What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 14-16, 2020

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Looking for something to do with the kids this Weekend? Try out one of these 10 Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas make sure to check out:

1. KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place

This kid-friendly event takes place outside at the Lifestyle Center Fountain from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays. This year the event will be a completely DRIVE-THRU event that includes music, crafts, characters and free ice cream! This is the last event of this summer and this week’s theme is Back to School Bash.

2. Visit the Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory 

Visit this outdoor railroad on display in the Grand Mallway through January 2021! The display is made from items found in nature, miniature garden, waterfalls and magical scenes! You must purchase your ticket in advance to visit the Conservatory!

3. Free Dinner Night at Skate Zone 71

Friday night from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM your admission price includes a lice of cheese pizza and a small drink.

4. Paint and Tea Party at The Glass Slipper

On Friday nigh from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, each parent and child pair will work together to create a hand painted print and enjoy a tea party together. Additional children are extra. Great for ages 3 and up.

5. Virtual Ballet: Fool’s Paradise by BalletMet

If you’re looking for a cultural experience, tune into a live performance on Fool’s Paradise from BalletMet Friday night at 7:00 PM! This performance will be available to watch online for 72 hours (through August 17).

6. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series

Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night there will be a Concert by FLIPPO performing Stuck in the ’70’s (1970’s tribute). Register in advance if you want to attend!

7. COSI’s Free Camp Out

On Friday from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM you can take part in a virtual COSI event featuring hands on science and activities, special guests, a dance party and more! When you RSVP you will receive a field guide and instructions!

8. Flicks in the Park in Hilliard

Register for the drive in movie Friday night at the Community Center in Hilliard. The movie starts at 9:15 PM and Tropical Chill Food Truck will be on site!

9. Pancakes, Ponies and Putt Putt at Marmon Valley Farm

If you’re looking for a short road trip, this Saturday from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM you can eat pancakes, play miniature golf and kids 11 and under can ride ponies! Register in advance!

10. Carryout Food Truck Rally at Ohio History Center

Pre-order and do a “truckside” pick up at your favorite food truck this Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the parking lot of the Ohio History Connection!

–>> Need more to do this summer? Try 5 Cool Outdoor Activities for Kids in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks or one of these 12 Columbus Parks to Try this Summer <<–

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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!*


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