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

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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.

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October Family Events

Oct
3
30th Virtual Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5k + 10k
We’re celebrating the 30th birthday of Walk for Life! For years, we’ve been walking and running for Prisma Health Breast Center in Columbia, S.C. We’re moving to a virtual Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K this fall. Y...
Oct
23
Family Fun Events: Pumpkin Painting
Create a unique pumpkin for your family while learning all about the giant fruit through games, activities and story time. We will provide the paint, markers and various craft materials for each family to decorate a pumpkin. COST: $20 per family...
Oct
23
Halloween Creepy Crawlies – Free Zoom Class! (Extra Kid Friendly!)
Join SCWF on Zoom for a free education class! From the creepies to the crawlies, we’re covering it all during this Halloween themed class about some of the spookiest creatures in South Carolina!!! We’ll listen to hoots, screams, grunts, and other...
Oct
23
Halloween at the Park
Join us at Melvin Park for some Halloween Fun! The trick-or-treat trail will be held on the baseball fields from 6:00-7:30 p.m. After the trick-or-treat trail, stay for our Halloween family movie night. The movie will begin 7:30 p.m. Food trucks and ...
Oct
23
Boo at the Zoo
Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with a trick-or-treat trail (bring your own bag or container for collecting candy), Delight in Ray’s Moonlight Magic, and Summon the Halloween spirits with the Eeky Freaky...
Oct
23
Fireside Hauntings & Homicides of the Dutch Fork
Join the Dutch Fork Historical Society for our “Fireside Hauntings & Homicides of the Dutch Fork” on Friday, October 23rd, 2020, at the Community Park of Irmo and hear stories of murders, hauntings, legends and folklore of the Dutch Fork. The...
Oct
23
Virtual RPG For Teens: Hocus Pocus
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 “Hocus Pocus” together, in which players fulfill the roles of witches on a mission to save Halloween f...
Oct
24
Pumpkin Patch Express
Children of all ages ride the train to the pumpkin patch in Greenbriar where children 12 and under can select a pumpkin, decorate the pumpkin, get their faces painted, play games, and other activities.  Food trucks, Kettle Corn and Funnel Cakes ...
Oct
24
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Carve your best Halloween pumpkin and enter it into the pumpkin carving contest at Saluda Shoals Park. Pumpkins will be on display along the Trick-or-Treat Trail at Leo’s Landing Playground. Register your pumpkin by Thursday, October 22 Participant...
Oct
24
Halloween at Saluda Shoals Park
 Join us at Saluda Shoals Park for some Halloween Fun! The trick-or- treat trail will be held at Leo’s Landing Playground from 3:00-6:30 p.m.! After the trick-or-treat trail, stay for our drive-in movie showing of The Addams Family (2019). The...
Oct
24
STEAM Studio
Join Richland Library for inventing, building, and creating, using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Learn about basic plant identification and what an herbarium is! The curator of the University of South Carolina’s Herbarium, Dr...
Oct
24
Kids Halloween Fest
Kids Halloween fest. Best costume giveaway, raffle prizes, several candy stations, food, drinks, music and games. MASK REQUIRED! $5 per person. 
Oct
24
Extreme Fright Night
Join us for a FREE haunted house for 6th-12th grade students in the community on Saturday, October 24th from 7-9pm. Face masks will be required. Tickets limited. 742 Kitti Wake Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170. For more information email [email protected]
Oct
25
Lake Scare-o-lina Drive-Thru
October is here and that means, Lake Scar-O–Lina!  This year we will have a drive-thru Lake Scar-o–lina through the church parking lot.  Come and see the classic cars, fire trucks, tractors, and other ...
Oct
27
Trick or Treat with the Greeks
The Greek Village is open to children from the university family and Columbia community for trick or treating. Chapters put together carnival games such as face painting, cake walks, balloon darts and more to entertain children.
Oct
29
Dracula Ballet
Blood, fangs, and death are just a few of the things you will find in this favorite Halloween cult classic. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, we see Count Dracula continue his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness in Transylvania. Ha...
Oct
30
TNT Halloween Party & Trunk or Treat
Its time for our Annual Halloween Party! This year will be more than EPIC! You won’t want to miss all the terrifying fun! We’re thrilled to welcome everyone to TNT Martial Arts & fitness! Come Celebrate with some festive Halloween fun! We wil...
Oct
30
Movies in the Garden: Hocus Pocus
Enjoy an evening with your family at Movies in the Garden: Hocus Pocus! Watch this 1993 classic family film in socially distanced pods on the Hampton-Preston Mansion grounds with food from one of Columbia’s local food trucks. HC Members – $5, Non...
Oct
31
Fall Festival
Fall into a world of fun with a Storytime and fun art activity you can easily do at home with Richland Library! Trick or treat yourself to a fun Storytime and Fall-themed activity. You’ll surely have a really “gourd” time! If y...
Oct
31
3rd Annual Irmo Community Trunk or Treat
As of now, we are only allowing 10 trunks this year. This will be a drive thru event. Details will be posted as we complete them.
Oct
31
Trunk or Treat
Hello everyone, so we have been granted permission to set up a trunk or treat at the fairgrounds this year! We have a few people that are going to be set up already but if you would like to bring a truck and be apart of it, the more the merrier!

 

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