Columbia Family Events | April 2021

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April in Columbia is full of fun – from Easter events to virtual storytimes, in-person events, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do.

Don’t forget to check out our local guides – summer camps, parks & playgrounds, indoor play areas, kids eat free, and more!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 

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April Family Events

Apr
1
Teen Talk
Let’s talk about happy and healthy relationships online with Richland Library.  Teen dating violence awareness and prevention is an issue that impacts everyone. To increase awareness of this issue, please join us for a fun and interactive ...
Apr
1
Googly Eye Lego Monsters
Everything is better with googly eyes, right? Lego blocks are no exception. Join the block party — use your imagination, curiosity and problem-solving skills to build different Lego creations. We’ll read a story and then put our creativity to the...
Apr
1
Flashlight Egg Hunt
It’s time for our Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt! This year there will be thousands of eggs to find! Bring your flashlight and basket. Rain or shine! This year registration is online only by Wed., March 30 or until full. Children will be divided by...
Apr
1
Billy Strings at Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center
Billy Strings is coming to Columbia for four nights as part of the Cola Concert Series. The shows, set for April 1-4, will make up one of the largest live music events since the pandemic began. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has been hailed a...
Apr
1
Billy Strings at Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center
Billy Strings is coming to Columbia for four nights as part of the Cola Concert Series. The shows, set for April 1-4, will make up one of the largest live music events since the pandemic began. The grammy-nominated singer, songwriter has been hailed ...
Apr
2
EGG-cessible Egg Hunt
Leo’s Landing Inclusive Playground (Irmo) – All ages. Free. This accessible egg hunt is open to people of all ages with mental and/or physical disabilities. Participants will need to bring their own basket to collect eggs. Masks are required.&nbs...
Apr
3
Easter Dash & Cottontail Youth Fun Run
WHEN April 3, 2021 Rain or Shine 5k: 8:30 a.m. Cottontail Youth Fun Run: 9:15 a.m WHERE Corner of Trenholm Road and 4801 Forest Drive Columbia, SC 29206 PRICE: 5k: $25 through February 28th Cottontail Youth Fun Run: $15 There will be finisher medals ...
Apr
3
Easter Egg Hunt
Come bring your kids and family to Jamil Temples Easter Egg Hunt!!! Registration begins 9:00am Hunt Starts: 10:00am lots of prizes, games, activities, food, train rides, etc
Apr
3
Drive Thru Egg Hunt
An egg hunt with a twist! Fun for kids of all ages! Prizes for everyone!
Apr
3
Backyard Saturday – Beaver Appreciation Day
Join us at Leo’s Landing Playground for Backyard Saturday. Through play, families can experience nature at Saluda Shoals Park. Each program will celebrate a nature awareness day through fun activities to do, cool biofacts to investigate, and an exp...
Apr
3
Drive Thru Easter Egg Hunt
A new twist on North Point’s annual Egg Hunt! This will be a fun scavenger hunt styled event for kids of all ages from the safety of your car. Candy & prizes for everyone!
Apr
3
Easter Eggstravaganza
We are so excited for this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza at GP! There will be an Easter Egg Hunt (starting promptly at 10:00 a.m.), plus fun Games, Bible Lessons, and Crafts. Anyone is welcome! Feel free to bring your friends and family at 11:00...
Apr
3
Easter in a Bag/Virtual Egg Hunt
Join us for a drive-thru Easter in a bag. Register to win a Family Easter Basket. Join the Virtual egg hunt around Blythewood, solve the secret message, and register to win a gift card.
Apr
3
Kids “Egg Scramble” Easter Egg Hunt
“Egg hunts are proof that your kids can find things when they really want!” Join us for our annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt for all ages. We will have hunts divided by age, with games. contests, and a special appearance from the E...
Apr
3
Saluda Shoals Park Egg Hunt
Join us at the Fields at Saluda Shoals Park for an Egg Hunt! Children will be divided by age. Food trucks and vendors will be available from 10:30am-1:00pm. Please remember to bring a basket for your eggs. Space is limited. Pre-registration is requir...
Apr
3
Easter Egg Hunt
Kinetic Church’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt for all ages!! This year we’re going to have Food and Drink, a Bounce House, Giveaways (Apple AirPods, Gift Cards, and a Zoo Membership) and thousands of Eggs to be hunted by all ages! Including Gol...
Apr
3
Easter Jam 2021
Come play games with us like “Easter Egg-Splode” and “Bust Your Bunny.” You will even get to hear an amazing story!! Don’t forget your basket to hunt for Eggs too!!
Apr
3
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Get your Easter baskets ready and join us for The Great Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 3 at 11 AM for ages 0-12! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors – Food, Fellowship, Candy, and More!
Apr
3
Family Fun Day
Join us for a day of family fun. We will have free food. an “amazing” egg hunt, inflatables, and more. This a free community event! Registration required. 
Apr
3
Community Easter Celebration
Everyone in the community is invited. Free Food, Bounce house, Easter egg hunt and other children activities. Starts at 11 am and ends when organizers call it a day.
Apr
3
Easter Egg Round Up
Join us on the fun for our Easter Egg Round Up! We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, animals to see, horses to ride on and so much more!
Apr
3
Virtual RPG For Teens: Dice Tales
Have you always wanted to try a tabletop role-playing game, but social distancing is in the way? Adventurers who would like to plunder dungeons and face off with dragons will be right at home in these “dice tales” where players create the...
Apr
4
Easter Sunday Egg Hunt and Family Worship
Join us on Easter Sunday at 9 AM for an Egg Hunt followed by Family Worship at 9:30 AM. See you there!
Apr
4
Easter at the Ballpark
Did you hear the news? Lexington Baptist Church is taking our Easter services outside the walls of LBC to Blowfish Stadium on April 4th! We’re calling it Easter at the Ballpark.   We’ll be hosting two morning services – at 9 and 11 am – ...
Apr
4
Easter Egg Hunt at Flight
Easter Egg Hunt is happening at the park on Easter Sunday! Purchase an Open Jump ticket and look for all the eggs that will be hidden all over the park, find at least 25 of them and get a prize! Prizes range from free swag to a $100 Gift Card! 
Apr
4
Easter Egg Hunt at Flight
Easter Egg Hunt is happening at the park on Easter Sunday! Purchase an Open Jump ticket and look for all the eggs that will be hidden all over the park, find at least 25 of them and get a prize! Prizes range from free swag to a $100 Gift Card! 
Apr
5
Red Cross Blood Drive
Red Cross Blood Drive By Appointment Go to www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter Sponsor Code HopeBaptist. COVID-19 antibody testing included with blood donation. Pro Tips: Bring photo ID, complete RapidPass & HYDRATE Hope Baptist Church 2117 Clemson R...
Apr
6
AiR Presents: Portraits and Prose for Kids
Spend your Spring Break with Richland Library Artist-in-Residence and poet Tammaka Staley as she leads a fun, interactive workshop including poetry reading, writing, and art creation. Participants will have a chance to create and present their p...
Apr
6
Spring Break Storytime in the Garden
Enjoy stories, songs and activities with Richland Library and Historic Columbia staff in the Hampton-Preston Gardens. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Masks will be required for those ages 3 and over. This event is free....
Apr
8
Brain Games
Give your brain a workout and test your memory with some fun brain building games. Activities are geared toward students in grades K–5.    
Apr
9
Yoga Storytime
Join us for virtual yoga storytime. We’ll share books, songs and rhymes while promoting playful, active learning and a healthy lifestyle. This month we’ll be going on a safari and moving like jungle animals. (ages 2–6)    
Apr
9
LRADAC’s Stay In at the Drive In – Free Showing of The Lion King
LRADAC’s Stay-In at the Drive-In free movie event featuring The Lion King will be held April 9, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, at the Midlands Technical College airport campus, 1260 Lexington Drive in West Columbia, We will have plenty of snacks and fun for all...
Apr
9
Movies in the Garden: Field of Dreams
Historic Columbia is excited to bring you Movies in the Garden sponsored by The ART of Real Estate.   Spring means the start of baseball, America’s favorite pastime. So come out an April evening to enjoy the modern classic Field of Dreams on t...
Apr
9
Monster Jam
The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns after a pandemic pause. Monster Jam®, one of the first family events to open its doors to fans since the global pandemic began in 2020, features the ultimate ...
Apr
9
Cinderella
One of the world’s most-loved fairytales is returning to the stage. The Columbia City Ballet’s production of “Cinderella” is notable for its jubilant music, lush scenery, and the comic roles of the stepsisters (performed en tr...
Apr
10
Boeing Observatory Telescope Livestream
Every Saturday Night via Facebook Livestream Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a virtual look at the night sky from a telescope streamed on Facebook Live! Each Saturday night, weather permitting, staff will livestream a telesco...
Apr
10
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find e...
Apr
10
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
10
Kids Flight – Sandhill
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
10
Columbia Comic & Toy Show
The 24th year of the Biggest Little Collector’s Show in South Carolina. The longest continually running convention in South Carolina! Some of the best in vintage toys, comics, vinyl records, video games, POPs! and more will be offered at this s...
Apr
10
Family Storytime
We’re taking storytime on the road! Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday morning as we share books and build early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Famil...
Apr
10
B&N Virtual Saturday Storytime
We welcome you to Saturday morning fun featuring a different picture book each week! Find us on our Facebook page or at YouTube.com/BarnesandNoble. Activity sheets available at BN.com/Storytime Can’t wait to have you join us!
Apr
10
Columbia Altitude Trampoline Park Grand Opening
Jump into the Columbia Altitude Trampoline Park this Spring Break and join the grand opening celebration of this new park on Saturday, April 10. The indoor adventure attraction is located at 7451 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....
Apr
10
Monster Jam
The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns after a pandemic pause. Monster Jam®, one of the first family events to open its doors to fans since the global pandemic began in 2020, features the ultimate ...
Apr
10
Cinderella
One of the world’s most-loved fairytales is returning to the stage. The Columbia City Ballet’s production of “Cinderella” is notable for its jubilant music, lush scenery, and the comic roles of the stepsisters (performed en tr...
Apr
10
Monster Jam
The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns after a pandemic pause. Monster Jam®, one of the first family events to open its doors to fans since the global pandemic began in 2020, features the ultimate ...
Apr
11
Monster Jam
The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns after a pandemic pause. Monster Jam®, one of the first family events to open its doors to fans since the global pandemic began in 2020, features the ultimate ...
Apr
12
Homeschool Class: Rainforest Romp
(ages 5–9)   Madagascar or the “red island” is known for leaping lemurs, red soils, and strange rock formations; however, its hidden gem is its lowland rainforests with stunning orchids and colorful chameleons. Join the expedition at River...
Apr
12
Knee-high Naturalist: Bouncy Bunnies
(ages 2–5 with an adult) We are bouncing into spring with some hare-raising discoveries about the bunnies in our backyard. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public. Register for Class  Kne...
Apr
12
Homeschool Class: Rainforest Romp
(ages 5–9)   Madagascar or the “red island” is known for leaping lemurs, red soils, and strange rock formations; however, its hidden gem is its lowland rainforests with stunning orchids and colorful chameleons. Join the expedition at River...
Apr
12
Kids’ Cooking Class
Themed cooking classes with Chefs Jessica and Isaiah Carswell! 2-3 course meal, all ingredients and materials included.
Apr
12
Pajamarama Storytime
Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 6:30 p.m., wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Apr
13
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
Apr
13
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
13
Kids Flight – Sandhill
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
13
Virtual Storytime
Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to literature — it incorporates books, storytelling, poetry and songs. All ages are welcome to join Lexington County library for family fun.
Apr
13
Kid’s Night!
Join us for kid’s night EVERY Tuesday (Starting January 5th, 2021) 4 PM- 9 PM! Kids eat FREE!!*   *One free kid’s meal, per one adult meal. Dine in & take out only.
Apr
14
Music Classes
Families and children can come together to create and make music in a social, yet socially distant atmosphere. Families will be spaced 12 feet apart so that we can safely sing and make music together. Group classes will be held outside in the morning...
Apr
14
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
Apr
14
Little Learners Storytime: Butterflies
Our zany scientists are sharing stories and studying experiments about butterflies. STEAM programs stimulate children’s interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. At the end of the program will be a link with instructions needed to...
Apr
15
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
Apr
15
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays: 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning Out p...
Apr
15
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
15
Kids Flight – Sandhill
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
15
Bilingual Family Storytime / Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe
Enjoy storytime in English and Spanish! / ¡Disfruta de la Hora de Cuentos en inglés y español! Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. as we share books and build early literacy skills in two langua...
Apr
15
Columbiana Mall Fair Fun
Thrill Rides, Fair Food and Fair Fun! $25 Ride All Day wristbands every day!
Apr
16
20+ Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Around Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog
Family Fun Events: Celebrate the Earth
In honor of Earth Day, Riverbanks Zoo will celebrate Earth through fun games and crafts that show us all the gifts we get from our planet.   COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family). Register for Program  Family Fun Ev...
Apr
16
5 Kids Books to Celebrate Pride Month
A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen: A Celebration of Stories
Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate stories and enjoy a morning of storytelling in honor of the 35th annual A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen: A Celebration of Stories. A(ugusta) Baker’s Dozen: A C...
Apr
16
Columbiana Mall Fair Fun
Thrill Rides, Fair Food and Fair Fun! $25 Ride All Day wristbands every day!
Apr
16
Tailgate Bingo and Outdoor Games
Who doesn’t love a tailgate that includes chicken fingers, corn hole, connect four, bingo, and prizes? Join us for food and fun! Registration is required and food can be purchased at registration.
Apr
16
Free Movie in the Park – Trolls World Tour
Bring non perishable food item for our local Food Pantry, CAB Presented by Erica Page, Lending Path Mortgage and Town of Blythewood
Apr
17
Boeing Observatory Telescope Livestream
Every Saturday Night via Facebook Livestream Join State Museum Boeing Observatory staff for a virtual look at the night sky from a telescope streamed on Facebook Live! Each Saturday night, weather permitting, staff will livestream a telesco...
Apr
17
Soda City Market
Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find e...
Apr
17
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
17
Kids Flight – Sandhill
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
17
Family Storytime
We’re taking storytime on the road! Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday morning as we share books and build early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Famil...
Apr
17
20+ Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Around Columbia | Columbia SC Moms Blog
Family Fun Events: Celebrate the Earth
In honor of Earth Day, Riverbanks Zoo will celebrate Earth through fun games and crafts that show us all the gifts we get from our planet.   COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family). Register for Program  Family Fun Ev...
Apr
17
B&N Virtual Saturday Storytime
We welcome you to Saturday morning fun featuring a different picture book each week! Find us on our Facebook page or at YouTube.com/BarnesandNoble. Activity sheets available at BN.com/Storytime Can’t wait to have you join us!
Apr
17
Columbiana Mall Fair Fun
Thrill Rides, Fair Food and Fair Fun! $25 Ride All Day wristbands every day!
Apr
17
Virtual RPG For Teens: Dice Tales
Have you always wanted to try a tabletop role-playing game, but social distancing is in the way? Adventurers who would like to plunder dungeons and face off with dragons will be right at home in these “dice tales” where players create the...
Apr
17
Kid-Friendly Karaoke at Beef’s!
Join us, CarraRock Entertainment, for a fun-filled, kid-friendly Karaoke Party at Beef O’Brady’s!
Apr
18
Columbiana Mall Fair Fun
Thrill Rides, Fair Food and Fair Fun! $25 Ride All Day wristbands every day!
Apr
19
Homeschool Family Workshop: Beneficial Insects
A healthy garden begins with a healthy ecosystem, which means a variety of bugs and critters that keep plants healthy. Learn which bugs you want in your garden and how they help.   COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family). Regis...
Apr
19
Columbiana Mall Fair Fun
Thrill Rides, Fair Food and Fair Fun! $25 Ride All Day wristbands every day!
Apr
19
Kids’ Cooking Class
Themed cooking classes with Chefs Jessica and Isaiah Carswell! 2-3 course meal, all ingredients and materials included.
Apr
19
Sweet & Savory Annual Chefs Competition
Join us for an evening of fun featuring the Finesse Band, wine + beer bar with a craft cocktail by Tito’s Vodka, virtual silent auction, and the most talented chefs across the Midlands! As a guest, you’ll vote on your favorite sweet and s...
Apr
20
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
Apr
20
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
20
Kids Flight – Sandhill
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...
Apr
20
Virtual Storytime
Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to literature — it incorporates books, storytelling, poetry and songs. All ages are welcome to join Lexington County library for family fun.
Apr
20
Kid’s Night!
Join us for kid’s night EVERY Tuesday (Starting January 5th, 2021) 4 PM- 9 PM! Kids eat FREE!!*   *One free kid’s meal, per one adult meal. Dine in & take out only.
Apr
20
Tasty Tuesdays
Tasty Tuesdays are back!   What is Tasty Tuesday? EdVenture is teaching in-person cooking classes. We are cooking up some fun while learning about kitchen safety and nutrition.   When? The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.   ...
Apr
20
Columbiana Mall Fair Fun
Thrill Rides, Fair Food and Fair Fun! $25 Ride All Day wristbands every day!
Apr
20
Teen Writers Workshop
Grab your pens, pencils or keyboards for an evening of word sprints and writing challenges with Lexington County Library. Make progress on a personal project or start something new in a collaboration setting. All skill and experience levels as well a...
Apr
21
Music Classes
Families and children can come together to create and make music in a social, yet socially distant atmosphere. Families will be spaced 12 feet apart so that we can safely sing and make music together. Group classes will be held outside in the morning...
Apr
21
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
Apr
21
Columbiana Mall Fair Fun
Thrill Rides, Fair Food and Fair Fun! $25 Ride All Day wristbands every day!
Apr
22
Toddler Time
Join us each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at our Columbia location for a special storytime and craft – perfect for little learners!
Apr
22
Sprouts Morning Out
For ages walking- 5 years Cost: $10 For First Child $5 For Each Additional Child When: Thursdays: 10:00am-12:00pm Maximum Availability: 45 participants All participants must fill out a registration form. Because of the nature of Sprouts Morning Out p...
Apr
22
Kids Flight – Irmo
Kids 6 and under get their very own jump time every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 11am!  While children 6 and under are always welcome, this hour is reserved just for them so they don’t have to worry about any of the big kids run...

 

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