Columbia Family-Friendly Events | June

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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
Sweat It Out 5K & Kids Fun Run
Get ready to break a Sweat for Nick! Join us for the Sweat It Out 5k 2024! We are offering two exciting options: a thrilling “Live Race” on Saturday, June
Jun
1
U-Pick Blueberry Season Opening
� Grand Opening Alert at AA Farms! �� **Join Us for Our U-Pick Blueberry Season Starting June 1st!** � � Visit us at 5412 Bluff Road for a fun-filled day
Jun
1
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.,
Jun
1
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.
Jun
1
Accessibility Morning – Taco Dragon
Guests who are neurodiverse 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 to
Jun
1
Backyard Saturday
Join us for Backyard Saturday – Worms! Through play, families can experience nature at Saluda Shoals Park. Each program will celebrate a nature awareness day through fun activities and cool
Jun
1
2024 Spring Festival
The FARM’s Spring Festival starts at 10 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. This is a family-friendly event that will connect the community and gives you a chance to experience
Jun
1
Summer Learning Challenge Kick-Off
Join us as we kick off the 2024 Summer Learning Challenge with Olympics themed games and activities for all ages!      10-11:30am- Family Storytime: Gold Medal Readers! Stories and songs
Jun
1
Kickoff to Summer Party
EdVenture wants YOU to help us welcome in the summer season by participating in our second annual Kickoff to Summer Celebration! On Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.,
Jun
1
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,
Jun
1
Family Storytime and Craft
Join us every Saturday! Share stories, songs, a fun craft, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
1
Play Freely: Xbox One
Bring all of your friends for games and activities on our Xbox One.     
Jun
1
Family Fun Day
Don’t miss this family friendly event with FREE carnival rides & kids activities, 70+ Vendors and food trucks. Cap the night off with a live fireworks show. Be sure to
Jun
1
Summer Learning Kick-Off and Family Movie
Pick up a Summer Learning Tracker, build with LEGO’s, eat yummy treats and enjoy a fun movie.    
Jun
2
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
Jun
3
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)
Jun
4
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,
Jun
4
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
Jun
4
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
5
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! 
Jun
5
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Splish Splash
Water comes in rain, ponds, puddles, and oceans. It helps plants grow, boats move, and us to cool off and get clean. Join us as we explore the wet and
Jun
5
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.
Jun
5
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Adventure Begins at Your Library, and your quest starts at our summer reading kickoff. Enjoy inflatables, face painting, yummy treats and stage performances of “The Secret Garden” from Broadway Bound
Jun
5
Blythewood Farmers Market
We host a weekly producer-only farmers market from April to November, and two seasonal artisan markets in March and December.
Jun
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,
Jun
6
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
Jun
6
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
Jun
6
Free First Thursday at the CMA
Enjoy free admission and extended hours. Take a guided tour of the Collection at 6:00 p.m. Last gallery entry at 7:30 p.m. Be on Boyd Plaza in the evening for live
Jun
6
Cooking for Kids: STEAM Edition for ages 6-12
Calling all young chefs! Roll up your sleeves for an afternoon of tasty creations! Make yummy treats and learn the science behind them in this hands-on cooking class. All materials
Jun
6
Retro Video Game Night
Break out that Nintendo 64 because Retro Video Night is back at Segra Park! Join us for a night full of gamer nostalgia and Budweiser Thirsty Thursday drink specials. All
Jun
7
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
Jun
7
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
7
Teen Hangtime
This summer, hang out every Friday with other teens to binge Anime, create something cool, or dig into a new idea!    
Jun
7
Play Freely: Fun Fridays at North Main
We all need a little fun in our lives, so drop by anytime between 3:00 to 5:00 for games, bubbles, art and more. We will have things to do for
Jun
8
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.,
Jun
8
Kicking it with Dads 4th Annual Family Day
Join us for a day of family fun and community building at the annual Kicking It With Dads Family Day event on Saturday, June 8th from 10am-4pm at Benedict Stadium
Jun
8
Crafternoon: Donuts With Dad
A Father’s Day Event! Bring your dad or your favorite male figure for this morning of memories, treats and crafts. Make family memories.
Jun
8
Meet the Bees for Families
Join us to see live honey bees in an observation hive!  We will discuss what goes on inside the hive as we observe it. Participants will be able to see,
Jun
8
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,
Jun
8
Family Storytime and Craft
Join us every Saturday! Share stories, songs, a fun craft, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
8
Cooking With Kids: National Kids’ Day – Brunch Edition
Enjoy a fun activity for National Kids’ Day! Bring your kiddo and join Flavored Fork to learn how to prepare a special brunch for the whole family.   This is
Jun
8
Scooby-Doo Night
Scooby-Doo, where are you?! The gangs all here for Scooby-Doo night at Segra Park presented by Escapology. We need your help to catch the bad guy, and if we do,
Jun
9
Mason’s Birthday Party
Happy birthday to you, Mason! Celebrate Columbia’s most loved mascot on his birthday! Birthday party fun includes an appearance by many of Mason’s mascot friends, pre-game player autographs from 4-4:30pm,
Jun
9
Red Bank Neighbors Community Event
Please join Red Bank Neighbors – Best Version Media at our first community event at Twelve Oak Estate. This will be a family friendly free event. Please bring funds for
Jun
10
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)
Jun
10
Cooking with Richland Library: Bubble Tea Workshop
Come learn how to make your own bubble tea!  Jenny L. will show you how to make two delicious drinks – creamy milk tea and juicy fruit tea. This event
Jun
11
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,
Jun
11
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
Jun
11
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
11
Tween Photography Studio for ages 9-12
Calling all budding photographers! Join professional photographer Jocelyn Tran for this three-week workshop. Participants will learn the basics of composition, cropping, and lighting, and will learn how to take portrait
Jun
11
JuneTEEN Prosperity Project
Hey there! JuneTEENS Prosperity Project is all about helping teens thrive and succeed in various aspects of their lives through interactive Welcome to the JuneTEENS Prosperity Project!Date: June 11th, 2024Location:
Jun
12
Family Fun Day
Join us at the NorthWest YMCA for a FREE FAMILY FUN DAY, sponsored by Kohl’s, on Wednesday, June 12! • Get active with over a dozen field games,• Jump, hide
Jun
12
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! 
Jun
12
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.
Jun
12
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)
Jun
12
Blythewood Farmers Market
We host a weekly producer-only farmers market from April to November, and two seasonal artisan markets in March and December.
Jun
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,
Jun
13
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
Jun
13
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
Jun
13
Money Smarts For Teens: The Reality of Money
The Reality of Money presentations allows teens to get a glimpse of the future. This fun, interactive event offers a look at the real-life financial choices students will be making
Jun
13
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,
Jun
14
Crafternoon
Get your craft on! Drop in and get creative!  We provide the art supplies; you provide the imagination.    
Jun
14
Teen Hangtime
This summer, hang out every Friday with other teens to binge Anime, create something cool, or dig into a new idea!    
Jun
15
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
Jun
15
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.,
Jun
15
Slip, Slide & Splash!
Get ready for an adrenaline-packed adventure at Slip, Slide, & Splash! Experience the thrill of zooming down inflatable slides, splashing into refreshing pools, and making unforgettable memories with friends and
Jun
15
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,
Jun
15
Family Storytime and Craft
Join us every Saturday! Share stories, songs, a fun craft, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
15
Crafts and Cheer for Papa Bear
Join us for a day packed with creativity, laughter, and quality time with your little ones. Indulge in complimentary coffee while your kiddos enjoy tasty snacks during our two-hour play
Jun
17
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)
Jun
18
Tween Photography Studio for ages 9-12
Calling all budding photographers! Join professional photographer Jocelyn Tran for this three-week workshop. Participants will learn the basics of composition, cropping, and lighting, and will learn how to take portrait
Jun
18
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,
Jun
18
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
Jun
18
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
19
Gladys’ Gang Toddler Edition: Splish Splash
Water comes in rain, ponds, puddles, and oceans. It helps plants grow, boats move, and us to cool off and get clean. Join us as we explore the wet and
Jun
19
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! 
Jun
19
Juneteenth at the CMA
In celebration of Juneteenth, the CMA is offering free admission and activities centered on Black art. Enjoy exhibitions Sergio Hudson: Focused on the Fit and (Un)Settled: The Landscape in American Art as well as
Jun
19
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.
Jun
19
Blythewood Farmers Market
We host a weekly producer-only farmers market from April to November, and two seasonal artisan markets in March and December.
Jun
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,
Jun
20
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
Jun
20
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
Jun
21
Teen Hangtime
This summer, hang out every Friday with other teens to binge Anime, create something cool, or dig into a new idea!    
Jun
21
Parents Night Out
Drop off the kids for a fun night out! Children must be at least 3+ (and potty trained). Pizza is provided!$25 per child
Jun
22
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.,
Jun
22
Juneteenth Celebration
An educational day that encompasses the history of Juneteenth as well as cultural awareness of the Black experience. It is a day dedicated to celebrating accomplishments, justice, and freedom for Black
Jun
22
Bluey Party: Cupcake Extravaganza
Join Bluey, everyone’s favorite Aussie pup, for a cupcake bash at PlayMatters! Enjoy yummy treats and juice while singing and dancing to Toddler-approved tunes. A fun-filled time for little ones!
Jun
22
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,
Jun
22
Family Storytime and Craft
Join us every Saturday! Share stories, songs, a fun craft, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
24
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)
Jun
25
Tween Photography Studio for ages 9-12
Calling all budding photographers! Join professional photographer Jocelyn Tran for this three-week workshop. Participants will learn the basics of composition, cropping, and lighting, and will learn how to take portrait
Jun
25
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,
Jun
25
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
Jun
25
Family Storytime
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Jun
26
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! 
Jun
26
Stroller Tour: (Un)Settled
Take a tour of new exhibition (Un)Settled: The Landscape in American Art with infants in tow! Bring your little ones along for the ride on a stroller-friendly tour for caregivers with babies
Jun
26
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.
Jun
26
Blythewood Farmers Market
We host a weekly producer-only farmers market from April to November, and two seasonal artisan markets in March and December.
Jun
27
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,
Jun
27
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

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