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What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do August 21 - 24
Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:14AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC is a flurry of activity with festivals, shows, shopping, exhibits and more! Read through our 7 suggestions for things to do listed below and get swept up in the fun! ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do August 14 - 17
Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:28AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's a whirlwind of activity this weekend in Columbia, SC! From grand openings and a fishing expo to a number of shows and exhibits, we can barely keep up with all of the wonderful things happening ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do August 7 - 10
Posted on August 6, 2014 at 7:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Vacation may be beginning to come to a close, but summer is still in the air and there are plenty of activities scheduled to fill up your weekend in Columbia, SC! Read on for six suggestions on ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do July 31 - August 3
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Kick off the final full month of summer with a bang this weekend by participating in all of the exciting things going on in Columbia, SC! From enjoying a refreshing beer at the zoo to seeing a play ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 24 - 27
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:07AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Looking for some fun things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend? You're in luck because there are plenty of events, exhibits, shows and more going on throughout the region all weekend long! See ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 17 - 20
Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is in full swing here in Columbia, SC and that means the entire region is packed with exciting things to do and see this weekend! Read on to find inspiration for your weekend plans, but also ...
Craft and Draft on Devine Street Adds a Unique Experience to Columbia, SC's Growing Beer Scene
Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:37AM by Guest Blogger
This post was supplied by local blogger Nick McCormac. McCormac operates the popular site Drink.Blog.Repeat., which you can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   There's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do July 10 – 13
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:27AM by Mary Elkin
This weekend is packed with entertainment for whatever your mood! Check out these 8 fun things to do in Columbia, SC, but be sure to visit our calendar of events for even more happenings in "The New Southern Hot Spot!"
2014 South Carolina State Fair Concerts: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n' Roll and More
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:37AM by Dayna Cantelmi
When the autumn air in Columbia, SC begins to smell like funnel cake and carnival lights can be seen from all directions, it can mean only one thing - the South Carolina State ...
Music Farm at the Roof, Columbia, SC's Newest Venue
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:42PM by Mary Elkin
Columbia, SC's newest venue, Music Farm at the Roof is opening its doors and setting the stage with shows slated to start this September. The highly anticipated, 1,200 capacity concert ...
Dinosaurs Take Over Columbia, SC: Three New Exhibits Feature Prehistoric Creatures
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:18AM by Renée Williamson
Columbia, SC has been invaded by dinosaurs! Discover the Dinosaurs is at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center this weekend (July 4-6), while two dinosaur exhibits are ...
What's Hot This 4th of July Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 3 - 6
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 6:24AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The 4th of July is this Friday and the long holiday weekend means there are a ton of fun things to do in Columbia, SC! Keep reading to find out about the patriotic happenings, a dinosaur ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do June 26 - 29
Posted on June 25, 2014 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The Columbia region is heating up in more ways than one this weekend with a number of events and activities to keep everyone entertained during the long, summer days ahead! Read on for six ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 20 - 22
Posted on June 19, 2014 at 7:29AM by Dayna Cantelmi
With a number of events, shows, exhibits, sports and shopping going on, you're in for a bustling weekend in the Columbia region! Look below for 5 things to do, but be sure to also check out our ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 12 - 15
Posted on June 11, 2014 at 8:34AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get ready for another jam-packed weekend in Columbia, SC! With a slew of concerts, events, exhibits and more going on throughout the entire region, there's no shortage of things to do. Read on for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 5 - 8
Posted on June 4, 2014 at 9:06AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Make the most of your weekend with all of the fun-filled events going on right here in Columbia, SC! Check out 5 things to do in "The New Southern Hot Spot" below, but also take a look at our ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do May 29 – June 1
Posted on May 28, 2014 at 1:44PM by Amanda Wynn
Use our list of five things to do to help you find the perfect ways to celebrate the weekend. Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events for even more happenings throughout the Columbia ...

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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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36th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage

August 23, 2014
Location: Mann-Simons Site
Times: 1 - 7 pm
Celebrating the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of a local family, the Jubilee: Festival of Heritage is held annually in August on the grounds of the historic Mann-Simons Site. ...More»

701 CCA Prize Call for Artist Submissions

through September 8, 2014
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: All day
701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., announces the second installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a bi-annual art competition and exhibition for professional South Carolina artists 40 years ...More»

Animal Instinct: Paintings by Shelley Reed

through September 14, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
The CMA is the first museum to present a career retrospective of American artist Shelley Reed. This exhibition is an impressive selection of 37 large-scale black and white paintings of animals, ...More»

Blooming Butterflies

through October 5, 2014
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday: 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
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»

Body of Work: Faces and Figures Exhibit

through August 31, 2014
Location: Gallery West
Times: Wednesday 11 am - 6 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11 am - 7 pm; Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Gallery West will host a special exhibition focused on faces and figures. This eclectic show will feature art made in all media over the past three centuries. Also featured will be new work by ...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»

Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864

through January 18, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5
The South Carolina State Museum presents a new changing exhibit, Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864, which tells the story of the Civil War in Charleston from 1863-1864 through eyes of artist ...More»

Cheer for the Home Team! Animal Mascots in the Collection

through September 14, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
This exhibition is comprised of 37 works from the CMA collection featuring animals that serve as college mascots. The exhibition explores the qualities of certain animals that make them popular ...More»

Children’s Trust of South Carolina Benefit Gala and Auction

August 23, 2014
Location: Columbia Marriott Hotel
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
This year's gala will be the culmination of a series of activities and initiatives celebrating Children's Trust's 30 years of child abuse prevention. The evening promises to be fun-filled as it ...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»

Daryl Trivieri's Fantastic Animals: Selections from the Vogel Collection

through August 31, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
This show features the work of an artist of wild imagination with tremendous drawing skills. Trivieri?s obsession with fantastic animal imagery is the subject of this whimsical exhibition of two ...More»

Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time

through January 2, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.-Sat.10-5, Sun. 1-5
Journey back in time when monsters walked the earth, swam in the seas and soared through the skies in Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time at the South Carolina State Museum. After being extinct for more ...More»

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice

through September 14, 2014
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays 1- 5 p.m.
Crossing the threshold of this exciting exhibit means traveling back in time to explore to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. As ...More»


August 23, 2014
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
McKissick Museum will present the 2nd Annual FOLKFabulous festival on Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in front of the Museum on USC’s historic horseshoe. This ...More»

Forks & Flames, Cooking with Firefighters

August 23, 2014
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Sound the alarm! EdVenture's cooking lab is heating up with the help of Columbia’s Firefighters! Children are invited to get cookin’ on August 23 alongside their firefighter heroes. ...More»


August 23, 2014
Location: Tin Roof
Times: Starting: 12:00 PM
The Freeway Music Festival, will be the first major event held at Columbia's newest 1200-capacity music venue (Music Farm at Tin Roof) and will feature several local acts, including a ...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»

From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia

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»

Hidden Treasures: Rediscovering McKissick Museum’s Natural History Collection

through August 30, 2014
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: M-F 8:30 - 5:00; Sat 11:00 - 3:00
In 2011, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded McKissick Museum a two year grant to inventory and catalogue the minerals and fossils in the Museum's natural history ...More»

Main Street Latin Festival

August 22-23, 2014
Location: 1400 Block of Main Street
Times: From: 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Kickoff Party Friday August 22 & Festival Saturday August 23 Endorsed by the City of Columbia, the purpose of the Main Street Latin Festival is to showcase the culture and vitality of ...More»

P.O.V. Film Series Screens "Only Lovers Left Alive" at Tapp's Arts Center

August 21-23, 2014
Location: Tapp's Arts Center
Times: 7:00 PM
The Point of View Film Series returns this month with a special three day run (August 21st - 23rd) of Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive (2014). Featuring an all-star cast of Tilda Swinton, Tom ...More»

Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler

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»

Soda City Market

Location: Soda City Market
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Come by for the season's best produce, meat, dairy, flowers and baked items from farmers, bakers, gardeners and artisans in Columbia, SC! More»
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