Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…5/17-5/19

Outdoor Farmer’s Markets are back, Touch-a-Trucks are here to stay, farm activities, food and more! 

What will you choose?

🚒Touch a Truck 2019 @ Worthington Community Center

5/17, 9:30 AM-12 PM

345 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington

The 8th Annual Touch a Truck is a unique and interactive event that allows children to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build the Worthington community. Over 40 vehicles will be on display, along with a variety of other children’s activities. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Car Seat Checks! Columbus Public Health will be doing car seat checks throughout the event while Ohio Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics will be handing out free bike helmets (limited quantity). 

Food Drive!  Please bring a canned or non-perishable food item to help us “Stuff the Truck” for the Worthington Food Pantry.

🚑Touch-a-Truck @ Hilliard Station Park

5/17, 10 AM-12:30 PM

4021 Main St, Hilliard

Bring the kids to see, touch and explore their favorite vehicles: fire truck, police car, bus, dump truck and more. There will also be crafts and SuperGames inflatables to enjoy!

Cycle to Hilliard’s Station Park for National Bike Month and post a picture on social media using #BikeHilliard! One lucky winner will be chosen to receive a rider’s kit prize from Cyclical Nature Bicycles!

🚚Food Truck Friday @ Easton Town Center

5/17, 11 AM-8 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

The food trucks are back to kick off our 5th Annual Easton Food Fest!  Join us for Food Truck Friday to get your grub on at over 15 delicious food truck options. Wash it all down with some beer poured by World of Beer. Come for lunch or dinner…or both! There will be live music throughout lunch and dinner hours.

Food Truck Friday takes place in the parking lot behind World of Beer, across from Life Time Fitness.

Deliciousness is coming your way. Participating food trucks include:

Aloha ‘Aina, Barroluco, Caribe Sun, Cupzilla, Fun’l Frenzy, Jeni’s, Meatball Mafia, Niko’s Street Eats, NINJABOWL, Philly Buster, Pitabilities, Pizza Cottage, Put It In Your, Face Sandwich Art, Schmidt’s Sausage Truck, Sweet-T’s Southern Style Food Truck, Tortilla Food Truck, Twinado Kitchen, Wicked Lobstah, Ye Olde School Treats N Eats

💃🏻Pinnell Dance Performances @ Easton Town Center

5/17, 6 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

With performances that get your toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’, dancers from Pinnell Dance Centre will have you on your feet and dancing to the beat! Enjoy a performance at 6PM, with an encore performance at 8PM.

🎥Sunset Cinema: Jumanji @ Daily Growler Polaris

5/17, 9 PM

1500 Polaris Parkway, Columbus

Every other Friday in May we’ll be turning our patio into a Sunset Cinema!

For this special Columbus Craft Beer Week edition, we’ll be featuring Jumanji inspired Beer Cocktails!

Movie starts at dusk!

🌳National Kids to Parks Day

Your Favorite Park

8 AM-11 PM

Join us on May 18, 2019 and celebrate this national day of outdoor play for families and children of all ages! National Park Trust is thrilled to work with local, state, and national parks all across the United States to invite first-time park visitors and long-time park enthusiasts to their closest public park. With participating events all across the country your next adventure is closer than you think!

Find your closest event ➡️ ⬅️

Participate and WIN – If you plan to participate in Kids to Parks Day let us know and you could win outdoor gear prize packs from our partners like The North Face, Parks Project, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, Eastern National, National Geographic Kids, and more!

Learn more and enter the contest ➡️ ⬅️

🍎Farmers Market @ Uptown Westerville

5/18, 9 AM-12 PM

1 S. Grove St., Westerville

Westerville Saturday Farmers Market with great vendors, live music, yoga on the green, Uptown Merchant table, Ohio Health Healthy Living staff with recipes featuring market products and much more!  Get vendor information and view the map on our website: 

💦Water Safety Awareness Day @Goldfish

5/18, 9 AM-12 PM

Please join us this Saturday from 9AM to noon to have some fun and learn about all kinds of important safety tips for kids! We will have information and handouts for families, visits from different organizations (including the police and fire departments), pizza, and more!

This event is open to the public and is for members and non-members alike!

💪🏻Get Up and Get Moving (Pop Up Workout) @ All Shepards Lutheran Church by Shred 415

5/18, 9-10 AM

6580 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

We are going to get up and get moving on this Saturday morning! We will have bagels and coffee for you following the workout to make sure you can get refueled for the rest of your day. As always, we will have some great giveaways, including free classes, free childcare and swag! Just bring your mat, bring your friend and get ready to have some fun!

🌽2019 Dublin Market Opening Day @ Bridge Park

5/18, 9 AM-12 PM

Longshore Street, Dublin

Join us at The Dublin Market at Bridge Park every Saturday starting May 18th through September 28th and enjoy all the best that our local farmers, artisans and craftsmen have to offer! The Dublin Market will be held from 9am-12pm, rain or shine, and will include delicious baked goods, fresh produce, flowers and much more. Experience live entertainment, numerous nearby establishments and the convenience of free parking. Don’t miss out on this fun, free, family-friendly event at Bridge Park! 

For more details on our local lineup visit:

🍆Clintonville Farmers’ Market

5/18, 9 AM-12 PM

3519 N High St, Columbus

Week 4 Market Activities

Join us bright and early at 9 am for a morning of fresh food on High. We’re honored to have Columbus Public Health representatives Jalisa Dawkins and Cheryl Graffagnino kick things off by ringing the opening bell on W Dunedin.

Jalisa is the Local Food Systems Strategies Manager at Columbus Public Health. In her role, she is responsible for administering the City of Columbus Community Garden Grant program and implementing the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan, which looks to create a fair and sustainable food system that benefits our economy, our environment, and all people. Jalisa serves on the Joint City-County Local Food Team and the Franklin County Local Food Council.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Master of Public Health degrees from The Ohio State University.

Cheryl is registered dietitian who joined Columbus Public Health in 2009 after 15 years designing, implementing and evaluating adult weight management interventions. From 2009 to 2015, Cheryl served as the co-chair of the Growing Healthy Kids Columbus Coalition. During that time she co-authored the City of Columbus Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Plan and led the Columbus Public Health 2011 ACHIEVE Community Team in efforts to utilize a policy, system and environment approach to making the healthy choice the easy choice for young children and their families in child care centers and community-based organizations. Cheryl assumed the role of Healthy Food Access Program Manager in March 2015. She co-authored the Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan and leads Columbus Public Health and the City of Columbus’s efforts to implement the plan. In this role Cheryl is responsible for identifying and connecting innovative efforts to improve food access in Columbus neighborhoods, especially those most affected by health disparities.

In addition, Whinestopper performs in the Donatos lot. We also invite you to stop by the market tent to learn all about rhubarb, and even try a stalk!

🚒Experience Public Works Day

5/18, 10 AM-2 PM

6555 Shier Rings Rd, Dublin

When: May 18, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: City of Dublin Service Complex, 6555 Shier Rings Road, Dublin, OH

What: We take the “Touch a Truck” concept to the next level with a combination of family fun, food and convenient services.

Some of the event highlights will include:

•City of Dublin Police

•Washington Township Fire

•City of Dublin Fleet

•City of Dublin Parks/Streets

•PAWS the Public Works Mascot

•Military Vehicles

•Food Trucks

•Bounce Houses

•Barbara Ray, Nature Education Coordinator

•City of Dublin Recreation Services DIRECT Van

•Kids Outdoor Games

•E-Waste & Shred-It Services

See pictures from last year’s event here-

🚑Touch A Truck

5/18, 10 AM-12 PM

2684 Columbus St, Grove City

We are so excited for this event!  Join us for a morning full of trucks and laughter!!  What type of truck are you hoping to see?

💧Cisterns and Rain Barrels @ Gallant Farm

5/18, 10 AM-12 PM 

2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd, Delaware

During the summer thousands of gallons of rain water can be collected from the roofs of buildings. This water can be used for watering plants, washing clothes, and more.  Stop by the farm and learn about cisterns, rain barrels, and other water collecting methods as well as how you can use these methods at your home. Free; all ages.

⚙️STEAM Storytime @ Tremont 

5/18, 10:30-11:15

Upper Arlington

For ages 4-7. We will explore STEAM ideas (science, technology, engineering, art and math) with stories, crafts and activities. Today we will learn all about bees!

🎈New Albany Founders Day Parade & Festival

5/18, 11 AM-5 PM

79 N High St, New Albany

Come for rides, food, and fun!

The annual Founders Day Celebration was started by the Historical Society in 1976 as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration. The event has continued on in celebration of the founding fathers development of the area now known as Plain Township and the City of New Albany and is funded by donations from the community.

🌷Spring Fling

5/18, 11 AM-2 PM

3600 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington

Join the excitement, as UA’s Parks & Recreation Department hosts its annual Spring Fling event at Sunny 95 Park.

Prepare to be amazed as the Ohio School of Falconry brings a trio of their unique birds to Spring Fling! Falconry experts demonstrate the power and prowess of several predatory birds!

Touch A Truck is better than ever – kids and adults alike can explore a variety of City service and safety vehicles, and meet the people who bring outstanding services to the community!

A heads up to all budding fishermen to ready their poles and nets for our annual Fishing Derby.

🌾Spring Plowing Days @ Malabar Farms

5/18 and 5/19, 11 AM-4 PM

4050 Bromfield Rd, Lucas

Watch as Central Ohio Draft Horse Association members demonstrate  their plowing skills and fun contests at the working farm area



🚒Zemba Bros Family Field Day at Muskingum County Fairgrounds

5/18, 11 AM-2 PM

1300 Pershing Rd, Zanesville

Make plans to join us for the 19th annual Zemba Family Field Day at the Muskingum County Fair Grounds.  Admission will be $2 / person with funds being contributed to local organizations and charities.

🖼Delaware Arts Festival

5/18, 11 AM-7 PM and 5/19 10 AM-5 PM

Delaware OH

Headings Arts returns to the Delaware Arts Festival in 2019. Saturday, May 18 (11-7) and Sunday, May 19 (10-5). Look for us in booth #4 near the food court on Sandusky Street.

🚒Touch A Truck @ Prairie Township

5/18, 12 -2 PM

5955 West Broad St, Galloway

Come out to the PTCC and climb around in some of the vehicles that help keep the Township safe & running smooth.

🌷National Public Gardens Week @ Inniswoods Metro 

5/18 and 5/19, 1-4 PM

940 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville

Celebrate public gardens by visiting Inniswood this weekend and receive a free gift for your garden. Meet at Gardens Entrance

🦉Evening Wildlife Wander @ Rocky Fork Metro Park

5/19, 6:30-7:30 PM

7180 Walnut St, New Albany

See who starts to stir in the early evening on a 1.5-mile hike.  Meet at Rocky Fork Bulletin Board

🍭Sweet Sunday @ Easton Town Center

5/19, 1-4 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

It’s the sweetest way to end our 5th Annual Easton Food Fest!  Get scrumptious samples of sweets from Easton restaurants in tents around on the Town Square while you listen to live music.  It’s fun – and delicious – for the entire family! Samples are two for $1 with proceeds going to the Easton Community Foundation.

👍🏻Board Game Cafe @ Lane Rd Library

5/19, 1:30-4:30 PM

Upper Arlington

Get a CLUE and come to the Board Game Café. Take your TICKET TO RIDE and journey to CATAN. You’ll be SORRY! if you miss it! Coffee and tea will be available while you play classic board games and discover new ones. No registration, open to all ages.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Columbus Family Fun Day (feat. Ravensburger) @Kingmakers

5/19, 2-6 PM

17 Buttles Ave, Columbus

Kids 12 and under play for free on our first Ravensburger Family Play Day! 

Bring the family in for some fun and games at Kingmakers! We’ll have open demos of five titles from Ravensburger Games running from 2-6PM. Each player will receive one ticket per game demoed for a raffle to win copies of the games, Ravensburger swag, and Kingmakers Game On Us cards! 

Get to know the games:


A beautiful reskin of the classic memory game everyone knows and loves, with adorable wild animal friends!


Build a world of rivers, roads and rails! Each card has to connect perfectly to the next to create a transportation network. Plan ahead, form pathways and be the first to use up all your cards to win the game. Includes three different game variations! 


Search the magic moving halls of Hogwarts for your favorite Harry Potter characters! Whoever finds all the characters from their hand of cards first wins!


A ton of fun in a tiny box! Wild witches soar on their brooms collecting colorful potions in this card version of the award winning board game Broom Service. Choose and play the right cards, at the precise moment, and zoom to victory! 


Ain’t no rest for the wicked! This standalone expansion for the critically acclaimed game Villainous adds three new villains: Hades, Dr. Facilier, and the Evil Queen. Can you achieve your villainous goals before the others? Only the worst will win!

👮🏻‍♀️2019 Hilliard Police Memorial Ceremony

5/19, 7-8 PM

4020 Main St, Hilliard

Each spring, the City of Hilliard holds a Peace Officers Memorial Day service at First Responders Park to honor all Ohio police officers killed in the line of duty.

This year’s Hilliard Police Memorial Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. It is a free event and the public is encouraged to come pay their respects.

The event will honor and remember peace officers who have died in the line of duty, including four last year and our own Officer Sean Johnson, whose end of watch occurred on May 19, 2016. Officer Johnson was the first Hilliard officer killed in the line of duty since the department’s creation in 1957.

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