Skip to Content

What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 6-8, 2022

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

1. Honoring Veterans All Month Long with Seeds of Caring

Memorial Day isn’t until the end of May, but Seeds of Caring will be honoring Veterans all month with our Anywhere letter-writing project. Thanks to our partners at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, service men and women all over Ohio will receive appreciation cards from our community of kind kids. Sign up with your family today and see how much gratitude we can send to Veterans before May 31!

2. COSI Science Festival

This festival features a variety of events around town during May 4-6 and then the Big Science Celebration on May 7th at COSI. The Big Science Celebration takes place on May 7 from 11am – 4pm on the riverfront surrounding COSI and includes STEM activities and many local exhibitors with a fun science focus!

3. Mosaic Art Class At Brush Crazy

Friday May 6th at 6:30pm learn how to make a mosaic! The mosaic can be made on either wood or ceramic for a one of a kind piece of art! Reservations and price are in the link above.

Related: 15 Unique Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio

4. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back At The Ohio Theatre

Friday May 6th at 8pm visit The Ohio Theatre to see a full length screening of the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back, accompanied by the Columbus Symphony. Pricing and tickets are available in the link.

5. Birds, Blooms & Breakfast At Stratford Ecological Center

Saturday May 7th starting bright and early at 6am visit the Stratford Ecological Center for a morning of birding, blooms and breakfast! Bright and early is when it’s prime time for birding but if you would like to wait until later in the morning, 8am is still a fine time to get in all of the sights and sounds of the spring birds! Hike the trails and visit the farm while you are there too! Reservations and pricing is available in the link above.

6. Green On The Green At Worthington Village Green

Saturday May 7th at 8am visit Worthington Village Green, to celebrate all things green! This event is focused on eco conscious, green and healthy alternatives for everyday living! Reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink on how to live more consciously about our environment. There will be something for everyone in the family to see and learn at this event on living more sustainably.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Worthington

7. Mom & Me 5K At Glacier Ridge

Celebrate those moms and motherly figures in your life Saturday May 7th at 9am visit Glacier Ridge Metro Park for a 5K loop on a paved path through the park. This event is for all ages and is not timed. Recieve a medal at the end!

8. Unicorns Story Time! At Canvas Creations For You

Visit Canvas Creations  For You on Saturday May 7th at 10:30am for a fun unicorn themed storytime. There will be unicorn horns to wear, unicorn themed books will be read and even a craft at the end! All ages are welcome!

9. Hip-Hop Ademics: Rapping Kids Into Learning At Miller Park

Saturday May 7th at 10:30am visit Miller Park Library for a fun show that includes entertainment and learning! Brian Holland will be here with his original songs, games and prizes to entertain and engage all! This event will be held outdoors with weather permitting. This show is recommended for ages 3-8.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Upper Arlington

10. Mother’s Day Flower Craft At Franklin Park Conservatory

Starting at 11am on Saturday May 7th, visit Franklin Park Conservatory for a special Mother’s Day flower craft. Decorate a flower pot and plant a flower in it for that special lady in your life! This craft is an additional $3.

Related: Franklin Park Conservatory’s Children’s Garden is Unlike Anything Else in Columbus

11. Author Visit Karina Yan Glaser At Tremont Library

Saturday May 7th at 11am visit Tremont Library to meet and listen to children’s author Karina Yan Glasser, who will be talking about her newest book A Duet For Home and her best selling series The Vanderbeekers. This event is in partnership with Cover to Cover Books, who will also be available on site for selling Ms.Glaser’s books.

12. Free Comic Book Day 2022 At Comic Town

Starting at noon visit Comic Town on Saturday May 7th for free comic book day! See the link above for updates and featured guests for free comic book day!

13. Spring STEAM at Worthington Library

Saturday May 7th at 1pm visit the Worthington Library for a fun and messy time at Spring STEAM! This event will have diy catapults, rocket launching and creating bug motels. Dress for a messy good time! This event is recommended for ages 4-11.

14. Free Kraft-N-Play At The Dublin Library

Visit the Dublin library on Saturday May 7th at 1pm for a Mother’s Day themed craft! At this event there will be a ribbon dancer craft and plenty of hands on STEAM activities. Reservations are required for this event.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Dublin, Ohio

15. iNaturalist 101 At Battelle Darby Creek

Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone and head out to Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on Saturday May 7th at 2pm for a short hike around the park to identify living things with your smartphone.

16. Painting With Mom At Homestead Public House In Delaware

Head out to Homestead Public House on Saturday May 7th at 4pm for some painting with mom! Work on a canvas together to create a special piece of art. Tickets and pricing are available in the link.

Related: Exploring Delaware, Ohio with Your Kids

17. Mother’s Day Musical Performance At Franklin Park Conservatory

Sunday May 8th at 2pm visit Franklin Park Conservatory for a special performance by Columbus Rings. This handbell ensemble will be a treat for all to hear and is included with admission.

Related: Plan the Ultimate Staycation for Families in Columbus

things to do this weekend in columbus ohio

Share this post with your friends!

*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!*