This weekend is a long weekend for many with President’s Day on Monday, February 15, 2021. Whether you think of it as honoring the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, or a day in honor of all of the Presidents, everyone can agree – it’s nice to have a long weekend just when it feels like winter will never end.
Spend it at home with family, traveling, or doing some fun things around town. If you need a few ideas, we have a list of fun things you can do during President’s Day Weekend in Columbus. It’s also Valentine’s weekend, so there are plenty of fun activities all weekend long!
President’s Day Weekend events
President’s Day at Ohio History Center
Ohio’s First Ladies at the Ohio History Center
Mon., Feb. 15, 2021 • 1–2 p.m. Virtual
Join presenter Jeri Diehl-Cusack, M.L.S. to gain insights into the lives of the women who were married to our state’s eight U. S. Presidents: Anna Symmes Harrison; Julia Dent Grant; Lucy Webb Hayes; Lucretia Rudolph Garfield; Caroline Scott Harrison; Ida Saxton McKinley; Helen Herron Taft and Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding. $15/Registrant, Free/Member Registrant
Check here to see the planned programming for the day.
Presidential Historian-in-Training for ages 3-6!
Register by February 22: Ohio Presidential Party. Zoom event is February 26.
Explore Ohio’s presidential history with your little historian! Our at-home Historian-in-Training kit will be shipped to you full of fun presidential-themed activities and you’ll also receive a Zoom link for a special live activity on Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. with some of our museum educators! $10 per registration.
Pre-registration is required for Historian-in-Training. Activity kit will be mailed to your home 7-10 business days after registration closes. The kit will not be needed for the Zoom meeting. The Zoom meeting will not be recorded.
Free admission to the Zoo
Monday, February 15 from 10 am – 4 pm. Get free admission to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium all day on President’s Day.
Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend at Skate Zone 71
Friday, February 12-Monday, February 15, 2021
Multiple parties through the weekend, including admission deals, pizza parties, and All-you-can-eat pizza skate, and more! See schedule here.
Valentine’s Day and President’s Day parties at United Skates of America
Thursday, February 11-Monday, February 15, 2021
Valentine’s Day party, meal deals, and discounted President’s Day skate sessions. See sessions here.
Other options for President’s Day Weekend
Whether you want to brave the outdoors, or skate in a temperature controlled rink, you’ll have a blast on the ice!
There will be plenty of snow – hit some of these hills for some epic sledding days!
Its just a short drive from Columbus and you’ll burn calories on those hills, whether you ski, board, or tube. Offering extended hours over President’s Day Weekend
Mad River Mountain is another great place for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing!
It’s going to be COLD! You don’t have to be trapped inside though – check out one of the 50+ indoor play areas. Many are free! Please check links for holiday or weather closures.
Check out these great options for winter fun any day of the week!
Snow day or day off – these are always fun options for no-school days
We have a list of EVERYTHING going on this weekend in Columbus.
Need more options? Here are some other fun things for President’s Day.
Monday, February 15, 2021