Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based 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!
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather this weekend! Double check before heading out!
1. Disney On Ice Presents Mickey And Friends
February 4th-5th join Mickey and the rest of the Disney friends for Disney On Ice! Share the excitement and make new memories at Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends! Visit online to purchase tickets ahead of time.
2. Help Seniors Care for Their Furry Family Members
Many of you know how important pets can be to our families. For many, especially homebound seniors, pets serve as their sole companions. Join Seeds of Caring this month to support Meals on Wheels clients (and their four-legged friends) by purchasing and/or conducting a donation drive to collect pet food and create pet toys. Let’s show our senior neighbors how much we value the connections they have with their pets. Donations accepted through February 27. Sign up today!
3. Play & Learn At Miller Park
Stop by for a morning of fun and learning at Miller Park Library on Friday February 4th from 10am-noon. This event is geared towards ages 2-5 years. Activities include games, cars, building blocks and more!
4. Owl Prowl At Battelle Darby Creek
On Friday February 4th at 5:30pm visit Battelle Darby Creek and get ready to make some owl calls. On this 1 mile hike you will lure in owls using calls learned from a guide. Meet at the bulletin board in Indian Ridge.
5. Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast. Set A World Record With Jeni’s
Celebrate Ice Cream For Breakfast Day with Jeni’s! Between 9am-noon on Saturday February 5th treat yourself to ice cream for breakfast and help set a world record for most people eating ice cream for breakfast! All you have to do is take a picture or video of yourself eating ice cream for breakfast and share it on your favorite form of social media with the hashtag #IceCreamIsBreakfast between 9am and noon. Be sure to check out all of the latest flavors from Jeni’s including their Maple Soaked Pancakes flavor and get ready for a sweet way to start your day!
Related: How to get Free Jeni’s Ice Cream on Your Birthday!
6. The Worthington Farmers Market
Saturday February 5th The Worthington Farmers Market is back! From 9am-noon visit The Worthington Farmers Market inside The Shops At Worthington Place. Feel good about supporting local farmers and small businesses when you visit this opening weekend!
7. Wild Ohio Weekend At Ohio History Center
Ohio History Center is hosting Wild Ohio Weekend February 5th and 6th from 10am-5pm. This event is to celebrate natural history with families who would like to learn about the plants and animals that call Ohio home. There will be hands-on activities, talks and tours. Local partners such as COSI, The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Franklin Park Conservatory and more will be there to showcase some of Ohio’s natural wonders. This great event is included with museum admission.
8. Annual Tree Tapping At Camp Lazarus
Visit Camp Lazarus on Saturday February 5th at 9am for the annual tapping of the trees. This is the first step to start the flowing of tree sap. The sap will then be collected and turned into maple syrup. The syrup collected at this event will be available the first two weekends in March at the Maple Syrup Festival. Head out and learn all about special maple trees and spend a day in the woods with Camp Lazarus, while getting to do something fun and interesting in our environment.
9. Unicorn Party At Tremont Library
Visit the Tremont Library on Saturday February 5th from 10:30am-11:30am to celebrate all things unicorn! This mythical animal will be celebrated with crafts, activities and games. All ages are welcome, however this is geared towards grade K-5.
10. Geocaching Hide and Seek At Sharon Woods
Visit Sharon Woods on Saturday February 5th at 10am to learn about the techy treasure hunt called “Geocaching”. A guide will show you how to use a GPS unit to hide and seek items off trail in the natural play area.This can also be taught on a smartphone. Be prepared for muddy terrain, this event is not stroller friendly. Meet in the natural play area.
11. Winter Hike With A Naturalist At Rocky Fork Metro Park
Visit Rocky Fork Metro Park on Saturday February 5th at 10am for a 2 mile hike on and off trail. Bundle up and enjoy all of the beauty that this time of year has to offer.
Related: Kid Friendly Trails at Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks
12. Virtual Storytime With Illustrator Tracy Subisak at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers
Cover to Cover bookstore presents illustrator Tracy Subisak for a virtual storytime on Saturday February 5th at 11am. This event features Tracy’s latest book Amah Faraway! This is the story of a child’s visit to a grandmother and home far away, and of how families connect and love across distance, language, and cultures. You must pre register for this event.
Related: 5 Magical Children’s Bookstores You Must Visit in Ohio
13. Science: Let’s React! Archaeology, Can You Dig It? at Canal Winchester Metropolitan Library
On Saturday February 5th from 2-3pm visit the Canal Winchester Metropolitan Library for some hands-on science activities, while also celebrating African American achievements in science. This event is geared towards ages 7-11 years old.
14. Community Day At Franklin Park Conservatory With Free Admission
Visit Franklin Park Conservatory on Sunday February 6th from 10am-5pm for free admission of Columbus and Franklin County residents. Community Day includes access to all of the gardens and daytime exhibits. This is a great opportunity to visit the conservatory and get your “Warm Weather” fix while being in the middle of winter in Ohio. Reserve tickets online.
Related: Franklin Park Conservatory’s Children’s Garden is Unlike Anything Else in Ohio
15. Build A Squirrel House For The Ohio Wildlife Center
A baby squirrel needs your help! This Sunday February 6th between 1-5pm you can visit Columbus Garden School to assemble a home for a baby squirrel. All you need to bring is your squirrel enthusiasm! All materials and instructions will be provided. Ohio Wildlife Center received over 100 baby squirrels to their wildlife hospital last year, these boxes play an important role in helping the squirrel babies recover. Registration is $5.00 and supports the Ohio Wildlife Center. Register ahead of time with Columbus Garden School.
16. For Kids: Winter Insects At Battelle Darby Creek
On Sunday February 6th at 2pm visit Battelle Darby Creek and learn from a naturalist which bugs don’t mind this frosty time of year. Meet at the Ranger Station.
17. Savoring Sunsets Series At Gallant Woods Park
On Sunday February 6th at 5:30pm visit Gallant Woods Park for a serene sunset hike. This hike will highlight walking meditation practices and embrace the unique beauty that the gift each sunset is. Ages 7+
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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!*