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What's Hot This Weekend: Freeway Music Festival, Woodcreek Classic August 28 - 30
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 1:05PM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend you can enjoy symphonic sounds or rock n' roll, watch a game of golf or just wear golf attire in Five Points or indulge in burgers and brews or boiled peanuts. Whatever your ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Rise N' Slide, Latin Festival, Reggaetronic August 21 - 23
Posted on August 21, 2015 at 8:47AM by Dayna Cantelmi
School may be back in session, but summer isn't over yet! Spend your weekend soaking up the sun and spending time outdoors at various events around town. Keep reading for our roundup below and then ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, "Big City" August 14 - 16
Posted on August 14, 2015 at 7:27AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Soak up the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of summer this weekend! Visit an exhibit at one of our museums, listen to some live music at this year's Summer Concert Series finale or get wrapped up ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Soda City Market, Summer Sidewalk Sale August 7 - 9
Posted on August 6, 2015 at 1:26PM by Dayna Cantelmi
The school year is quickly approaching, so make the most of your remaining summer days! Check out the exhibits at our museums, go see a show or snag deals at the Summer Sidewalk Sale and fresh ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Summer Concert Series, DOKO Rodeo, Ratstafest July 31 - Aug. 2
Posted on July 30, 2015 at 6:48AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The summer days are not drifting away - they're just warming up! Enjoy the season and get outside in the sun and fresh air this weekend. Check out our roundup below and then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Blaktastik, Blowfish Baseball July 24 - 26
Posted on July 23, 2015 at 12:40PM by Dayna Cantelmi
There's much to do both indoors and out this weekend! Read our roundup of weekend activities below for inspiration on how to either beat the heat or soak up the sun. Be sure to also check out ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Tasty Tomato Festival, Repticon July 17 - 19
Posted on July 16, 2015 at 8:47AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Fun in the sun, live music and tomato bobbing await the whole family this weekend at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. Read on for our roundup below or take a look at our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Mac Madness, Discover the Dinosaurs July 10 - 12
Posted on July 7, 2015 at 9:36AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The summer months are all about enjoying great food and famously hot weather. Read our roundup below or check out our calendar of events to find out how to do both and so much more this ...
What's Hot This 4th of July Weekend: Slide the City, Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration July 3 - 5
Posted on July 1, 2015 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bask in sunshine and freedom this holiday weekend as you celebrate summer and America's independence! A number of famously hot 4th of July festivities and outdoor activities can be found on ...
Five reasons to visit the Andy Warhol exhibit at Columbia Museum of Art
Posted on June 16, 2015 at 2:18PM by Renée Williamson
If you love art, you're going to be in heaven with Columbia Museum of Art's new exhibit, From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces. Featuring 55 screen prints of Warhol's famous ...

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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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"My Columbia" - Salley McAden McInerney Artist Reception & Show

September 17, 2015
Times: Reception 5 - 7 p.m., Showing Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us Thurs., Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m. for an Artist Reception for Salley McAden McInerney. Her new collection, "My Columbia," is a series of iconic and familiar Columbia sights and ...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»

2015 Labor Day Festival & Parade

September 7, 2015
Location: Town of Chapin
Times: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
CHAPIN PROUD – 36th Annual Labor Day Festival and Parade – Sponsored by Lexington Medical Center Join us for Chapin’s signature end-of-summer party which includes a community ...More»

2015 Year of the Shag Celebration

September 5-6, 2015
Location: Saturday 1- 5 pm (Intersection of Main and Hampton Streets); Saturday 7 - 11 pm (Columbia Marriott Hotel); Sunday 1 - 4 pm (State House)
Times: Saturday 1 - 5 pm; 7 - 11 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm
Columbia SC Mayor Steve Benjamin, the Capital City Shag Club, and the Marriott Columbia are hosting the 2015 Year of the Shag Celebration — a two-day weekend festival celebrating the South ...More»

4th Annual Martha's Market

September 12, 2015
Location: Union United Methodist Church
Times: 9 am - 2 pm
Featuring over 60 vendors selling crafts, jewelry, art, homemade goods, soaps, boutique clothes,scarfs and lots more! Breakfast and lunch may be purchased as well!  More»

Benedict College Tigers Football vs. Central State University

September 19, 2015
Location: Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
Benedict College Tigers vs. Central State University More»

Benedict College Tigers Football vs. Elizabeth City State University

September 12, 2015
Location: Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
Benedict College Tigers vs. Elizabeth City State University More»

Blooming Butterflies

through October 2, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 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»

Blues on Beaufort Street

September 6, 2015
Location: Tipsy Toad Tavern
Times: 6 pm
Blues on Beaufort Street – featuring Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins Come out for an evening of live blues music on historic Beaufort Street in downtown Chapin. Street party begins at ...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»

Chapin Theatre Company Presents The Classic Farce "Noises Off"

September 11-20, 2015
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 3 pm
Often called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off offers a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Slamming doors, on- and offstage intrigue, and errant ...More»

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type

September 19-27, 2015
Location: Columbia Children's Theatre
Times: Saturdays at 10:30, 2:00, and 7:00; Sundays at 3:00
Farmer Brown has big trouble. The animals on his farm want electric blankets in the barn. When he refuses, the chickens and cows join forces in peaceful protest: No blankets = no milk, no eggs! ...More»

ColaTown Oktoberfest

September 19, 2015
Location: River Rat Brewery
Times: 3-7 PM
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - Which includes Approx. 60 Breweries. Over 100 Tap Handles in 50 tents. 5+ Food Vendors including Two Wurst Wagons, River Rat Brewery's BBQ, and more to come... ...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»

Columbia SC Model Train Show, Operating layouts & Sale

September 19, 2015
Location: National Guard Armory
Times: 10am-3pm
150 vendor tables, FREE rides on Choo-Chee the 35 ft gas powered train, Food vendors on-site, plenty of HO and N gauge as well as O gauge trains for sale. Large KIDS area to operate trains, ...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»

Dollar Sunday at the Hampton-Preston Mansion

September 20, 2015
Location: The Gift Shop at Robert Mills
Times: 1 - 4 pm
Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! This month, visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion for Dollar Sunday. ...More»

Early Adventures: Dirt Diggers

September 17, 2015
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: From: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
How do we know what happened in a certain spot 100 years ago? The answer is archaeology! Come to Historic Columbia to learn about all the scientific, historical and dirty parts of ...More»

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

through September 29, 2015
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: All day
Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour ...More»

Fall Festival and Pickin’ Party

September 19, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The South Carolina State Museum is kicks off the fall season with this annual event featuring South Carolina barbecue, live music, artist demonstrations and lots more! More»


September 19, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
EdVenture Children Museum is proud to present Farmville, an annual family-friendly farm festival on September 19 from 10am-3pm. Through unique hands-on experiences, children will see the concept of ...More»

Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam

Location: Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Times: 6pm - midnight
Come see what Bluegrass legend Bill Wells started in 1985 - the Friday tradition of acoustic bluegrass music at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor! Doors open at 6pm, the open stage ...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»
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