Columbia Family Events | March 2022

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March in Columbia is full of fun – from St. Patrick’s Day 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. 

Mar
1
Art Around the World
Explore other countries and cultures through art and stories! Celebrate the countless ways that art makes the world go round and the stories about the people who bring art to life. Each session will focus on a specific country, and children will...
Mar
2
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Strike a Pose
Sculptures are works of art we can explore from all sides. Join us as we explore Rodin’s statues and examine how our own bodies can move and shift. Key topic: bodies. This program is specially designed for 2- to 3-year-old participants and their ad...
Mar
2
Hands on Art: Making Art Together
Join us on the Sandhills Children’s Courtyard to explore materials and make art together. Projects change every week and are creative and open-ended. Dress for a mess!  Please note that this is an outdoor event. Registration is required fo...
Mar
3
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with extended hours. Take a public tour of current exhibitions and drop by the 22 South Carolinians Salon Series. Plus, be on Boyd Plaza in the evening ...
Mar
3
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Registration is required for this event.  Each registration is for a “family square” which will accommodate up to 5 people. ...
Mar
3
Outdoor Family Storytime
It’s a fresh air, socially distanced storytime with stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Registration is required for this event.   Please note: In case of inclement weather...
Mar
3
Calling all creative types! Our makerspace equipment has gathered dust and we need someone like you to use it!  Teens can come experiment with a variety of makerspace equipment such as LEGO Mindstorms, 3Doodlers, and much more!
Mar
4
Knee-high Naturalist: Gleeful Goats
(ages 2–5 with an adult) Goats always seem to be having so much fun. Come have some fun with us learning more about these entertaining animals. COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.
Mar
4
Virtual College Art Day
The State Museum is hosting a virtual Zoom event intended to connect middle and high school students interested professional art careers with college and university art programs from around the state. Students will hear from faculty, current students...
Mar
4
Homeschool Friday
Add EdVenture’s signature programming to your curriculum! On the first Friday of each month, September – May, we offer informal, experiential, hands-on education specialized for homeschool students. Come enjoy programs in one of Columbia’s bigg...
Mar
4
Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s
Hosted by Tyler Ryan of ABC Columbia! Join us on Friday, March 4th from 5pm-7pm at the main fountain plaza in Five Points for the Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s Presented by the Fountain Division of W.P. Law, Inc.! Bring the kids, help us dye t...
Mar
5
Backyard Saturday – Butterfly Day
Join us at Leo’s Landing Playground shelter for Backyard Saturday. Each program will celebrate a nature awareness day through fun activities, crafts, stories, and cool biofacts. For information or to join our Backyard Buddies mailing list, email rk...
Mar
5
Crafternoon: Sand Terrarium
In this program we will be making fun and colorful terrariums! Participants will be using colorful sand and fake plants to make a terrarium that they can take home.   Please note: In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled....
Mar
5
Outdoor Family Storytime
Please note that this is an outdoor event. Registration is required for this event.  Each registration is for a “family square” which will accommodate up to 5 people. Please bring a blanket to sit on! In case of inclement w...
Mar
5
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Registration is required for this event.  
Mar
5
Play Freely: Mardi Gras Celebration on the Courtyard
It’s masquerades, beads, bubbles, games and music. Join us for this enjoyable morning of smiles and lots of fun. Bring your energy. In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Please include your email address when you reg...
Mar
5
Family Storytime on EO Patio
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Please note: In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. This event will take place on the Richland Library Eastover Courtyard.
Mar
6
First Sunday
General admission is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! PLUS enjoy 4-D movies and/or planetarium shows, for only $5 each!
Mar
7
Monday Morning Makers: Patio Edition
Make your Monday mornings less stressful and start your week on a creative note! Feed that drive to create and rediscover your sense of wonder and excitement. Discover something new with our projects of the week, which are appropriate for those 5 or ...
Mar
7
Brilliant Burrowers
Get the scoop on underground homes and cities being formed daily at Riverbanks by some of its smallest and largest residents. Children ages 5–9. Colonial Life Discovery Center. $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.
Mar
7
Spring Flower Crowns
Join us a for a evening of hand-crafted creation! Channel the spirit of spring, and fashion your very own flower crown. Geared towards teens. 
Mar
7
Telescope Observing Night
Join us for an evening of night sky exploration with our telescope and binoculars. We’ll look at the Moon, planets, and the other interesting night sky objects. Event is subject to cancellation due to weather.
Mar
8
Creative Writing for Teens
Lets write creatively at your own pace and at your own level!  Do you like to write or want to learn to write creatively? We can help give you the confidence to take your imagination and put it on the written page. All teens welcome! If you do n...
Mar
8
International Women’s Day Happy Hour
Join us in celebrating women everywhere! Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the femme x COLUMBIA bar.
Mar
9
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Young Geniuses
Join us outside on the Sandhills Children’s Courtyard for a short storytime and a STEAM activity for future Einsteins.
Mar
9
MYO no-mess painting
Hands on Art
Join us on the Sandhills Children’s Courtyard to explore materials and make art together. Projects change every week and are creative and open-ended. Dress for a mess! 
Mar
9
CrafterNight: Volcano Explosion on EO Patio
The Spring is heating up, but let’s make the weather volcanic! Join us here in Eastover as we learn the science behind volcanoes and create and erupt some ourselves. It’s bound to be an explosive experience!
Mar
9
Gotham Kings
Join us on Chubby Wednesday (March 9) as we celebrate Mardi Gras a little late with Gotham Kings! Gotham Kings is a high energy immersive jazz experience! Two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter, Alphonso Horne has put together an all star band that weav...
Mar
10
Outdoor Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Registration is required for this event.  Each registration is for a “family square” which will accommodate up to 5 people. ...
Mar
10
DesignHER Women’s Panel
CMA affinity group the Columbia Design League (CDL) presents a Women’s History Month event spotlighting amazing designers within the Midlands community. The panel consists of four female designers including Meena Khalili from UofSC; Heather A. Mitc...
Mar
11
Armadillos
Armadillos look like a mixture of a huge roly-poly, a pig, and a medieval knight, but they’re actually mammals that are closely related to anteaters and sloths. Learn more about how these guys eat, move and roll up into a ball in this fun program! ...
Mar
12
Touch-A-Truck
Touch-A-Truck is a fun-filled event where kids can touch, explore, and climb on just about any vehicle — from fire trucks and ambulances to dump trucks and bulldozers. All Ages $5/parking fee
Mar
12
Northeast Outdoor Family Storytime
Welcome back to storytime!  We’ve missed you!  This outdoor family storytime is suitable for all ages, so please join us as we read stories and lead you in some fun songs and activities. Registration is required for this eve...
Mar
12
Outdoor Family Storytime at Richland Library Main
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.  Bring the family to the Richland Library Main Hampton Street Plaza for our monthly Saturday storytimes from 10:00 am-10:30 a.m.  R...
Mar
12
Koger Center for the Arts
Traditional Indian Folk Art Parent-Child Workshop
Join us for a parentchild workshop on Saturday, March 12 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for a hands-on exploration of traditional Indian folk art. Participants will create colorful Madhubani Art bookmarks under the guidance of Jugnu Verma, winner of t...
Mar
12
Shamrock Parade & Concert
Join the Icehouse Amphitheater as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the 7th Annual Shamrock Parade & Concert!  The parade starts at 2pm down Main Street in Downtown Lexington. Music at the Icehouse Amphitheater starts at 3:30pm featuring...
Mar
12
Family Class Fun with “Melvin & Melinda Pig” Ages 7+ Welcome!
Join us for this fan fav- pick you pig and do the whole family! Minimum age required to attend/paint is 7. Must have a paid adult. This painting hasn’t been done in our studio since 2018, when it sold out! Don’t miss out on this SUEY-T se...
Mar
12
Kids Karaoke at Beef’s!
Come enjoy an exceptional meal with the entire family, and some Kid-friendly Karaoke!  
Mar
13
Celebrating 60
Join Historic Columbia for “Celebrating 60,” a community event from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, to mark 60 years of the organization’s historic preservation work and to open the new Boyd Foundation Horticultural Center, a state-of-t...
Mar
15
Hands on Art: Spring Snail Craft
 Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! We’ll be crating snails using paper, straws, and googly eyes. This program will be held outside on our patio, weather permitting.
Mar
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. Registration is required for this event. Each registration is for a “family square̶...
Mar
16
Panda Watching!
It’s National Panda Day! Stop by the Eastover patio to find out what the pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo are up to on panda cam.
Mar
16
Hands on Art: Making Art Together
Join us on the Sandhills Children’s Courtyard to explore materials and make art together. Projects change every week and are creative and open-ended. Dress for a mess!  Please note that this is an outdoor event.
Mar
16
Teen Maker: Scrapbooking Club
Join us to make your very own scrapbook! Bring your own materials or use the crafting supplies we provide. 
Mar
18
Spring Fling
Spring brings lots of flowers and color to the garden! Celebrate this new beginning with us as we discover all the new life of this season. We will go on a spring scavenger hunt, use flowers to make art and play games to welcome the new season. Activ...
Mar
19
Limitless Purpose Family Celebration
Children of all abilities are invited to attend a free event at Leo’s Landing, an inclusive playground at Saluda Shoals Park, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 21. The kick-off celebration honors the creation of Limitless Purpose, a new state...
Mar
19
Spring in Action: Butterfly Garden
Learn how to plan the appropriate habitat for your very own butterfly garden.  Then, learn how to germinate and plant 3 different types of flowers to start your butterfly garden.  The option to make a 3D paper butterfly garden will also be ...
Mar
19
Dragon Scale Jewelry
Teens! Get ready for our outdoor showing of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings by making your own dragon scale maille bracelet, earrings, or keychain! In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Please include your e...
Mar
19
Drawn Together Graphic Novel Book Club
The book for this meeting will be Miles Morales Volume 1: Straight Out of Brooklyn by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Garron, David Curiel, and David Petit. The Drawn Together Graphic Novel Book Club welcomes comics readers of all stripes. Comics as ...
Mar
21
Teacher Appreciation Night
On Monday, March 21st, Flight will be hosting Teacher Appreciation Night from 5-8PM. We will be closing to the public at 5PM and opening our doors exclusively to teachers, school staff and faculty members, school bus drivers and their immediate famil...
Mar
24
Hope Kids
Hope Kids is a playgroup designed to let you interact with your child and other parents in a special way. Come enjoy story time, crafts, snacks, and other age-appropriate activities. This is a completely free program! Hope Kids is for children of all...
Mar
25
Pictures with The Bunny
Don’t miss out on capturing some very hoppy moments with your little ones and The Bunny.   That’s not all, be sure your pets are looking their Easter best for our pet picture nights! Location: Belk Court   Schedule: *Sunday times may va...
Mar
25
Community Movie Night
Join us for our Annual Community Movie Night! This event is free family fun for the whole community! At 7 PM, Pelicans Snow Balls will be on-site serving up snow balls to our guests. Then as the sun sets at 8 PM, roll out a blanket or two or set out ...
Mar
26
Family Farm Day & Spring Market!
Who’s ready for Family Farm Days, again?! We’ve decided to start the 2022 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
26
Cottontail Festival
Cottontail is back and will be better than ever! Featuring multiple egg hunts, food, games and more, this is an event the whole family won’t want to miss.
Mar
28
Skillful Shell Builders
Have you ever wondered where the sea shells you pick up at the beach come from or why insects look so different? Join the exploration as we take a closer look at animals that build their skeletons on the outside. Children ages 5–9. Colonial Life Di...
Mar
28
Goats
Goats always seem to be having so much fun. Come have some fun with us learning more about these entertaining animals. 10:45 – 11:45AM Children ages 2–5 with an adult. Safari Camp next to the Farm at Riverbanks Zoo. $10 for one child (with one ad...
Mar
31
Nested @ Femme
Let’s Talk Birth. Nested @ Femme is an opportunity to commune with like minds in a beautiful feminine space while attending educational sessions led by four Columbia area providers. Dr. Meghan Davidson; pelvic health specialist, Dr Shelly Jones...

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