FOUNTAINSIDE presented by Sunny 95

Make a splash! Join us for FountainSide presented by Sunny 95 (94.7 FM) for a variety of FREE children’s activities. This delightful Columbus Recreation and Parks Department series offers water play and fountain fun at the 15,000 square-foot interactive fountain in Bicentennial Park on select Wednesdays throughout the summer from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. An array of themed activities, games, arts and crafts await—get ready to jump into summer with our favorite fountain frog, visit with barnyard friends, learn how to prepare healthy foods, and stay active all summer long. As always, Sunny 95 will be on site to cool you off with free ice cream from the Lazer Kraze Treat Truck.

Grab a blanket and enjoy a picnic in the park! Donatos will be in the park with delicious pizza — buy a slice or an entire pie, and savor those edge to edge toppings all summer long.

2016 FountainSide Dates
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Free |  Wednesday | June 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

This Week At FountainSide: It’s summertime on the the Scioto Mile! Kick it off on the wild side with Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Act out summer scenes with Dramatic Impact. Create your very own crown with Miss Ohio 2015, Sarah Hider.

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Free |  Wednesday | June 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

This Week At FountainSide: Love animals? This day is for you! Cuddle up to a cute adoptable pet from the Capital Area Humane Society. Learn about Ohio’s native creatures with Ohio Wildlife Center and explore the beauty of butterflies with Franklin Park Conservatory. Throw the…

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Free |  Wednesday | June 22, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

This week at FountainSide: Let’s explore creatures of all kinds! Discover the fascinating world of reptiles, amphibians and insects with Captive Born Reptiles. Experience hands-on learning and wild animal artifacts with McKnight Outdoor Education Center, and then construct tropical crafts with Columbus Children’s Theatre.

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Free |  Wednesday | July 6, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

This week at FountainSide: Explore science under the sun with COSI on Wheels. Dive into summer writing activities with Thurber House and learn about incredible creatures with The Turtle Lady. Cool off with the Columbus Blue Jackets while practicing your hockey skills.

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Free |  Wednesday | July 13, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

This week at FountainSide: Hop around with the Fountain Frog! Learn how Pilot Dogs help the visually impaired and meet a pup in training. Even though it’s summer, you can keep on learning with CDC Head Start. Put on your creativity cap with OSU Urban…

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Free |  Wednesday | July 27, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

This Week at FountainSide: It’s a barnyard palooza! Spend some time with our feathered and furry friends from Bring the Farm to You. Design your own farm life mandala with Kya’s Krusade. Get your hands dirty with Lowe’s. Go back in time with Ohio History…

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Free |  Wednesday | August 3, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

This Week at FountainSide: Celebrate Columbus and show off your caring hands with St. Vincent Family Center. Learn to build a healthy backyard ecosystem with Franklin County Soil & Water. Whip up a healthy snack with Local Matters.

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Free |  Wednesday | August 10, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

Due to weather, this FountainSide event is cancelled. The Scioto Mile Fountain will remain open unless there is lightning in the area. This week at FountainSide: Train for the games with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Columbus Crew SC. Practice the skills it takes…

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Free |  Wednesday | August 17, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

This week at FountainSide: Say aloha to summer! Join comedy juggler Matt Jergens for a fantastic FountainSide finale. Play to the beat of your own drum with Sogbety Diomande. Salute our season-long friends from Sunny 95 (94.7 fm) and the Lazer Kraze Treat Truck.

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