What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio January 17-20, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend including Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:45 AM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

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

11:00 AM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

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!

1:00 PM – Building with Blocks at Grove City Library – drop in to build with blocks of all kinds and sizes! 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 tipping pizza and a drink pitcher.

6:00 PM – January Parents Night Out at We Rock the Spectrum – Columbus – drop the kids off for pizza, play, games and a craft! $30 for the first child. Siblings are $20. Call to register.

6:30 PM – Family Friendly Lantern Hike at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – all ages are welcome to take a 1.5 mile lantern-lit hike.

7:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

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!

7:00 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

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

10:00 AM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

10:00 AM – Columbus Fairytale Ball at NOAH’S Event Venue – meet your favorite princesses at the ball that includes singing, dancing, crafts, a candy buffet, stories, games and more! Purchase tickets online.

10:00 AM – Saturday Morning Special: Arctic Animals at Granville Public Library – enjoy stories and songs about arctic animals. Ages 3-5 and their siblings welcome.

11:00 AM – Hawaiian Luau at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy a tropical oasis and make a Hawaiian lei! The Manivic’s Dance Company will perform at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Included with membership or admission.

12:00 PM – 2020 First Responder Face-Off at The Schottenstein Center – watch an exciting face-off between Columbus Fire Hockey and Columbus Police Hockey! There will be first responder displays, a performance by the Columbus Police and Fire Pipes and Drums, contests and more! 

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!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – Bon AppéCreek at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – feed the fish in the living stream inside the Nature Center!

1:00 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

2:00 PM – Middle Grade Book Club at Beanbag Books – students in grades 5-8 can join in on a discussion of the book Words on Fire. There will be snacks and an activity.

2:00 PM – Happy Birthday Martin at Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library – this birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. will feature storyteller, Lyn Ford.

2:30 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

3:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

4:00 PM – Forts, Fire & Fun at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – build a lot and a fire in the natural play area. Ages 4-15.

6:00 PM – Family Movie Night at Pataskala Public Library – this free movie night will feature a screening “Abominable”. There will be free popcorn and drinks. Wear your pajamas!

SUNDAY:

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!

1:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

1:00 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

2:00 PM – Dice and Doughnuts at Community Grounds: Coffee & Meeting House – play a game and enjoy donut specials from Tupelo! Feel free to bring your own game!

2:00 PM – Teeth, Jaws, and Claws at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – Dale Gnidovec from OSU’s Orton Geological Museum will be talking about “The Carnivorous Dinosaurs and Why Birds Are Dinosaurs.” All ages are welcome.

2:00 PM – Tracks and Signs at Blendon Woods Metro Park – take a 2 mile hike to look for animal tracks and signs. All ages.

2:30 PM – Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat at Shedd Theater – watch the famous mischievous cat performed by CATCO is Kids! There are 7 showtimes to choose from this weekend!

3:00 PM – Pete The Cat at Abbey Theater At The Dublin Community Recreation Center – watch Pete the Cat as he moves in with the Bibble family! This is a 60 minute show with no intermission. Recommended for PreK and up. There are several performances this weekend.

3:00 PM – Frozen Fun at the Palace at Paulettes Palace & Productions – enjoy a Frozen-themed palace, dress up, singing and dancing, stories, crafts, a grande coronation and more! Ages 3.5 – 7. Register in advance!

MONDAY (Martin Luther King Jr. Day):

9:00 AM – School’s Out Camps at Sunbury Urban Farm – kids Kindergarten and up can spend the day enjoying an outdoor activity, forest free play, snack and more on their day off of school. Register online.

9:30 AM – Calling All Kids: Critter Scene Investigation at Three Creeks Metro Park – investigate and solve wildlife mysteries at Crooked Alley KidSpace.

10:00 AM – Free Admission to the Columbus Zoo – in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be free on Monday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Parking is $10 or free for members.

10:00 AM – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Ohio History Center – Ohio History Center will be open for special hours on MLK Jr. Day! Enjoy special programing focusing on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and legacy from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

11:00 AM – Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration at Worthington United Methodist Church – enjoy a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this community celebration featuring local artists. There will be a luncheon following. Canned food items are being requested to donate to the Worthington Resource Pantry. This is a free event. 

11:00 AM – Calling All Kids: Critter Scene Investigation at Three Creeks Metro Park – investigate and solve wildlife mysteries at Crooked Alley KidSpace.

12:00 PM – MLK Day Open House at the King Arts Center – enjoy musical and live theatrical performances, learn about the civil rights movement, enjoy art activities and more at the King Arts complex. 

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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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