Columbia, SC Family Events | February

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February in Columbia is full of fun – from Valentine events, cookie making, 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 – 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. 

Feb
1
Bilingual Storytime Cuentacuentos Bilingüe
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. We will have a craft time after!.This event is free and open to
Feb
1
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler
Feb
1
Family Storytime: Celebrating Black Book Creators
It’s a celebration of Black book creators with stories, songs, and fun for the whole family. Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers
Feb
1
Toddler Time
Looking for a safe, fun outlet for your toddler’s energy? Or maybe you just want to make sure that your little one has a particularly restful afternoon nap. Either way,
Feb
1
Royal Hanneford Circus
The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present our all new show Jamil Shrine Circus at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the
Feb
2
Tips for Visiting Riverbanks Zoo with Kids while Pregnant - Columbia SC Moms Blog
Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo
Reminder to Richland and Lexington County residents: Free Fridays kicks off this Friday, January 5th and runs through Friday, February 23rd. (Please note that Free Fridays applies only to regular
Feb
2
Royal Hanneford Circus
The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present our all new show Jamil Shrine Circus at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the
Feb
2
Fun Friday’s at Empire Gymnastics
Playgroups and moms come enjoy our fabulously fun hour of nonstop fun activity for your child! In this hour of (parent) supervised open play, your child can enjoy and explore.
Feb
2
Father-Daughter Ball
Join us for our first annual Father and Daughter Ball at Christian Life Church! This event is for the whole community! We will have a night to honor the relationship
Feb
2
Royal Hanneford Circus
The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present our all new show Jamil Shrine Circus at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the
Feb
2
Flight Night Winter Bash
 Join us for Flight Night Winter Bash  Mark your calendars and gather your squad! Our second annual Flight Night Winter Bash is Friday, February 2nd from 7pm-9pm!  This EPIC Flight
Feb
3
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.,
Feb
3
Home Depot Kids Workshop
Join us the first Saturday of each month between 9 am – 12 pm for free in-person Kids Workshops. While supplies last.
Feb
3
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
Feb
3
Royal Hanneford Circus
The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present our all new show Jamil Shrine Circus at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the
Feb
3
Pop-Up Valentines
Bring the whole family to create your own pop-up Valentines! We will be creating pop-up valentines using paper, glue, and other materials. Dress for a mess!
Feb
3
Family Storytime: Celebrating Black Book Creators
It’s a celebration of Black book creators with stories, songs, and fun for the whole family. Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers
Feb
3
Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Jack & the Beanstalk
Columbia Children’s Theatre is back at it again with their inimitable style of story theatre as they present Jack and the Beanstalk.  Penned by CCT Artistic Director, Jerry Stevenson, this hilarious
Feb
3
Meeting Street Artisan Market
There are new options for afternoon shopping on Saturdays in West Columbia. The Meeting Street Artisan Market has new hours, 11 AM – 3 PM, beginning this Saturday, August 6,
Feb
3
Puss in Boots
Long before Shrek came along, Charles Perrault penned the original tale of a crafty cat in fancy footwear. CMT’s Puss in Boots is a whimsical retelling of this classic fairy
Feb
3
Family Storytime: Honoring Black Artists!
Basquiat, Alma, Pippin, oh my! Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Feb
3
Puss in Boots
Long before Shrek came along, Charles Perrault penned the original tale of a crafty cat in fancy footwear. CMT’s Puss in Boots is a whimsical retelling of this classic fairy
Feb
3
Royal Hanneford Circus
The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present our all new show Jamil Shrine Circus at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the
Feb
3
Royal Hanneford Circus
The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present our all new show Jamil Shrine Circus at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the
Feb
4
Kids Air Plant Terrarium Workshop
Experience the modern plant revival at a PlantHouse workshop! Our kids air plant terrarium workshop is the perfect family activity! Join us for a fun workshop where you’ll learn how
Feb
4
First Sunday
General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Sunday!* Included in general admission, guests can explore four floors of South Carolina art, cultural
Feb
4
Royal Hanneford Circus
The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present our all new show Jamil Shrine Circus at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the
Feb
4
Royal Hanneford Circus
The Royal Hanneford Circus is proud to present our all new show Jamil Shrine Circus at the Jamil Shrine Temple. Come along & enjoy an incredible circus performance for the
Feb
5
Monday Morning Makers
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 6 or more
Feb
5
Preliteracy Class for 4 and 5 year-olds
Build early literacy and phonemic awareness skills through stories, hands on activities and imaginative play. Children will practice  Phonemic Awareness  Fine Motor Skills Building  Vocabulary Narrative/Communication Skills  Space...
Feb
5
Crafternoon
Get your craft on! Let your imagination run wild using a variety of materials provided. Paint, color, collage, or all of the above! Audience(s): Families, School age children (6-12 years)
Feb
5
Build-a-Thon: LEGOS
Get hands-on by building towers, robots, creatures and more. Who can build it tallest? Who can build it strongest? Build freely and find out! Audience(s): School age children (6-12 years)
Feb
6
Toddler Storytime
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. This storytime is designed for active toddlers and 2-year-olds. If you
Feb
6
Toddler Time
Looking for a safe, fun outlet for your toddler’s energy? Or maybe you just want to make sure that your little one has a particularly restful afternoon nap. Either way,
Feb
6
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Feb
6
Teen Makers: Felt Hearts
We’ll practice basic sewing and embroidery skills to craft a cute project they are sure to love! Audience(s): Teens (12-18 years)
Feb
6
Crafternoon: Valentine’s Day
Let’s share the love! Create a treat for our bird friends and a floral arrangement for a loved one to show them how special they are! Audience(s): Parents, School age
Feb
7
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Let There Be Light
Light helps us see, gives plants food to grow, and can warm us up! What kinds of things make light, and how do artists show them off? Join us as
Feb
7
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for ages 0-18 months. 
Feb
7
Kid’s Valentine’s Craft Night in West Columbia
You’ll love our February Kid’s Nights! Bring the kiddos to East Bay Deli in West Columbia, Wednesday, February 7, 5-7pm for a FREE kid’s meal* and fun Valentine’s themed craft
Feb
8
Bilingual Storytime Cuentacuentos Bilingüe
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. We will have a craft time after!.This event is free and open to
Feb
8
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler
Feb
8
Family Storytime: Lunar New Year!
Let’s celebrate the beginning of Lunar New Year together with special stories and songs!    
Feb
8
Toddler Time
Looking for a safe, fun outlet for your toddler’s energy? Or maybe you just want to make sure that your little one has a particularly restful afternoon nap. Either way,
Feb
9
Tips for Visiting Riverbanks Zoo with Kids while Pregnant - Columbia SC Moms Blog
Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo
Reminder to Richland and Lexington County residents: Free Fridays kicks off this Friday, January 5th and runs through Friday, February 23rd. (Please note that Free Fridays applies only to regular
Feb
9
Lunar New Year Celebration
Join us as we celebrate the Chinese and Lunar New Years with stories and crafts.
Feb
9
Crafternoon
Drop in and get creative! We provide art supplies; you provide imagination.    
Feb
9
Read to a Therapy Dog
Share a good book with a furry friend! Sign-up and reserve your spot to practice your reading skills with a certified therapy dog and their human.  Readers will get a
Feb
9
Daddy Daughter Date Night
Young ladies and their dads or grandfathers can enjoy this Alice in Wonderland themed date night. The evening includes dinner, dancing, a memory photo and goody bag. Space is limited!
Feb
10
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.,
Feb
10
Accessibility Morning – Clifford the Big Red Dog
Guests who are neurodiverse, autistic, or have other disabilities are welcome to participate in the optional activities listed below, or explore museum exhibition galleries at their own pace. General Admission
Feb
10
Repticon
This show features everything that you’ve come to love most about Repticon’s two days of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products
Feb
10
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
Feb
10
Family Storytime: Celebrating Black Book Creators
Bring the family to Richland Library Ballentine for our Saturday storytimes from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.     
Feb
10
Wonderful Worms
During this hands-on program, Eisenia foetida—the red wiggler earthworm—will be used as a model organism to help students learn about the needs of organisms, including air, water, food, and shelter;
Feb
10
Meeting Street Artisan Market
There are new options for afternoon shopping on Saturdays in West Columbia. The Meeting Street Artisan Market has new hours, 11 AM – 3 PM, beginning this Saturday, August 6,
Feb
10
Puss in Boots
Long before Shrek came along, Charles Perrault penned the original tale of a crafty cat in fancy footwear. CMT’s Puss in Boots is a whimsical retelling of this classic fairy
Feb
10
Family Storytime: Lunar New Year!
What is the Lunar Year and who celebrates it?  What are the traditions behind it and what does each animal represent? Celebrate Lunar New Year with stories, songs, a fun
Feb
10
14th Annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival
Laissez les bons temps rouler and celebrate Mardi Gras with the benevolent society of the Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya, sponsored by Abita Brewing Company!  The 14th Mardi Gras Columbia Festival takes
Feb
10
Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dragon
Join us for an afternoon of crafts and festivities featuring a Lion Dance performance by Thundering Wave Martial Arts. All ages are welcome!
Feb
10
Black History Month Celebration
A time to recognize, celebrate, and honor the rich and diverse African American culture Chef BJ Dennis (center) Join Richland Library for a special event celebrating Black History Month with
Feb
10
Puss in Boots
Long before Shrek came along, Charles Perrault penned the original tale of a crafty cat in fancy footwear. CMT’s Puss in Boots is a whimsical retelling of this classic fairy
Feb
10
Sweet as Candy Valentine’s Party
Immerse in pure enchantment at the Sweet as Candy Valentine’s Day Party! � Join the celebration at PlayMatters on 02.10.24, 4-6 PM, where each moment is a masterpiece of joy.
Feb
10
Daddy Daughter Date Night
Young ladies and their dads or grandfathers can enjoy this Alice in Wonderland themed date night. The evening includes dinner, dancing, a memory photo and goody bag. Space is limited!
Feb
10
Kids Night In – Clay Heart Bowls
$20/child Create a Valentine’s decoration that will last for years to come! Snack is included.
Feb
11
Repticon
This show features everything that you’ve come to love most about Repticon’s two days of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products
Feb
12
Monday Morning Makers
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 6 or more
Feb
12
Hands on Art: Be My Valentine
Simple Valentine’s art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Feb
12
Preliteracy Class for 4 and 5 year-olds
Build early literacy and phonemic awareness skills through stories, hands on activities and imaginative play. Children will practice  Phonemic Awareness  Fine Motor Skills Building  Vocabulary Narrative/Communication Skills  Space...
Feb
13
Toddler Storytime
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. This storytime is designed for active toddlers and 2-year-olds. If you
Feb
13
Toddler Time
Looking for a safe, fun outlet for your toddler’s energy? Or maybe you just want to make sure that your little one has a particularly restful afternoon nap. Either way,
Feb
13
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Feb
13
Crafternoon: Feel the Love! Valentine’s Day Crafts
Join us in constructing Valentine’s Day crafts for that special someone! Make sweet Valentine’s Day emojis! Construct your own Valentine’s tree! Make the sweetest butterfly you’ve ever seen using Blow
Feb
13
Crafternoon: DIY Valentine’s Gift
Join this workshop to create a special and heartfelt surprise. Craft a personalized gift that will make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable. Get creative and show your love!    
Feb
14
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years),
Feb
14
Crafternoon
Get your craft on! Let your imagination run wild using a variety of materials provided. Paint, color, collage, or all of the above!
Feb
14
Read to a Therapy Dog
Please join Susanne and her certified therapy dog to practice reading with a furry friend.Practice reading with a furry friend. Audience(s): School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years
Feb
15
Bilingual Storytime Cuentacuentos Bilingüe
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family. We will have a craft time after!.This event is free and open to
Feb
15
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler
Feb
15
Toddler Time
Looking for a safe, fun outlet for your toddler’s energy? Or maybe you just want to make sure that your little one has a particularly restful afternoon nap. Either way,
Feb
16
Tips for Visiting Riverbanks Zoo with Kids while Pregnant - Columbia SC Moms Blog
Free Fridays at Riverbanks Zoo
Reminder to Richland and Lexington County residents: Free Fridays kicks off this Friday, January 5th and runs through Friday, February 23rd. (Please note that Free Fridays applies only to regular
Feb
16
Fun Friday’s at Empire Gymnastics
Playgroups and moms come enjoy our fabulously fun hour of nonstop fun activity for your child! In this hour of (parent) supervised open play, your child can enjoy and explore.
Feb
16
Play Freely: Fun Fridays at North Main
Come have some fun inside with us this winter at North Main. We all need a little fun in our lives, so drop by anytime between 3:00 to 5:00 for
Feb
17
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.,
Feb
17
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
Feb
17
Meeting Street Artisan Market
There are new options for afternoon shopping on Saturdays in West Columbia. The Meeting Street Artisan Market has new hours, 11 AM – 3 PM, beginning this Saturday, August 6,
Feb
17
Puss in Boots
Long before Shrek came along, Charles Perrault penned the original tale of a crafty cat in fancy footwear. CMT’s Puss in Boots is a whimsical retelling of this classic fairy
Feb
17
Puss in Boots
Long before Shrek came along, Charles Perrault penned the original tale of a crafty cat in fancy footwear. CMT’s Puss in Boots is a whimsical retelling of this classic fairy
Feb
17
Drive-In Movie Night – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem
Come out to Saluda Shoals Park for a Drive-in Movie night featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem! Purchase tickets at the event (first come, first serve). Food trucks will
Feb
17
Drive-In Movie Night – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem
Come out to Saluda Shoals Park for a Drive-in Movie night featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem! Purchase tickets at the event (first come, first serve). Food trucks will
Feb
19
Monday Morning Makers – Beads
Make your Mondays 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
Feb
19
Puss in Boots
Long before Shrek came along, Charles Perrault penned the original tale of a crafty cat in fancy footwear. CMT’s Puss in Boots is a whimsical retelling of this classic fairy
Feb
19
Hands on Art
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Audience(s): Preschoolers (3-5)  
Feb
19
Preliteracy Class for 4 and 5 year-olds
Build early literacy and phonemic awareness skills through stories, hands on activities and imaginative play. Children will practice  Phonemic Awareness  Fine Motor Skills Building  Vocabulary Narrative/Communication Skills  Space...
Feb
19
Crafternoon
Get your craft on! Let your imagination run wild using a variety of materials provided. Paint, color, collage, or all of the above! Audience(s): Families, School age children (6-12 years)
Feb
20
Toddler Storytime
Help your toddler discover the alphabet, numbers and other concepts while building social skills and learning about our world. This storytime is designed for active toddlers and 2-year-olds. If you
Feb
20
Toddler Time
Looking for a safe, fun outlet for your toddler’s energy? Or maybe you just want to make sure that your little one has a particularly restful afternoon nap. Either way,
Feb
20
Hands on Art: Mittens Galore
Simple art fun for the very young. Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Feb
20
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Feb
21
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Let There Be Light
Light helps us see, gives plants food to grow, and can warm us up! What kinds of things make light, and how do artists show them off? Join us as

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