Columbia Family Events | May

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May 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, 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. 

May
1
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! 
May
1
Hello Baby
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs.  Ages 0-2.  
May
1
Hands on Art
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
May
1
Mother Goose Day
Drop in for a Mother Goose Day celebration! Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5), School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years,
May
1
Blythewood Farmers Market
We host a weekly producer-only farmers market from April to November, and two seasonal artisan markets in March and December.
May
2
Birdwatching in the Gardens
For Bird Watchers, late April through early May is one of the most exciting times of the year. Spring migration brings tons of warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and more species that
May
2
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,
May
2
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
May
2
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission and extended hours. Take a guided tour of featured exhibitions Darrel Ellis: Regeneration and Interior Lives: Modern American Spaces, 1890–1945 at 6:00 p.m. Last gallery entry at
May
2
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
May
3
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.
May
3
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),
May
3
Crafternoon: Personalize a Flower Pot
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the library! Audience(s): Adults, Families, School age children (6-12 years), Teens (12-18 years)
May
4
Free Comic Book Day at Heroes & Dragons
Comics, toys, collectibles and more! Saturday, May 4th 8 AM to 7 PM is FREE Comic Book Day while supplies last. Costumes welcome! Step into the realm of Pop Culture
May
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.,
May
4
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.
May
4
Repticon Columbia
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
May
4
Virginia Hylton Park Grand Reopening
The Town of Lexington invites you to the grand reopening of Virginia Hylton Park! The ribbon cutting ceremony will get underway on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 9am!  Join us
May
4
2024 City of Columbia Touch-a-Truck
WHO: City of Columbia Public Works Department, Columbia Police Department, Columbia-Richland Fire Department, City of Columbia Parks & Recreation, Columbia Water and various other City of Columbia Departments WHAT: Public
May
4
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
May
4
BACKYARD SATURDAY – FLOWERS
Join us for Backyard Saturday – Flowers! Through play, families can experience nature at Saluda Shoals Park. Each program will celebrate a nature awareness day through fun activities and cool
May
4
Crafternoon: A Surprise for MOM
Show MOM how special she is with a homemade gift. Surprise your special person with an act of so much love. Make family memories. Audience(s): Parents, Families, Young children (0-5
May
4
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,
May
4
Rosewood Crawfish Festival
Welcome, crawfish enthusiasts and foodies alike, to the 18th Annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival! Get ready to indulge in the flavors of Louisiana right here in Columbia, South Carolina. Mark your
May
4
Family Storytime: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
**New Start time: 11am!** Storytime and fun craft for the whole family! Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5), 6-8 years  
May
4
May Fest Celebration
Celebrate the Town of Eastover’s 46th annual BBQ Festival at the library! Audience(s): Adults, Families, School age children (6-12 years), Teens (12-18 years)
May
4
Play Freely: A Sensory Friendly Fun-Filled Event
Join us for a special morning of games, food and crafts. Make sensory calming bottles, design your own “treasure chest,” play the soaker challenger, walk or ride through the “tunnel”
May
4
Watch Freely: Family Movie Afternoon
Gather at the library for an afternoon of movies with friends and family! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem follows the Turtle brothers as they work to earn the love
May
4
May the 4th be with you: Star Wars Crafts
May the 4th be with you! Join us for DIY Star Wars Crafts. Audience(s): 6-8 years, 9-12 years
May
5
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
May
5
Repticon Columbia
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
May
5
Spring Open House
The Lexington County Museum will host its annual FREE Spring Open House on May 5, 2024 from 2 pm to 5 pm. This event will allow visitors to explore the
May
6
Monday Morning Makers
Make your Mondays less stressful and start your week on a creative note! Audience(s): Adults, Parents, Families, School age children (6-12 years), Teens (12-18 years)
May
6
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)
May
6
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)
May
6
Pajamarama Storytime
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs. Audience(s): Families, Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
May
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,
May
7
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
May
7
Hands On Art
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! 
May
7
Toddler Time Mother’s Day Party
Join us for a Toddler Time party that celebrates Moms! We will have story time with Mother Goose, a craft activity, and a special surprise for Mom. And of course,
May
7
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
May
7
Teen Makers: Still Life Studio
We’re creating masterpieces one stroke at a time! Audience(s): Teens (12-18 years)
May
8
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! 
May
8
Movers & Shakers Storytime
Get ready to move and shake, shake, shake while listening to stories, songs and more! Audience(s): Families, Young children (0-5 years), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
May
8
Pop-Up Art Show
A pop-up outdoor Art Exhibition Series – stop by and meet local artists each month this Spring! Audience(s): Adults, Parents, Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19
May
8
Blythewood Farmers Market
We host a weekly producer-only farmers market from April to November, and two seasonal artisan markets in March and December.
May
9
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,
May
9
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
May
9
A Sensory Friendly Storytime
Join us for this special storytime that stimulates the senses. Audience(s): Parents, Families, Young children (0-5 years), Babies (0-18 months), Toddlers (19 months-2 years), Preschoolers (3-5)
May
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,
May
10
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. Audience(s): Babies (0-18 months)
May
10
Family Paint Night
Bring a friend or family and don’t forget your creativity, we supply the rest! Audience(s): Families
May
10
Parent’s Night Out Glow Party
Escape the ordinary and plunge into a neon wonderland on May 10th with our unforgettable Glow Party Parent’s Night Out! Your little ones will dance under the blacklight, blast off
May
11
Star Wars Night
May the Force be with you. Star Wars Night returns to Segra Park May 11th! In a galaxy far, far away, you can join the Fireflies in their fight against
May
11
Miracles In Motion 5K Walk, Run and Roll
Miracles in Motion 5K Walk, Run & Roll presented by the City of Forest Acres Along with our Family Festival! May 11th, 2024  at The Therapy Place in Forest Acres All proceeds
May
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.,
May
11
Accessibility Morning – Pete the Cat
This program provides free access for families of children, teenagers, young adults and adults who would benefit from a quieter, sensory-friendly and disability-adapted experience at the museum. Guests who are
May
11
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
May
11
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,
May
11
Hands on Art: Fancy Nancy Mother’s Day
A story and a craft, the Fancy Nancy way! Audience(s): Families, Preschoolers (3-5), School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years
May
11
Meet the Author: Craig Melvin
Craig Melvin’s heartfelt Children’s picture book is a tribute to fathers, sons, and the childhood milestones that inspire pride in every parent. Audience(s): Adults, Parents, Families
May
12
Sunday Funday and Mother’s Day
Happy Sunday Funday, everyone! This one is for the kids, and the moms because its Mother’s Day at Segra Park! Sunday Funday festivities include pre-game player autographs from 4 to
May
13
Monday Morning Makers
Make your Mondays less stressful and start your week on a creative note! Audience(s): Adults, Parents, Families, School age children (6-12 years), Teens (12-18 years)
May
13
Little Sprouts
The littlest gardeners can enjoy nature stories and get hands-on experience with soil and plants. Dress for a mess! Audience(s): Young children (0-5 years)
May
13
STEAM Studio
Join us for inventing, building, and creating, using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Audience(s): Preschoolers (3-5), School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years
May
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,
May
14
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
May
14
Little Sprouts
The littlest gardeners can enjoy nature stories and get hands-on experience with soil and plants. Dress for a mess!
May
14
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
May
14
Teen Makers: Wind Chimes
Create a unique windchime to welcome the winds of Spring. Audience(s): Teens (12-18 years)
May
14
Arts Night
We’re celebrating The Arts, and every form of art, at Segra Park on Tuesday, May 14th. Enjoy in-game karaoke competitions, and sing a little karaoke yourself throughout the game. Pick
May
15
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! 
May
15
Blythewood Farmers Market
We host a weekly producer-only farmers market from April to November, and two seasonal artisan markets in March and December.
May
16
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,
May
16
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
May
16
Hello, Baby!
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. Audience(s):   Babies (0-18 months)
May
16
Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars
Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars where every story begins with a wish! This all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life
May
16
Halfway to Halloween
Let’s get SPOOKY, Columbia! We’re not waiting until October 31st to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, it’s Halfway to Halloween at Segra Park! Dress up in your favorite Halloween
May
17
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.
May
17
Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars
Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars where every story begins with a wish! This all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life
May
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.,
May
18
Children’s Storytime
Children’s story time every Saturday morning, with different readers selecting books the community will enjoy.  
May
18
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,
May
18
Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars
Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars where every story begins with a wish! This all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life
May
18
Kid’s Little Flippers Pinball Tournament
Every THIRD SATURDAY between 12-2 pm, Bang Back is hosting a Little Flippers Tournament! This is a FREE Kids tournament for ages 4-12. Bring the whole family to learn something
May
18
Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars
Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars where every story begins with a wish! This all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life
May
18
Kid’s Karaoke at Beef’s
Bring the entire family out for a yummy meal, then stick around for some awesome KARAOKE! Kids Welcome!Presented by CarraRock Entertainment, LLC.
May
19
Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars
Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars where every story begins with a wish! This all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life
May
19
Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars
Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars where every story begins with a wish! This all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life
May
20
Monday Morning Makers
Make your Mondays less stressful and start your week on a creative note! Audience(s): Adults, Parents, Families, School age children (6-12 years), Teens (12-18 years)
May
20
Hands on Art
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! Audience(s): Preschoolers (3-5)
May
20
Play Freely: Video Game Night
Join us at Northeast for a fun evening of video and tabletop games, for school aged children and teens! Audience(s): School age children (6-12 years), 6-8 years, 9-12 years, Teens
May
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,
May
21
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
May
21
Hands On Art
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess! 
May
21
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
May
22
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! 
May
22
Lego Club
Suggested Ages are 2-12. Swing by and enjoy a free build with bricks of varying sizes. Have fun and embrace your inner engineer.
May
22
Blythewood Farmers Market
We host a weekly producer-only farmers market from April to November, and two seasonal artisan markets in March and December.
May
23
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,

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