Most schools are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so I’ve put together a list of things to do around Columbus. I will be updating this list if more events are announced.
Scioto Grove Metro Park: 10am-11am.
Blendon Woods Metro Park: 10am-11am
Sharon Woods Metro Park: drop by anytime between 10am-12pm
Celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King through visual and performing art performances. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the impact of Dr. King’s teachings and learn how his work changed the trajectory of the country. Free, but pre-registration strongly recommended.
Ohio History Connection: 10am-4pm
Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center: 2pm-3pm
It is the coolest place to be on the days school is closed!! Camp runs from 7:30AM to 6PM.
We will have games, arts & crafts, sports and MORE! Grades K-5 welcome! Bring your own water bottle, lunch, and 2 snacks, or snacks are available for $1/2 each! Register to save your spot. See website for details and cost.
Sign up your young artist for a creative afternoon at Busy Bees’ MLK Day Art Camp! Your child(ren) will explore different mediums, play games, and have fun during camp! We will have a lunch break between projects, please pack your child a lunch, drink and/or snacks for our break. Register to save your spot. See website for details and cost.
11am-2pm at Busy Bees
Kids will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King by exploring social action and donating gently used or new books with diverse characters. Free, but must reserve a spot. **only a few spots remain as of this post**
A day filled with inspiration, reflection, and community involvement awaits as we pay tribute to the impactful teachings of Dr. King. Those who have registered are encouraged to join the keynote address, actively engage in workshops, and take advantage of service opportunities. Additionally, Kids Korner will offer activities catering to children of various ages!
Capital University: 10am-3:30pm
The Blue Jackets play a rare afternoon game at 1pm against the Vancouver Canucks. Ticket prices vary.
We welcome you to join us on MLK Day for $1 admission and be inspired by the courage of those who served their nation. Open 10am-5pm
Check out our Indoor Activities Guide for tons of indoor activities in Columbus (cost varies-many are free)