What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, August 6-8, 2021

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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!

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

1. Visit a Farmers Market

Farmers Markets are popping up all over Columbus! Check out the link for a list of Farmers Markets for every day of the week!

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2. Our Village: Tie Dye Playdate

Check out a free event with Fit4Mom UA+Hilliard featuring a workout and playdate! Bring your own item to tie dye! Workout begins at 9:30 AM.

3. Dublin Irish Days 2021

Dublin Irish Days takes place August 4-8, 2021. Experiences include concerts, theater performances and the DubCrawl. Registration and/or tickets are required. See the link for details.

4. Evening Creeking at Blendon Woods Metro Park

Go wading in the creek and look for creatures that live in the water! This event takes place Friday at 6:00 PM.

5. Friday Nights Uptown in Marysville

This event includes live music, food and family-friendly fun in Uptown Marysville from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Friday.

6. Uptown Friday Nights in Westerville

Head to Uptown Westerville for live music, artists and shops that stay open late on Friday night from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

7. Movie on the Lawn: SING

Watch the movie SING on the lawn at Compassion Christian Church on Friday night. The lawn opens at 8:00 PM and there will be karaoke before the movie begins. Concessions are available for purchase.

8. Movie On The Lawn – Mary Poppins Returns

Watch the movie Mary Poppins Returns on the lawn at C3 Church on Friday at 8:30 PM. Popcorn and snacks will be available for free.

9. Downtown Newark Food Truck & Soda Festival 2021

This event features food trucks and craft soda on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

10. Self-Guided Fairy House Trail at Highbanks Metro Park

Explore the Fairy Trail behind the nature center! Begin in the nature center and follow the signs and flags from the start to the end of the trail. The trail will be available on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

11. Vettes, Rods & Classics at Creekside 2021

This car show by Capital City Corvette Club will be held on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. There will be awards and a live band!

12. Pony Rides, Carriage Rides, Petting Zoo, Train Rides & Bounce House in Hilliard, OH

On Saturday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM you take a pony ride or carriage ride and visit a petting zoo. Prices vary, see link for details.

13. Campfire Songs, Stories & Snacks at Ash Grove Picnic Area

Head to Blacklick Woods Metro Park for a campfire with stories, songs and snacks! This takes place on Saturday night at 8:30 PM.

14. Pollinator Patrol at Blacklick Woods Metro Park

Take a 2 mile hike to look for bees, butterflies and more on Sunday at 2:00 PM. Meet at the Nature Center.

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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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