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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, June 28-30, 2019

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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!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY  

6:30 AM – Ashland BalloonFest at Freer Field – this event in Ashland includes Balloon Glows, races, live performances, sports, exhibits, food and more! There is a kids zone, bumper bubbles, and more!

9:00 AM – Young’s Family Fun Value Independence Week Wristband Special at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey Dairy this weekend for a special price on wristbands for miniature golf, batting cages, driving range and more! Wristbands is $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for ages 11 and under and is good all day.

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – this event for walkers through 5 years old includes 2 hours of sensory-based activities and crafting. Crawlers are free.

9:30 AM – Story Time at Chick-fil-A at Grandview Yard – this story time includes a free coffee for the adult and a free hash brown for each child.

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

10:00 AM – Tots on the Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a slow paced 1/2 mile hike with your toddler. For ages 1-4.

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 Going Green.

11:00 AM – Pickaway County Touch-a-Truck at Pickaway County Community Action – get up close to trucks, tractors, first responder vehicles, police cars and more! There will be prizes, giveaways and activities for kids.

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. This week’s theme is Jungle Journey.

12:00 PM – Mammals of Ohio Display at Highbanks Metro Park – there will be games, activities, videos and displays about mammals at the Nature Center.

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 – 4th Fridays on the Lawn at Westerville Public Library – head over to the library during 4th Friday for family-friendly activities. this month’s theme is a safety obstacle course and includes activities that will teach safety skills. 

6:30 PM – Westerville 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville – stroll the streets for special activities, music and businesses that stay open late!

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

9:00 PM – Family Camp Out at Sunny 95 Park – this annual event offers the chance to camp out with games and a movie (Small Foot)! Email to reserve a tent!

9:00 PM – Movie in the Park featuring Small Foot at Sunny 95 Park – watch Small Foot in the park! Bring your own chairs or blanket. 

SATURDAY

6:30 AM – Ashland BalloonFest at Freer Field – this event in Ashland includes Balloon Glows, races, live performances, sports, exhibits, food and more! There is a kids zone, bumper bubbles, and more!

9:00 AM – Young’s Family Fun Value Independence Week Wristband Special at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey Dairy this weekend for a special price on wristbands for miniature golf, batting cages, driving range and more! Wristbands is $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for ages 11 and under and is good all day.

9:00 AM – Westgate Block Sale – shop the Westgate neighborhood yard sales during the Hilltop Bean Dinner Festival in Westgate Park.

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 – KidX Club at Polaris Fashion Place – Friday mornings include family-friendly activities like face painting, a balloon artist, crafts and more! This week’s theme is The Life of Toys. Your kids’ favorite toy characters will come to life!

10:00 AM – Hilltop Bean Dinner Festival at Westgate Park – this historical festival commemorates the role of the Hilltop in the Civil War and features live music, food, crafts, vendors, a car show and more!

10:00 AM – HOOT 100 at Gateway Film Center – enjoy kid-friendly short films with a Happy Birthday Theme and music from the Shazzbots! There are crafts in the lobby beforehand and admission is free with a canned good donation to the Open Shelter.

11:00 AM – Butterfly Pursuit at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 2.5 mile hike to learn how to identify butterflies!

11:00 AM – Family Hike & Creeking at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – kids of all abilities can explore the creek and enjoy a sensory experience searching for fish, bugs, crawdads and more! Register online for this free event.

12:00 PM – KiDSART at COMFEST – kid friendly events at Comfest include musical performances from Mr. Eric, The Muppet Mayhem Band, The Shazzbots and more. There will be a KiDSART area in the picnic shelter near the playground that will fearuter t-shirt tie-dyeing, sidewalk chalk, a toddlers space, painting, crafts and more. This area will be open Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

12:00 PM – Summer Scavenger Hunt at Homestead Metro Park – pick up a scavenger hunt in the Nature Center and look for signs of animals in the park! Prizes are given for those who find everything!

12:00 PM – International Mud Day at Blendon Woods Metro Park – come celebrate International Mud Day by playing in the mud!

1:00 PM – Feed The Stream at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – help feed the fish crickets, worms and minnows!

2:00 PM – Built to Bake at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – learn how a wood burning stove works and watch them prepare baked goods at this historical farm!

4:00 PM – Shop Hop and Food Trucks in Grove City – head to Grove City Town Center for food trucks and specials at participating businesses!

4:00 PM – Olentangy Summer Bash at Olentangy High School – this celebration includes live performances, food trucks, family-friendly activities, a kid’s area and a fireworks show. Tickets are available online.

5:00 PM – The Grandview Hop – the Grandview Hop includes live music, shopping, art, food trucks, a beer garden and activities for all!

6:00 PM – Family Fun Night at Highbanks Metro Park – enjoy a campfire and other activities to explore nature.

6:00 PM – 2019 Westerville Jazz Series at Alum Creek Amphitheater – enjoy a free concert in the park along with food trucks!

SUNDAY

6:30 AM – Ashland BalloonFest at Freer Field – this event in Ashland includes Balloon Glows, races, live performances, sports, exhibits, food and more! There is a kids zone, bumper bubbles, and more! There is only the morning flight on Sunday, no other activities.

9:00 AM – Young’s Family Fun Value Independence Week Wristband Special at Young’s Jersey Dairy – head to Young’s Jersey Dairy this weekend for a special price on wristbands for miniature golf, batting cages, driving range and more! Wristbands is $15 for ages 12 and up, $9 for ages 11 and under and is good all day.

11:00 AM – Sunday Sliders Family Sunday at The Draft Room – enjoy free crafts for kids, beer specials and lunch from Star City Sliders.

1:00 PM – Easton’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Volunteer Fair at Easton Town Center – head to Easton to learn about many non profit organizations who are looking for volunteers! At 3:00 there will be birthday cupcakes and a performance by the Harmony Project.

2:00 PM – For Kids: Scavenger Hunt at Highbanks Metro Park – pick up a scavenger hunt at the nature center and complete it for a small prize. 

3:00 PM – Moana and The Mermaid Fairytale Camp at The Shops at Worthington Place – this camp features dance, singing, crafts, dress up and more! Recommended for ages 4-7. $30/camper. Tickets available online.

4:00 PM – Doggie’s Day Out! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – this event features a bonfire, homemade dog treats, activities, games and raffles!

6:30 PM – Sounds of Freedom at Alum Creek Park Amphitheater – this free concert will feature Cabot Rea singing patriotic songs accompanied by the Westerville Symphony.  

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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? August 25-27, 2017

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1. Obetz Zucchini Festival

When: Thursday – Sunday, August 24-27, 2017
Time: See detailed schedule here.
Location: 1841 Williams Rd, Columbus, OH 43207
Phone: 614-491-1080

Celebrate the versatile zucchini with rides, entertainment, food, pageants, a parade, motorcycle show and cruse-in! Festival admission and concerts are free! Kids Day is Sunday and will feature free arts and crafts, a magic show and visits from COSI and The Columbus Zoo!

2. Kids Sing Along Thyme at Dublin Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

When: Friday, August 25, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: 6670 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Phone: 614-943-7005

Join Jennifer Ellis Music for a sing-a-long and dance party at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market!

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

When: Friday, August 25, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 711 E Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205

This is the last Food Truck Friday of the season! Food Trucks this week include Hot Chicken Takeover, Mikey’s Late Night Slice and Kona Ice Little Buckeye! There will also be a special visit from Stinger from the Columbus Blue Jackets! Food trucks will be donating 10% of their proceeds to RMHC!

4. America’s Best Dinosaur Show at the Columbus Convention Center

When: Friday-Sunday, August 25-27, 2017
Time: Friday: 3:00 – 8:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: 400 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Event includes over 80 life-size dinosaurs that “walk”! Activities include dino rides, face painting, dinosaur-themed bounce houses, science stations, crafts, fossil dig, and much more! Police and military families save $2 on each ticket with ID.

5. Family Friday Night at COSI

When: Friday, August 25, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-2674

COSI stays open late on the last Friday of each month and admission is reduced to $11 AND includes a movie in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater!

6. Shakespeare and Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by CATCO is Theatre

When: Friday-Sunday, August 25–27, 2017
Time: Friday: 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 PM
Location: Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203

Enjoy this family-friendly retelling of Star Wars in the style of Shakespeare!  Thanks to PNC Arts Alive, all remaining tickets to Shakespeare and Star Wars are free! Availability may be limited! See the link for details on how to get tickets!

7. Barnyard Breakfast at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: 6051 Sawmill Rd., Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614-717-9404

Bring your cowboys and cowgirls for a fun morning that includes a petting zoo, pony rides and face painting! Activities are free and breakfast is available for purchase!

8. March Through Time at Ohio Village

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH, 43211
Phone: 614-297-2300

Learn about Ohio’s military history this weekend including reenactments, military-themed board games, uniform talks and displays of uniforms, weapons and gear. The day also includes an advance screening of the upcoming Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary, The Vietnam War taking place at the Ohio History Center. All activities are included with admission or membership.

9. Hoot Family Film Series at Gateway Film Center

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-545-2255

This event takes place the last Saturday of each month and includes family friendly activities like games, stories, crafts and live music by the Shazzbots! The kid-friendly short films start at 11:00 AM. This month’s theme is Back to School! All movies are rated “G” and admission is free with a suggestion donation of a canned good for The Open Shelter! Recommended for ages 1-8.

10. Mud & Madness at Blacklick Woods Metro Park

When: Saturday, August 26, 2107
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 6975 E Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: 614-891-0700

This event includes a 1.5 mile family-friendly course through obstacles and MUD! No registration required, just bring a towel to dry off with at the end!

11. Storytime Live! Hang Out with Curious George & The Columbus Zoo at Kiddie Academy of Powell

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 2069 Summit View Rd., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: 614-336-8444

Meet Curious George at Kiddie Academy with animals from the Columbus Zoo! There will also be food and games! The event is free but it is requested that you pre-register!

12. Community Rock Climbing Festival at Scioto Audubon Metro Park

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 2017
Time: Saturday: 12:00 PM – Sunday 12:00 PM
Location: 400 W. Whittier St.., Columbus, OH 43215

This 2-day festival includes climbing clinics, climbing competitions, sumo wrestling, obstacle course races, live music, the movie Everest, overnight camping, yoga and more! Kids are welcome and this event is free!

13. Urban Scrawl 11 in the Franklinton Arts District

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 2017
Time: Saturday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 400 W. Rich St., Columbus, OH 43215

This two-day arts festival features the live creation of murals at 400 West Rich as part of Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project. Festival includes food trucks, coffee from Bottoms Up Coffee, ice pops from J-Pops and live entertainment such as beatboxing, breakdancing, and music!

14. Musicologie’s 3rd Anniversary Bash

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1400 W 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-407-8740

Musicologie turns 3 this month and they are having an open studio including food, drinks, balloon animals, face painting, and performances!

15. Movie Nights in Huber Park

When: Saturday August 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 1520 Davidson Dr., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

This week’s movie is Finding Dory! Family activities start at 6:00 PM and the movie begins at dusk!


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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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