What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 14-16, 2021

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased 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. Go Public Garden Days at Dawes Arboretum

From May 7-16, the Arboretum is celebrating all the ways public gardens better our lives by offering $2.00 off the general admission price. Use the code APGA21 or call 740-323-2355 to reserve your tickets.

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3. Drawing with Sheldon the Snail and Grandview Heights Public Library

Draw along with Miss Jean and Sheldon the Snail on Facebook live at 10:30 AM on Friday.  

4. 2021 Lancaster Community Days Festival

This event takes place May 14 at 5:00 PM through May 16 at 6:00 PM and includes rides, fair food, craft vendors, live music and more!

5. Franklinton Fridays at 400 Square

Shop the artist studios and galleries at 400 West Ridge and Chromedge Studios on Friday evening from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM! There will be outdoor vendors as well.

6. Free Dinner Family Skate at United Skates of America

From 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Friday $12 admission includes skate rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza and a small drink.

7. May Saturday Art Brunch at 3060 Gallery

Enjoy live music, Comida El Catrin food truck and art work by local artists on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

8. Author Marcy Campbell – Online Book Launch Event with Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

Register online for this launch event for the book Rule of Threes on Saturday at 11:00 AM. This book is for middle readers and Ohio author Marcy Campbell with join in online!

9. Art on the Canal Art Stroll in Downtown Canal Winchester

On Saturday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM downtown Canal Winchester will feature music, dancing, live performances and art from local artists. There will be a “Create it and take it” workshop for kids, food vendors and more!

10. Open Barn Days 2021 at Sunrise Sanctuary

Visit the animals at Sunrise Sanctuary on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Admission goes toward caring for the animals. Tickets are available online or day of if they are not sold out.

11. Virtual Night at the Museum with Ohio History Center

Travel through the Ohio History Center with the security guard during this virtual Night at the Museum on Saturday at 7:00 PM. This event includes solving a mystery to protect the exhibits as you explore the museum. This event takes place on Zoom and tickets are available online.

12. Green Lawn Abbey Mother’s Day Tour & Picnic

This event was rescheduled from last Sunday! Enjoy picnic lunch on the lawn of the Green Lawn Abbey! The doors of the Abbey will be open to touring Broke Johnny Food Truck will be on site. Hours are 10:00 AM -2:00 PM on Sunday.

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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!*


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