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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 ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Easter 2015 in Columbia, SC
Posted on April 1, 2015 at 3:45PM by Alli Finkelston
Spring has hatched, so break out your pastels and enjoy a weekend of brunching, egg hunting, and family fun. Browse our calendar and round up below for everything hoppening in the New ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Kenny Chesney, Carolina Cup, America Loves Bacon Festival March 27 - 29
Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:29AM by Alli Finkelston
Hold on to your hats folks, this is a big weekend to be in Columbia. "Come over" to the Colonial Life Arena where country crooner Kenny Chesney will play with special guests Jake Owen and ...
What's Hot This Weekend: NCAA Women's Basketball, Cinderella, Soda City Suds Week March 20 - 22
Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:30PM by Alli Finkelston
Let's go Gamecocks! Cheer on the number one seed, University of South Carolina Gameocks, as they dribble to the hoop against Savannah State to kick off the NCAA Women's Basketball ...
What's Hot This St. Patrick's Day Weekend March 12 - 15
Posted on March 12, 2015 at 9:30AM by Alli Finkelston
We're feelin' lucky here in Columbia, SC! This weekend's St. Pat's in Five Points will be a good time for all you leprechauns. Want more on the festival? Check out our blog post to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: The Avett Brothers, Columbia Marathon, St. Pat's Kick Off March 5 - 8
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:30AM by Alli Finkelston
Hello sunshine! Springtime has finally arrived in famously hot Columbia, SC, just in time for the St. Pat's in Five Points Kick-Off. Celebrate the Gaelic season by dying the iconic Five Points ...
What's Hot This Weekend: February 27 - March 1 Lake Carolina Oyster Roast, Swan Lake, Gamecocks Run
Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Columbia, SC is a one-stop shop for visitors who want to sashay with Swan Lake, shuck oysters at Lake Carolina and sprint through the historic USC horsehoe. Check out these famously hot weekend ...
Columbia Museum of Art's New "Seeking the Ideal" Exhibit
Posted on February 27, 2015 at 4:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Close your eyes and picture springtime. Now, try not to smile as images of the blinding sun, laughing children and rolling meadows come to mind. As Charles Courtney Curran said, "What normal human ...
What's Hot This Valentine's Weekend: February 13 - 15
Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:06PM by Alli Finkelston
Bitten by the love bug? Columbia, SC is the perfect destination for a famously hot date night. Listen up, here's a cheat sheet on how to spoil your sweetie: scour our Valentine's Day ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Monster Jam, MGC Long Run February 5-8
Posted on February 5, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're searching for a night of massive machines or an evening of refined art, you'll find it in Columbia, SC. This weekend is full of big names and bigger entertainment so don't miss out on ...
Top 5 Ways To Get Your Shamrock On at the 33rd Annual St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:59AM by Alli Finkelston
Follow the rainbow to the 33rd Annual St. Pat's in Five Points on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Be Irish for the day at the Columbia region's biggest annual street festival and ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 29 - February 1
Posted on January 28, 2015 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether it's making history with basketball success or celebrating history with the commemoration of the burning of Columbia, one thing is for sure, this capital city always keeps you on your toes. ...
Love, Peace & Hip-Hop Fundraiser Features Grammy-Winning Group The Lox
Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:24PM by Renée Williamson
 The Love, Peace & Hip-Hop festival's annual fundraiser features Grammy-award winning group, The Lox, this Saturday, January 31, at Music Farm Columbia.  The Lox, or Living off ...

Calendar of EventsColumbia, SC Events

Welcome to the Official Columbia Calendar of Events managed by the Columbia Regional Visitors Center. Events are searchable by date, keyword and category, with ongoing events listed on the lower portion of the page. If you would like your event to be considered for a listing on our calendar, please review our calendar criteria and submit the details of your event.

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"Concertos and Cupcakes" Concert and Reception

April 26, 2015
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: 3:30 pm
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra concert will feature the winner(s) from our Young Artist Competition. The program also includes Bach's Fugue in G minor and Schumann's Symphony No. 4. Come ...More»

19th Annual Sparkleberry Country Fair

April 24-25, 2015
Location: Sandhill Farmers Market
Times: Friday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you want to see the way it was done in the old days, then come to the Sparkleberry Country Fair! The Fair is located in Northeast Columbia at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and ...More»

2015 Gardening Symposium

April 24-25, 2015
Location: Robert Mills Carriage House
Times: Friday, April 24, 6 – 8:30 pm & Saturday, April 25, 8:30 am – 12 pm
Historic Columbia celebrates the arrival of spring with our annual Gardening Symposium! Enjoy an expanded, two-day event that blends hands-on sessions and presentations by respected gardeners and ...More»

8th Annual Greater Columbia Record Fair Day

April 26, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: 12 noon - 5pm
The event is the largest market of the year to find vinyl, from your favorite classics to highly collectible items, by vendors from across the Southeast. It is also a really good time. Besides ...More»

Artista Vista 2015

April 23-25, 2015
Location: Vista Studio/Gallery 80808
Times: 5-9 p.m. and regular gallery hours
Artista Vista, The Midlands’ most celebrated gallery crawl, returns from Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25, 2015. Vista artists and galleries will open their doors from 5-9 p.m. ...More»

BATTLEFROG Carolinas Obstacle Race

April 25, 2015
Location: Carolina Adventure World
Times: From: 8:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Coming April 25, 2015 BattleFrog Carolinas Obstacle Course Race will sprawl across 2,600 acres of mud bogs, rock outcroppings, and winding inclines, at Carolina Adventure World. The diverse terrain ...More»

BRICKWORK: Dorothy's Last Training Session

April 25, 2015
Location: Tapp's Arts Center
Times: 8:30 PM- 10:30 PM
Tapp’s Arts Center is pleased to announce a live performance by their Artist in Residence Kendallprojects (Jason Kendall) on April 25th at 8PM as part of thedorothyproject, an interactive ...More»

Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures

through September 7, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Explore some of the world’s most common insects like never before as they are shown 40 to 120 times their size in this NEW blockbuster exhibit! Using animatronics and interactive ...More»

Carolina Makers

through February 7, 2016
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended 5 – 8 p.m. hours on Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday
The South Carolina State Museum will open its next major exhibition, Carolina Makers, on Saturday, April 18. The exhibition, presented by Time Warner Cable, celebrates local makers from South ...More»

Columbia Marionette Theatre Presents "Puss in Boots"

Location: Columbia Marionette Theatre
Times: Saturdays 11 am & 3 pm
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 tale, complete with a ...More»

Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It

through July 26, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended 5 – 8 p.m. hours on Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday
Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It tells the powerful grass-roots “people story” behind the Supreme Court’s landmark Civil Rights decision Brown ...More»

Culture Shake Presents: Ebb:Flow + OK Keyes + Jordan Young

April 25, 2015
Location: Tapp's Arts Center
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The ebb:flow music collective is back! This time, the collective is teaming up with local video artists OK Keyes and Jordan Young to bring you a truly unique experience: an evening of contemporary ...More»


April 25, 2015
Location: The Arts at Shandon
Times: 7 pm
Arts at Shandon presents "Dick Goodwin Big Band" on the lawn. Bring your favorite picnic and join us on the lawn for a wonderful concert of dance band music, and popular tunes from the ...More»

Early Columbia Lecture Series, Part II

through May 19, 2015
Location: Robert Mills Carriage House
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
The Early Columbia Lecture Series is back by popular demand! Part II, “The Capital City Rebuilds,” covers Columbia from 1865 to 1914, and it kicks off on the evening of April 14, ...More»

Finding Freedom’s Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville

through August 23, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended 5 – 8 p.m. hours on Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday
Finding Freedom’s Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville highlights the rich history of the freedman’s town of Mitchelville, S.C. The exhibit tells the story of nearby enslaved people who ...More»

Florida Georgia Line: Anything Goes Tour

April 30, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: 7:30 pm
Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line will be making their headline debut at Colonial Life Arena with Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard on the Anything Goes Tour 2015. More»

From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia

Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Drawing from its growing collection of locally made and imported ceramics, Historic Columbia explores the various dining, cooking and storage wares common in 19th-century Columbia, South Carolina. ...More»

Istanbul Cultural Festival

April 25, 2015
Location: Atlantic Institute
Times: 11 am - 6 pm
The Atlantic Institute/Istanbul Cultural Center is hosting our 2nd Istanbul Cultural Festival. We will have vendors consisting of food, clothing, rugs, Turkish marbling art (painting), and ...More»

Kids' Day 2015

April 25, 2015
Location: Virginia Hylton Park
Times: 10 am - 2 pm
The 15th annual Kid’s Day of Lexington will take place Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Virginia Hylton Park in Lexington. Kid’s Day, hosted by Palmetto ...More»

Lexington Medical Center Heart & Sole Women's Five Miler

April 25, 2015
Location: Finlay Park, Columbia, SC
Times: 8:30 a.m.
South Carolina’s premier female road race starts at the top of Finlay Park and winds its way through the Vista and USC campus before its downhill ending on Taylor Street. More than 300 ...More»

Paint and Drink Creatively!

April 27, 2015
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia North
Times: 7- 9 pm
Painting + Cocktails= Paint Nite!! Our wonderful party host will guide you step - by - step on how to recreate a masterpiece in a two hour painting party. This week's painting is Luck O' The Irish. ...More»

Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign

through March 6, 2016
Location: South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
"Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign" will detail Sherman's last effort to quell the Confederacy in his army's march through South Carolina, the state that fired the first ...More»


April 25, 2015
Location: Harriet Barber House
Times: 12 noon - 3 pm
South East Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) is proud to extend an invitation all to attend PREVUE -the Launch for our new package tours program, featuring Lower Richland Heritage Corridor sites, ...More»
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