Family-friendly activities and events to fight boredom

The Roaring Rapids Lazy River at Zoombezi Bay

Want to fill your summer schedule with fun, family-friendly activities? Columbus and its surroundings offer numerous events and happenings for all ages – many of them free and easily accessible. From movies to art to outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone.

Downtown happenings for families

The annual Commons for Kids series will be held again at the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons on Friday mornings, June 10-August 12. Activities include bouncy castles and face painting. Don’t miss the free rides on the carousel, open daily from 11am to 7pm. The Commons is also hosting three free movie nights: May 28th, June 24th and July 15th.

Another family favorite is the CAPA Summer Movie Series, which runs June 16 through August 14 at the Ohio Theater. The particularly popular Saturday morning Cartoon Capers take place on June 25th and July 30th.

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