Columbia Family Events | June 2021

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June in Columbia is full of fun – from summer reading to outdoor movies, storytimes 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, splash pads & water fun, 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. 

Jun
1
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!
Jun
1
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
1
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Our Tuesday Storytimes will be performed at 10-10:30 a.m. and again at 11-11:30 a.m...
Jun
1
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Our Tuesday Storytimes will be performed at 10-10:30 a.m. and again at 11-11:30 a.m...
Jun
1
Dive into Summer Reading. Drop by and pick up a registration packet, walk our Trail of Tales and pick up a treat. (all ages) Occurring at all Lexington County Library branches. Check time at each location. Some events occur from 3-4:30 p.m.
Jun
1
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.
Jun
1
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.   ...
Jun
1
Space Team Livestream – Comets and More!
Join State Museum astronomy and space educators for an evening learning all about the universe. Covering a variety of topics and featuring images captured from the museum’s Boeing Observatory telescope. Have a question or comment? Staff will an...
Jun
2
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!
Jun
3
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!
Jun
3
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission and extended hours courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Plus, head to the collection galleries at 6:30 p.m. to chat with our friendly docents about the art you see. Due to the popularity of the Escher exhibiti...
Jun
3
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
3
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 ...
Jun
3
Story Time Club 5-9 years old
This half-hour virtual storytime will feature a weekly theme with stories and activities. Engaging, fun, student-focused learning programs for the community to learn from home. Play games to promote logic, creativity, problem-solving, math and readin...
Jun
3
Daddy- Daughter Date Night – Secret Garden
A little later than normal due to COVID, but we are excited to have our annual Daddy Daughter Date Night with your choice of nights: June 3rd or June 4th in Chapin or June 11 in Irmo. Ticket price includes, dinner, a photograph, goody bag and dancing...
Jun
4
Summer Reading Fest
We’re diving into Summer Reading at the Icehouse Amphitheater with a show and family fun. Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience at 4 and 6 PM. Gates open at 3 PM for games, storytimes and crafts. Th...
Jun
4
Daddy- Daughter Date Night – Secret Garden
A little later than normal due to COVID, but we are excited to have our annual Daddy Daughter Date Night with your choice of nights: June 3rd or June 4th in Chapin or June 11 in Irmo. Ticket price includes, dinner, a photograph, goody bag and dancing...
Jun
4
Outdoor Movie Night!
Join us for free pizza, popcorn, and an outdoor showing of the latest movie to come from the Most Magical Place on Earth, featuring a young girl in South East Asia who is trying to find a magical fire breathing creature! 
Jun
5
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...
Jun
5
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...
Jun
5
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
5
Spring Kids Fest 2021!
It’s your family’s favorite day to bowl, eat, and have fun! Join us on the lanes with great deals everyone will enjoy!  FREE Bowling* FREE Shoe Rental* FREE $5 Arcade Card $1 12 oz. Soft Drinks $1 Cookies $2 Hot Dogs $14 Pizzas *One lucky fa...
Jun
5
Backyard Saturday – Pollinator Party
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...
Jun
5
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...
Jun
5
Family Storytime with WLTX
Join us and earn one point toward your Summer Learning Challenge.   Tune into the library’s Facebook Page. We’re taking storytime on the road to share books and build early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. You...
Jun
5
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!
Jun
5
Pop Up Art Show
Richland Library is excited to work with local Artist Jeff Rivers on this outdoor art exhibition series! Local Artists will be at library locations to meet and greet customers and community members from their own neighborhoods and exhibit their works...
Jun
7
Tails & Tales from the Zoo
Hear about some of Riverbanks Zoo’s most interesting stories. Explore bio facts, learn through interactive activities and visit up close with Riverbanks’ Animal Ambassadors. (grades K–5)
Jun
7
Kids’ Cooking Class
Themed cooking classes with Chefs Jessica and Isaiah Carswell! 2-3 course meal, all ingredients and materials included.
Jun
8
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!
Jun
8
Outdoor Family Storytime
Welcome back to storytime!  We’ve missed you!  This family storytime is suitable for all ages, so please join us as Sunny reads stories and leads us in some fun songs and rhymes. Registration is required for this event. Each...
Jun
8
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
8
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Our Tuesday Storytimes will be performed at 10-10:30 a.m. and again at 11-11:30 a.m...
Jun
8
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.
Jun
8
KNIGHTS IN TRAINING
Do you have what it takes to be knighted into the Queen’s Royal Guard? Join us for official knight training with tasks such as, crawling through a vine maze, taking on evil villains, and more. (grades 4–7)
Jun
8
Teen Writers Workshop
Grab your pens, pencils or keyboards for an evening of word sprints and writing challenges. Make progress on a personal project or start something new in a collaboration setting. All skill and experience levels as well as various types of writing are...
Jun
8
Virtual Storytime Crafty Jammies Night – The Cat in the Hat
Join the SCSM the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! This month we will be reading The Cat in the Hat with help from a special guest. We’ll also be mak...
Jun
9
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!
Jun
9
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience
Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. for a rock ‘n roll parable based on the hit children’s book by Mo Willems, performed by Columbia Children’s Theatre. Wilbur and all his fellow naked mole rats...
Jun
10
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!
Jun
10
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
10
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 ...
Jun
10
Outdoor Family Storytime
Welcome back to storytime!  We’ve missed you!  This family storytime is suitable for all ages, so please join us as we read stories and sing some fun songs. Registration is required for this event.  Each ...
Jun
10
Outdoor Family Storytime
Welcome back to storytime!  We’ve missed you!  This family storytime is suitable for all ages, so please join us as we read stories and sing some fun songs. Registration is required for this event.  Each ...
Jun
10
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. Registration is required for this event.  Each registration...
Jun
10
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. Registration is required for this event.  Each registration...
Jun
10
Story Time Club 5-9 years old
This half-hour virtual storytime will feature a weekly theme with stories and activities. Engaging, fun, student-focused learning programs for the community to learn from home. Play games to promote logic, creativity, problem-solving, math and readin...
Jun
10
Virtual Sky Tour
Join State Museum Planetarium Manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month as she takes viewers on a virtual planetarium sky tour across our solar system and beyond. Check out the museum’s Facebook page to access the new epis...
Jun
10
Virtual Sky Tour
Join State Museum Planetarium Manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month as she takes viewers on a virtual planetarium sky tour across our solar system and beyond. Check out the museum’s Facebook page to access the new epis...
Jun
10
Star Party – Satellites, Constellations, and More!
Join us for our next Star Party at the drone field near Leo’s Landing and check out satellites, constellations, and deep space objects. $2/person
Jun
11
Daddy-Daughter Date Night
A little later than normal due to COVID, but we are excited to have our annual Daddy Daughter Date Night with your choice of nights: June 3rd or June 4th in Chapin or June 11 in Irmo. Ticket price includes, dinner, a photograph, goody bag and dancing...
Jun
12
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...
Jun
12
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...
Jun
12
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
12
Jamil Family Fun Day
Everyone is invited to attend. Bring your family and friends for a day full of fun!!!
Jun
12
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...
Jun
12
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!
Jun
12
End of School Year BLAST!
YOU did it! Now celebrate! Zoom into this virtual celebration of a school year well done! A hip, hip, hooray with games, prizes and lots of fun! It’s family fun with charades, bingo and trivia! We will supply the items for you to...
Jun
12
Summer Kick Off
FREE FOOD! FREE FUN FOR ALL AGES!
Jun
12
Brementown Musicians
Grand Reopening June 12th! An original production based on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale. Join us on the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat, and Rooster as they travel to Bremen Town to earn their fame and fortune! With a catchy score and ...
Jun
13
Big Summer Bash
Come join us for our Big Summer Bash. A kids event with Free food, water slides, and plenty of water games. Everything is free.   We will begin the night with a great VBS style Bible study, then some food for the kids, and then we open things up...
Jun
14
Kids’ Cooking Class
Themed cooking classes with Chefs Jessica and Isaiah Carswell! 2-3 course meal, all ingredients and materials included.
Jun
14
Vacation Bible School
**Vacation Bible School is FREE!!!** Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. Note: This is an in person event
Jun
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!
Jun
15
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
15
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Our Tuesday Storytimes will be performed at 10-10:30 a.m. and again at 11-11:30 a.m...
Jun
15
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Our Tuesday Storytimes will be performed at 10-10:30 a.m. and again at 11-11:30 a.m...
Jun
15
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.
Jun
15
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.   ...
Jun
15
Kid’s Night- Featuring Story Time with The Rose Princess
Call your fairy godmother! It’s Kid’s Night at East Bay Deli! Stop by our Clemson Road location on June 15th, 2021 from 5-7pm for Princess Story Time with The Rose Princess! Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal! (Dine in & Take ou...
Jun
15
Vacation Bible School
**Vacation Bible School is FREE!!!** Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. Note: This is an in person event
Jun
16
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!
Jun
16
Unicorns: Break The Cage
Click here at 10:30 a.m. for a wild adventure about two kids who visit the city zoo and discover all sorts of incredible animals, including a horse who knows in its heart that it’s truly a unicorn!  The animals join forces to stand u...
Jun
16
Vacation Bible School
**Vacation Bible School is FREE!!!** Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. Note: This is an in person event
Jun
17
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!
Jun
17
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
17
Outdoor Family Storytime/ Cuentacuentos en el Patio de Northeast
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages Comparte cuentos, canciones  y diviértete con toda tu familia. Este evento es grati...
Jun
17
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...
Jun
17
Story Time Club 5-9 years old
This half-hour virtual storytime will feature a weekly theme with stories and activities. Engaging, fun, student-focused learning programs for the community to learn from home. Play games to promote logic, creativity, problem-solving, math and readin...
Jun
17
Kids Club Online: Kid Made Modern’s “Coolest Dad” Father’s Day Cards
I’m sure your dad is the ”Coolest” and you’ll want to let him know this Father’s Day! We will be crafting construction paper popsicle cards to be sure Dad knows just how cool you think he is. Adding pom poms, sequins, fuzzy sticks and woode...
Jun
17
Vacation Bible School
**Vacation Bible School is FREE!!!** Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. Note: This is an in person event
Jun
18
Fun Friday: Healthy Tales
Come hear the tale of how our garden grows and taste a sample of a radish, tomato, or cucumber. We’ll also have an obstacle course, relay race, hoola hoops, and jump ropes to work those healthy muscles. (grades K–12)    
Jun
18
Yoga Storytime: Farm Animals (Virtual)
Stretch your mind and body with us in our virtual yoga storytime. We’ll share books, songs, and rhymes while promoting playful, active learning and a healthy lifestyle. This month we’ll be taking a trip to the farm. Activities are geared towards ...
Jun
19
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...
Jun
19
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...
Jun
19
Family Farm Day
WooHoo! It’s time for Family Farm Day! Bring your family & friends! This is a 1 day event! Our hours will be: Saturday 9am-4pm We’ll start sharing this month’s vendors as time gets closer, so keep an eye out!! We love being able to supp...
Jun
19
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
19
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...
Jun
19
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!
Jun
19
Brementown Musicians
Grand Reopening June 12th! An original production based on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale. Join us on the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat, and Rooster as they travel to Bremen Town to earn their fame and fortune! With a catchy score and ...
Jun
19
Brementown Musicians
Grand Reopening June 12th! An original production based on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale. Join us on the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat, and Rooster as they travel to Bremen Town to earn their fame and fortune! With a catchy score and ...
Jun
19
Under the Stars Family Prom
Join us for a Family Prom! Mothers and Sons, Fathers and Daughters, Grandparents and Grandchildren and everyone in between! Enjoy a night under the stars at the IceHouse Amphitheater in Lexington June 19, 2021 from 6-8 Pm. Dress to the Nines and danc...
Jun
19
Kid-Friendly Karaoke at Beef’s!
Join us, CarraRock Entertainment, for a fun-filled, kid-friendly Karaoke Party at Beef O’Brady’s!
Jun
21
Kids’ Cooking Class
Themed cooking classes with Chefs Jessica and Isaiah Carswell! 2-3 course meal, all ingredients and materials included.
Jun
21
Vacation Bible School
Calling all knights, girls and boys ages 4 through rising 5th graders! Join us for 4 fun-filled evenings as we learn Bible stories, play games, sing, and make crafts during Knights of North Castle VBS 2021! We invite everyone to join us for a “...
Jun
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!
Jun
22
Kids Flight
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...
Jun
22
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Our Tuesday Storytimes will be performed at 10-10:30 a.m. and again at 11-11:30 a.m...
Jun
22
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. This event is free and open to children of all ages. Our Tuesday Storytimes will be performed at 10-10:30 a.m. and again at 11-11:30 a.m...
Jun
22
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.

 

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