Spring is here, and so are lots of family-friendly events in Columbus throughout the month of April.
Monster Truck Nationals The youngsters will get a kick out of the battle between huge monster trucks. Watch the trucks in action as the national tour makes its way to the Schottenstein Center on Saturday, April 14. With truck names like Bigfoot Bessie and Transaurus, the gigantic vehicles are sure to provide some interesting and exciting entertainment. The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10 for children 2-12 and $20-$50 for adults. 555 Borror Dr., Campus 800-745-3000 (for tickets), schottensteincenter.com Imagination Movers Now the stars of a Disney Channel show, the band Imagination Movers is on tour and coming to Columbus! The Imagination Movers are a high-energy band that performs rock and pop songs suitable for all ages. Kids will be entertained as they sing songs about relatable topics and interact with the audience. There will be two opportunities to see the show: 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20. They are performing at the Palace Theatre, and ticket prices range from $16-$36. 34 W. Broad St., Downtown 614-469-0939 capa.com Earth Day Celebration In honor of Earth Day, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has planned a day full of environment-related activities. Partake in games and crafts, meet characters and say hello to animal friends. The celebration will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular zoo admission rates apply: $14.99 for ages 10-59, $10.99 for ages 60 and older, $9.99 for kids 2-9, and under 2 are free. Columbuszoo.org has more information. 4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell 800-MONKEYS columbuszoo.org Disney in Concert Hear your favorite Disney classics performed by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra during Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies. Enjoy songs from 'The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and many more as the orchestra is led by conductor Albert-George Schram. The performance is 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $23-$68. 39 E. State St., Downtown 800-745-3000 (for tickets) columbussyphony.com The Kente Project In a joint collaboration, the PNC Arts Alive program and the Greater Columbus Arts Council present "The Kente Project," a performance that presents West African folk takes through various mediums. The Columbus Children's Theatre, Columbus Children's Choir, Thurber House and the Thiossane West African Dance Institute will come together to share the stories with the community. The Kente Project will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. All three shows are at the Lincoln Theatre, and tickets are $15-$18. 769 E. Long St., Downtown 800-745-3000 (for tickets) capa.com