Summer is here, and canoeing is a great option during the dog days AND once we head into fall and the leave start to change. Trapper John's Canoeing is about 15-20 minutes south of the city on Big Darby Creek and is a great way to spend a summer morning or afternoon. Whether you’re … [Read more...] about Get on the water with Trapper John’s Canoe Livery on Big Darby Creek
Bring a date or some friends to enjoy Movies Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey. Cartoons begin at dusk and the movie starts at dark (around 9:30 pm) in the side yard. Tickets are $5 at the door. Food trucks will be onsite, or bring your own food. Come early to picnic and enjoy a fun … [Read more...] about Movies Under the Stars at Green Lawn Abbey
Paddle down the Hocking River under the glow of the moon with Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery. This will be a date night you won't forget. These canoe trips ALWAYS sell out, so make sure you book well in advance! Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery: Moonlight Tour On … [Read more...] about Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery
Sometimes it's just too hot to be outside without being in a pool. If you don't have a friend or family member to visit with a pool, head to one of these public pools in Columbus to cool off. While many closed for the 2020 season, most will reopen in 2021! Check out the full list of public pools … [Read more...] about Outdoor Public Pools in Columbus open for 2021
Columbus Museum of Art is a gem to explore in Columbus, and they have reopened with precautions in place. They offer FREE Sundays and other discounts at Columbus Museum of Art, such as $5 Thursday evenings, Blue Star Museum discounts, and more. Take a day to appreciate art … [Read more...] about Free Sundays at Columbus Museum of Art, plus BAM Thursdays, and WonderPass admission
Did you know that there are Story Trails and Story Walks all over Columbus? These special trails are located in parks, and feature nature-inspired stories for you to enjoy along your walk. Storybook Trails combine the love for reading, nature, and outdoor activity, and are a great way to spend time … [Read more...] about Visit these Story Trails in Columbus for reading + nature fun!
Gateway Film Center and Columbus Metropolitan Library is back to offer FREE movies with the beloved series, From Book to Film. Head to Gateway Film Center for FREE family-friendly movies every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1:30 pm from June 4 - August 1, 2021. As part of the film … [Read more...] about Free Movie Admission: From Book to Film at Gateway Film Center
Summer reading programs are a great incentive to keep kids reading during the Summer months. Students who read over the summer break tend to avoid the "Summer Slide", or Summer learning loss. Students should be reading at least 10-20 minutes each day, and adults should be reading to non-readers for … [Read more...] about Over 15 Free Summer Reading Programs
Don't miss the KidsLinked’s Columbus Children's Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at SportsOhio in Dublin from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The free festival celebrates youth and family sports and will feature lots of activities and entertainment for the family, including sports competitions, family fun zone, … [Read more...] about KidsLinked’s Free Columbus Children’s Festival
KidX Club at Polaris Fashion Place brings kids together with FREE activities that inspire them to explore their world. Kids will have fun, playful and educational experiences at the events throughout the year. For the time being, in-person KidX events have been adjusted, but they've come up … [Read more...] about Free KidX Club Fun at Polaris Fashion Place
ARE. YOU. READY?? The dinosaurs are coming to town! More than 70 realistic dinosaurs are back from extinction to invade Columbus from June 4 - 13, 2021, including T. Rex, Spinosaurus and Triceratops. Jurassic Quest Drive Thru comes to Ohio Expo Center & State Fair with the nation’s … [Read more...] about Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Experience at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
If you are looking for a new activity that can be done on the cheap and is a fun outdoor activity, you may want to try disc golf. The rules are very similar to regular golf, but instead of a club and balls, you use a disc (much like a frisbee). Since participants use their own equipment, and have no … [Read more...] about Get started with Disc Golf in Columbus at these great courses
Stay up-to-date with which splash pads are open in Columbus! There are 15 splash pads and water play areas in the city, and many have reopened, or are planning to reopen in 2021! Most splash pads in Columbus are free! Splash pads are an easier way to cool off than going to a swimming pool, … [Read more...] about Cool off at Free Splash Pads in Columbus in 2021
Visiting a sunflower field is a "must do" in late summer or fall, and fields are popping up all over. Grab your family or friends, and get ready to post your sunny pics on IG when you visit one of these sunflower fields around Central Ohio (or a little further). Most fields won't bloom until late … [Read more...] about Sunflower Fields in Central Ohio
Catch a movie at the South Drive-in Theatre in Columbus this Spring - Fall! Drive-in movies are a perfect option for safe, entertainment. Make it a date or bring the family - they offer movies for everyone to enjoy. South Drive In Theatre re-opened for the year on March 26, 2021, and are now open … [Read more...] about Catch a movie at the South Drive In Theatre – now open 7 days a week!