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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, April 8-10, 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. Cinderella At The Ohio Theatre

 This weekend visit the Ohio Theatre to see the production of Cinderella. This classic fairytale will captivate all ages! Tickets, times and pricing available in the link.2.

2. Puppy Packs for Pilot Dogs

Guide dogs fill such a critical role in the lives of so many and we are lucky to have Pilot Dogs right here in Columbus! Join Seeds of Caring for this project in which kids will learn about guide dogs and the impact they have on their owners. Kids will also make DIY dog toys and puppy packs for hardworking puppies in training! This is a great one for groups and runs through 4/24. 

3. Around Town With The Works

This week at The Works the special guest for Around Town will be the Newark police. At 9:30 am on Friday April 8th visit  The Works to learn about the day in the life of a police officer. This event is included with admission and is geared towards ages 2-6.

Related: 9 Fun Things to do in and Around Newark, Ohio

4. April Franklinton Friday

Friday April 8th visit 400 Square to experience Franklinton Friday! This event is held from 6-10pm and will have something for everyone. Food trucks, live entertainment and of course art! 

5. 2022 Egg Scramble At McCord Park

Friday April 8th at 6:30pm visit McCord Park in Worthington for an egg hunt! This event will be divided by age group so arrive early to make certain you find the right place to hunt for eggs.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Worthington

6. Spring Skate Night Benefiting The Union County Humane Society

Friday April 8th at 7pm head out for a fun night of skating and supporting the Union County Humane Society. A donation to the humane society will grant you free admission into the skating rink.

7. Our Village: Family Stroller Strides & Easter Egg Hunt At Lazelle Woods

Saturday April 9th starting at 9am enjoy a stroller strides class, followed by an Easter egg hunt and surprise visit from the Easter bunny!

8. Easter Egg Hunt At CrossRoads Baptist Church

Saturday April 9th starting at 10am visit the CrossRoads Baptist church for an egg hunt, bounce house and prizes. This event is recommended for children in grades 3 and below.

9. Eggstravaganza At Vineyard Community Church

Saturday April 9th starting at 10am there will be an “Eggstravaganza” at Vineyard Community Church! This event is intended for the entire family. There will be crafts, face painting, a visit from the Easter bunny, inflatables and of course an egg hunt!

10. Easter Eggs-perience At Heritage Park

Saturday April 9th at 10am visit Heritage Park for the ultimate Easter ‘Eggs-perience”. Kids crafts, bounce house, farm animals and snacks are just a few of the things that will be available at this event. Along with a meet and greet with the Easter bunny in the log house and a giant Easter egg hunt! Some lucky participants may find the special egg with the winning ticket to win a bike or trike!

11. Hoppin’ Hound Hunt At Rocky Fork Metro Park

Pet friendly vendors, costume contests, raffle prizes and treat filled eggs are just a few of the things that you will find at this event on Saturday April 9th starting at 10:30am! Bring your four legged friend for an egg-celent time! Egg hunt registration starts at 10:30am.

Related: 11 Playgrounds at Columbus Metro Parks

12. 2022 Obetz Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 9th starting at 10:30am visit Fortress Obetz for a colossal egg hunt! There will be 40,000 eggs to hunt and a visit from the Easter bunny!

13. Hilltop Hop

Head over to the Broad & Westmoor corner in the Hilltop for handmade vendors, baked goods and special visitors! The Design Refinery will host Fourteen Twenty Nine featuring her brownies and baked goods from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and celebrate with special deals at Clay Street Ceramics (see below)!

Related: The Unofficial West Side Ice Cream Trail

14. 5 Year Anniversary Celebration At Clay Street Ceramics

Saturday April 9th starting at 11am stop by Clay Street Ceramics to celebrate their 5 year anniversary! There will be cake, snacks and a discount on your pottery purchase this day only to celebrate Clay Street Ceramics!

15. Easter Bunny Comes To Cabela’s

Saturday April 9th starting at 11am visit Cabela’s to get your free photo with the Easter bunny! Reserve your spot in the link above.

16. Kids Easter Craft Workshop At 27 Hidden Gems

Saturday April 9th starting at noon visit 27 Hidden Gems to make a very special Easter craft with your little one. This event is intended for ages 5-9. Price and registration is available in the link.

17. An “Eggs”traordinary Afternoon At Highbanks

Saturday April 9th starting at 1pm visit Highbanks for lots of egg themed fun! There will be a scavenger hunt, campfire with smores and a special visit from the Easter bunny.

18. Wildflower Walk At Battelle Darby Creek

Saturday April 9th at 1pm visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park for a 2-mile hike where you will be able to identify some early spring wildflowers. Meet at the Little Darby Picnic Area.

19. Author Visit: Terri Libenson At The Delaware County Library

Saturday April 9th at 2pm meet author Terri Libenson at the Delaware County Library! Terri is the creator of the series Emmie & Friends. Tickets and registration is available in the link.

20. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt At New Beginnings Church 

Saturday April 9th at 3pm visit New Beginnings Church for a walk through event of collecting Easter eggs, there will also be crafts and a visit from the Easter bunny. This event is for all ages and abilities. They do ask that you register so that there are plenty of eggs prepared for everyone.

21. Hoppin’ Hound in German Village

Sunday April 10th at noon, take a trip to German Village for Hoppin’ Hound! Hop around with your pup to collect eggs filled with treats and prizes from participating businesses. This event does require tickets and registration.

Related: 8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Schiller Park in German Village

22. Fairy, Bug & Elf Houses At Sharon Woods

Sunday April 10th at 1pm visit Sharon Woods for some fun creating a special place for all of your forest creatures to live at the fairy, bug and elf house event. Meet in the natural play area.

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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!*