What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, March 6-8, 2020

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

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

10:00 AM – Kids Dream Family Film Series at Marcus Theaters – see a family-friendly movie for just $3/ticket. This weekend’s movie is Trolls. Click the link for a special deal where you can get your tickets for free! Showings are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM at Marcus Pickerington and Marcus Crosswoods.

10:00 AM – Forest Fridays at Sunbury Urban Farm – enjoy 30 minute nature activity and free play time in the woods. All ages. $5 suggested donation.

10:00 AM – First Friday Story Time at Blendon Woods Metro Park – enjoy stories about wildlife and nature. Ages 3-7.

10:00 AM – Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – shop this huge consignment sale featuring toys, baby gear, maternity clothes and clothing for infants through adults! Check the link for various shopping hours and deals! 

10:00 AM – Press Start!: A New 8-Bit Musical at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch your favorite classic video game characters come to life in a fun musical!

10:00 AM – Toddler Open Gym at Thompson Recreation Center – drop in for a free Open Gym time at the rec center!

10:00 AM – LEGO Pop-Up Sale – shop a huge LEGO pop up sale that will offer individual bricks, mini figures, used LEGO sets and more!

4:00 PM – Family Night Fridays at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – for $30 enjoy a family pass to the play area and a large 1 topping pizza and a drink pitcher.

7:00 PM – Friday Nights Unlimited Pizza Skate at Skate Zone 71 – family skate is available from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM for $10/person. That includes admission, skate rental and unlimited cheese pizza!

6:00 PM – Family Friendly First Fridays at The Rambling House – enjoy kid-friendly folk music at lower volume!

6:30 PM – First Friday Game Night at City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department – enjoy a free game night for families including arts, crafts, court games and more!

7:00 PM- Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – shop this huge consignment sale featuring toys, baby gear, maternity clothes and clothing for infants through adults! Check the link for various shopping hours and deals! 

7:00 PM – Press Start!: A New 8-Bit Musical at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch your favorite classic video game characters come to life in a fun musical!

SATURDAY:

8:00 AM – Mom2Mom Children’s Resale at St. John’s Lutheran Church – shop for deals on used maternity, baby and kids clothing, toys, furniture an more! 

8:00 AM – Maple Sugar Pancake Breakfast at Stratford Ecological Center – enjoy a pancake breakfast with local maple syrup and take a hike to the sugar shack to learn about the sugaring process and visit with the farm animals. Registration required.

9:00 AM – Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Zone 71 – walk-in for skating lessons for all skill levels! Fisher Price skates are available for kids. Adults are welcome too!

10:00 AM – Kids Dream Family Film Series at Marcus Theaters – see a family-friendly movie for just $3/ticket. This weekend’s movie is Trolls. Click the link for a special deal where you can get your tickets for free! Showings are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM at Marcus Pickerington and Marcus Crosswoods.

10:00 AM – Onward Free Family Party at Crosswoods Cinema – celebrate the release of a new family-friendly films! Enjoy complimentary snacks, crafts, and activities before (or after) the movie and stay for the featured film. Movie tickets for each film are sold separately.

10:00 AM – Dr Suess Roller Skate at Skate Zone 71 – celebrate Dr. Suess during the Little Kids Skate. Bring a new or gently used book for free admission.

10:00 AM – Summer Camp Fair at Dublin Recreation Center – learn about the summer camps available for preschoolers, youth and teens within the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

10:00 AM – Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – shop this huge consignment sale featuring toys, baby gear, maternity clothes and clothing for infants through adults! Check the link for various shopping hours and deals! 

10:30 AM – LEGO Building Club at Plain City Public Library – drop in for a free LEGO Building Club! Ages 12 and under.

11:00 AM – Saturday Storyime- How to Catch a Unicorn/Dinosaur at Barnes & Noble Dublin – enjoy a story time with fun activities!

11:00 AM – Shamrock Shenanigans! at Clay Street Ceramics – paint a cookie cutter shamrock shape magnet for just $5. Or paint anything else in the studio and receive the shamrock magnet for free! There will be refreshments and walk ins are welcome!

11:00 AM – Saturday Stories and Songs at Sycamore Plaza Library – enjoy an early literacy class for preschoolers!

11:00 AM – Sensory Stories and Play at Pickerington Public Library – this is a class designed for children with special needs to enjoy early literacy activities and stories!

11:30 AM – Live Justice Dance Party at Polaris Fashion Place – participate in a live dance party with music and special deals!

12:00 PM – Story time with Cinderella! at Barnes and Noble Pickerington Ohio – Cinderella will be reading a magical story and you can take pictures with her during the meet and greet time!

12:00 PM – Grand Opening at Dulce Vida Short North – visit the new Dulce Vida location in the Short North and enjoy BOGO Free Ice Cream Scoops or Popsicles.

1:00 PM – Maple Sugaring at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – watch a maple sugaring demonstration to learn how sap becomes syrup.

1:00 PM – Press Start!: A New 8-Bit Musical at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch your favorite classic video game characters come to life in a fun musical!

2:00 PM – Balloon Workshop at Westerville Public Library – learn how to make your own balloon animals! Registration required. Ages 8-11.

2:00 PM – A Wee Bit Of Irish Fun! at Dublin Toy Emporium – enjoy Irish crafts! Choose stay-n-play or drop-n-go options!

2:00 PM – Steam-y Saturday at Sycamore Plaza Library – families can learn about pointillism art style and painting technique! 

2:30 PM – Press Start!: A New 8-Bit Musical at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch your favorite classic video game characters come to life in a fun musical!

5:00 PM – Night at the Nature Center at Battelle Darby Nature Center – watch the animals wake up after dark in the living stream. All ages welcome.

6:00 PM – Game Night at the Hilltop Art Hop – the Hilltop Art Hop takes place at the corner of W. Broad St. and N. Westmoor and includes activities and special events at all of the participating businesses. Paint a shamrock magnet at Clay Street Ceramics, visit featured artists at 3060 Artworks and Third Way Cafe and drop in for free pizza and games at The Design Refinery!

** Plan ahead with 5 Lucky Things to do with Your Kids on St. Patrick’s Day in Columbus**

SUNDAY:

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime – GoYoga + Cover to Cover at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

10:00 AM – Salamander Search: For Families at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – search for salamanders in the vernal pools. Ages 5 and up.

10:00 AM – Kids Dream Family Film Series at Marcus Theaters – see a family-friendly movie for just $3/ticket. This weekend’s movie is Trolls. Click the link for a special deal where you can get your tickets for free! Showings are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM at Marcus Pickerington and Marcus Crosswoods.

1:00 PM – Press Start!: A New 8-Bit Musical at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch your favorite classic video game characters come to life in a fun musical!

1:00 PM – Kids Skate Free Sunday at United Skates of America – kids ages 14 and under can skate for free with a coupon available online. Click the link for details!

2:30 PM – Press Start!: A New 8-Bit Musical at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch your favorite classic video game characters come to life in a fun musical!

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*Inclusion on this list is not a personal endorsement of an event. 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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