February is here! We’ve rounded up some of the best activities (virtual and safe in-person events) going on in Columbus this month. As we find additional events, we will update the list, so be sure to check back throughout the month.
Keep scrolling to the bottom of the post to see ongoing activities that occur each week. Also, be sure to check out these posts for great ideas:
- 14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Kids
- How to Host a Valentine’s Day Party
- Igloo Dining
Guide to February
Saturdays and Sundays in February: Easton Carriage Rides: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. on Sundays | $10 for adults riders and children are free as you take a ride around Easton! Check in when you get there and you will be placed in a virtual line to allow for social distancing.
February 2: Kids Club Online: Kid Made Love Bugs with Michaels: Register online and complete this craft! It details what materials are needed ahead of time!
February 2: Weekly Take and Create Grandview Heights Craft: Now offering a new “take and make” craft each week which you can pick up anytime the library is open for curbside pick-up or outdoor browsing. Be sure to share pictures of your creations to their page on Facebook!
February 4, 11, 18, 25: Bee School: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | This class takes place at Franklin Park Conservatory and can be taken in person (maximum of 8 participants) or online. Learn all about bees during this 4 week course!
February 5: KSM Sports Toddler Turf Open Play 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at KSM | Reserve your spot for your toddler to come and play! $8 per toddler.
February 6: Ice Cream for Breakfast at Jeni’s: Special release of Everything But the Bagel ice cream in honor of this holiday!
February 6: To Go Kits at Home Depot: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Home Depot | The first Saturday of each month, head to the nearest Home Depot and pick up the kids craft of the month while supplies last at the entrance.
February 6: Worthington Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | The market will still take place at The Shops at Worthington Mall, but new safety measures will be in place. Masks are required and pre-ordering is encouraged. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 is for the at risk population.
February 6: The Big Bacon Bash Box: One box is perfect for two to taste, or you can savor all of the delectable delights in this box solo! The limited pre-order box tickets are $55, and ordering will remain open until Monday, February 1st (or until sold out). Pick up will be held on Saturday, February 6th between 11am-3pm, with four different times to select. Times will be chosen when you purchase your tickets at THe Hills Market Downtown.
February 6: Hilltop Art Hop: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m . | Come on out, support local art, and add your good vibes to the evening! All ages, all health measures in place.
February 7: Super Bowl Skate: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Skate Zone 71 | Come and celebrate your favorite NFL Teams. watch the Super Bowl on our Big Screen TV!! Wear a sports jersey for 50% off.
February 11: Galentine’s Charcutterie Boards: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at The Glass Slipper | Step-by-step instructions on putting together the perfect boards for any occasion + fun food presentation tips to impress your friends! Bring your own wine/beer/seltzer’s and grab your closest girlfriends for a night of cheese and fun! Take home your board to share or keep it all for yourself and eat it right there!
February 12: KSM Sports Toddler Turf Open Play 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at KSM | Reserve your spot for your toddler to come and play! $8 per toddler.
February 12: Girl Scouts SK80’s Party: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Skate Zone 71 | Wear your BIG Hair, Scrunchie, Shoulder Pads and NEON Clothing! SK80’s event is their most popular event of the year with a free glow stick!
February 12-14: Complimentary Valentine’s Photos: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Capture your love! Treat your Valentine to a romantic memory at Easton and visit the Central Park Fountain for a complimentary photo on February 12, 13, and 14 from 5-7PM each day.
February 12: Franklinton Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 400 Square | Galleries and businesses in Franklinton will be open for an art crawl.
February 12: Parents Night Out: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Five Party & Event Center | Leave the kids and have a parents night out. Food and play included. $35
February 12-14: Chihuly Nights: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The Franklin Park Conservatory | All 19 installations will be professionally lit to create a breathtaking view within the backdrop of the interior Conservatory biomes.
February 13: To Go Kits at Lowes: Register at a Lowe’s near you to make a heart vase kit. Supplies are free, but must register and pick up! Cute at home activity.
February 13: Worthington Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | The market will still take place at The Shops at Worthington Mall, but new safety measures will be in place. Masks are required and pre-ordering is encouraged.
February 13: All Ohio Reptile Show: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at Franklin County Fairgrounds | Come out and see your favorite scaly friends! Masks are required and occupancy is 200 at the max.
February 13: Girls Day Out Craft Show:10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Lula Roe, Lipsense, and many more at Franklin County Fairgrounds! Come out and shop!
February 13: Father Daughter Dance: 4:00 p.m. at Paulette’s Princess Parties| Enjoy your personal father/daughter dance with a Princess .Learn to dance, princess pampering, singing &more. Book a private or small group event! Also available on February 20-21 and 27-28.
February 14: Sweetheart Princess Valentine Zoom: 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. | Send a Sweet Valentine to your Princess via BeautyBelle & Zoom. She will Dance/Sing & relay your Valentine Message.
February 14: Rocking your Red Valentine Skate: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Skate 71 | Bring the entire family for great food and fun on the roller rink.
February 14: Cinderella’s Valentine Sing A Gram and Sweetheart Delivery: Cinderella will appear at your doorstep or other location. You can leave your gift out and Cinderella will present the gift to your very surprised loved one! Cinderella will sing one of her love songs then a crowning, picture and receive an autographed card!
February 14: New Albany Drive up Farmers Market: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Drive-Up Farmer’s Market. Visit Healthy New Albany to get links to the vendors who will be attending. Many items are preorder only.
February 14: Valentine’s Day at White Castle: 4:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. at most locations | This year book a parking spot and have a socially distanced Valentine’s date!
February 15: Free admission to The Columbus Zoo: In honor of President’s Day, free admission to the zoo!
February 15: Ohio’s First Ladies: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. virtual event hosted by Ohio History Center | Find out more about the women who were married to the state’s eight presidents. $15/registrant
February 18-21: February Market at Ivory Barn: The barn will be completely revamped with a new layout! New designs, new furniture, & all new decor! Vendors will be bringing their all new items too! Don’t miss it.
February 18: Celebrate Black History Month: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom | Learn about the Lucy Depp settlement in Delaware County. The virtual event is free but registration is encouraged.
February 19: KSM Sports Toddler Turf Open Play 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at KSM | Reserve your spot for your toddler to come and play! $8 per toddler.
February 19: Free Dinner Family Skate: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | $12.00 per person includes: Admission, Skate Rental, 1 slice of cheese pizza & 1 small drink.
February 19 – 20: #Charlottesville: 7:00 p.m. at Abbey Theater in Dublin | This is a solo play about the Charlottesville riots. $10/ticket or stream
February 20: PBJ & Jazz: You can view these concerts live on Jag TV at 11:00 a.m. to introduce your kids to live jazz music!
February 20: Blooms and Butterflies 2021: Blooms & Butterflies is back! From Feb. 20-May 31, 2021, hundreds of exotic butterflies will fill the Pacific Island Water Garden biome inside Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
February 20: Maple Sugar Days: $100 for each one hour time slot for 10 participants. Many time slots available!
February 20 – March 20: Skate Around the Town: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Easton’s Town Square | Free and no need to bring your own skates because those are provided and sanitized after each use.
February 21: Mouse Sweethearts Meet and Greet: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Paulette’s Palace and Productions | You Choose your 10 minute time-slot , can be private or can be with 1 other family in your social bubble. Meet & Greet with the Mouse Sweethearts! Sing , Dance, take pictures and receive you very own mouse ears!
February 21:Kids Skate Free at United Skates of America: Claim your online ticket for free for kids 12 and under while supplies last!
February 21: School of Rock End of Season Show: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Come along for the end of season show featuring rock 101 groups (age 8-11). Adult band as well as student performers playing hits from Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Black Lives Matters playlist as well as Blue Rock Kids! $10.
February 26: KSM Sports Toddler Turf Open Play 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at KSM | Reserve your spot for your toddler to come and play! $8 per toddler.
February 26: Friday Family Game Night: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Compete against your family and make new, fun memories. Families will have access to various games, yard games and more. Music, refreshments and light snacks provided. Every person must register prior to attending. Registered families will be contacted with COVID-19 protocols.
February 26-28: Ice World: Delaware County Fairgrounds | The weekend will feature over 90 ice sculptures that visitors can admire from the safety of their own vehicles. It will be on display from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. each night and reserved spots are required. One ticket per vehicle for $26.
February 27: Maple Sugar Days: Register for $100 for 10 participants for one hour. Many time slots available!
February 28: Puzzlepalooza: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Puzzlers, get your team together for the inaugural jigsaw puzzle challenge. Teams of two to four will compete to see who can complete a 500-piece puzzle in the shortest amount of time. The same puzzle will be provided for each team.
February 1 – February 28: Black History Month Celebration: Hilliard’s Station Park will be transformed into a temporary tribute honoring influential African Americans.
Beginning February 20 and occurring nightly through March 20: Skate Around the Town at Easton
Mondays and Fridays: Winter Daze Music and Art Classes: Various times at the Art of Music in Lewis Center | Offering many times and classes for a combination of art and music. First class is free!
Sunday & Tuesdays & Thursdays: Toddler Time with Get Air | It’s a toddler takeover every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday morning! Little Air jumpers (under 46”)and their parents/guardians are the only ones allowed to jump during this time.