Even though the kids are back in school, there's plenty to do in September around Columbus.
Even though the kids are back in school, there's plenty to do on the weekends in and around Columbus. Here, check out some of our picks for September.
Did you know that September is National Honey Month? Celebrate by hopping in the car for a quick road trip to the Lithopolis Honeyfest. Located between Columbus and Lancaster, Lithopolis hosts the annual fest to educate people about the importance of honey bees and the honey they produce. Visit either Friday, Sept. 6 from 1 to 7 p.m. or Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for honey tasting, kids' activities, music and more. Both admission and parking for the event are free!
Columbus St., Lithopolis 43136, 614-837-2031, lithopolishoneyfest.com
Westgate Arts in the Park
Spend the day at Westgate Park, where you'll find a family-friendly arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 14. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy tunes from local musicians, artists showcasing their work, vendors, food carts and plenty of children's activities. Arts in the Park is free to attend and open to all.
Westgate Park, 455 Westgate Ave. (West Side), Columbus 43204, 614-716-8437, On Facebook: Westgate's Arts in the Park
Leeds Farm Autism Harvest Festival
Each fall, Leeds Farm in Ostrander opens on select weekends in September and October for autumn activities like pumpkin picking, ziplines and hayrides. On its opening day of Sept. 21, Leeds will host its seventh annual Autism Harvest Festival from 8 to 10 a.m. Any Columbus-area families who have family members with autism are granted free admission for several hours before Leeds opens to the public (families attending the fest can stay all day!). Those interested should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leeds Farm, 8738 St. Rt. 36, Ostrander 43061, 740-666-2020, leedsfarm.com
New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day
The Columbus-famous Wexners open up the grounds of their residence each year for this annual family day to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital's Center for Family Safety and Healing. This year's event is Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and along with a grand prix horse competition, guests will enjoy rides, crafts and a concert with Emblem3 and Ariana Grande. Tickets (available in advance, online only) cost $20 for adults, and kids 10 and younger are free with purchase of adult admission.
Wexner Residence, 4584 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Road, New Albany 43054, 614-416-7100, thenewalbanyclassic.com
SHREK the Musical
Everyone's favorite green ogre is coming to Columbus! From Sept. 19-29, the Columbus Children's Theatre is performing SHREK the Musical. Suitable for kids ages 5 and older, you'll experience the adventure of Shrek and Donkey as they try and rescue the princess. There are several performance times depending on the date, and tickets cost $14-$22.
Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Columbus 43215, 614-224-6672, columbuschildrenstheatre.org