Family Fun Days

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

Check back here for updates on the 2020 season when they become available.


Scarecrow and kids

Harvest Fair
Presented by Wright-Patt Credit Union
Saturday, September 28
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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! Thanks to our event sponsor, Wright-Patt Credit Union, all activities (except the pumpkin patch) are free! No wristband is required for the inflatables. 

List of Activities

  • Pumpkin Patch - $2 per pumpkin
  • Inflatables - Mechanical Pumpkin, Bounce House, Field Goal Kick, Corn Maze, "Bobbing for Apples" Obstacle Course and more!
  • Face painting
  • Balloon Twisters
  • Columbus Zoo (only from 12:30pm - 1:30pm)
  • Folk Music Society
  • Craft with Franklin Park Conservatory
  • Decorate Your Pumpkin with OSU Urban Arts Space
  • Yard Games with our event sponsor, Wright-Patt Credit Union
  • Planting Station with Lowe's Home Improvement 
  • Chalk Art with Hilary Frambes
  • Photo Booth
  • Pumpkin Carving Demo with Rock On Ice
  • Old-Fashioned Apple Cider Pressing
Movie Nights
Saturday, May 25
8:15 PM
Ralph Breaks the Internet presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union
Friday, June 21
8:15 PM
Mary Poppins Returns presented by White Castle

Friday, July 19
8:15 PM
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World presented by White Castle

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. Taquero and Jeni’s will be open to accommodate your movie cravings.

Movie night

Giant slide

Commons for Kids
Fridays, June 7 – August 9

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 demonstrations, Imagination Playground, crafts, and games. NEW this year - every week has a unique theme, with activities for the little ones AND the big kids! For a full list of activities, click here. 

Please note there is NO Commons for Kids scheduled on July 5.

Update: The Commons for Kids event scheduled for Friday, July 26 is canceled due to facility maintenance. We apologize for the change but hope you can join us for one of our other free Friday morning Commons for Kids events.

Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 25
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Our 2019 kicks off with one of our favorites – Family Fun Day! The whole family will be able to bounce and play, make crafts, get your face painted, ride the carousel and so much more. The event is free to attend; a $5 hand stamp will grant you access to all of the inflatables.

Stick around for a free movie afterward for a showing of Ralph Breaks the Internet starting around 8:15 PM!

Family event with carousel


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