Weekend Roundup 6/3-6/5

Weekend fun? Heritage Day, art walk, children’s business fair, maker’s market, farm fridays, smores, an art walk and  more! 

🐷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


🎉Fore!Fest @ Dublin

Join us for this free street and music festival at Bridge Park – brought to you by Rise Brands in partnership with the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday. This community event is free and open to the public, and all funds raised will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Eat.Learn.Play and Crawford Hoying Foundation. 

Friday, June 3 | 5-10PM

Jared Mahone – Winnie Cooper Project – DJ EV 

Saturday, June 4 | 5-10PM

North To Nashville – Trae Myers – Devin Henry

Find more information on music line up, parking and programming at https://www.forefest.com/


🔥Friday Family Campfire @Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course

Enjoy the first weekend of summer around the campfire. Make a S’more and relax by the lake.

Stop by anytime between 6p- 9p behind the Pro Shop (Brick building at the top of the hill, through the covered breezeway), next to the scoreboard.

S’more kits will be provided, and the Pro Shop Snack bar will be open for food & beverage purchases. 


🎥Movie Under the Stars: Big Miracle

Friday, June 3, 8 – 11 P.M.

Big Miracle rated PG

Gallant Woods Park

ROAD CLOSURE NOTE: Troy Road (right at Smith Park) on the north side of Delaware will be closed for 14 days beginning May 31. This will affect your travels to Gallant Woods Park and Gallant Farm ONLY if you are coming north out of Delaware on Troy Road.

Treat your family to a free outdoor movie at Gallant Woods Park. Be inspired by the power of teamwork and enjoy our feature film, Big Miracle, rated PG, starring Drew Barrymore and Kristen Bell. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy free popcorn and snow cones before the movie starts at 9 P.M.


📖Storytrail Opening @ Dawes Arboretum 

Visit The Arboretum on June 4 to walk the 2022 StoryTrail™! This year’s trail features We Planted A Tree by Diane Muldrow. Each engaging sign on the trail tells a portion of a children’s story about two families and the power of trees. Plus, Arboretum admission will be free for children aged 15 and younger from 10am to 12pm on June 4.

The first 150 families will receive a tree seedling from The Dawes Arboretum to plant in your own landscape (while supplies last). Plus, the Licking County Library will join us for crafts and reading related fun.

In 2009, The Dawes Arboretum introduced Licking County to the concept of a trail that encourages family fun, literacy and exercise. It was enjoyed by visitors, both young and old, and a tradition was born. Walk the 2022 StoryTrail™ through the woodlands, reading We Planted A Tree by Diane Muldrow. Reserve your admission now.

The 2022 StoryTrail™ opening is sponsored in part by Union Ridge Solar.


📚Summet Reading Kickoff @Tremont Library

Stop by anytime between 10-4 for ocean crafts and games, photos with book characters, and to register for Summer Reading Club. SPECIAL EVENTS: At 10:30, The Alans will perform a family-friendly magic show. At 2:30, we’ll have a character dance party with Pete the Cat, Elephant & Piggie, and Paddington. NOTE: The animal visit previously scheduled for this day has been canceled.


📚Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off Party – Summer Reading Challenge

Saturday, June 04: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Many Columbus Library locations, check website



Join us for games and activities to kickoff your summer reading. Enter a raffle for a $50 gift card and family game pack. Groups call ahead. Outside games are weather dependent.


🛍Acton Academy Children’s Business Fair

Saturday, 10 am-1 pm

Imagine a Farmer’s Market where all the tables and booths are run by young K-12 entrepreneurs!

The Children’s Business Fair is a marketplace for young people to sell their products / services


👩🏼‍🎨Artist and Maker Market

The Artist & Maker Market is an open-air market of locally created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods, live music, and food.

Over 20 artists will feature their work in painting, ceramics, jewelry, wearables, wood, photography, etc. in a lovely setting at the Livingston House.

There is overflow parking available at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church.

Interest vendors email [email protected]


👨🏻‍🌾Heritage Celebration @ Century Village

Saturday, 12-4 pm

The City of Grove City and the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society honor early farmers and business visionaries who established the community at the annual Heritage Celebration, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at Century Village in Fryer Park, 4185 Orders Road. 

The Heritage Celebration encourages visitors to witness how early Grove City citizens experienced daily life in the mid- to late-1800s by touring historic buildings including log cabins, traditional farm buildings, relocated Orders Road schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop and the community’s original relocated and renovated train depot, as well as reenactors manning a general store and farm buildings, working metal, pumping water, tending the garden and “picking” music. Also onsite is a reenactment unit from Grove City representing the 113th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company C, from the Civil War that originally mustered in at Camp Chase Oct. 24, 1862, and included soldiers from the Jackson Township. Throughout the day, reenactments include soldiers representing the War of 1812, WWI and WWII.

As in years past, a highlight of the Heritage Celebration is a visit from vintage “base ball” players from Ohio History Connection’s Ohio Village. The Ohio Village Muffins will take on a team of local ball players in the field behind Century Village in the style of play from the 1890s including underhand pitching, bare-hand catching and playing among the natural obstacles such as an unmanicured field of play. 


💦Family Creeking @Blacklick

Saturday, 2 pm

Take a 2-mile hike (round-trip) to Blacklick Creek. Wade in the water and use nets to catch fish, insects and crawdads.


🔥Campfire and S’mores at Highbanks

Saturday, 6 pm

Stop by between 6-8 pm for a campfire with s’mores. Metro Parks will provide the campfire sticks and smore supplies. Campfire will be located behind the nature center. Great way to start the summer. 

In the event of rain, campfire will be postponed to July. 

Meeting location notes- Nature Center: Highbanks Nature Center is the first right after entering the park. Limited parking in the nature center parking lot on busy days. Additional parking available in the Oak Coves Picnic Area. The Oak Coves picnic area, 10-min walk from the nature center. Follow the paved trail through Oak coves toward the nature center. 


🌱Community Day Free Admission @ Franklin Park Conservatory

Community Day is the first Sunday of every month. Residents of Columbus and Franklin County receive free general admission. Community Days include access to the entirety of our gardens and collections and current daytime exhibitions. 

Admission to special engagements on select evenings (Chihuly Nights, Pumpkins Aglow, Conservatory Aglow) is not included.


June 5-11 is National Gardening Week! Join the Conservatory and the Greater Columbus Growing Coalition for garden-inspired activities from 11-4 pm.

-Seed and plant giveaways

-“Ask A Master Gardener” booth

-Additional National Garden Week information

-GCGC sign ups

Additional garden-inspired activities will be available:

-Save the Soil Movement display (11am-4pm)

-Youth Seed Planting station with OSU Extension (1-4pm)

-Self-guided Community Garden Campus tours (all day)

-Franklin Park Civic Association mingle (all day)

To learn more visit: https://www.fpconservatory.org/events/june-community-day/


☁️Shale Hollow Park – “Climate Connection”

Start time: 

Sunday 06/05/2022 10:00 AM

End time: 

Sunday 06/05/2022 4:00 PM


Shale Hollow Park meeting room

Monday – Closed Tuesday – Sunday – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No umbrellas or snow boots needed, just bring your curiosity about weather with you this summer. Explore various hands-on displays related to weather phenomena including tornados, microbursts, hot air/cool air dynamics, air pressure, and thunder and lightning. Also learn how the earth is affected by climate and weather changes, and how each of us impacts the climate on a daily basis.


🥾Discovery Trail @Blendon Woods

Sunday 11am- 3 pm

Drop by to sharpen your observational skills as you search for critters hidden in the woods! 


👩🏼‍🎨OTE Art Walk

Sunday 11 am-3 pm

We hope you can join us for the new kickoff date on Sunday, June 5th with extended hours from 11am-4pm in #OldeTowneEast 💜


Introducing the OTE ART WALK! The art walk will kickoff this season during the Olde Towne Market at 700 BRYDEN!

The stretch along Parsons Ave from Bryden Rd to Broad St is now a walkable event created to feature the local galleries and artists that reside in the OTE neighborhood.

Starting @700bryden with 60+ local vendors and artists setup outside for the market, the Art Walk map encourages the public to visit the local businesses along the map and to explore the open galleries at @uppercup, @blackartplus and @themansion731 📍

In addition to the local eats on the map, we will also have food trucks and dessert trucks stationed at @700bryden and @themansion731 (@yats + @chillyjoy + @opecoldbrew )

Hit the link for more details! https://www.700bryden.com/ote-art-walk

This event will occur once a month on Sundays from June-Nov. See you in the neighborhood!

Shoutout to @nazlibrush who illustrated this amazing map and created the logo for the event!