Guide to the Month of June
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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! Many activities are returning and we are so excited!
Be sure to check out our summer posts for ideas:
- Free and Cheap Summer Events
- Splash Pads
- Strawberry Picking
- Farmers’ Markets
- Beyond the Zoo: Best Places to see Animals
- Summer Camps Guide
- Movies Under the Stars
Be sure to 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 for the month of June in 2021. Advance online reservations are REQUIRED for entry and may be made for 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM. The admission fee is $35 per vehicle which includes all occupants.
June 1: Easton Movies by Moonlight: Arrive at 7:30 | Showing the Wizard of Oz tonight! Movies begin at dusk.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Hilliard Farmers’ Market: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Hilliard United Methodist Church | Come get your fresh produce for the week on each Tuesday.
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: 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 main Conservatory 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 2: Half Price Wednesday at Play CBUS: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Play CBUS | Come out and play with half priced admission!
June 2: 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. Also occurs on Sunday.
June 3: 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 our local restaurants. The designated outdoor refreshment area (DORA) will be available for adults 21 and over. North to Nashville will be performing tonight!
June 3, 10, 17, 24: Celebration at the Station: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Spend your Thursday evenings at HSP for our summer concert series sponsored by Credit Union of Ohio featuring live bands and food trucks!
June 4: National Donut Day is celebrated today. Find a list of some tasty donut shops around Columbus and some deals.
June 4, 11, 18, 25: Yoga on the Square: 8:30 a.m. at Easton Town Center | Designed for the first-timer and mainstream fitness fan, this introductory yoga class focuses on strength, conditioning, and flexibility. Led by Life Time Fitness instructors, it’s free and open to the public, ages 13 and older. This event runs every Friday this summer.
June 4-13: Jurassic Quest: Closed Monday and Tuesday but Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. | $49 per vehicle for this fantastic drive thru Jurassic Park event! Will be held at Ohio Expo Center.
June 4: Outdoor Movie night at Hilliard Church: Showing Raya- snacks included too!
June 4: Street Fest: 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. in Delaware | Coming back Fri-YAY! Please note that Sandusky Street will be closed from Spring to William, and from William to Central. Vendors, Live Music and Entertainers.
June 5: Home Depot Kids Workshop Day: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. | Register to pick up your craft and do so at home! Free activity but registration is required.
June 5,12,19,26: Uptown Westerville Saturday Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Get your fresh produce at the new Saturday market!
June 5,12,19,26: Powell Farmers’ Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Come out and shop local!
June 5: Gallery Hop: Columbus’s favorite day of the month will return to an in-person event starting in June!
June 6: Gahanna’s Farmers’ Market: 2:00 p.m. in Gahanna | Come out to Clark Hall for local and fresh goods!
June 6: Sunday Paddling in Westerville: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Family-friendly event to try out a canoe or kayak. $20.
June 6- June 12: Pet Appreciation at at Pup Portraits | Come get your favorite pet’s portait during this special week!
June 6: Community Day at the Franklin Park Conservatory | Free admission on 1st Sunday. Must pre-register.
June 6, 14, 20,27: 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 7-12: Taco Week in Columbus: Many restaurants participating in $2 tacos around the city!
June 8-June 14
June 10-June 13: June Market at Ivory Barn: Come out & shop June 10th-13th at their 7000 square foot barn in Pataskala, Ohio! There will be food trucks & even live music. Bring your gal pals and make it a weekend! They will have popsicles for all of the kiddos on their way out & bottles of water for all of you while you are outside!
June 10: Art in the Park: 7:00 -8:00 p.m. at Wyman Woods | In June they will be making mini-comics. Weather and public health conditions allowing, they will be meeting in person at Wyman Woods on socially distanced squares for each participant or family. Registration is required.
June 11: Movie in the Park: 7:30 p.m. Drive-in Style in Upper Arlington | Showing Into the Spider Verse!
June 11: Free Summer Movies: Free select 10 am showings every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Lennox Town Center 24. Free admission for all ages and groups are welcome. Doors open at 9 am and movie begins at 10 am with two films to choose from. Event will run until August 12.
June 12: Trash to Treasure Yard Sale: 8:00 a.m. in Old Towne East | Spend the day on a treasure hunt that takes place in Old Towne East with more than 70 homes participating.
June 12: Wild Weekends: 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. at Dublin Recreation Center | Meet some of their backyard wildlife in person! Live wild animal visitors will be featured each month, birds, mammals and reptiles.
June 12: Take and Make Craft JC Penney: 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. | Come pick up a Father’s Day Craft!
June 12: Stockhand Read with Horses: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Reading has the ability to take us on journeys we never imagined. Add in the healing power of horses, and we have the power to go anywhere and do anything we once thought impossible. Cost is $20..
June 13: Sunrise Yoga at Mitchell’s Berries: 7:30 a.m. | Come enjoy yoga bright and early and get some berries to take home with you too!
June 13: 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: 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 16: Family Yoga at Wyman Woods: 4:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. | Please register two weeks in advance!
- For a list of yoga studios, check out this post: Guide to Yoga Studios in Columbus
June 17: Coolest Dad Ever Card Online Event with Michael’s Craft Store: Make a fun craft for dad!
June 17: The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at Zoombezi Bay: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Promotes water safety and awareness!
June 18: Food Truck Friday at NCH: Head to the Big Lots Behavorial 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 18: Music in 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 18:Summer Sock Hop Party: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Five Party and Event Center | Kids can dress in 50’s attire for this night of games, food and music! Be sure to register online.
June 18: Columbus Symphony’s Popcorn Pops: Space Out & Step Up!: 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 18: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: 7:30 p.m .at McCoy Center | Free event but registration is required.
June 18: Friday Flicks in Hilliard: 9:30 p.m. at Roger Reynolds Park| Drive-in and watch a free movie with family or friends. Food trucks will have items available for purchase.
June 19: Ohio Reptile Show: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Franklin County Fairgrounds | Come out and see a variety of reptiles.
June 19: Columbus VIP Princess Party: 9:00 a.m. at Greater Columbus Convention Center: | Meet princesses, enjoy stories, songs, and dances.
June 19: Family Creeking at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park: 11:00 a.m. | Learn about animals in the creek and go creeking!
June 19: Meet the Pollinators: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Stratford Ecological Center | Come for a fun two hours of learning about pollinators and their habitats. They will do a leisurely stroll around the farm and learn about native bees, butterflies and other insects that help with pollination. Each of these pollinators play a vital role in the food chain that we humans are a part of. $10 per person.
June 19: Summer Fun Days at Marmon Valley: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Hay rides, miniature golf, pony rides along with pond swimming and paddle boating.
June 20: Father’s Day at the Zoo: Free admittance for dad with purchase of child’s admission in honor of Father’s Day!
June 24: 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-June 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 25: 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 25: Powell Community Summer Concert Series: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | The traditional Powell festival will be held as a three part summer concert series instead of a one time annual weekend of festivities this year. The first weekend will include fireworks on Saturday.
June 25: Zoombezi Bay Summer Night: Come see them light up the night so guests can stay until 10:00 p.m.!
June 25: Movie in the Park: 8:30 p.m. | Showing Secret Life of Pets!
June 26: Downtown Powell Street Market: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Street market followed by fireworks. DORA event!
June 26: Participate in The Chase. 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 26: Touch a Truck to Fill a Truck: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Over 30 trucks/pieces of equipment will be onsite as you walk around.
June 26: Open Barn Days at Sunrise Sanctuary | SOLD OUT for June but consider buying for another upcoming month so you don’t miss out.
In addition to events around Columbus, we thought you might also enjoy these topics for a fun summer!
- Beaches in Ohio
- Exploring Ohio: 5+ Summertime Adventures
- Awesome Summer Day Trips From Columbus
- A Day Trip to Yellow Springs
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.
- Glazed Churro Bar
- Little Ladies Soft Serve
- Kona Ice Little Buckeye (They also take requests for neighborhood visits.)
- Enter your location or zip code into Street Food Finder to see a list of food trucks near you.
Summer and ice cream just go together! Cool off with a sweet treat from one of these spots.
- The Best of Columbus Ice Cream
- 3 Places in Columbus to Eat a Paleta (aka Mexican Popsicle)
- Make your own nice cream. Find the recipe here: How to Make Nice Cream
- This is a fun activity to do with ice cream.
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.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite books for moms in a variety of genres- Mom Reading List.
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!