Family Fundays

Get ready for days of fun, games, inflatables, face painting & more!

 

Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 26 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our 2018 kicks off with one of our favorites – Family Fun Day! From 4-8 pm, the whole family will be able to bounce and play, make crafts, get your face painted, kick some soccer balls, ride the carousel and so much more. The event is free to attend; a $5 wristband will get you access to all of the inflatables.

Thank you to COTA for their support of Family Fun Day!

Stick around for a free movie afterwards – sing along to “The Greatest Showman” starting at 8:15 pm!

Family event with carousel

Giant slide

Commons for Kids
Fridays, June 1 – August 10 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Friday morning focus is officially on the kids of Columbus. Give the carousel a whirl or hit the bounce houses free of charge. We’ve got something for kids of all ages with performances, Imagination Playground, crafts, and games. If Mother Nature cooperates, we will even feature an inflatable water slide and kid's swimsuits are welcome.

Thank you to COTA for their support of Commons for Kids!

Please note there is NO Commons for Kids scheduled on July 6, 2018.

Schedule of Events

 
June 1 - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
 
June 8 - Safety Day 
We will have both the Columbus Police Department and the Columbus Division of Fire visiting our park to help teach everyone about public safety. Our sponsor, COTA will be in attendance with some fun activities and games for everyone to enjoy! OSU Urban Arts Space will have a themed craft, joined by Lowe's Home Improvement's planting station and Primrose School's safety activity for everyone to take home. The Columbus Folk Music Society will also be joining us for all kids to dance and sing along to and Costco will be bringing games for kids of all ages. And don't forget to stop by the Tillamook kiosk for a cheese sample. 
 
June 15
Come out and enjoy a free puppet show with Mr. Puppet starting at 12 pm, learn how to grow different vegetables at the Lowe's Home Improvement planting station, sing and dance with Columbus Folk Music Society or leave with an awesome balloon animal. We will also be joined by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ohio State Athletics, Goldfish Swim School and as always, your favorite inflatables! 
 
June 22 
Whether you're looking for something to do with the kids or just want to be outside in the sunshine, we have you covered this week! Make sure to stop by and spin the prize wheel with Ohio State Athletics, get your face painted with Pretty as a Princess or enjoy the live tunes from Columbus Folk Music Society. Free kiddie fitness classes are back at 11 am with Ohio Fit Club, Lowe's Home Improvement will be in attendance with some help from the Harmony Project and our sponsor, COTA will be on site! 
 
June 29
You aren't going to want to miss this one, it's an action-packed day! Columbus Folk Music Society is returning with live music, The Great Randini will have a free magic show starting at 12 pm and OSU Urban Arts Space will be back with their weekly craft. Ohio State Athletics and Columbus Blue Jackets are bringing some awesome engaging activities everyone will love and Lowe's Home Improvement will have their planting station to teach kids how to grow their own garden. And as always we will have everyone's favorite, the inflatables. 
 
July 6 - No Commons for Kids 
 
July 13 - Animal Day
With a special appearance from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium at 11:30 am and a create your own bird feeder with OSU Urban Arts Space, this week is full of excitement! Be sure to stop by our sponsor COTA's tent for information on their new 'Zoo Bus'. Butter D. Cow with the Ohio State Fair will be in attendance as well as Lowe's Home Improvement with their super fun and educational planting activity for kids as well. Come sing and dance with Columbus Folk Music Society and check out the Primrose School for coloring pages and stickers. 
 
July 20 - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
 
July 27 
Don't miss out on all the fun this week as we welcome back some of our favorite activities! OSU Urban Arts Space will be bringing their weekly craft of creating a thaumatrope and the Great Randini Magic Show will be back! Be sure to stop by the Pretty as a Princess face painters and choose from a few designs. Columbus Blue Jackets will be in attendance with a hockey activity and fun giveaways. Last but not least, Columbus Folk Music Society and Lowe's Home Improvement will be returning! 
 
August 3 - Zoo Day
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is back this week with a special appearance at 11:30 am along with a kiddie fitness class at 11 am brought to you by Ohio Fit Club! Be sure to stop by the Pretty as a Princess face painters and choose from a few designs. OSU Urban Arts Space will be in attendance as well as Lowe's Home Improvement with their super fun and educational planting activity for kids as well. Come sing and dance with Columbus Folk Music Society and win some prizes with Ohio State athletics. 
 
August 10 
With summer coming to close, we are bringing the most fun-filled Commons for Kids with activities and games for all ages! Columbus Folk Music Society is returning with live music, Mr. Puppet will have a free magic show starting at 11:30 am and OSU Urban Arts Space will be back with their weekly craft. Ohio State Athletics and Columbus Blue Jackets are bringing some awesome engaging activities everyone will love and Lowe's Home Improvement will have their planting station to teach kids how to grow their own garden. Be sure to stop by our sponsor COTA's tent for information on their new 'Zoo Bus'. Bubbles from the Goldfish Swim School is back and make sure to check out the Primrose School and Costco tents for coloring pages and stickers. In addition to our event its also National S'mores Day so why not celebrate with the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland tent. As always we will have everyone's favorite, the inflatables!
Movie Nights
Saturday, May 26 | 8:15 pm: The Greatest Showman
Friday, June 29 | 8:15 pm: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 
Friday, July 13 | 8:15 pm: Coco
Sunday, August 19 | 7:00 pm: Toy Story

 

Classic drive-in movies always start at dusk, and so do the flicks at Columbus Commons.  Park your blanket or a chair on the lawn and take in a FREE movie under the stars. Tortilla and Jeni’s will be open to accommodate your movie cravings.

Movie night

Franklin County Children Services and Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's FamJam

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Come Downtown for a day of fun for the entire family. Get to know many community groups and organizations in a day filled with entertainment, youth performances and more! Admission is free.

This event is produced by Franklin County Children Services and the City of Columbus

Scarecrow and kids

Harvest Fair
Saturday, September 29

There’s nothing quite like autumn in Ohio, so join us in the heart of Downtown Columbus as we welcome in the season! We’ve got pumpkins, games, crafts and plenty of room to play. And of course we have inflatables! The event is free to attend; a $5 wristband will get you access to all of the inflatables.

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