Weekend Roundup 6/24-6/26

🎈Commons for Kids

Friday, 10 am-1 pm

When it comes to summer fun, kids are all-in. And Columbus Commons is the place to let kids, well, be kids. They get games, inflatables, and face painting. You get happy, worn-out little ones.

Each week, a variety of activities associated with a theme, will keep the kids entertained. From inflatables, face painting, crafts, live music and much more, there’s something for everyone!

Check our website at https://columbuscommons.org/events/family/ for a full list of themes and activities soon. 


📖Powell Storytime @ Adventure Park – Summer Schedule

Friday, June 24: 10:30am – 11:00am

Adventure Park – 260 Village Park Dr, Powell, OH 43065



Join us at the Powell Library for Storytimes at Adventure Park! Storytimes feature books, rhymes, and songs! Storytimes are for newborns up to six-year-old children, and their caregivers!

👩🏻‍🌾Farm Fridays @Malabar State Park


Join our Naturalist for a more hands on experience at the Main Barn. Park at the Visitor Center and come to the barn anytime between 11am-1pm


Puzzle of Pots – Archaeology, Can You Dig It? – Summer Reading Challenge

Friday, June 24: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Main Library – Auditorium



Calling all junior archaeologists! Decorate a ceramic pot and smash it into an archaeological puzzle. Work in an archaeological dig to find your artifact and put it back together. Groups call ahead.

🇿🇦West African Experience – with Sogbety

Friday, June 24: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Orange Branch Library – Orange Programming Room



In this high-energy performance, children experience the rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa. Great for grades Pre-K – 12.

🦅Fly with Falcons@ Pastime Park

Friday, 6 pm

Come join us at the South Shelter (By the Aquatic Center and Baseball Fields) when the Ohio School of Falconry comes out and teaches us about Ohio’s raptor residents.

This event is brought to you by Plain City Parks and Recreation and there is no cost to the public.

-Learn about the history of falconry, its origins and growth throughout the ages.

– Learn about the important role that raptors (hawks, eagles, owls and falcons) play in their ecosystems and Falconry’s key role in raptor conservation efforts.

-The Five Skills of the Falconer (the basic skills that falconers use every day when trapping, training, and hunting, with their birds) as you work “hands-on” with one of our hawks.


💦Family Creeking Adventure @ Blendon Woods

Friday, 6 pm

Hike 0.5 miles for some creeking fun! Wear sturdy shoes. 


🦁Lion King- Free outdoor Movie @Columbus  Commons

8 pm

There’s something enchanting about watching the stars of some of the hottest flicks under the stars of a steamy summer night. And talk about a big screen. We have a ginormous movie screen for a larger-than-life viewing of the show, plus six acres of lawn seating.

From 5:30pm until about 8pm, the park will be closed to the public for a ticketed event. The Columbus Symphony’s Popcorn Pops Adventure Safari (click here for more info: https://columbussymphony.com/events/calendar/profile.dT/adventure-safari) is sure to be a blast. Immediately following the performance, settle down with a blanket or lawn chair under the stars for a free flick hosted by Columbus Commons.

The Lion King (1994) is rated G and is 87 minutes long.

Parking is available at the Underground Garage (191 S. Third St) or at the Main Garage (55 E. Rich St). Pre-pay now and reserve your spot at www.columbuscommons.org/visit/parking.

Please feel welcome to bring the following:

Lawn or folding chairs

Breathable blankets

Picnic baskets (we reserve the right to search bags)

Food and non-alcoholic beverages

Bicycles, providing they are locked up at appropriate bike racks throughout the park

The following items will not be permitted:

Alcoholic beverages

Plastic tarps


Staked umbrellas


🦇Bat Hike @ Blendon

Friday, 9 pm

Take an evening stroll to learn about and look for bats!


🌳10tv and Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure 


Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

Our biggest and best event of the year!!

Join us for a free, fun-filled adventure for you and your family at the Big Meadows Picnic Area at Highbanks Metro Park.

Activities for all ages; the young and the young at heart!

Splash in the creek, jump in inflatables, play fun outdoor games, visit with animals, plus more outdoor activities. 

Don’t forget to stop by and meet the 10TV news team. 

Food trucks and refreshments available on site! 


🖌Art & Crafts Fair

Saturday, June 25th 2022

10am – 3pm

Located at the Historical Village at Weaver Park (adjacent to the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

Ohio artist’s and crafter’s work for sale.



JUNE 25, 2022

10:30am – 12:00pm

Northwest Library Backyard

Ocean-themed STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) experiments will demonstrate why sea animals have blubber and what happens when you paint with sea water. Dress for mess and sun. For ages 5 and under.


Ocean-themed STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) experiments will demonstrate why sea animals have blubber and what happens when you paint with sea water. Dress for mess and sun. For ages 5 and under.

🎈Family Day-Celebrating Sparky


Join the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for an afternoon of activities and fun for all ages!

Our new exhibit Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts honors the life and career of Schulz and marks the centennial of his birth. We welcome you to join us on June 25 from 1-5 pm for a reception including a curator tour of the exhibition, activities for kids, a cartooning workshop taught by the Schulz Museum, and Snoopy’s favorite: root beer and chocolate chip cookies!

1:15 pm: Curator tour of Celebrating Sparky in the galleries with Lucy Shelton Caswell

2:00 pm: Peanuts and the Art of Cartooning workshop: This live, interactive experience includes an introduction to Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts, and the Schulz Museum followed by a guided drawing of several of Schulz’s most popular characters. Participants will need paper, pencil, eraser, and their imagination as they learn to draw Snoopy and other Peanuts characters along with the basics of drawing different emotions and using the visual language of cartoons to tell stories. This event will be presented by our friends at the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California and can be attended in-person at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is located on The Ohio State University campus in Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210. For information on location and parking visit cartoons.osu.edu/visit-us


👩🏻‍🌾Family Fun on the Farm @Malabar Farms

Saturday, 2-6 pm

In partnership with the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District, Malabar will be hosting a lively family friendly event at the visitor center area. Free to the public with lots of hands on activities from other community non-profits, fishing, archery, food trucks, farm animals and more!


🐺Wild Wolves of North America – Ohio Canid Center – Summer Reading Challenge

Saturday, June 25: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Whetstone – Meeting Room



Meet wolves and learn about other canids that live in North America. Myths and facts are revealed: from wolves, coyotes and foxes; all species are covered. Groups call ahead.

🛍Grandview Hop

Saturday, 5-9 pm

The Grandview Hop is Grandview’s summertime night market and evening stroll, hosted on the last Saturday of each month throughout the summer! 

Thousands of attendees join us during each event – which are all free to attend and open to all ages. The Hop takes place as a block party along Grandview Avenue (with street closures from 1st Ave to 3rd Ave), from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mark your calendar to join us:

• Saturday, June 25, 2022

• Saturday, July 30, 2022

• Saturday, August 27, 2022

• Saturday, September 24, 2022

What is The Grandview Hop? Join us during the summer for a Night Market buzzing with live music, local shopping, awesome art, delicious food, and fun activities for all to enjoy on the last Saturday of the month in June, July, August, and September. You’ll find unexpected gifts like hand-crafted clothing and jewelry, handmade paper and leather goods, savory foods, funky accessories, home decor, and art galore. Food trucks, live entertainment, activities for kids (of all ages) and more!

Learn more at www.grandviewhop.com

The Grandview Hop is hosted every month by the Columbus Young Professionals Club in partnership with the City of Grandview Heights, Destination Grandview, Wright-Patt Credit Union, Endeavor Brewery and a bunch of truly amazing community partners. It’s always free to attend. Join us!


☀️Summer Solatice at Comfest

9-1130 am

Join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice and honor Manannán mac Lir at Comfest (and stop by our booth while you’re at it). We will be at the Live Arts stage.  Procession to the ritual begins at 9:00 AM from our booth (near Park and Poplar) to green space next to the Live Arts Stage. We’ll begin ritual once we’re set up at Live Arts, approximately 9:30.

In this ritual, we’ll take part in the custom of ‘paying the rents’ to Manannán. Mac Lir is the traditional king and protector of the Isle of Man, and for his protection of the island he asks only a yearly payment of rushes at Midsummer. Though we’re far away from the Isle of Man, we’ll offer his rushes and ask for his protection on our community here in Ohio.

This is the most informal of all of our High Day rites, and a great place to come out and see what we’re all about. Three Cranes Grove will also be at Comfest on Friday and Saturday, so feel free to drop by our booth (near Park and Poplar) for readings, questions about what we do, or just to chat.  

Header image from “Manannán Mac Lir Statue at Gortmore” by deadmanjones/Flickr under a CC BY-NC license: https://www.flickr.com/photos/deadmanjones/45849065492/


🎶Family Music Concert – with Bel Aurora Quintet

Sunday, June 26: 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Bexley Public Library – Bexley Library Auditorium



Join the Bel Aurora Quintet for a fun family concert as they present David McPhail’s “Mole Music.”

🎵Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Sunday, 6:30-8 pm

End your summer weekends on a high note with the free “Sounds of Summer” concert series at the Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater (221 W. Main St.) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sundays from June 12-Aug. 21. 


June 12 – Sweet Adelines

June 19 – Westerville Concert Band

June 26 – Brett Newski

July 3 – Westerville Symphony

July 10 – British Invasion

July 17 – Innervision

July 24 – Swagg

July 31 – Lords of Literature

Aug. 7 – Singing Buckeyes

Aug. 14 – Conspiracy Band

Aug. 21 – Divas’

Bring chairs and blankets (and your friends and family)! 

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