What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 13-15, 2019

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Looking for things to do in Columbus, Ohio this Weekend? Here are over 40 family-friendly events happening in Columbus, and Central Ohio this weekend!

Family Friendly Events in Columbus, Ohio This Weekend:

FRIDAY:

9:00 AM – U-Pick Apples at Branstool Orchards – pick your own apples! The concession stand with donuts and caramel apples will be be open on Saturday and Sunday.

9:30 AM – Little Explorers Play Day at Gym Skills – this free open house event includes face painting, obstacle courses, trampoline and foam pit, healthy treats and more!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Cinderella.

10:00 AM – Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – this sale includes 4 days of shopping for gently used baby and kids’ clothing, toys, baby gear, maternity items and more! 

11:00 AM – Columbus Caribbean Festival at The Scioto Mile – this festival features dancing, music, food and drinks from the Caribbean community! There will be live music and contests and the festival is free for all ages.

4:00 PM – Sensory Art & Exploration at The Hoot Studio – this class features shaving cream and q-tip dot painting and is perfect for kids ages 2-5. There will be sensory stations for kids to explore with a play coach. Parents can take a break in the cafe during the class! $15/child, $10 for siblings.

6:00 PM – Touch-a-truck! at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – kids can get up close to fire trucks and ranger trucks during this event with Pleasant Township Fire Dept.

6:00 PM – Franklinton Fridays at 400 West Rich – enjoy local arts, music and food at this event that happens on the 2nd Friday of every month. Explore the 400 West Rich Studios and other art studios in the area!

6:30 PM – Screen on the Green: Paddington at Goodale Park – watch Paddington in the softball field at Goodale Park. Food trucks will be on site 90 minutes before show time!

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – U-Pick Apples at Branstool Orchards – pick your own apples! The concession stand with donuts and caramel apples will be be open on Saturday and Sunday. 

9:00 AM – Back to School Bingo at Chick-fil-A on Sawmill – drop in between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM to play back-to-school bingo! There will be games and prizes!

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Cinderella.

10:00 AM – Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – this sale includes 4 days of shopping for gently used baby and kids’ clothing, toys, baby gear, maternity items and more! 

10:00 AM – Old Hilliardfest in Old Hilliard – this street fair includes live music, food, games and inflatables for kids, a car show, Kid’s Fair, vendors and more! There will be an arts handicrafts area for kids, carnival games and fair rides! 

10:00 AM – Fairfield County Covered Bridge Festival at Alley Park – this free festival features live music, family-friendly activities, food trucks, games, artisan demonstrations and more! Guided tours of the county’s historic covered bridges take place each day at 1:00 PM. Tickets are required for the tour.

10:00 AM – Sunny 95 Touch A Truck at Polaris Fashion Place – get up close to big trucks including SWAT, Ghostbusters, Fire and EMS and more! This takes place outside in the Lifestyle Center.

10:00 AM – Plain City Chalk Art Festival in Uptown Plain City – this free festival features professional chalk artists, musicians, local vendors and food trucks!

10:00 AM – Avian & Exotics Activity and Education Day at Amelita Mirolo Barn – this event will offer free educational talks, crafts, games, prizes, hands-on pet demos, pet selfies, snacks and more! 

11:00 AM – Butterfly Pursuit at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 2 mile hike to look for butterflies and learn how to identify them.

10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Corny Playland Adventure at Young’s Jersey Dairy – it was too rainy this spring for a good corn crop so the corn maze has been turned into a playland adventure! There will be a bale maze, hula hoop toss, bale art, human hamster wheels, pumpkin bowling and more! $4/person includes a wage ride!

11:00 AM – Columbus Caribbean Festival at The Scioto Mile – this festival features dancing, music, food and drinks from the Caribbean community! There will be live music and contests and the festival is free for all ages.

12:00 PM – PBJ & Jazz: Ben Crowder 6 at Topiary Park – enjoy a story time inside the library at 11:00 AM, then a free kid-friendly jazz concert in the park at 12:00 PM and a hands on art activity from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Featured jazz band is Ben Crowder 6.

12:00 PM – Opening Day at The MAiZE at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – this year’s maze theme is the 50th Anniversary of the First Moonwalk. The maze will be open on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through October 27. Admission includes, in addition to the maze, a whole list of activities such as petting zoo, cow train, low ropes course, duck races, corn ball and more! 

2:00 PM – Monarch Butterfly Release Party at Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor – learn about the life cycle and watch the release of live Monarch Butterflies. This is a free event! 

3:00 PM – Money Movie Saturdays at Westland Area Library – this movie series is for kids and teens and they will be able to engage with an interactive exhibit about money and then watch a movie with a money theme. Kids can earn “Book Bucks” for attendance to use in the Thinking Money for Kids Library Store.

3:00 PM – Young Person’s Concerts: Peter and the Wolf at Bronwynn Theatre – this kid-friendly concert combines dance, music and spoken word in the story of Peter and the Wolf. There are two concerts this weekend and tickets are available online. Kids 12 and under are just $5.

3:00 PM – Muiscologie Grandview’s 5th Anniversary Party at Musicologie – celebrate 5 years of Musicologie Grandview with snacks, face-painting, balloon animals and games as well as an afternoon concert!

4:00 PM – Family Creeking Adventure at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – catch fish, bugs and crawdads in the Big Darby Creek.

7:00 PM – For Families: Evening Wildlife Hike at Highbanks Metro Park – take a 1 mile hiking looking for wildlife in the park. 

7:30 PM – Full Harvest Moon Hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – all ages are welcome to take a 4 mile hike through the fields and forests during the full moon.

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Hills Famous $5 Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market – on Saturdays and Sundays you can get 2 pancakes, sausage links and coffee for $5!

9:00 AM – U-Pick Apples at Branstool Orchards – pick your own apples! The concession stand with donuts and caramel apples will be be open on Saturday and Sunday. 

9:00 AM – Kids Yoga & Storytime at Cover to Cover Bookstore – join GoYoga for games, storytelling and physical activities. $10/child, ages 5-8.

10:00 AM – Disney’s Enchanted Tales at Marcus Theatres (Crosswoods and Pickerington) – each weekend throughout September you can see a classic Disney movie for $6. There are 4 show times each day (click the link for details). This weekend’s movie is Cinderella.
 
10:00 AM – Pickerington Area Kids Clothing & Toy Pop Up Shop at The Grove Church – this sale includes 4 days of shopping for gently used baby and kids’ clothing, toys, baby gear, maternity items and more! 
 
10:00 AM – Cowvin’s Corny Playland Adventure at Young’s Jersey Dairy – it was too rainy this spring for a good corn crop so the corn maze has been turned into a playland adventure! There will be a bale maze, hula hoop toss, bale art, human hamster wheels, pumpkin bowling and more! $4/person includes a wage ride!

11:00 AM – Fairfield County Covered Bridge Festival at Alley Park – this free festival features live music, family-friendly activities, food trucks, games, artisan demonstrations and more! Guided tours of the county’s historic covered bridges take place each day at 1:00 PM. Tickets are required for the tour.

12:00 PM – Opening Day at The MAiZE at The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek – this year’s maze theme is the 50th Anniversary of the First Moonwalk. The maze will be open on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through October 27. Admission includes, in addition to the maze, a whole list of activities such as petting zoo, cow train, low ropes course, duck races, corn ball and more! On Sunday, purchase one admission and get the 2nd free when you bring 2 canned food items to donate to the Marysville Food Pantry.

12:00 PM – 2019 Cops & Kids Day at Westerville Sports Complex – explore police cars, helicopters, motorcycles and other law enforcement equipment! There will be over 40 agencies represented. Food trucks will be available and the first 1500 children will receive a free giveaway!

12:00 PM – 99 Cent Rollerskate at Skate Zone 71 – bring in your “Ink Pen” and receive a reduced admission of 99CENTS!

1:00 PM – Harrison West Jazz Stage – Tony Monaco Trio at Harrison Park Gazebo – enjoy a free jazz concert in the park! Ninja Bowl and J-Pops will be on site and there is a playground in the park for the kids.

1:00 PM – Be My Neighbor Day at Columbus Commons – meet Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat, enjoy face painting, chalk art, free carousel rides, crafts and more! Bring an item to donate to Moms2B if you are able! Click the link for the list of suggested donations.

3:00 PM – Sunday Stories at Homestead Metro Park – enjoy a story time about Ohio animals and meet some of them! Recommended for kids 6 and under.

3:00 PM – Buckeye Fever at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – learn about the symbols of the state of Ohio and make your own buckeye necklace!

3:00 PM – Young Person’s Concerts: Peter and the Wolf at Bronwynn Theatre – this kid-friendly concert combines dance, music and spoken word in the story of Peter and the Wolf. There are two concerts this weekend and tickets are available online. Kids 12 and under are just $5.

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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.  Enjoy what you do today!*


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