Decisions, Decisions, Decisions 9/3-9/15

Summer weather is back, ugh or yay?  We are ready for the Fall weather.  There are lots of great activities this weekend. Festivals, family nights, touch-a-trucks, reading with horses, butterflies, Daniel Tiger and more!

🌴Columbus Caribbean Festival

9/13 11 AM-11 PM, 9/14, 11 AM-11 PM

Civic Center Dr, Columbus

Join us for two days of celebrating the culture and heritage of the Caribbean islands right here in Columbus. There will be a parade, live music, amazing food, island drinks and vendors. ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL AGES!!!

🍁2019 Grandview Oktoberfest!

9/13-9/15

800 Goodale Blvd, Columbus

Join us in Celebrating Oktoberfest, Grandview Style!

Live Entertainment 

Activities for the Kids 

Great Food 

& BIER in Celebration of Oktoberfest!

Events Calendar:

Friday, 6-8pm: WCOL-FM will be joining the PARTY!

Saturday, 2-6pm: Face Painter & Balloon Artist

Sunday, 1-4pm: Face Painter & Magician

🛍Second Fridays @ Uptown Westerville

9/13, 5:30-7:30 PM

Well be setting up stations around Uptown Westervillefor kids of all ages to come create beautiful art.

All activities are free to the public

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Game Night @ Courtright Memorial Library

9/13, 6:30-9 PM

138 W Main St, Westerville

Families, play games together with college students as your guide! Learn a new board game or master a classic. All ages welcome. Parents and caregivers actively participate. 

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Family Night @ Worthington Community Center

9/13, 6:30-9 PM

345 E. Wilson Bridge Rd  Worthington

Unplug and connect! Leave the electronics at home and come to the Community Center starting this Fridayfor a free night of crafts, games, and connecting as a family!

(Children must be accompanied by an adult and vice versa)

Family Night (Worthington)

🚒Touch-a-truck! @ Battelle Darby Metro Park

9/13, 6-8 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Join us for our annual Touch-a-Truck with Pleasant Township Fire Department. More information to come!

😺Cartoon Weekend @ Columbus Zoo

9/14 and 9/15

4850 Powell Rd, Powell

Back by popular demand! The Zoo will be hosting one toon-tastic celebration of past and present cartoons that we all know and love. Cartoon Weekend, presented by The Goddard School, takes place Sept. 14and 15. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family!

This event is included with your Columbus Zoo Membership or Columbus Zoo general admission. Parking is $10 per vehicle or free for Columbus Zoo members.

For the latest information, please see our website here: https://columbuszoo.org/home/visit/plan-your-visit/event-calendar

CHARACTER MEET AND GREETS

💥Batman and Robin: In celebration of Batman’s 80th Birthday. We welcome this caped-crusader and Robin direct from Gotham City and DC Comics.

💥Red and Chuck: Just flying in from the ever popular game and hit movies.

💥Gene and Poop: These popular emojis are taking a break from your phone and the silver-screen to celebrate this wacky weekend with us.

💥Garfield and Odie: The cat known for loving lasagna and hating Mondays is bringing his pooch pal for some Zooper fun.

💥Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck: They are tiny and tooney and maybe a little bit looney. We are pleased to welcome these two back to the Zoo this year!

💥Scooby-Doo and Shaggy: This Great Dane and his lifelong pal have been solving mysteries since 1969.

💥Fred and Wilma Flintstone: The modern stone age couple direct from Bedrock.

🎈Old Hilliardfest

9/14, 10 AM-8 PM

Old Hilliard Street

Join us for Old Hilliardfest in Hilliard!

SHOP! Pet Products including Toys and Apperal

FUN! Giveaways and Coupons 

🦋Butterfly Pursuit @ Highbanks Metro Park

9/14, 11 AM-12:30 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Take a 2-mile hike to look for some of the most beautiful butterflies of the season and learn how to identify them. Meet in Big Meadows Picnic Area. 

🚒Sunny 95 Touch A Truck

9/14, 11 AM-3 PM

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus

Its time again for the Sunny 95 FM Touch A Truck at Polaris Fashion Place

By the Cheesecake Factory

The Columbus Ghostbusterswill be on site with EctoMobiles along side other vehicles such as police, fire, EMT, and more… 

🧙🏻‍♂️Harry Potter Fest @ Marysville Library

9/14, 12-2 PM

231 S. Plum Street, Marysville

Join us for an afternoon of Harry Potter magic! Costumes encouraged!

🐴Read with the Horses

9/14, 1-3 PM

3788 Olentangy River Rd, Delaware

Whether you are looking for the motivation that will inspire a love of reading in your child or an innovative way to continue to embrace the wonders of reading with your fluent reader, children of all ages and abilities are welcome to come explore the joy of reading with our horses! 

Admission is FREE!

Reach out to info@stockhands.orgor MichelleLLowe8@gmail.comfor more information. 

🐛Monarch Butterfly Release Party @ Sticky Fingers Ice Cream

9/14, 2-4 PM

5140 Cheshire Rd, Galena

Did you know Monarch Butterflies migrate all the way to Mexico for the winter? They can fly up to 3,000 miles during their trips! 

Our friend Liz from Preservation Parks of Delaware County will be tagging & releasing live Monarch Butterflies to track their migration!  Join us to learn about the lifecycle of monarchs & why scientists track these amazing butterflies! 

This event is *free* & fun for all ages. 

Event is weather dependent.

🌳Pawpaw Prowl @ Blackliock Woods

9/14, 2-3 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Take a 1-mile walk to search the trails for our state native fruit. Sample some treats made from this tropical fruit. All ages welcome. Meet at the nature center.

👱🏻‍♀️Free Women’s Self-Defense Workshop @ Pataskala Martial Arts Quest, LLC

9/14, 2-3:30 PM

400 East Broad St, Pataskala

This workshop is open to ages 10 and up.

We will look at some of the most common assaults against women in modern society and ways to defend against those attacks.

If you have specific concerns or fears, please message us about them and we can prepare our best response for you.

The last half hour is open to questions and answers, so if something comes to mind during the workshop you can still have your questions answered.

At the end of the workshop we will have a drawing for a free month of martial arts training!

🧗🏻‍♂️Outdoor Adventure: Scioto Fest Climbing Competition

9/14, 4-8 PM

400 west Whittier St., Columbus

Come and test your climbing skills at a fun, but challenging, climbing competition being held during Scioto Fest at Scioto Audubon Metro Park! Climbers will sign in as beginner, intermediate, or advanced when they arrive at the climbing wall and will be scored based on the difficulty of the routes they climb in their brackets and how many falls they take.  Equipment and belayers will not be provided, please provide your own.  Top rope climbing. Free to register and participate!  

Visit tiny.cc/climbing-registeror metroparks.netto register!  

Scioto Fest runs September 12th through September 15th.Please join us for 4 days of adventure as we celebrate all things Scioto Audubon Metro Park!!  Climbing, camping, music, and much more! 

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦For Families: Evening Wildlife Hike @ Highbanks Metro Park

9/14, 7-8 PM

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

Hike 1-mile as we search for wildlife in the forest and fields.

Meet at nature center.

🌕Full Harvest Moon Hike @ Battelle Darby CreekMetro Park

9/14, 7:30-9:30 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Take a brisk 4-mile hike through fields and forests

🎥Movie in the Park @ Partners Park

9/14, 8:30-10 PM

Pack your blankets, chairs, and favorite snack for a movie night under the stars!  Movie starts at dusk

🛍Sunday Bazaar in the Short NorthArts District 

9/15, 11 AM-4 PM

Sunday Bazaar in the Short North Arts District is coming back on September 15! Don’t miss your chance to experience the best new way to shop small and local. 

Sunday Bazaar is an event of the Short North Arts Districtmade possible with support from Global Gifts Short NorthJolie OccasionsRed Giraffe DesignsRowe BoutiqueSamson Men’s EmporiumStore 5aThe Blowout Bar, and Thread.

Get all the details at shortnorth.org/september-short-north-sunday-bazaar.

👮🏿‍♂️2019 Cops & Kids Day

9/15, 12-4 PM

325 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Bring the family to explore police cruisers, helicopters, motorcycles and other law enforcement equipment on Sunday, September 15during Cops & Kids Day. 

More than 40 agencies from Central Ohio will gather on County Line Road from 12-4 p.mto bring fun activities to kids of all ages. Food trucks will also be available at the Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., adjacent to the festival. 

Be sure to come early, the first 1,500 children will receive a free giveaway!

📌Check out Taste of Seoul Food, so good!

🐯Be My Neighbor Day

9/15, 1-3 PM

160 S High St, Columbus

Join WOSU Public Media, along with PNC Grow Up Great and Moms2B, for Daniel Tiger’s Be My Neighbor Day—a day of family fun at the Columbus Commons. 

Meet Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat from “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” on PBS Kids, design a welcome card for a new baby, and enjoy activities like face painting, open play, sidewalk chalk art, and free carousel rides!

The event is free to attend, but we ask all guests who are able to bring an item to donate to Moms2B who will be on-site filling diaper bags for new moms in need. 

Suggested items to donate:

• Baby and mother personal care items 

• Diaper cream

• Baby brushes/combs

• Bottles

• Bibs

• Burp cloths 

• Wash cloths / towels

• Infant sleepers / Infant toys

• Onesies / newborn size outfits

• Sleep sacks

• Diaper bags 

• Breastfeeding supplies (including breast pads, breastmilk storage bags and nursing covers) 

📚Sunday Stories @ Homestead Metro Park

9/15, 3-4 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard

Join us to listen to stories about animals that live in Ohio (and maybe even meet some of them ). For children 6 and under. Meet at the Nature Center.

🎈Sundays in the Park @ Creekside

9/15, 3-6 PM

117 Mill St.Gahanna

Enjoy a Sunday in the Park at Creekside! 

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! 

🌳Buckeye Fever @ Battelle Darby CreekMetro Park

9/15, 3-5 PM

1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Learn about our state symbols and make your own buckeye necklace.

📍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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