Family Fun Calendar

Here are some of the area's family-friendly events to attend. If you would like to add your event, contact us today! A great way to publicize school events and fundraisers!

October 2014

October 2 - 3

Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families ~ the USO’s longest running, traveling tour based on Sesame Street’s award-winning Military Families Initiative. Info: 706.545.3328

October 3

Paint the Town Pink Fun Walk/Run ~ West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition presents this fun family event honoring cancer survivors and those who’ve lost the battle. Starts at 5 p.m. at Woodruff Park on the RiverWalk in Uptown. Cost: $40 per person which includes t-shirt, ribbon award, bracelet and runner bib. An additional $10 will be charged to register on event date. Register: 706.660.0317 ext.12 or at Also free clinical breast exams conducted on site on the

October 4

Healthy Kids Expo 2014 ~ A fun and lively event to help children learn
the importance of choosing healthy lifestyles. It’s a full of activities, games
and competition including a parents vs. kids kickball game. Free and open
to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lakebottom Park. Info: 706.593.3607 or

October 4 - 25

Market Days ~ Locally grown produce, home-baked goods, fresh
flowers, art and handcrafted items from local venders, 9 a.m. - noon every
Saturday along the sidewalk of Broadway. Info: 706.596.0111 or ehurst@

October 10 - 19

A Year With Frog and Toad ~ Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and embrace all the things that make these two best friends different. Springer Opera House McClure Theatre.
Tickets: Springer Box office at 706.327.3688,

October 11

Second Saturday: Family Fun Day at the Columbus Museum ~ Discover mosaics and get hands-on while creating a torn paper mosaic piece, then go on a fun gallery hunt. Stop by for story time Is a Camel a Mammal? by Tish Rabe near the camel sculpture, Camella. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info:
706.748.2562 or

October 16

Story Time ~ Focuses on an element of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) with hands-on learning experiences fun for children of all ages at South Columbus Public Library. Info:

October 23

Sid the Science Kid Live: Let’s Play ~ “Sid the Science Kid” comes to life in this incredible live stage experience. Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the
excitement and curiosities of the world around them. With wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, as they explore their five senses through fun games and experiments and by asking curious questions and finding fascinating answers. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. $19. Tickets:, 888.332.5200 or visit the box office at Broadway and 10th St.

October 25

Family Fall Festival ~ Play fun games, go on a gallery scavenger hunt, stop by for a story time and enter the costume contest for a chance to win prizes. For even more Fall Festival fun, go trick-or-treating in the galleries or take a break and watch a film in the Patrick Theater. Costumes are welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info: 706.748.2562 or

October 30 -
November 1

Westville’s 2014 Fall Harvest Festival ~ Thursday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Smell the cane juice being cooked into syrup, hear the crackling of the fires as they make soap and candles and get busy in the kitchens. The village will be full of demonstrations and activities for the whole family. See the cotton gin up and running along with the blacksmith shop and the tin shop. Info:













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