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Family Fun Zone

GIANT EAGLE Family Fun Zone

Location: Veterans Memorial Park
(South of Granville St. in Veteran's Memorial Park)

Hours: Sat. 12-5 pm and Sun. 12-4 pm

The Giant Eagle Family Fun Zone features free kids’ activities, crafts and games.  While there, stop by Musical Discovery Zone to enjoy a free, hands-on blues and jazz musical learning experience where kids can beat bongos, blow horns, twinkle keyboards, make their own musical instruments 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 18, 12-5 p.m.

  • Activities with the GIANT EAGLE "Eagle's Nest" crew
  • Crafts by Kya’s Krusade
  • Island Petting Zoo
  • Experiment with musical instruments provided courtesy of Music Go Round
  • Make-and-take crafts with Macaroni Kids
  • Sports demonstrations presented by I-9 Sports
  • Challenge your skills with games and activities provided by the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Dept.
  • Face painting provided by Art Garden Studios
  • Discover the science of engineering through games and activities with Engineering For Kids (www.EngineeringForKids.com)
  • Enjoy fun learning activities with Gymboree
  • Take part in a coloring activity with Lil Kickers

Musical Discovery Zone Stage (Presented by the Rotary Club of Gahanna)

  • 4-5 p.m. Interactive Musical Performance: Michelle Tuesday Music Studio
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Interactive Jazz Workshop with Jazz4Kids (Lisa Clark, Erik Augis, Kris Keith, Jeff Bass and Jerry Powell)

Sunday, June 19, 12-4 p.m.

  • Activities with the GIANT EAGLE "Eagle's Nest" crew
  • Crafts by Kya’s Krusade
  • Experiment with musical instruments provided courtesy of Music Go Round
  • Make-and-take crafts with Macaroni Kids
  • Sports demonstrations presented by I-9 Sports
  • Challenge your skills with games and activities provided by the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Dept.
  • Face painting provided by Art Garden Studios
  • Discover the science of engineering through games and activities with Engineering For Kids (www.EngineeringForKids.com)
  • Enjoy fun learning activities with Gymboree
  • Take part in a coloring activity with Lil Kickers

Musical Discovery Zone Stage (Presented by the Rotary Club of Gahanna)

  • 12 to 1 p.m.  Special Performance by the Columbus Children’s Theater
  • 1 to 4 p.m.    Interactive Blues Workshop with MoJo Theory and Russ Frost

All Weekend:

Take a spin in a giant Hamster Ball!  Cost is $3 per turn (or 2 turns for $5).  Must be at least 3 years old. Adults must weigh no more than 250 lbs. **This is a separate charge from the amusement ride wrist band fee (not included in that cost).

Hours:   Saturday, June 18:  12-7 p.m.

              Sunday, June 19:   12-5 p.m.

*NEW* in 2016: Little Kids Zone
Location: Wally Field, West of Creekside Park
Hours:  Sat. 12-Dark/ Sun. 12--6 pm

Inflatables, laser tag and fun for even the smallest festival fan! Jump-til-you-drop wristband: $8/per person (2/$15, 3/$20).

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, 11 a.m.-11pm; Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m.

Cost:

  • Friday:  Ride All Day wristband:  $15
  • Saturday:  Ride All Day wristband:  $18
  • Sunday: Ride All Day wristband:  $15
  • Individual ride tickets:  $1 each or 12/$10 (Kids rides take 3 tickets. Adult rides require 4 tickets.)

Enjoy a Special Amusement Ride PREVIEW Night from 5-10 pm Thursday, June 16, at a discounted ride wristband price of $13!

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

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