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!
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!
Every weekend in October, local farms offer pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes and many more fun fall activities! There are too many to list here so click the link above for a complete list of fall festivals happening this weekend!
Looking for a corn maze to get lost in this weekend? Click the link above for a list of local Corn Mazes!
It’s apple picking season! Click the link above for a list of farms where you can pick your own apples this weekend!
It’s not too early to start thinking about Turkey Day and those in our community who are experiencing food insecurity. Register your family today to collect and donate food items for Thanksgiving meals thru October 31. Get your whole neighborhood involved and help to make this day of thanks special for our Columbus friends.
Explore Grove City Town Center and enjoy shop hop specials and many food trucks! Hours are Friday 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns will be lit throughout the grounds of Franklin Park Conservatory. There will also be larger than life spiders and two pumpkin houses! This event takes place from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM on select dates. This week’s dates are October 13-17.
Boo at the Zoo will take place for 5 weekends in October! Enjoy a trick or treat trail, rolling celebrations, special performances, Halloween decorations, giant pumpkin carving and more! Hours are Fridays 5:00 PM – 9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – close each weekend in October.
This is the last night market of the season! This Friday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM there will be an outdoor market, local vendors, live music and drinks!
This is a family friendly event celebrating the history of Canal Winchester on Saturday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Meet local comic and graphic novel creators, enjoy crafts, trivia, photos with your favorite characters, interactive activities and free comic books! Hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Head to 3060 Gallery and surrounding businesses for the final Art Brunch of the season! There will be live music, Explorers Club food truck and pop up artists! Hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Head to The Dawes Arboretum to see dozens of scarecrows throughout the Parkwoods Trial! The scarecrows will be on display from October 16-31 and you can vote for your favorite!
This event includes hayrides, a corn maze, activities, crafts, animals and more! Hours are Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Enjoy a car-show and trick or treat! Trick or treat for spectators takes place from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Saturday. Awards for costumes and cars will happen at 3:00 PM.
Celebrate Polaris Fashion Place’s 20th anniversary from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday with live music, a costume contest, food trucks, pumpkin painting, characters and more!
Come in costume for trick or treat, Halloween games and crafts! Hours are Saturday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Visit with animals from the Columbus Zoo at Lehners Pumpkin Farm. Hours are Saturday from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
This event includes a trunk-or-treat and free food! hours are Saturday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
This fall festival includes food trucks, trunk-or-treat, photo booth, hayrides, crafts, games, inflatables, free snacks, campfire, prizes and more! This event takes place on Saturday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
This is a free event featuring an animal presentation and a trick or treat trail of glowing pumpkins! This event takes place on Saturday from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
Visit Ohio Village on Saturdays in October for All Hallows’ Eve! Preregistration is required! This event takes place on Saturdays from 5:30 – 9:30 PM an includes a 1890’s celebration with a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, pumpkin carving, crafts, games, special visitors and more!
Take a walk through the park to look for spooky wildlife and meet an animal at the end! Meet at the Ranger Station at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park on Sunday at 1:00 PM.
This event includes food trucks, inflatables, crafts, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, costume contest and a visit from the Columbus Zoo. This event takes place on Sunday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Trick-or-treat on the Green and enjoy live entertainment, arts and craft stations and more! This event takes place on Sunday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
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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!*