Friday Freebies: Yoga, shopping, camping and more!

CENTRAL OHIO (WCMH) — The weekend is finally here! With November underway, there are still plenty of fun — and FREE — activities to do in Central Ohio this weekend. From camping and shopping to yoga and open mic night, we’ve got you covered, so get ready to get your weekend on!

All weekend:

Snowflake Festival

If you’re ready for winter, head over to the Mt. Gilead State Park for the annual Snowflake Festival! There will be movies, games and prizes for the whole family. The Mt. Gilead VIPs will also serve the famous Country Breakfast. Plus, if you have the best-decorated camp site, you could win a prize! Donations are appreciated and all proceeds will help fund improvements for the park.

Downtown Troy Merchants Holiday Open House

It’s never too late to start your holiday shopping, so check out local specialty shops, boutiques, gift shops and restaurants, all within walking distance in beautiful downtown Troy.


Ladies’ Night at Precision Jewelers

Have your eye on something that sparkles? Stop by Precision Jewelers in Grove City Friday night and start making your wish list! It will come in handy when your special someone asks what you want for the holidays.

Thank-full Holiday

Get yourself in the mood for Thanksgiving at downtown Delaware’s First Friday this month and help ensure others in the community have nourishing meals on the table this season. You can bring non-perishable food to help hungry neighbors, collect favorite holiday recipes from local merchants, share what you’re thankful for on the Gratitude Wall and get your photo taken in the holiday-themed photo booth!

Open Mic Night at Coffee Underground

Whether you’re a performer or more of a spectator, you won’t want to miss open mic night at Coffee Underground. You’ll enjoy good coffee, great company and live music. Performances begin at 8pm. Performers should arrive at 7pm to sign up. There will also be local vendors selling artwork and more before and after the performances.


Recycle Pots & Pans Drop Off

Have some old kitchenware just sitting around? Why not donate it to families who need it? Stop by The Commissary on Dublin road  on Saturday to drop off your old pans and help families make home-cooked meals together.

Fall Fest at Vertical Adventures

Come get your climbing on at the epic Fall Fest at Vertical Adventures. There will be food, games, fire and so much fun. The event is free and open to the community.


Brewga: Craft Yoga with Clarissa

Love yoga? Love coffee? Love craft beer? Stop by Zauber Brewing company and get your “om” on with a restorative and relaxing power flow. Stick around after class for coffee, beer and brunch! The first class is free, and it’s only $5 per class after that! Sign up required with Mind Body Connect.

KidsLinked Education Expo

Want to show your child that learning rocks? Head over to the Ohio Expo Center on Sunday and check out the Education and Exploration expo. Admission is free and parking is only $5. You’ll find education and tutoring solutions, educational support and materials, healthy home items, books and much more!

Worthington Weddings Bridal Show

Planning your dream wedding? Then you won’t want to miss the Worthington Wedding’s Bridal Show.! There will be more than 70 wedding professionals in attendance, so you can pick out the perfect cake, flower arrangement, décor and so much more. Admission is only $1 at the door, and the first 200 brides in the door will get a free copy of The Knot magazine. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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