10 Things to do in Columbus this June

Events and Activities in June in Columbus Indiana


WKKG Parking Lot Party!

June 84-7pm
Dorel Juvenile parking lot

This fun party is held by Dorel Juvenile and a fun way for the whole family to kick the summer off!

This year it will host a number of FREE activities including the kids zone which features games, an inflatable obstacle course, bounce house and model train railways.  Children will have the opportunity to win exciting prizes too, including box seats to an Indians game, passes to the Kidscommons, Holiday world tickets as well as tickets to Indy zoo-did I mention all these are free to have a go!

How’s your cornhole arm?  Try your luck in the Cornhole tournament in aid of the Columbus Fireman’s Cheer fund.  If that doesn’t take your fancy, what about a silent auction? Again, in aid of the Fireman’s Cheer fund.

There will also be food trucks, ice cream/snow cone trucks and a picnic tables on wheels! Sounds very cool, right?  The picnic table on wheels is parts of a free Anything on Wheels car show.

There will also be a fantastic opportunity to have a car seat fit check-FREE!


21st Annual Firecracker 5K

June 228-9 am
Mill Race Park

Training for the mini marathon or even the full marathon? Love an early morning start on a beautiful summers day? Take part in this great 5K starting at Mill Race Park and finishing at the BBQ, Blues & Brew Festival.  Individual tickets are $15 and a little cheaper for running club members, youths and seniors. You can also enter as families of 2/3/4&5 making it cheaper still.

All proceeds from the event will be going towards elementary School Fitness Run, Youth Pathfinders Track club, Youth Pathfinders XC Program and High school scholarships to County XC/Track athletes.


Emerge 45:3rd Degree

June 1, 6-10 pm
Parkside Elementary School

A bit of light hearted, child friendly wrestling held at Parkside elementary school.  Emerge is a professional Wrestling company in Columbus, Indiana with lots of seating and great view of the ring and wrestlers so you won’t miss any of the action!  Hang around after your favorite wrestler has been on and you may be lucky enough to get a photo with them!

Tickets are $10 and doors open at 6 pm with the bell time at 7 pm.


Homeschool activities fair and book sale.

June 6, 1-5 pm
Terrace Lake Church

Held at Terrace Lake Church and open to the public and FREE!  Are you interested in homeschooling? or if you currently homeschool then this is a great event for you.   You’ll be able to browse many tables of used curriculum and school supplies for sale, an opportunity to grab a bargain.

If you’re not homeschooling but love a good book then come along too.

There will be exhibitors sharing resources that are available to the homeschooling community including athletics, music, arts and many more subjects.

If you’re new to homeschooling or even fancy finding out more about it then at 2.30pm P24 ministries will be hosting a seminar on the basics on how to homeschool in Indiana.


AMC summer camp

Films being shown this June:

  • Trolls-June 5
  • Wonderpark-June 12
  • Hotel Transalvania: Summer Vacation-June 19
  • Peter Rabbit-June 26

I love love love going to the movies with my family but it can cost an absolute fortune when you factor in the price of tickets, snacks and drinks.  This is why, each year I look forward to the AMC summer camp where you can see some great films on a Wednesday morning for just $4 a ticket which includes the ticket, child size popcorn and a packet of candy.


Storytime at Viewpoint Books

June 7, 12:15 pm
Viewpoint bookshop

Columbus’ fabulous independent bookstore and toy store hosts storytime the first Friday of every month with the wonderful Miss Polly at 12:15 pm sometimes, with a furry doggy friend!  Seats tend to be limited so I’d advise you to get there a little early otherwise there is plenty of standing room.

Storytime lasts for around 30 minutes and visitors are welcome to stay and play for as long as they like with a range of Melissa and Doug toys, plenty of books to look at and explore, anything that lets yours and your child’s imagination run wild.  Its great because they have a restroom with baby changing facilities in the bookshop so no need to leave until you really need to.


Columbus Parks and Rec

Columbus parks and rec is the go to place to find out everything that’s athletic, fun and community orientated that’s happening in Columbus.  During the summer parks and rec lay on shows for children to view for FREE!

  • Variety show June 8
  • Adzooks Puppets presents “The Tortoise and the Hare”- June 20
  • Sing and dance with Mr Daniel- June 27
  • It’s a Pirate Party- June 21
  • Its show time! Rope warrior will perform “out of this world” stunts and tricks with jump ropes.
  • Youth fishing derby- June 22nd $5 a ticket
  • Open gymnastics- Monday and Thursday 9:30-10:30, Wednesday 12:30-1:30, Saturday 11:15-12:15.  Children under one are free with older children; just $4 per single visit.


Carnival for the Cure

June 8, 4:30-9:30 pm
Ceraland Park

This 6th annual event held at Ceraland Park is a very popular event with all proceeds being donated to pediatric brain cancer research.  It is in loving memory of a young boy, Peyton Whittington.

There will be games, prizes, live entertainment, a raffle and a bouncy house!  To wrap up events and end the carnival there will be an exciting blast off of fireworks beginning at dusk.

Whilst you’re at Ceraland try and make time to have look at what else this fantastic place has to offer, swimming, crazy golf, disk golf, hiring a pedaloe (FREE) to go for a gentle view of the vast lake just to name a few things!  Ceraland has an admission fee but once in all activities are free.


Learn how to play Hockey

June-August, Saturday 4:15-5:15 pm
The Hamilton Center, Columbus

Got kiddies who want to learn how play this iconic winter sport?  Well now they can all throughout June. The Hamilton Center are offering lessons for children aged 4-12 at just $5 with FREE use of the equipment and even better your child doesn’t have to have any experience!


Purdue Columbus Lego Robotics Summer Camp

June 10-14, 9 am-Noon $60 (financial assistance may be available) which includes materials, T-shirt, snacks, and prizes
Purdue Polytechnic Columbus

The camp is designed for both boys and girls aged 9-14.  It’s a fun, hands on learning experience that will allow children explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts.

Camp is always a great way for children to meet up with friends or even make new friends with like minded people!  Robotics camp will use Lego products to explore robotics whilst working in small groups.

By the end of the camp children will learn about the basic components and how real-life mechanical systems operate, with their very own robot!

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