Looking for some activities as the school year is winding down?
Looking for some activities as the school year is winding down? We've got you covered. See what's happening around Columbus during the month of May.
Central Ohio Folk Festival
Celebrate the start of May at this annual festival, which is in its 17th year and hosted by the Columbus Folk Music Society. From May 3-5, enjoy live music performances, folk workshops and children's activities. Admission is $10-$35, and kids are free. The festival runs 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, Galloway 43119, 614-470-3963, cfms-inc.org
Delaware Arts Festival
For the past 40 years, Delaware has put on its arts festival, which has a large array of artists and crafters showcasing work like jewelry, pottery, paintings and more. The two-day event happens in Historic Downtown Delaware, May 18 and 19. Admission (and parking!) is free for all. Visit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Historic Downtown Delaware, delawareartsfestival.org
Green on the Green
If you and your family are trying to find ways to help the environment, this event is for you. Green on the Green serves as a festival-like setting where you'll find information, vendors and more with ideas on going green. It takes place Saturday, May 18, and there will be food, shopping and kids' activities from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Worthington Village Green, Downtown Worthington, 614-218-0000, greenonthegreen.com
The Laurie Berkner Band
Ready for some tunes geared toward the kids? The Laurie Berkner Band, featured on Nick Jr., is coming to the Palace Theatre on Saturday, May 18. Laurie Berkner and her band members will perform their popular songs live (they'll make you want to tap your toes!) during an afternoon of fun. The concert is at 1 p.m., and tickets range from $28-$38.
Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215, 614-469-0939, capa.com
If you're in the mood for a weekend road trip, drive an hour and a half from Columbus to The Wilds as it hosts WildZFest in honor of its opening for the season. The Wilds, which serves as a conservation center, is offering free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Take a safari to see animals, try your hand at some games and even meet Dora the Explorer!
The Wilds, 14000 International Road, Cumberland 43732, 740-638-5030, thewilds.org