Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…7/26-7/29

Family fun for the weekend below…

🎈Lancaster Festival for all the details.  Lots of fun to be had!

🧒🏼Tots on the Trails @Blacklick Metro Park

7/26, 10 AM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Share a slow-paced half-mile walk with your toddler and discover nature together. Ages 1-4 Meet at Nature Center

🦟Fly Guy and Friends @ Hilliard Library

7/26, 10-10:30  AM and 11:00-11:45 AM

4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard

Fly Guy and his friends can’t wait to see you at this silly program. Join us for activities and stories that test your insect knowledge.

🐻Polaris Fashion Place’s KidX: Teddy Bear Tidy Up

7/26, 10:30 AM-12 PM

1500 Polaris Pkwy 

Bring your teddy bear for a check-up! The Teddy Bear Doctors are here to help. They can fix minor repairs such as little tears and buttons. Bears will bet a heart healthy seal of approval when they pass their inspection. Winnie the Pooh will also be attending!

Join us with Sunny95, face painting, balloon artist, giveaways, crafts, entertainers, activities and more!

👍🏻Rocket Launch by Lane Library

7/26, 11 AM-1 PM

Join us in Northam Park as we launch our homemade rockets with the help of Central Ohio Rocketry.

🍦Ice Cream & Trucks @ West Berlin Presbyterian Church

7/26, 4:30-7 PM

2911 Berlin Station Rd, Delaware

Kids of ALL ages are invited to join us at West Berlin Presbyterian Church for an evening of exploring trucks and FREE ICE CREAM!

No charge (free will donations accepted)                                           ALL ARE WELCOME!!    

Located near Olentangy Berlin High School

*Ice cream is FREE and available until we run out!

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🎵Creekside Live: The British Invasion

7/26, 5-10 PM

117 Mill Street, Gahanna

5-7pm – Acoustic performers throughout Creekside District

7-10pm  –  The British Invasion (60’s Tribute)

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.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Game Night/ Open house event @ The Learning Academy

7/26, 6-8 PM

1325 East Walnut Street, Westerville

The Learning Academy will be hosting a family game night/ Open house event. We will have a variety of outside games, activities and raffles. Everyone is welcome to come out and join us!!!  We will have pizza,chips, juice and water as refreshments. This will also be an opportunity for everyone learn about and see our beautiful facility. There will also be an opportunity to meet the teachers and they will be overseeing our games.  We look forward to seeing you.

🎈4th Friday- Westerville-World Bazaar

7/26, 6 PM

Stop by and grab an Urban Float balloon at the 4th Friday festivities in our hometown of Westerville!  Can’t wait to see you there!

Westerville Library


Add your artistic flair to a temporary community mural. (In the event of inclement weather, the program will move indoors to the Combined Meeting Rooms.)

Jewelry, salsa and baked goods with an international flair will be offered and food trucks will be offering cuisine including Mediterranean, German, Korean, Mexican and more. Uptown Westerville’s many restaurants also feature flavors from around the globe including Thai, Greek, Italian and Turkish foods.

Children will find plenty to keep them smiling during the event. Look for the goofy antics of Good Medicine Productions on the way to the bounce house behind Jimmy V’s, 1 S. State S.

🎥Family Movie Night @ two.fifty.four

7/26, 6-10 PM

This FREE  FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT will feature a family-friendly film that should be fun for the whole family!  We’ll have typical movie snacks and treats for all.  Hang out after the movie and play some games with the family, too!

Watch for other Movie Nights in the future, including High School Movie Night and more!

🎬Movie Night at Thompson Park Friday, July 26-Incredibles 2

7/26, 6-11 PM

5600 Thompson Rd, Columbus

The New Albany Parks and Recreation 20th anniversary celebration continues at Thompson Park, Friday, July 26.  Festivities begin at 6pm.  The movie will start at dark.  Take a turn on the obstacle course, bungee run, climbing wall, and the Extreme Air inflatable. All of these events are free to the public   The New Albany food pantry will join us for Empty Bowls.  Paint a bowl for $10, proceeds benefit the food pantry.  Characters Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Jack-Jack will be there to greet you. Our presenting sponsor Shirck Orthodontics will be passing out frozen treats.  

🎥Summer Movie Series: “Coco” @ Northwest Library

7/29, 8:30-11:30 PM

2280 Hard Rd. Columbus

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician and, desperate to prove his talent, finds himself in the Land of the Dead.

Please note: Outdoor activities and games start at 8:30 pm, movie at dark. The Sweet Cheese food truck will be joining us!

Movies, which are sponsored by the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries and presented in partnership with Worthington Parks and Recreation, will be held inside the library in the event of rain.

🎈Mansfield Children’s Festival

7/27, 10 AM-2 PM

Come downtown and celebrate a free, family fun-filled day with games, prizes, food, and entertainment for children of all ages on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm!

🎥Cartoon Capers @ Ohio Theater

7/27, 10 AM

39 E State St Columbus

Enjoy a collection of classic characters from animations heyday featuring many Warner Brothers superstars including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and a few surprises. Up to 4 free admissions with library card.

🏎2019 Safelite AutoGlass Rally for the Ranch Car Show @ Easton

7/27, 11 AM-3 PM

160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus

Join The Buckeye Ranch and the Bobby Rahal Foundation for The 2019 Safelite AutoGlass Rally for The Ranch Car Show!

This FREE display of collectible, exotic, and race cars takes place on the streets of Easton Town Center.

To register a car for the show visit

To sign up to volunteer visit

🧙🏼‍♀️Wizards Unite Tram Ride @ Sharon Woods

7/27, 2-3 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Calling all witches and wizards! Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express (aka the Metro Parks Tram) as we tour the park looking for magical traces and other artifacts of the Calamity. 

During our ride, we’ll discuss different aspects of the new Harry Potter Wizards Unite game, including inns, greenhouses, fortresses and more. As a bonus, the tram might travel slow enough to help unlock some of those prized and precious portkeys you have!

Meet at Platform 9 3/4 down by Schrock Lake. The train/tram departs at 2pm and will make an entire circuit of the park before it returns you back to where you got on.

🛍The Grandview Hop powered by ScriptDrop – July 2019

7/27, 5-9 PM

All Along Grandview Avenue From 1st Ave to 5th Ave

Grandview Avenue’s summertime sidewalk market and outdoor block party celebrates all things local on the last Saturday of the month from June-September! More than 4,000 attendees join us during each event – which are all free to attend and open to all ages.

The Hop takes place along Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the last Saturday of each month during the summer. The block party portion takes place in the street (we close down Grandview Avenue from 1st Avenue to Spagio)!

Mark your calendar to join us:

• Saturday, July 27, 2019

• Saturday, August 31, 2019

• Saturday, September 28, 2019

What is The Grandview Hop? A half-mile stretch of Grandview Avenue buzzing with live music, local shopping, awesome art, delicious food & food trucks, a pop-up beer garden, and fun activities for all to enjoy from 5:00PM – 9:00PM on the last Saturday of the month in June, July, August, and September.

Stop into the independently-owned Grandview Avenue shops and explore the eclectic array of nearly 100 sidewalk merchants while taking in the sights and sounds! You’ll find unexpected gifts like hand-crafted clothing and jewelry, handmade paper and leather goods, savory foods, funky accessories, home decor, and art galore.

Our Endeavor Brewing Pop-up Beer Garden for Charity powered by M/I Homes, Inc. will return as part of the Outdoor Block Party. 100% of beer sales will be donated to charity!

Live Music & Entertainment:

• JULY 27 •

🎵 Spencer Research Lot: RedHotBux (5-7PM), The Molars (7-9PM)

🎤 Across from Haines Ave: Jenny Flory (5-9PM)

🎨 In front of Sorrell & Company: ICE SCULPTURE CARVING BY Sculptdecor

👪 Kids Activities Area: The Artmobile, LIVE ART PAINTING BY AJ Heckman, ACTIVITY BOOKS/PUZZLES & GIVEAWAYS, Cub Shrub‘s Cardboard City for Kids (powered by Grandview Parks & Recreation)

🧘 Pop-up Performance Area: Seven Studios, Capital Canine

🎵2019 Westerville Jazz Series @ Alum Creek Amphitheater

7/27, 6-9 PM


Artists: Althea Rene Music Page and Eric Darius 

Food Trucks: Legacy Smokehouse; The Pit BBQ Grille

Jazz in Westerville is back this summer with great artists, food trucks and entertainment. Join us for all of the free performances at the Alum Creek Amphitheater, 221 W. Main St. The events begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

🦋Moths and Mammals Night

7/27, 10-11:45 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Look for nocturnal mammals through the viewing windows and check a moth sheet for night-flying insects. Meet at the Nature Center.

🖌Summer Crafts @ Blacklick Woods Metro Park

7/28, 12-4 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Stop by the nature center to make some crafts. Ages 4-14. 

🚗Sunday Drive Car Show @ Malabar Farms

7/28, 12-4 PM

4050 Bromfield Rd, Lucas

Guests will travel back to a bygone era with a Sunday Drive to the park to enjoy the cars, music & some old fashioned foods.

FREE to the Public

Entrance fee for those entering a car, for more information call 419-892-2929.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Tram Rides @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

7/29, 3 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Hop aboard the tram at any of the “tram stop” signs and enjoy a guided tour of the park. Last tour departs at 5:45pm.

📍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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