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Family Fun Zone

Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone


HOURS:  Sat. 2-7 pm / Sun. 12-4 pm 


LOCATION:  Veterans Memorial Park (73 W. Johnstown Rd., south of Granville St.)

NOTE:  The ONLY shuttle that runs specifically to the Family Fun Zone--picks-up/drops-off at the Columbus Metro Library Operations Center (101 S. Stygler Rd.), where parking is available.   The shuttles running from AEP Columbus do NOT stop at the Family Fun Zone, but it is walkable from the Main Festival Footprint. 

The Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone offers free crafts, games and activities that the entire family can enjoy.  Whether learning about rhythms and melodies from musicians from the Jazz Arts Group or Columbus Blues Alliance, cuddling with cute turtles, playing a game, or making a craft to take home as a souvenir of your fun festival day, the Family Fun Zone has it all!


The amazing juggling of Evan Smith 2-3pm
Irwin Academy of Irish Dance 3-4pm
The amazing juggling of Evan Smith 4-5pm
Songs and storytelling with Dr. Iron Beard (Roy Nichols) 5-6pm
Storytime with Lotts of Tales  6-7pm

Saturday Activities:  

Turtle Lady  (Appearing courtesy of Gahanna Animal Hospital) 
Jungle Island Petting zoo (Sponsored by Columbus Academy) 
Rocks by Misty
Inflatables (Courtesy of Champion Windows) 
School of Rock Gahanna
Stonybrook Church
New Horizons Community Church
Kya's Krusade
Goldfish Swim School
Games and activities w/Gahanna Parks & Recreation Dept.


The Ohio State University Marching Band 1-1:30pm
Balloon Artistry of Cow Town Twister 1:30-2:30pm
SupaFun Band (+ Cols Blues Alliance - instruments)  2:45-3:45pm
Meet the Team Mascots  3-4pm 

Sunday Activities: 

Buckeye Mobile Tour (Sponsored by Champion Windows)
COSI on Wheels
School of Rock Gahanna
104.9 the River
Stonybrook Church
Kya's Krusade
Goldfish Swim School
Games and activities w/Gahanna Parks & Recreation Dept.


Visitors do not have to pay admission to the Festival to enjoy the activities in the Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone.  

AMUSEMENT RIDES by Triple Treat Amusements  (Rides WILL require the purchase of tickets/ wristbands. Ride-all-day wristbands: $15 on Friday or Sunday / $18 on Saturday.  Individual ride tickets are $1 each and most rides require 3-4 tickets.)  

Location:  Veterans Memorial Park, 73 W. Johnstown Rd.

Hours:      Fri., 5–11 pm
                 Sat., 11am–11pm
Sun., 12–6 pm




For more information, contact the Gahanna OH Convention & Visitors Bureau
at 614/418-9114.

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