Columbus Mom Guide to the Month of June

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Guide to the Month of June

School is out for summer! Have you made your bucket list yet? It’s the first official month of summer fun and we have got you covered with our guide to the month of June. The warm weather is here to stay and so are the good times! Whether your kids are young or grown, there are so many summer events to do this month! Lots of activities are back to normal and we are so excited!

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Be sure to check out our summer posts for ideas:

In addition, use our Family Directory to help you find what you are looking for. We have added a lot of new parks under Playground Finder for your summer enjoyment! As always, information and pricing are subject to change. Before heading out, confirm with each business or organization directly that the details are up-to-date.

June 1- June 7

The Month of June: Enjoy the Open House at Schnormeier Gardens. The Gardens will be open every Thursday through Sunday in June 2022. Advance online reservations are REQUIRED for entry and may be made for 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 pm. The admission fee is $35 per vehicle, which includes all occupants.

June 1: Gahanna’s Farmers’ Market: 4:00-7:00 p.m. in Gahanna | Come to the City of Gahanna Parking lot for local and fresh goods!

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Farmer’s Market at Franklin Park Conservatory | 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  | The Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market is located outdoors in the Wells Barn (new location for 2022)  parking lot, just off of East Broad Street and two miles east of downtown Columbus. The Farmers’ Market offers a mix of local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, and health and beauty products.

June 1: Charity Happy Hour: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Hills Market | Every Wednesday, May through October, they showcase a local charity and help them raise money for their organization.

June 3: Lunch Time Live: Takes Place in Hilliard- free lunchtime concert and food truck on-site!

June 3: Food Truck Friday at NCH: Head to the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion for lunch on Friday between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  and support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

June 10: Bexley Main Event on Capital University’s Main Lawn – Select Fridays, 6:30 PM – kids crafts and activities precede a family-friendly movie! Begins June 3, 2022. Luca tonight!

June 4: Motivation at the Station7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. | SHED Fitness and Happy yoga to provide class!

June 4: National Donut Day is celebrated today. Find a list of some tasty donut shops around Columbus and some deals.

June 4: Home Depot Kids Workshop Day: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. | Back in person!

June 4: Trackless Train Ride: Come take a ride as the Paul Bussee Railway reopens at the Franklin Park Conservatory!

June 4,11,18,25: Uptown Westerville Saturday Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Get your fresh produce at the Saturday market!

June 4,11,18,25: Powell Farmers’ Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Come out and shop local!

June 4: Columbus Chicken and Beer Festival: Noon at Dodge Park | Chicken + Beer + Music. Is there a better combination? Featuring some of Columbus’ tastiest chicken focused dishes, great beer, interactive games, and local bands providing the soundtrack to it all.

June 4: Berry Fairy Tea Party: 2:00 p.m. at Mitchell’s Farm | Join the “Berry Fairy” for a garden tea party on the farm. This event is designed and priced for little girls & their favorite “big” girl.  You’ll enjoy a manners lesson, a tale with Miss Spider and treats from the farm.  Lasts around 1-1.5 hours.

June 4: Gallery Hop: Columbus’s favorite day of the month will return to an in-person event starting in June!

June 5: Community Day at the Franklin Park Conservatory | Free admission on 1st Sunday.

June 5: Paint your Pet at Random Precision Company: 11:00 a.m. | Tickets are $45/person and are required to attend this event. Please arrive on time and note that photos of your pet must be submitted to the instructor before the event! Additionally, $20 of your ticket will be donated to CHA Animal Shelter.

June 5: Sunday Funday in Worthington: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Theme is rainbow love! The Worthington Partnership, along with the merchants of Old Worthington, present “Sunday Fundays.” Once a month, through November, they will host an afternoon of themed food, entertainment, and specials in our historic district.

June 5, 12, 19,26: Concerts on the Green in Worthington: 7:00 p.m. on the Village Green Square | Family-friendly concerts each Sunday for FREE! Enjoy the different music variety each week and bring a blanket or chairs to sit on!

June 6-11: Taco Week in Columbus: Many restaurants are participating in $2 tacos around the city! The Columbus Taco Week will benefit the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, an emergency fund for personnel in the foodservice industry who have been affected by COVID-19.

June 7, 14, 21, 28: Hilliard Farmers’ Market: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Hilliard United Methodist Church | Come get your fresh produce for the week each Tuesday.

June 8-June 14

June 9: Stories on the Lawn: 10:30 a.m. at Grandview Public Library | Come enjoy outdoor story hour on the lawn with music too. Each Thursday!

June 9: Celebration at the Station: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Hilliard Station Park | Enjoy free live music while grabbing a bite to eat at one of their local restaurants. The designated outdoor refreshment area (DORA) will be available for adults 21 and over. Simba Jordan will be performing tonight!

June 9-June 12: June Market at Ivory Barn: Come out & shop at their 7000 square foot barn in Pataskala, Ohio! There will be food trucks & even live music. So bring your gal pals and make it a weekend! They will have popsicles for the kiddos on their way out & bottles of water while you are outside!

June 10: Columbus Commons for Kids: Come have fun each Friday down at the Commons! Fridays, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – inflatables, storytime, games, activities, free carousel rides and much more! Begins June 10. Free carousel rides every day this summer!

June 10: First Fridays in Delaware: First Friday of the month in Downtown Delaware, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – There’s a themed event, free children’s activities and businesses stay open later.

June 10: 4th Fridays in Westerville The fourth Friday in Uptown Westerville from April – September, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM- The businesses stay open later, 100+ street vendors, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. They will also have Uptown Friday nights on the off weeks (1st, 2nd, 3rd Fridays)

June 10: Bexley Main Event on Capital University’s Main Lawn – Select Fridays, 6:30 PM – kids crafts and activities precede a family-friendly movie! Begins June 3, 2022.

June 10-12: Columbus Arts Festival: The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council in early June on the downtown waterfront of Columbus, Ohio. Exhibiting artists are chosen via a blind jury process. The event also includes performing arts and food vendors.

June 10: Food Truck Friday at NCH: Head to the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion for lunch on Friday between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  and support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

June 10: Movie in the Park: 7:30 p.m. at Mountainview Baptist Church | Showing Sing 2! Experience the joy of movie watching in the great outdoors. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enhance your movie-watching experience. If a movie is canceled due to inclement weather (rain or winds over 15mph), it will not be rescheduled (weather hotline: 614-583-5345). Movies are free and 7:30 pm unless noted.

June 10: Outdoor Movie night at Hilliard Church: Showing The Emperor’s New Groove.

June 11: Trash to Treasure Yard Sale: 8:00 a.m. in Old Towne East | Spend the day on a treasure in Old Towne East with more than 70 homes participating.

June 11: Wild Weekends: 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. at Dublin Recreation Center | Meet some of their backyard wildlife! Live wild animal visitors will be featured each month, birds, mammals and reptiles.

June 11: Moonlight Market: 5:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m. |Join in for a nighttime stroll in downtown Columbus featuring the best that Columbus has to offer! Local goods, food and music line the streets, creating a relaxing yet vibrant market experience

June 11 & 12: Storybook Village: Timed Tickets | Welcome to Storybook Village, where your favorite storybook characters magically come to life! Bring your little ones to meet celebrated characters from popular fairy tales as they roam Ohio Village and interact with visitors.

June 12: Sprouts Night in Hilliard: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Hilliard Station Park | Bring the family and get out some energy with a live DJ, “Bring the Farm to You” petting zoo, stilt walkers, balloon twisters, crafts to go, and more! Everything is free.

June 13: Storytime on the Farm: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Ecological Farm: Stories are a fun way to introduce young children to nature and farm life. Each Story Time will have a theme based on the seasonal topic! $5.

June 14: A Bee or Not A Bee: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory | This is an educational class taught by Dave Noble, owner of Red Beard Bees.

June 15-22

June 15: Midweek at the Creekside in Gahanna-Enjoy live music on the Creekside Plaza from 6-8 PM every Wednesday. Grab a CORA cup and your friends for a relaxing evening in the Creekside District.

June 16: Hatha Yoga on the Farm: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Stratford Ecological Farm: Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds, (and smells) of a working farm while moving your body through a series of yoga postures. $10.

June 17: Food Truck Friday at NCH: Head to the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion for lunch on Friday between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

June 17: Touch a Tractor at the Park at Stradley Place: Music in the park begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and includes a Touch-A-Tractor event for kids.

June 17-25: Next to Normal: 7:30 p.m .at McCoy Center  | Get your tickets today!

June 18: Ohio Reptile Show: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Franklin County Fairgrounds | Come out and see a variety of reptiles.

June 18: Plants and Pollinators: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Stratford Ecological Center | They invite your young pollinator enthusiast to join us for this special Pollinator Week kick-off program! During this hands-on exploration of the farm and nature preserve, children will learn about the special relationship between plants and their pollinator partners.

June 18: Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Hay rides, miniature golf, pony rides, pond swimming and paddle boating.

June 18-19: Worthington Arts Festival: The famous art show returns with live music. Drawing about 25,000 visitors annually, the Worthington Arts Festival has been ranked as one of the top 200 arts festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine.

June 22: Sounds of Summer Concert Series: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Easton | Grab your chair and head over to the Town Square for toe-tapping tunes! Enjoy Sounds of Sumer, our once-a-month concert series featuring performances from dynamic bands in June, July, and August. LINEUP: June 22: SWAGG

June 23-30

June 23: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at Zoombezi Bay: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Promotes water safety and awareness!

June 23: Celebration at the Station: Enjoy free live music while grabbing a bite to eat at one of their local restaurants. The designated outdoor refreshment area (DORA) will be available for adults 21 and over.

For more DORA events around the city, check out our DORA guide!

June 24: Nitro Circus | 7:00 p.m. at Huntington Park | Good, Bad & Rad is a new tour built from the core, driven by unbelievable content, new athletes and crazy contraptions like a flying lawnmower that fuel the sketchy, scary and cringe-worthy dangers of big-air action sports entertainment.

June 24: Movie in the Park: 7:30 p.m. at Thompson Park in Upper Arlington | Showing Free Willy! Experience the joy of movie watching in the great outdoors. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enhance your movie-watching experience. If a movie is canceled due to inclement weather (rain or winds over 15mph), it will not be rescheduled (weather hotline: 614-583-5345). Movies are free and 7:30 pm unless noted.

June 24: Columbus Symphony’s Popcorn Pops: Adventure Safari!: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be pre-concert activities from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

June 24: Water Park After Dark: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Zoombezi Bay | 21 and over event- come swim after dark and DJ on site!

June 24-26: Peach Truck Tour: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at various Columbus locations | The Peach Truck Tour travels through Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania! Georgia Peaches are available by the 1/2 Bushel (25 lb.) Box.

June 24: 4th Friday in Uptown Westerville: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | The Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau is proud to sponsor Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Fridays on the fourth Friday of each month, April through September, in Uptown Westerville! Enjoy street vendors, food carts, live entertainment, kids’ activities, extended hours in the Uptown shops and much more!

June 24-25: Powll Festival: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | It’s back! Festival fun and fireworks.

June 25: Participate in The Chase. The Chase was started in honor of Chase Gage and to promote the motto of Chase Life. The race shirts are a favorite of many!

June 25: Open Barn Days at Sunrise Sanctuary | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Sunrise

June 26-27: Early Member Mornings at Columbus Zoo: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. for members only- beat the crowds!

In addition to events around Columbus, we thought you might also enjoy these topics for a fun summer!

Camping

Ohio Getaways

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! So cool off with a sweet treat from one of these spots.

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

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 June provides lots of opportunities to get outside and build memories with your family and a return to normalcy! 

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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