Commons for Kids

Our Friday morning focus is officially on the kids of Columbus. Little people can give the carousel a whirl or hit the bounce-houses free of charge. We’ve got something for every kind of tyke with the Imagination Playground, crafts, and games. If Mother Nature cooperates (when the temperature is 80 degrees or above), we will feature an inflatable water slide and kid's swimsuits are welcome.


JULY 21st

The Columbus Folk Music Society is back with some free tunes throughout the day. Jump in and play with them!

Franklin Park Conservatory will be providing an awesome butterly finger puppet craft. Thanks to their hard work, we have beautiful gardens surrounding the park. Come check out their table and take a craft home with you!

Hashtag Comedy will be back this week with free short improv classes throughout the course of the event! They are professionals at pretending!

The Great Randini Magic Show is back for another FREE magic show!. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed! Show starts at 11:30am.

...and finally, Pretty as a Princess Party will be bringing a few super talented balloon artists for some extra take-home fun!

JULY 28th





STAY TUNED for more details about the event programming! 

Some of your favorite entertainment from previous years will be returning! Look out for Mr. Puppet, Ronald McDonald Adventures, The Columbus Zoo, Buckeye Mobile, Franklin Park Conservatory and more!

We will also have brand new activities brought to you by The Great Randini Magic Show, Aha! Children's Museum, and #Hashtag Comedy!

Park at the Columbus Commons Garages (55 E. Rich Street, 191 S. Third Street) for convenient, affordable parking just steps away from the park!

Looking for more family friendly events to attend at Columbus Commons? Check out this page of family-friendly options at the Commons.

Below is a list of special activities for each of the 11 Commons for Kids this summer. These activities are subject to change based on weather and partner availability.