August is off to a busy start with all of these fun activities for the weekend. Mermaids, fishing competition, Arbor Competition, Rogue One or Sherlock Gnomes under the stars, wetlands, touch a truck, wellness fair, back to school festivals, bugs, Curious George and Pinkalicious, fall garland craft, kid fests(one involving bowling) and pool party.
What will you choose?
🎈Commons For Kids Friday Fun with Columbus Zoo
7/27, 10 AM-1 PM
Free bounce houses and carousel, imagination playground, crafts and games.
🧜🏻♀️KidX Club-Under the Sea@ Polaris Fashion Place
8/3, 10:30 AM-12 PM
1500 Polaris Parkway Columbus
A mermaid and other sea creatures are taking over KidX. Make a splash with this underwater themed event! At the fountain by the Cheesecake Factory(rain location by play area inside mall).
🌳Arbor Fair @ Franklin Park
8/3-8/5, 10 AM-2 PM
Watch more than 70 male and female competitors from 20 countries compete for the title of World Champion during the International Tree Climbing Championship. Enjoy kid friend,y activities including fun climb, limb walk, food trucks, crafts, and musical entertainment. http://www.itcc-isa.com/events/itcc/arborfair
⭐Movie Series-Rogue One @ Highbanks Metro Park
8/3, 9-12 PM
9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
PG-13(ages 8 and older please). Activities start at 8 PM, movie at dusk. Bring seating and bug repellant. Limited supply of popcorn will be provided, bring snacks and drinks. Big Meadows Picnic Area.
🐢Wonders and Wetlands @ Gallant Woods Preserve
8/4, 10 AM-11:30 AM
2151 Buttermilk Hill Rd. Delaware
Age 10+. Join us as we uncover what it takes to create a wetland. Discover the different stages of restoration as you explore the habitat and learn about the importance of wetlands and the creatures that depend on them. Meet at shelter house.
✏Sharon Woods Primary Care Center Back to School Event
8/3, 10 AM-12 PM
1777 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus
Join us for a back to school event featuring games, prizes, books, snacks, craft and face painting. Learn about car seats, cross walk and bus safety, and school related vaccines. Backpacks and school supplies while supplies last(child must be present to receive). Interpreters available.
🐵Storytime Live! Hang out with Curious George and Pinkalicious!
8/4, 10 AM-12 PM
Kiddie Academy-72 Westview Drive Westerville
Free event open to public, please RSVP on website. Curious George and Pinkalicious will jump off the page and visit the classroom.
🚒Touch a Truck
8/4, 10 AM-2 PM
2708 Lackey Old State Rd. Delaware
This annual event brings together a variety of emergency, law enforcement, fire and rescue vehicles, as well as service animals, and gives families a chance to climb on board and learn more about life saving work that the county’s first responders do every day.
🐝Bugstravaganza @ Walnut Woods Metro Park
8/4, 10 AM-2 PM
6723 Lithopolis Rd. Groveport
Celebrate insects and their relatives with activities and displays for children and adults. Help catch and release bugs, explore a creek, learn about bugs in your backyard, tram rides, snow cones, learn about beekeeping, see insects up close and crafts and games will be provided. Meet at Buckeye Area.
👩🏻⚕️Health Happiness and Wellness @ Shops at Worthington Place
8/4, 11 AM-2 PM
7227 N High St. Worthington
A fun event for the entire family. Join us to learn how to improve your well being and have fun doing so. Pick up a game card near the fountain and visit each participating business for info, giveaways and more. Collect a stamp and return game card for a chance to win $100 mall gift card.
🎒3rd Annual Columbus Parent & ThisWeek News ‘ Back to School’
8/4, 11 AM-4 PM
160 Easton Town Center, Columbus
Send the kids back to school in style! Enjoy various niter twinning on the event stage, enter to win giveaways, gain resources and tips and so much more! All during the tax free weekend!
🍀Dublin Irish Festival
8/4 11 AM-12 AM, 8/5 11 AM-9 PM
Music, dancing, contests, food, Irish Ale, family activities and more! Wee Folk area for children stories, contests, dance lessons, and crafts, as well as Pot O Gold playground area with more than 20 inflatable games and activities(2-12).
🍂Foam is Fall Garland @ Pat Catans
8/4, 1-3 PM
Decorate for fall with Foamies Garland. Join us to create garland out of colorful foam and buttons. Free.
🎈Pickerington Kidsfest@ Pickerington Mount Carmel Sports Complex
8/4, 1-5 PM
630 Hill Rd N. Pickerington
Free balloon artist, glitter tattoos, passport scavenger hunt for prizes. $5 fun pass to bounce houses and attractions. Family marketplace zone with local businesses and activities.
🎳Kids Fest! @ Stardust Lanes
8/4, 1-5 PM
2434 Old Stringtown Rd. Grove City
Join us for a fun filled day on the lanes with great deals and awesome eats. Free bowling, free shoe rental, $1 hotdogs, $1 soft drinks, $2 pizza slices. Plus enjoy deals on bowling for adults!
🔎Orange Township Summer Nights Series
8/4, 7-11 PM
7560 Gooding Blvd. Lewis Center
Food trucks, family friendly vendors with activities and at dusk watch Sherlock Gnomes under the stars. Bring chairs, bug spray, and snacks.
🐟Kid’s Fishing with Heroes Derby @ Cheers Chalet Lancaster
8/5, 9 AM-3 PM
1211 Coonpath Rd. NW, Lancaster
All kids will be given a raffle ticket and fish for 4 hours. The 3 biggest fish caught will be awarded with a trophy. Bring your own bait(no live minnows) and pole. Questions- call Mike Bell 740-407-3092.
💦Summer Splash @ Highlands Park Aquatic Center
8/5, 6:30-8:30 PM
245 S. Spring Rd. Westerville
Swimming, snack, and prizes from Church of the Messiah.
📍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.