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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 ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 22-25
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 5:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're looking for art, history, food, science or family fun, you can find it all this weekend in Columbia, SC. Here's some ideas for things to do through Sunday in The New Southern Hot Spot: ...
Famously Hot Valentine’s Day 2015 in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Before heading out the door, make sure you have these Valentine's Day must-haves. Grab some flowers for your sweetheart at Rosewood Florist or some sweet treats like Hugs & ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Restaurant Week, Craft Beer Week, Norman Rockwell Exhibit January 16 - 18
Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Start loosening your belt loops and warming up your taste buds because Columbia is a foodie paradise this weekend! Restaurant Week, Columbia Craft Beer Week and World Beer Festival all invite ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 8 - 11
Posted on January 8, 2015 at 2:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Ready, Set, Reservation! Grab your forks and dig in to Restaurant Week Columbia at Blue Marlin, Motor Supply Co. Bistro, The Oak Table or one of the many other ...
What's Hot This Weekend: December 31 - January 4
Posted on December 30, 2014 at 11:15AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia, SC is a flurry of activity this weekend with a variety of glitzy New Year's Eve bashes, sporting events and museum exhibits of all sorts! Keep reading for the complete rundown of all ...

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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America Loves Bacon - Bacon Festival Tour

March 28, 2015
Location: Carolina Walk Park
The America Loves Bacon team is geared up and finally ready to present the United States with the first ever touring bacon festival. The spring edition of the ALB tour will include over 10 tour ...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»

Capital City Shag Extravaganza VI

March 27, 2015
Location: Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone
Times: 12:00 noon to 1:00am
Shag Extravaganza is a three day weekend gala celebrating the South Carolina Dance "the Shag" and Shag music. Entertainment features Band of Oz on Saturday, March 28th and Association of ...More»

Carolina British Classic Car Show

March 28, 2015
Location: Historic Columbia Speedway
Times: 8:30 am - 3 pm
This year, Pawmetto Lifeline is partnering with the British Car Club Midlands Centre for their Carolina British Classic car show. The car show will feature beautiful cars, as well as a silent ...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»

Cream of the Crop Beer Fest

March 28, 2015
Location: City Roots - Your In-Town Sustainable Farm
Times: Noon to 5 pm
Cream of the Crop Beer Festival will be at City Roots Farm March 28th. We are selecting NC and SC breweries only to participate. We are holding this event in conjunction with the Midlands Craft ...More»

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

through April 18, 2015
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: Open Wednesday-Sunday
701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis ...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 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

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»

Harbison Theatre Presents: Abraham.In.Motion "Pavement"

March 28, 2015
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: 7:30 pm
 MacArthur 'Genius' and critically-acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham is bringing his NYC-based company Abraham.In.Motion to Columbia, S.C. to perform contemporary dance show ...More»

Impressions of Chimneyville: Columbia's Civil War Destruction

through March 31, 2015
Location: The Gallery at City Hall
Times: 8:30 am – 5 pm
In February 1865, one-third of South Carolina’s capital city lay in ruin, the product of a series of fires that accompanied its brief occupation by Union soldiers. Some citizens came to ...More»

Kenny Chesney: Big Revival Tour

March 28, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: 7 pm
Kenny Chesney brings The Big Revival Tour with special guests Jake Owen and Chase Rice! This is the 7th time Chesney will play the Colonial Life Arena since the building opened! More»

Murder Mystery Dinner & Dance

March 28, 2015
Location: HP Lake House
Times: 8 pm - 2 am
Presented by Hibiscus Entertainment Join us for a ticket only ALL INCLUSIVE Murder Mystery Dinner and Dance. In addition, there will be a silent auction, live entertainment, and fabulous ...More»

One Columbia Run

March 28, 2015
Location: Earlewood Park
Times: 7:30 am
Please run with us to bring awareness to the need for mentors in our city. As you prepare to run, please tell others, and join us in our effort to raise support by fundraising with us. We are ...More»

Paint and Drink Creatively!

March 30, 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»

Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler

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»

Sandlapper Singers present: Music that Changed Me

March 27, 2015
Location: St. Andrews Presbyterian
Times: 7:30 pm
 “Music That Changed Me” The spring concert will be a potpourri of musical styles that influenced the life and work of our Artistic Director Lillian Quackenbush. Selections ...More»

Showcase on the Runway

March 28, 2015
Location: Columbia Place
Times: 11 am - 6 pm
Showcase on the Runway is a high energy music & fashion showcase. This event has grown to be one of the biggest music and fashion events in Columbia, SC aiming to take over the Southeast. ...More»

Soda City Suds Week

March 21-28, 2015
Location: River Rat Brewery
Soda City Suds Week was created to help celebrate Columbia's burgeoning craft beer scene and the businesses that work hard to promote the city and state's beer culture. With Columbia home to ...More»

South Carolina Cornbread Festival

March 28, 2015
Location: Main at Newman Street
Times: 10 am - 7 pm
  The North Columbia Business Association In Partnership with The City of Columbia, Pepsi-Cola Co., and Richland County Presents: The 2015 South Carolina Cornbread Festival & The ...More»
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