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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 ...
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 ...

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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2015 SC Tour de Cure: American Diabetes Association

May 30, 2015
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Check-in times vary. Visit website for start and end times.
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes ...More»

Blooming Butterflies

through October 2, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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»

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"

ongoing
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»

Dutch Fork Choral Society - Te Deum!

May 26, 2015
Location: Irmo High School
Times: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Join the Dutch Fork Choral Society at the new Irmo High School International School of the Arts Performing Arts Center in a concert entitled Te Deum!; featuring Antonin Dovrak’s mighty Te ...More»

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

through June 21, 2015
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: gallery times
701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015 and run through June 21. As winner of the 701 CCA ...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»

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»

Jailbreak 5k

May 23, 2015
Times: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Family Fun For Everyone! The Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation’s 9th annual “Jailbreak 5K” will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Lexington County Sheriff’s ...More»

Lake Murray Triathlon

May 24, 2015
Location: Dreher Island State Park
Times: Starting: 8:00 AM
750 meter Swim 16 mile Bike 5 km Run The Lake Murray Triathlon has become a favorite chance for all South Carolina Triathletes to showcase their talents against the best in the state. ...More»

LOWER RICHLAND MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION IN HOPKINS 2015

May 25, 2015
Location: Harriet Barber House
Times: 12 Noon - 5:00 PM
**FREE TO THE PUBLIC** Come Celebrate with us! Our Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Celebration. Remember and honoring our own! Lower Richland Heritage Corridor Veterans World War I & World ...More»

Marv's on the Main Stage: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Trustus Songbook

May 23, 2015
Location: Trustus Theatre
Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
The Marv's on Main series gives you a sneak peek and listen at what our new bar, The Cabaret at Marv's, will be like. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE TRUSTUS SONGBOOK brings you a collection of some of ...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»

Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler

ongoing
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM – 4PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Showcasing rarely displayed pieces from Historic Columbia's museum collection, this thematically-driven show will investigate makers, sellers and consumers of silver in Columbia and Richland ...More»

Rhythm on the River: Prettier Than Matt w/ The Prairie Willows

May 23, 2015
Location: West Columbia Riverwalk
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Prettier Than Matt brings sweet pricks of electric guitar in songs that are occasionally humorous and always heartfelt. More»

Rick Alviti

May 23, 2015
Location: Newberry Opera House
Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
'Alviti's Elvis tribute is high-energy and full of audience interaction. From corporate entertainment to casinos, this Elvis impersonator's show has everything needed to make your event ...More»

Southern Amateur Grid League Finals

May 30, 2015
Location: Carolina CrossFit
TBD All-star Match   TBD Championship The Southern Amateur Grid League (SAGL) is the Southeast's first league for fitness athletes. Inspired by the start of the National Pro Grid ...More»

Southern Amateur Grid League PlayOffs

May 23, 2015
Location: Carolina CrossFit
11AMMaryland v 5 seed (exhibition)   1PMNorth Semi-final   3PMSouth Semi-final The Southern Amateur Grid League (SAGL) is the Southeast's first league for fitness ...More»

Spamalot

May 8-29, 2015
Location: Town Theatre
Times: Thurs - Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm
This multiple Tony Award winner, including "Best Musical," is lovingly ripped off from the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." King Arthur and his sidekick Patsy recruit a ...More»

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD

May 23, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD May 23-Sept 20 MR. POTATO HEAD needs you to join his tater team for some fun and educational expeditions at EdVenture Children’s Museum. The popular exhibit ...More»

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD

May 23, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD May 23-Sept 20 MR. POTATO HEAD needs you to join his tater team for some fun and educational expeditions at EdVenture Children’s Museum. The popular exhibit ...More»

The Art and Life 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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