Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…5/24-5/27

Enjoy family time, remember and honor our military, and have some fun!  

What activities will you choose?  

🇺🇸Westerville, OH ~ 11th Annual Field of Honor® Field of Heroes @ Westerville Sports Complex

8 AM-9 PM

325 N. Cleveland Avenue, Westerville

** Free Admission **

The Westerville Community Center boasts over a dozen activities that draw area residents together. For over a decade each May, the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club has added an inspiring activity to unite the community in paying tribute to heroes who so often may be taken for granted.

The rolling green lawns of the Westerville Sports Complex normally serve as the site for sports, but during the days leading up to Memorial Day they are transformed into a giant display of 3,500 United States flags, the Westerville Field of Honor® Flag Display. Walking amid the ordered rows of flying flags inspires visitors with a visual and emotional experience that is hard to explain but not to be forgotten.

The panorama of red, white & blue reminds us of the true meaning of Memorial Day as a holiday to remember and honor our military, veterans and all heroes who serve and sacrifice to defend and protect us.

There is no charge to visit this awe-inspiring display; however, those wishing to honor a hero and support the Westerville Field of Heroes may sponsor a posted flag or purchase a flag to be posted and retained by the sponsor at the close of the event. Visit the Field of Heroes website at the link: www.fieldofheroes.org for more information. Proceeds from the flag sponsorship and sales make this flag display possible and benefit the programs of Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation.

The Westerville Field of Heroes is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. You can show your support and gratitude by sponsoring a flag or making a donation.

🇺🇸Memorial Day Weekend Carnival Rides at Young’s Dairy 

5/24-5/27

6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs

Celebrate Memorial Day with us. You show up, we’ll supply the fun.

💧World of Water Opening Weekend @ Deer Haven Park

See website for all event times

4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Help kick-off our summer theme with a splash! The new exhibit at Deer Haven Park opens Friday, May 24. Come learn about water and water habitats and participate in fun, water-themed activities!

We will be hosting special guests from the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and their 2,200 gallon aquarium with native Ohio fish.

Bring a chair or blanket and join us on the lawn at 9 p.m. for the animated film “Deep.” Sticky Finger’s is going on the road – we now have a mobile cart! 

The Shale Hollow Park exhibit will be opening the very next day so come see us again!

🐰4th Fridays on the Lawn @Uptown Westerville

5/24, 6-8 PM

126 S State St, Westerville

Enjoy family-friendly fun on the library’s front lawn during this Uptown Westerville event. 

In addition, take advantage of free wi-fi and parking, pick up your reserves or take a quick break from the crowds as library doors stay open from 6-9pm.

MAY – FARM ANIMALS

See, touch and learn about a variety of farm animals as the library’s front lawn is transformed into a live barnyard experience. Animal visitors will include sheep, goats, ducks, turkeys, rabbits and even a mini pig. (In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.)

💪🏻Active•Fit Family Movie Night @Pataskala Health Campus

5/24, 6-10:30 PM

1 Healthy Place, Pataskala

LMHS invites you to Family Movie Night!

Arrive at 6:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Pataskala Health Campus for activities and the outdoor screening of the Disney/PIXAR film Incredibles 2 will begin at dusk.  The event also will include inflatable fun areas, free health screenings, free popcorn and beverages.  Pets, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating during the outdoor movie.  Youth may count this activity toward their Active•Fit goals.

For additional information, please contact the Licking Memorial Public Relations Department at (220) 564-1560.

🌳Plant the Park @ Topiary Park

5/25, 9 AM-12 PM

480 E Town St, Columbus

Join Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and the Friends of Topiary Park to volunteer for the Plant the Park day. Volunteers will help beautify the park by planting a variety flowers and plants in the display gardens. Help support this historical park and beautify the community! 

For additional information or any questions, please contact David Hughes, Landscape Supervisor, at 614-645-3079 or DCHughes@columbus.gov

🇵🇷Ohio Village Opening Day @Ohio History

5/25, 10 AM-5 PM

Bring the whole family to Ohio Village on May 25 as central Ohio’s recreated 19th-century community opens for the summer! On May 25 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., you can explore the 1890s community and meet and interact with citizens of Ohio Village; see who’s new in town and hear their stories. Visit the bicycle shop and discover cycling, the latest craze. Borrow our 1890s attire and use our props to take an old-fashioned selfie in the photographer’s studio. Visit ohiohistory.org/ohiovillage.

🍦Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival

5/25 11 AM-5/27 6 PM

Join us all Memorial Day Weekend in Utica, Ohio to celebrate everything ice cream!

There’s fun for the whole family; including contests for kids, ice cream eating contests, over 90 local artisans/vendors, pony rides, classic car shows with more than 400 cars and live entertainment.

Enjoy delicious food and of course, Velvet Ice Cream. Enjoy dozens of flavors of ice cream served almost any way you can think of.

For more information check our SertomaIceCreamFestival.com

🛍Shop Hop @ Grove City

5/25, 4-9 PM

3378 Park St, Grove City

Come out and enjoy all that the town center has to offer. Eat, shop, and enjoy specials at participating businesses and find that unique gift for someone special, enjoy delicious food, and so much more. 

Broadway Fireplace & Decor, The Farm Table on 62 – 3952 Broadway Grove City Oh 43123, Country Hearth Primitives, Grove City Brewing Company, Plum Run Winery, Local Cantina Grove City, The Honey House, Personal Expressions, Capital City Cakes, Hop Yard 62, Parkers Tavern, Tammy’s On Broadway, Sommer House Gallery & Co., Never Grow Up Boutique, Transcend Coffee + Roastery, USA, Grace & 62 Boutique, Parkers Tavern, The Garden Bar, Zassy’s TAP ROOM and home decor

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Fun Day @Columbus Commons

5/25, 4-8 PM

60 S High St, Columbus

We are kicking off the summer with one of our family favorites – Family Fun Day. From 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, the whole family will be able to bounce and play, make crafts, get your face painted, ride the carousel and so much more! The event is free to attend; a $5 hand stamp will get you access to all of the inflatables. Check back soon for a full list of activities! 

Please note that the inflatables will close at 7:45 PM in order to make way for movie-goers. 

Blankets and chairs are welcome; please leave coolers at home. Food trucks will be onsite and the Commons’ cafes Tortilla & Jeni’s will also be open. 

*A $5 wristband can be purchased at the Info Tent by the carousel to provide unlimited access to the inflatables. Wristband sales will stop at 7:15 PM. Inflatables will close at 7:45 PM.

Stick around for a free movie afterward starting at 8:15 PM! For more information head to our website: https://columbuscommons.org/events/family/

Parking is $5 at the Underground Garage (191 S. Third St) or at the Main Garage (55 E. Rich St). Pre-pay now and reserve your spot at www.columbuscommons.org/visit/parking.

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Family Fun Night @ Highbanks Metro Park

5/25, 7-9 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Come make s’mores around the campfire and learn about nature at night through crafts and activities. Meet at Nature Center

🇺🇸Patriotic Community Concert @ Field of Heroes

5/25, 7:30-8:30 PM

325 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville

You are invited for a community concert  May 25 at 7:30 as we honor those who have served, paid the ultimate sacrifice and to those they left behind.  We pay tribute to those men and women and the people serving today as well.  For more information, click the link below.  

https://www.fieldofheroes.org/program

🎥Movie in the Park: Lego Batman @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

5/25, 8-11 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Let’s hope the fourth time’s the charm! That’s right, we’ve tried showing this movie 3 times over the past year, and every time it rains! Fingers crossed!!

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in to watch  “The Lego Batman Movie” (rated PG) on the big screen. We’ll have bat-themed activities starting at 8pm, and the movie will start at dark.

🎬Free Movie Night: Ralph Breaks the Internet @ Columbus Commons

5/25, 8 PM 

60 S High St, Columbus

Enjoy a free showing of Ralph Breaks the Internet right after our Family Fun Day, presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union!

Bring the whole family down to enjoy the Family Fun Day festivities from 4pm – 8pm and then settle down with a blanket or lawn chair under the stars for a free flick (no coolers please!). Food trucks will be onsite and the Commons’ cafes Tortilla & Jeni’s will also be open. 

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) is rated PG and is 112 minutes long.

Parking is available at the Underground Garage (191 S. Third St) or at the Main Garage (55 E. Rich St). Pre-pay now and reserve your spot at www.columbuscommons.org/visit/parking.

🎈Street Fair @ Evans Farms

5/26, 12-4 PM

1550 Lewis Center Road Lewis Center

Free event for all ages! Join us onsite at Evans Farm as we have a street party with musicians, a facepainter, airbrush artist, glitter tattoo artist, balloon artist, magician, wine tasting, our LEGO wall, and more! 

Free food will be provided. Bring your own chair if you wish to sit and listen to the bands.

At least 5 houses will be open to tour.

🚤Toy Boat Building @ Slate Run Historical Farm

5/26 and 5/27, 1-3 PM

1375 State Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

Build a simple wooden boat to sail on the pond. Meet at Farmhouse

🐸Sunday in the Swamp @Blacklick Woods Metro Park

5/26, 1-3 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Scoop up slimy critters from a buttonbush swamp. Meet at Nature Center

🐟Fishing with the Rangers @ Highbanks Metro Park

5/26, 2-4 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Try your hand at catching fish in the pond. Poles and bait provided. Ages 6-17 Meet at Dragonfly Day Camp

Nature Hike @ Homestead Park

5/26, 3-4 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard

Take a 1-mile walk to learn about animals that live in the park. Meet at Nature Center

📚Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff

5/26, 6:30-9:30 PM

6051 Sawmill Rd, Dublin

Keep those kiddos reading this summer with a little extra incentive from Chick-fil-A on Sawmill Rd. Pick up your Summer Reading Challenge Bookmark May 27-June 8. 

Record 4 books you have read on the backside of the the CFA Sawmill Reading Challenger Bookmark.  

See Chick-fil-A on Sawmill Rd for details. Redeem reward by Aug 10, 2019

🇺🇸Memorial Day Parade

5/27, 8:30 AM-12 PM

State Street to Otterbein Cemetery

Leave Post @ 8:30. Parade steps off behind City Hall 9:45. Then Otterbein, Pioneer, Blendon & Northlawn cemetery honors.

🇺🇸Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony in Powell

5/27, 10 AM-12 PM

47 Hall St, Powell

The City of Powell is hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, May 27 in downtown Powell.

The parade typically features more than 60 units and begins on Grace Drive and follows west to North Liberty Street. Participants then travel south on Liberty Street to Olentangy Street, where they turn right and continue west. The parade ends at the railroad crossing on Olentangy Street.

A ceremony will be held immediately following the parade at the Greater Powell Veterans Memorial in Village Green Park, located at 47 Hall Street. 

🔎Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt @ Homestead Park

5/27, 12-2 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard

Celebrate the holiday at the park! Stop by the nature center to pick up a scavenger hunt related to Memorial Day! Turn in your scavenger hunt for a prize! Designed for ages 4-10.

🚐Memorial Day Tram Tour @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

5/27, 12-1 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Hop aboard the tram for a scenic tour of the park. We’ll discuss some of the different things you can see and do in Sharon Woods as we cruise by forests, fields, prairies and Schrock Lake.

Meet at Maple Grove Bulletin Board.

🛶Canoe the Lakes @ Prairie Oaks Metro Park

5/27, 1-4 PM

See the lakes from a canoe or kayak. Equipment provided. 

Meet at Darby Bend Lakes

🐍Creature Feature @ Highbanks Metro Park

5/27, 2 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

May 27th 2-2:30pm- Reptiles 

-Visit with turtles and snakes and learn how we take care of these animals. Ages 3-10

Meet at Nature Center 

Call the Nature Center at 614-846-9962 with any questions. 

📍Please note-information is provided as listed in events, if a change is created, these may effect what was provided. I do my best to supply information as available

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