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What's Hot This Weekend: Kenny Chesney, Carolina Cup, America Loves Bacon Festival March 27 - 29
Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:29AM by Alli Finkelston
Hold on to your hats folks, this is a big weekend to be in Columbia. "Come over" to the Colonial Life Arena where country crooner Kenny Chesney will play with special guests Jake Owen and ...
What's Hot This Weekend: NCAA Women's Basketball, Cinderella, Soda City Suds Week March 20 - 22
Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:30PM by Alli Finkelston
Let's go Gamecocks! Cheer on the number one seed, University of South Carolina Gameocks, as they dribble to the hoop against Savannah State to kick off the NCAA Women's Basketball ...
What's Hot This St. Patrick's Day Weekend March 12 - 15
Posted on March 12, 2015 at 9:30AM by Alli Finkelston
We're feelin' lucky here in Columbia, SC! This weekend's St. Pat's in Five Points will be a good time for all you leprechauns. Want more on the festival? Check out our blog post to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: The Avett Brothers, Columbia Marathon, St. Pat's Kick Off March 5 - 8
Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:30AM by Alli Finkelston
Hello sunshine! Springtime has finally arrived in famously hot Columbia, SC, just in time for the St. Pat's in Five Points Kick-Off. Celebrate the Gaelic season by dying the iconic Five Points ...
What's Hot This Weekend: February 27 - March 1 Lake Carolina Oyster Roast, Swan Lake, Gamecocks Run
Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Columbia, SC is a one-stop shop for visitors who want to sashay with Swan Lake, shuck oysters at Lake Carolina and sprint through the historic USC horsehoe. Check out these famously hot weekend ...
Columbia Museum of Art's New "Seeking the Ideal" Exhibit
Posted on February 27, 2015 at 4:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Close your eyes and picture springtime. Now, try not to smile as images of the blinding sun, laughing children and rolling meadows come to mind. As Charles Courtney Curran said, "What normal human ...
What's Hot This Valentine's Weekend: February 13 - 15
Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:06PM by Alli Finkelston
Bitten by the love bug? Columbia, SC is the perfect destination for a famously hot date night. Listen up, here's a cheat sheet on how to spoil your sweetie: scour our Valentine's Day ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Monster Jam, MGC Long Run February 5-8
Posted on February 5, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're searching for a night of massive machines or an evening of refined art, you'll find it in Columbia, SC. This weekend is full of big names and bigger entertainment so don't miss out on ...
Top 5 Ways To Get Your Shamrock On at the 33rd Annual St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:59AM by Alli Finkelston
Follow the rainbow to the 33rd Annual St. Pat's in Five Points on Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Be Irish for the day at the Columbia region's biggest annual street festival and ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 29 - February 1
Posted on January 28, 2015 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether it's making history with basketball success or celebrating history with the commemoration of the burning of Columbia, one thing is for sure, this capital city always keeps you on your toes. ...
Love, Peace & Hip-Hop Fundraiser Features Grammy-Winning Group The Lox
Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:24PM by Renée Williamson
 The Love, Peace & Hip-Hop festival's annual fundraiser features Grammy-award winning group, The Lox, this Saturday, January 31, at Music Farm Columbia.  The Lox, or Living off ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 22-25
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 5:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're looking for art, history, food, science or family fun, you can find it all this weekend in Columbia, SC. Here's some ideas for things to do through Sunday in The New Southern Hot Spot: ...
Famously Hot Valentine’s Day 2015 in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Before heading out the door, make sure you have these Valentine's Day must-haves. Grab some flowers for your sweetheart at Rosewood Florist or some sweet treats like Hugs & ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Restaurant Week, Craft Beer Week, Norman Rockwell Exhibit January 16 - 18
Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Start loosening your belt loops and warming up your taste buds because Columbia is a foodie paradise this weekend! Restaurant Week, Columbia Craft Beer Week and World Beer Festival all invite ...
What's Hot This Weekend: January 8 - 11
Posted on January 8, 2015 at 2:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Ready, Set, Reservation! Grab your forks and dig in to Restaurant Week Columbia at Blue Marlin, Motor Supply Co. Bistro, The Oak Table or one of the many other ...

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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"Concertos and Cupcakes" Concert and Reception

April 26, 2015
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: 3:30 pm
The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra concert will feature the winner(s) from our Young Artist Competition. The program also includes Bach's Fugue in G minor and Schumann's Symphony No. 4. Come ...More»

14th Annual Columbia Golf Ball & Master's Viewing Party

April 9, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: From: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Help us celebrate 25 years of success by continuing to support SC Junior Golf! The SCJGA has served thousands of South Carolina's youth ranging from beginners, to those that have had ...More»

19th Annual Sparkleberry Country Fair

April 24-25, 2015
Location: Sandhill Farmers Market
Times: Friday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
If you want to see the way it was done in the old days, then come to the Sparkleberry Country Fair! The Fair is located in Northeast Columbia at the Clemson University Sandhill Research and ...More»

2015 Gardening Symposium

April 24-25, 2015
Location: Robert Mills Carriage House
Times: Friday, April 24, 6 – 8:30 pm & Saturday, April 25, 8:30 am – 12 pm
Historic Columbia celebrates the arrival of spring with our annual Gardening Symposium! Enjoy an expanded, two-day event that blends hands-on sessions and presentations by respected gardeners and ...More»

2015 Midlands Senior Glitz and Glamour Gala

April 24, 2015
Location: Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church
Times: 6 - 8pm
Ever wish you could be a movie star and walk the red carpet? The Lights! The Glamour! Flashing Cameras! Now's you can dance the night away with movie star grace! Musical Entertainment will be ...More»

2015 Quarry Crusher Run

April 18, 2015
Location: Historic Olympia Quarry
The Quarry Crusher Run is the only race of its kind in the southeast. This once-in-a-lifetime look inside a magnificent landscape that is prohibited to the general public ...More»

20th Annual Columbia International Festival

April 18-19, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday, Noon - 6 pm
Recognized among the Top 20 Events in the 10-state Southeastern Region by the Southeastern Tourism Society in 1999, 2000. The Columbia International Festival showcases the music, culture, ...More»

A Day of MAGIC© "Igniting and Celebrating the Beauty in You"

April 18, 2015
Location: Hilton Columbia Center
Times: From: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
A Day of MAGIC© consists of the Women's Empowerment Summit and SC Leading Ladies Awards Luncheon This ONE DAY networking conference for women of all ages. Participants can expect to be ...More»

An Evening with Johnny Mathis: A Night to Remember

April 10, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
Celebrating his 59th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis ...More»

Artista Vista 2015

April 23-25, 2015
Location: Congaree Vista
Times: Thursday 5 - 9 pm; Friday and Saturday Regular Gallery Hours
Join Columbia's oldest and most celebrated gallery crawl. This three day event offers something for everyone. Galleries will host visitors and offer complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres, ...More»

At the Movies: Featuring the SC Philharmonic with Music Director Morihiko Nakahara

April 11, 2015
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: 7:30 pm
Did your heart swell the first time you heard the “Moon River” harmonica solo in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Does the Jaws theme still strike a nerve? Bring the whole family and ...More»

Bark to the Park

April 18, 2015
Location: Finlay Park
Times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bark to the Park is a fundraising event where proceeds directly benefit homeless pets in the Midlands. Pet lovers are encouraged to form a walk team or participate on their own to raise money for ...More»

BATTLEFROG Carolinas Obstacle Race

April 25, 2015
Location: Carolina Adventure World
Times: From: 8:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Coming April 25, 2015 BattleFrog Carolinas Obstacle Course Race will sprawl across 2,600 acres of mud bogs, rock outcroppings, and winding inclines, at Carolina Adventure World. The diverse terrain ...More»

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 4, 2015
Location: New Light Church
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The event will include breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuts, coffee, milk and juice. The kids will get to meet and the parents can take their own pictures with the Easter Bunny. ...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»

Bunny Hop 5K at the Downtown YMCA

April 4, 2015
Location: YMCA
Times: 8:30 aM
A 5k that starts and ends at the Y through historic Downtown Columbia. Benefits the Y’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong ...More»

Cayce Easter Eggstravaganza

April 4, 2015
Location: Granby Gardens Park
Times: 10 am - 1 pm
Bring the whole family and join us for this fun, free Easter event! The event will feature face painting, an egg hunt, a fire truck, balloon artists, and pictures with the Easter Bunny! The event ...More»

Clay Rice Silhouette Cutting

April 11, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: 10 am - 2 pm
Award winning artist and children’s book author Clay Rice will be at the South Carolina State Museum. Bring the kids (or a profile photo of the kids) and have a special silhouette keepsake ...More»

Columbia Downtown Triathlon

April 4, 2015
Location: University of South Carolina - Blatt PE Center
Times: Starting: 9:00 AM
500 meter pool Swim 10 mile Bike 3 mile Run This seventh year pool swim sprint triathlon is held in downtown Columbia, SC at the Blatt PE Center on the campus of the University of ...More»

Columbia Marionette Theatre Presents "Puss in Boots"

ongoing
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»

Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It

through July 26, 2015
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
Courage: The Vision to End Segregation and the Guts to Fight for It tells the powerful grass-roots “people story” behind the Supreme Court’s landmark Civil Rights decision Brown ...More»
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