Columbus Parks & Recreation Special and Family Events
Noon Kid Concerts
All Ages | Thursdays | 12:00 p.m. | Donner Park Shelter | FREE
June 11: David Fisher “The Rope Warrior” – This event will be held virtually!
July 9: Adzooks Puppets
Donner Park Variety Shows – ALL CANCELLED
All Ages | Saturdays | 7:00 -9:00 p.m. | Donner Park Shelter | FREE
July 25 | August 22 | September 12
Co-sponsored with Kiwanis Club & AM 1010 WCSI.
All Ages | Fridays | 1:30-3:00 p.m. | Donner Center | FREE
All children must be accompanied by an adult
June 19: Mad Science with Proffessor Steve – This event will be held virtually!
July 24: Carnival Time
Family Bingo and Make Your Own Sundae Night
All Ages | July 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Donner Center | FREE
Limit of 5 members per family. Prizes awarded to bingo winners.
Registration: May 11 – July 13, 5:00 p.m.
All ages | July, 22 | 2-2:45 p.m. | Donner Center | FREE
Adzooks Puppets will be performing. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
All Ages | August 14 | 5:30–8:00 p.m. | Donner Center | $30 per family (max 5 per family)
We invite you and your family to join us for a night of entertainment and good food. We will be hosting Family Feast, an instructional family dinner night with activities and stations designed to teach your family new and nutritious recipes. Families will learn how to make a healthy and delicious stir fry dish. Every family will get their own wok to take home. Families will pick from a buffet line of ingredients to add to their wok, and as families cook and eat the stir fry meals they prepared together, we will be showing Disney’s Mulan (1998). Join us for a night of fun, food and education!
Registration: May 11 – August 7, 5:00 p.m.
Great Columbus CampIN
All Ages | $50/Family of 4, $10 for additional family members
For additional details visit our CampIN Page.
Registration Dates: Now – October 7, 11:59pm
Columbus Bluegrass Jamboree
All Ages | Saturdays | Donner Center | FREE
Open Jam Sessions begin at 4:00 p.m.
Group performances begin at 5:00 p.m.
Donations will be accepted.
2020: September 19 and November 14 | CANCELLED
2021: January 9 and March 13
16th Annual Movie in the Park
All Ages | September 26 | 8:00 p.m. | Mill Race Park | FREE
Lion King (2019), Rain Date: October 10
Park of the Living Dead
October 17 | Mill Race Park | 7:00pm, 7:10pm, 7:20pm, 7:30pm | Ages 14+ | $7/person
Do you have what it takes to survive an evening in the Park of the Living Dead? October 17th, Mill Race Park will be overrun with zombies. As survivors, it is your job to secure shelter, find food, train with a weapon, gain access to medical supplies and ultimately create the cure. Starting at 7pm, every 10 minutes, a group of humans will embark on their evening run to different stations to accomplish these essentials of survival and to find the cure. You will receive a map, and you may visit the stations in any order you choose, but the last station you visit must be “the cure”. Sign up for your time slot and prepare yourself for Park of the Living Dead!
Halloween Fall Fest
All Ages | October 24 | 5-8pm | Donner Park
Join us at Donner Park for some fun Trick-or-Treat down our spooky Donner Trail! Also make sure the little ones come dressed in their Halloween best for the costume contest! Judging: Ages 0-5 at 6pm | Ages 6-12 at 7pm. There will be much more so mark this date on your calendar for a fun and spooky time!
Family Folk Dancing
All Ages | November 22 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Donner Center | FREE
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a night of fun and dancing! Participants will learn and perform folk dances from the United States and around the world. Wear comfortable shoes and come ready to move. Registration required.
Christmas Village- CANCELLED
All Ages | December 5 | 2:00-5:00 p.m. | The Commons | FREE
Join us for the 6th annual Christmas Village. There will be children’s activities, all afternoon leading up to the Festival of Lights parade.
Breakfast with Santa- CANCELLED
All Ages | December 5 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | The Commons | $15
Get your photo taken with Santa, enjoy a hot breakfast, music, and more!
Registration ends: November 25, 5pm
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Ages 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 | April 3, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. | Donner Park | FREE
We will have areas for each age group. If raining,candy and eggs will be distributed in Donner Center. Co-sponsored with radio 1010 WCSI. Please bring a bag or basket for your eggs.
Egg-Ceptional Egg Hunt
All Ages | April 3, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. | Donner Park | FREE
Sensory friendly/quiet egg hunt for individuals with sensory and special needs. Lots of eggs and prize to win! See cars and trucks from local law enforcement and fire department.