Columbia Family Events (Virtual & In-Person) | August 2020


Events and happenings around Columbia look different than they used to. While many places aren’t offering in-person get togethers, they are offering virtual activities to keep kids entertained and learning. 

So grab your planner, bookmark this page, and start making plans… there’s truly something for everyone and all comfort levels. We’ll continue to update this page as we find out more about what’s happening around town.

If you know of any fun family activities or Columbia events we have missed, please let us know in the comments or feel free to add it here.

Don’t forget to check out our Resources Page for all our local guides – parks & playgrounds, COVID-19 resources for families, kids eat free, photographers, preschools, local shopping, and more!

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Our brand new indoor park includes jumping activities such as Olympic trampolines, two basketball hoops, a designated toddler area for children, wipe out, ultimate dodgeball, a giant airbag, ninja course and of course, a bunch of interconnected trampolines to experience adventure on every visit. We aren’t just a trampoline park, we’re an adventure park!

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August Family Events

This year’s Back To School Bash will all be outdoors for the drive-thru giveaway of backpacks & school supplies (While supplies last) with interactive drive-thru stations. ALSO!!!!!!!! There will be a Free clothing & household items giv...
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...
Backyard Saturday – Owl Awareness Day
Join us for a virtual Backyard Saturday and learn all about owls in partnership with Carolina Wildlife Care. Through play, families can experience nature at Saluda Shoals Park. Each program will celebrate a nature awareness day through fun activities...
Mommy and Me Cooking Class
Join Chef J in this class as we make 2 delicious recipes from the Healthy Hands Cooking recipe archives. Feel free to make the snacks with me (with ingredients you likely already have on hand) OR, Sit back and watch virtually so your kids can make th...
Drive-In Movie Night – Trolls World Tour
Bring the family out to the Fields at Saluda Shoals Park for a drive-in movie night. The movie begins at dark, 8:45 p.m. Enjoy arts and crafts vendors and a food truck from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Movie attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles during...
First Day Festival 2020
First Day Festival is a completely free event for parents and students in the City of Columbia and surrounding areas. First Day Festival’s mission is to reduce the burden on parents for school supplies for their children including all grade levels....
ColaJazz presents Jazz for Kids: from New Orleans to New York!
It’s a fun, swinging journey of jazz with host Eboni Ramm and her jazz quintet. Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. as they play classic jazz tunes and introduce you to the trumpet, saxophone, bass, drums ...
A Virtual Celebration of Countdown to Kindergarten
We invite your family to participate in 20-30 minute Zoom sessions from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., to connect with our local educators and healthcare professionals, as we discuss how to prepare your children for Kindergarten. Register for the virtual Zo...
Virtual RPG For Teens: Dungeons With Dragons
Have you always wanted to try a tabletop role-playing game, but social distancing is in the way? We’re going to play the one-page RPG “Dungeons With Dragons” together, in which players deal with the familiar tabletop scenario of navigat...
Summer Movie Series – Frozen II
Bring the family out to Melvin Park for a family movie night. The movie begins at dark, 8:45 p.m. Enjoy arts and crafts vendors and food trucks from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs. All Ages. $2/person
Storytime in the Garden
Join Richland Library and Historic Columbia for a special virtual storytime and craft!  Tune in to Richland Library’s Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy stories, songs and a special craft with Richland Library and Historic Colu...
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy
Juvenile Justice Jeopardy, a game like the television show, is played with ages 12 to 18. The categories focus on the youth’s understanding of the law as it pertains to them. As our communities continue the fight for justice, we must enga...
Fall Kids Fest 2020!
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* 🥤$1 12 oz. Soft Drinks 🍪$1 Cookies 🌭$2 Hot Dogs 🍕$14 Pizzas *1 Free ho...
Back-2-School Supply Drive & Giveaway
Brookland United Methodist Church is hosting a Back-2-School Giveaway on August 22, 2020, from 2 pm until 6 pm! It is in partnership with 12 Springs Community Church, West Columbia Police Department, and West Columbia Fire Department! Donations of NE...
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...
Telescope 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 telescope feed from their home in accordance with social dista...
We have Family Night every Monday from 4pm-9pm. Tickets are only $10 per hour, per jumper in the family. (*Family is a min. of two or more people. Not valid on school holidays/breaks.)



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