Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…6/14-6/16

There is fun heading into the weekend tomorrow. And lots of ways to celebrate with Dad on the weekend.  An outdoor movie, fishing, floating, critters, festivals, art, music and more! 

What will you choose?

📍Please check events if weather isn’t cooperating.

⚽️Free Commons for Kids – Sports Day @ Columbus Commons

6/14, 10 AM-1 PM

160 S High St, Columbus

Our Commons for Kids series brings families from Central Ohio to the heart of Downtown Columbus, Friday mornings between June 7 and August 9. Each week, a variety of activities keeps the kids entertained, including inflatables, face painting, crafts and much more! 

This week are joined by some of Columbus’ local sports teams. Whether you are sporty and athletic or love arts and crafts, we have something for every kid! 

Check out our website for a full list of activities:

🐢Wild Weekends @ Blendon Woods

6/14, 10-11 AM and 2-3 PM

4265 Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus

Meet some live amphibians and learn more about this fascinating group of animals.

🐍Creature Feature: Reptiles @ HIghbanks Metro Park

6/14, 1-1:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Visit with live reptiles and learn how we take care of these animals. 

Meet inside Nature Center 

🚣🏼‍♀️Friday Night Float @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

6/14, 6-9 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment provided. Kids must fit into a life jacket to ride.

🎥Movie in the Park: The Sandlot

6/14, 7-11 PM

7370 Groveport Road, Groveport

Join us for this FREE, family event!  Children’s activities for 12 & under begin at 7 PM. Movie begins at dusk. Get dinner and a treat with the food trucks on-site: Momma Can Cook, Chris’ Snack Shack, Kona Ice, and Our Daily Manna!

Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray.  No pets or alcohol permitted.  Kids 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop-off event. 

The Sandlot (rated PG) is a 1993 American coming-of-age baseball film. The movie tells the story of young baseball players during the summer of 1962. The film hit the box office 25 years ago. If you like baseball or softball, you will sure to love the classic comedy. Show your spirit and come dressed in your favorite baseball/softball jersey & cap. Free pre-movie baseball & softball themed activities and contests begin at 7 PM for kids 12 & under. 

🎬Movie Night: Disneynature @ Battelle Darby Metro Park

6/14, 7-8:30 PM

Come join us and watch Disneynature’s Oceans. Explore the depths of the ocean and learn about marine life.

Meet us at the Nature Center

1415 Darby Creek Drive

Galloway, OH, 43119

🎪Bexley’s Main Event — Outdoor Family Fun Activities and Movie

6/14, 7-11 PM

Join us for the summer hit, the Main Event! Each month, the City brings unique and fun programming centered around a movie which will be shown at sundown. Stay tuned on information regarding programming, food trucks, and other activities we have planned. We’re looking forward to another fun summer season!

June’s movie: Shrek (PG)

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Determined to save their home – not to mention his – Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) to be Farquaad’s bride. Rescuing the Princess may be small compared to her deep, dark secret.

As always, these events are free for the public to attend!

🐟Youth Fishing Derby @ Delaware State Park

6/15, 8 AM-2 PM

5202 US Highway 23 N, Delaware

Delaware State Park welcomes you to the Youth Fishing Derby!  The derby is for anyone under the age of 16.  Poles, bait, and fun are all provided.  Bring the family watch the kids fish!

🕷Hidden Critters @ Blendon Woods

6/15, 10 AM-2 PM

4265 Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus

Use your observation skills to find toy critters hidden along the path for a chance to win a prize.

🖼Worthington Arts Festival

6/15 9 AM-6 PM, 6/16, 1 1 AM-5 PM

Join us June 15 and 16 for the 27th annual Worthington Arts Festival! This juried show features more than 150 selected fine artists and craftsmen from across the country exhibiting and selling everything from original paintings to artist made jewelry. This year’s Festival features a dynamic floor plan of artists on the lawn in front of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, food vendors, and activities for all ages. Also, a special preview will be available for guests at the Opening Night Picnic on Friday, June 14. 

Learn more:

🚣🏼‍♀️Canoe the Lake @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

6/15, 9 AM-12 PM, 6/15 2-5 PM, 6/16 9 AM-12 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment provided. Kids must fit into a life jacket to ride.

🎈Columbus Children’s Festival (Official Page) presented by Meijer @ Westerville North HS

6/15, 10 AM-4 PM

950 County Line Rd, Westerville

Come PLAY at KidsLinked’s 8th Annual Columbus Children’s Festival – an EXTRAVAGANZA of Activities, Sports, Contests, Entertainment and Family FUN! Presented by Meijer

♦ Admission & Parking are FREE 

♦ SO much to do and see!  

♦ Columbus 3v3 Soccer Cup with Ohio Soccer Academy, presented by Olentangy Modern Dental

♦ The Jeff Hartnell Memorial Columbus FOAM FUN Run  – registrants receive a FREE Breakfast!! KidsLinked’s 2019 Fitness Series is sponsored by Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians Benefits: Honor Flight Columbus, Inc.

♦ “A Whole New World” Flying Pancake Breakfast with Aladdin & Jasmine, presented by Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, character appearances by Paulettes Princess Parties, with Chris Cakes Ohio

♦ Wristbanded Bounce Park & Fun Zone Attractions

♦ Early Admission BONUSES!!

  • 1st 1000 receive a FREE Lazer Tag pass from Lazer Kraze Columbus

  • 1st 1000 receive a FREE kids meal from 101 Beer Kitchen

  • 1st 1000 receive a 20% Off Coupon for a Cup of Gelato from Cuppa Gelato

  • 1st 500 receive a FREE Appetizer card from Texas Roadhouse – Columbus – Hilliard

♦ Youth Talent Contest

♦ Youth Fashion Contest

♦ 3rd Annual Westerville CCF Food Truck Fest 

♦ $5 Pony Rides with Horse -N- Round Fun 

♦ Free Petting Zoo with Horse -N- Round Fun

♦ Enter to Win an exciting getaway from River Expeditions – West Virginia

♦ Free Balloon Artist and Glitter Tattoos

♦ Passport (scavenger hunt) :: Travel through festival booths, earn stamps in your passport & be entered to win a prize! ::

Buckeye Mobile Tour

♦  Mr. Game Room, The Best  Mobile Video Game Party in Columbus  614-918-3000

104.9 The River

♦ Event Stages & Entertainment 

♦ Vendor Midway & Family Marketplace

♦ Demos & Exhibitions 

♦ Fun Contests & Giveaways!!

💦The Big Splash @ Three Creeks Metro Park

6/15, 10 AM-1 PM

3860 Bixby Road, Groveport

Enjoy canoeing, a water slide, discovering pond life and a squirt gun zone and more as you get wet and wild. Free snacks served from 11-12:30. Children must fit into a life jacket to ride in a canoe.

🐝Drop-In Discovery: Pollinators 

6/15 and 6/16, 11 AM-5 PM

4183 Liberty Rd, Delaware

Drop in to the Deer Haven Visitor Center and celebrate National Pollinator Week. Join us for a variety of crafts and activities. Walk the trails and use our field nets and bug jars or bring your own to explore the variety of beautiful colors, shapes and forms that make up our local insect fauna! Want to help these important critters? Natives in Harmony will be selling Ohio Native Plants during the event to help you start your own pollinator-friendly garden! All ages.

🥁Alum Creek Beach Drum Circle Gathering 6/15/19! @ Alum Creek Beach

6/15, 1-5 PM

3400 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center

Hi, I want to invite you all to the Drum Circle at Alum Creek Beach.  Yes, its a “beach” we will be gathering for drumming, dancing & fun!!! 

We will be cooking out (grills at the park are first to come, first serve), potluck picnic.  So bring things to cook for your self and to drink.

Actives: Drumming, dancing, hiking, swimming, gathering.  Kid friendly.    

Bring your drum and groove!

Parking available.

Alcohol Prohibited! 

🎼Summer Concert Series @ The Shops of Worthington Place

6/15, 6-8 PM

7227 N High St, Worthington

Shop to the sounds of our Summer Concert Series as the talents of these local musicians fills the air on these Saturdays in June from 6-8pm:

June 8


June 15


June 22

Columbus Music Workshop

June 29


Events subject to change without notice. 

For more information, contact with subject line The Shops at Worthington Place Summer Concert Series.

🌕Moonlight Market

6/15, 6-11 PM

The Moonlight Market is a monthly outdoor street festival / marketplace on Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. It takes place every Second Saturday from April through October. The event draws thousands of visitors each month to enjoy the brick-and-mortar businesses in the area who stay open late with extended hours and special promotions, in addition to over 100 sidewalk vendors who pop-up to sell a wide variety of artisan products. Street musicians add musical ambiance and sidewalk patios come alive with al fresco diners. Mark your calendar and join us at the next Moonlight Market on Gay Street!

🎥Reynoldsburg’s Movie Night in the Park – Despicable Me 3

6/15, 8 PM

Movies will begin at Dusk (times listed are estimates only). Bring blankets  and snacks for your family.

June 1: Wonder

June 15: Despicable Me 3

July 6: Hotel Transylvania 3

July 20: Trolls

August 3: The Little Mermaid

August 17: Zootopia

🐟Fathers Day Fishing @ Homestead  Metro Park

6/16, 10 AM-12 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard

Bring your Dads and Granddads for some quality fishing time! Limited poles and bait provided.

🐟Fishing with the Rangers @ Highbanks Metro Park

6/16, 2-4 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Enjoy Fishing in the Daycamp Pond. 

Limited bait and poles provided. 

Meet at Dragonfly Day Camp. 

🎼Music in the Gardens: Honey and Blue @ Inniswoods Metro Park

6/16, 3-5 PM

940 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville

Join us in the Gardens for the first summer concert with singer/songwriters Adam Darling and Stephanie Amber.

Honey and Blue combines Darling’s sultry bluesy sounds with Amber’s syrupy and raw take on lyrics and harmony.

Seating is limited.  Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

🐴Father’s Day Carriage Rides @ Easton

6/16, 3-7 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered through the North District, with pick up located across from Eddie Bauer. Cost is $10 per person, cash only. Children under 15 ride free with paying adult.

Please note, rides are weather permitting. Line may be cut off early due to high demand.

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