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What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 17 - 20
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:24AM by Amanda Wynn
Get in the swing of spring this weekend and participate in the many exciting happenings going on in Columbia, SC, including the Indie Grits Film Festival, Disney on Ice, breathtaking art ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 11 - 13
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:09AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC features a premier film festival, family fun, outdoor adventures, music and more. Check out five things to do this weekend below, and then browse ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 3 – 6
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:35AM by Amanda Wynn
The month of April brings with it beautiful weather and exciting events! Check out these five things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend, and be sure to browse our calendar of events for even ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do March 27 - 30
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:17AM by Renée Williamson
This weekend in Columbia, SC features family fun, Southern traditions, college sports, Grammy-winning music and more. Check out seven things to do this weekend below, and then browse our ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do March 20 - 23
Posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:17PM by Renée Williamson
This weekend we welcome spring to Columbia, SC. We've missed it, for sure. Enjoy a weekend in the Columbia region with lots of things to do, including spring festivals, shopping excursions and ...
Indie Grits Film Festival: 2014 Party and Food Guide
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
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Indie Grits 2014: Complete Film Guide
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Back for its eighth year and taking place April 11 - 20, 2014, Indie Grits Film Festival is a one-stop-shop for the very best of the Southeast region's film, culinary, theatrical, art and music ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do March 13 - 16
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:06PM by Mary Elkin
It's heating up in Columbia, SC with one of the city's largest festivals, St. Pat's in Five Points! While you're here for some surprisingly Irish fun, sample craft beers from our local breweries ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do March 7 - 9
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:08AM by Amanda Wynn
Stroll down Main Street, attend a craft show, run a marathon and more! Find below six things to do in Columbia this weekend, and be sure to browse our calendar of events for even more ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do February 27 – March 2
Posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:39AM by Amanda Wynn
From festivals and art performances to South Carolina State House tours and the happiest 5k on the planet, this weekend is full of things to do throughout the Columbia region:  ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do February 20 – 23
Posted on February 21, 2014 at 9:19AM by Renée Williamson
Whether you're in Columbia, SC for the weekend or a day, this weekend offers movies and music, food and shopping, events, dancing and more. Find below 5 things to do Friday through Sunday ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do February 13 - 16
Posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:55AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Due to weather conditions, some events listed below may be canceled or locations may be closed temporarily. Be sure to check with the location about openings and closings, and only travel if you know ...
Valentine's Day 2014 in The New Romantic Hot Spot
Posted on February 8, 2014 at 3:43AM by Mary Elkin
Southern hospitality comes naturally in Columbia, SC. So when the ultimate day of love rolls around, you can be sure we'll help make your romantic evening or weekend unforgettable. From a quiet ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do February 6 - 9
Posted on February 5, 2014 at 8:00PM by Mary Elkin
From concerts to one-of-a-kind art exhibits, the Columbia region is absolutely packed with a wide range of things to do this weekend. Take a look at our six suggestions below, but also be ...
What's Hot This Week: 5 Things to Do January 31 - February 5
Posted on January 31, 2014 at 11:14AM by Renée Williamson
Whether you’re looking for events and things to do around the Columbia region, or plan on visiting one of Columbia, SC’s sports bars to watch “The Big Game,” this weekend and ...
What’s Hot This Week: 5 Things to Do January 23 – 29
Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:57AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From concerts to culinary celebrations, the Columbia region is absolutely packed with a wide range of things to do this weekend. Take a look at our five suggestions below, but also be sure to ...

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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"Hamlet" presented by Theatre SC

April 18-26, 2014
Location: Theatre South Carolina
Times: Wed - Fri: 8pm | Saturdays: 7pm, Plus 1/2-price Late Night Show at 11pm on the second Saturday!
Hamlet by William Shakespeare Directed by Robert Richmond Drayton Hall Theatre Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet determines to avenge his father’s apparent murder, with devastating ...More»

"The Taming of the Shrew" presented by USC Lab Theatre

April 24-27, 2014
Location: USC Lab Theatre
Times: 8pm
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Directed by Marybeth Gorman This trimmed up, modern rendition of Shakespeare’s controversial comedy explores how far people will go to get ...More»

3rd Annual Quarry Crusher Run

April 26, 2014
Location: Historic Olympia Quarry
Times: 9am
The Third Annual Quarry Crusher Run will be held at the historic Olympia Quarry in Columbia on April 26, 2014 at 9 a.m. Starting and finishing at the green space in front of the impressive Olympia ...More»

7th Annual Greater Columbia Record Fair

April 27, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Record enthusiasts from across the East Coast will be selling a variety of LPs, 45s, CDs, and DVDs. Records of all types, common to ultra rare, are represented. DJ'd by the Greater Columbia ...More»

About Face Drawing Session

April 7-21, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, ...More»

Adkins & Loudermilk Concert

April 27, 2014
Location: Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Times: 2:30pm
Adkins & Loudermilk will be on stage at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor on Sunday April 27th! Dave Adkins and Edgar Loudermilk are bringing their brand new venture in bluegrass to our ...More»

Artista Vista 2014

April 24-26, 2014
Location: Congaree Vista
Times: Thursday 5 - 9 pm; Friday and Saturday Regular Gallery Hours
Celebrate our 23rd Year! Join Columbia's oldest and most celebrated gallery crawl. This three day event offers something for everyone. Galleries will display variety of art mediums and some will ...More»

Back Porch 7 Days a Week

Times: 5pm until Close
Every Thursday night the back Porch is hosting the Mad Men and Women Young Professional's night. Join us and let the madness of the 9-5 grind wash away with whiskey, wine, and great music. More»

Bull Street: Forgotten Past and Uncertain Future

through May 31, 2014
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm; Saturday, 11am - 3 pm
In response to the imminent demolition of the South Carolina State Hospital, situated at the intersection of Bull and Elmwood Streets, this exhibition focuses on the architectural and social ...More»

Camp Asylum Dig Site Tour

through April 25, 2014
Location: Camp Asylum
Times: 11 am and 1 pm
Join SCIAA's Dr. Chester DePratter and his team for a tour of the Camp Asylum archaeological dig site on the Bull Street campus. Offered on Fridays from February 14 through April 25 at 11 am and 1 ...More»

Carolinas Campaign

through February 27, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Explore General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, the battles and destructive path of his Army, and the controversies surrounding the infamous Burning of Columbia. The exhibit will look at ...More»

Clay Rice Silhouette Cutting and Book Signing

April 26, 2014
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
In conjunction with the changing exhibit, Mama, Let’s Make a Moon, the South Carolina State Museum is hosting a Clay Rice silhouette cutting and book signing event on Saturday, April 26. It ...More»

CMA Chamber Music on Main

April 29, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Cocktail Hour at 6:00 p.m. | Concert at 7:00 p.m.
  Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the ...More»

Color the Arts

April 25, 2014
Location: First Citizens Cafe
Times: 6-9pm
Join the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties for the 10th Annual Color the Arts! April 25 at the First Citizens Center we will be hosting this fabulous fundraiser with performances, ...More»

Community Sunrise Service 7AM

April 20, 2014
Location: Lake Murray Dam Beach Park
Times: 7:00 AM
A Community Easter Sunrise Service is being held at the Lake Murray Dam Beach Park. There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome. There will be music and an uplifting message from God's ...More»


April 23, 2014
Location: The Hall at Senate's End
Times: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
COR’s Annual Celebration April 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., The Hall at Senate’s End, 320 Senate Street cor·re·late verb - 1. have a mutual relationship or connection, ...More»

Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After

April 17-20, 2014
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Thurs. 7:00 pm, Fri. 7:00 pm, Sat. 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm, Sun. 2:00 pm
Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ ...More»

Early Columbia Lecture Series, Part III

through May 6, 2014
Location: Seibels House and Garden
Times: 6 - 7:30 pm
The Early Columbia Lecture Series is back by popular demand! Part III, “The Twentieth Century: Columbia Celebrates 200 Years,” takes Columbia from 1914 to the present and kicks off on ...More»

Eau Claire Fest 2014

April 26, 2014
Location: Eau Claire Town Hall
Times: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Eau Claire Fest 2014 is a FREE community festival focused on the diversity of visual and performing arts and cultural traditions rooted in the former town of Eau Claire in North Columbia, SC. At ...More»

Five After Five 2014 Spring Concert Series

through May 22, 2014
Location: The Five Points Fountain
Times: 6:30 - 10 pm
FREE live and local music in the heart of Five Points. We ask you to join us in our 16th season and spend your Thursday nights under the stars with us. Stay tuned for this year's full line-up! ...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»
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