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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 2-4, 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 – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

9:00 AM – Mini Camp- Intro/ to LEGO Boost Robotics at The SIMPLR STEAM Playground – build a robot made of LEGO blocks and electronic components while learning programming language and competing in an obstacle course! Register online.

10:00 AM – For Kids: Explore Natural Play Area at Highbanks Metro Park – go off trail to look for wildlife. Ages 6-12.

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 Character Day!

10:00 AM – Back To School Kick Off at Once Upon A Child – Columbus, OH – tax free weekend includes shopping at Once Upon A Child! They are offering 50% off clearance plus the chance to win an Amazon Fire Tablet. All locations.

10:00 AM – Wands and Wizards Weekend in Lancaster and Beyond  – locations throughout Lancaster and beyond will be offering wizard themed treats, art, contests, crafts and more! Check the link for the schedule of what’s going on where, August 1-3!

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! 

10:30 AM – KidX: Game Time at Polaris Fashion Place – KidX is a free event featuring games, crafts, face painting, balloon artists and more! This week’s theme is all about sports, health and fitness safety!

3:30 PM – Open Gaming for Kids and Teens at Bexley Public Library – kids ages 8-18 can drop in to play Minecraft, board games, card games, video games and more in the auditorium!

4:00 PM – Dublin Irish Festival – this 3 day festival features live entertainment, food, vendors, a 5K and Kids Dash, a full Irish Mass, children’s activities including a playland, inflatables, rides, and activities. A $10 wristband is required for the playland but there is also a free play area for toddlers. 

4:00 PM  – St. James 36th annual Brats Festival Aug. 2-4 at St. James Lutheran Church (Hilliard, Ohio) – this event will feature authentic German food and beer, live polka music, a 1860’s base-ball game on Saturday, a mime and juggling performance and a worship service on Sunday.

5:30 PM – First Fridays at Reeb Avenue Center – COSI will be at this monthly event for families!

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

7:00 PM – Story Time at Night Under the Stars at Wyman Woods Park – kids of all ages can enjoy a camping story time hosted by Grandview Library and Grandview Heights Parks and Rec. There is a free camp out overnight – see link to register for the campout.

7:00 PM – Russell Blue Band | Summer Sizzle Concert Series in Grove City Town Center – this free concert takes place at the George Edge Music Park in Grove City Town Center. 

8:30 PM – Uptown Movie Series in Westerville – this is a free movie on the City Lawn Hall. This week’s movie is Jurassic Park (PG-13).

8:45 PM – Lights, Cameras, Movies at Polaris Fashion Place – watch a free movie int he Polaris Lifestyle Center, bring a blanket or chairs. This week’s movie is Dumbo.

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Westerville Mom2Mom Sale at Westerville Christian Church – shop for bargains at this consignment sale featuring baby, kids and maternity items.

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

9:00 AM – Market Day at Westgate Farmer’s Market – YMCA Hilltop Educare will be at this week’s market to do story times and offer sensory activities! There will be live music, vendors and Explorer’s Club food truck.

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 – FIT4MOM Columbus North’s Free Family Anniversary Party at Highbanks Metro Park – this is a free family event with FIT4MOM Columbus North! This celebration includes a family workout, a playdate and giveaways! RSVP online.

10:00 AM – Author Visit: Lindsay Bonilla at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – Lindsay Bonilla will read and sign copies of her book Polar Bear Island!

10:00 AM – Kingwood Kids Day – “Arts in the Garden” at Kingwood Center Gardens – take a road trip to Mansfield for this event that includes activities from local partners, art projects, demonstrations, music and activities! Food and ice cream will be available for purchase and admission is free for all.

10:00 AM – SunflowerFest 2019 at Branstool Orchards – this festival runs August 3-11 and will include hayrides, yoga, vendors, food trucks, live music, painting, and more! Tickets are available online or at the gate as space allows. Tickets are cheaper throughout the weekdays. Buy online to save more.

10:00 AM – Wands and Wizards Weekend in Lancaster and Beyond  – locations throughout Lancaster and beyond will be offering wizard themed treats, art, contests, crafts and more! Check the link for the schedule of what’s going on where, August 1-3!

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 – Riddles me these, please at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – pick up a list of riddles at the farmhouse and explore the farm to find the answers!

11:00 AM – Dublin Irish Festival – this 3 day festival features live entertainment, food, vendors, a 5K and Kids Dash, a full Irish Mass, children’s activities including a playland, inflatables, rides, and activities. A $10 wristband is required for the playland but there is also a free play area for toddlers. 

11:00 AM – Back-To-School with Easton Town Center – take advantage of Tax Free Weekend at Easton where there will be live entertainment, a fashion preview, giveaways and more!

11:00 AM – Summer Reading Carnival at Marysville Public Library – celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program with games, prizes, treats and more!

11:30 AM – St. James 36th annual Brats Festival Aug. 2-4 at St. James Lutheran Church (Hilliard, Ohio) – this event will feature authentic German food and beer, live polka music, a 1860’s base-ball game on Saturday, a mime and juggling performance and a worship service on Sunday.

1:00 PM – 2019 Pickerington KidsFest at Pickerington Mount Carmel Sports Complex – this event features a foam run, a free family festival with contests, performances, food trucks, scavenger hunt, $5 bounce park and more.

2:00 PM – Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious at Kiddie Academy of Reynoldsburg, OH – RSVP online for this free story time and character meet and greet!

6:00 PM – Free Concert featuring The Navigators at Columbus Commons – enjoy a free concert at Columbus Commons! Food trucks and bar open at 6:00 PM, concert starts at 7:00 PM.

6:00 PM – Game Night! at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – hang out in the Nature Center or play various outdoor yard games!

6:00 PM – Hilltop Art Hop at 3060 Artworks – this monthly Art Hop features live music, featured artists, snacks, games and various activities at the surrounding businesses at the Westgate BusinessWorks.

9:00 PM – Movie In The Park: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – watch a free movie in the park! Bring a blanket or chairs.

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!

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

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 – SunflowerFest 2019 at Branstool Orchards – this festival runs August 3-11 and will include hayrides, yoga, vendors, food trucks, live music, painting, and more! Tickets are available online or at the gate as space allows. Tickets are cheaper throughout the weekdays. Buy online to save more.

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 – Dublin Irish Festival – this 3 day festival features live entertainment, food, vendors, a 5K and Kids Dash, a full Irish Mass, children’s activities including a playland, inflatables, rides, and activities. A $10 wristband is required for the playland but there is also a free play area for toddlers. 

11:30 AM – St. James 36th annual Brats Festival Aug. 2-4 at St. James Lutheran Church (Hilliard, Ohio) – this event will feature authentic German food and beer, live polka music, a 1860’s base-ball game on Saturday, a mime and juggling performance and a worship service on Sunday.

3:00 PM – Family Tram Rides at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a guided tour of the park on the tram! Hop on at one of the “tram stop” signs throughout the park.

6:00 PM – Climbing for Clouds at Vertical Adventures – support research for Clouded Leopards by participating gin an indoor obstacle course, visiting with animal ambassadors from the Columbus Zoo, enjoying outdoor games and more! $19/person includes a donation to the research. ($7 for members) Register 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.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 26-28, 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:

9:00 AM – National Moth Week at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – visit the Nature Center to see a display of moths in celebration of National Moth Week!

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

10:00 AM – Lancaster Festival – the Lancaster Festival runs from July 17-27, 2019 with various performances, activities and shows throughout the week! There will be kid-friendly performances from The Shazzbots, magic shows, art projects and more! Click the link for the entire schedule.

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 – 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 – 1 Yr Anniversary Fun with us! at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – celebrate the one year anniversary with activities, tattoos, balloon artist, face painting, prizes, goodie bags and more! $12 for the first child, $6 for each additional. Kids 10 and under.

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. 

4:30 PM – Ice Cream & Trucks at West Berlin Presbyterian Church – this free event includes the opportunity to get up close to trucks and free ice cream while supplies last! 

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 Friday in Uptown Westerville – stroll the streets for special activities, music and businesses that stay open late! This month’s theme is World Bazaar.

6:00 PM – 4th Fridays on the Lawn at Westerville Public Library  – enjoy a family-friendly activity on the front lawn of the library during Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday! This month’s theme is building blocks and kids can build things out of various materials! 

6:00 PM – The Hilltop! at Third Way Cafe – celebrate the Hilltop with a release of “Hilltop Diner Blend” from Liturgia Coffee Co., Pitabilities food truck, live music, giveaways and more. Various businesses on the block will be open including an art gallery, paint your own pottery and more!

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop the kids off for a hands-on cooking experience! Ages 6 and up. $35. Register online.

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School Dublin – this night is free for Members and includes an open swim and the “Featured Friends” for the evening will be Scene 75b and Master Woo’s MegaKick Martial Arts. First come first serve in the pool.

7:00 PM – Mary Poppins: A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Musical at Westerville Central High School – watch this presentation of Mary Poppins performed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre! There are 4 performances this weekend. Tickets are $15 each and available online.

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

8:00 PM – The Ohio State University Marching Band w/ Columbus Symphony Orchestra at Columbus Commons The Columbus Symphony and The Ohio State University Marching Band come together to celebrate the coming season! There will be music and fireworks! Tickets available online.

SATURDAY

8:00 AM – Summer Bird Walks at Blues Creek Park – take a walk through the park with a staff member to look for birds. Ages 7 and up.

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

9:00 AM – Water Themed Family Stroller Strides Class with Fit4Mom Columbus North – enjoy a morning water themed workout! Bring a friend or family member for free. Your first class is always free.

9:00 AM – National Moth Week at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – visit the Nature Center to see a display of moths in celebration of National Moth Week!

10:00 AM – HOOT Family Film Series at Gateway Film Center – enjoy family-friendly short films, music by The Shazzbots and activities in the lobby! This event is free with a canned donation to The Open Shelter.

10:00 AM – Lancaster Festival – the Lancaster Festival runs from July 17-27, 2019 with various performances, activities and shows throughout the week! There will be kid-friendly performances from The Shazzbots, magic shows, art projects and more! Click the link for the entire schedule.

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 – Cartoon Capers – Summer Movie Series at Ohio Theatre – watch Warner Bros. cartoons on the big screen! Admission is free this week with your Columbus Metropolitan Library Card!

10:00 AM – Family Painting Dot Art at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – this class is for kids ages 5 and up and each child and adult will create a dot art painting! Register online.

10:00 AM – Full STEAM Ahead at Walmart Columbus – Georgesville Rd – participate in STEAM-themed activities in the store like tie-dye, making slime or a cereal necklace. 

10:00 AM – Full STEAM Ahead at Walmart Columbus – West Pointe Plaza – participate in STEAM-themed activities in the store like tie-dye, making slime or a cereal necklace.

1:00 PM – 3rd Anniversary Open House at Fresh Start Cafe And Bakery – celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Fresh Start with a free mini cupcake and $2 drink specials.

2:00 PM – Mary Poppins: A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Musical at Westerville Central High School – watch this presentation of Mary Poppins performed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre! There are 4 performances this weekend. Tickets are $15 each and available online.

2:00 PM – Wizards Unite Tram Ride at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a metro parks tram to look for magical traces and other artifacts of the Calamity!

4:00 PM – Shop Hop and Food Trucks at Heart of Grove City – eat, shop and enjoy specials at businesses in downtown Grove City!

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 – Free Concert: British Invasion at Mill Run – enjoy a free 60’s British rock concert at the Mill Run Amphitheater!

6:00 PM – Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – take a one mile hike to look for bison in the park!

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

7:00 PM – Mary Poppins: A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Musical at Westerville Central High School – watch this presentation of Mary Poppins performed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre! There are 4 performances this weekend. Tickets are $15 each and available online.

8:00 PM – The Ohio State University Marching Band w/ Columbus Symphony Orchestra at Columbus Commons The Columbus Symphony and The Ohio State University Marching Band come together to celebrate the coming season! There will be music and fireworks! Tickets available online.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – National Moth Week at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – visit the Nature Center to see a display of moths in celebration of National Moth Week!

9:00 AM – Ohio State Fair – the Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 – August 4, 2019 and features rides, food, live performances, vendors, animals, kids activities, contests, and so much more! 

1:00 PM – Shark Day! Are You Ready? at Clay Street Ceramics – get ready for Shark Week with an afternoon of painting! $15/person includes a shark to paint, shark snacks and drinks! RSVP on the Facebook event!

3:00 PM – Family Tram Rides at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a guided tour of the park on the tram! Hop on at one of the “tram stop” signs throughout the park.

3:00 PM – Mary Poppins: A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh Musical at Westerville Central High School – watch this presentation of Mary Poppins performed by Westerville Parks and Recreation Civic Theatre! There are 4 performances this weekend. Tickets are $15 each and available online.

3:00 PM – Taleblazer: The Adventure App at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – use the Taleblazer app to go on an adventure in the park. Ages 8-15.

6:00 PM – Music in the Garden: Summer ’19 at Olde Towne East Community Gardens – enjoy a concert by Gayla Smith in the Garden on Oak St.

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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.


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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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