Looking for a family-friendly activity for this Weekend? Try out one of these 10 Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities with this weekend!
Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas make sure to check out:
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1. KidX Summer Series at Polaris Fashion Place
This kid-friendly event takes place outside at the Lifestyle Center Fountain from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Fridays. This year the event will be a completely DRIVE-THRU event that includes music, crafts, characters and free ice cream! This week’s theme is Beat the Heat.
2. Music & Movement Playdate with Kindermusik with Emily
Kids up to age 7 can enjoy a playdate that features singing, dancing, creating and more! Each kid gets to take their own musical instrument home! You must register in advance as spots are limited. Playdates are happening this weekend on Friday at 9:15 AM and Saturday at 11:30 AM.
3. Gahanna Summer Drive-In Series
Head to Headley Park on Friday nights for drive-in concerts and movies! This Friday night there will be an 80’s cover band called Pretty Filth. Register in advance if you want to attend!
4. Parking Lot Cinema at Marcus Theatre Pickerington
For seven days a week, Marcus Cinema Pickerington will be offering drive-in movies on the north side of their building. You can listen to the audio through your radio. Tickets and concessions are available in advance online. The food will be in a designated pick up area. Cash purchases will not be an option on site. Movies this weekend are Grease and Pitch Perfect.
5. Saturday Art Brunch at 3060 Art Gallery
3060 Art Gallery is hosting an art brunch on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM featuring Broke Johnny Food Truck and live curbside music from Rubin Traylor. Visit the art gallery inside for work by local artisans!
6. Columbus Children’s Festival at Sports Ohio (Drive-Thru Edition)
Drive through this event on Saturday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Visit vendor booths on the driver’s side of your car. There will be a show area for performances and food for purchase. There will be prizes, giveaways, and activities and resources for families!
7. From Book to Film Movie Series at Bridgeway Academy
Watch Matilda at dusk on Saturday in the parking lot! This is a free event but donations are accepted and you can also purchase a large Donatos pizza to enjoy during the movie!
8. Saturday Story Time Specials with Westerville Public Library
Enjoy an online story time from Westerville Public Library! This Saturday features a Dinosaur Dance Party with stories and songs and some at-home activity ideas! Watch the story time at 10:00 AM on Facebook Live.
9. Community Drive In Movie Night at The Naz
Watch a Drive-In Movie each Sunday night at The Naz Church at 6:30 PM. This weekend’s movie is The Lion King!
10. Visit the Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory
Visit this outdoor railroad on display in the Grand Mallway! The display is made from items found in nature, miniature garden, waterfalls and magical scenes! You must purchase your ticket in advance to visit the Conservatory!
- See more about the Railway here: The Paul Busse Garden Railway at Franklin Park Conservatory is Now on Display and it is Magical
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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!*