So many choices for the end of July. Festivals with a circus theme and a carnival, photography for kids, ice cream, food trucks, outdoor movie, a farm visit, storytime with popcorn, exotic cars, a hop, star gazing, s’mores and scavenger hunts! What will you choose for your family?
🎠Commons For Kids Friday Fun
7/27, 10 AM-1 PM
Free bounce houses and carousel, imagination playground, crafts and games.
🎪KidX Club-The Greatest KidX @ Polaris Fashion Place
7/27. 10:30 AM-12 PM
1500 Polaris Parkway Columbus
The greatest show is about to start at KidX. The show must go on from P.T. Barnum’s creation. Join the circus fun with the ring leader(rain location by play area inside mall).
🍦Ice Cream and Trucks @ West Berlin Presbyterian
7/27, 4:30 PM
2911 Berlin Station Rd. Delaware
Free event! Kids of all ages are invited for an evening of exploring trucks and FREE ice cream!!!
🎥Movie in the park @ Thompson Park
7/27, 9-11 PM
McCoy Rd. Upper Arlington
All movies start at dusk. If weather is questionable, call 614-583-5345.
🐄Run The Race Farm
7/28, 9 AM-2 PM
2500 Gardner Rd. Galloway
Stop and see over 90 farm animals, enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, and maybe buy some of our woodworking.
🎈Mansfield Children’s Festival
7/28, 10 AM-2PM
Carrousel District, Mansfield
Come join us for a day of family fun with FREE activities for children and carousel rides! There will be music, games, crafts, children’s activities, princesses to meet, face painting, a cakewalk, and lots of fun for all.
🍿Guest Story Time with Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn @ Westerville Public Library
7/28, 11 AM-12 PM
Enjoy a story hand-picked and read aloud by the owner of Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn. A craft or activity will be included and refreshments will be offered.
🤡Summer Reading Program @ Marysville Public Library
7/28, 11 AM-1 PM
231 Plum St. Marysville
Celebrate the end of summer reading with a carnival! We’ll have games, prizes, and a whole lot more!
🏎7th Annual Safelite AutoGlass Rally for the Ranch
7/28, 11 AM-3 PM
Easton North District
The streets will be lined with a rare mix of exotic, historical, and race cars.
📚Kid’s Book Hangout @ Barnes & Noble Polaris
7/28, 2-4 PM
1560 Polaris Parkway, Columbus
Calling all young readers, ages 6-12. A fun social event where burgeoning bookworms can discover books, participate in activities, and celebrate reading along with other local kids. Sign up https://www.bnhangout.com/summer/
🏊🏻♂️Lewis Center Grand Opening @ Goldfish Swim School
7/28, 4-6 PM
7838 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center
Open family swim, fun activities, giveaways, snacks, refreshments, an appearance from Ariel, and much more!
🌭Delaware Pacer Bands Food Truck Festival @ Delaware County Fair
7/28, 4-9 PM
236 Pennsylvania Ave. Delaware
There will be face painting, several food trucks, and live music.
🛍The Grandview Hop
7/28, 5-9 PM
Grandview Ave from 1st Ave-5th Ave
A half mile stretch buzzing with live music, local shopping, awesome art, delicious food, food trucks, a pop up beer garden.
🔥Creeking and Campfire @ Three Creeks
7/28, 5:30-7:30 PM
Take a half mile walk to the creek and search for critters and toast hot dogs and marshmallows around a campfire. Meet at Confluence Trails Area.
🍫S’mores and Scavenger Hunt @ Highbanks Metro Park
7/28, 6-8 PM
9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
Make your own s’mores to enjoy by the campfire and complete your scavenger hunt by looking for signs of wildlife in the forest! You may bring food to cook. FCFS for s’mores.
🔭Summer Stargazing @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park
7/28, 9-11 PM
9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City
Look at planets and constellations using telescopes and binoculars. Meet at Windmill at Energy Center.
📷For Kids: Nature Photography @ Homestead Park
7/29, 2-3 PM
4675 Cosgray Rd. Hilliard
Ages 8-12. Take a walk around the park and learn how to get that perfect shot! Be prepared to take a 1 mile walk around the park. Please bring your own camera or smartphone to take pictures. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
🐞Damsels and Dragons @ Blendon Woods
7/29, 1-2 PM
4265 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus
Ages 3-12. Learn about these cool insects, make a craft, and hike to see some action!