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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, June 17-19, 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. Creekside Blues And Jazz Festival In Gahanna

June 17th through June 19th enjoy some of Ohio’s best blues and jazz performers on multiple stages, enjoy delicious cuisine and regional artisans all at the Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival! Tickets, times and pricing available in the link above.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Gahanna

2. Commons for Kids at Columbus Commons

Commons for Kids takes place on Fridays from 10am – 1pm and includes carousel rides, inflatables and kid-friendly activities! Each week has a different theme. June 17th is Safety Day.

3. Outdoor Family Storytime At Worthington Library

Friday June 17th at 10am visit the Northwest Library Backyard for Outdoor Family Storytime! There will be stories, music, movement and rhymes for all to enjoy! Pack the blanket! This event is recommended for kids under age 5.

4. Friday Storytime At Blendon Woods Nature Center

Friday June 17th at 10am visit the Blendon Woods Nature center for a fun storytime complete with songs and activities. This event is recommended for ages 2-5.

5. Celebrate Juneteenth At Tremont Library

Friday June 17th all day visit the Tremont Library youth department to learn about Juneteenth, make a Juneteenth flag and discover what it means to be anti-racist.

6. Stonewall Columbus PRIDE Festival And March 2022

June 17th and 18th get ready for the exciting return of the Stonewall Columbus PRIDE Festival & March! The PRIDE festival starts on Friday June 17th at 4pm in Goodale Park and will continue on Saturday June 18th at 11am, while the PRIDE March will step off on Saturday June 18th at 10:30am at Broad & High! 

7. Music In The Park At Stradley Place In Canal Winchester

Friday June 17th at 6pm visit Stradley Place in Canal Winchester to enjoy Music In The Park! This free summer concert will feature live music, children’s activities and a variety of tractors to explore!

8. Friday Night Float At Sharon Woods 

This Friday night June 17th at 6pm visit Sharon Woods Metro Park for a scenic evening of floating in a canoe  out on the lake! Life jackets will be available in all sizes, so bring the whole family!

9. Discovery District Outdoor Summer Movie Series Presents The Incredibles

Friday June 17th at 9pm visit Columbus Museum Of Art for an outdoor movie in the Discovery District. This week the movie being featured will be The Incredibles! Bring your blanket! Admission is free!

10. Show our Parks how MULCH you Love Them with Seeds of Caring

Get outside and get your hands dirty on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM as we spread mulch (and kindness) at Cremeans Park with our partner Columbus Recreation and Parks! Kids will learn the importance of taking care of our planet. Then, families will work together to mulch the park. Sign up today!

11. 2022 Pickaway County Fair

This weekend starting on Saturday June 18th is the kickoff for the 2022 Pickaway County Fair!  So much to see! Rides, concessions, farm animals and all of the fun that you would expect out of a county fair! See link for tickets, times and daily details of this great county fair.

12. Juneteenth Ohio Festival At Genoa Park

Saturday June 18th and Sunday June 19th starting at 11am celebrate Juneteenth in Genoa Park! Enjoy live music, shopping, a soul food cook off and much more! Tickets, times and prices available in the link above.

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13. 2022 Worthington Arts Festival

Saturday June 18th and Sunday June 19th head over to Thomas Worthington High School for the 2022 Worthington Arts Festival. Kids can enjoy artist demos, a scavenger hunt and an exhibition in the McConnell Arts Center. Also enjoy local vendors, artists and food!

14. Canoe The Lake At Sharon Woods

Saturday June 18th starting at 9am get ready to take the canoe out on the lake at Sharon Woods. Life vests are available in all sizes so be sure to bring the whole family out for a relaxing day out in the canoe.

15. Author Renee Casteel Cook At The Clintonville Farmers Market

Saturday June 18th starting at 9am visit the Clintonville Farmers market for a visit with author Renee Casteel Cook to learn about her latest book and enjoy Charlotte & Olivia’s Sublime Ice Cream. 

16. Columbus Children’s Festival At SportsOhio

Saturday June 18th visit SportsOhio for Columbus Children’s Festival! Bounce park, petting zoo, games, snacks and more! Registration is available in the link above.

17. Meet The Bees Hive Tour At Stratford Ecological Center

Saturday June 18th at 10am visit Stratford Ecological Center for a tour of the beehives. You will get a first hand look at the hives and how they work together. See link for tickets and pricing.

18. Community Helper Storytime: Service Dogs At Tremont Library

Saturday June 18th at 10:30am visit the Tremont Library for a fun storytime learning about and meeting a real service dog!

19. Chalk Art At Franklin Park Conservatory

Saturday June 18th at 11am visit the children’s garden at Franklin Park Conservatory to make chalk art alongside artist Lori Hughes. This event is included with admission.

20. Gotta Find ‘Em All! At Blendon Woods 

Saturday June 18th at 2pm visit Blendon Woods to have fun learning about bugs in this Pokemon themed program. Meet in the Nature Center.

21. Bridge Park Summer Music Series

Saturday June 18th starting at 4pm visit Bridge Park for some live local music! A new local artist will be featured each month!

22. Movies At The Dam! Featuring Doolittle

Saturday June 18th at 9:30pm visit Alum Creek Dam for a movie at the dam! This week the movie being featured will be Doolittle. Bring your chairs & blankets! Concessions will be available.

23. Family Dog Hike At Highbanks

Sunday June 19th at 1pm visit Highbanks Metro park for a family friendly hike with your dog. This is a 1.5 mile hike with a naturalist that will include plenty of water breaks and treats for your canine companion.

24. Social Justice Storytime At Tremont Library

Sunday June 19th at 1:30pm visit Tremont library for reading and activities that help build anti-bias attitudes and empower families for everyday activism.

Related: Sign up for Summer Reading Clubs Now!

25. Creature Feature At Blendon Woods

Sunday June 19th at 2pm visit Blendon Woods to learn about a new creature that is being featured at the park this week! Meet in the nature center.

26. Concerts On The Green At Bryn Du Mansion

Sunday June 19th at 6:30pm visit the beautiful Bryn Du Mansion in Granville for Concerts On The Green! This week the musician being featured will be Flippo, an Elton John tribute band.There will also be food trucks available to dine at while you enjoy the performance. 

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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!*