12 Fun Things to Do with the Family at Easton in August
Are you getting ready to send the kids back to school? Whether you’re trying to get them into classroom mode or are looking for some entertaining ways to wrap up the summer, we have something for everyone here at Easton. Take advantage of the warm, long days we have left and bring the family out for some carefree fun! We have plenty of things everyone will enjoy at Easton this August.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | August 1
Head to the North District for a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride from 6-9 PM! Get picked up at Eddie Bauer and gallop around Easton (weather permitting). Rides are $10 per person and free for children under 15 with a paying adult.
Columbus Parent & ThisWeek News “Back to School Expo” | August 5
Ohio’s Tax Free Weekend is back again! Get all your back to school shopping done at Fenlon Square on August 5 from 11 AM-4 PM. There will be entertainment on the event stage, giveaways, back to school exhibitions and more!
Superhero Day | August 12
Are you ready to unleash your super powers? Join us at Fenlon Square on August 12 from 11 AM-4 PM dressed as your favorite superhero to celebrate Superhero Day! This day, filled with games, hands-on activities, face paintings, live music and more, is one you won’t want to miss.
Movies by Moonlight | Every Tuesday in August
It’s the last month to enjoy warm summer nights with an outdoor movie, and we have a great August lineup, so make sure you join us every Tuesday for Movies by Moonlight! Grab the kids, some pillows and blankets and meet us at 8:30 PM for a family movie night under the stars. Check out a complete list of movies playing at Easton this summer here, and mark your August calendars for these films:
August 1 – Zootopia (2016)
August 8 – Moana (2016)
August 15 – Sing (2016)
August 22 – Grease (1978)
August 29 – Rudy (1993)
Sounds on the Town Concert Series | Every Wednesday in August
Celebrate the middle of the week with some live music and relaxation. Join us every Wednesday from 6-9 PM for local and regional musical performances during our Sounds on the Town Concert Series! Come by to sit and listen or just enjoy the live entertainment as you shop around at Easton. Here’s a complete list of performers and samples of their music.
August 2 – Urban Jazz Coalition (Funk & Jazz)
August 9 – Phil Dirt & the Dozers (Rock n’ Roll)
August 16 – HooDoo Soul Band (Funk, Soul, Rock)
August 23 – Mustang Sally (Country)
August 30 – Doc Robinson (Alternative)
Easton’s Way to Wellness | Every Thursday in August
NEW this year, our free wellness series will bring interactive fun for the whole family. For the first two Thursdays in August, we will feature the Easton Farmer’s Market. Join us from 4-7 PM to shop for fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, grass-fed meats, cheeses and specialty foods. As for the rest of August, we have clinics with local athletic teams that you won’t want to miss. Here’s what we have planned for you this month:
August 3 – Easton Farmers Market
August 10 – Easton Farmers Market
August 17 – Baseball Clinic with the Columbus Clippers (player appearances/autographs, mascots, a Town Square baseball diamond and more!)
August 24 – Free Power Flow from CorePower Yoga (Classes start at 4 PM, 5 PM and 6 PM)
August 31 – Columbus Blue Jackets
Fitness Yoga on the Square | Every Friday in August
Start your Friday mornings with an hour of yoga and begin a weekend full of Zen. Join CorePower Yoga instructors from 8:30-9:30 AM every Friday to get fit under the sun! This introductory yoga class focuses on strength, conditioning and flexibility, making it perfect for both yoga novices and experts. This event is free and open to everyone ages 13 and up.
Fun at the Frog Fountain | Every Saturday & Sunday in August
Let your kids splash around in the Frog Fountain while you relax in the sun on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 PM! There will also be caricature artists, face painters and balloon artists for maximum fun.
Town Square Pop Fountain Towels | Every Saturday & Sunday in August
Join us for some fun at the Town Square Pop Fountain on Saturdays from 10 AM-4 PM and Sundays from 12 PM-4 PM. Treat yourself to some “me time” in the shade while your kids run wild through the water. To make things a little easier on yourself, borrow one of our complimentary towels to dry them off before you leave.
American Girl Columbus Events | August 2, 6, 12 & 20
Need some girl time? Take a trip to American Girl Columbus and enjoy a bunch of fun activities that you, your daughter and her dolls will enjoy. This August, the store is featuring free crafts, new hairstyling tricks, unforgettable tea parties and more! Check out this month’s event lineup:
August 2 – Let’s Get Crafty | 4:00 PM
August 6 & 20 – WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party | 4:30 PM
August 12 – Doll Hair Salon Spectacular | 9:00 AM
Summer Reading Series | August 9 & 23
Get the kids in back to school mode with our Summer Reading Series at Hanna Andersson! We will be reading This School Year Will Be The Best at 11 AM on August 9 and My Teacher’s Secret Life at 11 AM on August 23. Remember, for each story time you attend, you’ll receive an entry (one per family) to win a set of six books. One lucky winner will be drawn per store on August 24.
Inspirational Day Music Series | August 20
We’re collaborating with Eficionado to present the 2017 Easton Inspirational Day Music Series! On August 20 from 1-5 PM, join us on the Town Square as we feature local artists that will inspire you to move in your own way.
What fun things do you have planned with the kids before they head back to school?
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