Weekend Roundup 8/13-8/15

Weekend Roundup 8/13-8/15

Whew, this hot!  I’m trying to enjoy this end of summer, but holy humidity.  There are some online options and more outdoor morning choices too.  Enjoy the weekend!

Facebook Live Family Storytime

Friday, August 13, 10:00am – 10:30am

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


Virtual Storytime: Back to School!

Friday, August 13-15th

This week, join Alice for a storytime about going back to school!


Faith Life Family Night

Friday, August 13, 5 PM

2407 Beech Rd, New Albany

Join your Faith Life family at our New Albany campus for some good old-fashioned family fun! We will be enjoying lots of good music, playing volleyball, cornhole, pickle ball and more! Food trucks will have food available for purchase including our friends at Dirty Dawgs. We will have lots of fun things for the kids including an array of inflatables and we will also be announcing the winners of the golf and fishing tournaments. You don’t want to miss this event!


Summer Movie Series: The Greatest Showman @Thompson Park

Friday, August 13th, 6:30-10:30 PM

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Festivities will begin at 6:30pm, and the movie will begin around 9pm.

Attractions: Balloon Benders, Inflatable Dartboard, Extreme Air Inline, Zipline, Ring Toss, Snake Pit, and StreetSkee

Special Appearance by The Amazing Giants, including stilt walking, juggling, hula hooping, and fire performing! 


Family Movie Night: Trolls World Tour @Blacklick Woods Metro Golf Course

Friday, August 13th, 8 PM

Free Movie Night at the golf course on Friday, August 13th! Come out and see us, and bring the family along! Bring a blanket to set out on the ground, stretch out and enjoy the kids film Trolls World Tour. Light refreshments provided!


Kids & Cops Day 2021@Lancaster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Assn.

Friday, August 13th 10 AM-2 PM

This year we had to move Kids & Cops Day to August 14, 2021. This event is free to all! Come check out the equipment that first responders use in their everyday life. Free food the first 500 children will receive a free t-shirt.


Storybook Village is this Weekend!
Ohio Village, Sat. & Sun., Aug. 14& 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Welcome to Storybook Village, where your favorite storybook characters magically come to life! Bring your little ones to meet celebrated characters from popular fairy tales as they roam Ohio Village. Ask Rapunzel to let down her hair, help Prince Charming in his quest and visit with Cinderella! You’ll also get the chance to meet some of your favorite characters like Curious George, Pete the Cat and Elephant and Piggy! 

Canoe the Lake @Sharon Woods

Saturday, August 14th, 9 AM-12 PM and 2-5 PM

Stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment provided. Kids must fit into a life jacket to ride.

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, August 14th, 9 AM-5 PM

Delaware County District Library branches


Cat Tales: Cat Storytime (Virtual)

Saturday, August 14th, 10-10:30 AM

Enjoy purr-rific books, songs, and rhymes featuring wonderful cats. Broadcast live on our Facebook page: facebook.com/westervillelibrary.

Then stop by the library for a special cat-themed activity kit. (While supplies last).

Age Group: 2-5 years, 3-5 years, 3-6 years


Summer Reading Finale – at the Wigwam Event Center by Pickerington Library

Saturday, August 14, 10:30 AM-2 PM

Celebrate the community’s reading achievements at this family friendly event!  

10190 Blacklick-Eastern Rd NW

Pickerington, OH 43147


11-11:45 a.m. –Jim Gill‘s Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs Concert

11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Bring the Farm to You



Saturday, August 14th,11 AM-2 PM

Join Sunny 95 and Polaris on Saturday, August 14th from 11am to 2pm at Polaris Fashion Place for our Touch-A-Truck. It will be located in the Polaris Lifestyle Center near The Cheesecake Factory.  A FREE, family fun event that allows everyone to see lots of vehicles up close, including cranes, semi-trucks, emergency vehicles, and more. Celebrate Back-to-School and give back with a “Fill the Bus” school supply drive on-site – bring school supply donations for a chance to win the Grand Prize, Family Fun Pack for Fieldhouse USA, and more great prizes! There will be balloon animals, face painting, and characters from Paulette’s Princess Parties. 


PBJ & Jazz feat Mary McClendon

Saturday, August 14th, 12 PM

Every jazz lover knows about the “First Lady of Song”, Ella Fitzgerald. In this concert, we will shine the musical spotlight on Columbus’ own vocal jazz legend, Mary McClendon, in this celebration of the music and life of Ella Fitzgerald. Mary and her band will have the audience swinging and singing along during this exciting performance.

PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are the perfect way for families to enjoy top-quality jazz music while children learn and play.

Summer PBJ & Jazz concerts are presented at the Topiary Park, free of charge by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Columbus Museum of Art. The series is made possible by the support of Encova Insurance. This season, the theme is “A Letter to You”, inspired by the visual art of Aminah Robinson and her use of envelopes as a drawing surface in her “Unwritten Love Letters”. These live performances will feature the music of a different famous jazz musician as we write a musical “letter” of gratitude to them for their contributions to jazz. At the end of each concert we invite kids to take home an art activity that is based on Aminah Robinson’s work.


For Kids: Bugs @Highbanks Metro Park

Saturday, August 14th, 2 PM

Explore the meadow for insects and other bugs. Naturalist will have limited supply of bug nets and jars. Families are welcome to bring their own nets and bug jars. All bugs will be released back into the wild at the end of the program. Please bring a water bottle for the sunny location. Ages 6-12

Meet at Big Meadows Picnic Area

Details on meeting location: Big Meadows Picnic Area is at the back of the park. After you enter the park, take the main road down the hill. At the bottom of hill, take the ROAD on the LEFT. Park in the lot with a playground. Meet near restrooms.


FIRE! @Blendon Woods Metro Park

Saturday, August 14th, 2-3 PM

Learn to use flint and steel to start a fire. Must be 8 years or older to participate.


Canoe the Lake @Sharon Woods

Saturday, August 14th, 9 AM-12 PM and 2-5 PM

Stop by anytime and take a canoe out for a ride on the lake. Canoes and equipment provided. Kids must fit into a life jacket to ride.

Firefly Frolic @Blacklick Woods

Saturday, August 14th, 9-10 PM

Come see the light show on a half-mile walk at dusk.

Oak Savannas @Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center

Sunday, August 15th, 9:30-10:30 AM 

Join the Naturalist on a mile hike as you explore the significance of these unique ecosystems.’

Campfire Building Basics @Three Creeks

Sunday, August 15th, 2-3:30 PM

Ages 6 and up.  Learn to make a campfire at the natural play area campfire circle. Enjoy toasting some marshmallows after the fires are lit.

Ultraviolet Night Walk @Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park 

Sunday, August 15th, 9-10 PM

Use a Blacklight to see the hidden colors of the night. Meet us at the Ranger Station – 1775 Darby Creek Dr. Galloway, OH 43119


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.