Have fun in Columbus this weekend with free and cheap events! There's so much open now, so you'll find plenty of safe things to do this weekend in Columbus! Some events may require advance registration, so check links. We’ll add more as we hear of them, and you can always find a complete … [Read more...] about Huge list of free or cheap events this weekend in Columbus
Franklin Park Conservatory has reopened this summer! The whole conservatory reopened on June 13, with some changes to make your visit safe for all. All indoor and outdoor spaces will reopen, but capacity may be limited in certain areas, and traffic is one way through biomes. Timed Tickets … [Read more...] about Franklin Park Conservatory discounts, Children’s garden, corpse plant to bloom
Catch a movie under the stars at the Columbus Zoo Drive-in Zoovies! The Zoo is turning their parking lot into a drive-in theatre, so you can watch a family movie from your car. Watch a movie on a big screen for one price per carload. Pack your snacks or purchase a snack pack or limited … [Read more...] about Family fun: Columbus Zoo Drive-in Zoovies
The Summer of 2020 is going to be a bit different, but one thing is the same...drive-in movies are still fun! Even as festivals are cancelled and indoor entertainment is closed or restricted, drive-in theatres are a perfect option for safe, summer entertainment. We are fortunate to have many … [Read more...] about Visit Skyview Drive-in Theatre in Lancaster for a double feature
Catch a movie at the South Drive-in Theatre in Columbus this summer! Drive-in movies are a perfect option for safe, summertime entertainment. Make it a date or bring the family - they offer movies for everyone to enjoy. The only remaining drive-in theatre in Columbus, the … [Read more...] about South Drive In Theatre is open on weekends
Stay up-to-date with which splash pads are open in Columbus! There are 15 splash pads and water play areas in the city, but many have not announced reopening plans. Splash pads that are staffed and can control the amount of kids using it at once may be able to reopen earlier. … [Read more...] about List of Free Splash Pads in Columbus for 2020
We love the vintage feel of a drive in movie experience. I went to the drive-in with my family many times growing up - piled in our station wagon. Last year, we took our young children to Skyview Drive-in Lancaster and they loved the experience (even if they didn't make it to the second movie). … [Read more...] about Drive in Theaters in Ohio, including Columbus and Central Ohio
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. Many have closed for the 2020 season, but there are still several you can visit this summer! Check out the … [Read more...] about Outdoor Public Pools open in Columbus for 2020
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 Photo op: Sunflower Fields in Central Ohio for 2020
Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Explore The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, with over 9,000 acres of open range habitat for rare and endangered species. Go on a Wilds Tour via open air safari, horseback, and more! They have plenty of adventures and even some free … [Read more...] about Safari in Ohio: Take a Wilds Tour!
Whether you prefer one type of berry or love them all (like I do), there are so many farms with berries in Columbus and Central Ohio. U-pick berry farms are a must-do summer activity, and below you'll find a huge list of u-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and other … [Read more...] about U-pick: Best places to pick berries in Columbus
It's farmers market time in Columbus, but the season will look a little different this year. Farmers' Markets in Columbus open in most communities in mid/late spring. Farmers' Markets are the best place to buy local produce through the Ohio growing season. Buy the freshest produce (often picked that … [Read more...] about Updated Farmers Markets in Columbus (and the changes for 2020)
Train enthusiasts of all ages will love The Ohio Railway Museum in Worthington! Not only can you check out the amazing collection of trains, you can take a two mile round trip demonstration ride on one of the museum's streetcars or interurbans! The Ohio Railway Museum reopens on July 5 with … [Read more...] about Take a train ride at The Ohio Railway Museum beginning in July!
Every year, we publish a Summer Bucket List full of free and cheap fun for kids and families such as festivals, outdoor concerts and movies, community events and more. This year is different. Things are reopening, but many public events are still cancelled, or will be modified. In addition, … [Read more...] about Summer bucket list of free and cheap fun for kids in Columbus
The Columbus Moonlight Market on Gay Street is a great Saturday night date or outing! The monthly outdoor street festival marketplace in Downtown Columbus takes place every most Saturdays from April through October (some dates differ, so check schedule below), and it gets bigger every … [Read more...] about Columbus Moonlight Market on Gay Street