Columbia Family-Friendly Events | June 2022

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June in Columbia is full of fun – from 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, VBS, splash pads & water fun, 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. 

Jun
1
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Duck, Duck, Goose
Join us as we discuss tails, beaks, and feathers. Explore the galleries and find out what birds have in common and how they look, move, and behave through stories, art, and creating. Key topic: birds. This program is specially designed for 2- to 3-ye...
Jun
1
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
1
Hands on Art: Making Art Together
Join us to explore materials and make art together. Projects change every week and are creative and open-ended. Dress for a mess!  Registration is required for this event. 
Jun
2
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...
Jun
2
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
2
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission courtesy of Dominion Energy and extended hours. Join FAAAC to celebrate a new acquisition at 5:30 ($5 entry), and don’t miss the free screening of Native Son’s Restoration: A Concert Film at 7:00...
Jun
2
Family Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills for the whole family.
Jun
3
Movies on the Mount
Movies on the Mount is a night of food, fellowship, movie and popcorn! This weekly event is open to our community residents and anyone that wants to attend on Friday nights from May 27 to July 15.   A food truck will be open at 5 pm each week fo...
Jun
3
Encanto
Join the Icehouse Amphitheater as we celebrate the start of Summer with the showing of Disney’s Encanto. This film is rated PG   The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live in the hidden mountain of Colombia in a charmed place calle...
Jun
4
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
4
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...
Jun
4
Northeast Family Storytime!
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
4
Backyard Saturday – Family Trail 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...
Jun
4
Law Office of Kenneth Berger’s Safety First Free Helmet Giveaway
Receive a free bike helmet for your child on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am to 1 pm! The Law Office of Kenneth Berger is hosting a free helmet giveaway at their office on Forest Drive to provide children with safety equipment they need to bike safely th...
Jun
4
Acting Out
Step out into the spotlight, and have some fun!  Build self-confidence, express yourself, and have lots of fun, while learning about different aspects of theatre arts! Registration required. 
Jun
4
Pool Noodle Structures
Join Richland Library Blythewood in using your building skills to build structures using pool noodles and toothpicks. How high can you make yours? Registration is required for this event.  You will need a library card to register onlin...
Jun
4
Saturday Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Jun
4
Tabletop Games
Battle other teens in a friendly and fun gaming competition! Games promote teamwork, problem solving, creativity, and they’re just plain fun. Registration required. 
Jun
4
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.  
Jun
4
End of School Year Blast!
YOU did it! Now celebrate! Zoom into this virtual celebration of a school year well done! A hip, hop, hooray with games, prizes and lots of fun! It’s family fun with charades, bingo and trivia! Starting May 27 – June 3, pick up your celeb...
Jun
4
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete w...
Jun
4
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete w...
Jun
5
First Sunday – $1 Admission at the SC State Museum
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!
Jun
5
Now Showing: PAW Patrol: The Movie
Join us as we celebrate summer with a special screening of PAW Patrol: The Movie, which is based on the show.
Jun
5
School’s Out; Summer’s Here
Join us for a celebration of the beginning summer!! This community event will have bouncy houses, activities led by our ministry teams, music, games, and free pizza & ice cream, plus more! Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to join ...
Jun
6
Family Game Night: Summer Edition
Stop by for a night of fun and games! Play one of our many games as a family. Please note: In case of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. This event will take place on the Richland Library Eastover Courtyard.
Jun
6
Trinity United Food Truck Party Vaction Bible School
Trinity United Methodist Church will be hosting our annual Vacation Bible School from June 6 – June 9. Ages 4 through rising 5th graders are welcome to come participate in games, crafts, science experiments, singing, dancing, Bible stories, and...
Jun
7
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...
Jun
7
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.   Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (...
Jun
7
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Say “Hola” to Stories
Come enjoy bilingual stories and songs in English and Spanish.   Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Jun
7
Hands on Art: Dinosaurs Galore
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Jun
7
STEAM Studio
Join us for inventing, building, and creating, using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Registration is required for this event. 
Jun
7
Trinity United Food Truck Party Vaction Bible School
Trinity United Methodist Church will be hosting our annual Vacation Bible School from June 6 – June 9. Ages 4 through rising 5th graders are welcome to come participate in games, crafts, science experiments, singing, dancing, Bible stories, and...
Jun
8
Kids Summer Artist Choice Resin Window
Bring your child to learn Resin art in this fun Kids Artist Choice class. Ages 6-12. Limited to 12 due to social distancing. Masks are optional. Please specify design when checking out. They can choose from a mermaid, turtle, flamingo, seahorse or bu...
Jun
8
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
8
Hands on Art: Making Art Together
Join us to explore materials and make art together. Projects change every week and are creative and open-ended. Dress for a mess!  Registration is required for this event. 
Jun
8
Kids Night- Story Time with Isabela from Encanto!
It’s Kid’s Night at East Bay Deli! Come by our West Columbia location on June 8th, 5-7pm for Princess Story Time with Isabela from Encanto!   *One free kid’s meal per each adult meal purchased. Dine in or take out only
Jun
8
Trinity United Food Truck Party Vaction Bible School
Trinity United Methodist Church will be hosting our annual Vacation Bible School from June 6 – June 9. Ages 4 through rising 5th graders are welcome to come participate in games, crafts, science experiments, singing, dancing, Bible stories, and...
Jun
9
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...
Jun
9
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
9
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.   Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (...
Jun
9
Family Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills for the whole family.
Jun
9
Trinity United Food Truck Party Vaction Bible School
Trinity United Methodist Church will be hosting our annual Vacation Bible School from June 6 – June 9. Ages 4 through rising 5th graders are welcome to come participate in games, crafts, science experiments, singing, dancing, Bible stories, and...
Jun
9
Virtual Planetarium Sky Tour
Join State Museum planetarium manager, Liz Klimek, on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month for a virtual exploration of the stars, planets and constellations you can observe in night-sky. These programs premier on the museum’s Facebook page at t...
Jun
10
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Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
10
Hands on Art
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!      
Jun
10
Movies on the Mount
Movies on the Mount is a night of food, fellowship, movie and popcorn! This weekly event is open to our community residents and anyone that wants to attend on Friday nights from May 27 to July 15.   We will start at 6 pm with meal provided. Movi...
Jun
10
PAW Patrol: The Movie
Join the Icehouse Amphitheater for a showing of PAW Patrol: The Movie. This movie is rated G. The PAW Patrol is on a roll…in their first big-screen adventure! When their rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking h...
Jun
11
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
11
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...
Jun
11
Northeast Family Storytime!
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
11
Saturday Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Jun
11
Family Fun Day
Soaring Eagles Christian Academy is celebrating its Grand Opening with the community for a Family Fun Day! There will be delicious food, good music, fun games and more! Meet us there. Admission is free!
Jun
11
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.  
Jun
11
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete w...
Jun
11
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete w...
Jun
11
SweetOkie’s Anime Blow-up Screen Movie Night
Anyone excited for summer? I know we are because we are hosting another event outside this time.   Join us for some summer fun as we see one of our favorite one piece anime films on the big screen! While sharing snacks and beverages with friends...
Jun
12
Kids Jellyfish Terrarium
Experience the modern plant revival at a PlantHouse workshop!   Our kids jellyfish terrarium workshop is the perfect family activity! Join us for a fun workshop where you’ll learn how to create a stunning, ocean-inspired terrarium thatR...
Jun
12
LUMC Churchwide Summer Kickoff
JUNE 12th, following 11am service   KidzWay & Breakout Kidz will get a ticket for a free snowball…and a portion of all other snowball and food sales will go to snack sack ministry.   Join us for games, tie-dye, bubbles, and more! ...
Jun
13
Family Storytime: Hooray for Dad!
Join us for a special family storytime in which we give a extra big shout-out to all the dads, grandfathers, and caregivers that make the world go-round! Share stories, songs, and make a personalized Father’s Day gift.   Audience: Fam...
Jun
14
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...
Jun
14
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.   Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (...
Jun
14
Kid’s Night- Story Time with Belle!
It’s Kid’s Night at East Bay Deli! Stop by our Clemson Road location on June 14th 5-7pm for Princess Story Time with Belle! Kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal! *One free kids meal with purchase of one adult meal. Available for dine ...
Jun
15
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Duck, Duck, Goose
Join us as we discuss tails, beaks, and feathers. Explore the galleries and find out what birds have in common and how they look, move, and behave through stories, art, and creating. Key topic: birds. This program is specially designed for 2- to 3-ye...
Jun
15
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
15
Hands on Art: Making Art Together
Join us to explore materials and make art together. Projects change every week and are creative and open-ended. Dress for a mess!  Registration is required for this event. 
Jun
15
REC2GO
Join us for our REC2GO event with music, snacks, and giveaways! We are giving away REC2GO bags to youth (ages 5-12) while supplies last. The bags include toys, games and activities! Youth must be present to participate. For more information, contact ...
Jun
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...
Jun
16
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
16
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. Masks will be required for those ages 3 and over. Tickets This event ...
Jun
16
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.   Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (...
Jun
16
Family Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled storytime with stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills for the whole family.
Jun
17
Hands on Art
Simple art fun for ages 3 to 5. Dress for a mess! Registration is required for this event.
Jun
17
Father’s Day Card Making
Want to show your father how much you care about him?  Join us and make something remarkable for your dad.
Jun
17
REC2GO
Join us for our REC2GO event with music, snacks, and giveaways! We are giving away REC2GO bags to youth (ages 5-12) while supplies last. The bags include toys, games and activities! Youth must be present to participate. For more information, contact ...
Jun
17
Movies on the Mount
Movies on the Mount is a night of food, fellowship, movie and popcorn! This weekly event is open to our community residents and anyone that wants to attend on Friday nights from May 27 to July 15.   We start at 6 pm with meal (provided) and fell...
Jun
17
Encanto
Join the Icehouse Amphitheater as we celebrate the start of Summer with the showing of Disney’s Encanto. This film is rated PG   The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live in the hidden mountain of Colombia in a charmed place calle...
Jun
18
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
18
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...
Jun
18
Northeast Family Storytime!
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
18
Saturday Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Jun
18
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.  
Jun
18
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete w...
Jun
18
Cooking With Dad
Cooking is a wonderful way to celebrate Father’s Day and introduce healthy foods to children. Enjoy fun family time in the kitchen. Ages $55/parent + 1 child
Jun
18
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete w...
Jun
18
Kids Karaoke at Beef’s!
Bring the kids for a fabulous meal, then stick around for some awesome KARAOKE!  
Jun
19
Juneteenth at the CMA
In celebration of Juneteenth, enjoy free admission to the CMA all day. At 1:00 p.m., take a guided tour of Black art in the CMA Collection with Dr. Nancy Tolson, CMA commissioner, docent, and UofSC assistant director of African American Studies. Self...
Jun
19
Free Sundays Presented by Still Hopes | Modjeska Monteith Simkins House
In celebration of Historic Columbia’s 60th anniversary, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for free on the third Sunday of the month. This month, visit exhibits at the...
Jun
19
Fireflies vs. Mudcats – Kids Run the Bases / Negro League Weekend
The Fireflies take on the Mudcats at 5PM! This game will be a part of the Fireflies & MiLB’s Negro League Weekend! We will also be letting kids run the bases after the game ends!
Jun
20
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy on her adventures through Oz. Meet the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion on their way to visit the Wizard. But Look out for the Wicked Witch, she sees everything from her tower in the West! The classic story comes to life; complete w...
Jun
20
REC2GO
Join us for our REC2GO event with music, snacks, and giveaways! We are giving away REC2GO bags to youth (ages 5-12) while supplies last. The bags include toys, games and activities! Youth must be present to participate. For more information, contact ...
Jun
21
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...
Jun
21
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.   Audience: Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (...
Jun
22
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
22
Kids Adventure Terrarium
Experience the modern plant revival at a PlantHouse workshop!   Our kids adventure terrarium workshop is the perfect family activity! Join us for a fun workshop where you’ll learn how to create a unique terrarium complete with figurines (d...
Jun
22
Hands on Art: Making Art Together
Join us to explore materials and make art together. Projects change every week and are creative and open-ended. Dress for a mess!  Registration is required for this event. 
Jun
22
REC2GO
Join us for our REC2GO event with music, snacks, and giveaways! We are giving away REC2GO bags to youth (ages 5-12) while supplies last. The bags include toys, games and activities! Youth must be present to participate. For more information, contact ...

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