Columbia Family Events | March

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

Mar
1
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.
Mar
1
Mom & Baby Yoga
 Join us for our Mom & Baby Yoga class—a beautiful space to honor your body and connect with fellow women on this incredible journey of motherhood. Led by the amazing
Mar
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
Mar
2
Spring Market and Community Fair
It’s time for the annual Spring Market at Seven Oaks Park! Shop for unique spring décor, Mother’s Day gifts, end of the year teacher gifts, wedding gifts, and so much
Mar
2
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.,
Mar
2
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.
Mar
2
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
Mar
2
Touch-A-Truck
Touch-A-Truck is a fun filled event where kids can touch, climb, and explore vehicles of all shapes and sizes – fire trucks, Police vehicles, dump trucks, lifts, animal control vehicles,
Mar
2
Backyard Saturday – Animal Builders
Join us for the first Backyard Saturday of the season and learn all about Animal Builders! This Backyard Saturday will be part of our Touch-A-Truck event taking place in the
Mar
2
Columbia Comic & Toy Expo
24th annual Columbia Comic & Toy Expo, 150+ vendors with a huge variety of vintage comics, toys, funko pops, anime figures and just about any other collectible that you’d want.
Mar
2
Pour and Play
Dive into a world of color and creativity with our Pour Paint and Indoor Play event!  Let your imagination run wild as you create mesmerizing masterpieces with vibrant paints, while enjoying
Mar
2
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,
Mar
2
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
Mar
2
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
Mar
2
Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Mad Libs Live!
Don’t miss this professional production of Mad Lives Live! In this truly interactive musical changes at every performance – thanks to you! When you enter the show we’ll ask for
Mar
2
Columbia Children’s Theatre presents Mad Libs Live!
Don’t miss this professional production of Mad Lives Live! This truly interactive musical changes with every performance – thanks to you! When you enter the show we’ll ask for nouns,
Mar
3
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
Mar
4
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
Mar
4
Pajamarama Storytime
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs. Audience(s):   Families, Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
Mar
5
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
Mar
5
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,
Mar
6
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),
Mar
6
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Springing into Action
As spring approaches, the world transforms. Join us as we explore how plants, animals, and people change and grow in the coming season. Key topic: seasons. This program is specially
Mar
7
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
Mar
7
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,
Mar
7
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission and extended hours. Take a guided tour of two featured exhibitions, Darrel Ellis: Regeneration and Interior Lives: Modern American Spaces at 6:00 p.m. Last gallery entry at 7:30 p.m. Be on
Mar
8
Mom & Baby Yoga
 Join us for our Mom & Baby Yoga class—a beautiful space to honor your body and connect with fellow women on this incredible journey of motherhood. Led by the amazing
Mar
8
Full STEAM Ahead
Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with some slimy and sticky STEAM activities. (grades K–5)
Mar
9
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.,
Mar
9
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
Mar
9
Shamrock Festival Kids Zone
Join O’hara’s Public House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Shamrock Festival Kids Zone. At the Icehouse Pavilion we will feature face painting, balloon animals, bouncy house, giant slide
Mar
9
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,
Mar
9
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
Mar
9
Watch Freely: Sensory Friendly Movie: Kung Fu Panda 3
Enjoy this sensory inclusive movie your way with low volume, dimmed lighting, sensory bins and weighted blankets. Sing, dance and walk freely. (Kung Fu Panda 3, 95 minutes, Rated PG)
Mar
9
Blippi
Blippi is coming live to Columbia! Don’t miss out! Get your tickets here!  
Mar
9
Watch Freely: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Join us for a screening of Spider-man: Across the Spider-Verse Audience(s): Parents, Families, School age children (6-12 years), Teens (12-18 years)
Mar
9
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
Mar
9
South Carolina Ballet Presents Alice in Wonderland
This whimsical tale is a beloved classic and the South Carolina Ballet has brought it to life with a mesmerizing score and William Starrett’s breathtaking choreography. Audience(s): Parents, Families, Young
Mar
11
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
Mar
12
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
Mar
12
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,
Mar
12
LEGO Family Challenge
Challenge the whole family to come together and get creative using our provided LEGO bricks (or bring your own!). Compete to build the coolest creation to win a sweet LEGO
Mar
13
Tot Trade
Tot Trade, a highly anticipated event for families in Columbia, SC & beyond. We provide a platform for families to recycle, & purchase quality items for their kids. Tot Trade
Mar
13
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),
Mar
14
Tot Trade
Tot Trade, a highly anticipated event for families in Columbia, SC & beyond. We provide a platform for families to recycle, & purchase quality items for their kids. Tot Trade
Mar
14
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
Mar
14
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,
Mar
15
Tot Trade
Tot Trade, a highly anticipated event for families in Columbia, SC & beyond. We provide a platform for families to recycle, & purchase quality items for their kids. Tot Trade
Mar
15
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.
Mar
15
Mom & Baby Yoga
 Join us for our Mom & Baby Yoga class—a beautiful space to honor your body and connect with fellow women on this incredible journey of motherhood. Led by the amazing
Mar
15
Play Freely: Fun Fridays at North Main
Come have some fun this Spring at North Main. We all need a little fun in our lives, so drop by anytime between 3:00 to 5:30 for games, bubbles, art
Mar
15
A Night in Wonderland Sweetheart Dance
Parents/guardians and children can all join in on the fun at this Alice in Wonderland themed dance. The evening includes dinner, dancing, a memory photo, and goody bag. Tickets must
Mar
15
Fun Friday
Join us for a Friday of FUN! Enjoy indoor activities like basketball, 9 square in the air, just dance, freeze tag, and more.  Ages 9–14 $5/person  $10/person w/ two slices
Mar
16
St. Pat’s in Five Points
Join us for the 42nd annual St Pat’s in Five Points ~ The Southeast’s largest one-day St. Patrick’s Day celebration, on March 16th. Tickets available now! 7:30am: Get to the
Mar
16
Tot Trade
Tot Trade, a highly anticipated event for families in Columbia, SC & beyond. We provide a platform for families to recycle, & purchase quality items for their kids. Tot Trade
Mar
16
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.,
Mar
16
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
Mar
16
DIY-U Kids: Playful Garden Cart
Kick-off spring with your little builder as they create a garden cart planter. Kids can grow new skills and take home a fun garden project just in time to start
Mar
16
Stroller Tour: Featured Exhibitions
Take a tour of new featured exhibitions Interior Lives: Modern American Spaces, 1890 – 1945 and Darrel Ellis: Regeneration with infants in tow! Bring your little ones along for the ride on a stroller-friendly
Mar
16
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,
Mar
16
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
Mar
16
Snow White Tea Party
Enjoy a wondrous sit-down tea before our matinee performance of Snow White! Immerse your children in the enchanting world of our Snow White production as they meet some of their
Mar
16
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
Mar
16
Snow White Ballet
South Carolina Ballet’s Snow White (Columbia City Ballet) Saturday, March 16, 2024 • 3:00 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$60 Columbia City Ballet, now South Carolina Ballet, is thrilled to invite
Mar
16
Kids Karaoke
Upcoming SATURDAY show for March!
Mar
17
Lucky Play
 Shamrocks and Shenanigans Await at Our St. Patrick’s Day Indoor Play Event!  Join us for a day of festive fun as we celebrate the luck of the Irish.
Mar
17
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
Mar
17
Free Sunday at the Mann-Simons Site
The third Sunday of the month, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour of one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for FREE thanks to Richland County, with
Mar
18
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
Mar
18
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
Mar
19
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
Mar
19
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,
Mar
20
The Market
The Market is back at Richland Library and we’re excited to bring you farmers, bakers, artists, creators and local authors all in one place! 
Mar
20
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),
Mar
20
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Springing into Action
As spring approaches, the world transforms. Join us as we explore how plants, animals, and people change and grow in the coming season. Key topic: seasons. This program is specially
Mar
21
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
Mar
21
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,
Mar
22
Mom & Baby Yoga
 Join us for our Mom & Baby Yoga class—a beautiful space to honor your body and connect with fellow women on this incredible journey of motherhood. Led by the amazing
Mar
22
EGG-cessible Egg Hunt
This accessible egg hunt will be held at Leo’s Landing Inclusive Playground and open to members of the special needs community, all ages are welcome. Participants will need to bring
Mar
23
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.,
Mar
23
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
Mar
23
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,
Mar
23
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
Mar
23
Saluda Shoals Park Egg Hunt
Join us at the Fields at Saluda Shoals Park for an Egg Hunt.  Please remember to bring a basket for your eggs.   $5 per child;  $7/child day of Egg Hunts
Mar
23
Meet Dog Man at BAM
Join us for an afternoon of family fun as we celebrate the launch of ‘DOG MAN: THE SCARLET SHEDDER’! Come meet Dog Man himself, take your picture with him, and
Mar
23
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
Mar
24
Art Blossoms Sunday Teatime
Celebrate the final day of Art Blossoms with a relaxing afternoon featuring botanical teas and a-la-carte desserts. Sit and chat with loved ones or take part in family-friendly activities like fascinator and
Mar
24
Sensory Friendly Sundays for families
Experience the Children’s Room and Teen Center with a low sensory environment for children, teens and their families. In the Children’s Room, children can browse the shelves for their new favorite
Mar
25
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
Mar
26
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
Mar
26
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,
Mar
26
Pre-School and Special Friends Egg Hunt
Children ages 12 and under with physical or cognitive challenges can enjoy a low-key sensory-friendly egg hunt. Children will hunt for age-appropriate treats and candy filled eggs on their fields.  Ages
Mar
27
The Market
The Market is back at Richland Library and we’re excited to bring you farmers, bakers, artists, creators and local authors all in one place! 
Mar
27
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),
Mar
28
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
Mar
28
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,
Mar
28
Flashlight Egg Hunt
It’s time for our Annual Flashlight Egg Hunt. This year there will be more than 10,000 eggs to find! Bring your flashlight and basket. This event will be held rain
Mar
29
Mom & Baby Yoga
 Join us for our Mom & Baby Yoga class—a beautiful space to honor your body and connect with fellow women on this incredible journey of motherhood. Led by the amazing
Mar
30
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.,
Mar
30
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  

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