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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
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, ...
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 ...
What's Hot This April
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 1:32PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...

Columbia, SC Events

Welcome to the Official Columbia Calendar of Events. 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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11th Annual Jailbreak 5k

May 27, 2017
Location: Lexington County Sheriff's Department
Times: From: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation’s 11th Annual “Jailbreak 5K” will be held at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at 8:00 am. Come out for an event made ...More»

A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today

through July 15, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
South Carolina has a long history of local cabinetmakers, who worked primarily to supply their surrounding communities with the furniture and implements needed in everyday life. While the ...More»

App4That: Interactive exhibit on the progression of technology

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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
App4That explores how smartphone applications have changed the way we live. Travel through time and learn how applications (apps) have changed the way we listen to music, how students learn and ...More»

Art: A Collection of Collections

ongoing
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

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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

May 29-31, 2017
Location: Spirit Communications Park
Times: Monday: 5:05 pm | Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:05 pm

Costa Rica Connections: USC Study Abroad International Perspectives on Higher Education

through May 27, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Costa Rica Connections was created based on experiences had by faculty and staff from different academic departments, who participated in the USC Study Abroad's IPHE trip to San Jose, Costa Rica in ...More»

Family Fun Friday

May 26, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bring the whole family for an evening of fun at EdVenture. Admission is just $1 per person!   Tinker Tech - Ozo bots!  Bio Lab - Polymer Bouncy Balls  Cooking Lab - ...More»

Military Appreciation Day

May 29, 2017
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
EdVenture will be decorated in flags as it recognizes the contributions and sacrifice that military children make alongside their military parents. The museum will offer free admission on this ...More»

Pack the Porch Wine Series in May

May 7-28, 2017
Location: Enoree River Winery
Times: From: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Featuring local wine & live music, Enoree River Winery’s 2nd annual Pack the Porch spring series is free to the public & welcomes both local and out-of-town guests. At South ...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»

Savage Ancient Seas: Prehistoric Predators

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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»

Soda City Rock Show

May 27, 2017
Location: Music Farm Columbia
Times: Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:30 pm
Head to Music Farm on Memorial Day Weekend for a rock show featuring Decadence, Stardog, The Haves, and Osara!       More»

South Carolina and The Great War

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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»

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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