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek features a huge corn maze plus a cow train, barnyard bouncer, petting zoo, kiddie maze, ball zone, slides, laser tag, pedal carts, kids fun barn, tether ball and more! Hayrides are also available! This weekend includes a costume contest!

12. Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm

When: Saturday and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866

The Fall Festival weekends at Freeman’s Farm include hayrides, kettle corn, campfire foods, scarecrow making, a petting zoo and apple butter making! Admission is free, but there is a charge for some activities. See our visit to Freeman’s Farm here!

13. Fall Festival at Hidden Creek Farms

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 581 S. Galena Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074
Phone: 740-815-9371

Festival weekends offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin painting, fall decorations, food, pony rides, slide, kids play barn, corn pit, farm animals, straw maze, and more!

14. Fall Harvest Weekends at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 2920 St. Rt. 203, Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 740-595-3207

There is a really long list of activities going on throughout all of the weekends now through October at this pumpkin farm in Delaware County! Activities include a corn maze, play barn, barrel rides, pumpkin picking and tons more! Visit the website for pricing and more info! This weekend The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be visiting on Sunday from 3:00 PM -4:00 PM and the Buckeye Valley Alumni Band will perform at 4:00 PM. Click here to get a coupon for $1 off each admission! This week includes trick-or-treat!

15. Fall Fun Day at Dutch Mill Greenhouse

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 18443 State Route 4, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937-642-0511 Ext 13

This family-friendly event includes free pumpkin decorating for kids, a tour of the Leo Berbee Bulb Warehouse, a food truck and more!

16. Puppy Adoption PARTY at Party Like it’s Your Birthday

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: ​614-468-1159

This party includes the opportunity to adopt a plush pup, paint it a house and make it a collar! While you’re there, cuddle with real adoptable puppies!

17. Fall Festival Weekends at Orchard and Company

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 29, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 7255 US HWY 42 North, Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-0510

Fall Festival weekends include apple picking, fishing, hay rides, corn pit, farm animals, barrel train rides, pedal car track, tire climb, zip line, gem mining and more! Read about our Plain City Apple Picking Adventures!

18. Disney Movie Saturday at Westland Area Library

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4740 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-1301

Enjoy a free Disney movie + popcorn! For ages 12 and under.

19. LEGO Club at Grove City Library

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123
Phone: 614-875-6716

Kids can work individually or in teams to complete a LEGO challenge! All ages are welcome.

20. Flashlight Cave Tour at Olentangy Indian Caverns

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Location: 1779 Home Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-548-7917

Tour the caverns with just a flashlight! Flashlights will be provided for these special tours and children must be at least 8 years old to participate.

21. Fall Fun Day Tram Rides at Blendon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-508-8111

Bring the family for a tram ride to see the fall colors, jump in a leaf pile, roast marshmallows and make a craft!

22. Mother & Daughter Jewelry Stamping at Picassos

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1974 N. Mallway Dr., Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-354-1930

Local artist, Leah Doyle, will teach you how to make a cord necklace and charm with a stamped bar pendant. Moms and daughters can make these together at this event! All supplies included for $25. Add a sibling for $10. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

23. Harvest Festival: Family Day at the Orange Johnson House

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 956 High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-1247

This family-friendly day includes pressing your own cider, tours of the Orange Johnson House, a hands-on area for kids, pioneer games and more!

24. Halloween Events in Columbus

There are several Halloween related events going on this weekend that I’ve left off this list because they are also listed by day on my last post: Halloween Events Around Columbus! So make sure to check that out, too! If you still need more ideas, check out Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals and Columbus Tip Sheet: October.

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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? September 8-10, 2017

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1. Marion Popcorn Festival

When: Thursday-Saturday, September 7-9, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight
Location: see map
Phone: 740-387-3378

Visit the largest popcorn festival in the world in downtown Marion! Just about an hour away from downtown Columbus, the festival features parades, a 5K, rides, live entertainment including The Gin Blossoms, contests and more!

2. 23rd Annual Egyptian Festival at St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church

When: Friday-Sunday, September 8-10, 2017
Time: Friday: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Location: 200 Old Village Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

Learn about and experience Egyptian culture first hand with food, church tours, henna drawings, souvenirs, games, children’s activities and more! Admission is free!

3. Folk Songs Around the Fire at Gallant Farm Park

When: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-524-8600

Preservation Parks of Delaware County hosts this time to bring a musical instrument and/or sing songs around the fire. All ages are welcome, no reservation required!

4. Sunset Cinema presenting Moana at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

Each Friday night in September, Polaris Fashion Place will be showing a family friendly film with free activities before hand! This week is Moana and Moana will be there in person! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the outdoor area. Rain location is inside Center Court.

5. POP UP! Fall Clothing and Equipment Sale at Resolute Athletic Complex

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 3599 Chiller Ln., Columbus, OH 43219

This is the semi-annual clothing and equipment sale hosted by the Columbus Mothers of Twins Club is happening this Saturday! General admission is 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM but you can enter at 7:00 AM with a $2 donation to charity! Bring a bag! Handhelds Food Truck will also be onsite! No wagons or strollers permitted.

6. Fishing Day at Hilmar Park

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 5111 S. Old 3C Hwy., Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 614-895-1126

Genoa Township hosts a community fishing day with lunch provided! Bring your own pole and bait will be provided! Prizes are awarded for the biggest catch!

7. Mud & Madness at Sharon Woods Metro Park

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-891-0700

All ages are welcome to try out a 1.5 mile muddy obstacle course! Bring a towel!

8. Pirates & Princesses at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 711 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: 614-227-3700

Support the RMHC of Central Ohio by attending this carnival-like party with activities for all ages in the backyard of Columbus Ronald McDonald House! Come dressed as your favorite princess or pirate or purchase a costume at the event! The event includes food, a makeover station, tea cup decorating, a magic castle obstacle course, dance party, face painting and much more! Tickets are $15/person online and $20 the day of the event.

9. Saturday Morning Cartoons at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1550 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-4433

Saturday Morning Cartoons at GFC includes some of your favorite retro cartoons and commercials as well as a cereal bar! Come in your PJ’s! $5/person.

10. Books & Breakfast at 4th Street Farms

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 1377 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-859-2075

Pick fresh food from the garden and enjoy a story time together!

11. Old Hilliardfest

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: Old Hilliard, see map
Phone: 844-768-2623

Festival includes local artisans, a street fair, food vendors, live music, a car show, sunflower show carnival games and fair rides! There will be a Children’s area with arts and crafts and educational activities!

12. Columbus Caribbean Festival at Genoa Park

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: 303 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

This free festival celebrates Caribbean culture with live music, dancers and Caribbean food vendors. Proceeds help provide underprivleedged children in Caribbean countries with necessities needed for the school year.

13. PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-294-5200 x 117

Take in a family friendly jazz concert in the park! This weekend features ZC7:Latin Jazz Experience. Start with a story time inside the Main Library at 11:00 AM, concert is at 12:00 PM and then follow up with a craft from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Bring a picnic and/or blanket for this free event!

14. Outdoor Inclusive Adventures 2017 at Prairie Oaks Metro Park

When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Darby Bend Lakes, 2755 Amity Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-9442

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, ECRN+ (YMCA of Central Ohio), along with American Kayaking Association and HERO USA are hosting a day of fun and inclusive activities for children and youth with special needs along with their family, friends, and the community that loves them. The day includes canoeing and Kayaking, fishing, therapy horses, hiking, creeping, a race car display, arts and crafts, lawn games and so much more! Make sure to clink the link for lots more info and how to register online.

15. The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest

When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 455 Executive Campus Dr, Westerville, OH 43082

This food truck festival includes 30 food trucks and raises money to support the Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM)! There will be live entertainment, balloon artists, face painting and a Kids Area with games, hands on activities, arts and crafts, Taekwondo demonstrations and more!

16. Merion Village Festival at Moeler Park

When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 261 Hanford St., Columbus, OH 43206

This festival features artists and crafters, live music, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, activities for kids and more!

17. National Wildlife Day at Ohio Wildlife Center

When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: 6131 Cook Rd, Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-793-9453

Visit the animal ambassadors at Ohio Wildlife Center and learn about the Center and how you can help! Ohio Wildlife Center is only open to the public one Sunday out of the month! Admission is $5/person. Children 5 and under are free. Read more about Ohio Wildlife Center here.

18. Fam-Fest at The Church Next Door

When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: 5755 Feder Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

This free family festival includes food, games, performances and outdoor activities!

19. Columbus Garden Railroad Society Open House

When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: various locations

Join the Columbus Garden Railroad Society for their city-wide tour! Check the link for a map of 17 locations where you can take a self-guided tour of the society members’ private model railroad gardens! Each location features its own theme including Disneyland, a circus, a Victorian town and so many more!

20. 5th Line Fest at Columbus Commons

When: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM -8:00 PM
Location: 160 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

This event includes free autographs from your favorite Blue Jackets Players, a photo station, food trucks, live music and entertainment and a stage show featuring CBJ players! This event is free!

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What Should We Do This Weekend? July 21-23, 2017

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1. Franklin County Fair

When: Saturday-Sunday, July 15-22, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Friday & Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday – Thursday
Location: 5043 Northwest Pkwy., Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-876-7235

This is the 100th Anniversary of the Franklin County Fair. Visit the kids tent for activities for games, crafts and other activities!

2. Cheryl’s Summer 2017 Bake Sale at Cheryl’s Cookies and Brownies

When: Thursday & Friday, July 20-21, 2017
Time: Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: 646 McCorkle Blvd, Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 800-443-8124

This huge 2-day sale at Cheryl’s Cookies includes up to 75% off, a free gift for the first 50 customers at the Flagship Store, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital tent with crafts, face painting, snacks and more! Each day there will be visits from your kids’ favorite characters like Anna, Snow White, Iron Man and more! Check the link for character appearance times!

3. Westerville’s Touch A Truck at the Westerville Sports Complex

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 325 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 614-901-6500

Kids can get up close to fire and police vehicles, construction equipment, the Westerville Public Library delivery van  and more!

4. KidX Club: To the Moon & Back at Polaris Fashion Place

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 614-846-1500

The KidX Club takes place at the outdoor fountain area. This week there’s a space theme and kids can explore space with Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Rey and make slime! In addition, Charleys Philly Steaks will be on site with free lemonade and a prize wheel! If you mention this event at the Charleys Philly Steaks at Polaris mall you can get a free kids meal with the purchase of any combo.

**ALSO – if you post a photo at this event and tag Charleys Philly Steaks AND my blog (What Should We Do Today Columbus? or @whatshouldwedotoday_cbus) you will be entered into a drawing to win $50 in Charleys Cash! Be sure to use the hashtag #mycharleys ! Your post will need to be public to be seen and entered into the drawing!

5. ArtWalk in Downtown Lancaster

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Lancaster
Phone: 740-277-6607

This is the 30th annual ArtWalk in downtown Lancaster! Event includes a juried art show, live music, street performers, food trucks, and local vendors! Specifically for kids, Aha! A Hands-On Adventure will be making hosting an art activity for kids and there will be face painting, tattoos and hair painting!

6. Summer Family Night at Hilltop YMCA

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 2879 Valleyview Dr., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-276-8224

This activity at the outdoor pool includes family-friendly activities! It’s free for members or $15 per family.

7. Gahanna’s Great Outdoors Annual Summer Park & Rec Party

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: 150 Oklahoma Ave, Columbus, OH 43230
Phone: 614-342-4250

Gahanna Department of Parks and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation month with karaoke, kayaking and canoeing, games, inflatables, food trucks, live music and a showing of the movie SING at 9:30 PM!

8. The Main Event at the Bexley Community Pool

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: 2100 Clifton Ave., Bexley, OH 43209

Bexley Main Event is happening at the Bexley Pool this month! There will be food for sale, Johnson’s Ice Cream truck and the opportunity to watch Zootopia from the pool! No rafts allowed! The movie will start at dusk.

9. Popcorn Pops We’ve Got Rhythm at Columbus Commons

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 160 S High St., Columbus, OH 43215

This is a special kid-friendly concert with the Columbus Symphony that also includes free popcorn, activities like face painting, art projects and trying out musical instruments! There will also be the Columbus Commons Family Fun Zone with inflatables and open play activities. Gates open at 5:30 PM for the activities and the concert begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10/piece. Children under 2 are free. Afterwards, stay for the . . .

10. Free Movie at Columbus Commons

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 8:15 PM
Location: 160 S High St., Columbus, OH 43215

If you come for the Popcorn Pops, you can continue your fun evening by watching The LEGO Batman Movie! Or come down to the park after the ticketed event and watch the movie for free!

11. Movies at Mingo

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 7:45 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: 500 E. Lincoln Ave., Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: 740-203-3051

This month’s movie is Moana! Activities like hula dancing and hula hooping start at 7:45 and the movie begins at 8:15 PM! Kona Ice will be sold! Bring blankets or chairs and snacks!

12. Eastside Movie Night – “Pete’s Dragon” at Veritas East

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: 2866 Noe Bixby Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: 614-297-8442

The free movie this week will be Pete’s Dragon! Bring a chair or blanket!

13. Movies in the Park at Westgate Recreation Center

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-645-3264

Celebrate Christmas in July by watching A Christmas Story in Westgate Park. There will be Christmas cookies for sale to benefit the Westgate Recreation Center.

14. Dressing Victorian at Ohio Village

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 614-297-2300

Try on Victorian fashions, make crafts from the 1890’s, see demonstrations from the Victorian era and more at Ohio Village! Included with general admission or membership.

15. A Day in the Park at American Legion Park

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 500 Park Ave, Marysville, Ohio 43040
Phone: 937-645-7350

This celebration of the City of Marysville’s Park system includes free admission to the Municipal Pool from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, a mechanical shark, live music, free hot dogs and refreshments and activities for all ages!

16. Movie Night in Huber Park

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 1520 Davidson Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: 614-322-6800

Family-friendly activities begin at 6:00 PM and the movie, The Good Dinosaur, starts at dusk!

17. Sundays Farmdays at Burnt Toast Farms

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 18230 Raymond Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 614-547-3276

Sundays on the farm include the opportunity to meet the alpaca, stroll through meadows, play games or volleyball and have a picnic. There will be complimentary refreshments and impromptu barn tours, lessons and garden walks!

18. WOSU Kids at Columbus Museum of Art

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 480 E. Broad St.., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-4848

WOSU Kids is a new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and they are providing a fun day of art exploration at CMA! Peg + Cat will be there and the art museum is free on Sundays! (Parking is $5 for non-members).

19. 2017 Chadwick Arboretum Open House

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-688-3479

This annual open house event includes canoeing, fishing, entertainment from Sock Hop Soda Shop, a display of local bees, tours, educational displays, a tree scavenger hunt, and free root beer floats for the first 300 guests! Make sure to check the link for the exact location of the Arboretum and parking info!

20. Zoo Animals at the Library at Bexley Public Library

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 2411 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-231-2793

The Columbus Zoo will be visiting the library to teach kids about the animals that travel with Jack Hanna. They will be bringing some animal friends with them for an up-close encounter!

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ICYMI: 4 Nature Themed Story Times Around Columbus

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