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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 ...
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 ...

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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18th Annual Columbia Black Expo

May 9, 2015
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Times: From: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Black Expo South is the place to be for people of every age! This signature event is fun for the entire family - celebrity signing, health fair, junior entrepreneurial area, national recording ...More»

1st Annual Columbia Black Rodeo

May 16, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: 7:30PM
The Southeastern Rodeo Association and Justa Cowboy Black Rodeo will feature professional cowboys performing phenomenal feats of skill as they compete for $8,900.00 in prize money in categories ...More»

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»

5th Annual Taste of Black Columbia An Evening with Kenny Lattimore

May 8, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: From: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Celebrating Local Caterers, Chefs, and Restaurants Supporting Local Historically Black Colleges and Universities More»

BFA Thesis Gallery Exhibition

May 7, 2015
Location: Gallery 80808
Times: 7:30-11:00
Tucker Prescott's gallery exhibition, titled "Figuratively Speaking," is an exploration of the relationships between figure and landscape. Through both large and small works, Prescott ...More»

BFA Thesis Gallery Exhibition

May 7-11, 2015
Location: Vista Studio/Gallery 80808
Times: weekdays 11am to 3pm and weekends 1 to 4pm
Tucker Prescott's gallery exhibition, titled "Figuratively Speaking," is an exploration of the relationships between figure and landscape. Through both large and small works, Prescott ...More»

Blooming Butterflies

May 11, 2015-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»

Chamber Music Series with Wine Reception

May 15-16, 2015
Location: Shandon Presbyterian Church
Times: 7:30 pm
Two series concerts on consecutive nights presented by Artistic Directors Phillip Bush and Lynn Kompass, pianists. Their guest artists for these incredible concerts: Robert Jesselson, cello, Joseph ...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»

Craft & Kvell

May 17, 2015
Location: Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
Times: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
JCC: Craft & Kvell Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Do you have a pile of photos you want to get into your scrapbook? Have you been pinning things on Pinterest but haven’t ...More»

Disco Dash 5k & Boogie Youth Run

May 16, 2015
Location: Caughman Road Park
Times: 9:30 am
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: DISCO DASH 5k ROAD RACE: 9:30 am: Packet pick-up/Late registration in gymnasium 11:00 am: Disco Dash 5k Road Race 12:45 pm: Awards luncheon in the gymnasium following the ...More»

Dollar Sunday at Historic Columbia

through December 20, 2015
Location: The Gift Shop at Robert Mills
Times: 1 – 5 pm
Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! Visit the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion or 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»

EdVenture After Dark Presents: Vibes

May 21, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
With original sounds and classic covers, local singers and songwriters will have you moving to the beat as EdVenture After Dark presents Vibes. This souful singer-songwriter showcase on the ...More»

Entropic Perceptions Artist Reception

May 7, 2015
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces Entropic Perceptions by Shannon Rae Lindsey which will open Thursday, May 7, 2015, with an artist reception, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and ...More»

Entropic Perceptions by 701 CCA Prize Winner Shannon Rae Lindsey

May 7, 2015-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»

Fantasia/Keith Sweat

May 10, 2015
Location: Township Auditorium
Times: Township Auditorium
Live in Concert Fantasia and Keith Sweat! A Mother's Day Musical Festival! 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»

First Thursdays on Main

ongoing
Location: Main Street (State House to City Hall)
Times: 6 - 10 pm
The event is a loose collaboration between the merchants on Main Street, spearheaded primarily by Frame of Mind, anastasia & Friends, Wine Down on Main, Carolina Hair Studios, the Arcade, and ...More»
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