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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, November 6-8, 2020

Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these 12 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

1. Mural Scavenger Hunt at 934 Gallery

Take the kids to explore the colorful Outdoor Gallery at 934 Gallery in the Milo Grogan neighborhood of Columbus! Download the scavenger hunt and look for details to answer the questions about each mural! Four of the murals include Augmented Reality! Even if you don’t do the scavenger hunt, the murals are lots of fun to see!

2. Junior Scientists at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

Explore “The Way Things Work” on Friday from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM with activities, demonstrations and more! This is an in person experience and is included with admission. Recommended for ages 3-5. 

3. Sleepy Hollow Drive-In at Ohio History Center

Watch a “spooktacular” movie at this drive-in experience at Ohio History Center! There will also be drive-thru scenes from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This weekend’s movie is Nightmare Before Christmas and there are two times: 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM. You must get your tickets in advance. 

4. $5.00 Skating at Skate Zone 71

Saturday mornings in November offer $5 admission from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Non-skating adults are free. 

5. Handmade Holiday Market at The Design Refinery

Shop from local artisans for handmade gifts for the holiday season! There will be door prizes and each guest will be entered to win a vintage Christmas tree! Hours will be Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM during the Hilltop Art Hop.

6. Llama Llama Lifestream Storytime with Westerville Public Library

Log on to the Westerville Library Facebook page on Saturday at 10:00 AM for a live story time featuring the adventures of Llama Llama. There will be stories, songs and rhymes plus bonus content to download for fun at home! Recommended for ages 2-6.

7. Author Vicky Fang Virtual Book Event (Online) hosted by Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

During this virtual event, author Vicky Fang will show you how to make a balloon speedboat (see link for supplies). She will do a STEM-based reading and you can also download and design your own doggy amusement ride! This event takes place on Saturday at 11:00 AM. Register online.

8. The Harvest Market at Bridge Park

Shop vendors at this outdoor fall market! Enjoy yoga, a caramel apple creation station, acoustic music and specials at local bars and restaurants! Free parking is available. The market takes place on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

9. Fall Fest at Dog Tap Columbus

This event on Saturday from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM features live music, seasonal food and drink specials, a “best mask” competition, a dog costume competition and a coloring contest! At 6:00 PM they will be showing the movie The Addams Family. Kid tickets are free!

10. The Great Mrs. Claus Book Signing at City Style Children’s Boutique

Author Chris Shoemaker and The Great Mrs. Claus will be providing entertainment and a book signing at City Style Children’s Boutique in Dublin on Saturday from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

11. March Through Time Virtual Event with Ohio History Connection

Learn about Ohio’s military history during this virtual event on Saturday at 6:00 PM. There will be historic re-enactors who will share about soldier life on a virtual panel. Tickets available online.

12. Families in the Kitchen at Young Chef’s Academy in Gahanna

This is an interactive class for kids and adults to create recipes together! The class is Sunday at 4:30 PM. Cost is $25/person. Register in advance. 

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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!*