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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, July 12-14, 2019

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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!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:45 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in to this music class with WeJoySing for $5/child, $3 for siblings. 1-23 months old.

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 – Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons – Commons for Kids offers activities for all ages including carousel rides, inflatables, activities and more! This week’s theme is Animal Planet Day!

10:30 AM – Drop In Music Class at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – drop in to this music class with WeJoySing for $5/child, $3 for siblings. 2-4 years old.

11:00 AM – Camp Creativity at Michaels Stores – Camp Creativity happens Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and is $3 per session. There is a different theme every week and different crafts every day. Sign up online. 

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! 

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich – head to Franklinton when the galleries and art studios stay open late for exploring!

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop the kids off for a hands-on cooking lesson! This week’s theme is BBQ recipes. Register online.

6:30 PM – Family Night Hike | Sense the Night at Ohio Wildlife Center – hike around the Ohio Wildlife Center in the dark searching for animals, enjoy a camp fire  and create an animal enrichment item for the wildlife. $7/person. Not recommended for kids under age 5. 

7:00 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too! 

7:00 PM – Folk Songs Around the Fire at Gallant Farm Park – bring an instrument or sing along to songs around the campfire. All ages welcome.

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

8:00 PM – Hilliard Arts Council Presents: Shrek the Musical at Hilliard Darby High School – watch the musical Shrek performed by local actors, dancers and singers! This is a family-friendly performances with several times throughout the weekend.


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

Looking for more adventures on your summer bucket list? 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 all summer long.


SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – Grand Opening Weekend at Lynd Fruit Farm – celebrate the first market opening of the year with samples, food trucks, music, balloons and a bigger and better market! 

9:00 AM – Franklin County Fair at the Franklin County Fairgrounds – the fair features rides, concerts, performances, vendors, food, and lots more! The fair runs from July 13-20, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursday.

9:30 AM – Pancakes & Play at St. Francis DeSales High School, Columbus, OH – this fundraiser will include all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast, bingo, a silent auction, bounce house, face painting, putt putt and more! $10/person, $25/family.

9:30 AM – A Walking Storytime at Westerville Public Library – listen to a story while walking through the library and Hanby Park followed by a craft and a treat. Ages 2-5 years and their siblings.

9:30 AM – Our Village: Tie Dye Creations! with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – this is a free event with FIT4MOM UA! Bring an item to tie dye after the Stroller Strides Class!

10:00 AM – Birdwatching for Beginners at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – beginning bird watchers can learn tricks to improve their bird watching skills and go on a short hike to bird watch!

10:00 AM – Westerville Music & Arts Festival at Everal Barn At Heritage Park – this two day festival includes live music, food trucks, craft beers and more! $1 to attend, kids 10 and under are free.

10:00 AM – Children’s Book Sale 2019 at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Hilliard Branch – children’s books will be on sale at the Hilliard Branch of the CML. Clearance sale is Sunday!

10:00 AM – Community Day 2019 at Pleasant Township Fire Department – this family-friendly event features touch-a-truck, games, balloon animals, free face painting, food trucks, vendors and more!

10:00 AM – 10 TV & Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure at Highbanks Metro Park – this is a free event featuring creeking, rock wall climbing, face painting, archery, live animals and more outdoor activities!

10:00 AM – Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious at Kiddie Academy of Gahanna – enjoy a story time with visits from Curious George and Pinkalicious. This is a free event but you can RSVP online to reserve your spot.

10:00 AM – Storytime LIVE! and Grand Opening Event at Kiddie Academy of Dublin – enjoy a story time with visits from Curious George and Pinkalicious. This is a free event but you can RSVP online to reserve your spot.

10:30 AM – July Grown-Up & Me Art // Up, Up and Away! at Art with Anna – this event is for kids ages 3 and up with an adult. $15/couple, $5 for additional artists. Make an art project together!

10:30 AM – A Walking Storytime at Westerville Public Library – listen to a story while walking through the library and Hanby Park followed by a craft and a treat. Ages 2-5 years and their siblings.

10:30 AM – Our Village: Tie Dye Creations! with FIT4MOM Upper Arlington – this is a free event with FIT4MOM UA! Bring an item to tie dye after the Stroller Strides Class!

11:00 AM – Will Hillenbrand, Children’s Author Book Launch at Bexley Public Library – Will Hillenbrand will be launching his new book, Mighty Reader and the Big Freeze. Books will be available for sale and for signing. 

11:00 AM – Family Fun Day at The Shops at Worthington Place – this is a free event including a bounce house, balloon twisting, fire truck, child ID kits and more.

11:00 AM – Summer Jam West at Westgate Park – this free festival features art and live music. There will be local bands, food trucks, craft vendors, a free Children’s Art Zone, $1 snow cones, professional chalk artists and more!

11:00 AM – Delaware Family Festival at Andrews House – this block party will include music, face painting, lawn games, free lunch from 12-1, craft stations and more!

12:00 PM – PBJ & Jazz: Bobby Floyd Trio feat. Dwight Adams at Topiary Park – this event features a free, kid-friendly jazz concert in the park. There is a story time at the library at 11:00 AM, the concert at 12:00 PM and an art activity at 1:00 PM!

12:00 PM – Weiland’s Annual Party in the Parking Lot at Weiland’s Market – celebrate 58 years at Weiland’s market with picnic foods, birthday cake and ice cream, snow cones, giveaways, live music and more! $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12.

1:00 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too!

2:00 PM – Let’s Flamingle for a Cure! at The Bogey – this free, family-friendly event supports the Rett Syndrome Research Trust and features kids’ activities, silent auction, raffle prizes, live music, face painting, photo booth, yard games and more!

2:30 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too!

5:30 PM – 2019 Westerville Jazz Series at Alum Creek Amphitheater – enjoy a free concert in the park along with food trucks!

8:00 PM – MTRL Monster Truck Thrill Show at Franklin County Fair-Hilliard, Ohio – watch monster trucks at the Franklin County Fair with a pre-show pit party from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

8:00 PM – Hilliard Arts Council Presents: Shrek the Musical at Hilliard Darby High School – watch the musical Shrek performed by local actors, dancers and singers! This is a family-friendly performances with several times throughout the weekend.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Grand Opening Weekend at Lynd Fruit Farm – celebrate the first market opening of the year with samples, food trucks, music, balloons and a bigger and better market! 

9:30 AM – KidsFest 2019 at Covenant Church – this free festival includes a juggler, balloon artist, petting zoo, inflatables, touch-a-truck and more!

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – visit the Ohio Wildlife Center and its inhabitants! An animal enrichment activity will take place at 1:00 PM. $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

1:00 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too!

1:00 PM – Children’s Book Sale 2019 at Columbus Metropolitan Library – Hilliard Branch – children’s books will be on sale at the Hilliard Branch of the CML. Clearance sale is Sunday!

2:00 PM – Columbus Zoo at the Franklin Park Conservatory – the Columbus Zoo will visit the Conservatory with some ambassador animals. Free with admission or membership.

2:30 PM – Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. at Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts – CATCO is Kids offers this musical rendition of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory featuring classic songs as well as new ones, too! 

3:00 PM – Hilliard Arts Council Presents: Shrek the Musical at Hilliard Darby High School – watch the musical Shrek performed by local actors, dancers and singers! This is a family-friendly performances with several times throughout the weekend.

4:30 PM – Families in the Kitchen at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – this is an interactive cooking class for all ages. $25/person.

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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, May 17-19, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 45 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Touch a Truck 2019 at Worthington Community Center – get up close to over 40 vehicles! There will also be car seat checks, a limited quantity of free bike helmets and a food drive! Food and beverages will be available for purchase!

9:00 AM – May’s Summer Special at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – receive half of admission every Friday in May when your kid wears his or her favorite jammies!

10:00 AM – Touch-a-Truck at Hilliard’s Station Park – get up close to your favorite vehicles! There will be crafts and inflatables on site as well!

10:00 AM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

11:00 AM – Food Truck Friday at Easton Town Center – this weekend is the annual Easton Food Fest and Friday is all about Food Trucks! There will be live music and food trucks available for lunch and dinner!

6:00 PM – GAME NIGHT (trivia) @ Kreation’s Play Kafé at Dublin Toy Emporium – this game night is for tweens! $15 per participant. This game night is trivia themed!

6:00 PM – Touch-A-Truck at Stradley Park – get up close to your favorite rescue vehicles! There will also be DJ and Photo booth and games!

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School – – members and non-members are welcome for an open swim at all local Goldfish Swim School locations! $5/person or $15/family. First come, first served.

7:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

7:30 PM – Evening Bike Ride at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – take an 8.5 mile bike ride through grasslands and forests looking for wildlife. Ages 8 and up.

9:00 PM – Sunset Cinemas at The Daily Growler: Jumanji at The Daily Growler – Polaris – watch a free screening of Jumanji outside on the patio! Bring lawn chairs and blankets!

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Fairfield County Airport’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – – this celebratory event will include free plane rides for kids ages 8-17 yrs old, a historic B-52 bomber, vintage airplanes and search and air-rescue vehicles on display! There will be other classic cars and emergency vehicles to check out as well as a replica of the Korean War Memorial! Plus food trucks and more!

9:30 AM – Family Stroller Strides at Fancyburg Park – the whole family is invited to a workout with FIT4MOM UA at Fancyburg Park! Register online.

10:00 AM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

10:00 AM – Parent-Child Playdate Workshop at Haven Collective – celebrate the launching of The Meet Cute Co. with an interactive event that involves creating a vision board! All supplies will be provided along with refreshments! Get your ticket online!

10:00 AM – West Fest on OSU West Campus Quad – this is a free event featuring sustainability and outreach at OSU and beyond. There will be displays and hands on activities from participating departments at OSU. 

10:00 AM – Experience Public Works Day at City of Dublin Service Complex – this is “touch a truck” amplified with the opportunity to get up close to all kinds of city service vehicles, food trucks, bounce houses, nature education, outdoor games and more!

10:00 AM – Touch A Truck at The Purple Door Church (GCUMC) – get up close to all kinds of trucks, win a prize and get your own construction hat!

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

11:00 AM – New Albany Founders Day Parade & Festival at New Albany Intermediate School – this festival includes carnival rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, food, vendors and a parade!

10:00 AM – Model Railroads at Sandal Legacy Trail House – watch model trains travel through a miniature village and meet Model Railroaders who can answer all your model train questions!

10:00 AM – Kids Club Mama & Baby Birds’ Nest at Michaels Stores – make a nest and baby birds. $3/project.

11:00 AM – Spring Fling at Sunny 95 Park – this celebration of spring includes live birds on display, a Touch a Truck, a Fishing Derby, arts and crafts, live music and lots more!

11:00 AM – Delaware Arts Festival in Delaware, Ohio – this arts festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and features live music and performances, a Kids Art Project, plus artists and vendors!

12:00 PM – Touch A Truck at Prairie Township Community Center – get up close to Township vehicles!

1:00 PM – National Public Gardens Week at Inniswood Metro Gardens – visit Inniswood Metro Park this weekend for a free gift for your garden!

1:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – MAKE break Baseball Slime at Michaels Stores – buy the jar and Michaels will provide the supplies to decorate it and fill it with slime!

2:00 PM – Spring Creekin’ at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – take an off trail, 1.5 mile hike through Blendon Ravines. Ages 6 and up.

3:00 PM – LEGO Club at Grove City Library – work in teams or individually to create a LEGO challenge!

5:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

8:00 PM – Howl at the Moon at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 3.5 mile hike with your dog! Kid friendly.

Related: 2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

10:00 AM – Delaware Arts Festival in Delaware, Ohio – this arts festival takes place Saturday and Sunday and features live music and performances, a Kids Art Project, plus artists and vendors!

11:00 AM – EMS & Safety Day at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! – kick off National EMS & Safety week with hands on activities, meeting with first responders and watching the Jaws of Life in action and the landing of a MedFlight helicopter! Free with admission or membership. 

12:00 PM – Model Railroads at Sandal Legacy Trail House – watch model trains travel through a miniature village and meet Model Railroaders who can answer all your model train questions!

12:30 PM – Kids Yoga at Namaste in Love Yoga Studio – kids ages 3-6 can participate in a fun yoga class including yoga-inspired games, mindfulness and age appropriate yoga activities.

1:00 PM – National Public Gardens Week at Inniswood Metro Gardens – visit Inniswood Metro Park this weekend for a free gift for your garden!

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Columbus – Get $3 Off on Sunday Bookings with a special code – book online!

1:00 PM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

1:00 PM – Sunday in the Swamp at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – look for slimy creatures in the swamp.

1:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – SURPRISE DOLL PARTY CAMP with Paulettes Palace & Productions – hunt for the hidden dolls in the palace, enjoy a live performance and karaoke! $30 per participant. Call to register.

1:00 PM – Sweet Sunday at Easton Town Center – sample sweets as part of the Easton Food Fest! Samples are two for $1 with proceeds going to the Easton Community Foundation!

2:00 PM – Junior Chefs Weekend Workshop at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – learn cooking skills, kitchen safety, flavor profiles and more! $50/class. Ages 6 and up.

2:00 PM – Family Fun Day at Kingmakers – kids 12 and under play for free at this family fun day featuring board games from Ravensburger. There will be raffle prizes, swag and giveaways!

5:00 PM – Peter Pan with Columbus Children’s Theatre at Southern Theatre – watch the story of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! This is a 2 act musical with an intermission. All ages welcome. Tickets available online. 5 performances this weekend.

6:00 PM – Music in the Garden: Summer ’19 in Olde Towne East Community Gardens – this is a free concert featuring local bands and musicians! 

6:00 PM – Evening Garden Walk at Inniswood Metro Gardens – take a stroll through the gardens at Inniswood.

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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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