Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohio–based events and activities!
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1. Visit With A Live Rabbit At Tremont Road Library
All weekend long you can stop by Tremont Road Library and visit with a live rabbit in the youth department. The information desk will be available for any questions regarding this fuzzy friend.
2. Veterans Day Ceremony At National Veterans Memorial And Museum
Friday November 11th is Veterans Day! At 11am Veterans Memorial and Museum will be holding a special ceremony to honor and celebrate the millions of veterans that have defended our freedom. This event is free, but registration is required. See link for details.
3. Coding With Bloxels At Northwest Worthington Library
Friday November 11th at 4pm visit the Northwest Worthington library for some fun in the youth department animating pixel characters and bringing them to life! This event is recommended for ages 9-18.
4. Firewood Warms You Twice At Slate Run Metro Park And Historical Living Farm
Both Saturday November 12th and Sunday November 13th at 1pm you can visit Slate Run Metro Park and Historical Living Farm to learn about the different types of firewoods and how to properly use a two-man saw or shingle splitter.
5. 2022 Harvest Market At Bridge Park
Saturday November 12th starting at 9am visit Bridge Park for a day of fall themed fun! This family friendly event will have live music, local artisans, craftsmen and bakers all here for your favorite fall goodies!
6. The Broad & Westmoor Holiday Market At The Design Refinery
Saturday November 12th starting at 10am visit The Design Refinery to enjoy local vendors for holiday shopping and don’t forget to stop next door at Clay Street Ceramics to paint something festive with the kids!
7. Storytime With Author Brian Wray At Cover To Cover Books For Young Readers
Saturday November 12th at 10am visit Cover To Cover Books For Young Readers to enjoy a storytime with Author Brian Wray. The book featured will be his latest The Traveling Rose.
8. March Through Time At Ohio History Center & Ohio Village
Saturday November 12th at 10am visit Ohio History Center & Ohio Village for some hands-on activities and learning about military history. See link for tickets and pricing.
9. Stories And More At Tremont Road Library
Saturday November 12th at 10:30am visit Tremont Road Library for a fun and interactive storytime that the whole family will enjoy!
10. Miracle On Lancaster Street
Saturday November 12th at 11am visit Lancaster Street in Downtown Millersport for Miracle On Lancaster Street! This event will feature carriage rides and a visit from Santa!
11. Owl Prowl At Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Saturday November 12th at 4pm visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park for Owl Prowl! On this 1-mile hike you will use your owl calling skills and search for owls.
12. The Ancient Art Of Fanfiction At Tremont Road Library
All Day on Sunday November 13th you can visit Tremont Road Library to learn about the history of fanfiction and discover favorites of the genre.
13. Highbanks History: The Brown Fruit Farm At Highbanks Metro Park
Sunday November 13th at 2pm visit HIghbanks Metro Park for a historical presentation about the history of the fruit farm that was once operated within Highbanks Metro Park. This event is best for ages 10 and up.
14. Howl And Hike At Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Sunday November 13th at 3pm visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park for a late day 2-mile hike with your canine companion.
15. Build Care Kits for Children Receiving Grief Support
Share some love: Through Nov. 20, kids ages 6-12 can honor Children’s Grief Awareness Day by exploring what it means to lose a loved one through age-appropriate discussion. They’ll then create care kits to comfort children and teens receiving grief support services from OhioHealth Hospice. This Seeds of Caring project can be done at home, school, or wherever you are.
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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!*