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15 Salads You Have To Eat This Summer In #RealColumbiaSC
Posted on July 14, 2017 at 10:56AM by Holly Heaton
In the summer heat, a crisp salad bursting with flavor is the ultimate refreshing meal. With access to an abundance of fresh and vibrant South Carolina produce, Columbia chefs are serving up ...
Here's How To Celebrate The 4th Of July In Columbia SC
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 2:51PM by Holly Heaton
  Photo by: John A. Carlos II  Burgers on the grill, boats in the water and fireworks flying through the southern air...it's almost 4th of July weekend, y'all. Don't stress over ...
What's Hot This July
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:49AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bask in the glory of summer this month. Fill up those extra hours of daylight with festivities, outdoor events, concerts and more. Read on for a roundup of things to do all month long ...
5 Places to Celebrate National Doughnut Day in Columbia SC
Posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:16AM by Columbia, South Carolina
Everyone loves doughnuts - it's a fact. We've rounded up five local spots with unforgettable sweet-and-stickies, so you can indulge the #RealColumbiaSC way. Oh, and you should definitely hit all five ...
What's Hot This June
Posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is on its way and that means there's more time to experience Columbia, SC through a line-up of seasonal events, concerts, exhibits and more! Keep reading for a roundup of things to ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History
Posted on May 11, 2017 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get to know the man who's worked hard to bring a lot more color and creativity to Columbia SC - Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History!       Lee Snelgrove ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
A somewhat newer face in the Columbia community, Abby Naas and the Columbia Fireflies with whom she works have already made quite the impact on our region. Find out just what it is that ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Today, check in with Chef Mike Davis from Terra for all of his insider tips on Columbia SC!       Chef Mike Davis, owner of Terra in West Columbia, is a ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Thanks for tuning in yesterday and getting to know Trae Judy with Music Farm Columbia a little better! Now, find out how Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle has impacted our ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get to know some of the movers and shakers in our community who make the tourism industry in Columbia warm, welcoming and thriving. Stay tuned this week as we get to know some of Columbia's Faces of ...
What's Hot This May
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Between the weather, sports, concerts and festivals, there's no reason not to be out and about in the streets of Columbia, SC this May. Read on for a roundup of things to do below, then ...

Columbia, SC Events

In Columbia SC, there are more things to do than there are hours to do them. With a never-ending roster of live music events, festivals and sporting events, you can discover something new for every season, and every day of the year. Judging by the buzz, the list isn't going to shorten up anytime soon. Dig into our calendar of events and learn why Columbia SC is The Real Southern Hot Spot.

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Calendar of Events

An Evening With Buff Dillard

July 29, 2017
Location: Nonnah's
Times: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
You're invited to an evening of music with Buff Dillard, also know as "Mr. Bone Jazz". It happens inside Chayz Lounge at Nonnah's. Enjoy a light meal, dessert and cocktails before, ...More»

Art: A Collection of Collections

Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Did you know that the SC State Museum houses a collection of nearly 4000 works of art and hand-made objects related to our state, dating back to 1590? ART: A Collection of Collections is a new ...More»

Blooming Butterflies

Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 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»

Columbia Fireflies vs. Augusta

July 27-30, 2017
Location: Spirit Communications Park
Times: Thursday - Saturday: 7:05 pm | Sunday: 5:05 pm

Farm To Table Event Co. Butcher Paper Dinner Series

through August 12, 2017
Location: City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm and Event Venue
Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Butcher Paper Dinners promise to become your favorite way to spend Saturday afternoons this summer at the farm! This series of sustainable dinner parties center around one communal table at City ...More»

Harvest Hope's Over the Edge

through April 10, 2018
Location: The Hub
Catch your breath, step up to the edge, and rappel 326 feet down The Hub in the heart of downtown Columbia. The first 70 people to raise a minimum of $500 will earn a spot to go Over the Edge! ...More»

Jazz After 5

through September 15, 2017
Location: Chayz Lounge at Nonnah's
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wine, Dine and Unwind at Chayz Lounge at Nonnah's! Come experience live jazz with the Robert Gardiner Quartet every Friday inside Chayz Lounge at Nonnah's in the Vista. While you're there, enjoy a ...More»

Joy and Motion with Words and Music

July 30, 2017
Location: Anglican Church of the Epiphany
Times: Starting: 4:00 PM
Choral music lovers have a rare opportunity to hear Homing, J.A.C. Redford’s newest oratorio. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt, Colla Voce, a community chamber choir of professional ...More»

Midlands Women's Fair

July 29, 2017
Location: Jamil Shrine Center
Times: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Come out and get pampered! Hosted by Sunshine Family Expos, this free event offers dozens of vendors, plus massages, makeovers, manicures, shopping, demos, canvas painting classes, self-defense ...More»

Ron Rash Archive Exhibit: More than a Southern Author

through August 31, 2017
Location: The Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
The public is invited to explore “More Than a Southern Author: Influences and Impact in the Works of Ron Rash,” an exhibit drawn from the recently acquired Rash archive, at the ...More»

Ron Westray Live!

July 28, 2017
Location: Chayz Lounge at Nonnah's
Times: From: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Spend the evening with one of the most highly regarded trombonist of his generation, Ron Westray. It happens at Chayz Lounge, the intimate music space at Nonnah's in the Vista. While you're there ...More»

Savage Ancient Seas: Prehistoric Predators

Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm | Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Discover Savage Ancient Seas, and be transported back 80 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Explore a world of huge carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, ...More»

Saxophonist Jon Stot Juru Jones

July 27, 2017
Location: Chayz Lounge at Nonnah's
Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wine, Dine & Unwind With Jonathan “Stot Juru” Jones. Come relax after work with live music by saxophonist, Jon Stot Juru Jones. If you've never experienced Jon live, then prepare ...More»

South Carolina and The Great War

Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Discover what life was like in the palmetto state on the eve of World War I, learn why America decided to join the war, examine the efforts South Carolina took to build up military forces, ...More»

Summer Movie Series

through July 28, 2017
Location: Finlay Park
Times: Pre-show activities begin at 7:30 pm | Movies begin at sunset
The City of Columbia Summer Movie Series is back! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers, but leave the glass containers and alcoholic beverages at home. Here's the movie lineup: ...More»

The O'Jays

July 30, 2017
Location: Township Auditorium
Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
Experinece The O'Jays, with special guest Stephanie Mills! Make it a weekend and explore vibrant Columbia, SC while you're here.    More»

Xanthus Smith and Civil War Maritime Art

through August 26, 2017
Location: South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Civil War redefined the nation on multiple levels, including forever changing American art. Instead of the early 19th century scenes of untouched natural beauty, artists began recording the ...More»
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