What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 21-23, 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. Spring Carnival at Destination Outlets

The traveling Chiketti Family Amusement Park will be at Destination Outlets (Jeffersonville) on May 20-23, 2021 with exhilarating rides and amazing food. The Spring Carnival at Destination Outlets will run May 20-23 with the following schedule: Thursday May 20: 3:00 -8:00 PMFriday May 21: 3:00-8:00 PM, Saturday May 22th:  12:00-8:00 PM, Sunday May 23th:  12:00-6:00 PM. See more info below!


Step into Spring with the first-annual Spring Carnival at Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville!  

Destination Outlets, which this past January took ownership of the outlet mall at I-71/US 35 (formerly known as Tanger), is continuing its transformation into a true destination with shopping, food, fun and entertainment for the whole family with the announcement of its first-annual Spring Carnival.  

The traveling Chiketti Family Amusement Park will be at Destination Outlets on May 20-23, 2021 with exhilarating rides and amazing food.  “Our goal is to transform Destination Outlets into an exciting destination for the surrounding local counties and for shoppers from near and far,” says Jeff Weissman, a partner in the new management team. “SHOP – EAT – PLAY is our tag-line, and we’ve been working hard and making great progress in all three.  We are thrilled that Chiketti Family Amusement is coming to Destination Outlets.  The Spring Carnival will be a great family event and is just the start of what promises to be a fun-filled spring and summer at Destination Outlets!”

The Spring Carnival at Destination Outlets will run May 20-23 with the following schedule:

Thursday May 20: 3-8pm 
Friday May 21: 3-8pm 
Saturday May 22th:  12-8pm
Sunday May 23th:  12-6pm

Please visit www.ChikettiFamilyAmusements.com to order tickets in advance.

Email info@destinationoutlets.com for more information.

3. Dino Safari Drive Thru Adventure

Beginning Friday and running through Monday, May 31 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays), the Dino Safari – A Drive Thru Adventure will be located at Ohio History Connection. Tickets are sold by the car and are available online! Get a $10.00 discount by using the code DINODAY10 !

4. Fourteen Twenty Nine Pop Up at Land Grant Brewery

Get your dessert fix from Fourteen Twenty Nine as they pop up at Land Grant Brewing on Friday from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

5. Music in the Park at Stradley Place

Head to Canal Winchester for live music in the park and a Touch-A-Truck event in Stradely Park on Friday night from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. This event is free.

6. Miraculous! at Sweet and Sassy Columbus

Reserve your spot to have your hair colored and nails done, a “craft” dance party and a runway show. This event takes place on Friday at 6:00 PM. 

7. You’re Kitten Me Carnival and Sidewalk Sale at Colony Cats (& dogs)

Visit Colony Cats for a carnival, sidewalk sale, face painting, and animal petting on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 

8. Free Cookie Skate at United Skates of America

On Saturday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM each person gets a free cookie with paid admission to the skating rink!

9. Spring Kids Fest 2021! at AMF Bowling Co.

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Sawmill Lanes, kids 15 and under get 1 hour of free bowling and shoes plus food and drink specials!

10. German Village Makers Market

On Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM enjoy an outdoor artisan market featuring food, art, home goods, apparel and more!

11. Kids Skate Free Sunday at United Skates of America – Refugee Rd.

You must register online for a limited amount of free admission tickets to United Skates for Sunday from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Skate rental is extra.

12. StrawBerry Fairy Tea Party at Mitchell’s Berries

Join the Berry Fairy for a garden tea party on Sunday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Enjoy a manners lessons, a story with Miss Spider and treats from the farm. Tickets are sold for one adult and one child. Register online. 

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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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