Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Featured Event:

WAG! A Dog Friendly Festival

This dog-centric event in central Ohio is a free, fun and convenient way for families to enjoy the day with the furry members of the family. With activities like the WAG! Wilderness Walk, the Take a Bow Wow Stage, Water Bark Beach, and exhibitors from around the area, WAG! is sure to be fun for everyone.

11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, August 23

Free admission.

Prairie Oaks Metro Park

Darby Bend Lakes area

3225 Plain City-Georgesville Rd.

Saturday, August 23

Family Wii Tournament at Northwest Library

The whole family is invited for virtual baseball, tennis, bowling or other multi-player games. This free event is at 3 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd. For more information, call (614) 807-2626.

Start! Heart Walk

The American Heart Association will hold their premier fundraising event at COSI/Genoa Park, located at 333 W. Broad St. This three-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. and raises funds to help combat heart disease. For more information visit

Sunday, August 24

Back 2 School Bash

Spoyled Rottyn Party Planning and will host a Back 2 School Bash for children of all ages. There will be vendors, games and activities, food and much more to enjoy. We will have large bounce houses, a climbing wall, a visit from the police and fire station, face painting, costumed characters and lots of fun. Food will be available for purchase. The cost is $5 per child and the event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hoover Y Park, 1570 Rohr Rd., Lockbourne. For more information,

Wednesday, August 27

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

Enjoy hot buttered sweet corn, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, farm exhibits, and lots of food. The festival is August 27-30 from 5 to11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, visit