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What's Hot This Weekend: Main Street Ice, SC vs. Clemson, Holiday Lights on the River Nov. 27 - 29
Posted on November 24, 2015 at 1:23PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be thankful for time spent with family and friends this weekend whether it's at the South Carolina vs. Clemson game, one of our world-class museums or supporting local shops for Small Business ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Oyster Festival, Lights Before Christmas, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Posted on November 19, 2015 at 1:09PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From eating your fill of fresh oysters and brisket to cheering on the Gamecocks and beginning to deck the halls with boughs of holly, there's a wide array of fun events happening this weekend. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, SC Gamecocks Football, Rocking 4 Relief Nov. 13 - 15
Posted on November 13, 2015 at 8:19AM by Dayna Cantelmi
There's a noticeable fall crisp in the air and we have plenty of famously hot events, exhibits and things to do going on this weekend. Read through our roundup below, then refer to ...
2015 Guide to Columbia, SC's Holiday Events: Santa, Holiday Lights, Performances, Parties and More
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 3:49PM by Renée Williamson
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we've got a must-do list of Christmas and holiday events in Columbia, SC to get you in the yuletide spirit! Whether catching a show, seeing ...
All You Need to Know to Kick Off the New Year in Columbia, SC
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 1:05PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From finding the perfect hotel and picking the right New Year's Eve celebration to spending the rest of the weekend exploring the region's restaurants and attractions, we have everything you need ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Repticon, “Columbia Winter JazzFest,” Storybook Ball Nov. 6 – 8
Posted on November 6, 2015 at 7:20AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get swept up in the fun as exotic animals, comedians and fairy tale creatures take over this weekend. Read our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's ...
What's Hot This Halloweekend: Tricks and Treats, SwampFest, Soda City Oktoberfest Oct. 30 - Nov. 1
Posted on October 29, 2015 at 5:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From Halloween festivities to SwampFest, OktoberFest and the Korean Festival, this weekend is packed with exciting events. Check out our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of eventsfor ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Palmetto Peanut Boil, SC Pride Festival, JerryFest Oct. 23 - 25
Posted on October 21, 2015 at 11:35AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Whether spending time with friends and family at a local festival, shopping for goods at Soda City market, checking out a concert or enjoying the sights and frights of Halloween, there's something ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Boo at the Zoo, Georgia O'Keeffe, SC State Fair Oct. 16 - 18
Posted on October 15, 2015 at 6:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's true when they say you can't keep a good town down! This weekend is packed with events, exhibits, festivals and more as the community bands together to rebuild and work toward normalcy ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Blonde Redhead, Soda City Comic Con Oct. 2 - 4
Posted on October 1, 2015 at 11:23AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and Halloween frights to exhibits and on-stage delights, this weekend offers a little bit of everything! Continue reading for our roundup below, then go through our calendar of ...
What To Do in Columbia, MO This Game Day Weekend
Posted on October 1, 2015 at 9:18AM by Guest Blogger
      We're so excited to have some fellow ‘Columbians' visiting this weekend! You may be coming for the game but we hope you'll take some extra time to explore our town and get ...
Top Concerts in Columbia, SC through December
Posted on September 29, 2015 at 6:16AM by Kelsey Carmichael
The fall and winter in Columbia, SC are hot with concerts! From major headliners to regional or tribute bands, this lineup is sure to get your feet dancing and your heads rocking. Ready to catch a ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Julius Caesar, SC Gamecocks Football, Irmo Okra Strut Sept. 25 – 27
Posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:13AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The weather may be getting cooler, but there's still a bunch of famously hot things to do this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Fall Festival, Jubilee: Festival of Heritage, Oktoberfest Sept. 18 - 20
Posted on September 16, 2015 at 1:49PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia is full to bursting with festivals, concerts, plays, new exhibits and more this weekend. Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and jump right in to all that's happening around the ...
What's Hot This Weekend: SC Gamecocks Football, From Marilyn to Mao Sept. 11 - 13
Posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:34AM by Dayna Cantelmi
There are exhibits, events, concerts and games galore this weekend, so get out and enjoy them! Read on for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Year of the Shag Celebration, Labor Day Festival & Parade Sept. 4 - 7
Posted on September 4, 2015 at 8:50AM by Kelsey Carmichael
Fill up your Labor Day Weekend with events to make it feel like fall! From football to shag lessons, to Labor Day celebrations, you will have no trouble keeping busy this holiday weekend. Don't be ...

Columbia, 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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“Jingle Arrgh the Way!”

December 4-13, 2015
Location: Columbia Children's Theatre
Times: Friday, December 4, 7:00 p.m (Opening Night Red Carpet party starts at 6:00 p.m.) Saturday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. (Breakfast with Santa package starts at 9:00 a.m.), 2:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m.
Columbia Children’s Theatre presents, “Jingle Arrgh the Way!” on December 4-13, 2015. A Musical Christmas Pirate Adventure with young pirates solving a riddle to find the ...More»

12-Cent Kids' Day at EdVenture

through July 12, 2016
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 9 am- 5 pm
Join the fun! In celebration of EdVenture’s 12th birthday, admission is only 12 cents for kids! That’s right, admission is only 12 cents for kids* on the 12th day of every month from ...More»

12/19/15 Model Train Show, Columbia, Jamil Temple

December 19, 2015
Location: Jamil Shrine Center
Times: 9am-3pm
Show is from 9am-3pm. $5 admission for adults, Kids under 12 is FREE. Over 150 vendor tables of all train gauges, train toys, train sets, paintings, kids train hats, Thomas the Train for sale. ...More»

2015 Warm A Heart Race 10k & 5k

December 5, 2015
Location: Lexington Municipal Conference Center
Times: Starting: 7:30 AM
The 2015 Warm A Heart Race is a 10K run and 5K run/walk event supporting PattyPacks. 100% of proceeds are retained by the organization for purposes of continuing its mission of serving ...More»

26th Annual Cayce Historical Museum Christmas Traditions

December 5, 2015
Location: Cayce Historical Museum
Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
The sights, sounds, and tastes of Christmas will abound at the Cayce Museum’s 26th annual Christmas Traditions Holiday Open House. With the help of many volunteers, each room in the Museum ...More»

282nd Army Victory Band

December 7, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: 7 pm
On Monday December 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. the 282nd Army Victory Band will conduct a holiday concert. This event is free and open to the public. More»

28th Annual Columbia Christmas Pageant

December 11-13, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church
Times: 12/11: 7 pm, 12/12: 2 pm & 5 pm, 12/13: 4 pm
First Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina presents the 28th Annual Columbia Christmas Pageant December 11-13. It has become a Christmas tradition for thousands of people in South ...More»

62nd Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade

December 5, 2015
Times: Starting: 9:45 AM
The 62nd Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, December 5th, 2015 featuring famously festive entries from all across the state of South Carolina! This year's Grand Marshal ...More»

9th Holiday Taste & Tour

December 5, 2015
Location: Historic Village of Hopkins, SC
Times: 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.
9th Annual Holiday Taste & Tour – Lower Richland Heritage Corridor There is something magical during Taste & Tour time! The Village of Hopkins comes alive. SERCO’s 9th Annual ...More»

A Starry Night

December 3, 2015
Location: Five Points
Times: 4-8pm
Join us in Five Points on Thursday, December 3rd, from 4pm – 8pm, as we celebrate the season with the holiday event, A Starry Night. The whole family can enjoy a night full of holiday cheer! ...More»

Annual Holiday Open House at Capital City/Lake Murray Country Visitors Center

December 12-13, 2015
Location: Capital City/Lake Murray Country Visitors Center
Times: 12/12: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 12/13: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Historic Lorick Plantation House (Lake Murray Visitor Center) steps back in time to Christmas season 1840 for our Annual Holiday Open House. Area Garden Clubs and volunteers - including the ...More»

Bojangles' Basketball Bash

December 10-12, 2015
Location: Ridge View High School
Times: Games Thursday and Friday begin at 6:00 PM. Games on Saturday are all day!
The Bojangles' Basketball Bash is a National Elite High School Basketball Showcase hosted by Ridge View High School in Columbia SC. December 10-12, 2015. Come check out the best and brightest high ...More»

Breakfast with Santa and Historic Columbia

December 19, 2015
Location: Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens
Times: 8 - 11 am
Join HCF for a holiday treat to remember. Enjoy a continental breakfast in our cozy Carriage House while listening to seasonal music. After your meal, view the decorated halls of the ...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»

Carols Along the Riverwalk

December 4, 2015
Location: Cayce Riverwalk Park
Times: From: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The sounds of Christmas can be heard throughout the Cayce Riverwalk Park where several area church choirs and local musicians will be located within the first half mile of the park. Visitors can ...More»

Cayce-West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights

December 12, 2015
Location: Cayce Municipal Complex
Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
The Greater Cayce - West Columbia Holiday Parade of Lights is one of the most anticipated holiday parades in the Midlands of South Carolina! This beloved night time parade begins at 5:30 pm at ...More»

Christmas In Cayce - Lights of Cayce

December 3, 2015
Location: City of Cayce
Times: 6:00pm
Beginning December 3rd and running through the end of the year, visitors can take a ride through the Cayce City Hall complex and enjoy the magic of thousands of twinkling lights, dazzling holiday ...More»

Christmas In Cayce 38th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 3, 2015
Location: City of Cayce
Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
This event is hosted by The Woman's Club of Cayce and includes greetings from city officials, holiday thoughts, musical selections, and a visit from Santa. Proceeds from the sale of lights for the ...More»

Christmas Musical: Messiah is Come!

December 12, 2015
Location: Columbia First Seventh-day Adventist Church
Times: 7 pm
Various choral selections will be performed from works arranged and composed by such authors as Mike Speck, Pepper Choplin, Richard Kingsmore, Travis Cottrell, and Russell Mauldin. The Cantata is a ...More»

CMA Chamber Music on Main

December 9, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Cocktail Hour at 6:00 p.m. | Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Chamber Music on Main is a critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron. Intimately set in the museum's gorgeous DuBose-Poston Reception ...More»

Columbia City Ballet Nutcracker Teas

December 12-19, 2015
Times: 1:30-2:30
Begin your child’s magical journey into the Land of the Sweets at Columbia City Ballet’s Nutcracker Teas! These special events will include cakes, cookies and other special surprises. ...More»

Columbia City Ballet Presents "Nutcracker"

December 12-20, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: Saturday 3 pm and 7:30 pm; Sunday 3 pm
Nutcracker, Columbia’s holiday family tradition, has the distinction of being the Koger Center’s first Nutcracker production and longest consecutively running annual arts event. With ...More»

Columbia Classical Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"

December 4-6, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 3 pm and 7:30 pm; Sunday 3 pm

Crafty Feast, an Independent Craft Fair

December 13, 2015
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Times: 12-6pm
Hip, high-quality crafters and artists from across the Southeast converge to sell unconventional, experimental, one-of-a-kind, and all-handmade goods at Columbia, S.C.’s largest indie craft ...More»

Experimental Music Concert

December 4, 2015
Location: USC School of Music
Times: 4:30 pm
The South Carolina Honors College Experimental Music Workshop presents the world premiere of composer Nomi Epstein's "Communications (2)" for 15 players and two soloists. The 48-minute ...More»
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