Weekend Roundup 7/16-7/18

There was an overwhelming response that you want weekend activities again. So I’m bringing it back with a bang, enjoy!

2021 Summer Letterbox Adventure

Preservation Parks

Get ready for a summer full of exploration! Registration for the Summer Letterbox Adventure begins May 27 and runs through September 6. Please read carefully for exciting changes! Preservation Parks’ staff has worked diligently over the last several months to make this year’s adventure fun and safe for everyone. This includes making touch-less letterbox locations, which have been replaced by hidden animal plaques. Registration is 100% online through 1.) Create a free account by setting up everyone in your household who will be 


Tremont Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 16th and July 17th, all day

Tremont Road Library, Upper Arlington

Drop in any day for a self-guided scavenger hunt! Have fun exploring the youth department and get a little prize once you’ve finished!

Virtual Storytime: Chomp!

Friday, July 16th, 17th, 18th

Join us on the Marysville Public Library Facebook for a virtual storytime! Get your chompers ready, because this week’s theme will be animals with teeth. Get ready to sing, rhyme, and read!


Virtual Cartooning Class

Friday, July 16th, 17th, 18th, all day

Join the Marysville Public Library for a basic tutorial on cartooning!


Preschoolers: Tyke Hike

Friday, July 16th, 9:30-10:30 AM

Blendon Woods

Bring your little one on this preschooler-friendly hike to learn about the wonders of nature.

Facebook Live Family Storytime

Friday, July 16th, 10-10:30 AM

Virtual Service-Columbus Library

Visit our Facebook page for a live storytime featuring books, songs and rhymes.

Family Fun:Bugs

Friday, July 16th, 10-10:30 AM

Tent @Pickerington Main Library

Outdoor storytimes for ages 2-5


Virtual Touch-a-Truck Part 2-Marysville Library

Friday, July 16: All Day

This year, Touch-a-Truck goes virtual! Watch videos of familiar and interesting vehicles around Marysville, and learn about what they do. Available on Facebook and Youtube. 

Part 2 of 2.

For Kids: All About Bats 

Friday, July 16th, 10-11 AM

Three Creeks

Learn about the world’s wonderful bats through activities and stories. Suitable for pre-school and school-age children.

KidX Summer Series 2021

Friday, July 16th, 10:30 AM-12 PM

Polaris Mall-At the Lifestyle Center Fountain near Cheesecake Factory

Rain Location: Main Entrance between Molly Woo’s and Brio underneath the pergola

KidX Club returns for Summer 2021! We are ready for some fun in the sun and cannot wait to see you! With fan-favorite and new and exciting themes for you all to enjoy, we know this 

Beat the Heat | July 16

You’re invited to Beat the Heat, a sweet summer social, for a sweet time for you & your crew! Cool off with iced treats and forget the heat with activities that all will get a kick-the-can out of! Don’t miss a sun-tacular moment!


Lunchtime Chat: Bee Our Guest

Friday, July 16th, 12 PM

Sharon Woods Metro Park

What’s all the buzz about? Bring your lunch and join our volunteer beekeepers to learn about honeybees and Metro Parks’ efforts to promote these pollinators.

Meet at the Schrock Lake Picnic Shelter.


9th Annual Westerville Back to School Bash (Outside)

Friday, July 16th, 5-8 PM

Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

Stop by the Westerville Public Library’s table for crafts, giveaways, and Summer Reading fun. Free to attend. 

This event has everything from helping families get ready for back to school, free backpacks to the 1st 250 kids attending, tons of activities, health, bounce park, pony rides, stage with entertainment, food trucks, shopping, items for home, character meet & greets, resources for families (care, classes, education, and more), and more! 


Friday Nights Uptown

Friday, July 16th 6-10 PM


Enjoy an evening of live music, great food, and family fun in Uptown Marysville!

Music by Hard Day’s Night (Beatles tribute band), and Chaz & Nicki.

*Entertainment will also be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube*


Free Movie Night: Trolls World Tour

Friday, July 16th, 8:15 PM-10 PM

Columbus Commons

Enjoy a free showing of Trolls World Tour starting at 8:15pm!

From 5:30 until about 8pm, the park will be closed to the public for a ticketed event. The Columbus Symphony’s Popcorn Pops All the Colors of Columbus (click here for more info: https://bit.ly/36zSAwc) 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.

Trolls World Tour (2020) is rated PG and is 91 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, Tent, Staked umbrellas


Grove City Farmers Market

Saturday, July 17th, 8 AM

From peaches to homemade jellies and baked goods, and tomatoes to sweet corn on the cob, the annual Grove City Farmers’ Market offers unmatched quality and variety.


North Market Downtown Farmers’ Market

Saturday, July 17th, 8 AM-12 PM

DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET. Every Saturday, June 5 – October 30
8:00am – 12:00pm. The North Market Downtown Farmers’ Market returns! With a list of growers, makers, and artisans, the original farmers’ market in central Ohio will offer product that complement what’s inside the historic North Market. Live music and local organizations will also set up each week to offer entertainment, educational information, and fun activities. For more than 140 years, guests have been coming to North Market to support local merchants, farmers and makers. We are proud of our heritage in the community and happy to be home to great events, such as the original farmers’ market in central Ohio. The Loyalty Program is also returning this year! Guests will have a chance to win monthly prizes and a grand prize based on regular attendance at the farmers’ market. Pick up a card at the North Market Downtown info table and bring it back to get stamped every Saturday. Prizes will range from gift cards, North Market items and farmers’ market items.


Westerville Saturday Farmers Market

Saturday, July 17th, 9 AM-12 PM

Westerville Saturday Farmers Market will bring Central Ohio made and grown food and farm products to the Westerville community on Saturday mornings from May 22nd through October 9th from 9am to noon behind the Westerville City Hall building.


Powell Farmers Market on Saturdays

Saturday, July 17th, 9 AM-12 PM 

Come support our local vendors! Farmers Market vendors will feature homemade, home baked or homegrown items,


Market Day

Saturday, July 17th, 9 AM-12 PM 

Ohio History Connection

Start your weekend off with local food and live music at the market! This year, CFM will host 50+ weekly Ohio farmers and food producers in our COVID-safe marketplace conveniently located only a few minutes drive from Clintonville and downtown Columbus. Bring the family or a friend and shop the market at your leisure. No need to worry about finding a parking spot! We’ve got plenty just steps from the action.

Preorder, shop onsite, or both! (Contactless curbside service also available by reservation in our online store.)

In addition, you’ll find a rotating selection of food trucks, live music and more each week!

Payments welcome: Debit/Credit, Cash, SNAP, P-EBT, Produce Perks, WIC FMNP, CRC To Market, To Market senior coupons.


Please help us keep everyone safe by:

Not entering the market if you feel ill or at all unwell., Maintaining 6′ of social distance from other shopping groups and/or wearing a mask., Only touching products you intend to purchase. 


National Moth Week Display

07/17/2021 -07/25/2021, 9 AM-8 PM

Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center

Celebrate National Moth Week and see a beautiful display of moths collected by one of our park volunteers.

Croc Talk by Newport Aquarium-Must Register

Tent @Pickerington Main

July 17, 10-11 AM and 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Learn what it means to be a reptile!


Float the Pond 

July 17, 10 AM-12 PM and 1-3 PM

Three Creeks Heron Pond

Ages 3-99. Take a canoe out for a paddle around Heron Pond. Children must be at least 40 inches tall to ride and all participants are required to wear a provided personal floatation device (PFD).

Model Railroad Open House

Saturday, July 17th, 10 AM-2 PM and July 18th, 12-4 PM

Sandel Legacy Trail Depot

Stop in at the model railroad display open houses and meet members of the Delaware County Model Railroad Club. They are available to talk about the history of railroads in America and model railroading. New members are welcome!


10TV and Metro Parks Outdoor Adventure

Saturday, July 17th, 10 AM-4 PM

Highbanks Metro Park

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!

Ride the zipline and waterslide, splash in the creek, enjoy Kona Ice and food trucks, see live animals, and even meet the 10TV news team.


Columbus Pack Walk

Saturday, July 17th, 11 AM-3 PM

Highbanks Metro Park

Pack Walk with Pizza and Pop afterwards.

Pack Walks are great exercise, socializing and training activities to do with your dogs. For dogs that not well socialized around others it can be a good way to get them out in a controlled environment where they are leashed, all dogs are in control and the animals can be separated out to allow the animals to feel comfortable while being out walking with other animal lovers who will not judge.


West African Rhythm – Sogbety Diomande

Saturday, July 17th, 1-2 PM

South High Library

Get a glimpse of West Africa through drumming, dance, colorful costumes, musical instruments, rhythms and songs. Groups call ahead.


Moth Mania 

Saturday, July 17th, 9 PM-11:45 PM

Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center

Celebrate the start of National Moth Week with an evening of “mothing.” Come to the nature center and see all the cool insects that appear at our light traps.

National Ice Cream Day at Ye Olde Mill!

Sunday, July 18th, 11 AM – 7 PM

Ye Olde Mill

Join us at Ye Olde Mill for some National Ice Cream Day fun! Take a horse drawn carriage ride around the Mill grounds or browse over 20 craft vendors who will be onsite. Join our ice cream sandwich eating contest at 3pm. Visitors from 11am to 3pm will receive a free scoop of ice cream in a cup or cake cone! We can’t wait to see you here! 


Bugs and Blooms 

Sunday, July 18th, 1-3 PM

Blacklick Woods

Take a 2-mile walk to see summer flowers and the insects that visit them.

Monarch Mania

Sunday, July 18th, 2-3 PM

Blendon Woods

Learn about these winged wonders, their incredible journey to Mexico, and what you can do to help preserve them. First 30 family registrants can take home a milkweed plant, but feel free to attend without registering!

Making Wild Inks

Sunday, July 18th, 2-3 PM

Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center

Come out to the Nature Center to see how ink can be made from local plants and use the ink to create a work of art!

Gahanna Farmers Market

Sunday, July 18th, 2-5 PM

Clark Hall (380 Granville Street

Join us this Summer for our 3rd annual Gahanna Farmers Market. 
New time and place, same great event!We are so excited to see you this summer at Clark Hall! 
380 Granville Street, Gahanna


Creek Adventure

Sunday, July 18th, 2-4 PM

Sharon Woods Metro Park

Wear your water shoes and get ready to explore Spring Creek! Borrow our tools to catch fish and other water critters. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Meet at the Natural Play Area.


Metro Parks events here…


Please note-Events can be changed by hosts, please check the event before attending. I try my best to provide up to date information. Please stay safe and do what you feel is most comfortable for your family with COVID-19 risks.