FOUNTAINSIDE | 2013 SCHEDULE
presented by American Electric Power and Sunny 95
Splish-Splash into summer! Join us for FountainSide 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 hop into summer with our favorite fountain frog, go on safari with furry friends, learn how to get green, eat healthy, be active and more! Sunny 95 will be on hand to cool you off with free ice cream from the Meijer Treat Truck.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… The FountainSide way! Learn how to protect the environment with RecyColumbus, make recyclable jewelry with Eric Marlow, and listen to the sounds of the Fort Hayes High School Recycle Band! Get into character with Candace from Dramatic Impact, enjoy a sample of local honey with Central Ohio Beekeepers Association, participate in a compost activity with Local Matters, take a view of the underground world with Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, and join Lowe’s for their weekly Plant & Grow workshop. Stop by and see some animal friends when Bring the Farm to You visits the city with chickens, rabbits, sheep, ducks and more! Don’t forget, the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck will be there every week to cool you off with frozen treats!
Batters up at FountainSide! The Columbus Clippers join us for some home run fun! Learn about aquatic critters with the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, craft away with the Columbus Museum of Art, explore the world of homegrown food with Local Matters, and stop by Central Ohio Beekeepers Association for the sweetest honey around. Conduct your own experiment at the American Chemical Society Kids & Chemistry tent, join the fun at Lowe’s Plant & Grow station, and grab a frozen treat from the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck!
Unleash your imagination at FountainSide this week! Learn, build and play with Bricks 4 Kidz and Magic Mountain. Explore the wonderful world of COSI, learn to get creative with healthy food at the Local Matters tent and see what the buzz is about at Central Ohio Beekeepers Association. Get your hands dirty at Lowe’s Plant & Grow station after an improvisation activity with Shots in the Dark Theatre Company. Don’t forget to cool off with some frozen treats from the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck!
It’s time to bring your inner athlete to FountainSide! Kick it up with Columbus Crew, and release your Buckeye spirit with OSU Sports Marketing and OSU Urban Arts Space. Visit with Local Matters to learn how to fuel your sports with healthy food. Get the latest buzz with Central Ohio Beekeepers Association, start your very own garden at Lowe’s Plant & Grow station, and cool down with the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck!
Bon Voyage! Grab your passports and let’s circle around the world at FountainSide! Decorate your travel essentials with Macaroni Kid, travel to West Africa with Sogbety Diomande, taste a three sister salad in Mexico with Local Matters, and leap and twirl on your way back to the United States with BalletMet Columbus. Stop by and say hello to characters from Columbus Children’s Theatre’s September production of Shrek the Musical before you sprout seeds of joy with Lowe’s Plant & Grow team, and enjoy a sample of local honey with Central Ohio Beekeepers Association. As always, grab some frozen treats at the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck!
Lions, tigers and bears at FountainSide… Oh my! Visit your favorite small safari friends with the Columbus Zoo. Create balloon animals with Ballooniacs, craft away with OSU Urban Arts Space, explore the world of COSI, and make your favorite safari animal out of food with Local Matters. Grab some frozen treats from the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck after you sample local honey from Central Ohio Beekeepers Association, and get your hands dirty at Lowe’s Plant & Grow station!
Birds of prey are flying into FountainSide along with your favorite Fountain Frog!
Learn about everything nature with the Ohio Wildlife Center, Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District and the Turtle Lady. Craft away with Franklin Park Conservatory, stop by Local Matters and Central Ohio Beekeepers Association to try samples of local honey and Ohio foods, and start your own garden with Lowe’s Plant & Grow workshop! Be sure to cool down from the hot July sun with some frozen treats at the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck!
It’s time to sail away to the Caribbean! Dance to the beat of the Canal Winchester Steel Drum Band, splash around with the friendly Fountain Frog, create beautiful island flowers with Macaroni Kid, and explore the wonderful world of COSI. Taste the cultures of the Caribbean with Local Matters, sample local honey with Central Ohio Beekeeper’s Association, and show off your green thumb at Lowe’s Plant & Grow workshop. Don’t forget to cool off with a frozen treat from the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck!
It’s time to bid farewell to FountainSide for the season and celebrate! Test your slap shot skills with the Columbus Blue Jackets, interact with some fascinating reptiles with P.T. Reptiles and the Turtle Lady, and hop around the fountain one more time with our favorite Fountain Frog! Learn how to create bubbles with Magic Mountain, taste local food and honey with Local Matters and Central Ohio Beekeeper’s Association, and stop by Lowe’s Plant & Grow workshop. Don’t forget to say goodbye and grab a frozen treat from the Sunny 95/Meijer Treat Truck one last time!