Decisions, Decisions, Decisions….8/16-8/18

August has flown and school has started for us(1 day).  We’ll be enjoying lots of outdoor fun this weekend to enjoy the summer weather.  What will you explore? 

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🚎Tram and Scavenger Hunt @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park

8/16, 10 AM-12 PM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

JUST ADDED AGAIN!! Hop on the tram for a 30 minute tram ride and complete a scavenger hunt during the ride.  Meet at the shelter. 

🐸Creature Feature: Friday Feeding @ Highbanks Metro Park

8/16, 11-11:30 AM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Visit with the animals and learn how different animals find food. Meet at Nature Center 

🌮Columbus Food Truck Festival 2019 @ Scioto Mile

8/16-17, 11 AM

Civic Center Dr, Columbus

The 9th annual Columbus Food Truck Festivalat Bicentennial ParkThe Scioto Mileon Friday, Aug 16th& Saturday, Aug 17th 2019// 11 am – 11 pmon both days

**FREE ENTRY for All Ages — all are welcome!**

Get more info, including your full list of participating food trucks and live entertainment, at 

🎈Saxton Real Estate 60th Anniversary and Re-opening party

8/16, 11 AM-3 PM

3703 Broadway, Grove City

Saxton Real Estate would like to invite everyone to celebrate our Grand Re-opening and 60th Anniversary!!!

Join our office for FREE food, face-painting, giveaways and pony rides!!! 

Ribbon cutting ceremony with the city at noon. Pony rides from 12-2pm!! 

🎈Pataskala Street Fair


The Pataskala Street Fair is organized and run as a fundraiser for the West Licking Firefighters Association. The City has created this Facebook event to share the entertainment schedule for the fair along with a forum for others to ask each other questions.  Since this is not a city ran event, questions should be directed to www.pataskalastreetfair.organd not the city.   

Pataskala Street Fair Parade will kick off at 12 noon on Saturday, August 17th.  Fair will open after the parade.

Friday, August 16th 

1:00 pm- Fair Opens

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm- Kiddie Day

6:00 pm- Jersey Pullers Garden Tractor Pulls – Platinum Dance Center

7:00 pm- Registration for Texas Hold’em Tournament (Old Fire House)

9:00 pm- Marquis 66

11:00 pm- Fair Closes

Saturday, August 17th

12:00 pm- Pataskala Street Fair Parade (line up before 11:30 am)- Fair Opens After Parade

4:30 pm- Licking County YMCA Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate)

6:00 pm- Cyndee’s Studio of Dance

8:30 pm- Bryan Lewis Band

11:00 pm- Fair Closes

🎈Seton Parish Family Festival


600 Hill Rd N, Pickerington

Come join us for three days of top notch entertainment, amazing food, games, enormous flea market, and much more.  Free admission!

Full details are at


* Friday *

Shotgun McCoy: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

theJACK:  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

* Saturday *

Reelin’ in the Years Band: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

GypsyKyngs Band:  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm



* Friday *

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

* Saturday * 

2:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

* Sunday *

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

* 50% off everything first two hours

* $5.00 / bag last two hours



$2500 on Friday

$2500 on Saturday

$5000 on Sunday



Each ride is 1 ticket

Unlimited daily ride wristbands are $15.00 each day

Individual tickets are $2.50 each

🎥Uptown Movie Series

8/16, 8:30-11 PM

Join us for free, Friday movies on the City Hall lawn, 21 S. State St.Grab dinner in #UptownWestervilleand then head to the courtyard with chairs or blankets to settle in for the show.

All movies begin at dusk.

Friday, Aug. 16: Guardians of the Galaxy(PG-13)

🎬Lights, Cameras, Movies @ Polaris Fashion Place

8/16, 8:45 PM

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Join us for FREE movie Fridays in the Polaris Lifestyle Center near The Cheesecake Factory. Watch some of your favlorite movies under the stars and don’t forget to bring your family, friends, chairs and blankets!

Friday, August 23: Shrek 

🚐Morning Tram Ride @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park

8/17, 8:30-9:30 AM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

Wake up with the animals and enjoy a peaceful ride through the forest and grassland. Enjoy coffee and a small breakfast before or after your ride. Meet at shelter. 

🌳Outdoor Exploration Expo @ Camp Lazurus

8/17, 10 AM-4 PM

4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware

Get inspired to explore the outdoors as Preservation Parks teams up with central Ohio outdoor organizations to present this day of free outdoor discovery!

Learn new skills, discover activities and connect with local outdoor organizations.

Activities include a 5k run, fishing, archery, ninja obstacle course, agility course, martial arts, outdoor cooking class, boomerang demonstration, orienteering, backpacking, and more! 

Register for the FREE 5k Trail Run at

🎈FCCS and Mayor Andrew Ginther’s FamJam

8/17, 10 AM-2 PM

FCCS and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s FamJam is a free family enrichment festival held each year. Join us on August 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commonsfor a fun day of food, entertainment and community resource booths. 

🌲Mud & Madness @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

8/17, 10 AM-12 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Negotiate several muddy obstacles on a 1.5-mile, fun family adventure. Obstacles are a little challenging and a little muddy… a whole lot more FUN than RUN. Perfect for mud-loving children, adults and families. Sorry, no strollers or pets. Bring towels; we’ll help hose you off afterward.

Meet at the Apple Ridge Bulletin Board

🚒Fire Safety Storytime @ Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

8/17, 10-11:30 AM

2116 Arlington Avenue, Columbus

Upper Arlington firefighters and paramedics David Wisner and Jon Hamilton will talk and read about fire safety for children. They will show them around a real fire engine and medic truck. Storytime will include books “Alphabet Rescue” and “What If There Is a Fire?”

🎂Happy Birthday Hoot!

8/17, 2-4 PM

337 West Olentangy Street, Powell

Hooray, Hoot is one! We have had a hoot with all of you over this past year and can’t wait to see what lies ahead. 

Join us for a carnival, Hoot style! We’ll have snacks, drinks, crafts, and of course play. A special guest will be joining the fun but will be announced later on 🙂

This event is FREE to members.

Non-members: $20/first child, $15/siblings

Spots are limited so call us at (614) 389-8369or contact us at abrown@thehootstudio.comto reserve your spots. 

We can’t wait to party with you!

-The Hoot Studio Family

🎈The Festival at St. Andrew 2019- Saturday


1899 McCoy Rd, Columbus

The second night of our two-day event. Games, rides, food, silent auction, raffle and more!

5:00 PM

Italian Dinner by Berwick Manor- parish hall

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Kiddie games- Rectory garage

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Silent auction- gym

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Kid games- parking lot

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Columbus Zoo Animal Encounter- main stage

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Buzzard Kings- main stage

10:00 PM

Raffle drawing- main stage

🎣Evening Fishing & Campfire with Rangers

8/17, 6-8 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Enjoy fishing in the pond, then roast s’mores over a campfire. 

Limited bait, poles and s’mores supplies provided. 

Meet at Dragonfly Day Camp 

🎵Music Under the Paper Moon @ Gallant Farm

8/17, 6:30-8:30 PM

2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd, Delaware

In the 1930’s, one could pose with their special someone on a “paper moon hanging over a cardboard sea” at a carnival or fair for a nickel. Visit the farm, get your one-of-a-kind photo taken in front of our paper moon. Wear your best Depression-era outfit and you could win a prize! Enjoy refreshments, carnival games for the kids and live music. All ages.

🎶Night Sounds @ Blendon Woods

8/17, 8:30-9:30 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Listen for animals who sing after dark! Meet at the Nature Center. 

🐛Caterpillar Crawl

8/17, 9-10 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Take a half-mile walk to search trees and shrubs for caterpillars. Meet at the Nature Center.

🏎Powell / DT Sertoma Clubs Cruize-In and Pig Out 27th Annual

8/18, 10 AM-5 PM

47 Hall St, Powell

Got a cool, classic or custom car, boat, motorcycle or bus. Come just us again at the Cruize-In and Pig Out. Dj starts at noon. Trophies and plaques.  Registration starts at 10:00AM. $20.00 per car.

🎈Rally Day @ Liberty Presbyterian Church

8/178 10 AM-1 PM

7080 Olentangy River Rd, Delaware

We worship inside at 10:00 AM, followed by food and fun outside! We’ll have touch-a-truck, a bounce house, tables with information about life at Liberty, and food trucks for all (including Schmidt’s, My Little Kitchen, Kona Ice, and Holy Crepes)!

🖌Summer Crafts @ Blacklick Woods

8/18, 12-4 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

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

🐢Feed the Stream @ Battelle Darby CreekNature Center

8/18, 1-1:30 PM

415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Enjoy the fish feeding frenzy as you help feed them worms, crickets and minnows. Meet us at the Nature Center 

🤘🏻School of Rock Dublin – 2019 Summer Season Show @ Woodlands

8/18, 2 PM

1200 W 3rd Ave, Columbus

Join School of Rock Dublin in celebrating their Summer Season at Woodlands Tavern, Sunday August 18th.DOORS @ 2PM// TIX $8 ADV, $10 DOS // All Ages (5 & under free)


🐸Family Creeking @ Blendon Woods

8/18, 2-3 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd

Lookfor salamanders and other creatures that live in the stream. Meet at nature center.

🐛For Kids: Monarch @ Highbanks

8/18, 2-3 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Learn about the monarch butterfly and help up look for caterpillars in the meadows. Ages 6-12. Meet at Nature Center 

🎶Sundays in the Park @ Creekside Gahanna

8/18, 3-6 PM

117 Mill St.Gahanna

Enjoy a Sunday in the Park at Creekside! 

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

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 August 18will be “Safari” with a large variety of “Safari” themed activities including a petting zoo from Wild Hearts African Farm and a fun safari inflatable. You will be sure to have fun with us at Sundays in the Park!

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Sprouts Night Out @ Hilliard Station Park

8/18, 4-6:30 PM

4021 Main St, Hilliard

Bring the family for live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, and more! August 18with Mousetrap

🍎Gahanna Farmers Market

8/18, 4 PM

75 W Johnstown Rd, Gahanna

Whether you’re starting a new diet or continuing good habits, the Gahanna Farmers Market has all the locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and dairy products you’ll need to stay healthy this summer. The market will also feature beautiful cut flowers, honey, jams/jellies, homemade biscotti, knife sharpening, and handmade artisan merchandise alongside a host of friendly faces, so mark your Sundays as Gahanna Farmers Market days!

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