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Family Fun Zone

Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone

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

Note: Park in the shuttle lot located at Stygler Rd. and Route 62 (closest if traveling east from I-670) for shuttle drop-off/pick-up from the Family Fun Zone!


Hours: Sat. 2-7 pm and Sun. 12-4 pm

The Family Fun Zone features free kids’ activities, crafts and games.  Stop by Musical Discovery Zone Stage, where kids can participate in free, hands-on musical learning experiences that include workshops with local jazz and blues artists. Little ones can form their own "bands," learn about rhythms and homemade drums and more. Kids of all ages have the chance to interact with musicians from the Columbus Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Blues Alliance as they discover the amazing world of rhythm and melody.  Visitors do not have to pay admission to the Festival to enjoy the activities in the Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone.

Schedule of Activities in the Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone:

Saturday, June 17, 2-7 pm

  • Spend some time with friendly, funny and lovable animals provided by Jungle Island Petting Zoo
  • Take part in crafts by Kya’s Krusade
  • Experiment with musical instruments provided courtesy of Music Go Round
  • Join in fun sport activities with i9 Sports
  • Challenge your skills with games and activities provided by the Gahanna Dept. of Parks & Recreation
  • Face painting with New Horizons Community Church
  • Discover the science of engineering through activities with Engineering For Kids
  • Enjoy creative play with activities provided by Gymboree Play & Music
  • Become a super hero with crafts provided by Stonybrook United Methodist Church
  • Enjoy music and activities provided by 104.9 the River
  • Hop, skip and jump in the inflatable Bounce House and Obstacle Course provided in part by Routte Law, LLC

Musical Discovery Zone Stage presented by 104.9 the River

  • 2-4 pm: Interactive Jazz Workshop with Jazz4Kids
  • 4:30-5:30 pm: Fun with Rhythms & Drums with Russ Frost
  • 5:45-6:30 pm: Performances by members of the Columbus International Children's Choir

Sunday, June 18, 12-4 pm

  • Meet turtles, bearded dragons and other animals with The Turtle Lady, appearing courtest of Gahanna Animal Hospital
  • Show your Buckeye spirit in game activities with the Buckeye Mobile Tour
  • Let your creative juices flow making crafts with Kya’s Krusade
  • Experiment with musical instruments provided courtesy of Music Go Round
  • Join in fun sport activities with i9 Sports
  • Challenge your skills with games and activities provided by the Gahanna Dept. of Parks & Recreation
  • Face painting provided by New Horizons Community Church
  • Discover the science of engineering through  activities with Engineering For Kids 
  • Enjoy creative play with activities provided by Gymboree Play & Music
  • Super hero crafts and games provided by Stonybrook United Methodist Church
  • Hop, skip and jump in the inflatable Bounce House and Obstacle Course provided in part by Routte Law, LLC

Musical Discovery Zone Stage presented by Columbus Academy

  • 1-4 pm: Interactive Blues Workshop with Endless Recess

Amusement Rides

Amusement rides are also available throughout the weekend at VFW Park (south of Granville St.).  Wristbands are available for purchase in the amusement area. Ride hours: Friday, 5-11 pm; Saturday, 11am-11pm; Sunday, 12–6 pm

Cost:

  • Friday:  Ride All Day wristband:  $15
  • Saturday:  Ride All Day wristband:  $18
  • Sunday: Ride All Day wristband:  $15
  • $1 per individual ride ticket (Most rides require 3 or 4 tickets.)

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

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