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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, January 27-29, 2023

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!

Family-Friendly Things to do This Weekend in Columbus, Ohio:

1. Kids Dream Winter Film Series At Marcus Theatres

Starting January 13th through April 2nd visit Marcus Theatres for Kids Dream Winter Film Series. This event features a line up of family films and an opportunity for free tickets when you redeem vouchers through American Family Insurance. See link for tickets, times and pricing.

2. Riverside Crossing Park And Coffman Park Seasonal Ice Rink

Visit one of these two great ice rinks in Dublin for some winter time fun while skating! See link for times and pricing.

3. Columbus Disney On Ice At Nationwide Arena

This weekend visit Nationwide Arena to see Disney On Ice! All of your favorite characters will be there skating and entertaining their fans! See link for tickets, times and pricing.

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All are welcome to this family-friendly event to rock out with 8-17 year olds playing rock/pop hits from throughout the decades at The King of Clubs. Music starts from 2pm-9pm. Expect to hear talented tributes to AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, The Beatles and many more. Tickets are $7 through Eventbrite and $14 at the door. Venue offers food & drink too!

We also have programs for as young as 5 years old, all the way to our Adult Band, Private Lessons, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties and Team Building Events! Students have the opportunity to play real shows at real venues across town and have played at events such as Red, White & Boom, Oktoberfest, TacoFest, Comfest and much more!

For more information, check out www.schoolofrock.com. Grandview and Gahanna locations open too.


4. Team up with CBJ & Seeds of Caring to Support Kids’ Mental Health 

Through Feb. 26, Seeds of Caring and Columbus Blue Jackets player Jack Roslovic will help kids understand the importance of practicing self-kindness with a fun project you can do anywhere! Kids 6-12 will create self-affirmations and then share kindness with kids supported by Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Behavioral Health Pavilion by assembling 2+ Wellness Kits with card games, activity books, fidgets and more!

5. Mini Makers At The Works

Friday January 27th at 10am visit The Works for their Mini Makers series where you and your little one will discover projects to design, create and build together.

6. Ready For Kindergarten Family Storytime At Columbus Main Library

Friday January 27th at 10:30am visit the Main Library in downtown Columbus library for a fun and engaging storytime. This event combines books and activities to build reading skills.

7. Tie Dyed Teens At Tremont Road Library

Friday January 27th at 3:30pm visit the Tremont Road library for a fun afternoon filled with tie dye! Your choice to tie dye either a scrunchie or tote bag while supplies last! This event is intended for teens only.

8. Draw Here At Worthington Library

Friday January 27th at 4pm visit Worthington Northwest library as you create art inspired by the children’s author Herve Tullet and her book Press Here. This event is intended for ages 4-8 years.

9. Draw Your Own Winter Wonderland At Shepard Library

Friday January 27th at 4pm visit Shepard Library for a creative afternoon of drawing snowmen, warmly dressed characters and winter scenes.

10. Friday Fun-STEAM At Hilliard Library

Friday January 27th at 4pm visit the Hilliard library for some hands on fun while creating STEAM inspired creations.

11. Sensory Friendly Saturday At The Works

Saturday January 28th at 9am visit The Works for Sensory Friendly Saturday. This event features programming for children and families with sensory processing disorders or cognitive disabilities. See link for tickets and pricing.

12. Stories And More At Tremont Road Library

Saturday January 28th at 10:30am visit Tremont Road library for their family friendly storytime. Filled with stories, activities and special guests

13. Weekend Winter Wiggles At Worthington Library

Saturday January 28th at 10:30am visit Worthington Park library for their Weekend Winter Wiggles event. This whole body movement playtime is the perfect opportunity for little ones to get those winter wiggles out! This event is intended for ages 5 years and under.

14. Ohio History Research Day At Columbus Metropolitan Library

Saturday January 28th at Noon visit the Main Library in downtown Columbus to dive into some history. This event teaches how to use primary and secondary resources in the local history and genealogy division. This event is intended for ages 7 years and up.

15. Winter Rock Show at The King of Clubs

All are welcome to this family-friendly event to rock out with 8-17 year olds playing rock/pop hits from throughout the decades at The King of Clubs presented by School of Rock. Music starts from 2pm-9pm. Expect to hear talented tributes to AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana, The Beatles and many more. Tickets are $7 through Eventbrite and $14 at the door. Venue offers food & drink too!

16. S’More Nature At Blendon Woods Metro Park

Saturday January 28th at 2pm visit Blendon Woods Metro Park for a s’mores treat and conversation about wildlife as you gather around the campfire.

17. The Magic Nate Show At Beanbag Books

Saturday January 28th at 2pm visit Beanbag books! Magic Nate will be performing both classic and modern magic sure to delight all ages.

18. Hootin’ Hike At Blacklick Woods Metro Park

Saturday January 28th at 6:30pm visit Blacklick Woods Metro park for a hootin’ hike along the cart paths as you search for owls.

19. Ohio Princess Ball Columbus At Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Sunday January 29th at 5pm visit the Ohio Princess Ball Columbus. This event will have all of your favorite princesses, a magical musical and dancing! See link for general admission tickets and pricing

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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!*