Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
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- Farmers Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio
- Summer Nights: Movies, Concerts and More for Every Night of the Week
- Outdoor and Drive-In Movie Experiences in Columbus
- 35 Free Things to do with Your Kids in Columbus This Summer
Family-Friendly Things to do this Weekend in Columbus, Ohio:
On July 4-8 watch The Amazing Maurice at participating Marcus Theatre. There is also a $3.00 Popcorn & Drink Special. You can see the movie for free with a voucher from American Family Insurance. See link for details!
In this Anywhere Project from Seeds of Caring and Alicia’s Closet, kids 4-12 will pack one or more Goodnight Gear bags – including much-needed items like socks, body wash, and lotion – and write messages of caring to help ease the transition for kids entering foster care. Families and groups can participate any time through July 30.
Every Friday this Summer from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM enjoy activities for kids at Columbus Commons! There will be free carousel rides, inflatables, face painting, balloon twisting and a theme each week. This week’s theme is Health and Safety!
Learn about habitats and the natural world in the outdoor habitat exhibit at The Works! This event takes place every Friday from 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM and is included with admission. Perfect for ages 3-6.
This movie series featuring movies based on books is free with your library card! July 7-9 the film will be Shrek and the showings are at 2:00 PM each day.
On Friday at 5:00 PM enjoy free live music at Creekside Plaza. Chaz & Nicki begin at 5:00 PM and Sean Carney and the Sydney Experience begins at 7:30 PM.
Unicorn World takes place on Saturday and Sunday and features life-sized unicorns, unicorn activities and rides. Tickets are available online.
On Saturday from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM there will be 130 fine art/craft vendors, live music, food trucks, a youth art exhibit and more! $1 entry fee.
The Hilltop Hop includes handmade vendors at The Design Refinery and Koko, baked goods from Slice of Heaven Bakery, Holy Crepes Food Truck and painting activities at Clay Street Ceramics. This event takes place on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Second Saturday takes place from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Main Library with activities with an aviation theme. COSI will be there from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM with science demonstrations! And there will be an Airplane Crafting Contest at 2:00 PM.
Grandview Theater and Drafthouse is offering free admission for kids to movies on Saturdays and Wednesdays! This Saturday’s movie is Puss In Boots: Last Wish and it will be shown at 10:30 AM.
This annual arts festival takes place on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM in Westgate Park and includes artisan vendors, chalk art, an art car corral, live music, community partners, activities for kids, food and drink and more!
Meet and Greet Barbie and Ken from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday at Skate Zone 71. There will be photo ops, games and performances.
Kids can learn about music through play, experimentation and exploration. The class takes place on Saturday at 2:30 PM. Ideal for ages 6 and under.
These special engagement nights at Franklin Park Conservatory feature a lively festival experience including live entertainment, food trucks, discovery stations, signature cocktails & mocktails, crafts, and a scavenger hunt. This month’s theme is: Red, White & Bloom. The event takes place on Saturday from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Tickets are available online.
Enjoy live music in Historic Dublin on Saturday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
17. OTE Art Walk
On Sunday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM enjoy this neighborhood event featuring food and drink, live music, live art, performances, vendors and more!
Enjoy live music in The Gazebo at Goodale Park from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM on Sundays. This Sunday’s band is The Goldsberrys.
Sundays in Topiary Park and Kaufman Plaza include food trucks, live music and games! This event starts at 1:00 PM on Sunday.
This free concert takes place at the Alum Creek North Park Amphitheater at 6:30 PM on Sunday. This week’s music is provided 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. 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!*