Columbus Mom Guide to February


Guide to the month of February and Columbus events

Love is in the air! February is here! We’ve rounded up some of the best activities going on in Columbus this month. As we find additional events, we will update this Guide to February, 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:

Guide to February

February 1-7

The Month of February: Pedal Wagon at Easton: Climb aboard the Easton Pedal Wagon – the newest way to #EnjoyEaston! In partnership with Pedal Wagon Columbus, this two-hour pedal-powered cruise will take you through the streets of Easton, making stops along the way at your favorite bars and restaurants.

The Month of February: Pterosaurs at COSI: In the new exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, casts of rare fossils, life-size models, and hands-on interactives bring these ancient animals to life.

February 1: 50 Things to Do Before you are 11 3/4: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Tremont Road Library | Explore and inquire about the world around you with new activities each week. Code a robot, learn to juggle, dissect an owl pellet, play a record, and more. Ages 6-11.

February 2-19: 9 to 5 The Musical: Various Times at the Riffe Center| 9 To 5, The Musical follows three unlikely friends who take control of their office by concocting a plan to get even with their egotistical boss.

February 2: Orchid Mounting: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The Franklin Park Conservatory | In this hands-on workshop, learn how to mount an orchid to a display piece with natural moss and wire, and sip on a glass of wine while you work!

February 3: Jay Leno: Get your tickets today! At the McCoy Center for the Arts.

February 3: Family Night at Worthington Rec Center: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Unplug and connect with your loved ones at Family Night hosted by the Worthington Community Center. Kids of all ages are guaranteed to enjoy our FREE family-friendly activities.

February 3 – 5: Miss Nelson is Missing!: 7 p.m. or 3 p.m. depending on the day at Hilliard Darby High School | Watch as high school students do a great job bringing this beloved book to life. You will be laughing through most of the show! Prices are $5-$10, depending on age.

February 4: New Albany Farmers Market: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Happy to announce that it will be back this year as an indoor-outdoor market! Join them at the Philip Heit Center. They will be utilizing our indoor spaces and their patio!

February 4: Ice Cream for Breakfast at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Come try the maple soaked pancakes! And 10 lucky folks who wear their PJs to a scoop will win ice cream for a year. The fun doesn’t stop there! Keep scrolling for day-of deets.

February 4-5: Wild Ohio Weekend at Ohio History | 10:00 a.m. Join them for a weekend full of natural history programming and learn more about the plants and animals that call Ohio their home!

February 4: Columbus Winter Carnival: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Dinosaur – Sponge Bob & Patrick – Princess & Superhero’s – Bounce Park – Carnival Games & Food – Magician – Juggler – Merry-go-round – Family Bingo – Contest & Prizes – Face Painter – Balloon Artist – Tons of Activities!!

February 4: Uptown Westerville Cocoa Trail: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Stroll the sidewalks of Historic Uptown Westerville for our Annual Cocoa Trail! During this free event, our shops are serving up delectable chocolate-themed refreshments and treats. There’s no better place for a festive Valentine’s / Galentine’s Day event than the “Heart of Westerville” ❤️

February 4: School of Rock- Dublin – Open House: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Want to play in a rock band? Kids 8-17 years old can have a FREE mini private lesson followed by a group rehearsal and performance all in the space of an hour! For more information, checkout or email [email protected]

February 4: Movie Night at The Columbus Museum of Art: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. |  All ages are welcome for the showing of Where The Wild Things Are!

February 5: Franklin Park Conservatory Community Day: Free to Franklin Country Residents all day. A great way to explore!

February 8-14

February 9: Hand-Stamped Valentine Cards: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Franklin Park Conservatory | Create personalized cards to send to loved ones on Valentine’s Day or use as decoration! In this class, we will learn the process of lino stamping, from creating a design with a pencil to carving the stamp and bringing your vision to life.

February 9: Old Worthington Chocolate Walk: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | This popular event is a sweet stroll through our beautiful historic business district. With your $30 ticket, you will receive vouchers to redeem for treats to at least 15 businesses. Each business thoughtfully prepares a chocolate treat for you to experience their business in a unique, yummy way.

February 9: COSI after Dark: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | It returns! Adults-only fun at COSI. Science, Love and Rock and Roll is the theme for this month!

February 9: Yoga at CMA: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at CMA | Replenish invites you to enjoy yoga for everyday life. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student this practice will allow you to reset the body, move at a slower pace and experience the practice of relaxation.

February 9: Intimate Dining at CMA: 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. seatings at CMA | This Valentines Day, celebrate your love at the Columbus Museum of Art. For those seeking a unique fine dining experience, an intimate 4-course meal will be served under the stars in Derby Court.

February 9: Rocking the 90’s Throwback Skate: 9:00 p.m. at Skate 71 | Bring the entire family for great food and fun on the roller rink.

February 10: KSM Valentine’s Day Party: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Yoga, crafts, photo booth, and more! Pre-register today as spots at limited.

February 10: Complimentary Valentine’s Photos: 6:00 p.m. | Receive a complimentary professional photo of you and your Valentine! Photos will be available for download on Facebook within a week after the photographed date.

February 10-19: SpongeBob The Musical Playing at the Lincoln Theater- get your tickets today!

February 10: Worthington KidsLinked and Camps Expo: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Summer Camp Expo: Great way for your family to find day, overnight, or travel camps, summer classes & programs or other things to keep your kids busy this summer.

February 10-12 and February 14: Valentine’s Carriage Rides: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on February 12| Experience the lights of Easton and the beauty of winter from a horse-drawn carriage throughout Easton’s North District and Fenlon Square. Rides are $10 per person, cash only.

February 10: Valentine’s Day at Columbus Museum of Art: 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. | Celebrate Valentine’s Day at CMA! This Valentines Day, celebrate your love at the Columbus Museum of Art. All are welcome to join us for live jazz music by Sabrina Tutstone, light bites, and a cash bar before exploring the open galleries at night. Cocktail Celebration tickets are $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Tickets will be available for everyone starting January 14.

February 10-12: Columbus Fishing Expo: All things fishing at the Ohio Expo Center.

February 11: Daniel Tiger Day: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Be my neighbor day! Decorate and assemble Kindness Boxes to be donated to our unhoused neighbors at The Van Buren Center. Then meet Daniel and Katarina!

February 11: Cocktails at The Conservatory: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Franklin Park Conservatory | Visitors will take on a tropical scavenger hunt, enjoy transporting music and have special access to the stunning Orchids exhibition. Themed drink samples will be available and food vendors will be on site.

February 12: Sip and Shop at Coffee Connections: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Grab your galentine or your beau and join us for some coffee, desserts and local vendors! This is the perfect time to spend time with your friends or significant other BEFORE kicking off the evening watching football.

February 12: Decorate Cut-Out Cookies in New Albany: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Come and make cookie dough, plus learn how to achieve the proper icing consistency for outlining and flooding. You’ll learn decorating techniques and make sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day while also enjoying some savory snacks and a special holiday-themed beverage!

February 13: Palentine’s Day at Tremont Library: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Celebrate friendship and self-care with an afternoon of crafts and fun. Make cards for your pals, play Candy Heart Bingo, and create a “heartbreaker” bath bomb. While supplies last. For teens.

February 14: Chihuly Nights Valentine’s Edition | All 18 Chihuly installations will be professionally lit up to create breathtaking views within the backdrop of the interior Conservatory. Valentine’s Day-themed special engagements are 7–10 pm.

February 14: Valentine’s Day at White Castle: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at most locations | They are inviting guests to pick up a Love Cube Meal for Two or with free delivery of orders of $15 or more.

February 14: Rusty Bucket Family Valentine’s Day: Kids eat free with every adult entree purchase!

February 15-23

February 17-20: Kids Dream Winter Family Film Series: Showing Paws of Fury!

February 17-19: Spongebob The Musical: Various time this weekend at Lincoln Theater!

February 17: Family Night at Worthington Rec Center: 6:30 p.m. | Visit the Worthington Community Center to connect as a family with exciting crafts, activities and games. This week Mardi Gras will be featured in the activities.

February 18: NASA STEM Kids Interactive Event at Hilltop YMCA: 9:30 a.m. | Students and their family members will learn about various topics such as the Artemis missions to the Moon, Mars exploration, aeronautics, the Sun, the Space Launch System, and the International Space Station. The goal of the NASA STEM Kids Virtual Events is to inspire K-4 students to want to learn more about NASA’s missions and STEM.

February 18: PBJ and Jazz Samba School at Club Lincoln: 10:00 a.m. | $5 per person! Let your kids explore the orchestra!

February 18: Maple Sugar Days: $10 for each participant. Many time slots are available! Also available February 25.

February 18: 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 18: Home and Garden Show: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Kick off the spring season at the Columbus Dispatch Spring Home & Garden Show presented by Ohio Mulch! Each year homeowners flock to see the magnificent indoor gardens and get the hottest home & garden advice to knock out their next big home improvement project – all under one roof.

February 18: Open Glass Studio at the Works: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Design your own fused-glass art using small pieces of colorful glass. Join us monthly and use your creativity in the Glass Studio!

February 18: Beauty and the Beast at Upper Arlington High School: 7:30 p.m. | Get your tickets today!

February 19: Mother-Daughter Tea Party Valentine: 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 at Paulette’s Princess Studio in Worthington | Beauty Belle Mother/Daughter Valentine Tea ! ( special appearance for tea time with Alice in Wonderland !)

February 19: Mommy and Me Fairy Princess Tea Party: 2:00 p.m. at Columbus Metropolitan Library | Come enjoy the fun!

February 20: President’s Day at Ohio History Center: Visit Ohio History Center on Monday from 10 am – 4 pm to create your own campaign memorabilia, enjoy presidential-themed activities, and meet and meet several Presidential presenters on the museum floor. Presenters will be available between 11 am and 2 pm.

February 24-28

February 25: Blooms and Butterflies : Blooms & Butterflies is back! From Feb. 25-May 31, 2023, hundreds of exotic butterflies will fill the Pacific Island Water Garden biome inside Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

February 25: Maple Sugar Days: Register for $10 for each participants. Many time slots are available!

February 25 and 26: Maple Syrup Days at Dawe Arboretum: 1:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Walk along the trail to discover the many ways syrup has been made throughout history. Peek inside the Log Cabin, and taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Tours are first come, first served, and groups will leave every 15 minutes from 1 to 2:45pm.

February 25: Night at The Museum at Ohio History ConnectionThis family-friendly event will entertain all ages, where you will meet and learn about dozens of characters from moments in history. Autograph books will be provided to collect signatures from all of your favorite characters of history. Hands on activities will also be provided. Tickets, times and prices are available in the link above.

Ongoing Activities

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. 10 a.m.- noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:00 am – 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.

Sundays: Columbus Museum of Art– Free Admission! The Wonder Room is a great place for kids to explore.

We hope your month is full of LOVE because it’s really all you need. 🙂

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Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!



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