Columbus Mom Guide to March


Happy March! Are you thinking all things spring? Who is ready for the snow to move out? We are hoping that warmer temps and sunshine are just around the corner! We’ve rounded up some of the best activities going on in Columbus this month in our March Guide. Be sure to check links as events and information could change.

As we find additional events we will update the list, so be sure to check back throughout the month. If we missed something, please comment below.

Also, be sure to read these posts for great ideas:

Guide to MarchMarch 1- 7

Ongoing: Culture Pass for Columbus Museum of Art: Check out a family pass to the Columbus Museum of the Art through the Grandview Heights library system!

Month of March: Celtic Cocktail Trail: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by sampling some of the best of Dublin dining and craft cocktails. Each of the 18 stops offers a unique, Irish-themed cocktail to give you a taste of Irish attitude. Download your passport today!

Month of March: Fairy Door Trail: Find each of Downtown Dublin’s resident fairies and explore what each stop has to offer on the Irish Fairy Door Trail!

March 1- March 6: Orchids at The Conservatory: Come see the beautiful orchids at the Conservatory!

March 1-March 6: Luchadora: This heart-warming, magical story breaks down gender boundaries, explores the importance of heritage and family bonds, and emphasizes why we should strive to be true to ourselves.

March 1- March 11: Half-Priced Admission to Columbus Zoo: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Bundle up and enjoy the animals!

March 2: Pancake Breakfast at Westerville Community Center: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Stop by the monthly breakfast for pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. This event will be held the first Wednesday of each month.

March 3: Old Worthington Chocolate Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | With your $25 ticket, you will receive vouchers to redeem for treats at least 15 businesses. Each business thoughtfully prepares a chocolate treat for you to experience their business in a unique, yummy way.

March 3-6: The Arnold Sports Festival: This popular 3 day expo returns!

March 4: Pee Wee Play Gym: 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. | Bring your little ones out for some fun with friends. This class will provide opportunities to sing, dance and move. Activities will incorporate age appropriate cognitive skills ABCs , numbers, shapes and colors.

March 4: Family Night at Worthington Community Center: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Unplug and connect during Family Night! This program is for parents and children (an adult is required) and offers a variety of free activities including arts and crafts, passive games and big and little kid gym time. Preregistration is required.

March 4-6: Cinderella: Various times at The Palace Theater | Nationwide Children’s presents this show and this family-friendly, Broadway-quality production benefits the Hospice and Palliative Care Programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Marc 4-6: Seussical Jr.: Various times at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center | Ticket pricing varies by age. Be sure to check the health guidelines for this event!

March 5: Maple Syrup Days: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Stratford Ecological Center | Learn how to tap a tree, help collect sap, and learn about the evaporation process. After the maple sugar experience stop in the animal barn to say hello the animals. Be sure to book ahead as time slots are limited. $8.00 per person.

March 5: Worthington Indoor Farmer’s Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at The Shops at Worthington Mall | The market may have moved inside for the winter months but still plenty of fresh produce!

March 5: Indoor Farmer’s Market in New Albany: The Healthy New Albany Farmers Market has become a community staple over the last decade. Come out and shop local!

March 5: Educational Grooming Therapy Session: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Learn how to properly groom horses and stay safe around them. This will be during the opening for the sledding/sleigh rides/pony ride/petting zoo event so participants can learn to groom mini horses, donkeys, ponies, full size horses along with other animals during these events if desired.

March 5: Shhh It’s Surprise: 4:00 p.m. at The McCoy Center | It’s the 100th Birthday of African American composer George Walker! Join us for a surprise party featuring one of his most famous works, Lyric for Strings, Haydn’s Surprise Symphony and our fabulous student concerto winners.

March 5: $10 for 20 Wine Tasting at Hills Market: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Hills Market | Come enjoy this fun wine tasting!

March 5-6: Shen Yun: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at The Ohio Theater | Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life.

March 6: Community Day at Franklin Park Conservatory| 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Enjoy free admission as a Franklin County Resident.

March 8-15

March 9: Paint and Sip: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory | Join in a fun evening of painting your way through an abstract seasonal landscape with a glass of wine.

March 11-13: Columbus Pet Expo: Various times at the Ohio Expo Center | 25th anniversary show with over 200 exhibitors!

March 11: Pee Wee Play Gym: 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. | Bring your little ones out for some fun with friends.

March 11-12: Carole King The Musical: Various Times at The Palace Theater | The musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom.

March 12: Breakfast with Characters: 9:00 a.m | Sponsored by the Junior League- Everyone gets to enjoy breakfast while mingling with some of their favorite characters, with music, activities, and more. This fun event features princesses, superheroes, and favorite children’s characters.

March 12: All Ohio Reptile Show: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds | Admission is $5 and kids 10 and under are $1.

March 12: Worthington Indoor Farmer’s Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at The Shops at Worthington Mall | The market may have moved inside for the winter months but still plenty of fresh produce! 9:00 a.m. is for the high risk population and 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 is open to the public. You can also pre order!

March 12: Breakfast at Sells Middle School: 9:00 a.m. | Come kick off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

March 12: Pub Party at Fado Dublin: 9:00 a.m. | Live music throughout the day!

March 12: Dublin Irish Parade: 11:00 a.m. | It returns to Dublin! It’s a full day of events!

March 12: Chihuly Nights at Franklin Park Conservatory: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | See the Conservatory’s Chihuly Collection in a whole new light during Chihuly Nights. All 19 installations will be professionally lit to create a breathtaking view within the backdrop of the interior Conservatory biomes. Advanced tickets are required.

March 13: Leprechaun Hat Cake Decorating: 4:00 p.m .- 5:30 p.m. at Our Cupcakery | You and a youngster (6-year olds and older) will decorate a 6-inch layer cake. New this year!

March 16-23

March 17-20: The Little Mermaid: Put on by Westerville North!

March 17: Millennium Academy of Irish Dance: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Polaris Fashion Place | The incredible dancers of the Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music will perform an Irish Dance on March 17th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

March 17- April 3: Head Over Heels: The music of The Go-Go’s (“We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation”) fuses with the 16th century pastoral romance, The Arcadia. The result is a musical comedy that challenges the boundaries of gender, class, and social institutions.

March 17: Little Shop of Horrors: Various dates until April at The Short North Stage | This timeless cult-hit musical comedy has been passed from generation to generation and remains one of the most produced musicals in America. With a new film version starring Lady Gaga coming, and a recent Off-Broadway hit revival.

March 17: The Bachelor Live on Stage: 7:30 p.m. at The Palace Theater | Get tickets for this rescheduled event!

March 18: Pee Wee Play Gym: 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. | Bring your little ones out for some fun with friends.

March 18: Alton Brown Live: 7:30 p.m at The Palace Theater | Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show!

March 19: PBJ and Jazz Concert: 10:00 a.m. | Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are the perfect way for families to enjoy top-quality jazz music while children learn and play.

March 19: Columbus Coffee Festival Brew Box: This very limited edition box will feature samples from 15 coffee roasters plus some extra goodies to enhance your at home coffee experience. Purchase a Columbus Coffee Festival Brew Box and enjoy sampling coffees from the comfort of your home!

March 19: RAIN: A tribute to the Beatles: 7:30 p.m. at The Palace Theater | The Best of Abbey Road Live!

March 21: Worthington Indoor Farmer’s Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at The Shops at Worthington Mall | The market may have moved inside for the winter months but still plenty of fresh produce! Back out in April!

March 24-31

March 25: Pee Wee Play Gym: 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. | Bring your little ones out for some fun with friends.

March 26: Butterfly Spin Art: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory | Create a beautiful spin art masterpiece inspired by butterflies! There is a $2 fee for spin art but advance registration is not required.

March 29-31: Pretty Woman at Ohio Theater: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Get your tickets today!

March 31: Color your World with Max: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.| Color Your World is a hands on eXperience that will help kids see the color in the world around them and unlock their creativity!

Ongoing Activities

Sundays: Free Sundays at the Columbus Art Museum

Mondays: Manic Mondays: all day at Star Lanes Polaris | 1/2 price games of bowling and 1/2 price shoe rental

Tuesdays: $5 Tuesdays: Watch the latest movies for $5 admission and enjoy $2 hot dogs and $2 candy with a beverage purchase.  Be sure to visit the link for more details.

Tuesdays & Fridays: Preschool Open Gym at Integrity Athletics: Open Gym is from 9:30-10:30 am for walkers to age 5. Price is $10 for a single and $18 for a family.

Enjoy all of the fun March events! Be sure to check back to our March guide each week for updated events as we find them!

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Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!