What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 24-27, 2019 – Memorial Day Weekend

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this weekend and Memorial Day? Here are over 55 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio over Memorial Day Weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY

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 jammies!

9:30 AM – Our Village: Muffins with Mom! at Thompson Park – this is a free event with FIT4MOM UA following their Stroller Strides class beginning at 9:30 AM. Click the link for a free class!

9:30 AM – Toddler Play Time – Art Explorers at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – kids can enjoy several sensory stations and 2 crafting and art tables. Free coffee for the adults! Register online.

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 – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! at Hannah Park – join FIT4MOM Columbus East for a Bear Hunt playdate! The playdate is free and takes place after the Stroller Strides workout.

6:00 PM – 4th Fridays on the Lawn at Westerville Public Library – head to Uptown Westerville’s 4th Friday celebration and hang out on the library lawn. This month’s theme is farm animals!

6:30 PM – Building Tasty Creations Workshop Event at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – this is a special workshop celebrating the release of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part! Register online.

6:30 PM – Kids Night Out! at Young Chefs Academy of Gahanna – drop the kids off for a hands-on cooking experience with a theme. Register online.

6:30 PM – Family Night Out at Goldfish Swim School – members and non-members are welcome for an open swim at all local Goldfish Swim School locations! $5/person or $15/family. First come, first served.

SATURDAY

8:30 AM – Where Does Your Food Come From Event at The Farm at Walnut Creek – at this event you can learn from the Amish staff about planting crops, milking cows, making butter, baking and more! there will be a corn box for the kids, a scavenger hunt and a cornhole slingshot!

9:00 AM – Barking and Breakfast at Three Creeks Metro Park – enjoy breakfast snacks and a 3 mile walk with your dog!

9:30 AM – Family Stroller Strides at Fancyburg Park – this workout is for the whole family! Register online.

9:30 AM – Saturday Studio Art: Patterned Fox at Art with Anna – drop in to make a patterned fox project! $20/student. Ages 4 and up. Register online.

10:00 AM – BrickUniverse Columbus LEGO Fan Expo at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair – LEGO lovers can enjoy building zones, vendors, hands on activities, LEGO displays and more!

10:00 AM – Kids Club Patriotic Cookie Decorations at Michaels Stores – $3 per project for kids ages 3 and up. Register online.

10:00 AM – Opening Day – “Jim Henson: Imagination Unlimited” at COSI – celebrate the new COSI exhibit featuring the work of Jim Henson! There will be performances, a puppet parade, and more!

10:00 AM – Grandview Heights Memorial Day Parade – this neighborhood parade begins at 10:00 AM.

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 – Asian Festival at Franklin Park – this celebration of Asian culture includes food, games, a dragon boat, culture exhibits, martial arts, a market place, live performances and a children’s area with games, crafts and activities.

10:00 AM – Opening Day at Ohio Village – explore the 1890’s at Ohio Village, interact with its citizens, visit the shops and business and take part in what life was like during that time!

11:00 AM – Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival at Velvet Ice Cream – the Sertoma Ice Cream festival is $5 per car and includes live music, events for kids like egg toss, sack race, kiddie tractor pull, presentations from COSI and Columbus Zoo and more! Oh yeah, and ice cream!

2:00 PM – MAKE A Patriotic Pom-Pom Wreath at Michaels Stores – buy the wreath base and Michaels will provide the supplies to make a Pom Pom Wreath!

4:00 PM – Family Fun Day at Columbus Commons – kick off the summer with bounce houses, crafts, face painting, carousel rides and more! This event is free to attend and $5 for a hand stamp for inflatables. At 8:15 Ralph Breaks the Internet will be shown!

7:00 PM – Family Fun Night at Highbanks Metro Park – make s’mores around the campfire and enjoy crafts and activities.

8:00 PM – Movie in the Park: Lego Batman at Sharon Woods Metro Park – watch The Lego Batman Movie on the big screen in the park. There will be bat-themed activities starting at 8:00 PM and the movie starts at dark.

8:00 PM – Free Movie Night: Ralph Breaks the Internet at Columbus Commons – head to Columbus Commons for Family Fun Day including a showing of Ralph Breaks the Internet at 8:15 PM.

SUNDAY

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  – BrickUniverse Columbus LEGO Fan Expo at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair – LEGO lovers can enjoy building zones, vendors, hands on activities, LEGO displays and more!

10:00 AM – Asian Festival at Franklin Park – this celebration of Asian culture includes food, games, a dragon boat, culture exhibits, martial arts, a market place, live performances and a children’s area with games, crafts and activities.

11:00 AM – Fairy Garden Sunday at Creative Art Bar Hilliard – create a Fairy Garden starting at $15. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Register online.

12:00 PM – Jeni’s Strawberry Jam at Land-Grant Brewing Company – celebrate strawberry season and the release of Jeni’s Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream with fresh strawberries, ice cream and special collaborations! There will be live music, food trucks, merchants and more!

1:00 PM – Toy Boat Building at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – build a wooden boat to sail!

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 – Sunday in the Swamp at Blacklick Woods Metro Park – look for critters in the swamp!

2:00 PM – Fishing with the Rangers at Highbanks Metro Park – go fishing in the pond! Poles and bait provided. Recommended for ages 6-17.

3:00 PM – Nature Hike at Homestead Metro Park – take a one mile hike to learn about animals in the park.

6:00 PM – Music in the Garden: Summer ’19 at Olde Towne East Community Gardens – enjoy a free concert in the garden!

MONDAY – Memorial Day


Memorial Day Parades in Central Ohio:

9:00 AM – Marysville

10:15 AM – Worthington

10:00 AM – Powell

10:30 AM – Granville

11:00 AM – Dublin

11:00 AM – Grove City


6:30 AM – Summer Reading Challenge at Chick-fil-A Sawmill Road – the Summer Reading Challenge kicks off today at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill Rd. Record 4 books your child has read on the back of the bookmark and receive a reward!

8:30 AM – Where Does Your Food Come From Event at The Farm at Walnut Creek – at this event you can learn from the Amish staff about planting crops, milking cows, making butter, baking and more! there will be a corn box for the kids, a scavenger hunt and a cornhole slingshot!

9:30 AM – Our Village: Family Stroller Strides and Patriotic Popsicles at Amelita Mirolo Barn – join FIT4MOM UA for a family workout with patriotic popsicles afterwards! Your first class is free!

10:00 AM – Patriotic Popsicles & Splash Pad Picnic with FIT4MOM Columbus East – play at the splash pad and enjoy popsicles with FIT4MOM Columbus East following the Stroller Strides workout.

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 – Story Time at Duck Donuts Dublin – take part in a story time, crafts and a behind the scenes look at donut making! Recommended for ages 3-6.

11:00 AM – Memorial Day Celebration at Blendon Woods Metropolitan Park – cook hot dogs, play yard games and splash in the creek or take a hike!

12:00 PM – Memorial Day Tram Tour at Sharon Woods Metro Park – take a tram tour of the park! Learn about all there is to do in Sharon Woods!

12:00 PM – Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt at Homestead Metro Park – stop by the Nature Center to pick up a scavenger hunt and return it for a prize!

1:00 PM – Toy Boat Building at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm – build a wooden boat to sail!

1:00 PM – Canoe the Lakes at Prairie Oaks Metro Park – take a canoe ride in the park! All equipment provided.

2:00 PM – Creature Feature at Highbanks Metro Park – visit turtles and snakes in the Nature Center! Recommended for ages 3-10.

4:00 PM – Food Truck Festival & Jazz in the Park at Havenwood Park – enjoy food trucks and jazz in the park! Bring a chair or blanket!

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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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