Columbus Moms Blog Guide to the Month of June

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Guide to the Month of June

activities and events in June

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Hello, sunshine and summer! This year many events and outings are canceled but we’ve still gathered up some seasonal ideas to keep your family busy this month.

Please note that this will be an ever-changing resource. While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and details, we always encourage you to do the same. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. Check back often to see what has been added. 

Calendar of Events and Activities

Weekly Events in June

Easton Sunset Drive-In

Hop in the car and head to Easton for one of their newly added Drive-In Movies. A limited number of tickets are being sold and some dates are already sold out. Head here for more details: Easton Sunset Drive-In

Boredom Buster Bags

The city of Hilliard is putting together weekly themed bags. Registration closes 7 days before the pick-up day so be sure to check out the schedule and plan accordingly. Here’s where you can find more information: Boredom Buster Bags

KidX Summer Series 2020

On Fridays, June 26 – August 14 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm head to Polaris Fashion Place for fun for the kiddos. Each Friday will have a different theme such as pineapples under the sea, heroes and villains or beat the heat. These events are free.

Day to Day Events in June

June 1 -7

It’s Columbus Donut Week!

June 5

National Donut Day is celebrated today. Find a list of some tasty donut shops around Columbus and some deals.

June 5 – June 6

The city of Hilliard is hosting an Under the Stars Backyard Campout from 5 pm on June 5 to 9 am on June 6. Head to their Facebook page for details that will be shared such as digital tips on how to build a fire, making campfire snacks, campfire games and songs.

June 6

Storybook Village will be virtual this year. Hop online to meet classical fairy tale characters and popular favorites. More information can be found here: Storybook Village

June 6

Goat Yoga is back at Harrison Farm. Reserve your spot (10:00 am, 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm) by emailing [email protected]

June 10

The playgrounds in Worthington will be open.

June 12 – June 14

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be open for zoo members. There are several changes including needing a dated, timed ticket to enter. Read more here about the reopening plan.

June 14

The Drive-Thru Food Truck Rally is happening at MAPFRE Stadium from 11 am – 8 pm.

June 15

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be open for all guests including zoo members. There are several changes including needing a dated, timed ticket to enter. Read more here about the reopening plan.

June 18-21

Off the Hook Fishing Derby is a virtual fishing event. From dusk until dawn, head to one of the designated ponds in Hilliard, snap a photo and follow the steps to see if you win a trophy.

June 20-21

Ohio residents can enjoy Free Fishing Days without purchasing a license.

June 25 – June 28

Enjoy the last few days of the Open House at Schnormeier Gardens. The event is from 10 am – 4 pm. It’s free and no reservations are needed.

June 26

From 8:00-9 pm, participate in the Ghosts of Gahanna Walking Tour.

June 26 – June 28

Virtual ComFest 2020 will feature performers, workshops and street fair vendors.

June 27

Participate in The Chase. This year the 5 mile run/walk will be virtual. The Chase was started in honor of Chase Gage and to promote the motto to Chase Life. The race shirts are a favorite of many!

June 27

Yoga by the Pool at River and Rich is from 9:00-10 am and is $5.

June 27

See the movie “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” from your car in the parking lot of the future Bridgeway Academy. Here are the details and information about registering: From Book to Film Outdoor Movie Series.

June 27 – June 28

Powell has created a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA!) that will be held from noon-9 pm on June 27 & 28. See the rules and participating bars/restaurants here: Powell DORA

June 27 – June 28

Round Barn Vintage & Made Markets will take place on the grounds of Fairfield Co. Fairgrounds in Lancaster. It’s an open air & barn sale vendor market bringing together 100+ vendors of vintage + made, gathered together inside the historic Round Barn.

June 30

Fossil Hunt in Ohio will be a virtual webinar where you can learn more and ask questions to Paleontologist Mark and Geologist Brittany.

Summer Camps

Some camps have shifted virtually but some are still holding in-person camps with some social distancing changes. Check out our camp guide for a list: Summer Camp Guide

Columbus Farmers’ Markets

More and more farmers’ markets are opening back up. Here’s a list: Farmers’ Markets

Camping

Ohio Getaways

Not all of the places on these lists are open yet, but it will give you some ideas.

Food/Dessert Trucks

Many of these food trucks are making stops in various neighborhoods. Be sure to check out where they’ll be by checking out their social media accounts.

Ice Cream

Summer and ice cream just go together! Cool off with a sweet treat from one of these spots.

Outside Activities

Although not all of the options are available at the Metro Parks (ex. no playground use) here’s an overview of some Central Ohio Metro Parks to visit.

Kids will have fun with these Natual Play Spaces for Your Backyard.

Build a Fairy Garden.

Books

Find electronic content free of charge (with a library card) from Columbus Metropolitan Library 

These chapter books for kids will encourage a love for reading.

Popular Chapter Books

Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for moms in a variety of genres- Mom Reading List.

Podcasts

20 Family-Friendly Podcasts

Columbus Podcast Directory

Momcast– a local podcast featuring topics related to mothers and parenting.

Activities for Younger Kids

Busy Bag Ideas for Indoor Play

Here’s a list of 20 Things to Do with Young Kids When You’re Stuck Inside.

Playdough and More Homemade Fun

fun with playdough

Please Remain Seated: Entertaining Littles from the Couch

Activities for Older Kids

10 Big Kid Activities for Days at Home

This tech animation project will keep the kids occupied for a long time.

Have a family game night!

Download this free COVID-19 journal created by Jason from Wonderville Studios.

We hope you have a fun start to summer!


We update this list all month long, so check back often. If we missed something, please comment below. We hope May provides lots of opportunities to get outside and build memories with your family.

1 COMMENT

  1. Skate Zone every Tuesday and Thursdays this summer has $1.00 Roller skating! Admission is only $1.00, skate rental is $4.50 (or bring your own)! From 6-9pm, great for all ages!

    And, every Wednesday in the summer, it’s kids eat free from 6-8:30pm. Their admission gets them a free slice of cheese pizza, small drink and a cookie! Just $9.00.

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