2022 KidsLinked Columbus Children's Festival presented by Meijer

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June 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM


6314 Cosgray Rd.
Dublin, OH 43016

11th Annual KidsLinked Columbus Children's Festival presented by Meijer 

Saturday, June 18th 10am-4pm
SportsOhio, 6314 Cosgray Rd. Dublin

This is the family festival of the year! It has so much from Teenage Ninja Mutant concert, huge bounce park, tons of entertainment (magician, dog show, and more), huge candy hunt, treasure run, carnival games, climbing wall, barrel train, pony rides, petting zoo, princess & superhero character breakfast, and so much fun! Plus, shopping, local resources for your family, summer camps, sports competitions, activities, programs/classes for your kids, and items for your home. Plus, tons of food trucks and fun food!

** First 200 FREE cookies from Tim Hortons! **


Pre-register for the fun items below (will fill up fast) - Click on "Register":


  1. DIAMOND Entry Option #1: (FREE - LIMIT 300 - Admits entire family): Early Entry (10-11AM) + HUGE VIP Bag*!
  2. GOLD Entry Option #2: (FREE - LIMIT 1,000 - Admits entire family): General Entry (11AM-4PM) Free if you pre-register or $2 per person at the event.


  1. VIP Bounce Park (Limit 400 - $8 Pre-register or $12 at event - per child): Unlimited Access to Huge 8 Bounce Park Items + 1 Carnival Game Ticket + 1 Ticket to Barrel Train + 1 time on Merry-Go-Round + Early 10AM Entry to Bounce Park!
  2. Bounce Park (Limit 400 - $7 Pre-register or $10 at event - per child): Unlimited Access to Huge 8 Bounce Park Items (11AM - 4PM)!
  3. Carnival Game - Rubber Frog Flipper, Ring Toss, Giant Prize Wheel, Tin Can Toss or Mechanical Pigs (Limit 200): Play 5 different carnival games to win prizes -- Super fun! $6 for 3 game tickets ($2.5 per game at event)
  4. Character Breakfast + Donut/Bagel Buffet! (10AM -11AM - $5 per person) Tons of variety from mini to large donuts, bagels, various spreads - yum! Special meet & great with a princess and superhero! Limit 4 donuts/bagels per person.
  5. Columbus Talent Contest (1:30PM - 3PM - Limit 30 - FREE): Any talent accepted from music, signing, dance, comedy routine, magic, or anything else. Contestant will be divided into 11 and younger and 12-18 years old. Top 5 in each group will win special prizes and 1st place will receive $50!
  6. FUN PASS (Limit 400 Families - FREE) Includes the following:
    • FREE Mini Football/Basketball/Soccer Ball/ or Cool Animal Ball + Mystery Prize Wheel + Character Visit! Go to our prize wheel area, pick 1 mini sports ball or cute mini animal ball. Then Spin the Mystery Prize Wheel to win an additional prize! Visit the princess& superhero afterwards!
    • Candy Hunt! (2PM) Yes, we are having a Candy hunt in June! Kids will be able to get candy, prizes, and even a special egg in each hunt! Tons of candy and fun items. We will have 3 age groups: 0-4 (parents can help); 5-8 years; 9-12 years. Super fun! (Times will be staggered by age.)
    • Water Balloon Toss Contest (2PM Contest Start): Pick a partner. We'll provide the water balloons. Compete against others by tossing a water balloon with each other. After each success toss you'll take 1 step away from your partner. Last group with an unbusted water balloon wins prizes! Multiple groups/rounds with a big overall prize winner!
    • Lollipop Game: Play this fun Lollipop game where you will pick various colors (like Candyland) to determine which lollipop you win! Tons of variety and sizes. Very fun!

- Columbus Treasure & Inflatable Run - PRESENTED BY Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians (.25, .5 or 1 mile options - 9:30AM)!

  1. Treasure & Inflatable Run - Run this super fun run! Get to run through several inflatables (optional) then run to 2 different candy hunts / prize areas! Finish line medals for all runners / walkers!
  2. What you receive: - (OPTION #1 - GOLD FUN - $15): Receive Race Entry + Race Shirt + Character Breakfast + 1 Carnival Game Ticket + Bounce Unlimited Entry Pass!! (OPTION #2 - SILVER FUN - $10): Receive Race Entry + Race Shirt + Character Breakfast.
  3. Check out Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians with over 10 locations in Central Ohio. They are great with kids! CLICK HERE!

- Columbus 3v3 Soccer Tournament (Open to Teams born in 2015 to Adult)!

  1. Details: Enter this super fun 3v3 soccer tournament. Team rosters tend to be 4-5 players (max 6 players). Trophies / Medals from 1st - 6th place, qualifier for Nationals, play 4 games, each game is 20 minutes. Great tournament!
  2. Register Now / Learn More: CLICK HERE

* VIP Bag Includes (1 per family): 1 Free Pass to Big Air Columbus (at Polaris Mall), 1 free drink coupon to Tim Hortons, Free Oil Change or 50% off to Boyd's Tire, Texas Roadhouse free appetizer, BOGO Air Park Passes to Lazer Kraze, $10 Power Card or $20 for $20 coupon to Dave & Busters, and more!

Event Details:

  • What: 11th Annual Columbus Children's Festival presented by MEIJER!
  • Where: SportsOhio - Dublin (6314 Cosgray Rd, Dublin, OH 43016)
  • When: Saturday, June 18th from 11AM-4PM (10AM -11AM VIP Entry / 9:30AM Treasure Run)
  • Event Website: Coming soon
  • Fun items: Teenage Ninja Mutant Concert, Magician, Juggler, Dog Show, Talent Contest, and tons of local entertainers, Huge bounce park with 8 bounce items, Merry-Go-Round, barrel train, petting zoo, and Pony Rides ($5). Candy hunt with different age groups, Princess & Superhero donut/bagel buffet breakfast, character meet & greet visits, Water Balloon Toss contest, balloon artist and face painter. Huge carnival game area with frog flipper, ring toss, Giant Prize Wheel, mechanical pigs race, and Tin Can Toss. Free cotton candy, cookies, popcorn, fun lollipop game, and lot of other neat items for your family!
  • Sports & Contests: Super fun .25, .5 or 1 mile Treasure Run / Inflatable run! Soccer tournament, Talent Contest, water balloon toss contest!
  • What to do at the event: Shop, find items to improve or add to your home, summer camps, programs & resources for your kids, and connect with local area business!
  • Food Trucks! Come and get dinner - yum!
  • General Admission: Free with pre-registration! (Or $2 at-the-door)

Event Schedule:

  • 9:30AM: Treasure/Inflatable Run Starts!
  • 10:00AM: Character Breakfast Buffet Starts - Donuts & Bagels!
  • 10:30 AM: Performance Dog Show - dogs tricks/catching frisbees!
  • 11:00AM: Mr. J Magician Performance
  • 11:30AM: Teenage Mutant Ninja Concert!
  • Noon - 1:30PM: Columbus Talent Contest!
  • 1:30 PM: Teenage Mutant Ninja Concert
  • 2:00 PM: Candy Hunt!!
  • 2:00 PM: Performance Dog Show - dogs tricks/catching frisbees!
  • 2:30 PM: Water Balloon Toss Contest
  • 2:30 PM: Mr. J Magician Performance
  • 3:00 PM: Teacher of the Year Awards
  • 3:30 PM: Jugger Show
  • 4:00PM: Event Ends - Thanks for coming!

Please visit your local Meijer grocery story to find everything from groceries to everyday needs. Or order what you need online! CLICK HERE

Support Local Businesses: Please be sure to stop by the event to reconnect with local area businesses, shop, purchase items and more!

Interested in being a vendor?

Click here for vendor opportunities: Info Coming SOON!

June 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM


6314 Cosgray Rd.
Dublin, OH 43016