What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, June 7-9, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 45 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY  

12:00 AM – National Donut Day at Amy’s Donuts – free bag of cake holes to every customer purchase while supplies last!

6:00 AM – National Donut Day at Krispy Kreme – one free donut per guest, no purchase necessary!

6:00 AM – National Donut Day with Flavvr App – download the Flavvr app and get a dozen donuts at Peace, Love and Little Donuts for $12.

6:00 AM – National Donut Day at Dunkin’ Donuts – get a free classic donut with any beverage purchase.

6:00 AM – National Donut Day at Dragon Donuts – celebrate with free classic mini donuts with every purchase!

7:00 AM – National Donut Day at Tupelo – make a donation to the Clintonville Resource Center and receive a free donut! Click the link for locations.

7:00 AM – National Donut Day! at Duck Donuts – get a free classic donut for each guest, no purchase necessary!

7:00 AM – National Donut Day at Bake Me Happy – Bake Me Happy will have gluten free donuts for sale to celebrate!

10:00 AM – The debut of “Chihuly: Celebrating Nature” at Franklin Park Conservatory – for the first time in almost 10 years you can view the entire Chihuly collection at Franklin Park Conservatory! The exhibit will run through March 29, 2020!

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy a nature activity and playtime in the woods.

10:00 AM – School’s Out Party at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – kids up to 11 years old can enjoy a tattoo station, balloon artist, crafts, face painting and a special visitor! $12 for the first child, $6 for each additional child.

10:00 AM – Commons for Kids – Pirate Day at Columbus Commons – the first Commons for Kids takes place this week with carousel rides, inflatables, and pirate-themed activities!

11:00 AM – Kid’s Concert on the Green with Endless Recess at Worthington Village Green – enjoy a free kids’ concert on the green with Kona Ice!

11:00 AM – The Columbus Arts Festival at The Scioto Mile – this 3 day festival includes over 250 artists, interactive activities, and 5 stages for music, poetry and dance! There will be food vendors, a Virtual Reality tent and a Hands-On Art Activities Village on the Dorrian Green featuring arts and crafts activities for kids. On Saturday and Sunday kids can visit The Children’s Gallery at the Columbus Arts Festival where kids can buy a piece of art work for $5 or less.

5:00 PM – Family MAKE Week at Michaels Stores – each day this week Michaels is offering a different event for families. This event is free and includes all supplies! Ages 3 and up. Click the link for details.

5:30 PM – Celebrate “Aladdin” Dance & Theatre Camp at The Shops at Worthington Place – enjoy an Aladdin themed n night with crafts, stories, dress up and a meal at Aladdins Eatery! Call to register.

5:30 PM – Credit Union of Ohio Carnival at Credit Union of Ohio – this event includes free activities for kids of all ages, including games, prizes, live music, face painting, balloon twisting, a bounce house, ice cream, water, and a free food item from one of the food trucks! (See more below!)

7:00 PM – Friday Night Bandstand in Lancaster – enjoy a free outdoor concert in downtown Lancaster!

9:00 PM – Drive in Movie Night featuring The Grinch in Upper Arlington – watch The Grinch outside in the park! Bring a chair or blanket!


A BIG Thanks to Credit Union of Ohio for sponsoring this post!

The Credit Union of Ohio Carnival is this Friday, June 7, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Hilliard Branch!

This family-friendly event is open to the public and will offer free activities for kids of all ages, including games, prizes, live music, face painting, balloon twisting, a bounce house, ice cream, water, and a free food item from one of the following food trucks: Angry Wiener, Empanadas & More, and Holy Taco. Be sure to take advantage of a special offer for families who open a Youth Account at the carnival.

Carnival attendees are encouraged to RSVP on Credit Union of Ohio’s event page.

Free parking will be available in the branch parking lot as well as at BMW Financial, just past the branch.


SATURDAY

9:00 AM – Yellow Springs Street Fair – the yellow Spring Street Fair features 250 vendors, shops and eateries, and live music!

10:00 AM – The debut of “Chihuly: Celebrating Nature” at Franklin Park Conservatory – for the first time in almost 10 years you can view the entire Chihuly collection at Franklin Park Conservatory! The exhibit will run through March 29, 2020!

10:00 AM – The Columbus Arts Festival at The Scioto Mile – this 3 day festival includes over 250 artists, interactive activities, and 5 stages for music, poetry and dance! There will be food vendors, a Virtual Reality tent and a Hands-On Art Activities Village on the Dorrian Green featuring arts and crafts activities for kids. On Saturday and Sunday kids can visit The Children’s Gallery at the Columbus Arts Festival where kids can buy a piece of art work for $5 or less.

10:00 AM – We’re Having Potty Party and You’re Invited! at All buybuy BABY store locations – learn potty training tips from the experts! There will be prizes, fun and games! RSVP online.

10:00 AM – Storybook Village at Ohio Village – meet your favorite PBS Kids characters, do a fairytale obstacle course, enjoy music from The Shazzbots, do activities and more! Included with general admission to Ohio History Center/Ohio Village.

11:00 AM – Scholastic Read-A-Palooza at Fundamentals Children’s Books, Toys, and Games – this celebration includes visits from Dog Man and Clifford the Big Red Dog, crafts and activities! Bring books to donate to a local charity!

11:00 AM – Father’s Day Designs at A&R Workshop Grove City – drop in between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to create a make and take project for Father’s Day. Projects starting at $10.

11:00 AM – StoryTrail™ Opening and Founders Day Celebration at The Dawes Arboretum – admission is free all day June 8th as they celebrate the opening of the 2019 StoryTrail. There will be a book giveaway, visitors from Ohio Nature Education , an art installation and tours!

12:00 PM – PBJ & Jazz: Such Sweet Thunder at Topiary Park – this event includes a story time inside the library, a jazz concert and an art activity from Columbus Museum of Art. This week’s performance is by Such Sweet Thunder.

12:00 PM – Marion, Ohio Touch A Truck at Marion Harding High School – take a trip to Marion to see big trucks up close! There will be food, first response vehicles, construction trucks, service providers and more.

2:00 PM – Monster Truck Summer Heat Tour — head to Chillicothe for giant monster trucks, a pit party with a Kid’s Fun Zone, a bounce house and more!

4:00 PM – Second Saturdays at Creekside Gahanna – this event includes Arts in the Alley, live music, food trucks, Meet the Maker and more!

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – The debut of “Chihuly: Celebrating Nature” at Franklin Park Conservatory – for the first time in almost 10 years you can view the entire Chihuly collection at Franklin Park Conservatory! The exhibit will run through March 29, 2020!

10:00 AM – The Columbus Arts Festival at The Scioto Mile – this 3 day festival includes over 250 artists, interactive activities, and 5 stages for music, poetry and dance! There will be food vendors, a Virtual Reality tent and a Hands-On Art Activities Village on the Dorrian Green featuring arts and crafts activities for kids. On Saturday and Sunday kids can visit The Children’s Gallery at the Columbus Arts Festival where kids can buy a piece of art work for $5 or less.

10:00 AM – TALK AND PLAY WITH CASA SPEECH! at Fun Town Play and Learn Café – learn about speech and language therapy for your child. There will be community resources, snacks and special giveaways!

10:00 AM – June Baby + Art: Pop, You’re the Coolest! at Art with Anna – do a messy art project with your babe for Father’s Day. For ages 6 months to 3 years old.

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – visit the Ohio Wildlife Center and their 59 resident animals. Cost is $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

12:00 PM – Dad’s Day Out at New Uses Dublin and Reynoldsburg – New Uses is offering 25% off the entire store plus giveaways, raffles and free hot dogs!

2:00 PM – Columbus Zoo at Franklin Park Conservatory – meet special animal ambassadors from the Columbus Zoo. Included with admission or membership.

3:00 PM – JuniorChefs Weekend Workshop at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – kids ages 6 and up can learn kitchen safety, flavor profiles and culinary techniques. $50/class.

3:30 PM – June Family Paint: Father’s Day Abstract Gift at Art with Anna – families can paint a group of pieces to hang together or separately. $15/artist. Register online.

4:00 PM – Sprouts Night Out at Hilliard’s Station Park – this event includes live music by Endless Recess, kids’ activities, food trucks and more!

6:30 PM – The Reaganomics at Sounds of Summer! – enjoy a free, family-friendly concert at Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater! 

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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.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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  1. Molly
    Molly says:

    I saw Finding Neverland at the Ohio Theater last night. Definitely not a kid friendly show. It’s the story of how the author wrote Peter Pan, NOT a production of Peter Pan. Most of the children that were there left at intermission.

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