I’m getting this out early, because tomorrow is my birthday! There are lots of festivals for dogs and humans, concerts(including the Shazzbots!), gallery hop and a parade this weekend. And an outdoor screening of Croods: A New Age. And don’t forget the park programs, enjoy!
Gift of Music – August 28-29, September 4-5 – The Gift of Music is a music instrument drive organized by the Columbus Music Commission. Spanning two weekends, folks can drop of their used instruments collecting dust in their attics or garages to more than 10 curb-side drop-off locations around central Ohio. The instruments will be donated to central Ohio students to ensure they have access to music education. HERE for more info.
Preschoolers: B is for Butterfly – Blendon Woods
Friday August 27, 11 AM-12 PM
Learn all about butterflies with a story, craft and activities. View live butterflies in our Butterfly House.
Powell Community Summer Concert Series
Friday August 27, 6-9 PM
The traditional Powell Festival will be held as a three-part summer concert series instead of a one-time annual weekend of festivities this year. The concert series will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27 on the McClurg Properties Stage in Village Green Park, 47 Hall Street.
Concerts will be held in collaboration with the Downtown Powell Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA).
The Shazzbots! at Fourth Friday in Westerville
Friday August 27, 6:15
A kids concert at the City Hall Civic Green! Intergalactic rock band and champions of music, art and all things creative, blast off for adventure in their Space Winnebago, to spread their rockin’ tunes to all the children of the cosmos!
For over 10 years, The Shazzbots have been entertaining kiddos and parents of all ages with their unique brand of music, adventure and fun!
With 3 full-length albums, a triple Emmy winning TV show, and thousands of live shows under their jumpsuited belts, the ‘Bots are no rookies when it comes to family entertainment
New Albany Founders Day Parade and Festival
Friday August 27, 8 AM-5 PM
Join us for an exciting return of the New Albany Founders Day Parade and Festival. To help celebrate a return to “normal” this year’s festival is going all out. We start the day with the Rose Run 5K at 8AM, then have the new Rose Run Park dedication at 10:30AM, then the Dr. Glyde A. Marsh Founders Day Parade starting at 11AM, and then our festival with rides, vendors, and food.
WAG! Fest 2021
Friday August 27, 120 10 AM-4 PM
DON’T MISS the COOLEST DOG DAY EVER!
Grab your BFF (Best Furry Friend) and join us for the largest DOG PAWTY of the year, taking place on Saturday, August 28th at Prairie Oaks Metro Park. You’ll find a full day of activities and treats for the entire family – including Fido!
WAG! Fest is FUN, FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY!
It’s a perfect day’s adventure for dogs and their pet parents. You’ll find trails to wander, a doggie beach to splash in, where the route to activities leads past appealing booths offering the best products and services for keeping your canine companions strong, happy and healthy.
Activities and attractions include:
• Dog-focused businesses and organizations with products to try, services to explore, and valuable information to take home.
• Dogs can take a dip at the “Water Bark Beach” off-leash swim area or just relax in the cool oasis of the “Atlas Butler Ice Castle”.
• Meet experts from various area rescue groups to learn about the best four-legged match for your home and lifestyle at the “PetPeople Meet-The-Breed” area.
• Captivating disc demonstrations and agility performances by some of the area’s most talented canines.
• Canine companion adoptions available through various rescue groups.
• Product samples, treats and much more!
WAG! Fest supports dogs in need. We help over 30 Central Ohio dog-serving organizations reach thousands of donors and potential adopters each year.
We look forward to a spectacular celebration of canine-human friendships on August 28th and hope you will join us!
For more information, visit www.WAGFEST.com.
The Croods: A New Age Movie in the Park-North Orange Park
Saturday, August 28th, At Dusk
7560 Gooding Blvd.
Deciduous is Delicious @Battelle Darby Creek Ranger Station
Saturday, August 28th, 10-11 AM
Take a short walk and learn about the tasty treats that trees and shrubs provide.
Galena Summerfest @Galena Village Square
Saturday, August 28th, 11 AM-11 PM
Summerfest, established in 2009, celebrates the end of summer with our entire Central Ohio community. Families come from all over to enjoy great live music, delicious food and drink, shopping, a fun free KidZone, catching up with friends and neighbors, and exploring all that makes our community so awesome! This year we have a new Critter Corner and Safety Street! The 2021 event is Saturday, August 28, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. in downtown Galena, Ohio 43021. Check out Summerfest online at www.GalenaSummerfest.com
Saturday, August 28th, 12-2 PM
Chase after crawdads in Blacklick Creek.
The Grandview Hop – August 2021
Saturday, August 28th, 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, August 28, 2021
• Saturday, September 25, 2021
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!
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!
Caterpillar Crawl @Blacklick Woods
Saturday, August 28th, 9-10 PM
Take a half-mile walk along the forest edge to look for caterpillars.
BLOCK PARTY @ X Church
Sunday, August 29th
The Party begins after the 9:30 Experience!
IT’S BLOCK PARTY TIME!
Start the Fall off right with Food, Games, Face Painting, Lots of Family Fun and More!
Church Experiences Times: 9:30 & 11:15AM
The Party begins after the 9:30 Experience
Happy Tails-n-Trails @Sharon Woods
Sunday, August 29th, 10-11 AM
Bring your furry friend and take a 2-mile hike through the fields and forests. Dogs must be on a 6′ leash.
Migrating Monarchs @Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center
Sunday, August 29th, 2-3:30 PM
Gotta Go, Gotta Go! Gotta Go to Mexico! Monarchs are amazing butterflies. Come learn how they make their journey!
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.