Weekend Roundup 9/10-9/12

It looks like great weather for the weekend, and you’re in luck with a variety of great events!  Which will you choose?

Stories in the Park – Lower Sycamore Creek Park

Friday, September 10: 10:00am – 10:45am

Lower Sycamore Creek Park – Pickering Shelter



Join us at Sycamore Creek Park for stories and songs.

Venue details

300 Covered Bridge Lane


Dreams Party Here by CRT Realtors

September 10, 5-10 PM

Raffles, books, giveaways, balloon animals, dunk booth, food, drinks, bounce house.  All event donations go to Author Jason Tharp, ‘It’s Okay to be a Unicorn’, who is battling brain cancer.

Uptown Friday Nights

September 10, 6-830 PM

Uptown Friday Nights are back for 2021!! Join us the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Friday’s May-September for live music and artists throughout Uptown Westerville. For your enjoyment, we will feature different musicians and artists throughout the season, and many merchants will stay open late to serve you. For a list of our restaurants and merchants, visit www.shopuptownwesterville.com.

Sponsored by the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association (WUMA) with special thanks to one of our newest restaurants in Uptown, Fusian.


Franklinton Fridays at 400 Square

September 10, 6-7:30 PM

This Franklinton Friday, join the Brass of the Columbus Symphony for a small ensemble performance at Gravity! Bring a blanket or chair, and listen to classical and popular hits from a quintet of the symphony’s brass musicians!

Performance begins at 6:30

About the Columbus Symphony: The Columbus Symphony is here for you! In addition to performances, the Columbus Symphony is proud to serve central Ohio through a diverse range of education and community engagement programs. These include Young People’s Concerts in the Ohio Theatre, six youth orchestras, free In-School Concerts for Columbus elementary schools, and the new Columbus Symphony Cares initiative, an innovative approach to community service through partnerships with non-profit human service organizations and public-school districts.


Carnegie Gallery Exhibit – THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL

Saturday, September 11, all day

Friends of the Library invite you to experience THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL, a Carnegie Gallery exhibit.


Geocaching: Hi-tech Treasure Hunt

Saturday, September 11, 10-11:30 AM

Meet local geocachers and learn about geocaching at Metro Parks, including how to use your phone to find hidden “treasure”! If you’re new to geocaching you may want to download the geocaching app and register a free account so you can really hit the ground running! Meet at the Shelter House


Visit with Farm Animals (Outside)

Saturday, September 11, 10 AM-12 PM

See, touch and learn about a variety of farm animals for a live barnyard experience. Animal visitors will include sheep, goats, ducks, turkeys, rabbits and even a mini pig. For all ages. No registration required.

Location: Hanby Park (behind the library)

Address: 115 E Park St, Westerville, OH 43081

Note: In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.


Sensory Friendly Hour at 934 Fest

Saturday, September 11, 11 AM-12 PM

Thanks to support from The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation and Sacred Sessions, 934 Fest is excited to add a sensory friendly hour to our 2021 event. All are welcome to this zero cost hour of activities, free of music and big crowds.

Activities offered during sensory friendly hour will be:

Scheduled activity: 11:00AM-11:45AM Yoga in Mural Alley- participate in a refreshing flow on the soft grass in the shade among our newest murals.

Come and go: 11:00AM-12:00PM in the Milo-Grogan Butterfly Garden at 934: 

Zen Gardens

Treasure Hunting

Succulent Planting

Take and Color- Fest Zine Coloring Books

“Pay what you can” water will be available during this time, but alcohol sales will not commence until 1PM.

Masking around children will be requested as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID 19 to our youngest neighbors. 


PBJ & Jazz Featuring Bobby Floyd @Main Library

Saturday, September 11, 12-1 PM

A lively outdoor jazz concert and creative craft activity. Bring your picnic lunch and a blanket.


For Families: Mushroom Wander @ Highbanks Metro Park

Saturday, September 11, 1-2 PM

Join the naturalist on a 1-mile hike to look for mushrooms high and low; along the way you’ll learn to identify some of Ohio’s most common edible and poisonous species. This is a beginner level program.

Meet at Nature Center. Nature center is the first right after entering the park. Naturalist will meet you in front of the nature center. Parking lot in nature center fills up on weekends. Additional parking in Oak Coves picnic area, 10-min walk from nature center.


Olentangy River Festival

Saturday, September 11, 1-5 PM

Join us for the 8th Annual Olentangy River Festival (formerly the NOW Festival)! 

This is an educational family festival that will allow you to experience our Olentangy State Scenic River, and learn how to keep it beautiful. 

There will be several hands-on activities in and outside of the river, including kayaking and creeking, educational booths, bingo and prizes, rain barrel raffle, food trucks, yard games, face painting, live music, and more!

Schedule of Events:

1:00 Festival begins

1:00-2:00 Litter Clean-Up

2:00 Conservation Awards announced

4:30 Rain Barrel Raffle drawing

4:45 Bingo Card Prize Raffle drawing

5:00 Festival ends


Pokemon Party

Saturday, September 11: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Tremont Road Library – Youth Activity Space



Celebrate Pokemon! Meet other fans, show off your Pokemon knowledge, test your luck at BINGO, and make pin-back buttons. Bring your Switch or trading cards to trade tips and tricks with other fans.


Kidz in Biz Expo @Eastland Mall (Columbus, Ohio)

Saturday, September 11, 3-7 PM

Come out and support the longest running young entrepreneur vendor event in Columbus.

Vendors will have products from t-shirts,jewelry,lemonade,snacks,bath and body products and a on-site food vendor. 


Powell Street Market

Sunday, September 12, 9 AM-4 PM

Shop 90+ craftsman, artisans, vendors and don’t forget about our local shops!

Enjoy lunch at one of our downtown restaurants or food trucks,

A great family friendly fun event!!


Green Lawn Abbey Classic & Exotic Car Show

Sunday, September 12, 10 AM-2 PM

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Green Lawn Abbey Classic & Exotic Car Show Sponsored by Driveway Details and Land-Grant Brewing Company! The lawn will have a unique selection of Classic and Exotic cars. Enjoy food, beer, wine, and cocktails with live entertainment!

Tickets for spectators are $5

Tickets will be available to purchase upon entry with cash or card.

Car Registration is $25

To register your car, please email Steven Wink at wink.steven@gmail.com

All proceeds go towards our preservation efforts.


The 16th Annual Corvette Gathering

Sunday, September 12, 10 AM-3 PM

130 S. Broad Street, Lancaster, OH

The Ohio Corvette Club Alliance presents the largest corvette show in Ohio! Sunday-car show in historic downtown Lancaster. Free admission for spectators, door prizes, silent auctions, music, food, and lots more! 


Sunday Funday: Dog Days of Summer

Sunday, September 12, 12 PM-6 PM

700 High St, Worthington, OH

Worthington loves Dogs! September Sunday Funday is a doggie friendly, end of summer fun-filled day. Check out our schedule below:


Meet Author Richard Cowdrey!

Sunday, September 12, 1 PM

Meet author and illustrator Richard Cowdrey at The Book Loft in celebration of his newest book, Fiona Helps A Friend!

Join your favorite hippo, Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and her lovable animal friends as they try to help Matilda find her missing laugh. This fun and whimsical follow-up to Fiona the Hippo is the perfect read-aloud for fans of Fiona (and hippos) everywhere!


Purchase Fiona Helps A Friend here: https://www.bookloft.com/book/9780310770831


Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and his creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard’s bestselling children’s books include Fiona the Hippo, Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.


Open House at Coffman Homestead

Sunday, September 12, 1-3 PM

Tour the restored Civil War-era Coffman House. Visit the 1920s barn containing vintage farm implements. See, handle and investigate somme historic items. Activities may include gravestone rubbing, grass mowing with a rotary mower, shelling corn, blade sharpening with a grinding wheel, rug beating and washing clothes with a washboard. Visit the adjacent small barn which has a one-room school replica.


Meet the Animals

Sunday, September 12, 2-3 PM

Meet the Highbanks educational reptiles and amphibians. Learn about amazing adaptations for survival in the wild. Dress for the weather, program is outdoors.

Meet at Nature Center. Nature center is the first right after entering the park. Parking lot at nature center typically fills on the weekends. Additional parking available in Oak Coves picnic area, 10-min walk from nature center.


All Horse Parade, Delaware, OH

Sunday, September 12, 3-5 PM

The World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be appearing!! Special Thanks to Del-Mar Distribution and Columbus Distributing for bringing in the Clydesdales!

We are recognized as one of the largest and most unique, non-motorized Horse and Band parades East of the Mississippi. We have thousands of spectators in attendance, and our parade is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our community pride. Our Horse Parade has over 140 Units, including hundreds of horses, mules, donkeys and bands parading through our town.


-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.

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