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What's Hot This 4th of July Weekend: Slide the City, Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration July 3 - 5
Posted on July 1, 2015 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bask in sunshine and freedom this holiday weekend as you celebrate summer and America's independence! A number of famously hot 4th of July festivities and outdoor activities can be found on ...
Five reasons to visit the Andy Warhol exhibit at Columbia Museum of Art
Posted on June 16, 2015 at 2:18PM by Renée Williamson
If you love art, you're going to be in heaven with Columbia Museum of Art's new exhibit, From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces. Featuring 55 screen prints of Warhol's famous ...
What's Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: Adventures of Mr. Potato Head, Rhythm on the River May 22 - 25
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:15AM by Alli Finkelston
Break out your swim trunks and sunscreen because this long weekend will be famously hot! From free music to family activities, browse all holiday happenings in our calendar of events or ...
What's Hot This Weekend: SC Book Festival, Forest Acres Festival, Disco Dash 5K May 15 - 17
Posted on May 13, 2015 at 7:44AM by Alli Finkelston
Columbia, SC is the place to be for family fun, this weekend! Brace your seats as cowboys rope wild steers, get lost in the world of a book, or jam to local tunes under the Carolina sun. For more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Big Nosh April 30 - May 3
Posted on April 30, 2015 at 8:49AM by Alli Finkelston
Tap your toes and broaden your minds with non-stop musical and educational enlightenment in Columbia, SC. From music festivals to cultural displays, this weekend has something to interest everyone. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Food Truck Festival, Sparkleberry Country Fair, Artista Vista April 24 - 26
Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:33AM by Alli Finkelston
Hip, hip, hooray! There are always festivals and art around every corner in Columbia, SC. This weekend is no exception with elaborate gardening displays, odes to fried food, student theatre and ...
Tours of Lower Richland Heritage Corridor launch with event featuring renowned artist Jonathan Green
Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:11AM by Alli Finkelston
    Embark on a trip down memory lane with the South East Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) at the launch of its brand-new package tours program, Prevue, this Saturday, April 25 from ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Indie Grits, Columbia International Festival, Olympia Fest April 17 - 19
Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:42AM by Alli Finkelston
It's a magical weekend here in Columbia, SC. Kick it off with Disney on Ice, sprinkle in a few Indie Grits films and top it all off with the International Festival: a ...
8 Things to Do at Indie Grits: April 15 - 19
Posted on April 15, 2015 at 2:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Today kicks off the five-day, creative extravaganza, Indie Grits Festival. Hosted by The Nickelodeon, SC's only non-profit, art house theatre, the festival seeks to explore territories ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Runaway Runway, Columbia Open Studios, River Rocks April 10 - 12
Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:07AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Spring is in full bloom in Columbia, SC and with it comes outdoor events, the inspiration for incredible art and a general sense of relief that the cold winter months are behind us. So get into the ...

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