Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based 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. 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!
2. Jurassic Quest Drive Thru at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
From June 4-13, 2021 Jurassic Quest will be at the Ohio Expo Center for a drive through dinosaur event! Buy tickets online! Price is per vehicle.
3. National Donut Day Event at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio
On Friday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM you can create a donut themed project to celebrate National Donut Day! An online reservation is required.
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Looking for family-friendly outdoor adventures to keep the kiddos learning beyond their screens? Just 20 minutes north of Columbus you’ll find an unexpected destination for young explorers: Olentangy Caverns.
Take a self-guided tour through the cave (perfect for little adventurers who want to wander at their own pace). Mine for gems in the running water sluice. Hunt for treasure in Ohio’s only Treasure Hunt Maze. And visit deer, goats, cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, and bunnies in Columbus’s largest petting zoo. Visit Olentangy Caverns from 9:30am – 5pm every day through October 31.
4. Uptown Friday Nights in Uptown Westerville
Uptown Friday nights happen on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays through September and include live music and artists throughout Uptown Westerville!
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5. Downtown Delaware First Friday!
First Friday in Delaware includes vendors, live music and entertainers! Hours are 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
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6. Parent’s Night Out at The Five Party & Event Center
Register online for Parents Night out from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM on Friday. The event includes pizza, snacks, games crafts, a movie and more! Space is limited!
7. Outdoor Movie Night: Raya and the Last Dragon at Hilliard Church of Christ
The movie Raya and the Last Dragon will be shown at dusk on Friday night. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
8. Movie On The Lawn – Raya & the Last Dragon at C3 Church
The movie Raya and the Last Dragon will be shown on the lawn at 9:00 PM on Friday. There will be free popcorn and snacks!
9. Celebration of Science Day with COSI
To commemorate the official re-opening of COSI on June 3, and fresh off the heels of being voted the #1 Science Museum in the country for the second year in a row, COSI is announcing a citywide ‘Celebration of Science Day’ on Saturday June 5!
This daylong celebration invites individuals, families and organizations to take time to publicly ‘thank science,’ and take part in an activity that celebrates science or supports science literacy. Click the link for ideas on how to celebrate plus info on how to visit COSI when they reopen on Thursday!
10. Summer Roller Skate Lessons at Skate Zone 71
Learn to skate on Saturdays in June from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Skate Zone!
11. Layla and the Bots Cupcake Fix – Virtual Book Launch with Cover to Cover Books
Register online for this virtual book release taking place on Saturday at 11:00 AM.
12. The Works 25th Anniversary Celebration!
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Works at this free event from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM! There will be outdoor activities, new SciDome shows, giveaways and more! Tickets must be reserved online!
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13. Heritage Celebration at Century Village
This event will include an Ohio Village Muffins “base ball” game, tours of historical buildings, reenactments and fun history lessons! Hours are 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday.
14. Sunflower Saturday at Sharon Woods Metro Park
On Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM you can plant a sunflower seed and make a flower craft! This event takes place at the Naturalist Office.
15. Mini Put Put & 2 Candy Golf Balls at Dublin Toy Emporium
RSVP for this event to make breakable candies with goodies inside! $10/crafter. Times are available on Saturday afternoon.
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16. Adventure Awaits Canvas Workshop at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio
Create an “Adventure Awaits” canvas on Sunday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Register 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!*