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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 ...
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 & ...

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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"Concertos and Cupcakes" Concert and Reception

April 26, 2015
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: 3:30 pm
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra concert will feature the winner(s) from our Young Artist Competition. The program also includes Bach's Fugue in G minor and Schumann's Symphony No. 4. Come ...More»

19th Annual Sparkleberry Country Fair

April 24-25, 2015
Location: Sandhill Farmers Market
Times: Friday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you want to see the way it was done in the old days, then come to the Sparkleberry Country Fair! The Fair is located in Northeast Columbia at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and ...More»

2015 Gardening Symposium

April 24-25, 2015
Location: Robert Mills Carriage House
Times: Friday, April 24, 6 – 8:30 pm & Saturday, April 25, 8:30 am – 12 pm
Historic Columbia celebrates the arrival of spring with our annual Gardening Symposium! Enjoy an expanded, two-day event that blends hands-on sessions and presentations by respected gardeners and ...More»

2015 Midlands Senior Glitz and Glamour Gala

April 24, 2015
Location: Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church
Times: 6 - 8pm
Ever wish you could be a movie star and walk the red carpet? The Lights! The Glamour! Flashing Cameras! Now's you can dance the night away with movie star grace! Musical Entertainment will be ...More»

2015 Quarry Crusher Run

April 18, 2015
Location: Historic Olympia Quarry
The Quarry Crusher Run is the only race of its kind in the southeast. This once-in-a-lifetime look inside a magnificent landscape that is prohibited to the general public ...More»

20th Annual Columbia International Festival

April 18-19, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday, Noon - 6 pm
Recognized among the Top 20 Events in the 10-state Southeastern Region by the Southeastern Tourism Society in 1999, 2000. The Columbia International Festival showcases the music, culture, ...More»

8th Annual Greater Columbia Record Fair Day

April 26, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: 12 noon - 5pm
The event is the largest market of the year to find vinyl, from your favorite classics to highly collectible items, by vendors from across the Southeast. It is also a really good time. Besides ...More»

A Day of MAGIC© "Igniting and Celebrating the Beauty in You"

April 18, 2015
Location: Hilton Columbia Center
Times: From: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
A Day of MAGIC© consists of the Women's Empowerment Summit and SC Leading Ladies Awards Luncheon This ONE DAY networking conference for women of all ages. Participants can expect to be ...More»

Adkins & Loudermilk Bluegrass Concert

April 19, 2015
Location: Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Times: 2:30 pm
Come to Bill's Pickin' Parlor to see the nationally touring bluegrass group Adkins & Loudermilk celebrate the release of their new CD! Local group Palmetto Blue will open the show. Bill's is ...More»

Artista Vista 2015

April 23-25, 2015
Location: Vista Studio/Gallery 80808
Times: 5-9 p.m. and regular gallery hours
Artista Vista, The Midlands’ most celebrated gallery crawl, returns from Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25, 2015. Vista artists and galleries will open their doors from 5-9 p.m. ...More»

Bark to the Park

April 18, 2015
Location: Finlay Park
Times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bark to the Park is a fundraising event where proceeds directly benefit homeless pets in the Midlands. Pet lovers are encouraged to form a walk team or participate on their own to raise money for ...More»

BATTLEFROG Carolinas Obstacle Race

April 25, 2015
Location: Carolina Adventure World
Times: From: 8:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Coming April 25, 2015 BattleFrog Carolinas Obstacle Course Race will sprawl across 2,600 acres of mud bogs, rock outcroppings, and winding inclines, at Carolina Adventure World. The diverse terrain ...More»

Blythewood Jazz Orchestra in Concert!

April 21, 2015
Location: Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Times: 7 - 9 pm
The very talented Blythewood Jazz Orchestra will be performing at Bill's Pickin' Parlor. This is a group of local musicians that puts on a great show with that big band sound! 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 Baroque Concert "SPRING FLING"

April 24, 2015
Location: Columbia College
Times: 7:30 PM
Bask in musical sunshine and celebrate spring with the music of bird songs, rebirth and eternal spring on the paradise island of Délos. The program features works by Vivaldi, ...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»


April 25, 2015
Location: The Arts at Shandon
Times: 7 pm
Arts at Shandon presents "Dick Goodwin Big Band" on the lawn. Bring your favorite picnic and join us on the lawn for a wonderful concert of dance band music, and popular tunes from the ...More»

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate

April 16-19, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Thurs. 7:00 pm, Fri. 10:30 am and 7:00 pm, Sat. 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm, Sun. 2:00 pm
It's one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate! Presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and ...More»

Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate!

April 16-19, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Thu, Apr 16, 2015 7:00PM; Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:30AM; Fri, Apr 17, 2015 7:00PM; Sat, Apr 18, 2015 2:00PM; Sat, Apr 18, 2015 6:00PM; Sun, Apr 19, 2015 2:00PM
It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, ...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»
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