FOUNTAINSIDE presented by Sunny 95

Splish-Splash into summer! 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 hop into summer with our favorite fountain frog, visit with barnyard friends, learn how to 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.

Free |  June 4 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

SUMMER SAFARI: Roar with excitement and explore the safari at FountainSide! Scurry over and visit the Columbus Zoo to meet and learn about wild friends, explore the life of macro-invertebrates with the Audubon Center, then loop, twirl and dance your imagination away with Dramatic Impact.…

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

LEARN & LIVE LOCAL: Show your love for Columbus at FountainSide! Fly over to the Ohio Historical Society for a paper airplane workshop, swing to The Works for shaving cream art, stop by to plant some seeds with Lowe’s Plant & Grow station, craft away with…

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Free |  June 18 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

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Free |  June 25 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

FOUNTAIN WISHES & BUTTERFLY KISSES: Put on your creative hats and get inspired at FountainSide! Learn how to be an expert artist with OSU Urban Arts Space, flutter over to celebrate Franklin Park Conservatory’s 20th anniversary of Blooms & Butterflies with a butterfly craft, and see…

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Free |  July 9 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

GET ACTIVE, GET GREEN: It’s time to make a splash, get moving and learn how to “go green!” at FountainSide! Warm-up, show your buckeye spirit and get active with OSU Sports Marketing. Create jewelry out of recyclable water bottles with Eric Marlow, learn how to juggle…

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Free |  July 23 @ 11:30 am
Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215

NATURE & NATIVE OHIO: Birds of prey are flying into FountainSide! Learn about Ohio’s native species and its beautiful natural environment with the Ohio Wildlife Center. Venture to OSU Urban Arts Space for all things crafts, Franklin Park Conservatory and St. Vincent Family Center. Enjoy tasty…

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

CREEPY CRAWLY CRAFTS: Get ready for things that creep, sneak, slither and crawl at FountainSide! Join us to explore and learn about the world of bugs with the Bugman, and soar over to Indian Village Outdoor Education Center for fossils, snakes, furs and more! Make…

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

BIG CITY, LITTLE FARM: It’s time for a barnyard bash at FountainSide! Join Bring the Farm to You to learn and interact with chickens, rabbits, sheep and more! Discover the senses of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids with P.T. Reptiles, learn how to keep veggies fresh…

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

SALUTE TO SUMMER: It’s time to say farewell to FountainSide for now, but let’s celebrate with fountain friends! Get moving with OSU Sports Marketing, learn about everything turtles with The Turtle Lady, play in the dirt one last time with Lowe’s Plant & Grow  workshop,…

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