What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, February 14-16, 2020: Featuring Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio for Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day Weekend? Here are over 50 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY, VALENTINE’s DAY:

6:30 AM – Valentine’s Day at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill – celebrate Valetine’s Day at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill with Chick-fil-A® Nuggets 30-count, Chick-n-Minis®* 10-count and Chocolate Chunk Cookies 6-count in a heart-shaped Chick-fil-A® red tin this Thursday and Friday. (Chick-n-Minis are only available during breakfast hours.) 

9:30 AM – Our Village: Valentine’s Day – We Love You a Latte! at Thompson Park – celebrate Valentine’s Day with FIT4MOM UA with a Valentine’s craft for the kids and coffee! The party is free and will take place after the Stroller Strides class.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – Seasons and Stories! at Rocky Fork Metro Park – listen to stories by the fire! Ages 1-8. Warm beverages provided.

10:00 AM – Young Explorers: Amorous Animals at Homestead Metro Park – learn about how animals take care of each other and make a craft! Ages 5-12.

10:00 AM – Valentine’s Fun Party at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – celebrate Valentine’s Day with crafts, music, snacks and a free goodie bag! This party is included in regular admission to the play cafe.

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

10:00 AM – Valentine’s Day Fun! at Coffee Connections of Hilliard – take a coffee break and the kids can enjoy a Valentine’s themed puppet show! Decorate a cookie for $1.50, too!

10:00 AM – School’s Out Open Play at KSM Sports and Fitness Indoor Facility – enjoy sports, dodgeball, soft play and more! You must purchase a ticket in advance!

11:00 AM – Family Valentine’s Day at Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern – Rusty Bucket is holding their Family Valentine’s Day event. Kids ages 12 and under can get a free meal off the kid’s menu!

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15  – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Young Explorers: Amorous Animals at Homestead Metro Park – learn about how animals take care of each other and make a craft! Ages 5-12.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:00 PM – Valentine’s Day $2.00 Family Roller Skating at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd. – wear pink or read to receive $2 admission per person. All ages welcome.

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 topping pizza and a drink pitcher.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

5:30 PM – Valentine’s Day Open Play at Blue Monkey Parties & Events – enjoy inflatables, basketball and cookie decorating! Purchase a ticket online!

6:30 PM – Pajama Jam Skate Party at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd. – wear your pajamas and get $2 admission! All ages, family friendly Hip-Hop R&B Skate.

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

SATURDAY:

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn Book Launch! at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – enjoy a storytime with author and illustrator Jason Tharp as he reads his book “It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn”.

10:00 AM – International Day of Women & Girls in Science: Panel Discussion at Blendon Woods Metro Park – listen to local women talk about their successful careers in the natural sciences. There will be a Q&A session following the talk. All ages.

10:00 AM – 2020 Winter Hike: Three Creeks at Three Creeks Metro Park – take a 1, 3 or 5.6 mile hike in the park. Food and hot beverages will be available afterwards. Donate a personal hygiene product or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a collectors mug.

10:00 AM – Preschool Story Time at Grange Insurance Audubon Center – enjoy a nature-themed story time for preschoolers!

11:00 AM – Bad Kitty Party at Westland Area Library – help convince Bad Kitty to like Valentine’s Day with books, games, crafts and more!

11:00 AM – Sensory Friendly Films at Gateway Film Center – enjoy a sensory family screening of “The Secret Life of Pets” with lower volume and a “no-shushing” atmosphere. Tickets are free in conjunction with OSU’s Nisonger Center.

12:00 PM – Uptown Cookie Walk in Uptown Westerville – visit 24 locations in Uptown Westerville and receive a Cheryl’s Cookie at each location! Tickets available online.

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15  – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Author & Artist Oge Mora at Upper Arlington Public Library – enjoy a presentation and Q&A with Oge Mora, local author and Illustrator of “Thank You, Omu!”. She will also be available to sell and sign her books.

2:00 PM – Lichen You Very Moss at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – take a 1.5 mile hike to look for mosses and lichens. 

2:00 PM – FRIENDS & COOKIES! (Parent/Child) at Dublin Toy Emporium – decorate 3 cookies and go on a “Friendship Hunt” in the store. $2/child. Call to reserve your spot.

2:00 PM – Wolves: Fact vs. Myth at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn the facts and fiction about wolves!

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

3:30 PM – FRIENDS & COOKIES! (Parent/Child) at Dublin Toy Emporium – decorate 3 cookies and go on a “Friendship Hunt” in the store. $2/child. Call to reserve your spot.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

SUNDAY:

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – Princess Breakfast at Skate Zone 71 – sing, dance and dine with Cinderella, Tianna and Snowy White. Plus roller-skate for free after the breakfast. Reservations required.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

12:00 PM – Snapshots of the Family Farm at Gallant Farm – visit Gallant Farm to see a collection of photos from the 1930’s and 40’s. Bring your own pictures of your family farm to add to the collection!

12:15  – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

2:00 PM – For Families: Birds of Prey at Highbanks Metro Park – meet owls and hawks from the Ohio Wildlife Center and learn about how they survive. This is a free program for ages 6 and up.

2:00 PM – 2020 Winter Hike: Slate Run at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – take a 2.5 or 5 mile hike through the park. Food and hot beverages will be available afterwards. Donate a personal hygiene product or $5 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to receive a collectors mug.

2:00 PM – Blendon Ravines: Winter Tree ID at Blendon Woods Metro Park – explore the forest and learn how to ID trees by their bark. All ages welcome.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

5:30 PM – Sunday PM Open Play at Blue Monkey Parties and Events – enjoy open play including 5 bounces houses and 3 basketball hoops.  

6:00 PM – Night at the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – explore the living stream after dark. All ages welcome.

MONDAY, PRESIDENTS’ DAY:

9:00 AM – School’s Out Camps at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a day on the farm with forest activities. There will be outdoor games, a nature activity, free play, snacks and more. Register online.

10:00 AM – Monday Madness at Clay Street Ceramics – drop in any time for cookies and painting! Half-price studio fees will be offered all day! Free cookie cutter shape to paint for all kids with a pottery purchase – the shape will be made into a magnet! 

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

10:00 AM – President’s Day at the Ohio History Center – this special day will include interactive programs exploring Ohio’s presidential heritage, special speakers, a presidential selfie station and more!

10:00 AM – Presidents’ Day Family Tour & Craft at the Doll Museum – take a 30 minute, family-friendly tour of the exhibits and then make a clothespin doll. Register in advance. 

10:00 AM – Homeschoolers: Animal Tracks and Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn how to identify signs of wildlife and make a track. Ages 6-12.

10:00 AM – $1 President’s Day Roller Skating at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd. – admission is just $1 on President’s Day featuring Family Top 40 Pop.

10:00 AM – First Responder Appreciation Month at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus – throughout the month of February, First Responders will receive free admission and their immediate family members will receive $10 single day admission tickets. First Responders must present proof of employment. See the link for the list of qualifying professions. 

10:00 AM – Presidents’ Day – Free Admission at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – get free admission to the Zoo from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Parking is $10.

11:00 AM – KidX: Bestie Bash Hearts and Crafts at Polaris Fashion Place – enjoy crafts, coloring, face painting, a balloon artist and more! 

11:00 AM – Rocket League Madden at KSM Sports & Fitness Facility – participate in this first ever e-sports tournament, bring a teammate or come on your own! Tickets available online.

12:15  – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

1:00 PM – Homeschoolers: Animal Tracks and Trails at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – learn how to identify signs of wildlife and make a track. Ages 6-12.

2:30 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

4:45 PM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres – see a classic Disney movie on the big screen at Marcus Crosswoods and Marcus Pickerington on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! This week’s movie is Pocahontas and it has been extended through Monday for President’s Day! Tickets are just $6/person. Click the link for a coloring sheet – bring in the coloring sheet and receive a free complimentary-sized popcorn! There are several movie times throughout the weekend.

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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.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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