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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, April 29-May 1, 2022

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

1. Fun Friday: Trio Fa2 In Person At Bexley Public Library

Stop by the Bexley Public Library on Friday April 29th from 5-7pm for live music from Trio Fa2 and have dinner at the food trucks that will be there too! This event will be held in the parking lot.

2. Pajama Storytime With Author Michelle Houts At Cover To Cover Bookstore

Register online for this fun pajama storytime that can be available either virtually or in person at Cover To Cover bookstore. This event is held on Friday April 29th at 7pm. Stuffies and snugglies are also welcome! Author Michelle Houts will be reading the story Barn At Night

Related: 5 Magical Children’s Book Stores You Must Visit in Ohio

3. Ohio State Rabbit Breeders Show & Sale At The Ohio Expo Center

April 30th and May 1st visit the Ohio Expo Center for the largest state rabbit show in the country! Over 45 different breeds of rabbits to see! Admission is free!

4. Wildflower Fairy Trail At Infirmary Mound Park

The magical fairies have returned to Infirmary Mound Park! Come visit the trails where these fairies are waiting on Saturday April 30th. The fairy displays will be open through September.

5. Happy Tails-N-Trails At Sharon Woods

Saturday April 30th at 10am visit Sharon Woods with your four legged friend for a 2-mile hike through Sharon Woods. All pups get a treat at the end of the hike.

Related: Kid Friendly Trails at Columbus Metro Parks

6. Kids Take & Make Craft: Flowers For Mom At IKEA Columbus

Stop by IKEA on Saturday April 30th starting at 10am with your IKEA Family Card and receive a free make and take flower craft kit. No registration required.

7. Healthy Kids Day At Union County YMCA

Touch a truck, NERF wars, crafts, basketball challenges and more all await at the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day! This event is held on Saturday April 30th starting at 10am and all are welcome to join!

8. Daniel Tiger Storytime At Tremont Library

Visit Tremont Library for a fun Daniel Tiger themed storytime on Saturday April 30th at 10:30am. They will be reading Daniel Tiger stories, followed by crafts, games and more!

9. Arbor Day Festival At The Dawes Arboretum

Celebrate all things tree related at the Dawes Arboretum Arbor Day Festival on Saturday April 30th at 11am. There will be hands-on activities, live music, tree climbing and more at this event! Come early and receive a free tree seedling. 

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10. For Families: Make A Seed Tape! At Highbanks 

Stop by the Nature Center at Highbanks Metro Park on Saturday April 30th starting at 1pm to make a seed tape. A fun way to get your garden growing!

11. Turtle Hunt At Battelle Darby Creek

Saturday April 30th at 3pm take a 1.5-mile walk at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park to search for box turtles. Learn about how to protect this disappearing animal.

12. Community Day At Franklin Park Conservatory

Sunday May 1st visit Franklin Park Conservatory for free admission with your Columbus  or Franklin County ID. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Related: Franklin Park Conservatory’s Children’s Garden is Unlike Anything Else in Columbus

13. Outdoor Adventures At Infirmary Mound Park

Starting at noon on Sunday May 1st visit Infirmary Mound Park for some screen free fun! This week starts the beginning of “Turn Off Your Screen Week” so get out and enjoy some time at Infirmary Mound! There will be canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, archery, fishing, disc golf, crafts and more all available at this event!

14. Family And Friends Fun Event At Brush Crazy

Sunday May 1st at 1pm visit Brush Crazy for their Family and Friends Fun event! Choose what you would like to paint with your family at this event. Canvas, wood, clay! So many options to choose and such a good time to gather around with your loved ones to make something beautiful.

15. Wildflower Walk At Battelle Darby Creek

Sunday May 1st at 2pm visit Battelle Darby Creek for a 2-mile hike to enjoy some of Ohio’s spring blooms.

16. Gardens of Kindness Singalong 

Join Seeds of Caring, our friends at Goodwill Day Services and the spectacular Joanie Calem on Wednesday, May, 11 for a virtual singalong (and dance-along)! Aimed at kids ages 2-8, we will build community by exploring how small acts of kindness can blossom. Because we meet over Zoom, you can join us from home, school, or wherever you are. Sign up today!

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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!*