Columbus Children's Festival 2023 (10AM-4PM) - Event Registration!

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Columbus Children's Festival 2023 (10AM-4PM) - Event Registration!

Columbus Children's Festival is the event of the year! Teenage Ninja Mutant Concert, huge bounce park, tons of entertainment, games & more!

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When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 10am - 4pm EDT


SportsOhio 6314 Cosgray Road Dublin, OH 43016

Refund Policy

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About this event

  • 6 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Columbus Children's Festival (6/17/23)

Presented by Meijer

This is the family festival of the year! It has so much from Teenage Ninja Mutant concert, huge bounce park, tons of entertainment (magician, dog show, and more), huge candy hunt, treasure & Foam run, carnival games, mini golf, carousel, Rock N Roll Tumbler Ride, barrel train, pony rides, petting zoo, princess & superhero character breakfast, and so much fun! Columbus Talent Contest, Best Buckeye Outfit contest, family Bingo and tons of other contest. Plus, shopping, local resources for your family, summer camps, sports competitions, activities, programs/classes for your kids, and items for your home. Plus tons of food trucks, treat trucks and fun food!

- First 200 Attendees receive a free treat from Tim Hortons!

Event Registration Opportunities!


Pre-register for the fun items below (will fill up fast) - Click on "Register":

1. DIAMOND Entry - Option #1 : FREE- LIMIT 300: Admits entire family:

  • Early Entry (10AM-11AM)
  • Huge VIP Bag*!

2. GOLD Entry - Option #2: FREE:- LIMIT 400: Admits entire family:

  • General Entry (11AM-4PM) or $2 per person at event.

3. Everything Pass (Limit 250) $18 - PRESALE ONLY – (Per Person) - $23 value:

  • Early Entry (10- 11AM) – (Includes all adults in party)
  • 10 Activity Tickets (Used for either Carnival games, Barrel Train, Mini Golf, Carousel, Rock N Roller)
  • Unlimited Bounce Park (All day)
  • Character Donut/Bagel Breakfast
  • Fun Pass (See below)
  • Huge VIP Bag* (1 max per family)!


1. Bounce Park (Limit 200 - $8 Pre-register or $12 at event - per child):

  • Unlimited Access to Huge 8 Bounce Park Items

2. Activity Tickets ($6 for 3 Tickets - $3.00 per tickets at event) Tickets Used for:

  • Carnival Games (All games 1 Ticket except Giant Prize Wheel 2 tickets) Play 11 fun games Rubber Frog Flipper, Basketball Game, Tin Can Game, Mechanical Racing Pigs, Coin Roller, Rubber Chicken Flight, Stand a Bottle, Magnetic Balloon Darts, Duck Hunt, Potty Wiffle Ball Toss, Giant Prize Wheel! Win prizes – super fun!
  • Mini Merry-go-Round (2 Tickets) – Ride the fun Carousel!
  • Rock N Roll Tumbler Ride (2 Tickets) – Go 360 in this fun ride that will take you round and round
  • Mini Golf (2 Tickets) Play our fun 9 hole mini golf course – Play with your family & friends
  • Barrel Train (2 Tickets) All aboard on the fun train ride! Great for younger kids

3. The Family Madrigal Magical Breakfast Buffet (10AM -11:30AM - $5 per person) Includes the following:

  • Donut/Bagel Buffet! Tons of variety from mini to large donuts, bagels, various spreads - yum! Limit 4 donuts/bagels per person.
  • Special Meet & Greet & performances with Maribel, Isabel, & (we don't talk about...) Bruno! Play Family Bingo at 10:30AM!

4. Fun Pass! (Limit 500 - FREE): includes the following items:

  • Candy Hunt (2:30PM 4 & under / 2:40PM 5-8 year olds / 2:50PM 9-12 year olds): Super fun candy hunt in the summer! Tons of candy, prizes and more.
  • Duck Matching Game: Play to win either a Water Cannon, candy bracelet, bubbles or pick from candy bin!
  • Mystery Prize Wheel (10:10AM -3:50PM): Receive 1 spin on the fun prize wheel to win one of 8 different prizes!
  • Lollipop Game (10:10AM-3:50PM): Play this fun lollipop game where you will pick various lollipops (rainbow, Blow Pops, and other fun lollipops) based on a fun game!
  • Character Meet & Greet (12-3PM)
  • Family Bingo (10:30AM – Performance Stage): Play Bingo and win great prizes! Both kids & adults can play!

5. Columbus Talent Contest (12:30 - 2:00PM - Limit 30 – FREE – MAIN STAGE):

  • Any talent accepted from music, singing, dance, comedy routine, magic, or anything else.
  • Contestants will be divided into 11 and younger and 12-18 year olds.
  • Top 5 in each group will win special prizes and 1st place will receive $50!

6. Best Buckeye Outfit (11:30AM – Limit 50 – FREE – Performance Stage):

  • Come Dressed in your best Buckeye Outfit!
  • Multiple rounds, top 3 from each round will make the finals. 2 Categories – individual or come as a group (2 or more)!
  • Fun prizes for everyone that enters, and bigger prizes for round winners & overall winner!

Columbus Foam & Treasure Run (.25, .5 or 1 mile options - 9:30AM) – Super fun!

PRESENTED BY Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians

1. Race Entry: Early Entry $15 till 6/1 -- Entry $20 (6/2 - 6/16) – Race Day 6/17 $25

2. Treasure & Inflatables Run – This Super Fun Run includes the following:

  • Foam Machine: Run through giant foam machine from the Bubble Truck!
  • Bubble Frenzy: Then head to our Bubble Frenzy area
  • Candy/ Treasure Hunt: Then run to a Candy & Treasure Hunt to get prizes!

3. All runners/walkers receive:

  • Race Entry
  • Microfiber Towel at finish line
  • Character Breakfast (or 2 Activity tickets)!
  • 1 Activity Ticket
  • Special gift from Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians
  • Finish Line Medal!!

Check out Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians with over 10 locations in Central Ohio. They are great with kids! CLICK HERE

* VIP Bag Includes (1 per family) – best of year: sunglasses from Meijer, one free round of golf from Putt N Play, $3 FREE Rooster Bucks, Mini Stuffed Animal from Josh & Jason Haskins Geico Office, FREE pass to Big Air Trampoline Park (at Polaris Mall), 1 FREE drink coupon to Tim Hortons, 50% off oil change to Boyd's Tire, Texas Roadhouse free appetizer, $10 Power Card or $25 for $25 coupon to Dave & Busters, and more!

Event Details

  • What: 12th Annual Columbus Children's Festival presented by MEIJER!
  • Where: SportsOhio - Dublin (6314 Cosgray Rd, Dublin, OH 43016)– Across the Street from Field Sports
  • When: Saturday, June 17th from 11AM-4PM (10AM -11AM VIP Entry / 9:30AM Foam-Treasure Run)
  • Event Website: CLICK HERE
  • Fun items: Teenage Ninja Mutant concert, huge bounce park with 8 bounce items, tons of entertainment (magician, dog show, incredible juggling performance and more), huge candy hunt, Treasure & Foam run, largest carnival game area of summer with 8 games, mini golf, carousel, Rock N Roll Tumbler Ride, barrel train, pony rides ($5), petting zoo, princess & superhero character donut/bagel breakfast buffet, balloon artist, face painter, and so much fun! Columbus Talent Contest, Best Buckeye Outfit contest, family Bingo and tons local entertainers. Free cotton candy, cookies, popcorn, fun lollipop game. and lots of additional fun for your family!
  • Columbus Foam & Treasure Run: Super fun .25, .5 or 1 mile Run through giant foam machine and then run to a candy & treasure hunt!
  • What to do at the event: Shop, find items to improve or add to your home, summer camps, programs & resources for your kids, and connect with local area business!
  • Food Trucks! Come lunch, dinner, tons of treat trucks - yum!
  • General Admission: Free with pre-registration! (Or $2 at-the-door)

Event Schedule - Presented by Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation

Key Items:

  • 8:30 AM: Packet Pickup Starts – Foam/Inflatable Run (Main Entrance)
  • 9:30AM: Foam/Inflatable Run Starts!
  • 10 AM: Character Breakfast Buffet Starts - Donuts & Bagels!
  • 10 AM: Juggler Performance - Event Main Entrance!
  • Noon: Performance Dog Show - dog tricks/catching frisbees!
  • 1 PM: Performance Dog Show - dog tricks/catching frisbees!
  • 2 PM: Performance Dog Show - dog tricks/catching frisbees!
  • 2:30 PM: Candy Hunt!! - 2:30PM 4 & under / 2:40PM 5-8 year olds / 2:50 9-12 year olds
  • 4:00PM: Event Ends - Thanks for coming!

Main Stage:

  • 11 AM: Major Scales Juggling Performance
  • 11:30AM: Mr. J Magician Performance
  • 12 PM: Teenage Mutant Ninja Concert!
  • 12:30 - 2PM: Columbus Talent Contest!
  • 2 PM: Teenage Mutant Ninja Concert
  • 2:30 PM: Mr. J Magician Performance
  • 3 PM: Teacher of the Year Awards

Performance Stage-(near character breakfast)

  • 10:30 AM – Family Bingo
  • 11:30 AM Best Buckeye Outfit Contest
  • 1PM: School of Rock of Dublin Performance
  • 1:30: Dalen Ryan and The Mocha Dancers

Please visit your local Meijer grocery story to find everything from groceries to everyday needs. Or order what you need online! CLICK HERE

Support Local Businesses: Please be sure to stop by the event to reconnect with local area businesses, shop, purchase items and more!

Interested in being a Vendor- CLICK HERE

About the organizer