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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 11-13, 2020

Looking for something to do this Weekend? Try out one of these 10 family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Check out this list of events for the upcoming weekend and if you need even more ideas make sure to check out:

A Big THANKS to Olentangy Indian Caverns for Sponsoring this Post!

Olentangy Indian Caverns

Looking for a local field trip to keep the kiddos learning beyond their screens? Just 20 minutes north of Columbus you’ll find an unexpected destination for young explorers: Olentangy Indian Caverns
Take a tour through the cave where Native Americans once lived. Mine for gems in the running water sluice. Hunt for treasure in Ohio’s only Treasure Hunt Maze. And visit deer, goats, cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, and bunnies in Columbus’s largest petting zoo.

Visit Olentangy Indian Caverns from 9:30am – 5pm every day through October 31.

1. Sidewalk Doodles at Grandview Heights Public Library

Visit the interactive chalk doodle on the east side of the library building! You can visit all weekend from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Post your picture with the artwork to be entered to win a prize.

2. Ohio Open Doors

From September 11-20, 2020 you can visit Ohio’s historic buildings and landmarks virtually. There will be special virtual events, virtual content to view at any time, and walking, hiking and driving tours!

3. U-Pick Honeycrisp The Orchard and Company

On Friday from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM you can pick Honeycrisp apples! On Saturday, the market, cafe and farmyard activities will open for the season.

4. Harvest Saturdays at Lawrence Orchards

Pick your own apples, enjoy the Story Stroll, food tucks and other orchard activities! Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

5. StoryTale Bike Tours: Art & Education

Bike through the city to visit cultural landmarks like Lincoln Theater, King Arts Distrcit, the Long Street Bridge and more! There will be experienced cyclists for guides, and a talk from Malik Moore. You can bring your own bike or borrow a bike for free. Tickets are $25/person and limited. You must register in advance. The ride starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday.

6. Velvet Ice Cream’s Fall Into Fall

This outdoor event on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM features vendors selling homemade crafts, a fishing tournament, and of course, ice cream!

7. September Grown-Up & Me // Apple Pickin’ at Art with Anna

On Saturday from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM you and your child (age 3 and up) can paint an apple themed project! Let them get messy! $15/couple.

8. Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley Farm

On Saturday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, admission for the day offers access to hay rides, mini golf, swimming, paddle boating, and pony rides! Trail rides are available at an additional cost. Visit animals and more! Tickets are available in advance and at the door.

9. Columbus Symphony Community Concert at McConnell Arts Center

This outdoor concert takes place outside at the McConnel Arts Center on Sunday at 2:00 PM and lasts about 45 minutes. Free tickets are limited. RSVP online.

10. Columbus Symphony Community Concert at Columbus Museum of Art

This outdoor concert takes place outside at the Columbus Museum of Art on Sunday at 2:00 PM and lasts about 45 minutes. Attendance at this concert is on a first-come, first serve basis.

–>> Need more ideas? Try 5 Cool Outdoor Activities for Kids in the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks or one of these 12 Columbus Parks to Try this Summer <<–

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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!*