Weekend Roundup 9/3-9/6

Labor Day Weekend fun awaits! Car show, festivals, street market, outdoor story time, adaptive stories and play, butterflies, fishing, campfires and more!

Powell Outdoor Storytime

Friday, September 3, 10:30am – 11:00am

Powell Branch Library – Powell Front Green Space

Join us in September for Outdoor Storytimes that feature books, rhymes, and songs! Great for all ages!


Gather ‘Round the Campfire @Blacklick Woods

Friday, September 3, 7-8 PM

Roast s’mores and enjoy this evening around a campfire.

Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival @Ohio History Connection

Saturday September 4 and Sunday, September 5 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. each day.

More than 25 vintage baseball teams, including the Ohio Village Muffins, will participate in the weekend

festival and some travel as far as Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Minnesota and Missouri.

The two-day festival is one of the largest gatherings of vintage base ball teams in the country.

Ohio Cup is family friendly. There will be food trucks, activities and create-and-take crafts such ice cream

demos, make your own Muffin puppet and baseball pennant, and a historic sporting outfits costume

show. Kids can even try their hand at an 1860s-style base ball game of their own on the town green

with help from some of the Ohio Village Muffins and Ohio Village Diamonds (Ohio Village’s women’s


Butterfly Bonanza Weekend’

Saturday, September 4, 10 AM-2 PM

Blendon Woods Metro Park

It’s our annual butterfly extravaganza! Drop by the nature center 10am-2pm Labor Day Weekend. We will have a daily puppet show, crafts, games, butterfly hunt and even a daily butterfly tagging/release at 1230pm!


Fishing Fun  @Sharon Woods

Saturday, September 4, 10 AM-12 PM

Drop a line in Schrock Lake and try to catch a big one. Feel free to bring your own bait and poles or borrow some of ours.

Native Bees @Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center

Saturday, September 4,  11 AM-12 PM

Everyone knows about honey bees and bumblebees, but did you know that there are around 400 bee species in Ohio? Come on a short walk to look for bees on the prairie flowers and learn how you can help protect our pollinators. Meet us at the Nature Center 1415 Darby Creek Dr. Galloway, OH 43119

Adaptive Stories and Play

Saturday, September 04: 11:00am – 12:00pm

PPL Main – Meeting Room A

Must Register. An all-ages early literacy class specifically adapted for children with special needs.


Family Fun Day @Columbus Commons

Saturday, September 4, 3-7 PM

We are celebrating the end of summer with one of our family favorites – Family Fun Day. From 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, the whole family will be able to sing and dance with the Shazzbots, ride the carousel, make crafts, get your hand painted, and so much more! The event is free to attend.

Blankets and chairs are welcome; please leave coolers at home. Food trucks will be onsite and the Commons’ cafes Tortilla & Jeni’s will also be open.

Stick around for a free showing of The Lion King (1994) afterward starting at 7:15 PM! For more information head to our website: https://columbuscommons.org/events/family/

Parking is $5 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.


We The Peaceful Festival @GRAND MALLWAY

Saturday, September 4, 5:30-8:30 PM

Join Creative Women of Color and the Conservatory for a celebration of humanity! Join in and make community art: decorate life-size letters and words that say peace and love in different languages.

During the event the entire Conservatory will be open, be sure to view Resilience in Nature: We Are the Roses that Grew from the Concrete. Live music will be performed by William Brady Project and four food trucks will be onsite: Burrito Bus, Slab, Creole 2 Geaux and Too Good Eats.

Astronomy Hike@Blacklick Woods

Saturday, September 4, 9-10 PM

Take a short hike out into the field and learn some constellations.

Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show

Labor Day Weekend 

Sunday September 5th 9a-3p

Located in Historic Dublin

Classic Cars, Antique Cars, Street Rods, Muscle Cars and more!

$10 Show Car Entry Fee

Pre-Registration and information :


Free to Spectators!

Proceeds Benefit Rotary Supported Local Charities and Community


Butterfly Bonanza Weekend

Sunday, September 5, 10 AM-2 PM

Blendon Woods Metro Park

It’s our annual butterfly extravaganza! Drop by the nature center 10am-2pm Labor Day Weekend. We will have a daily puppet show, crafts, games, butterfly hunt and even a daily butterfly tagging/release at 1230pm!


Rotary Family Picnic @Thomas Worthington High School

Sunday, September 5, 3-7 PM

The Rotary Family Picnic is back this Labor Day weekend! Postponed from July 4th, the Family Picnic brings Supergames, food trucks, vendors and more to the Worthington community for a day full of family fun. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and join your neighbors for the picnic and activities on the front lawn of Thomas Worthington High School. This annual community event is presented by the Dublin Worthington Rotary Club.

If you’re looking for family fun over the Labor Day weekend, check out the Rotary Family Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 5, for games, activities and yummy food to enjoy.

The event, on the front lawn of Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., features giant inflatable SuperGames, activities by area scouting troops, Toy Barn classic cars, music and food. It will be held from 3pm to 7pm. Admission is free.

WDLR 1550 AM 92.9 FM will broadcast live from the event with DJ Bob Allen playing Ohio’s best classic hits from the 70s and 80s and more.

A number of food and specialty-treat trucks will be on hand. Rotarians will also sell hot dogs, beverages and Dairy Queen ice cream treats. Families may bring their own picnic food and refreshments along with lawn chairs and blankets.

In its 16th year, the event is hosted by the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club. FCBank is the presenting sponsor. Proceeds are used to fund Rotary service projects, helping youth and their families in the Worthington and Dublin communities.

COVID-19 precautions will be in place for all attendees. Masks are recommended for children and unvaccinated persons. Social distancing markers will be placed at SuperGame activity entrances, and hand sanitizer stations will be available.


Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival


2070 Northam Rd, Columbus, OH 

Join us for the 55th Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival! Here are some highlights for this year’s event:

120 juried artists with artwork to purchase and enjoy in a variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, sculpture and more.

One main stage with a great line up of performing artists. Feel free to bring your own chair to enjoy the music as seating will be limited.

Over 15 food truck vendors providing great food and treats to enjoy.

An adapted Art Activities Area to allow for social distancing while creating a one of a kind work of art.

Community Booths highlighting non profit organizations in Upper Arlington and surrounding areas.

The Festival is made possible through the hard work of City Staff, a dedicated Coordinating Committee, a cadre of some 100 community volunteers, and the financial and in-kind support of our event sponsors.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Wright Patt Credit Union and Pagetech Limited. Help support businesses that support the arts!

Click here for more information: https://upperarlingtonoh.gov/par…/labor-day-arts-festival/

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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.