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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, ...
What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...

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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"M&M" Rediscovered: From Marcello and Mozart to Mendelssohn and Morricone

April 30, 2017
Location: Katie & Irwin Kahn JCC
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Palmetto Chamber Orchestra and Friends presents "M&M" Rediscovered: From Marcello and Mozart to Menelssohn and Morricone. Featuring guest soloists Betty Gardiner, flute; Catherine ...More»

3rd Annual South Carolina Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

April 29, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Food Truck Festivals of America heading to Columbia, South Carolina for its 3rd Annual South Carolina Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Featuring some of South Carolina's most popular food ...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

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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»

BBQ and Blues Featuring The Catfish Po' Boys

April 30, 2017
Location: Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Times: From: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer will present a performance entitled, "BBQ and Blues" featuring The Catfish Po' Boys in the Ebenezer courtyard. A BBQ dinner will be provided ...More»

Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Yellow Fever Epidemics

through May 6, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The exhibition entitled Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Yellow Fever Epidemics in Charleston 1854-1871 focuses on the role of traditional African folk healers in the South ...More»

Butcher Paper Dinner Series: Crawfish Boil

April 29, 2017
Location: City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm and Event Venue
Times: From: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Join Farm to Table Event Co. for our first Butcher Paper Dinner at City Roots farm to kick off the Rosewood Crawfish Festival with a traditional Crawfish Boil with live music! The Crawfish Boil ...More»

Cabaret: Unsung Heroes

through May 14, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm | Monday: closed | Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm | Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Cabaret is a series of Santiago Echeverry’s three-dimensional portraits and videos of the LGBT community and its allies in Wilton Manors / Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Drag queens, go-go ...More»

Columbia Fireflies vs. Asheville

April 24-26, 2017
Location: Spirit Communications Park
Times: Monday: 7:05 pm | Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:05 am

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»

Disney On Ice Presents Dare to Dream

April 27-30, 2017
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Thursday: 7 pm | Friday: 10:30 am & 7 pm | Saturday: 2 pm & 6 pm | Sunday: 2 pm
Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they share the heroic stories of four of your favorite Disney Princesses. Laugh along with Disney's hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, ...More»

Gallery Tour: Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter

through June 11, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
A guided tour provides an overview of Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter, featuring an all-new series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings by Columbia artist Tyrone Geter.  ...More»

Gallery Tour: Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales

through May 20, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 1:00 PM
A guided tour provides an overview of Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales, offering a chance to explore the connections between art and literature while marveling at ...More»

Greater Columbia Record Fair

April 30, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Records! Live Music! Art! Beer! Hot Dogs! Record Vendors from across the East Coast bringing all the best vinyl to Columbia, S.C. From cheap to pricey, new jams to vintage, classic to super ...More»

Jazz Under the Stars

April 28, 2017
Location: Alcorn Middle School Football Field
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Enjoy Jazz Under the Stars, an outdoor concert event. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the sounds of jazz from local performers and Alcorn students. Local bands performing to include the ...More»

Loading Dock Live Featuring "Grass Is Dead"

April 27, 2017
Location: Township Auditorium
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This free concert will take place in the loading dock area directly behind the Township Auditorium. Grass is Dead are a bluegrass combo paying homage to the music and cultural legacy of The ...More»

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band Live

April 26, 2017
Location: Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor
Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Come hear Boston-based bluegrass band Mile Twelve in concert at Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor in West Columbia, SC. Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully ...More»

Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show

April 29, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: From: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Columbia Design League's annual Runaway Runway blends design and sustainability into a fun fashion extravaganza. In this juried design competition, designers reimagine post-consumer trash ...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»

South Carolina State House Tours

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Location: South Carolina State House
While the legislature is in session (January - May), tours are offered Monday - Friday, every half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Tours are not offered at 12 p.m. or 12:30 ...More»

Sweet & Savory 2017

April 27, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Visit Columbia, SC for a night of tasty treats, live music, and friendly competition. Let your inner foodie out and be the judge. This annual chef’s competition is the only event where ...More»

Taste of Africa Festival

April 29, 2017
Times: From: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
The Annual Taste of Africa Festival (TOAF) has as its mission to expose and showcase to the midlands of South Carolina the culture of the African Community here in South Carolina through the ...More»
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