Touch-a-Truck Events mean one thing- WARM weather is FINALLY here!
Do you have a little one that has a fascination with big trucks, tractors and all things vehicles? These are the events for you! This is a unique way to get up close and personal with your favorite vehicles! Mark your calendars for these interactive events all around Central Ohio. Many dates are already set for the season, but be sure to check back as we add events to this list for the 2023 season.
May Touch-a-Truck Events
Powell Touch a Truck: Friday, May 5, 2023: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Dozens of vehicles will fill the area around Seldom Seen Park. This event also does double duty by educating youngsters about various aspects of the vehicles, such as their size, function and more!
Pickerington Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 6, 2023: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Bring your kids to enjoy a variety of big trucks, construction equipment, emergency response vehicles and more! Come by the Pickerington Community Pool parking lot to see all your favorite trucks and equipment. Kids will be able to see the ins and outs of all vehicle and receive a free Kids Driver’s License.
Touch a Truck in Canal Winchester: Friday, May 19, 2023 from 6-8 pm during Music in the Park. Bring the Family to Touch-A-Truck at Stradley Park to check out Police & Fire vehicles on display. Touch-A-Truck will showcase vehicles from Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Township Police Department, and Madison Township Fire Department, with live music by Simple Harvst.
Upper Arlington Spring Fling: Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 11 am – 2 pm Kids can explore city vehicles during the Spring Fling at Sunny 95 Park.
Prairie Township Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.- Come out to the Galloway Sports Complex and climb around in some of the vehicles that help keep the Township safe and running smooth.
June Touch-a-Truck Events
Marysville Touch a Truck: Saturday, June 2, 2023 from 10 am – 1 pm | Check out fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, tractors, a wheel loader and more at Mill Valley Park Central, 703 Millwood Blvd.
Dog Days of Summer at Pataskala Grace Church: Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 11 am – 2 pm.| Support Pataskala Police Department K9 Program at this annual fundraiser. All of the proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase and training of a new police K9. It is FREE to attend!
The Science of Big Machines at COSI: June 10-18, 2023: Get behind the wheel and experience equipment that builds roads, bridges, and buildings! From small tools to big equipment, you’ll discover how big jobs get done. A multitude of pieces of construction equipment will be on hand to explore.
August Touch-a-Truck Events
Touch a Truck Gahanna – Typically in August | More information to come!
October Touch-a-Truck Events
National Fire Prevention Week is in October and many firehouses host events that are free and open to the public. Each fire station is different, but many offer the opportunity to see the various fire trucks and equipment, living areas, talk to a firefighter, Sparky the mascot often makes an appearance and more.
Be on the lookout for events added towards the end of summer and fall! Have a wonderful time as your kiddos explore the big machines! If there are any Touch-a-Truck events that we missed, please feel free to comment!