Come Play in Westerville June 16!

The WVCB is excited to be partnering with KidsLinked.com for the second year to bring the Columbus Children’s Festival, presented by Meijer to Westerville! It’s the seventh year for the festival and each year it just keeps growing!

On June 16th, families from all over Central Ohio will converge on the campus of Westerville North High School for this extravaganza for youth sports and fitness activities, contests, entertainment, attractions and family fun. Admission and parking are free!

Be sure to register at www.KidsLinked.com/fest:

Columbus Foam Fun Run  Presented by Ohio ENT and Allergy Physicians and benefiting Make-A-Wish of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana: Enjoy some good clean fun when KidsLinked’s 2018 Fitness Series continues with our signature soapy FOAM FUN Runs in 1/4 mi, 1/2 mi, or 1 mile distances. $10 registration includes $35+ in goodies, including a free pancake breakfastColumbus 3v3 Soccer Cup Qualifier for 3v3 National Championships at Disney World. Most finals will be played in the Westerville North High School stadium.

“Descendant” Flying Pancake Breakfast  Don’t be rotten to the core! Come ​”​Dine Like a Descendant​”​ in the Kingdom of FEST! Catch and eat all-you-can-eat flying pancakes, dare to sing and dance hip hop with Mal, ride the tide with Harry, and generally chill like a villain at the Descendant Character Breakfast, in celebration of Disney’s “Descendants”, from 10-12. Characters courtesy of Paulette’s Princess Parties.

Wristbanded Bounce Park & Fun Zone Attractions  presented by Ohio Party Bull

Wristbands are $12 day-of for unlimited play, or $10 presale at KidsLinked.com/FEST:

  • Giant inflatable Slide
  • Big Baller
  • 2 Lane Bungee Trampoline
  • Circus Combo Bounce House
  • 40′ Obstacle Course
  • Mechanical Surfboard

Talent Contest Be a contestant in the Columbus Children’s Festival Talent Contest! Do​es​ you​r child​ sing, dance​,​ or play an instrument​? ​Can ​they ​juggle​ or tell jokes?​ ​We KNOW you want to show ​them ​off​ – so whatever ​their talent​, ​THIS is the contest​ to enter! ​Open to kids throughout ​​Ohio​. ​T​wo age categories offer opportunities to win cash and prizes! Enter at KidsLinked.com/FEST

Featuring:

 Columbus Eagles: Women’s premier soccer league game  The Columbus Eagles FC will play a women’s soccer friendly on June 16th as a marquee event of the Columbus Children’s Festival at 4:00pm in the Westerville North High School stadium. $10 tickets available at KidsLinked.com/FEST and at the gate.

2nd Annual Westerville CCF Food Truck FEST  Satisfy your street food cravings at the Westerville CCF Food Truck FEST! This event is on the fringe of the 7th Annual Columbus Children’s Festival, in the NW lot of Westerville North High School, Sat. June 16th, from 10-4. Come for the food and stay for the fun! Free admission and parking to the Festival!

 FREE Admission & Parking!

FREE Youth Sports Activities & Exhibitions

 Huge Fun Zone & Entertainment

  • Ohio Party Bull Bounce Park & Fun Zone
  • Mr Game Room game truck
  • Giant Soccer Darts from Kickmaster Footgolf
  • Event Stages & Entertainment including live music and Magician, Brayden Deweese
  • Buckeye Mobile Tour free OSU sports inflatables
  • CCF Passport Scavenger Hunt for prizes

♦ Vendor Midway & Family Marketplace

When:  Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10am – 4pm

Where: Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

Who Should Attend: This free event is open to the public, and geared toward families who are looking for free summer events in Greater Columbus to attend with their kids (largely Pre-K through 14), runners and active families, community members interested in supporting Make-a-Wish® or other non-profits, or activities hosted by the Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau or the City of Westerville.

 

Our mission is to improve the well-being of our community by reducing the incidence of mental health problems and eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in Franklin County.

 

Special Thanks to our Event Partners:

  • Meijer
  • Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians
  • ADAMH Board of Franklin County
  • Visit Pittsburgh
  • Advantage Window and Door Company
  • 104.9 The River
  • Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
  • Neighborhood Bridges & School Solutions Network
  • Boy Scouts
  • Ohio Party Bull
  • Handyman Matters Northeast Columbus
  • Golf Car Company, LLC
  • Tanger Outlets, Columbus
  • Smile Doctors Braces by Trio Orthodontics
  • Universal Windows Direct
  • Boyd Tire
  • River Expeditions – West Virginia
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Sky Zone Columbus
  • 101 Beer Kitchen – Westerville

Event map Columbus Children's Festival

Welcome Columbus!

Westerville is happy to welcome families from all over Central Ohio to the Columbus Children’s Festival presented by Meijer on Saturday, June 17th. There are so many aspects to this event, which are outlined below, that you’ll have plenty to do. However, don’t forget to take a look around our community while you’re here. Use our website to take a sneak-peak!

6th Annual Columbus Children’s Festival and Westerville Food Truck Fest to hit Westerville North High School grounds on 6/17!

What: Come PLAY at KidsLinked’s 6th Annual Columbus Children’s Festival, a Youth Sports, Fitness, & FUN Extravaganza, presented by Meijer.

This year’s Festival is moving to a new & bigger location! Westerville North High School’s large, grassy campus allows for the event to grow, and for lots of free, nearby parking for guests. We are pleased to partner with the Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau for this event.

  • 1st Annual Westerville Food Truck Fest presented by G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers
    Satisfy your street food cravings at the Westerville Food Truck FEST! This event is on the fringe of the 6th Annual Columbus Children’s Festival, in the NW lot of Westerville North High School, from 10-5
  • Jump with Jill Live Tour, presented by Meijer: The world’s only rock & roll nutrition show, Jump with Jill is poised to rock the 2017 Columbus Children’s Festival Stage at 11am on 6/17.

  • Columbus Eagles Soccer Game:

The Columbus Eagles Women’s Premier Soccer Club will play a women’s soccer friendly on June 17th as a marquee event of

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KidsLinked.com’s Columbus Children’s Festival! Game time is 4pm at Westerville North High School. Tickets for this event are $10 online at KidsLinked.com/FEST and at the gate.

 

Registrations open at KidsLinked.com/FEST:

 

Columbus Foam Fun Run – $10 registration fee includes:

  • A chance to run through and play in loads of foam bubbles!
  • Souvenir Foam Fun Run T-shirt (First 250 registrants)
  • Frisbee finisher awards for the first 300 finishers provided by The Little Gym Polaris
  • Free Polynesian Pancake Luau Breakfast
  • Free $6 Kids Meal from 101 Beer Kitchen
  • Free pass for 1 ride at Cyclebar Westerville
  • Presented by Primrose School of Canal Winchester, Primrose School of Columbus Downtown, Primrose School of Pinnacle, Primrose School of Reynoldsburg
  • KidsLinked’s 2017 Race Series presented by Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians

 

 

Polynesian Pancake Luau Breakfast – $6/child, $8/adult, $20/4-pack breakfasts – includes:

  • All-You-Can-Eat pancakes–catch them from Chris Cakes Ohio
  • Souvenir Lei
  • Meet & Greet, photo ops, and themed activities in celebration of Disney’s “Moana”
  • Free $6 Kids Meal from 101 Beer Kitchen
  • Presented by Allstate Insurance: Angie Mikel

 

 

Bounce Park & Attractions Fun Zone Wristband – $12 – includes:

  • All-Day-Unlimited-Play in the Visit Pittsburgh Fun Zone at the Columbus Children’s Festival!
  • Human Gyroscope
  • Big Baller
  • Surf Shark
  • Huge inflatable Slide
  • 2 Lane Obstacle Course
  • Inflatable Basketball game
  • Whack-A-Wall Game
  • 2 Lane Bungie Run

​–provided by Ohio Party Bull​

  • Free $6 Kids Meal from 101 Beer Kitchen (first 1,000)

 

 

Columbus 3v3 Soccer Cup – $160/team includes:

  • Opportunity to be a part of the largest summer 3v3 tournament in Columbus Ohio
  • 1st place teams will recieve a trophy and 2nd place teams will recieve medals
  • All consolation game winners receive a prize
  • All games will utilize Bownets
  • Tournament is a qualifier for 3v3 nationals at Disney World
  • Stay and enjoy free admission to the Columbus Children’s Festival
  • Free $6 Kids Meal from 101 Beer Kitchen

–contact KidsLinked’s Customer Service at ​customerservice@kidslinked.com to inquire about remaining available slots for teams

  • Presented by Ohio Soccer Academy

 

 

Archery Tournament/Learn to Shoot- Entry fee: $3 – includes:

  • Certified instructors to make sure your experience is both fun and safe
  • Test Your Archery Skills Shooting Bows & Arrows
  • Balloon Games
  • Target Shoots
  • Win Prizes for Highest Scores
  • Free $6 Kids Meal from 101 Beer Kitchen
  • Presented by Velocity Archery

 

 

“Fashion in Full Bloom”: Youth Fashion Contest – Entry fee: $5 – includes:

  • Show will be emceed by Alissa Henry, featured reporter of ABC 6 and FOX 28, along with Ben Buchanan, an ABC/FOX Broadcaster
  • Judges include: Karen Sigal of Sigal Models, Olivia Dorado – a local teen fashion designer, and Caeilen Lozano – Pure Design’s Fashion Stylist

–Some prizes include:

  • Mia Mermaid Birthday Party valued at $300 (girls)
  • Mani-Pedi session value to be determined (tweens)
  • Modeling session by Sigal Models valued at $350 (teens)
  • Featured in the fall issue of Pure Design Magazine (teens)
  • All contestants receive a Free $6 Kids Meal from 101 Beer Kitchen
  • Presented by Pure Design Magazine

 

 

​​• Johnson’s Real Ice Cream-Eating Contest:  FREE Entry

  • Four age groups in the competition – from kids to adults
  • All contestants eat vanilla ice cream
  • Win Johnson’s gift cards
  • All contestants receive a Free $6 Kids Meal from 101 Beer Kitchen
  • Presented by  Johnson’s Real Ice Cream

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Some highlights of the Festival:

 

 FREE Admission & Parking!

 Huge Fun Zone & Entertainment

  • Presented by Visit Pittsburgh
  • Bounce Park & Fun Zone Attractions provided by Ohio Party Bull
  • Mr Game Room game truck
  • Trampolines & sports trainers from Recreations Outlet
  • CCF Passport Scavenger Hunt

 

 Smiles 4 Life Festival Stage

(tentative schedule – final stage schedule TBA on KidsLinked.com/FEST)

 

10:00 -​ Welcome, Announcements, and Music

10:15 – ​Cardio Drumming with Christine

10:30 – ​Columbus Youth Ballet

11:​00 ​  Jump with Jill ​Live Tour – ​The world’s only rock & roll nutrition show​, presented by Meijer

11:30 – Phil Hoffman, Magician​

12 – 1:30 – ​Johnsons’ ​Real Ice Cream-Eating Contest​

1:30 -​ Street Angelz – Christian urban dance crew

2:00 -​ ​ PRO Martial Arts – Board-breaking Demonstration & Competition

​2:30 – 4:00 – ​”Fashion in Full Bloom” Youth ​Fashion Contest​ presented by Pure Design Teen Magazine​ – emceed by Alissa Henry, featured reporter of ABC 6 and FOX 28, a​nd​ Ben Buchanan, ​​ABC/FOX Broadcaster ​

4:00 – ​​ ​​Martial Arts ​D​emo​​​

4:30 -​ TBA

 

 

♦ Vendor Midway & Family Marketplace

 

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When:  Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10am – 5pm

 

Where: Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

 

 

 

There’s More to September Than Pumpkin Spice

‘Tis the season for Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING! September 1st must be the unofficial date where strawberry- and peach-flavored treats are replaced by everyone’s favorite orange gourd. But don’t be too quick to leave summer behind just yet.

Of course Westerville’s calendar is filled with fun fall activities like the Ned Mosher Apple Butter Festival, Midnight Madness and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s 4th Friday: Fall Fest. But we’re still wringing out all the summertime we can get with The Great Westerville Food Truck Fest and Cops and Kids Day.  To ease the transition between the season of humid to the season of crisp, you can take in the Uptown Westerville Farmers’ Market, enjoy garden walks at Inniswood and then bundle up for a high school football game. Then, and only then, can you embrace autumn, buy your pumpkins from the Boy Scouts and put pumpkin spice creamer in your morning joe.