Father’s Day Fun in Columbus OH

Happy Father's Day

Celebrate Father’s Day in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus really knows how to have fun and have and celebrating Father’s Day is practically required. The Columbus Team salutes all our friends and neighbors who are fathers. Thanks, Dad & Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day Cake Decorating Event:

Dad take your kids on down to Our CupCakery on 54 South High Street in Dublin for some one-on-one time! You’ll level, frost, and decorate your very own Father’s Day-themed cake that you get to take home. This June 18th event is from 4-5:30 PM and it’s just $59. Gluten-Free or Vegan options are available for an additional fee.

The Annual Drafts for Dads:

A family lunch at Cedar Grove Lodging in Logan, Ohio is just the ticket! This open house-style event includes a tasty lunch, drafts for dad (and juice for kids), games, and quality time with the family. You can even enjoy a day hike to Old Man’s Cave! Mark your calendars for 6/18 at 11 AM.

Wings & Whisky Crawl:

Okay so this one isn’t exactly for Father’s Day, but do you know any dads who don’t like whisky & wings?! Dad’s meet up at Park Street Cantina in Columbus at 12 PM on April 23rd for an afternoon of food and drinks! You’ll get to try a ton of different flavors of wings at participating bars and tickets to a wing eating contest with a trophy for the winner. Happy Crawling!

That’s all the confirmed events we have for Father’s Day at the moment but there are sure to be more coming soon! Keep your eyes open and have a Happy Father’s Day!

This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.

Spring and Easter Events in Columbus

Spring and Easter Events in Columbus

Easter Activities Around Columbus

Spring is here and that means Easter! Our list of fun Easter activities around Columbus barely scratches the surface of all the fun things to do during this time. But for now, we have the latest information on all things Easter going on in Columbus.

The Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show

This large art & craft show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items at this beautiful Hilliard venue! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free! There will also be a full concessions stand on site provided by the venue. A portion of proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Hope Hollow.

The event takes place on March 27 between 10 AM and 4 PM at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, Ohio.

The Bunny Gnome Painting Class

Join Pinot’s Palette for a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people, and bond with friends! Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class – all supplies are included – directed by trained, local artists who guide you step-by-step through a featured painting.

This event takes place Saturday, April 16th at 12 PM at the Pinot’s Palette on North High Street in Columbus.

Eggs, Paws, & Claws

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium annual Eggs, Paws, and Claws event is set to kick off springtime with some EGG-streme fun! This two-day event will feature multiple attractions like the Egg-splore-n-find adventure, and Eggbert & Shelly’s Rolling Shell-a-bration!

This event takes place on the Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend.

Fairfield Fish and Game Association’s Easter Egg Hunt

This Easter egg hunt for children is sure to be a blast. On April 16th bring a basket for the eggs and enjoy concessions and refreshments on site. Registration is 9:00 am until 10:30 am and the hunt begins at 11.

The Helicopter Egg Drop

New Life Christian Center in Lancaster does this free Easter event every year. This year’s event is on Saturday, April 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM. This year will include a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, a sensory park, ballow animals, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, prizes, & more!

The main event begins at noon when thousands of eggs are dropped from a helicopter and children ages 0-12 go crazy collecting the eggs!

Young’s Jersey Dairy’s Easter Egg Hunt

This no-charge event boils over 7,000 eggs are boiled for the Easter Egg Hunt. Children up to the age of 10 may participate and they suggest you arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your age category to find the line and get ready to go!

Barnabe, the mascot, will be present and ready for photo ops as well. This Easter Egg Hunt is held rain, snow, or shine every Easter Sunday.

*This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Central Ohio

The Best Saint Patrick’s Day Events in Columbus, Ohio

The Irish are known for their love of drinking so what Saint Patrick’s day would would be complete without a little alcohol?

Bar Crawls are practically required when celebrating St. Paddy, and Columbus has more than a few to chose from.

Can’t make one? That’s okay!

The bar crawls take place on and around March 17 so you should be able to make at least one.

Some of the favorites:

Other St. Patrick’s Day activities around Columbus:

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day events that are a little more kid friendly?

Check out The Shamrock Club’s events “Where Irish is Year Around!”. They host the annual Columbus Saint Patrick’s Day parade on March 17th.

The day starts with a Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, then the parade, and ends with the annual Irish Family Reunion where there will be music and dancing for everyone. The festivities continue later at the Shamrock Club Pub where there will be music.

Families interested in events with no alcohol should look into the annual Virtual Luck of the Irish 5k. The benefit is you can run the race anywhere and the proceeds are donated to charity!

There is also the option of doing a COhatch St. Patrick’s day tour. COhatch is a business that is meant to gather local businesses and communities together. Many of the Columbus COhatchs are hosting St. Patrick’s Day events, so why not make a day of it and tour the city to see what each space offers?

How to Race a Bed

How to Race a Bed

Have you heard? The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is holding a bed race as a fundraiser on May 2nd, 2020! Teams will be racing a bed on wheels, style counts, but speed rules. The Columbus Team is proud to once again be involved in the race! This year we’ll be sponsor the Kid Zone once again!

Why?

The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio uses donations to help families in need in our community. When a family becomes homeless, or experiences eviction, they often lose most of their possessions. When they begin to rebuild their lives, the Furniture Bank offers assistance. No child should have to sleep on the floor. Your help can insure that more children in need can sleep soundly in a bed of their own.

The Furniture Bank serves 80 families a week, 95% of whom earn $24,000/year or less, and the bank donates 1000 pieces of furniture each week. Beds are a big priority for them, as no child should have to sleep on a cold, hard floor. The Columbus Team helps clients find their dream homes every day, but once a year, we are honored to help families in need create a home of their own. Won’t you help us do that?

How can you help?

There are several ways to help! Here’s what you can do to help local families in need, and encourage participants to race their best.

Donate. A simple direct donation to FurnitureBankCOH.org is always needed and appreciated. All gifts are tax deductible.

Support a team. Donations through the bed racing teams are also tax deductible and benefit the charity, but add to the enjoyment of the fundraiser!

Race! Gather a team of 5 people, ages 13 and over (with one alternate), register for the race, and then use your very own fundraising page to gather support. Plus, you get to design and race a bed!

Volunteer! They are looking for volunteers the day of the race to help in all areas of the race. Find out how you can help “roll out” the day on the volunteer info page.

Cheer! Come enjoy the spectacle of the amazing bed race, cheer on your favorite team, and make it an annual event. We’d love to see you there!

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February Events in Central Ohio

February Events in Columbus Ohio (Theater)

February 2022 Events

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and though our mixed bag of mild/cold weather will continue this month, you know spring is just around the corner. While you wait for the consistently good weather, take advantage of these February activities, many of which are free or budget friendly.

Saturday and Sunday, February 5-6 – for All – Ready for a weekend full of natural history? Learn more about plants and animals at Wild Ohio Weekend! Visit Ohio History Connection’s website for the complete list of activities.


Thursday, February 10 – for All – The Wexner Center presents DANCE@30FPS, organized by Ohio State’s Department of Dance, this festival celebrates the latest fusions of filmmaking and choreography from all around the world. This event is Free for all audiences with ticket. Get your ticket here.


Friday, February 11 – for Women – Be thrilled and invite your gal pals on this fun and interactive event: Galentine’s Day with The Lady Lounge. Enjoy a night of candle making hosted by Studio 614. There will also be local pop-ups from local brands and the Galentine ladies will receive a special treat which includes Bestie bags full of goodies. Full information and tickets can be found on this Eventbrite web page.


Monday, February 14 – Please see our Valentine’s Day romantic restaurants recommendation. Be sure to book early!


Monday, February 21 – for All – When is the last time you and your family went to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium? Would you like to go for free? On President’s Day, you and the family can do just that! You will need to pay $10 per vehicle for parking (if you’re a non-member). You may be surprised how many animals thrive in the cold weather, and what their natural habitats look like. More information can be found here.


Monday, February 28 – for Adults – Join “Let’s Dish: A Cookbook Club” at Old Worthington Library. Talk, tempt, and taste during this book discussion event that’s all about food! To participate, prepare a recipe from any of these cookbooks (Dinner Just for Two by Christina Lane and All Time Best Dinners for Two by Cook’s Illustrated).


This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.