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, Ohio:
From November 5-11 Grandview Heights Public Library will have dinosaur-themed activities, crafts and activities available all day!
Get a head start on spreading holiday cheer by creating tasty Cocoa & Cookie-Making Kits for local families in need. Through Dec. 3, kids 2-12 can help Seeds of Caring and the Broad Street Food Pantry make sure every family can bake up delicious holiday memories with this simple Anywhere Project that can be done at home, school, or wherever you are!
Watch a performance of Ronald Dahl’s Willy Wonka at Wagnalls Community Theater. Performance times are 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday.
This concert in the Atrium at the Main Library on Saturday at 9:00 AM will feature a selection of patriotic songs performed by the Columbus Bones Trombone Choir.
Take part in the morning chores at Slate Run Farm on Saturday from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Kids can feed the animals and help with other barnyard chores! Registration required.
This fall-themed market is family friendly and features live music, artisans, bakers, farmers and more! Hours are Saturday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
This Gaming Expo takes place in the Bricker Building on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. It features over 400 vendor tables featuring video games, comics, toys, art and trading cards! There will be a KIDZONE, door prizes, special guests and more! Kids 10 and under are free and general and VIP tickets are available online.
Head to the Columbus Museum of Art on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for activities from WOSU like games, coloring, a caricature artist, and a meet and greet with Alma from Alma’s Way. This event is free but registration is required. Attendance will include free admission to the museum!
This Pop-Up Toy Show will feature vintage toy vendors at Bedlam Bricks on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
A free Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held at National Veterans Memorial and Museum on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Registration is required for the ceremony. Admission to the museum is free all day on Saturday, November 11th.
On Saturday, check out STEMfest at The Works and celebrate National STEAM Day with hands-on activities on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Activities are included with admission or membership.
Take a 1 mile hike to learn about turkeys! Meet at the Nature Center at Highbanks Metro Park on Saturday at 11:00 AM.
Bring your favorite veteran fishing at Osprey Lake at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Poles, bait and campfire hot dogs will be provided while supplies last.
Head to Millersport on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM for carriage rides, cookie decorating, caroling, special deals at local businesses and visits with Santa.
On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM fish in Ashton Pond at Blacklick Woods Metro Park. Registration is required. Fishing poles and bait will be provided.
On Saturday from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM meet at the Blendon Woods Nature Center to roast marshmallows and learn about how animals prepare for winter.
Kids with sensory needs can explore bins filled with tactile materials at the Whetstone Library on Saturday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. This event will feature a welcoming environment for kids ages 3-11.
Kids in grades K-5 can take part in LEGO challenge or free LEGO play at the Grove City Library on Saturday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Meet at Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center to create a craft with fallen leaves on Sunday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
ProMusica will give a free concert at the Main Library at 3:00 PM on Sunday. This will be a family friendly concert with a display of books to enjoy, too!
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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!*