Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…8/2-8/4

Where has summer gone?  We are squeezing in every adventure we can.  Keep those adventures coming with these events this weekend. What will you choose? 

👧🏽For Kids: Explore Natural Play Area @ Highbanks Metro Park

8/2, 10-11 AM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Explore off-trail to look for signs of wildlife. Ages 6-12. Meet at Big Meadows Picnic Area.

🧒🏼Free Commons for Kids – Characters Day @ Columbus Commons

8/2, 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! 

Join us for our Characters at the Commons from 10am to 1pm and meet some of your favorite princesses, superheroes or character.  

Check out our website for a full list of activities: Admission is free. 

🏀KidX: Game Time

8/2, 10:30 AM-12 PM

On your marks, get set, GO! KidX is all about sports, health and fitness safety this week. Play different games, learn about what it takes to be an athlete and more! KidX Fit Club will be having fun games and workouts.

Join us for face painting, a balloon artist, giveaways, crafts, entertainers, Sunny 95 – Columbus, OHactivities and more!

Location: At the Lifestyle Center Fountain near The Cheesecake Factory 

Rain Location: Play Area

🌳Free – Kids Nature Walk @ Zipzone

8/2, 10:30-11:15 AM

7925 N High St, Columbus

Join us for a short nature walk on the grounds at ZipZone with a naturalist from the Franklin County Metro Parks!  Look and listen for animals on the forest floor as you explore the woods and ravines to learn what lives here before you soar above them on a zip line tour or adventure park climbing adventure.  

Reservations on for our other programs are not required to attend this nature walk. If you would like to book a zip line tour or adventure park climb after the hike, book for 11:30am or later (feel free to pack a lunch to enjoy onsite, we have snacks and ice cream novelties available for purchase)

Kids must be accompanied by an adult.  Must fill out waiver to attend: 

🎥Movies in the Moonlight: Brave @ John Bishop Memorial Park

8/2, 7-11 PM

4790-4950 Etna Rd, Whitehall

Parks  and Recreation will be showing Brave Friday August 2. Food, water and pre-movie activities will begin at 7 and the movie will start at 9pm. This event is FREE for everyone!  

📚Story Time at Night Under the Stars

8/2, 7-8 PM

1450 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights

The library will be visiting the Grandview Heights Parks & Recreation’s family campout at Wyman Woods park for a special camping story time for kids of all ages.

For more information and to register for the free campout (Friday, August 2-Saturday, August 3), visit

Minors must be accompanied by an adult, and a waiver must be completed. 

🎬Uptown Movie Series

8/2, 8:30-11 PM

21 S State St, Westerville

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. 2: Jurassic Park (PG-13)

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

18th Annual Vintage Truck Magazine – Young’s Dairy Truck Show

8/3, 9 AM-4 PM

6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd Yellow Springs

Join us for our Annual Vintage Truck – Young’s Truck Show. See over 100 antique trucks from all over the country.

🌻SunflowerFest 2019 @ Branstool Orchards


5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, Utica

Come bask in the bright and cheerful sunflower field at Branstool Orchard’s first ever SunflowerFest! Take a walk, take photos, take time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life – or any life – and get back to the beauty of mother nature. 

Our field will open on Saturday, August 3rd and close at the end of the day on Sunday, August 11th.  The hayrides will start at 10AM each day with the last ride at 4PM. Prices are as follows:

—Friday, Saturday & Sunday online $10 (ages 3 & up). At the gate, if space allows $15. 

—Monday – Thursday online $7.50 (ages 3 & up). At the gate, if space allows $10.

All tickets include a hayride to the sunflower field and one cut flower of the guest’s choice.

Additional flowers available for purchase online or at the gate.


–Saturday, August 3rd will feature: Yoga at 9AM for $15 and include one cut flower, a craft/vendor fair from 10AM – 6PM, Star City Sliders Food Truck 10AM – 3PM, J-Pops Gourmet Popsicles 3PM – 6PM, Fiddle in the Sunflower Field 1PM – 3PM. 

–Sunday, August 4th will feature Star City Sliders Food Truck 10AM – 5PM and Barefoot McCoy music from 1PM – 3PM.

–Friday, August 9th will be our Sunflower Painting Party in the sunflower field for $35 and include all supplies and the lesson.

—-Saturday, August 10th will feature Yoga at 9AM for $15 and include one cut flower, Star City Sliders from 10AM – 3PM and Fiddle in the Field from 1PM – 3PM.

Sunday, August 11th will feature Star City Sliders from 10AM – 5PM & bluegrass music from Chestnut Ridge from 1PM – 3PM.

🐛Bugstravaganza !

8/3, 10 AM-2 PM

6716 Lithopolis Road, Groveport

Come out for a day of adventure: Catch and release bugs (butterflies, dragonfly’s and much more), take a tram ride, explore the creek, make crafts, learn about and visit a pollinator garden and get a chance to see LIVE insects up close.

🌲Sawmill Saturday

8/3, 10 AM

2638-2674 Sawmill Place Blvd

Join us again for a celebration of spring and the water in the wetlands.  There will be archery, crafts, boardwalk talks, critters from the deep, guitar music, tree twig giveaways, library books and ways to get involved.  The Wetlands are open from dawn to dusk

🐵Storytime LIVE! Hang Out with Curious George and Pinkalicious @ Kiddie Academy Westerville

8/3, 10 AM-12 PM

72 Westerview Drive, Westerville

You’re invited to Kiddie Academy for Storytime LIVE! Curious George and Pinkalicious will jump off the page and visit the classroom.

This event is FREE and open to everyone — bring a friend or two. Please RSVP on our Event Website to reserve your spot.

🐶Kid’s Be-A-Vet Day @ Wagnells Memorial Library

8/3, 12-2 PM

150 E Columbus St. Lithopolis 

Calling all future veterinarians!  Come see us Saturday, August 3rd from 12-2 at Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis. We’ll have lots of fun activities planned including dressing up like a doctor, examining teddy bear patients, looking at xrays, and much more! 

This event is FREE and open to the public. 

🎈Pickerington Kidsfest ’19 @ Pickerington Mount Carmel Sports Complex

8/3, 1-5 PM

Please join us for this special event! We would love for you to stop by our booth and say ‘hello’. 

Date: Saturday, August 3rd

Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Place: Pickerington Mount Carmel Sports Complex

630 Hill Road North | Pickerington | 43147

**Be sure to wear your spirit wear to show your support of Madison Christian School.**

Come out to enjoy the Pickerington’s Kidsfest!

This is a FREE Family Festival with an option to purchase a wristband to the bounce park! And, the first 2,000 kids to visit will receive a FREE Skate Zone 71 pass.

– BOUNCE PARK (Wristbands are $5 for all day rides)

– Foam Races: Register at

– FREE Balloon Artist & Glitter Tattoos

– Passport Scavenger Hunt for prizes

– Festival Performances & Demonstrations

– Food Trucks

– Family Marketplace Zone with local businesses & activities!

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Game Night! @ Battelle Darby 

8/3, 6-9 PM

1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway

Hang out at the Nature Center and play yard games! We will have a selection of outdoor games to play. 

Movie night at Huber Park-Little Mermaid

7300 E Livingston Ave. Reynoldsburg 

Movie starts at dusk. 

🧙🏻‍♂️We’re Off to See the Wizard @ Gallant Farm

8/3, 7-10 PM

2151 Buttermilk Hill Rd.  Delaware

There’s no place like home, and Gallant Farm feels like home to many visitors! Step back in time to watch the 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” under the stars! Free activities begin at 7 p.m.

🎥Movie In The Park: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban @ Glacier Ridge

8/3, 9-11:45 PM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

Watch Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) on a big outdoor screen. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Rated PG. Meet at the wind turbine. 

💦Little Adventurers – Water Science @ Gallant Woods Park

8/4, 1-3 PM

2151 Buttermilk Hill Rd, Delaware

Explore nature with your little ones through fun seasonal activities and crafts in an informal setting. This month we will be talking about Water Science. Come prepared to get messy! Ages 0-5 with guardian. No Registration required. FREE.  

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Tram Rides @ Sharon Woods

8/4, 3-6 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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