Looking for something fun to do Memorial Day weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based 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. 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 (this works best on a desktop)!
- Related: Visit the Dinosaur Park in Delaware, Ohio!
3. Strawberry Picking at Hendren Farm Market
Hendren Farm Market will be open for strawberry picking from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Friday!
- Read more about Hendren Farm Market!
4. Friday Afternoon Skates at Skate Zone 71
On Fridays in May, Skate Zone 71 will be open for an After School Glow Skate Party from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM!
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5. Carnival at Young’s Jersey Dairy
Enjoy special carnival rides during Memorial Day Weekend! Hours are Thursday and Friday: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Sunday and Monday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- Read about all there is to do at Young’s Jersey Dairy!
6. Heart of Grove City Food Truck Festival and Shop Hop
Visit Grove City Town Center for food trucks and shop hop specials at local businesses! Hours are 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Friday.
7. Grandview Heights Memorial Day Parade
The Grandview Heights Memorial Parade begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday at First Ave. and Cambridge Blvd.
8. Storytime with author Freda Narh at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers
Celebrate the launch of the book “A Kite for Melia”. This is an outside, in person story time on Saturday at 11:00 AM.
9. Petting Zoo at Destination Outlets
On Saturday and Sunday there will be a petting zoo at Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday and 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Sunday.
10. Teacher Appreciation FREE Skates at Skate Zone 71
Teachers can receive free admission on Saturdays in May with a school issued ID. Hours are 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.
11. Unicorn Rides, Carriage Rides, Petting Zoo & Train Rides at Kuhlwein’s
On Monday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM there will be carriage rides, unicorn rides, pony rides and train rides. There will also be a petting zoo on site. See link for pricing. No reservations required.
12. Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony in Powell
The Memorial Day parade in Powell is held at 10:00 AM on Monday. it will be followed by a special ceremony at the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial. There will also be a Field of Flags in Village Green Park throughout Memorial Day Weekend. See the link for information on a family-friendly experience pack that can be downloaded.
13. Memorial Day Weekend Events at National Veterans Memorial and Museum
The NVMM is hosting several events to celebrate Memorial Day. Admission to the museum on Memorial Day is free! There will be a remembrance ceremony on the rooftop of the museum at 10:00 AM. The ceremony can also be watched online.
14. Worthington Memorial Day Parade
The Worthington Memorial Day Parade looks a little different this year. There will be a short honor guard procession to Walnut Grove Cemetery where the traditional ceremony will take place on Monday morning. A video will be available to watch on the City of Worthington website and on social media.
15. Memorial Day Services in Galloway
Memorial Day Services will take place at Galloway Cemetery (9:30 AM) and Alton Cemetery (12:00 PM) on Monday.
16. Memorial Day Ceremony in Pataskala
The Memorial Day Ceremony takes place at 10:00 AM on Monday at the Pataskala Cemetery and continue at 11:00 AM at Veterans Green.
17. Westerville Field of Heroes
The Field of Heroes can be driven through at the Westerville Sports Complex all weekend.
18. Memorial Day Open House at Greenlawn Abbey
Tour the Green Lawn Abbey and see the new restorations.There will be an Ohio Proud Field of Flags in the lawn! Hours will be 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday.
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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!*