This weekend is Father’s Day, the perfect time to treat Dad or Grandpa to something special. There’s always a lot happening in Central Ohio, and this weekend is no exception. I’ve got a long list of local Father’s Day events; so you’re sure to find a great Father’s Day activity in your community – whether you’re looking for something active like a run or something relaxing like a concert in the park.
And, if you’re looking for FREE Father’s Day events in Central OH, there are plenty to choose from below.
Westerville OH Father’s Day Events
Sounds Of Summer Concert Series
Alum Creek Park North Amphitheater
221 W. Main St Westerville OH
June 19 @ 6:30 pm
Conspiracy Band (Dance Band)
Enjoy a FREE concert in the park with Dad!
Learn more: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5929/35?curm=6&cury=2016
Classic Movie Series: Field Of Dreams
Everal Barn At Heritage Park
60 N. Cleveland Ave Westerville OH
Movie begins at dusk (about 9pm)
Take Dad to see a FREE classic movie under the stars!
Learn More: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5977/35?curm=6&cury=2016
Father’s Day Bike & Breakfast
Highlands Park Acquatic Center
245 S. Spring Rd Westerville OH
June 19th 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Enjoy a family bike ride and breakfast with Dad!
See cost & details: http://www.westerville.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5983/35?curm=6&cury=2016
Columbus OH Father’s Day Events
Zoofari at Columbus Zoo
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
June 18th @ 7:30pm
This is a 21+ event.
Enjoy food & entertainment at Zoofari!
See cost & details: https://www.columbuszoo.org/home/visit/plan-your-visit/event-calendar/-in-category/categories/adult-fundraiser#/2741b532-bd2f-67d7-bdc2-ff0000bf4b43
Father’s Day At The Zoo
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
June 19th From 9am-7pm
All dads and granddads enjoy the zoo for free with the paid admission of their child or grandchild
Learn More: https://www.columbuszoo.org/home/visit/plan-your-visit/event-calendar#/778bba32-bd2f-67d7-bdc2-ff0000bf4b43
If you’re looking for concerts in Columbus, you have a number of options to choose from. Here are lists of concerts happening this Father’s Day in Columbus, OH:
Ring Of Fire
The Music Of Johnny Cash
Studio Two, Riffe Center
Showing time throughout June
Five actor/musicians perform the music of Johnny Cash.
Find ticket cost, show times, & directions: http://catco.org/shows/2015-2016/ring-of-fire
CAPA Summer Movie Series: Raiders Of The Lost Ark
June 18th & 19th
Take in a classic movie!
Find ticket cost, show times, & directions: http://www.capa.com/presentations/current-season-presentations/summer-movie-series-2016
Father’s Day at the Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E. Broad St. Columbus OH
June 19th from 11am-2pm
Dublin Taiko presents a traditional Japanese drumming performance at 2. The Live Fire Cooking Theater is also offering $2 gourmet hot dogs from 11am-2pm.
Find more location details: http://www.fpconservatory.org/The-Experience/Events/For-Families/Father-s-Day
Buckeye Country Superfest
Ohio Stadium Columbus OH
June 18th & 19th
Enjoy a two day country music festival!
Find more details: http://www.buckeyecountrysuperfest.com/
Rhythm On The River: The Navigators
233 Civic Center Dr Columbus
Friday June 17th from 7:30pm-11pm
Enjoy this great local band at a FREE concert Father’s Day Weekend.
Learn more: http://www.sciotomile.com/event-listing/rhythm-on-the-river-6-17-2016/
Germania Singing & Sport Society
543 S. Front St. Columbus OH
June 19 1-3pm
Treat dad to the Schmeck (Tasting) Fest! Enjoy a culinary tour of Germany by sampling German dishes. Tickets at the door $17.
See more: http://germaniacolumbus.org/events/
Worthington OH Father’s Day Events
Worthington Arts Festival
Location: Village Green, Routes 161 and 23, Worthington, Ohio 43085
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00-6:00 and Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 11:00-5:00
This juried art show features more than 150 select fine artists and craftspeople from across the USA and some of your local favorites, exhibiting sculptures, ceramics, oils, watercolors, furniture, jewelry, fiber, glass, photography and mixed media in applied and fine arts. In addition to art, the festival includes food and beverage vendors.
Gahanna OH Father’s Day Events
Creedside Blues & Jazz Festival
Location: In the heart of downtown Gahanna on the banks of Creekside Park, Gahanna, OH
6/17-6/19: Friday from 5PM – 11PM; Saturday from 11AM – 11PM;
Sunday from 11AM to 6PM
See admission prices & more details:
Delaware OH Father’s Day Events
Spring Into Summer
Alum Creek State Park
Enjoy a variety of weekend fun for the whole family!
Alum Creek State Park
FREE event for the whole family to test drive kayaks and canoes and learn how to SUP (stand-up paddleboard). Experts will be there to share information about local paddling resources and activities.
Central Ohio Symphony Summer Music Festival
Austin Manor lawn @ Elizabeth St & Central Ave Delaware, OH
June 19th 6pm
Bring dad, lawn chairs, and a picnic and enjoy the FREE concert performed by the Central Ohio Symphony Brass & Percussion.
Find more details: http://centralohiosymphony.org/schedule/summer-solstice-festival-ii-june/symphony-brass-percussion-monnett-gardens-6-19/
Hilliard OH Father’s Day Events
Open Sundays 1-4pm
Take dad on a tour of the 1800s authentic village chapel, one room school house, caboose, election wagon, Hilliards Station, granary, barn, covered bridge, log cabin, privy and museum.
Find details: http://www.hilliardohiohistoricalsociety.com/events/
Hilliard Historical Village Car Show
At Weaver Park, Franklin County Fairgrounds
FREE Event! Give dad a blast from the past at the Historical Village Car Show! The show is open to the public at no charge, parking is free, and Historical Village & Museum tours are free.
Learn more & find car registration fee: http://www.hilliardohiohistoricalsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Historical-Society-Car-Show-2016.pdf
Motivation At The Station
Hilliard’s Station Park
4021 Main St Hilliard OH
June 18th at 8am
Help dad start his weekend right with FREE Saturday morning yoga & fitness fun for the whole family!
Find more details: http://www.hilliardohio.gov/play/hilliard-station-park
Hilliard Classic Half Marathon 5k 10k
Hillard Darby High School
4200 Leppert Rd Hilliard OH
June 19th 8-11am
Lace up your sneakers with dad at the 1st annual Hilliard Classic! Experienced runners, novice runners, and walkers are welcome.
Find race details: http://destinationhilliard.com/events/hilliard-classic-half-marathon-10k-5k/
Summer Concert Series: Dublin Silver Band
Norwich St Gazebo
5274 Norwich St Hilliard OH
June 19th 7pm
Enjoy a FREE summer concert with dad!
Learn more: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/2016-summer-concert-series/
Enjoy Your Central OH Father’s Day
As you can see, there’s plenty to do this weekend in Central Ohio! We here at the Rita Boswell Group wish all the fathers and grandfathers a wonderful Father’s Day!
Did we miss your Father’s Day event? Feel free to share it in the comments.