Touch a Truck Events mean one thing- WARM weather is FINALLY here! Do you have a little one that has a fascination with big trucks, tractors and all things vehicles? These are the events for you! This is a unique way to get up close and personal with your favorite vehicles! Mark your calendars for these interactive events all around Central Ohio. Be sure to check back as we add events to this list when the dates are updated for the 2018 season.
April Touch a Truck Events
Healthy Kids Day!: Saturday, April 28th: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Delaware Community Center YMCA | Kick off summer with Healthy Kids Day. The activities include a 5K, 1 mile, bounce house, touch a truck, family Zumba, community partners and more.
May Touch a Truck Events
Powell Touch a Truck: Friday, May 4th, 2018: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Dozens of vehicles will fill the area around Adventure Park. This event also does double duty by educating youngsters about various aspects of the vehicles, such as their size, function and more!
Hilliard Mini Touch a Truck: Friday, May 11th: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Hilliard Station Park | Bring your children to see, touch and explore some of their favorite vehicles: fire truck, semi truck, police car, school bus and more.
Pickerington Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 12: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Bring your kids to enjoy a variety of big trucks, cars, engines and more. You will be able to get up close to check out the big tires, ask questions about what each vehicle does, test the driver’s seat and even get your own driver’s license.
Worthington Touch a Truck: Friday, May 18: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Over 40 vehicles will be on display, along with a variety of other children’s activities. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Columbus Public Health will be doing car seat checks throughout the event while Ohio Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics will be handing out free bike helmets (limited quantity). Food Drive! Please bring a canned or non-perishable food item to help “Stuff the Truck” for the Worthington Food Pantry.
Grove City Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 19th: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Lots of activities for the kiddos and sensitivity hour/quiet break at 11 a.m. Check their website for updates on vehicles to see!
Upper Arlington Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 19th: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | There will be inflatable games, arts and crafts, live music at this touch a truck event! Bring the family out for some fun!
Prairie Township Touch a Truck: Saturday, May 19th: Noon to 2 p.m. | Come out to the Prairie Township Community Center and climb around in some of the vehicles that help keep the Township safe and running smooth.
COSI EMS and Safety Day: May 20th, 2018: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at COSI | Get a first-hand look at the operations of local police officers, firefighters, and other first responders. Take a seat inside a cruiser, or watch while the Columbus Fire Department uses the Jaws of Life during a mock crash.
Free with COSI admission or membership!
June Touch a Truck Events
Marysville Touch a Truck Event: June 1, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | A fun day for the community to explore fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, tractors, a wheel loader and more!
Ostrander Annual Touch a Truck Event hosted by Delaware County EMS: June 2, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | This event is free and sponsored by the MOMS Club of Delaware. See big and small trucks and meet the people who operate them.
Dublin Wet Suits and Way Cool Trucks: Friday, June 15, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Tour Sparky’s Fire House, climb inside the fire and medic truck, and watch the firefighters dive into the recreation center pool.
July Touch a Truck Events
Westerville Touch a Truck Event: Typically in July, but the date is yet to be determined.
August Touch a Truck Events
Berlin Township Annual Touch a Truck Event: Saturday, August 4: 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. | See big and small trucks and meet the people who operate them. Free
Easter Seals Touch a Truck: Thursday, August 9th, 2018: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Easter Seals in Hilliard | Fire trucks, police cars, and much more. Free event but tickets will be sold for bounce houses and snacks to benefit the Easter Seals! Sensitive hour from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
New Albany Touch a Truck: Saturday, August 18, 2018: Tentatively 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | The event features farm equipment, service vehicles, activities for the family and lunch!
Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Car Show/Cruise-In and Touch a Truck: Saturday, August 18: 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. | Classic cars, Touch-a-Truck, Food Vendors and Business Showcase.
September Touch a Truck Events
Westerville Cop and Kids Day: September 9th, 2018: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | There will be cruisers, motorcycles, and S.W.A.T. vehicles on display, and the kids can meet various officers from agencies throughout the state of Ohio. Kids will enjoy games, police-related scenarios, and other fun activities including a “Dunk-a-Cop” tank. This event will take place at the Westerville Sports Complex.
Be on the lookout for events added towards the end of summer and fall! Have a wonderful time as your kiddos explore the big machines!