Things to Do This Month: Columbia, SC

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Are you looking for this to do this month or weekend in Columbia, SC? There is so much for your family to enjoy, from special events and children’s programming to theatre shows and sporting events. We gathered all of the best family-friendly events happening this month near you!

Things to do in February in Columbia, South Carolina

We are highlighting Cola’s best events throughout the month, so you can have the most fun each week. Be sure to check out our full event calendar for more fun around the Midlands!

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Events in Columbia, SC, this month, this weekend

Check out our FULL event calendar for more events near Columbia, SC


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Events This Weekend: Columbia, SC

Is the weekend here and you are not quite sure what to do? Check out these excellent family-friendly events near Columbia, SC!

Saturdays in Columbia: Soda City Farmer’s Market, 9 am to 1 pm


Never Be Bored!

Check out our Guide to Things to Do Near Columbia, SC to have an epic day!

Things to do Columbia, SC

Fill up Your Weekend With These Things to Do Near Columbia, SC


Theatre, Shows, and Sporting Events

Gamecocks Basketball

USC Basketball

Catch a Gamecocks Basketball Game. You have lots of options in January!

Men’s Basketball home games at the Colonial Life Arena (tickets)

  • February 6th, 2024 VS. Ol Miss
  • February 10th, 2024 VS. Vanderbilt
  • February 17th, 2024 VS. LSU

Women’s basketball home games at the Colonial Life Arena (tickets)

  • February 4th, 2024 VS. Ol Miss
  • February 8th, 2024 VS. Mizzou
  • February 11th, 2024 VS. Connecticut
  • February 18th, 2024 VS. Georgia
  • February 22, 2024 VS. Alabama

Free Things Happening This Month

Free Things to Do in Columbia, SC

Cheap Fun is the BEST Fun!

There are lots of Free Things to Do Near Columbia, SC


Our Top Picks: Don’t Miss These Events This Month Near Columbia, SC

Our list is growing and full of options. But, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, try one of these top picks. These are the events the Kidding Around Team

Catch a FREE event at the Richland Libraries. We love their free movies!
Make a Free Valentine Basket, February 3rd, 2024
14th Annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival, February 10th, 2024
Hands on Art: Be My Valentine, February 12th, 2024
Sweet as Candy Valentine’s Party, February 10th, 2024
2024 Lexington Chili Cookoff, February 18th, 2024


Travel Highlight

Our sister-site, Kidding Around Greenville hosts our library of travel content, and we sure do have a wide variety of ideas for every family! Here are this month’s travel highlights:

Winter cabin vacation rentals

A cozy winter getaway can be a great idea when traveling with your family! Gather at one of these winter vacation rentals, where you can relax at a mountain cabin in celebration with a warm drink, a cozy blanket, and a hot tub!


The off-season is a wonderful time to travel, especially because it is cheaper! Especially when you have our list of the Unique, Best Places to Visit in the Southeast! You will find bucket list-worthy adventures that are certain to make the most magical memories for your family.

The coolest southeast travel spots for families

About the Author
Erin is a Greenville, South Carolina native who loves taking her two young daughters on adventures around the Upstate. Erin enjoys gardening, hiking, and dabbling in DIY projects. Her favorite things to do with her husband and kids include sensory activities, swimming, playing with their dogs, and exploring the local state and national parks.

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