Columbia Family Events | March 2021

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March in Columbia is full of fun – from St. Patrick’s Day activities, storytimes, movies in the park, 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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March Family Events

Mar
2
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.
Mar
2
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.   ...
Mar
2
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...
Mar
3
Family Bingo Night
Looking for some Family Fun??? Head to Urban Cookhouse for dinner and play Bingo while you enjoy dinner!!! Games begin at 5:30!!
Mar
4
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...
Mar
4
Lego Disaster Challenge
Join the block party virtually with Lexington County Library — 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 test — you can use blocks or othe...
Mar
4
Kids Club Online: Painted Rock Photo Holder
Join us online to make a photo holder that uses nature to create memories. This project is recommended for ages 4+. Recommended Age: All Ages Skill Level: All Levels WHAT TO BRING CS 2OZ MULTI SURF BLUE CS 2OZ MULTI SURF RED CS 2OZ MULTI SU...
Mar
5
Movie in the Park – Peter Rabbit
Join us at the Doko Park Amphitheater for this fun family event! Sandy Level Baptist Church will be showing the movie Peter Rabbit and also accepting non-perishable food donations for the Christian Assistance Bridge. 
Mar
6
Morning Group Reiki & Mindfulness Session
Join us for morning reiki circle and mindfulness as a release the stress of the week. This hour long session uses group reiki energy healing breath work and other natural modalities throughout.
Mar
6
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...
Mar
8
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Homeschool Class: Touring the Taigas
Asia’s vast taiga (boreal forest) is the largest land biome on earth extending into Europe. Join the excursion as we travel through towering evergreens in search of tigers, brown bears, Eurasian eagle owls, otters, and more. (ages 5–9) COST: ...
Mar
8
Knee-high Naturalist: Frogs and Toads
(ages 2–5 with an adult) This frog and toad class is going to be a hopping good time as we dive into the difference between the two groups and find out what all that croaking is about. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus a...
Mar
8
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.   Audience: Families, Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Mar
9
Free Demo Music Together Class
Free Sample Class for Music Together®, a parent/child music enrichment program, by the Music Quilt. Call or text 803-720-1680 or go to the website, themusicquilt.org, to reserve a space in class. Everyone welcome! Classes involve both children and t...
Mar
9
Virtual Storytime Crafty Jammies Night – Pea Green Crayon
Join the museum (virtually!) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a very special bedtime story and craft time with some of our favorite literary characters! This month our special guest will be the Pea Green Crayon. Registration is required and...
Mar
10
Meet the Easter Bunny!
Join us for a socially distanced meet & greet with the Easter Bunny! Easter Bunny will be available for photo ops with the kids! (Must bring own camera)
Mar
11
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...
Mar
12
Family Fun Events: St Patrick’s Day
Our St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be filled with activities that explore rainbows and shamrocks. Of course, festivities wouldn’t be complete without leprechaun bowling! COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family). Register for ...
Mar
12
Frozen II
Join the Town of Lexington and the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission for a showing of Frozen II (PG). Current COVID-19 restrictions from the Governor’s Office: attendance will be limited and face masks will be required unless activel...
Mar
13
Did you know that March is National Reading Month?! EdVenture is celebrating in a BIG way with special character storytimes and programming! Reading Month celebrations are free with museum admission and as always, free for members.
Mar
13
Town of Lexington 2021 Shamrock Parade
Join us on Saturday March 13th at 2:00pm on Main Street in downtown Lexington as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the annual Shamrock Parade!   Register your business or group to participate by using this link: https://docs.google....
Mar
16
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...
Mar
16
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...
Mar
17
Tot Trade 21′ Spring Sale
Columbia, SC’s FAVORITE way to shop! Come join in on all the fun and ahhhh-mazing bargains at our five day pop up consignment sale for kids! Shop gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, learning, sports, baby and nursery equi...
Mar
17
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Let’s go green for Harmony’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Wednesday, March 17th! Interested in driving or walking in the parade? Contact Tonya at 803.479.4604 to register today!
Mar
18
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...
Mar
19
Midlands Camp & Activities Fair (Virtual)
Tune in for the virtual Midlands Camp & Activities Fair on March 19th & 20th from 10-4 pm and March 21st from 11-4 pm to learn about great summer programs for your kids! Enjoy fun giveaways, demos, princess & superhero appearances and a c...
Mar
19
Knee-high Naturalist: What in the World is a Babirusa?
(ages 2–5 with an adult) We all know famous zoo residents like lions and rhinos, but what about some lesser-known animals? Explore some of the unusual inhabitants at Riverbanks through this fun program. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult)...
Mar
19
Midway Fun at the Center
Rides – Food – Fun March 19-28, 2021 $2 Gate Admission $15 Ride Band Monday-Friday $20 Ride Band Saturday & Sunday
Mar
19
LUMC Children Ministry Drive-In Movie Night
LUMC Children’s Ministry Outdoor Movie Night will be Friday, March 19th at 7pm near the preschool playground. We will be watching The Prince of Egypt. Popcorn and bottle water will be provided. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be obser...
Mar
19
Playing with Fire
Join the Town of Lexington and the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission for a showing of Playing with Fire (PG).   Current COVID-19 restrictions from the Governor’s Office: attendance will be limited and face masks are recommended ...
Mar
20
Healthy Hands Cooking: Think & Eat Green
You won’t need the “luck of the Irish” to enjoy all things GREEN. Students will learn why green foods are power foods, and then learn to make some delicious (and nutritious) green foods for themselves! Call Seven Oaks Park to regist...
Mar
20
Get Roasted!
Hot dogs and marshmallows, on all a stick; held over the fire, that’s the trick! Come join the party, that’s the fun, Second Wave is looking forward to seeing everyone! Family friendly roasting fun, with live music from Chris Reed. Don...
Mar
21
Dollar Sunday | The Museum of the Reconstruction Era
A tradition returns as residents of Richland and Lexington counties are once again invited to tour one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for just $1 on third Sunday of the month! Visit The Museum of the Reconstruction Era at the Woodrow Wilson F...
Mar
22
Easter Trunk Hop!
This year’s Easter Event will be a drive/walk through this year. Bring your baskets, wear your favorite Easter outfit or costume and hop from trunk to trunk collecting Easter Treats! We will have a photo booth, live music, and more! Join us as ...
Mar
22
Action Hero Night
Join us for a night of Action Heroes!! Come dressed up as your favorite Action Hero either through the Drive-Thru or Curbside to receive a FREE Chocolate Chunk Cookie! One cookie per Action Hero. Can’t wait to see you there!
Mar
26
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...
Mar
26
Easter Celebration
Easter Celebration open to the community. Food vendors will be present! Reminder, Covid guidelines will still be in place, please come to have safe fun. Of course we will have one or a few of our specialty funnel cakes!! Come with a hungry tum tum
Mar
26
AstroKids Virtual Space Party
AstroKids are invited for an exclusive evening of virtual fun! Planetarium Manager, Liz Klimek, will create a virtual sky tour just for AstroKids, featuring the winning Constellation Challenge and museum astronomers will be available for a live Q and...
Mar
27
Family Farm Day & Spring Market!
Who’s ready for Family Farm Days, again?! We’ve decided to start the 2021 season with a 2 day Spring Market and can’t wait to share all of our plans with you. Bring your family & friends! This is a 2 day event! Our hours will be: Saturday 9...
Mar
27
Easter Bunny Eggspress
Take a train ride to visit the Easter Bunny. You will arrive at Greenbriar where the Bunny will be ready for photographs. There will also be a craft and a swag bag for children. Children who participate in the scavenger hunt ON THE TRAIN, will receiv...
Mar
27
Spring Carnival FREE
Free Community-wide event! Bring your friends and neighbors! We cannot wait to meet you!!! Games, food, fun!!! Come enjoy lunch with us!!!  
Mar
27
Easter Egg Hunt 2021!
SKC Lexington & Red Bank’s Best Summer Camp & After School will be hosting our annual EASTER EGG HUNT on March 27th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm!!!! Who loves games, prizes, basket contest, and Easter Eggs?? WE DO!!!! Want even better news?? This...
Mar
27
Princess Parties Meet & Greet
Here’s your chance to meet your favorite princess! Join us for autographs, photos and more!
Mar
27
Easter Egg Hunt 2021!
Who loves games, prizes, basket contest, and Easter Eggs?? WE DO!!!! Want even better news?? This event is completely FREE to the public!! Register to save your child’s spot in all of the fun!
Mar
27
Truck Show
Dutch Fork Church’s 3rd annual truck show. On display this year from the SC Monster Truck Madness, Crime Time and Culture Shock. Many awards to be given for Best in Show, Best Build, Best Lights, Best Exhaust, Best Sound System. $10 registratio...
Mar
27
Celebrating Local Heroes with The Concert Truck
The Concert Truck returns to Boyd Plaza to pay tribute to essential workers. Join the University of South Carolina School of Music for an event featuring The Concert Truck co-directors Susan Zhang and Nick Luby, School of Music ensembles and composer...
Mar
27
Family Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Join us for the 2021 Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! This is a family event! Meet at the church at 3pm on March 27, you will travel in your own vehicle with your family to each “clue” location, gather the clues, and return to the church. Make ...
Mar
28
Spring Fling
Grab a basket and bring a friend to this family-friendly event! We will have all sorts of fun activities, including: – free cookout – Pelican’s SnoBalls – bounce house – yard games – over 1000 Easter Eggs
Mar
28
Easter for Kids
The resurrection of Jesus is one of the most important truths that kids will ever have the opportunity to hear. Come join Hope and the community for our annual Easter for Kids event! Experience Holy Week through a scavenger hunt, as well as enjoy gam...
Mar
28
Timberland Place Egg Hunt
Ages 1-12. There will be different colored eggs for different age groups so everyone will get their fair share of eggs! We will have over 200 eggs! Masks required for adults.
Mar
28
Easter Egg Hunt
All children up to 5th grade are welcome to come. We look forward to meeting you and hope to see everyone there. Bring a friend!!

 

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