Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
Check out these blog posts to plan your Summer Fun in Columbus!
- Your Essential Guide to Summer in Columbus, Ohio
- Free Fountains and Splash Pads in Columbus, Ohio
- Farmers Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio
- Summer Nights: Movies, Concerts and More for Every Night of the Week
- Outdoor and Drive-In Movie Experiences in Columbus
- 35 Free Things to do with Your Kids in Columbus This Summer
1. Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr. At Alum Creek Amphitheater
Friday June 3rd through Sunday June 5th be sure to check out a live production of Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr. at Alum Creek Amphitheater! This production is an adaptation of the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park. Tickets and times are available in the link above.
2. Storybook Course Trail At Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course
Friday June 3rd starting at 7:30am visit the Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course for some beginner golf and a story to go with it! Free with a Franklin County I.D.
3. Touch-A-Truck In Marysville
Friday June 3rd starting at 10am visit Marysville to explore all kinds of different trucks and machines. This event is held at Mill Valley Park South.
4. Ocean Craft: Mermaids At Miller Park Library
Friday June 3rd at 10am visit Miller Park Library for a fun mermaid inspired craft. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.
5. Family Campfire At Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course
Friday June 3rd at 6pm gather around the campfire and relax at the lake as a family at Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course. S’mores kits will be provided.
6. Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party At Worthington Library
Friday June 3rd at 6pm visit the Northwest library in Worthington for their summer reading kick-off party! Games, crafts and costumed characters will all be here to celebrate this exciting day!
Related: Summer Reading Clubs are Now Launching in Central Ohio
7. Rhythm On The River At Bicentennial Park
Friday June 3rd at 6:30pm visit Bicentennial Park for some free live entertainment and food trucks on the river at Rhythm On The River. The performance will be by Grammy winning Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.
8. Opening Night! Movie Under The Stars-Beetlejuice
Friday June 3rd at 6:30pm visit Green Lawn Abbey for a movie under the stars! Beetlejuice will start at dusk and the abbey will also be open for tours. Food trucks will also be available to dine at. Entrance to this event is $5.00.
Related: 2022 Outdoor and Drive-In Movies in Columbus
9. Bexley Main Event Presents Luca
Friday June 3rd at sunset visit the Main Street Lawn in Bexley for a showing of Luca! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to relax for a family favorite movie! Food trucks will also be available to dine at.
Related: Summer Nights: Events for every night of the week in Columbus, Ohio!
10. North Market Downtown Farmers Market
Saturday June 4th at 8am is opening day for the North Market Farmers Market. Growers, makers and artisans will all be here at the market! Also enjoy live music and entertainment while visiting. Something for everyone at central Ohio’s original farmers market.
11. Community FITness Day In Grandview Heights
Saturday June 4th at 9am visit Pierce Field in Grandview for Community FITness Day! There will be workouts, inflatables, obstacle courses and much more all to celebrate health and fitness as a community.
12. Troy Strawberry Festival 2022
Plan your visit to the Troy Strawberry Festival held Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th in historic downtown Troy. Live music, delicious food and plenty of entertainment for the whole family!
13. 5th Anniversary Celebration At IKEA
Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th starting at 10am visit IKEA Columbus to partake in all kinds of festivities to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of IKEA being in Columbus!
14. Summer Celebration At Columbus Museum Of Art
Saturday June 4th at 10am visit Columbus Museum Of Art for a fun day of kicking off summer with a dance party in the sculpture garden and creating art during Open Studio. There will be guest dj’s and artists on hand to create art along with you!
15. Kick off Pride Month with Seeds of Caring!
Families, join us on Saturday, June 4 to learn more about what it means to be an ally to those in the LGBTQIA+ community and make encouragement kits for the youth at Kaleidoscope Youth Center! We will have a representative from Kaleidoscope speaking about their services and impact as well as discussions, interactive games, and crafting. Sign up today and learn to be a friend to everyone!
16. StoryWalk Saturday At Fancyburg Park
Saturday June 4th at 10:30am visit Fancyburg as you join a librarian for StoryWalk Saturday. Enjoy a story, walk the park, play at the playground and more!
Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Upper Arlington
17. Magic Show Featuring: The Alans At Tremont Library
Saturday June 4th at 10:30am all ages are welcome for a fun interactive magic show at Tremont library. The Alans will have imaginative props, humor and of course magic at this great show!
18. Trackless Train Ride At Franklin Park Conservatory
Saturday June 4th at 11am celebrate the opening of the Paul Busse Garden Railway with a train ride! Adults can ride with children as necessary. No registration required and is included with admission.
19. Character Dance Party: Featuring Elephant And Piggie at Tremont Road Library
Saturday June 4th at 2pm dance the afternoon away with some of your favorite story book characters! Elephant & Piggie, Paddington and Pete The Cat will all be here to bring the fun! Lots of photo opportunities afterwards will be available.
20. Columbus Water Lantern Festival At Franklin Park Conservatory
Saturday June 4th at 5:30pm visit Franklin Park Conservatory for a magical evening of releasing water lanterns. Get tickets in the link above for this breathtaking event!
21. Community Day At Franklin Park Conservatory
Sunday June 5th at 10am Franklin Park Conservatory opens for community day! Lots of activities happening on this day include youth seed planting station, ask a master gardener booth, seed and plant giveaways. Naturalist Michael Frogman will also be in the children’s garden, using music as tools to teach children about the connection between music and nature. Reserve your tickets online!
22. Old Towne East Art Walk 2022
Sunday June 5th starting at 11am visit Old Towne East for the kick off of the Old Towne East Art Walk! This event includes 60+ vendors and artists set up outside for this walkable market, visit local businesses and open galleries. Food trucks and local eateries will also be available to dine at.
23. Family Creeking At Battelle Darby Creek
Sunday June 5th at 2pm visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and get ready to catch fish, bugs and crawdads in the Big Darby Creek. Wear close toed shoes and clothing that can get wet. Meet at the Ranger Station.
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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!*