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National Travel and Tourism Week is Famously Hot
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
National Travel and Tourism Week, the national event championing the importance of the travel and tourism industry, is back for its 32nd year May 1 - 7, 2016. Columbia welcomes 14.5 million ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Cinco de Mayo, Fireflies, Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival April 29 - May 1
Posted on April 28, 2016 at 12:01PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Enjoy the weekend with a number of spring events, festivals and happenings taking place all over town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Artista Vista, Rhythm on the River, Columbia Record Fair April 22 - 24
Posted on April 21, 2016 at 11:26AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The only thing more beautiful than Columbia's #famouslyhot spring weather is its robust arts scene. Enjoy both this weekend with a number of events happening throughout the area. Keep reading for ...
What's Hot this Weekend: Indie Grits, Fireflies Opening Weekend, The Big Nosh April 15 - 17
Posted on April 14, 2016 at 1:43PM by Dayna Cantelmi
We're in for a #famouslyhot weekend packed with all kinds of fun spring activities! Continue reading for our roundup below, then take a look through our calendar of events for even more ...
Waterfall Junction: A Whimsical Addition to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Posted on April 7, 2016 at 12:31PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Waterfall Junction, the 3-acre interactive children's garden created as part of the Destination Riverbanks expansion, is now open to the public at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.   The ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Hip-Hop Family Day, Alton Brown Live, River Rocks April 8 - 10
Posted on April 6, 2016 at 12:06PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Delve into the many events, shows and cultural experiences going on this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's happening ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Columbia Open Studios, Runaway Runway, Freeway Music Festival April 1 - 3
Posted on April 1, 2016 at 6:28AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and concerts to plays and exhibits, we're in for a jam-packed weekend of exciting events! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Cream of the Crop, Spring Carnival, Harlem Globetrotters March 25 - 27
Posted on March 22, 2016 at 12:56PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Spring has sprung and is here to stay, so there's no reason not to get out and enjoy all of the events happening around town this weekend! Continue reading for our roundup below, then peruse ...
What's Hot This Weekend: St. Pat's in Five Points, Soda City Suds Week, "Peter Pan" March 18 - 20
Posted on March 18, 2016 at 7:29AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend marks the official start to spring, so get out and enjoy the #famouslyhot weather and the even hotter events going on around town. Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Weekend: St. Patrick's Day Parade, Blue Man Group, Cottontail Festival March 11 - 13
Posted on March 10, 2016 at 12:28PM by Dayna Cantelmi
"Spring ahead" into all the fun events and activities going on this weekend! Continue on for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for all that's happening in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Art Day, St. Pat's Official Kickoff, Run Hard Columbia Marathon March 4 - 6
Posted on March 3, 2016 at 6:58AM by Dayna Cantelmi
March is in like a lion this weekend with a full schedule of events, exhibits and shows. Keep reading for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for everything ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Chili Cook-Off, "Cinderella," Harambee Festival Feb. 26 - 28
Posted on February 25, 2016 at 2:33PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From chili and ballet to Michael Jackson and cabaret, we've got all that and more this weekend! Scroll down for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for all that's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: "A Silver Screen Affair," Muppet Sing Along, Mann-Simons Site Feb. 19 - 21
Posted on February 18, 2016 at 2:44PM by Dayna Cantelmi
We're in for a #famouslyhot taste of Spring this weekend and there are plenty of events and fun things to do happening around town to get you out and about! Read on for our roundup below, then look ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Sweet on CMA, That's Amore Y'all, R. Kelly, Sidewalk Astronomy Feb. 12 - 14
Posted on February 12, 2016 at 6:57AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Cupid is in Columbia this weekend with a jam-packed schedule of Valentine's Day events. Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything that's ...

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"Thunder Over the Midlands" Shaw Air Expo

May 21-22, 2016
Location: Shaw Air Force Base
Times: From: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, S.C., is hosting the Shaw Air Expo open house and air show May 21-22, 2016. The free event is open to the general public. Please visit our website for more ...More»

12-Cent Kids' Day at EdVenture

through July 12, 2016
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 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»

2016 Memorial Day Solemn Commemoration & Heritage Celebration

May 30, 2016
Location: Historic Harriet Barber House
Times: Solemn Commemoration: 12:00 PM; Heritage Celebration: 1:00 PM
SERCO is honored to present “The Moving Wall” which is the official traveling replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as a part of our Memorial Day - Solemn ...More»

2nd Annual Columbia Black Rodeo

May 21, 2016
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
The rodeo has been a favorite pastime of families for decades and this one will feature professional cowboys performing phenomenal feats of skill as they compete for $8,900 in prize money, in ...More»

8th Annual Spring Valley Car Show

May 21, 2016
Location: Spring Valley High School
Times: Registration: 9:00 AM; Awards: 3:00 PM
Open Car and Truck Show with 23 classes awarding 46 class trophies and 6 special trophies. Food, auction, door prizes. Entry is free to HS student vehicles.     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»

Arts & Draughts

May 13, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: From: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings from The Whig, live musical performances, D.I.Y. art projects, interactive art, scavenger hunts, unique perspective tours, and more. More»

Big & Bold: Selections from the Collection

May 27, 2016-October 23, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Big & Bold features several well-known artists, including Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Philip Guston, Vik Muniz, Lorna Simpson, Sandy Skoglund, and Andy Warhol. With a wide variety of contemporary ...More»

Cinco De Mayo Harvest Dinner

May 5, 2016
Location: City Roots Urban Sustainable Farm and Event Venue
Times: From: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Executive Chef Travis Rayle from Rosso Trattoria and Executive Chef Frank Bradley from Bourbon will prepare a family style four course farm to table dinner. Advintage will be featuring wine ...More»

Columbia Baroque Concert Across the Water with Columbia Baroque: “The Danube”

May 13, 2016
Location: USC School of Music
Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
Columbia Baroque welcomes special guest artist Serena Hill-LaRoche, soprano, for a concert of music composed and performed at the Austro-Hungarian courts featuring vocal works by Monteverdi and ...More»

Columbia Marionette Theatre Presents "Aladdin"

through June 4, 2016
Location: Columbia Marionette Theatre
Times: Starting: 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM
A tale within a tale, Sheherezade narrates the exciting story of Aladdin and the powerful Genie in CMT’s popular show. A shady Sorcerer tricks innocent young Aladdin into stealing a magical ...More»

Columbia, SC Black Expo

May 21, 2016
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Times: Event times vary
African-American owned businesses have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the public and procurement. It is also an opportunity for major corporations and government ...More»

Daufuskie Memories

May 27, 2016-August 7, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
In the early 1980s, Daufuskie Island stood alone as the last South Carolina sea island untouched by the outside world. Through a series of over 60 photographs taken from 1977–1982, Jeanne ...More»

Dinner on Main

May 22, 2016
Location: City Center / Main Street
Times: From: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Join us for our Dinner on Main St. Executive Chef Travis Rayle from Rosso Trattoria and Executive Chef Frank Bradley from Bourbon will prepare a family style four course farm to table dinner along ...More»

Drink Pink Rosé Festival

May 15, 2016
Location: City Roots - Your In-Town Sustainable Farm
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join Farm to Table at City Roots Farm for a festival featuring everyone's favorite summer pink wine. They will be featuring close to 100 Rosé wines, Kristian Niemi and friends will be ...More»

EdVenture Ladies' Night Out

May 5, 2016
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: VIP: 6:30 PM; General: 7:00 PM
Gather your girlfriends and reserve your tickets for this high-energy show presenting the latest fashion from Granger Owings Bespoke at EdVenture. Things are heating up at Girls Night Out as women ...More»

Endangered Species Day

May 20, 2016
Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Discover simple ways to protect some of the world's most vulnerable animals during Endangered Species Day. Guests are invited to participate in fun, educational adventures focusing on wildlife ...More»

Fireflies vs. Asheville

May 12-15, 2016
Location: Spirit Communications Park

Fireflies vs. Augusta

May 23-25, 2016
Location: Spirit Communications Park

Fireflies vs. Rome

May 16-18, 2016
Location: Spirit Communications Park

First Thursday on Main

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Location: City Center / Main Street
Times: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
On the first Thursday of each month, businesses in downtown Columbia participate in First Thursday on Main by keeping their doors open late, offering a mix of specials, events, entertainment, and ...More»

Five After Five

through October 27, 2016
Location: The Fountain at Five Points
Times: From: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Five After Five is a fun, family friendly event held on the fourth Thursday of every month from April through October. This free concert series includes food and art vendors, craft beer, and local, ...More»

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection

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Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the ...More»
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