Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 14 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. 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.
3. Drawing with Sheldon the Snail with Grandview Public Library
Learn to draw with Sheldon the Snail and Miss Jean from Grandview Heights Public Library! This event will take place on Facebook Live on Friday at 10:30 AM.
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4. Uptown Friday Night in Uptown Westerville
Enjoy live music and artists throughout Uptown Westerville on the first, second and third Fridays, May through September.
5. Movie On The Lawn – Inside Out Hosted by C3 Church
Watch the movie Inside Out on the lawn at C3 Church. Free snacks will be offered! The lot opens at 8:30 PM on Friday night and the movie begins at 9:00 PM.
6. Drive in Movie at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park
Watch a free drive-in movie (A League of Their Own) at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park on Friday at 8:30 PM! There will be a food truck on site. Registration is required.
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7. Wheels and Waffles at Hilliard’s Station Park
Ride the Heritage Rail Trail in Hillard and enjoy waffles to go from Coffee Connections, live music, candy and a take home craft! This event takes place Saturday at 9:00 AM. Registration is required.
8. Touch-A-Truck in Pickerington
Kids can see and hear their favorite emergency response vehicles, construction trucks and more on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
9. Online Storytime with Andy J. Pizza and Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers
Enjoy an online story time with illustrator Andy J. Pizza where he will read his new picture book, Pizza with Everything On It! This is recommended for kids ages 5-8 and takes place on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Register online.
10. Green Lawn Abbey Mother’s Day Tour & Picnic
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.
11. Mother’s Day at the Zoo
Mothers and grandmothers receive free admission to the Columbus Zoo when accompanied by at least one of their children or grandchildren. Tickets for the children/grandchildren must be purchased in advance.
12. Outdoor Mother’s Day Craft Market at BrewDog
Shop an outdoor market on Sunday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM featuring handmade goods! Dogs welcome!
13. Military Appreciation Month at Skate Zone 71
Active and retired military professionals will receive free admission on Sundays in May from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. ID required.
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14. Mother’s Day Canvas Class at Busy Bees Pottery & Arts Studio
Paint a panel of a Mother’s Day canvas set together! This event takes place on Sunday and there are times available at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. 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!*