Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
Friday May 13th at 11am visit Franklin Park Conservatory for a reading of The Sound Bites by author Amy Grace Ulman. This children’s book teaches kids and their grown ups the 24 consonant sounds in a fun and approachable way! This event will be held in the Children’s Garden.
Visit 400 square on Friday May 13th starting at 6pm for Franklinton Friday! Support local artists and the Franklinton community while enjoying art displays, food, drinks and community!
Friday May 13th starting at 6pm enjoy live music, local drinks & of course dinner at all of the food trucks!
Saturday May 14th at 9am visit WOSU headquarters for a fun morning of imagination and interaction of art, math, reading and science. Super Why and Princess Presto will also be making a special appearance! This event is free, but registration is required.
Saturday May 14th starting at 10am visit the Big Run Sports Complex for Central Ohio’s first gaming convention CORGS-CON! There will be games, raffles, special guests, exhibitors, contests, food trucks and more! Tickets available at the door.
Saturday May 14th starting at 10am visit the Pickerington Community Pool for Touch-A-Truck Pickerington. All of your favorite trucks, construction equipment and emergency response vehicles will be there!
Visit Boardman Arts Park on Saturday May 14th at 10:30am for a fun morning of story time and crafts. All ages are welcome!
Saturday May 14th at 10:30am visit the Tremont Library for a Pint-Sized Prom! Put on your fanciest dresses and get ready for some fun photo opportunities, crafts and music. This event is intended for ages 0-6.
At 11am on Saturday May 14th visit Alum Creek for a dam tour! A park ranger will give a tour of the dam answering all of the questions of why we have a dam, what it does and how it benefits you!
Visit Sharon Woods on Saturday May 14th starting at noon for a fun I-Spy challenge! Stop by the naturalist office for a challenge sheet, then complete it for a prize.
Visit Highbanks Metro Park for a wildflower hike at 2pm on Saturday May 14th. Join a naturalist as you take a 1.5 mile hike looking for flowers as you go! Wear long pants and dress for muddy conditions.
Listen to stories about how plants grow and plant some seeds of your own at the Tremont Library on Saturday May 14th at 2pm. This event will be held outdoors and could get messy so dress accordingly.
Saturday May 14th at 7pm take in all of the majestic sights of Chihuly Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory. Reserve tickets for this special engagement.
Sunday May 15th visit Sharon Woods at noon for some fun fishing in Schrock Lake. Bring your own or borrow fishing equipment from the park.
Sunday May 15th at 2pm visit Battelle Darby Creek as you explore and wade into the wetlands. Look for creatures and prepare to get muddy!
Sunday May 15th at 2pm visit Highbanks Metro Park with your canine companion as you explore and take in the sights of spring! Plenty of water breaks and treats will be provided.
Want to get outside while giving back? Join Seeds of Caring and the Worthington Partnership Green Team this Sunday 4-5PM for their Waste Warrior Kids event in which families will learn how to sort trash, recycle, and compost. Then they’ll work together to clean up Worthington Park Elementary’s playground. There are still a handful of open spots, so sign up today!
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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!*