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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 23-25, 2021

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. Franklin County Fair

Franklin County Fair runs July 19-25 and includes shows, live music, demolition derby, rides, games, and much more!

2. 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!

3. Friday Fun Days at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Friday mornings from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM in July families can visit the National Veterans Memorial and Museum for $5/person and participate in family fun enrichment activities, take a private tour, speak with a Veteran and more! This program is designed for 4th – 12th graders.

4. Too Good Eats Cafe at The Hills Market Downtown

Visit the Too Good Eats Cafe popping up at The Hills Market Downtown on Fridays from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM for a popsicle bar and artisan drinks!

5. KidX Summer Series 2021 at Polaris Fashion Place

Fridays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM head to Polaris Fashion Place for KidX Summer Series! This Friday the theme is Olympics! 

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 6. Lancaster Festival

The Lancaster Festival runs July 23-31 and includes musical performances, art activities for kids, family-friendly concerts, and more! Saturday is the Festival Fair Day at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds which features kid-friendly events all day including train rides, emergency vehicles, crafts, llamas and more! Adults are $5 and kids are free!

7. Tween Glow Party at The Five Party & Event Center

Drop off your kids ages 11-14 on Friday at 6:30 PM for a fun night including food, trivia, games and more! Register online.


Enjoy a free showing of Minions outside on the lawn. Popcorn and cotton candy will be provided! Movie starts at 8:00 PM on Friday night.

9. Back to School Reveal @ Once Upon A Child

All 6 Columbus locations of Once Upon a Child will be releasing some of their best brands and good condition clothing for back to school shopping on July 24 & 25!

10. Open Barn Days 2021 at Sunrise Sanctuary

Purchase your tickets online to visit the animals at Sunrise Sanctuary! Open Barn Days happen once a month. Hours are 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Saturday.

11. German Village Makers Market

Shop tons of local vendors, crafters and food trucks in the heart of German Village. Hours are Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

12. Christmas in July at Center Street Market

Celebrate Christmas in July with kid-friendly fun including a dunk tank, Kidz Bop, stilt walkers, crafts and more on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

13. Christmas in July with Santa & Holiday Friends at Coffman Pavillion

On Sunday from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM join Santa and Mrs. Claus for Christmas in July. There will be singing and dancing, stories and pictures! Purchase tickets online.

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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!*