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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, March 5-7, 2021

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Looking for something to do with the family this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 10 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

1. Cheryl’s 2021 All Store Bake Sale

Chery’s Cookies is holding their All Store Bake Sale through March 6, 2021. Get up to 75% off gifts and deserts and a free gift with a purchase of $50 or more.

2. Skate Around the Town at Easton Town Center

From February 20-March 20 ice skating will be offered at Easton’s Town Square from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Skates are available to borrow and skating is free! There will be 15 skaters on the rink at a time and masks are required.

3. Blooms and Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory

Beginning February 20, 2021, the butterflies will be back in the Pacific Island Water Garden biome at Franklin Park Conservatory! Daily butterfly demonstrations will not be taking place but there will be virtual opportunities to watch the butterflies be released!

4. DIY Winter Hike with Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Winter Hikes are happening at your own pace this year and each month different parks are featured. Pick up a Winter Hike Passport from a staff member and collect a patch for completing 7 hikes. 

5. Don’t Let the Pigeon Take Over Storytime! (Livestream)

Enjoy a free story time from Westerville Public Library featuring Pigeon stories by Mo Willems! Perfect for ages 3-6. The story time will take place on Facebook Live on Saturday at 10:00 AM.

6. Mommy & Me Easter Egg Wreath Workshop at AR Workshop Grove City

Make an Easter Egg Wreath during this mommy and me class. You will work together to make one wreath and one wood mini block. The class takes place on Saturday at 11:00 AM.

7. Breakable Candy Kraft at Dublin Toy Emporium

RSVP for Irish Krafts including breakable candies. $10/crafter. You must register in advance. Times available on Saturday afternoon.

8. PNO (Parents Night Out-Saturdays) at Dublin Toy Emporium

On Saturday beginning at 6:00 PM you can shop within the historic Dublin area while your kids participate in an activity at Kreation’s Play Kafe. You must register in advance for this event. See the link for details.

9. Storytime with Cinderella! at Sweet and Sassy Columbus

Enjoy a story time with Cinderella and a princess makeover done by Cinderella herself! Enjoy a dance party and walk the runway! Register online. This event takes place on Sunday at 11:00 AM.

10. Maple Syrup Day with Ashland Parks

Take a road trip to Cooke Park in Ashland County for Maple Syrup Day on Sunday from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM featuring maple syrup tapping demonstrations, a wagon ride or hike, and all you can eat pancakes!

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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!*


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Halloween Events and Trick or Treat Times Around Columbus

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Looking for a kid-friendly Halloween party for your family? This list ranges from silly to scary and there’s a Halloween event in Columbus almost every night of the month!

There are tons of kid and family-friendly Halloween celebrations around town! On this list you will find something for everyone! Some are more scary and some are just plain fun! Make sure to click the link for all the details! Scroll through the list to find your city’s trick-or-treat schedule as well!

*Please note that in 2020 you will find that many events require preregistration. Please make sure to click the link to find specific information for each event!

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Halloween Events around Columbus and Central Ohio for families:

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Friday, October 2, 2020

The Pumpkin Walk 2020 – Heroes & Villains in Downtown Bellefontaine

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Patches of Light Drive Through Pumpkin Patch in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Carve of Fun Demonstration in Hilliard’s Station Park

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


deMonye's Greenhouse

deMonye’s Greenhouse is not having their Haunted Greenhouse in 2020 but they are still open for pumpkins and mums!


Monday, October 5, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Friday, October 9, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Haunted Greenhouse at DeMonye’s Greenhouse

Sleepy Hollow Drive Through at Ohio History Center

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard


Pumpkins at a farm near Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Monday, October 12, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Golden Bear Scare at Smith Nature Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Golden Bear Scare at Smith Nature Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Golden Bear Scare at Smith Nature Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Friday, October 16, 2020

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Sleepy Hollow Drive Through at Ohio History Center

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard


Halloween Events around Columbus

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 

Mums and Mummies in Westgate Park

Horse Drawn Hayride and Pumpkin Patch at Hilliard Church of Christ

Taste of Pumpkin Drive Through Show in Circleville

KidX Candy Crawl Drive Thru at Polaris Fashion Place


Sunday, October 18, 2020

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Halloween Concert in McCord Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


 
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Monday, October 19, 2020

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory
 
Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens
 

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens
 
Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory
 

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory
 
Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens
 
 

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

The Great Gahanna Goblin Trail at Academy Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


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Friday, October 23, 2020

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Sleepy Hollow Drive Through at Ohio History Center

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Fall Friday Flicks: Goonies at Hilliard Station Park 

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

The Great Gahanna Goblin Trail at Academy Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 

Trunk or Treat at HTH Farm Market

Ghostbusters Movie at Polaris Fashion Place


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 

Trunk or Treat “Mask”uerade at Sunbury United Methodist Church

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Boo at the Zoo in Columbus Ohio Halloween event

CRC Drive through Pumpkin Patch at North Broadway United Methodist Church


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

Trick or Treat on the Farm at Lehner’s Pumpkin Farm

Costume Contest at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek


Monday, October 26, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens

 
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 
 
Boohio Village Virtual Event
 
Trunk or Treat at Hilliard Church of Christ
 
 
Toddlerween at Get Air Pickerington
 
Trunk-or-Treat Drive-Through Style at Pickerington Public Library 

Trick-or-Treat Night in the following cities:

  • Bexley
  • Columbus
  • Dublin
  • Gahanna
  • Grove City
  • Hilliard
  • Pataskala
  • Pickerington
  • Prairie Township
  • Sunbury
  • Upper Arlington 
  • Whitehall
  • Worthington

Friday, October 30, 2020

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Sleepy Hollow Drive Through at Ohio History Center

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 

Spooky Parade Drive By Trick or Treating at Fun Town Play and Learn Café

Trunk or Treat at South Drive In

Free Dinner Halloween Glow Skate at Skate Zone 71


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

HighBall Halloween 2020 Virtual Event

Trick or Treat at the St. Mary Farmer’s Market GV

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Hallowaffle Walk in Hilliard’s Station Park

Pumpkin Bike Scavenger Hunt in Roger A Reynolds Municipal Park 

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

 
Fall Family Fun at Faith Community Church
 
 
Bewitching Bites Halloween Workshop at Young Chef’s Academy Gahanna
 
Halloween Family Fun at We Rock the Spectrum 
 
Haunted Skate Party at Skate Zone 71
 
 
Halloween at 400 Square
 
Bewitching Bites Halloween Workshop at Young Chefs of Gahanna
 
Reverse Trick or Treat at Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
 
Boo Boo Bake Sale at Shut In Sweets
 
Halloween Family Fun! at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus
 
 
Trick-or-Treat Night in the following cities:
  • Delaware
  • Galena
  • Grandview Heights
  • Marysville
  • Powell
  • New Albany
  • Westerville

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Ghost Trolley at The Ohio Railway Museum

Pumpkin Patchport Scavenger Hunt in Hilliard

The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus 


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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!*

ICYMI: Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals

 

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What Should We Do This Weekend? November 3-5, 2017

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Don’t forget it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend and we “Fall Back” on Sunday morning! (Sigh, I hate this one!)

1. Storytime with Kara at ME and the MOON

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: 15 N. Westmoor Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-570-1124 vc

This week’s story time theme is Rhythm and Rhyme 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.

2. Budding Artists at Westerville Public Library

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-882-7277

Kids can explore different artistic techniques! This month’s theme is chalk! Recommended for ages 4-6.

3. Kids After-School Movie Day at Grandview Heights Public Library

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Location: 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-481-3778

Drop in for a movie on the big screen! Bring a snack!

4. First Friday Film Series at Ohio History Center

When: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH 43211
Phone: 800-686-6124.

Ohio History Center stays open late on the First Friday of the month for special activities and a movie! This weekend’s movie is The Goonies, which will start at 7:00 PM. There will be a crew of pirates to hang out with and you can make your own treasure map! Museum admission is reduced to $6 after 5:00 PM. Ages 6-12 will be $3 and Members and kids ages 5 and under are free. Make sure to “like” my Facebook Page because I’ll be doing a giveaway for this event on Thursday!

5. Doll Hair Salon Spectacular at American Girl Columbus

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: 4040 The Strand East, Space 520, Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: 877-247-5223

Girls 8 and up can get their American Girl Doll’s hair styled and learn how to care for their doll’s hair at this special event. Participants receive a Fancy Fruit Fondue and a goody bag! $20/person. Call to register in advance. See A #boymom Does American Girl.

6. KidsLinked.com’s Learning Rocks! Education Expo & Contests at Ohio Expo Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Phone: 877-543-7801

This free event includes educational vendors, contests, archery tournaments, a Minecraft tournament, Chess tournaments, book signings, writing activities, science activities, rocket launching, trampolines, face painting and more! Parking is $5.

7. Buckeye Book Fair at OARDC, Fisher Auditorium

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-262-2103

If you’re looking for a road trip, North East Ohio’s largest book fair includes the chance to buy books written by Ohio authors, author signings and readings, plus special events for kids such as writing activities, paper craft activities, coloring and more! Admission is $2.

8. Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: 1777 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43203
Phone: 614-715-8000

Make Day of the Dead crafts at this event celebrating the Mexican holiday focused on remembering loved ones. There will be a scratch art calavera skull and tissue paper flowers to make. Free with admission or membership.

9. Clothing Bag Sale at 2nd Times A Charm

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 24 S. Grener Ave., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-878-6120

2nd Times A Charm is closing and you can fill a bag of children’s and maternity clothing for $25. Toys and baby gear will be 25% off and shoes, blankets and accessories will be 50% off.

10. National Bison Day at Battelle Darby Nature Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119
Phone: 614-891-0700

Celebrate National Bison Day with a movie and other activities! See 2 Great Metro Park Nature Centers for Columbus Kids.

11. Candy Buy-Back at Lucky’s Market

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 2770 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-447-0258

Not sure what to do with all that Halloween Candy? Bring it to Lucky’s Market to exchange it pound for pound for fruit! All the candy that is collected will go to oversees troops!

12. Concert Series at the Shops at Worthington Place

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 7227 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-841-1110

This is a free concert near the playland! This week is Tony Hagood.

13. Mary Poppins at Northland Performing Arts Center

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017
Time: Saturday: 7:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM
Location: 4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-410-1135

Mary Poppins will be performed by the Artisan Ballet Company! This is a family-friendly performance featuring your favorites story told through ballet, tap, and jazz choreography, performed by local dancers and actors!

14. The Great Pumpkin Drop at Marysville Fire Station 271

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 16300 County Home Rd., Marysville, OH 43040
Phone:

Watch pumpkins drop (and splatter) from a 100 foot ladder truck! Also included: tours of the fire station, exploring fire trucks, bounce houses and food!

15. Fairy and Troll House Trail at Blendon Woods Metro Park

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-891-0700

Collect materials in the forest and build a fairy or troll house! Meet at the Nature Center! See Exploring Blendon Woods Metro Park.

16. Braids on Braids on BRAIDS! at Bishops Clintonville

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 4223 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 614-670-5307

This is a free workshop where you can learn new braiding styles! RSVP on the Facebook page!


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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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