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What's Hot This Weekend: Blaktastik, Blowfish Baseball July 24 - 26
Posted on July 23, 2015 at 12:40PM by Dayna Cantelmi
There's much to do both indoors and out this weekend! Read our roundup of weekend activities below for inspiration on how to either beat the heat or soak up the sun. Be sure to also check out ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Tasty Tomato Festival, Repticon July 17 - 19
Posted on July 16, 2015 at 8:47AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Fun in the sun, live music and tomato bobbing await the whole family this weekend at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. Read on for our roundup below or take a look at our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Mac Madness, Discover the Dinosaurs July 10 - 12
Posted on July 7, 2015 at 9:36AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The summer months are all about enjoying great food and famously hot weather. Read our roundup below or check out our calendar of events to find out how to do both and so much more this ...
What's Hot This 4th of July Weekend: Slide the City, Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration July 3 - 5
Posted on July 1, 2015 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bask in sunshine and freedom this holiday weekend as you celebrate summer and America's independence! A number of famously hot 4th of July festivities and outdoor activities can be found on ...
Five reasons to visit the Andy Warhol exhibit at Columbia Museum of Art
Posted on June 16, 2015 at 2:18PM by Renée Williamson
If you love art, you're going to be in heaven with Columbia Museum of Art's new exhibit, From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces. Featuring 55 screen prints of Warhol's famous ...
What's Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: Adventures of Mr. Potato Head, Rhythm on the River May 22 - 25
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:15AM by Alli Finkelston
Break out your swim trunks and sunscreen because this long weekend will be famously hot! From free music to family activities, browse all holiday happenings in our calendar of events or ...
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. ...

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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"Dreamgirls"

through August 1, 2015
Location: Trustus Theatre
Times: 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3:00pm on Sundays. No performances during the week of July 4th.
Trustus Theatre is bringing the hit musical Dreamgirls to the Thigpen Main Stage this summer. Winner of over a dozen prestigious awards, this show tells the dramatic story of a singing group that ...More»

5th Annual Blythewood DOKO Rodeo

July 31, 2015-August 1, 2015
Location: Blythewood Community Park
Times: Gates open at 6pm. Rodeo starts at 8pm.
An IPRA Championship Rodeo featuring 8 exciting Events, including Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. World Class Cowboys and Cowgirls compete for big prize money & Qualifying points for the ...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»

Exhibition "In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art"

through August 30, 2015
Location: Gallery West
Times: Wednesday-Saturday 11:00-7:00, Sunday 10:00-2:00
Gallery West, located at 118 State Street in West Columbia, will host a special exhibition of 16 artists in all media whose work focuses on the world of non-plant, non-human living things in this ...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»

Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series

through July 31, 2015
Location: Riverfront Park
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Free Outdoor Summer Movies Series in the Park -- Come join us at Riverfront Park for The City's free summer movies series kicking off Friday, June 5 2015. There will be face painting, games ...More»

Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam

ongoing
Location: Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Times: 6pm - midnight
Come see what Bluegrass legend Bill Wells started in 1985 - the Friday tradition of acoustic bluegrass music at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor! Doors open at 6pm, the open stage ...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»

From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces

through September 11, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces is a thematically-focused look at the artist's influential screen prints. Andy Warhol is central to the pop art movement and one of the best-known ...More»

James Taylor

July 29, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: 8 pm
James Taylor and his All-Star Band are coming to Colonial Life Arena for the first time on July 29! As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice ...More»

Lexington County Blowfish Baseball

July 31, 2015
Location: Lexington County Blowfish
Times: Starting: 7:05 PM
Lexington County Blowfish vs Steamers   The Blowfish Baseball franchise is pleased to announce its move to Lexington County for the start of our 2015 Coastal Plain League season. ...More»

Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

through August 21, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm
Abraham Lincoln is widely acknowledged as one of America's greatest presidents, but his historical reputation is contested. Was he a calculating politician willing to accommodate slavery, or a ...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»

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD

through September 20, 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»

The Palladium Society’s Renovation Rodeo

July 30, 2015
Location: Arsenal Hill Neighborhood
Times: 6 - 7:30 pm
Presented by Modern Exterminating and The Palladium Society, Renovation Rodeos take us on a tour of old homes and buildings in the Columbia area that have been refurbished and renovated while ...More»

Wine Tasting

ongoing
Location: Best Bottle Wine & Gifts
Times: 5 - 8 PM
Drop-in Wine Tasting of five wines between 5-8 PM. Cost is $5, but that is refunded if you buy one of the tasting wines. More»