What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio May 10-12, 2019: Mother’s Day Weekend

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend? Here are over 70 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio Mother’s Day weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

9:00 AM – Free Stroller Strides Class and FIT4MOM Birthday Celebration at Thompson Park – celebrate one year of FIT4MOM Upper Arlington with a free Stroller Strides workout and a birthday party in the park with activities, giveaways, crafts and deals for new members!

9:00 AM – May’s Summer Special at Tree of Life Play + Cafe – receive half of admission every Friday in May when your kid wears his or her favorite jimmies!

9:30 AM – Preschoolers at Highbanks Metro Park – stop in to the Nature Center to learn about flowers through stories and crafts. Afterwards they will take a walk to look for flowers in the park.

10:00 AM – Operation Kidsafe Event at Kid’s Gym – Polaris – come to Toddler Time to get your kids finger printed and a get a free photo ID card and learn about kid safety. There will be coloring books and other fun activities.

10:00 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

10:00 AM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

10:30 AM – Sound the Alarms! at Pickerington Main Library – meet a local firefighter, hear stories and learn about fire safety!

11:00 AM – Preschoolers at Highbanks Metro Park – stop in to the Nature Center to learn about flowers through stories and crafts. Afterwards they will take a walk to look for flowers in the park.

11:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at Get Air Columbus – all weekend long, mothers jump for free with their kids! There will be other activities on Sunday for the family!

11:30 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

3:00 PM – Turtles & Turtle Sundaes at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – Preservation Parks of Delaware County will be on site with live turtles to meet!

4:00 PM – Lancaster Community Days Festival at Lancaster Ohio Community Days Festival – this community festival includes rides, food, and a live performance by a Bon Jovi tribute band on Saturday! Admission is $2 for adults and kids 17 and under are free. 

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich – head to Franklinton where the galleries stay open late with local vendors, food trucks and more!

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop your kids off to learn how to cook! This weekend’s theme is Mother’s Day. For ages 5 and up. Register online.

7:00 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

7:00 PM – Bishop Hartley High School presents “James and the Giant Peach” at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Bishop Hartley High School perform James and the Giant Peach!

SATURDAY

8:30 AM – Moms Get In Free for Mother’s Day at The Farm at Walnut Creek – all mothers will get free admission on Saturday only.

9:00 AM – West Gate Masonic Lodge Community Breakfast at West Gate Lodge No.623 F&AM – enjoy a large breakfast for a cause – $6 for adults and $3 for children and the proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

9:00 AM – Mother’s Day Stroller Strides Class at Highbanks Metro Park – join FIT4MOM Columbus North for a workout, snacks and a Mommy and Me photo session. Your first workout with FIT4MOM is free.

9:30 AM – Mommy and Me Picnic at Highbanks Metro Park – enjoy coffee and treats plus Mommy and Me photos. There will also be a chance to win prizes from Shred415.

10:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy several activities throughout the weekend including releasing a butterfly, decorating a planter for mom, meeting animals from the Columbus Zoo and shopping the Mother’s Day Patio Sale!

10:00 AM – Mother’s Day Workshop at Columbus Printed Arts – learn how to carve styrofoam blocks to make relief prints and play with other printmaking techniques to create gifts for mom! Recommended for ages 3 and up. Snacks will be provided. Ticket sales end Thursday at 11:59 PM.

10:00 AM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

10:00 AM – Touch-A-Truck at Pickerington Community Pool – get up close to big trucks, engines and more!

10:00 AM – Healthy Kids Day 2019 at Scioto Audubon Metro Park – this free community event will encourage keeping your mind and body active during the summer. There will be games, obstacle courses, volleyball, entertainment, arts and crafts and more.

10:00 AM – Mommy and Me Mini Sessions at Franklin Park Community Gardens – $50 includes a 20 minute photo session and online gallery of 8 images. email to RSVP.

10:00 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

10:00 AM – Princess Tea Party at Amish Door – head to Holmes County for a Princess Tea Party which includes horse-drawn wagon rides, nail painting, crafts a story time and dancing!

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.]

10:00 AM – Columbus Children’s Theatre Presents Balloonacy at Hilliard’s Station Park – enjoy a free, live performance of “Balloonacy” by CCT in Hilliard’s Station Park.

10:00 AM – Kids Club Potted Paper Flower for Mom at Michaels Stores – for $3 kids can make a potted paper flower for mom. Sign up online.

10:15 AM – Oh là là, It’s French Storytime! at Upper Arlington Public Library – enjoy stories and songs in french! There will be two story times: ages 2-3 at 10:15 and ages 4-7 at 11:15.

10:30 AM – Mommy & Me at Never Grow Up Boutique – celebrate Mother’s Day by making an herb planter! Supplies will be provided. Tickets available online.

11:00 AM – Downtown Newark Food Truck and Soda Festival – head to Newark to try a large selection of food trucks and craft sodas!

11:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at Get Air Columbus – all weekend long, mothers jump for free with their kids! There will be other activities on Sunday for the family!

11:00 AM – Charlie Tractor Storytime with Carrie Weyler at Prologue Bookshop – author Carrie Weyler will read from her Charlie Tractor Series inspired by growing up in Ohio! All ages welcome.

11:30 AM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

12:00 PM – Lancaster Community Days Festival at Lancaster Ohio Community Days Festival – this community festival includes rides, food, and a live performance by a Bon Jovi tribute band on Saturday! Admission is $2 for adults and kids 17 and under are free.

12:30 PM – Lancaster Princess Ball at The Mill Event Center – this event includes singing, dancing, music, meet and greets with the Princesses, and more! Tickets available online.

12:00 PM – Silhouette Artist Chris Casey at Pottery Barn Kids Columbus – – get a hand-cut classic silhouette of your little one! Schedule an appointment online.

1:00 PM – Monthly STEM Workshop Grades 3-5 at STEM U – drop in for STEM activities like coding, building and tinkering! Register online.

1:00 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

1:00 PM – Open Barn Days 2019 at Sunrise Sanctuary – visit Sunrise Sanctuary to meet the animals they care for. Purchase ticket online or day of if not sold out.

1:00 PM  – Mother’s Day Workshop at Columbus Printed Arts – learn how to carve styrofoam blocks to make relief prints and play with other printmaking techniques to create gifts for mom! Recommended for ages 3 and up. Snacks will be provided. Ticket sales end Thursday at 11:59 PM.

1:00 PM – Fire Truck & Ice Cream Social at Inspire Elementary School – meet local firemen and see their trucks! There will be family friendly activities and an ice cream social.

2:00 PM – Eagle Walk at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 3 mile hike to look for eagles. Ages 8 and up.

2:00 PM – MAKE A Mother’s Day Jewelry Holder at Michaels Stores – buy the wood frame and Michaels will supply the materials to decorate it.

2:30 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

6:00 PM – Creekside Art Walk at Creekside, Gahanna – visit Creekside businesses to see local artists and make sure to visit the Small steps pop-up gallery show at The Mug & Brush Barber Shop Creekside.

7:00 PM – Bishop Hartley High School presents “James and the Giant Peach” at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Bishop Hartley High School perform James and the Giant Peach!

SUNDAY 

9:00 AM – Mother’s Day at Columbus Zoo – enjoy free admission to mothers and grandmothers who are accompanied by at least one of their children/grandchildren, regardless of age.

9:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at Get Air Columbus – all weekend long, mothers jump for free with their kids! There will be other activities on Sunday for the family!

10:00 AM – Mother’s Day Weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory – enjoy several activities throughout the weekend including releasing a butterfly, decorating a planter for mom, meeting animals from the Columbus Zoo and shopping the Mother’s Day Patio Sale!

10:00 AM – Zoo Babies presented by First Financial Bank at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – like baby animals? Take a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo to search out six-foot-tall stork statues that will be leading visitors to all of the the baby animals that have been born at the zoo recently! Included in admission.

11:00 AM – Lancaster Community Days Festival at Lancaster Ohio Community Days Festival – this community festival includes rides, food, and a live performance by a Bon Jovi tribute band on Saturday! Admission is $2 for adults and kids 17 and under are free. 

12:00 PM – 2nd Sundays at Ohio Wildlife Center – learn how to co-exist with your wild neighbors at this monthly open house! There will be an animal enrichment activity at 1:00 PM. $5/person. Kids 5 and under are free.

12:00 PM – Mother’s Day in the Park  at Homestead Metro Park – make crafts with mom and take part in a scavenger hunt!

12:30 PM – Mother’s Day Garden Adventure at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – help plant the vegetable and pollinator garden!

1:00 PM – Family Fun Day at The Escape Room USA – Columbus – Get $3 Off on Sunday Bookings with a special code – book online!

1:00 PM – Friends of the Upper Arlington Library Book Sale – thousands of books, videos and other items are on sale through May 19th in the atrium of the UA Main Library!

1:00 PM – Mother’s Day Photos at Easton Town Center – celebrate Mother’s Day with free photos at the Central Park Fountain!

1:00 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

1:30 PM – Mother’s Day – Kids Cook Dinner at 1400 Food Lab – Food For Thought Kitchen will host this cooking class where kids will learn how to make a Mother’s Day dinner! Each ticket includes a seat at the table for one child and one mother or accompanying adult. Space is limited.

2:00 PM – Bishop Hartley High School presents “James and the Giant Peach” at Columbus Performing Arts Center – watch Bishop Hartley High School perform James and the Giant Peach!

2:30 PM – Haroun and the Sea of Stories at Columbus School for Girls by CATCO for Kids – – this play is the story of Haroun, who sets off on an adventure filled with talking animals and magicians!

2:30 PM – Nutt and Bolt – Theatre for the Very Young at Columbus Children’s Theatre – this 30 minute play is perfect for kids ages 2-6! Nutt and Bolt are two robots who like to dance, build towers and create new machines together!

3:00 PM – Mother’s Day Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center – enjoy horse drawn carriage rides for $10/person, kids under 15 ride free. 

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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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