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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, July 8-10, 2022

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!

1. Madison County Fair And Rodeo

Friday July 8th through Sunday July 10th head out to Madison County for the Madison County Fair and Rodeo! There’s something for everyone at this county fair! Carnival rides, games, live entertainment, concessions and more! See link for details on tickets, daily events and times.

2. Goodguys Car Show At The Ohio Expo Center

Friday July 8th through Sunday July 10th visit the Ohio Expo Center for one of the best car shows in America! The Goodguys Car Show will be all weekend with over 6,500 cars to see! Visit the Kids Zone for free arts, crafts, prizes and more! See link for complete list of events and ticket pricing.

3. Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Pokemon Week At Tremont Library

All day on Friday July 8th at the Tremont Library there will be a celebration of all things Pokemon! Crafts, scavenger hunt and more for the Pokemon fan in your family!

4. Commons For Kids At Columbus Commons

Friday July 8th starting at 10am visit the Columbus Commons for some fun on the lawn! Inflatables, face painting, games, live music and more! Every week has a new theme, so be sure to check it out! 

5. Field Day Fun At Worthington Library

Friday July 8th starting at 10:30am visit the Old Worthington Library for some Field Day Fun! This event is for ages 6-18. Four-square, volleyball and bocce ball! It’s all here at Field Day Fun!

6. Zoombezi Bay Summer Night Dive-In Movie

Friday July 8th starting at 5pm visit Zoombezi Bay for a “Dive-In Movie” featuring Iron Man 2. Float in the wave pool or lounge in a chair, this evening is sure to delight with a great movie! Events leading up to the movie include live entertainment and visits from character ambassadors. See link for complete list of tickets, times and pricing.

7. Family Fun Night At Highbanks Metro Park

Friday July 8th starting at 5:30pm visit Highbanks Metro Park for an evening of family fun! Games, crafts and a campfire complete with smores! Stop by the nature center for all of the fun!

Related: Kid-Friendly Trails in the Columbus Metro Parks

8. July Franklinton Friday At 400 Square

Friday July 8th starting at 6pm visit 400 Square for dinner, drinks, Friendship Flea outdoor market and over 100 artist studios open to enjoy. 

9. Rhythm On The River At Bicentennial Park

Friday July 8th at 6:30pm visit Bicentennial Park for a great summer concert! Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears will be performing live! Pack your blankets and picnic dinner for a great grooving evening under the stars! Food trucks will also be lined up for dinner as well, see link for complete list of details.

10. Movie In The Park At Sunny 95 Park

Friday July 8th at 7:30pm visit Sunny 95 Park for a presentation of Raya And The Last Dragon. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for a fun moonlit movie!

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Upper Arlington

11. Friday Night Flicks At Sycamore Creek Amphitheater

Friday July 8th at Dusk visit Sycamore Creek Amphitheater for a screening of “Luca” on the side of the white barn. Pack your snacks, blankets and chairs to make for the full movie watching experience.

12. Movie Night At The Park At Olde Sawmill Park

Friday July 8th at 9pm visit Olde Sawmill Park for a movie under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, popcorn will be provided. The movie presented will be “Turning Red”.

13. 2022 Westerville Area Chamber Music & Arts Festival At Heritage Park

Visit the Everal Barn at Heritage Park Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th for the 2022 Westerville Area Chamber Music & Arts Festival! Artists, performances, food vendors, youth art shows and youth entertainment are all here! See link for complete list of times and details.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Westerville

14. Kids Fly Free-Young Eagles Event At Delaware Municipal Airport

Saturday July 9th starting at 9am get ready to fly at Delaware Municipal Airport with the Young Eagles. This is a great opportunity for kids who would love to experience flying! Registration prior to the event is required and a legal guardian must be present. A fundraiser breakfast starts at 8am if you would like to come early and support the Young Eagles. See link for complete list of details and registration.

Related: Visiting OSU Airport with Your Kids

15. Dozers & Diggers At The Works

Saturday July 9th at 9am visit The Works for a day filled with all things related to big trucks and construction. Explore the trucks and meet the folks who operate these big machines! Food trucks will also be on site for dining.

Related: 9 Fun Things to do in and Around Newark, Ohio

16. WOSU Second Saturday Kids Day!

Saturday July 9th at 9am visit WOSU Public Media for a morning full of your favorite characters and learn through play! Curious George will be the character featured this month! The event is free, but registration prior to the event is required. See the link for details.

17. Family Adventures: Lobdell Creek Exploration

Saturday July 9th at 10am listen to a quick presentation, grab your exploration kit and head on down to the waters of Lobdell Creek for some hands-on learning as a family. This event is free, but registration prior to the event is required. See the link for details.

18. Our Wild And Scenic River-Big Darby Creek

Saturday July 9th at 10am join Pickaway County Parks for a morning of exploring Big Darby Creek. Wear clothing that can get wet and messy, along with waterproof shoes. This is an exploration for all ages, all children under 12 must have an adult accompany them. This event is free but registration prior to the event is required.

19. Summer Jam West 2022- Free To Be

Saturday July 9th starting at 11am head over to Westgate Park for Summer Jam West! This community arts and music festival is fun for the whole family! Enjoy local music, local artists, vendors, food trucks and of course a kid zone for the little artists. See link for complete list of details of events.

Related: The Unofficial West Side Ice Cream Trail

20. PBJ & Jazz: Largemouth Brass Band At Topiary Park

Get down with some funky pop and jazz tunes with the Largemouth Brass Band Saturday July 9th at Noon in Topiary Park! This event is free to attend and fun for all ages.

21. Mini Golf At The Library At Sycamore Creek Plaza Library

Saturday July 9th starting at 1pm visit the Sycamore Creek Library for some fun mini golf set up through the library. Stay cool and  play at your own pace through this indoor set up!

22. Try It! Kayak, Canoe And Stand-Up Paddleboards At Infirmary Mound Park

Saturday July 9th starting at 1:30pm visit Infirmary Mound Park for some fun trying a new hobby on the waters of Mirror Lake. Wear closed toed shoes that can get wet and sign the waiver before beginning. An adult must accompany children for this event.

23. Life-Sized Candyland At Tremont Library

Saturday July 9th starting at 2pm visit the Tremont Library for a sweet time navigating a life sized game of Candyland! Follow signs to check in and wait for your turn as a family to begin the game.

24. Move Together Columbus At Capital University

Sunday July 10th starting at 10am participate in the 1st annual Move Together Columbus event! Fun for the whole family, this event focuses on community and wellbeing for all. Live music, raffles, workshops and more! See link for complete list of details and ticket information.

25. OTE Art Walk At 700 Bryden

Sunday July 10th Starting at 11am visit 700 Bryden for a neighborhood festival on the Eastside! This event will feature 80+ market vendors, live music, live painters, food trucks and of course plenty of gallery art on display. 

26. Music In The Garden Series: Tracy Roese At Olde Towne East Community Gardens

Sunday July 10th starting at 6pm visit the Olde Towne East Community Gardens for a live performance by Tracy Roese. Pack a picnic  and your blanket for a relaxing evening in the garden on Oak Street.

27. Sounds Of Summer Concert Series At Alum Creek Amphitheater

The British Invasion is coming to the Alum Creek Amphitheater on Sunday July 10th at 6:30pm. Bring your blanket, chairs and picnic for a great evening of live music!

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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!*