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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, October 2-4, 2020

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Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Try out one of these 13 kid-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas for Fall make sure to check out:

1. Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festivals

Fall festivals around Central Ohio are beginning and many of them include pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, outdoor activities, food and all kinds of fall-themed fun! Click the link for a complete list of fall festivals and pumpkin farms to choose your fun this weekend!

2. Harvest Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory

Through November 1, 2020, Franklin Park Conservatory will be decked out with fall foliage, pumpkins, mums, gourds and more in the outdoor gardens! The Pumpkin House will be on display! This is included in regular admission or membership. While you’re there make sure to see the outdoor Garden Railway!

3. Go Apple Picking

Going apple picking is a classic fall activity in Central Ohio! Even if you live in the city of Columbus, a u-pick apple farm is less than an hour away and most of them have picking times available on the weekends!

4. The Pumpkin Walk 2020 – Heroes & Villains in Bellefontaine

Complete a scavenger hunt around downtown Bellefontaine! There will be festive displays, food trucks and DORA! Come in costume for this free event!

5. Sleepy Hollow Drive-In at Ohio History Center

Each Friday night in October you can watch a “spooktacular” movie at this drive-in experience at Ohio History Center! There will also be drive-thru scenes from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This weekend’s movie is Ghostbusters and there are two times: 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM. You must get your tickets in advance.

6. Rhea Lana’s of North Columbus 2020 Fall/Winter Sale

Shop for gently used kids clothing, toys and accessories. Shopping is free beginning October 2 at 2:00 PM or you can purchase a ticket to get in early!

7. Johnstown Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up at Hartford Fairgrounds

Shop this pop up sale of kids clothing, toys and accessories! You can make an appointment for entry or shop standby.

8. Saturday Studio Art Canvas // Fox in the Meadow at Art with Anna

Saturday Studio has a different theme each week. Drop in for $20/student or sign up for a package deal.

9. 40th Annual Fall Festival at Oakland Nurseries

The Annual Fall Festival takes place at all Garden Centers and include entertainment, food, concessions and activities! Activities vary by location so check the link for all the details. The Fall Festival Days go on from October 1-18, 2020.

10. Hilliard Kid’sFest Drive Thru Event at Franklin County Fairgrounds

This drive-through event includes free treats, a balloon artist, entertainment, a flying pancake breakfast, pony rides and more! Some activities have a cost.

11. Kindermusik FREE Demo Class

Check out a free demo class featuring, instruments, story time, singing, dancing and more! Ages 6 mo – 4 years plus caregivers! 

12. Patches of Light’s Drive-thru Pumpkin Patch

Take part in a Drive Thru Pumpkin Patch benefiting Patches of Light in Hilliard. Pumpkins are $2 or $3. 

13. Firefighter Memorial Sunday Open House

Visit the museum to see their new display about the history of Firefighter Memorial Sunday. 

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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 25-27, 2020

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

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas for Fall make sure to check out:

1. Fourteen Twenty Nine at Land Grant Brewing

Get your brownie and baked good fix at Land Grant Brewing on Friday night from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Way back at the beginning, Amanda invited me to her house to learn about her mission and taste her brownies. I’ve been a big fan ever since!

2. FREE Dinner Skate at Skate Zone 71

On Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Family Skate features admission, skate rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 small drink for $10.

3. 2020 Water Circus Show at Colony Square Mall

If you’re looking for an interesting road trip this weekend, this event takes place in Zanesville. I don’t know much about it but an Italian Water Circus sounds very intriguing! There are several performances this weekend.

4. Gahanna Fall Drive-In Series

The Gahanna Fall Drive-In Series features movies and performances outside in Sunpoint Park! Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Friday night’s movie is Back to the Future and it starts at 7:45! Tickets are $10/vehicle.

5. Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festivals

Fall festivals around Central Ohio are beginning and many of them include pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, outdoor activities, food and all kinds of fall-themed fun! Click the link for a complete list of fall festivals and pumpkin farms to choose your fun this weekend!

6. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

Pick your own apples, enjoy the Story Stroll, food tucks and other orchard activities! Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

7. Harvest Blooms at Franklin Park Conservatory

Beginning this Saturday through November 1, 2020, Franklin Park Conservatory will be decked out with fall foliage, pumpkins, mums, gourds and more in the outdoor gardens! The Pumpkin House will be on display! This is included in regular admission or membership.

8. $5 Pony Rides at Kuhlwein’s Farm in Hilliard

Horse-N-Round Fun will be offering $5 pony rides on Saturdays and Sundays at Kuhlwein’s Farm Market beginning at 12:00 PM. Kuhlwein’s will be offering their fall activities like pumpkin picking, hayrides, petting zoo and more!

9. Sharp Farms Night Maze

Beginning this Saturday night and each Saturday night in October, the Sharp Farms Corn Maze will be open from 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM for those who want to try out the corn maze in the dark! This year’s maze has a women’s suffrage theme!

10. Princesses in the Park Series: Rapunzel & The Mermaid in Scioto Park

Join Rapunzel and the Mermaid in the park on Sunday from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for singing, dancing, princess lessons, a treasure chest an more! $20/child. Adults are free. Get your tickets online.

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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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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 11-13, 2020

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

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas make sure to check out:


A Big THANKS to Olentangy Indian Caverns for Sponsoring this Post!

Olentangy Indian Caverns

Looking for a local field trip to keep the kiddos learning beyond their screens? Just 20 minutes north of Columbus you’ll find an unexpected destination for young explorers: 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.


1. Sidewalk Doodles at Grandview Heights Public Library

Visit the interactive chalk doodle on the east side of the library building! You can visit all weekend from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Post your picture with the artwork to be entered to win a prize.

2. Ohio Open Doors

From September 11-20, 2020 you can visit Ohio’s historic buildings and landmarks virtually. There will be special virtual events, virtual content to view at any time, and walking, hiking and driving tours!

3. U-Pick Honeycrisp The Orchard and Company

On Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM you can pick Honeycrisp apples! On Saturday, the market, cafe and farmyard activities will open for the season.

4. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

Pick your own apples, enjoy the Story Stroll, food tucks and other orchard activities! Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

5. StoryTale Bike Tours: Art & Education

Bike through the city to visit cultural landmarks like Lincoln Theater, King Arts Distrcit, the Long Street Bridge and more! There will be experienced cyclists for guides, and a talk from Malik Moore. You can bring your own bike or borrow a bike for free. Tickets are $25/person and limited. You must register in advance. The ride starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday.

6. Velvet Ice Cream’s Fall Into Fall

This outdoor event on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM features vendors selling homemade crafts, a fishing tournament, and of course, ice cream!

7. September Grown-Up & Me // Apple Pickin’ at Art with Anna

On Saturday from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM you and your child (age 3 and up) can paint an apple themed project! Let them get messy! $15/couple.

8. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, admission for the day offers access to hay rides, mini golf, swimming, paddle boating, and pony rides! Trail rides are available at an additional cost. Visit animals and more! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

9. Columbus Symphony Community Concert at McConnell Arts Center

This outdoor concert takes place outside at the McConnel Arts Center on Sunday at 2:00 PM and lasts about 45 minutes. Free tickets are limited. RSVP online.

10. Columbus Symphony Community Concert at Columbus Museum of Art

This outdoor concert takes place outside at the Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday at 2:00 PM and lasts about 45 minutes. Attendance at this concert is on a first-come, first serve basis.

–>> Need more ideas? Try 5 Cool Outdoor Activities for Kids in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks or one of these 12 Columbus Parks to Try this Summer <<–

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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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