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What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 17 - 20
Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is in full swing here in Columbia, SC and that means the entire region is packed with exciting things to do and see this weekend! Read on to find inspiration for your weekend plans, but also ...
Craft and Draft on Devine Street Adds a Unique Experience to Columbia, SC's Growing Beer Scene
Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:37AM by Guest Blogger
This post was supplied by local blogger Nick McCormac. McCormac operates the popular site Drink.Blog.Repeat., which you can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   There's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do July 10 – 13
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:27AM by Mary Elkin
This weekend is packed with entertainment for whatever your mood! Check out these 8 fun things to do in Columbia, SC, but be sure to visit our calendar of events for even more happenings in "The New Southern Hot Spot!"
2014 South Carolina State Fair Concerts: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n' Roll and More
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:37AM by Dayna Cantelmi
When the autumn air in Columbia, SC begins to smell like funnel cake and carnival lights can be seen from all directions, it can mean only one thing - the South Carolina State ...
Music Farm at the Roof, Columbia, SC's Newest Venue
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:42PM by Mary Elkin
Columbia, SC's newest venue, Music Farm at the Roof is opening its doors and setting the stage with shows slated to start this September. The highly anticipated, 1,200 capacity concert ...
Dinosaurs Take Over Columbia, SC: Three New Exhibits Feature Prehistoric Creatures
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:18AM by Renée Williamson
Columbia, SC has been invaded by dinosaurs! Discover the Dinosaurs is at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center this weekend (July 4-6), while two dinosaur exhibits are ...
What's Hot This 4th of July Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 3 - 6
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 6:24AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The 4th of July is this Friday and the long holiday weekend means there are a ton of fun things to do in Columbia, SC! Keep reading to find out about the patriotic happenings, a dinosaur ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do June 26 - 29
Posted on June 25, 2014 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The Columbia region is heating up in more ways than one this weekend with a number of events and activities to keep everyone entertained during the long, summer days ahead! Read on for six ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 20 - 22
Posted on June 19, 2014 at 7:29AM by Dayna Cantelmi
With a number of events, shows, exhibits, sports and shopping going on, you're in for a bustling weekend in the Columbia region! Look below for 5 things to do, but be sure to also check out our ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 12 - 15
Posted on June 11, 2014 at 8:34AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get ready for another jam-packed weekend in Columbia, SC! With a slew of concerts, events, exhibits and more going on throughout the entire region, there's no shortage of things to do. Read on for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 5 - 8
Posted on June 4, 2014 at 9:06AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Make the most of your weekend with all of the fun-filled events going on right here in Columbia, SC! Check out 5 things to do in "The New Southern Hot Spot" below, but also take a look at our ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 29 – June 1
Posted on May 28, 2014 at 1:44PM by Amanda Wynn
Use our list of five things to do to help you find the perfect ways to celebrate the weekend. Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events for even more happenings throughout the Columbia ...
What’s Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 22 – 26
Posted on May 22, 2014 at 8:15AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Jump headfirst into all that's going on in Columbia, SC this holiday weekend! From music and plays to outdoor adventures and special Memorial Day events, we’ve got everything you need to make this ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 15 – 18
Posted on May 14, 2014 at 8:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Another weekend, another chance to enjoy the many offerings of Columbia, SC! As always, there are plenty of activities going on throughout the region this weekend, so scroll on through for ideas ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Artistic Hot Spot
Posted on May 11, 2014 at 4:00AM by Mary Elkin
As National Travel & Tourism Week comes to a close today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Game Day Hot Spot
Posted on May 10, 2014 at 3:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves the ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Romantic Hot Spot
Posted on May 9, 2014 at 5:30AM by Mary Elkin
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves the ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 8-11
Posted on May 8, 2014 at 7:28AM by Renée Williamson
Here's to the weekend! There are some famously hot events going on Thursday through Sunday in Columbia, SC, and we've got our top picks for fun in the Columbia region. Read through below, but be ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Military Hot Spot
Posted on May 8, 2014 at 6:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Southern Hot Spot
Posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves the ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Kid-Friendly Hot Spot
Posted on May 6, 2014 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves the ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Culinary Hot Spot
Posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel effect proves ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Adventure Hot Spot
Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:52PM by Mary Elkin
As National Travel and Tourism Week continues today, we encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has on our community. The travel ...
National Travel & Tourism Week 2014: The New Historic Hot Spot
Posted on May 2, 2014 at 7:35PM by Mary Elkin
We're kicking off National Travel and Tourism Week today (continuing through May 11) and encourage you to celebrate the tourism industry, its dedicated workers and the impact travel has ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 1 - 4
Posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:02AM by Dayna Cantelmi
With a wide array of events, concerts and full-on festivals on the books this weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and have some fun in the Columbia region! Read on for ...

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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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Calendar of Events

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submissions

through September 8, 2014
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: All day
701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years ...More»

Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed

through September 14, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
The CMA is the first museum to present a career retrospective of American artist Shelley Reed. This exhibition is an impressive selection of 37 large-scale black and white paintings of animals, ...More»

Begin Again

July 18-24, 2014
Location: Nickelodeon Theatre
Times: Varying times
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) ...More»

Blooming Butterflies

through October 5, 2014
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday: 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Come explore the world of the butterfly! Visit EdVenture’s living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled ...More»

Bo Bartlett and Herb Parker Exhibitions

through August 3, 2014
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: Wednesday 11 am - 8 pm; Thursday and Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
701 Center for Contemporary Art presents an exhibition by nationally renowned American realist painter Bo Bartlett and an outdoor, architectural installation by Charleston artist Herb Parker. Both ...More»

Body of Work: Faces and Figures Exhibit

through August 31, 2014
Location: Gallery West
Times: Wednesday 11 am - 6 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 am - 7 pm; Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Gallery West will host a special exhibition focused on faces and figures. This eclectic show will feature art made in all media over the past three centuries. Also featured will be new work by ...More»

Carolinas Campaign

through February 27, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Explore General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, the battles and destructive path of his Army, and the controversies surrounding the infamous Burning of Columbia. The exhibit will look at ...More»

Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864

through January 18, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5
The South Carolina State Museum presents a new changing exhibit, Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864, which tells the story of the Civil War in Charleston from 1863-1864 through eyes of artist ...More»

Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection

through September 14, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
This exhibition is comprised of 37 works from the CMA collection featuring animals that serve as college mascots. The exhibition explores the qualities of certain animals that make them popular ...More»

Columbia Blowfish Baseball vs. Florence Redwolves

July 23, 2014
Location: Capital City Stadium
Times: Starting: 7:05 PM
Come cheer for the Blowfish as they take on the Florence Redwolves!   More»

Daryl Trivieri's Fantastic Animals: Selections from the Vogel Collection

through August 31, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
This show features the work of an artist of wild imagination with tremendous drawing skills. Trivieri?s obsession with fantastic animal imagery is the subject of this whimsical exhibition of two ...More»

Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time

through January 2, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.-Sat.10-5, Sun. 1-5
Journey back in time when monsters walked the earth, swam in the seas and soared through the skies in Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time at the South Carolina State Museum. After being extinct for more ...More»

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice

through September 14, 2014
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays 1- 5 p.m.
Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As ...More»

Family Fun Day

July 21-25, 2014
Location: Challenger Learning Center
Times: 9:00am-4:00pm
Challenger Learning Center of RCSD1 Summer Camp: Family Fun Day! Parents! Don't let your kids have all the fun! Launch rockets and build robots with your child! 9:00am-noon Family Rocket Camp ...More»

From Backrooms to Battlefields: The Buying and Selling of the Confederacy

through April 11, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Based on the discovery of rare Confederate purchasing receipts, this exhibit takes the visitor on a journey from the smoke-filled backroom deals of England, through the thrill and danger of ...More»

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

ongoing
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»

Galleries & Gardens | Prideful Possessions

through October 31, 2014
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Weekdays 10AM – 4PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Pack your lunch and join us at the Robert Mills House for a special tour of Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler. Afterwards, we will enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens of the ...More»

Hidden Treasures: Rediscovering McKissick Museum’s Natural History Collection

through August 30, 2014
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: M-F 8:30 - 5:00; Sat 11:00 - 3:00
In 2011, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded McKissick Museum a two year grant to inventory and catalogue the minerals and fossils in the Museum's natural history ...More»

McKissick Museum's Diverse Voices: Discovering Community Through Traditional Arts

through July 25, 2014
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM; Saturday: 11 AM - 3 PM
  Dedicated to the late George D. Terry, Diverse Voices explores deeply-rooted traditions that help create and maintain the cultural landscape of South Carolina and the surrounding ...More»

South Carolina Unearthed

through February 1, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5
South Carolina Unearthed, the South Carolina State Museum’s new temporary natural history exhibit, showcases a variety of specimens from the museum’s extensive and nationally-known ...More»

Summer ART Camp!

through August 1, 2014
Location: Studio Cellar
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Our Summer Art Camp program is designed to bring out your child’s inner artist. Each day, children will participate in a variety of activities that may include painting, drawing, crafts, ...More»

Taking Root: The Summer Brothers and the History of Pomaria Nursery

through September 20, 2014
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: M-F 8:30 - 5:00; Sat 11:00 - 3:00
Taking Root celebrates the horticultural achievements of the Summer family and explores the history of Pomaria Nursery. A renowned nursery that thrived from the 1840s to the 1870s in central South ...More»

The American Revolutionary War in South Carolina

through August 17, 2014
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM
This new panel exhibit will examine the major role that South Carolina played in the Revolutionary War, where over 200 engagements (battles and skirmishes) took place, more than any other colony ...More»

The Civil War in South Carolina: The War Enters the State’s Interior: Sherman’s March and the End

through April 1, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
The fifth installment of the Museum's series of exhibits focusing on the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. More»

The Life and Art of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World

ongoing
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Online access 24/7
The South Carolina State Museum will present a virtual exhibition, The Life and Art of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World, which will showcase the artwork by Addie Sims, a female artist who produced ...More»
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