Looking for some free fun this weekend that is family-friendly? The Columbus Commons Park downtown at the site of the former City Center Mall, as well as the Scioto Mile Park, have plenty of good times for people of all ages.
- Play in the Park Thursday Night 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Night is the night to stay and PLAY in Downtown Columbus with live music, outdoor games and happy hour. The night will include Trophy Thursdays, an adult recess featuring fun, competitive schoolyard games like tetherball, wiffle-ball, and more! The Downtown LIVE concert series will be moving the park, along with the Capital Square Kickball League to make Columbus Commons the Thursday night destination for young professionals.
Tonight Downtown LIVE is featuring
Alex White Band beginning at 5:30pm
Ark Band beginning at 7:30pm
Columbus Commons with also host a Hotdog Eating Contest at 6:30 with a $50 prize. Register for the contest through [email protected]
- Cocktails at the Commons – 80’s Night Friday night 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cocktails at the Commons kicks off an 80’s inspired weekend complete with an 80’s name that song contest with prizes. Start your weekend off right with happy hour and free tastings from 5:30pm-6:30pm, or while supplies last. Entertainment from DJ Nohbody and live band Whitefinger. 6:30-8:30 there will be a free beer pong tournament with a $150 cash prize. (Register through [email protected])
- Commons for Kids Friday morning 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday mornings are all about kids at Columbus Commons. This free event features fun inflatables, music and the Imagination Playground. There is also a celebrity story time by OSU athletes and coaches, in partnership with the 2nd & 7 Foundation at 10:30am. Kids can read, play and take a free spin on the carousel!
The Columbus Metropolitan Library will also bring the book mobile to Columbus Commons from 10am to 2pm.
- Movies + Music – 80’s Night Saturday 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Our 80’s weekend continues with an 80’s inspired Movie + Music event. First come down for a live concert by Contagious Til 4 featuring all your favorite 80’s hits. Then stay for a movie screening on the lawn of Back to the Future – don’t forget your blankets and chairs!
7pm: Contagious Til 4
9pm: Back to the Future
Games and Giveaways ALL NIGHT!
- Fit Club Yoga Saturday morning 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fit Club Yoga is a Vinyasa Flow Yoga series with a mix of movement and breathing. Basic yoga poses and breathing techniques are blended together to create an invigorating workout that will leave you balanced and ready for a busy weekend.
Please print and fill out both the Columbus Commons and Fit Club Waiver and Registration Forms and bring with you to your first class. [View Forms]
All classes provided free of charge by Fit Club. Please bring your own mats!
Classes are held rain or shine. In cases of inclement weather, classes will be held at the Fit Club Gym (15 W. Cherry Street). Please meet at the Columbus Commons Carousel to walk over as a group.
- Garden Tours & Tea Sunday morning 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stop by the Scioto Mile park to splash in the fountains while you’re downtown. Bring swimsuits for the kids or swim diapers for the little ones. For event details, visit the Columbus Commons website.