Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
Family-Friendly Things to do this Weekend in Columbus:
Drop in daily in May to the Children’s Garden for an “April Showers Bring May Flowers” activity! Discovery Stations will change each week and feature gardening, plant science and seed exploration activities for kids! Time is 10:30 AM-1:00 PM daily.
Celebrate Father’s Day with a kid-friendly service project supporting loving dads in our community who are clients of The Open Shelter. Kids 2-12 will reflect on what they love about their own dads and explore how we are stronger when we work together. Then helping hands will pack Father’s Day Fun Kits and create messages of encouragement in this fun Anywhere Project! This project is available through June 18th!
This event takes place on Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Activities include community organizations, a bounce park, carnival games, pony rides, mini golf, a magician, balloon artist, face painter, contests, free cotton candy, cookies and more!
P.S. There will be a VOA thrift donation truck collecting donations and anyone who donates at this event will get a 25% off coupon for VOA Thrift stores in Ohio!
Enjoy a campfire and desserts at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on Friday at 6:00 PM.
Shop yard sales throughout German Village on Saturday from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Ohio Village officially opens for the summer with a Victorian Carnival! On Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM enjoy 19th century carnival games, animals, and historical performers! This event is include in admission or with your Ohio History Connection membership.
Open Studio takes place every Saturday from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM and kids can drop in to work with art supplies and learn new techniques! May’s theme is Myths and Legends.
The Delaware Arts Festival takes place in downtown Delaware and includes artists lining the streets with their creations, food trucks, concession stands, and live music. Festival hours are Saturday from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Celebrate 150 years of Columbus Metropolitan Library with a puppet show and a special craft at the Whetstone Branch on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Visit the prairie at Whetstone Park afterwards!
On Saturday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM kids can plant in the garden at Slate Run Living Historical Farm, plus help push the cultivator and take the “Vegetable Soup” story walk.
On Saturday at 1:00 PM, local author Julie Dinges will be at Cover to Cover for a special event featuring her middle reader novel The Search for the Scepter.
Take a half mile walk to look for bugs at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Meet at the Nature Center at 2:00 PM on Saturday.
Butterflies that were born in the library will be released on Saturday at 3:00 PM. There will also be butterfly-themed activities! This activity take place outside, weather permitting.
Take a short hike to the creek to look for critters! Wear waterproof shoes and prepare to get wet! This event takes place at Blendon Woods at 2:00 PM on Sunday.
Watch a vintage base ball game in Schiller Park in German Village at 4:00 PM on Sunday. This base ball game is played 1880’s style (when base ball was two words)! 😉
This free concert in the Community Garden features Chubby Slim Band and takes place on Sunday at 6:00 PM.
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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!*