Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…6/21-6/23

Woo hoo!  Looks like the rain might give us a break for a few days.  Magic, concerts, movies, art, festivals, campfire, street fair, Pete the Cat, Ariel, animals and more!  What will you choose? 

🛑Free Commons for Kids – Safety Day

6/21, 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 at Commons for Kids we are celebrating those who help keep us safe in our community. We will have both the Columbus Division of Police and the Columbus Division of Fire visiting our park to help teach you about public safety. They will be bringing some surprises, don’t miss out.

Check out our website for a full list of activities:

🎩Find the Joy Magic Show @ Hilliard Library

6/21, 10-10:45 PM and 11-11:45 PM

4500 Hickory Chase Rd. Hilliard

Will Sedgie the Hedgie miss out on a fun time or magically appear to help us learn that the joy is in the journey? Take control of your emotions, choose a positive attitude and enjoy the adventure.

👑KidX Pirates and Princesses @ Polaris Fashion Place

6/21, 10:30 AM-12 PM

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Pirates & Princesses kicks off our summer KidX series!  Come dressed as a princess for the day or captain your own ship as a pirate! Meet with The Watch, as pirates dance, sing and joust. It will be a morning of make believe and dreams. Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and a pirate will all be attending!\

As always, join us with Sunny95, face painting, balloon artist, giveaways, crafts, entertainers, activities and more!

🐝Pollinator Herb Walk

6/21, 10:30-11:30 AM
Join the Ohio Herb Center’s Amanda Ferguson, “Gahanna’s Bee Whisperer”, for a pollinator focused herb walk at Woodside Green Park.  Participants will meet at the park message board by the pond at 10:30am.  Enjoy a 1 hour walk, studying the insects and the plants they love.  Cost-$7 per family

🍽Lunch with the Marysville Library @Memorial Health Pavilion

6/21, 12 PM

It brings together the Library’s longstanding summer reading tradition with a lunchtime meal, in an effort to combat summer learning loss and summer hunger.  The Library will distribute free meals to youth (ages 0-18) Mondays through Fridays throughout the summer at Memorial Health Pavilion. No lunches on July 4.

🌕“Howl At The Moon With A Wild Thing Tune” Family Concert – Tom Sieling Family Concert @ Bexley Library

6/21, 3:30-4:30 PM

Join Tom Sieling, acclaimed singer and guitar, banjo, and drum machine player from Newfield, New York, for a family program called “Howl at the Moon with a Wild Thing Tune!”

✨Firefly Fiesta @ Blendon Woods Natural Play Area

6/21, 8:30-10:30 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus

Ages 8-13. Have fun with the summer tradition of catching and releasing lightening bugs while you learn about these fascinating insects.

🖼20th Annual Easton Art Affair


160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Part gallery.  Part street fair.  One hundred percent fun.  This juried fine art show offers everything from paintings and photography to sculpture and hand-made jewelry. 

Friday, June 21: 4-9 PM

Saturday, June 22: 11 AM-9 PM

Sunday, June 23: 11 AM-5 PM

🎈2019 Powell Festival presented by Mount Carmel Health

6/21 and 6/22

47 Hall St, Powell

The Powell Festival presented by Mount Carmel Health is the community’s signature event of the year. This two-day summer experience stands out in delivering family-friendly entertainment on the McClurg Properties Community Stage, delicious food and dazzling fireworks. Visit for more information! Admission is free.  

🎼Creekside Live: The Reaganomics

6/21, 5-10 PM

117 Mill Street, Gahanna

Creekside Live presented by Lew Griffin Insurance

5-7pm – Acoustic performers throughout Creekside District

7-10pm  – The Reaganomics (80’s Tribute/Party Rock)

Make plans to spend select Fridays this summer at Creekside Live, a summer concert series that has been rocking the Creekside Gahanna District since 2013. Enjoy new and returning bands, food and drinks while enjoying summer evenings in the park.

🎭Thank you Picnic of Delight – FREE!

6/21, 6-8 PM

30 E College Ave, Westerville

Join the Good Medicine Specialists for an evening of SILLY as we honor our supporters and volunteers.  See Nurse Nutz, Dr. Gooey, Dr. Weeble Wobble, Doc Croc and Ralph the Therapy Dog as you gobble down hot dogs, popcorn and cookies. Families of all ages welcome. The event is free! We just ask you to register here so we know how many cookies to buy! And bring someone or SOMEONES who might not know what we do to learn more about our pediatric and nursing home program and maybe find some joy along the way.

    We’ll have balloon animals! (Do you want a sword or a snake?)

    Face painting! (A moon or a sun?)

    A Photo Booth! (Mustaches included)

    An improv show where you can create your own Wizard School!

    And an opportunity for you to Pie your FAVORITE Good Medicine Specialist in the face!

Why come?

To see the Specialists in action!

To throw a pie in our faces!

Because it’s fun!

🎥Free Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns

6/21, 8-10 PM

160 S High St, Columbus

Enjoy a free showing of Mary Poppins Returns starting at 8:15pm! 

From 5:30 until about 8pm, the park will be closed to the public for a ticketed event. The Columbus Symphony’s Popcorn Pops Movie Music (click here for more info: is sure to be a blast. Immediately following the performance, settle down with a blanket or lawn chair under the stars for a free flick hosted by Columbus Commons.

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) is rated PG and is 130 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

🔥Coyote Campfire @Blacklick Woods

6/21, 8-9 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Enjoy a campfire as we learn about these fascinating canids. Meet at the Ash Grove Picnic Area.

🎥Movies at Mingo – Spider-Man

6/21, 8:30 PM

500 E Lincoln Ave, Delaware

City of Delaware Recreation Presents Movies at Mingo 2019:

June 21: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

July 12: Elf

August 9: Coco

Time: Movie starts at about 8:30pm

Location: Mingo Park by the Playground

Come enjoy a Family Event in the Park. Bring blankets, chairs, bug spray, and snacks. No alcohol permitted. Free event.

🎬Summer Movie Series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone @ Highbanks Metro Park

6/21, 9-11:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Watch the epic Harry Potter movie on the Big Screen. Movie Rated PG. Movie begins 30 minutes after dusk. 

Limited supply of popcorn provided. 

Please bring seating, snacks and bug repellent. No alcohol.

Meet in Big Meadows 

💪🏻Free Body Back HIIT Transformation Class @ Highbanks Metro Park

6/22, 7-8 AM

Looking for a way to fit in some SELF CARE and time for YOU, mama?  Come check out what our Body Back Transformation classes are all about.  

During the preview class, you will receive: 

-a FULL 60 minute high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout with other mamas

-Preview of Body Back Recipe Book and Nutrition Guide

-Meet your instructor 

-Discounts for those who sign up at the preview

-Meet current mamas in the program

-Learn about the in-Person Workouts, online Workouts, coaching, accountability, community and more! 

💙Alley Crafts Street Fair

6/22, 9 AM-1 PM

3848 Lattimer Street, Hilliard

FREE admission

Welcome to the 1st annual Alley Crafts Street Fair to benefit Autism Speaks.   

30+ craft and local vendors, indoor and outdoor sensory play activities.   Tons of activities for all ages, food truck, local shops, and just tons of fun, all to benefit a great cause.   

White Castle Crave Truck will be onsite!  

Activities include – building with cardboard, sidewalk chalk, DIY sensory objects, sudoku, building blocks, and so much more!

🌳Outdoor Family Adventure Day @ Foundation Park Pataskala

6/22, 9 AM-2 PM

Enjoy a Free Family Day at Foundation Park.

The Pataskala Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a grant to purchase fishing gear for the community. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is making this event possible for our community

Activities include: fishing, archery, hiking trail crafts and other family fun activities.

Foundation park is located at 10255 McIntosh Dr Pataskala, Ohio

🐸Annual Frog Jump @ Coffman Park

6/22, 10 AM-5 PM

It is once again time for the Dublin Kiwanis Frog Jump. The 2019 Frog Jump will be the 52nd year of this unique fundraising event for our organization. The 52nd promises to be a family-friendly fun event.

The Frog Jump will be held June 22, 2019, in Coffman Park at the corner of Post Road and Emerald Parkway. Things will be jumping there from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Along with the Frog Races, there will be inflatable rides, and other family friendly activities.

Frog Races for kids up to age 13 Frog Jump “Final Rounds” begin 3:00 pm (last qualifying races start at 2:30 pm) Food, fun, non-competitive frog races, sack races and games continue until 4:00 pm Giant Inflatable Rides & Games until 4:00 pm

🦋Pollinator Palooza @ Franklin Park Conservatory

6/22, 11 AM-3 PM

1777 E Broad St, Columbus

We’re celebrating National Pollinator Week with a fun-filled day of hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, food, music and more at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Community Garden Campus! This event is free and will be held rain or shine. Festivities include: 

Exploring Pollinators in the Garden

11:30am, 1pm, 2pm

Watch bees in action during a tour of the gardens. Led by Denise Ellsworth, Program Director of Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education, Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University.

Bugman Education & Science Shows 


Mark Berman’s passion for entomology is contagious during these up-close encounters with unique and interesting creepy crawlies. 

Music from The Goldsberrys

11:30am–12:30pm and 1:30–2:30pm

A folk-grass band featuring banjo, guitar, fiddle and bass.

Food Demonstrations


Taste yummy foods using ingredients made possible by pollinators.

Food Trucks


👑Story Theatre with Princess Ariel!

6/22, 12-1 PM

1738 Hill Road North, Pickerington

What’s more magical than Story Theatre with a PRINCESS?!

Princess Ariel will be making a magical appearance at the Barnes & Noble on June 22nd from 12-1pm! 

Ariel will be reading a story with a very special puppet friend while incorporating interactive music to fit the magical theme! 💕💜💖

We can’t wait to see you there!!!:)

🎉Pete the Cat Party @ Canal Winchester Library

6/22, 2-3 PM

115 Franklin St. Canal Winchester

It’s all good at the Pete the Cat Party! Join us for fun stories and activities about everyone’s favorite blue cat.

🐷Open Barn Days 2019 @ Sunrise Sanctuary

6/22, 1-3 PM

16730 Martin Welch Rd, Marysville

Open Barn Days are monthly events where we open the Sanctuary to the public, allowing you to visit and get to know the animals on a personal level.  Admission prices are: Adult (18+) Admission $10, Youth (4-17) Admission $5, and Children 3 and under are free. All funds raised go directly toward caring for the approximately 170 animals that call Sunrise home. We appreciate your purchasing tickets in advance so that we will have enough volunteers on hand to be able to answer your questions and help ensure a safe interaction with our animal family. We do allow you to purchase tickets the day of, assuming we are not sold out.

🐍Creature Feature: Reptiles

6/22, 2-2:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

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

Meet inside Nature Center 

🚐Family Tram Rides @ Blendon Woods Natural Play Area at Cherry Ridge

6/22 and 6/23, 2-5 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus

Hop on board at any green TRAM STOP sign for a tour of the park. Look for signs in parking lots.

🎈Sunpoint Saturday! 

6/22, 5-8 PM

620 McCutcheon Rd, Gahanna


June 22 – 5-8 pm – Sunpoint Park

Bounce House / Water Slide

Face Painting / Crafts

Gaga ball and other lawn games!

Hot dogs/chips/drinks for sale

Door prizes!

And outdoor showing of Lego Move 2 at dusk!

🎥Family Movie Night @ Shephard Church of the Nazerene

6/22, 6-8 PM

425 S Hamilton Rd, Gahanna

Are your kids driving you nuts yet on their summer break?  Family Movie Night, to the rescue!  Bring the kids in to eat popcorn and watch Toy Story on the big screen in our sanctuary! It’s free entertainment in the A/C! 

That is Saturday evening, June 22nd at 6pm.

👍🏻Bison @ Battelle Darby

6/22, 6-7 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

See the bison herd on a 1-mile hike and learn all about our National Mammal.

🎼2019 Westerville Jazz Series @ Alum Creek Amphitheater

6/22, 6-9 PM

Free concert for all

👛German Village Makers Market

6/23, 11-4 PM

1108 City Park Ave, Columbus

Join us at the corner of City Park & Thurman Ave in historic German Village for an outdoor artisan market with over 60 of the city’s best makers, designers and growers. Food trucks, music, pet friendly, kid friendly and free to attend! 

🐢Family Creeking Adventure @ Battelle Darby

6/23, 1-2 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Get wet as we catch fish, bugs, and crawdads in the Big Darby Creek.

Meet us at the Ranger Station in Cedar Ridge Picnic Area

1775 Darby Creek Drive

Galloway, OH, 43119

🙌🏼Meet the Animals @ Homestead Park

6/23, 1-2 and 5-6 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard

Stop by the nature center and get acquainted with our live education animals.

🎼Sundays in the Park @ Creekside Gahanna

6/23, 3-6 PM

Enjoy a Sunday in the Park at Creekside! 

Presented by Re/Max Connection – Tina Wedebrook; State Bank and 104.9 The River

Event Dates: June 23; July 21; August 18

Event Times: 3-6pm

The park and plaza will be full of activities for families to enjoy including kid friendly games, live music and entertainment, inflatables, GMAC activities, engaging outdoor activities (kayaking and fishing), and specials at area restaurants! 

The theme for June 23 will be “Space” with a large variety of “Space” themed activities including a live Puppet Theater by Mad Cap Puppets and a magic performance by Fireman Dave. You will be sure to have fun with us at Sundays in the Park!

📍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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