Columbia Family Events | April 2022

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April in Columbia is full of fun – from Easter events, puppet shows, outdoor play, storytimes, art activities, 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, birthday parties, 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. 

Apr
5
David Feherty
How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? The New York Times called him “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson.” With a sharp wit and irreverant style, the professional golfer turned gold analyst, talk show host a...
Apr
5
David Feherty
How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? The New York Times called him “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson.” With a sharp wit and irreverant style, the professional golfer turned gold analyst, talk show host a...
Apr
6
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Me and My Shadow
Shadows are shapes we can make with light. Join us as we explore the dazzling art of Anila Quayyum Agha together. Key topic: light.  This program is specially designed for 2- to 3-year-old participants and their adult companions as a w...
Apr
7
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with extended hours. Drop by the 22 South Carolinians Salon Series and check out a performance from Moving Body Dance Company. Plus, be on Boyd Plaza in...
Apr
8
EGG-cessible Egg Hunt
All ages. The event 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. Pre-registration is also required. At Leo’s Landing Inclusive Play...
Apr
9
Easter Egg Hunt 
Multiple egg hunt locations divided up by age groups. Stick around for prizes, music, Easter mimosas and a good time! Special appearance by the Easter Bunny! Bring your own basket. Purchase tickets here. 
Apr
9
Walkthrough Easter Egg Hunt
Our Walkthrough Easter Egg Hunt is a twist on an old favorite! We’ll have all the fun of a church carnival & a scavenger hunt in one event. This unique FREE event is going to be blast for all ages!
Apr
9
Cayce’s Best Easter Egg Hunt
Who loves games, prizes, basket contest, and Easter Eggs?? WE DO!!!! Please bring one bag of individually wrapped candy per child. Register to save your child’s spot in all of the fun!
Apr
9
Easter Bunny Eggspress
Ride the train through the countryside of Fairfield County to meet the Easter Bunny at our Greenbriar event area. There will be games, crafts, a visit with the Easter Bunny and more. Reserve tickets here. (train departs on the hour and is one hour lo...
Apr
9
First Citizens Bank Family Day
Enjoy a day of family-focused art activities courtesy of First Citizens Bank! Go on a scavenger hunt in the galleries, create a work of art in the Cross Hatch or at the pop-up activity station from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Reception Gallery, and...
Apr
9
Saluda Shoals Egg Hunt
per child. 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 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please remember to bring a basket for your eggs. Pre-registration is required...
Apr
9
Easter FUNday in Springdale
Come out and enjoy FREE games, crafts, bounce house, playground, food and of course… EASTER EGG HUNT!
Apr
9
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt & Block Party – Everyone welcome!
Apr
11
Spring Workshop: Illustrious Illustrations
Students get a crash course in illustration and character development while taking inspiration from the CMA Collection and the exhibition Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams. Taught by local arts educator and artist Criss Mitchell, a freelance illus...
Apr
11
Spring Workshop: Sculpt Savvy
Students explore a variety of media and construction methods to create three-dimensional works inspired by the exhibitions Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams and Anila Quayyum Agha: Let a Million Flowers Bloom. Taught by CMA Engagement Sp...
Apr
12
Easter Eggstravaganza
We have Easter eggs for the kids, goodie bags with candy, and free food. This is a community event, so invite your family and friends
Apr
12
Kid’s Night with the Easter Bunny!
Meet the Easter Bunny, receive a surprise Easter egg, and color fun Easter pictures. Parents, you get one free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal! Available for dine in or take out orders.
Apr
12
Toddler & Special Friends Egg Hunt
$3 per child advance; $5 per child day of event.  This year there will be more than lots of eggs filled with healthy and age-appropriate treats to find! Please bring a basket. Designed for toddlers ages four (4) and under and young children with...
Apr
13
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. RSVP: [email protected]
Apr
13
Kids Night with the Easter Bunny
Meet the Easter Bunny, receive a surprise Easter egg, and color fun Easter pictures. Parents, you get one free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal! Available for dine in or take out orders.
Apr
14
Musical Feast
For 30 years, the Friends of the School of Music have raised more than three-quarters of a million dollars for scholarship support for students of the School of Music. The Musical Feast has been a staple each year to raise those funds. On Thursday, A...
Apr
14
Flashlight Egg Hunt
$3 per child in advance/$5 per child the day of. Ages 1-12. It’s time for our Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt. This year there will be more than 10,000 eggs to find! Bring your flashlight and basket. This event will be held rain or shine. Register h...
Apr
14
Harlem Globetrotters
The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game Tour to Columbia on April 14, 2022. The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are on...
Apr
15
Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt
Tickets include hay ride, cow train, bubble mania, playgrounds, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, and prizes. Bring a basket or bag to collect your eggs. Reserve your tickets online.
Apr
15
Hand Picked
This is a fun opportunity for moms of children 1-5 to spend some quality time together building community. Moms and kids will be able to pick strawberries, take a few professional photos and enjoy some adult and child friendly snacks while we chat ab...
Apr
16
Easter Dash 5k and Cottontail Youth Fun Run
Corner of Trenholm Rd and 4801 Forest Drive (Downtown Columbia) – The 5k will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Cottontail Youth Fun Run will begin at 9:15 a.m.
Apr
16
Community Easter Egg Hunt
The Hunt is On! Please join us for fun, games, and of course an egg hunt! Don’t forget your basket!
Apr
16
Peep-A-Palooza
Peep-A-Palooza is back!! Come join us for Peep Races, Peep Earing Contest, Peep Toss, an Egg Hunt for all ages (Yes, teens and adults too) and more! 
Apr
16
Kids Easter Terrarium
Ages 6+. Our Kids Easter workshop is the perfect activity for the whole family! Our crew will walk guests through the steps on creating a one-of-a-kind 4″ terrarium that can hang or can sit on a table (bottom is flat). Featuring an air plant an...
Apr
16
Community Easter Egg Hunt
There will be Food, Games, Candy, and More! 
Apr
16
North Trenholm Baptist Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fling
Bring your running shoes and Easter baskets and get ready to pick up some eggs! We will have a wide range of food trucks available, from seafood to wings to smoothies and Pelicans SnoBalls! And… we will have bounce houses, games, giveaways and ...
Apr
16
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
Mt. Tabor’s Annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt is an event open to all children Nursery to 5th Grade. Please bring a basket without grass and come join us for snacks, story time, crafts, and of course an egg hunt or two!
Apr
16
Easter Eggstravaganza
Join us at GP for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza! There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, fun Games, Bible Lessons, Crafts, Prizes, and tons of Candy! Feel free to bring your friends and family. 
Apr
16
Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunts for different ages, games/crafts, hotdog lunch & much more! This is a rain or shine event, so come out and enjoy the fun!  
Apr
16
Easter Eggstravaganza
Thousands of Easter eggs for the kids, goodie bags with candy, and BBQ sandwiches. This is a community event, so invite your family and friends.
Apr
16
Family Fun Day
Free. Food, games, inflatables, prizes, egg hunt. 
Apr
16
Timberland Place Egg Hunt
Hop on over for some fun! We’ll look for eggs until we’re done! After we’ve found them, grab a seat and plant your feet for a crafty fun painting treat.
Apr
16
Easter Karaoke Party at Beef’s!
Come celebrate Easter with a little Karaoke! Bring the kids and enjoy some great food, some Kid-friendly Karaoke and a Visit from The Easter Bunny!  
Apr
17
Easter at St. Michael’s
Join us in celebration of the resurrection of our Lord! We will enjoy breakfast together at 9:30 a.m. Festival Eucharist will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by our annual Easter Egg Hunt! All are welcome!
Apr
17
Easter Sunday Family Brunch
Enjoy brunch with your family in beautiful Saluda Shoals Park! We’ve got plenty of activities planned for the whole family to enjoy! Easter Egg hunt, games, live music, shopping, and more!
Apr
17
Easter Egg Hunt
You’re invited to a massive Easter Egg Hunt at Family Worship Center on Sunday, April 17th during our 10:30am service! We’ll have thousands of Easter Eggs filled with candy and your kids will have a blast playing on our bounce house and e...
Apr
17
Easter Carnival
Lets really CELEBRATE the real reason for Easter…the resurrection of Jesus! And what better way to celebrate than a carnival!   We’re going WAY out of the box and cancelling our regular service, moving outdoors, and eating, playing g...
Apr
17
Easter Crabfest & Egg Hunt
Join us for our Annual Easter Crabfest and Egg Hunt
Apr
19
Kids Rocket Launching
Ready. Set. Launch rockets with pressurized air in the planetarium lobby. How high will yours go?!
Apr
19
Breastfeeding/Lactation Basics
This class is designed for the expectant family so that they may gain an understanding of the basics of breast/chest feeding and lactation. This class includes the following topics: How lactation works Getting off to a good start Latching on Position...
Apr
22
Knee-high Naturalist: Earth Superheroes
(ages 2–5 with an adult) It’s Earth Day! Put on your cape and come on over to the Garden to find out how you can be a superhero for Earth. We bet you already are! COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general...
Apr
23
West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the streets of West Columbia will be filled with art, soapbox racing, and an obstacle course with thousands of people gathering together for West Columbia’s 3rd Annual Kinetic Derby Day. The event spurs creative thinkin...
Apr
23
Forest Acres Festival
The Rotary Club of Forest Acres, the City of Forest Acres and our sponsors invite you to the 2022 Forest Acres Festival happening Saturday, April 23 from 10am to 4pm at the AC Flora Athletic Field. This festival is FREE and will be full of fantastic ...
Apr
23
Splash Season Opening Day
It’s the first day of the 2022 Splash Pad season at Melvin Park!  
Apr
23
Spring Farm Fest
Join Doko Farm for a celebration of Spring! This community event will feature multiple local farms at one location. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about heritage breeds of livestock and edible forest gardens. Farm products will be availab...
Apr
24
2022 Irmo International Festival
Celebrate the rich variety of art, culture, food, and families of Irmo at the International Festival on April 24, 2022. From 10AM-5PM in Irmo Community Park. Enjoy family fun with International foods, live musical entertainment, International dancers...
Apr
28
A Night to Celebrate Community – A fundraiser for SC’s children
Join South Carolina First Steps on Thursday, April 28, 6-10 p.m. for a spring soirée benefitting the statewide network of local First Steps nonprofits that directly serve young children, their families and communities. Attendees can expect to have a...
Apr
28
Superhero Day Family Paint Night
Who is your favorite superhero? Are you Marvel or DC? Come paint your favorite superhero symbol! Marvel employees created National Superhero Day on April 28, 1995, to celebrate everyone’s favorite superhero. This is for superheroes only — we ...
Apr
29
Family Fun Events: May Day Celebration
May Day is marked with rich celebrations of culture and folklore throughout history, welcoming the return of spring! In honoring those traditions, we will decorate a May Pole by weaving ribbons around it. Everyone will create some paper flowers and a...
Apr
30
4th Annual SC Survivors Summit
Every year, The Hive Community Circle hosts its SC Survivors Summit. This year, as survivors, we are holding ourselves in the highest regard, affirming our existence while journeying from a place of self-care to self-love. Join us as we center oursel...
Apr
30
Kid’s Day of Lexington 2022
Fun filled, completely FREE event! Complete with mascots, giant inflatables, all kinds of food, and lots of learning opportunities. Come hang out with us!
Apr
30
Final Table’s FREE Family, Food + Fun Outdoor Expo
The Expo, emceed by WCOS’s Jonathon Rush, will include live entertainment by Country Music Star, Cody Webb, hands-on, family friendly interactive exhibits, lots of food, and live streamed coverage of the World Food Championships’ Final Table comp...
Apr
30
Bees Rock!
Join us to make bee pet rocks and learn about the importance of bees and pollinators! Celebrate springtime by joining us to make bee pet rocks! We will also discuss the importance of bees and a read bee themed story. Come prepared to get a little mes...

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