Yes, even cold, snowy February can bring some fun things to do in Central Ohio!
Columbus Blue Jackets Winter Park
When: now through February 25
Where: McFerson Commons, across the street from Nationwide Arena
Public skating in an outdoor rink!
Maple Sugarin’: Syrup Time
When: February 17 @ 2:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Bulletin Board at the Picnic Shelter, 9801 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City
Take a short walk to a maple tree to see how trees are tapped to collect sap. Then, see the process of boiling the sap to make syrup. Dress for the weather.
Cheryl’s Cookies Annual Bake Sale
When: February 17, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Ohio Expo Center, Lausche Building, 717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus
Save up to 70% on delicious cookies, gifts, dough balls, and more!
Home & Garden Show
When: February 17 – February 25
Where: Ohio Expo Center, Bricker & Celeste Buildings, 717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus
Eight days of home and garden expertise from local craftsmen, how-to sessions, giveaways, celebrity appearances, and fun for the kids! Explore emerging trends in homes and gardens!
Maple Sugar Tours
When: February 17 and February 24, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Road, Delaware
Hour long tours begin every half hour from 10-noon. Reservations required/$4 a person. Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, purchase local maple syrup, and more!
Mad River Mountain Family Festival
When: February 19, 2018
Where: Mad River Mountain, 1000 Snow Valley Road, Zanesfield
Enjoy a day of fun in the snow! The event will feature a snowman building park, s’mores, Columbus Zoo animals, and more!
First Responder Face-Off
When: February 24 @ 3:30 p.m.
Where: Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus
Columbus Fire battles Columbus Police in the third annual charity game! Celebrity guest coaches are Buckeye greats Eddie George and Matt Calhoun. Stay and watch Ohio State take on Wisconsin at 7:00 (your ticket is good for both games).
Night at the Museum
When: February 24, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus
Here’s your chance to experience the Ohio History Center museum after hours and see whether the exhibits really do come to life! A fun family event!
Arnold Sports Festival
When: March 1-4
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus and the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus
Yes, we know this event is in March, but mark your calendar so you don’t miss out! The Arnold Sports Festival is a fun-filled, four-day health and fitness celebration! Watch 18,000 athletes compete in 75 sports and events. More than 1,000 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel, and nutrition too.
Note: The information here was correct at time of publishing, but weather and other issues can impact even the best laid plans. Call the venue directly or visit the links provided for up-to-date information before you make your plans!