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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 ...
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 ...
Eight places celebrate 352 years of business in Columbia, SC
Posted on August 27, 2015 at 7:22AM by Kelsey Carmichael
The new and "tried and true" in Columbia, SC celebrated anniversaries over the past few weeks with a collective 352 years of business. No matter how old, each has unique qualities that give customers ...
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 ...

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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10th Annual Ray Tanner Foundation Home Run

October 24, 2015
Location: Carolina Stadium
12K Run, 5K Run and Walk, 1 mile Youth run, Kids Fun Run Mission of the Ray Tanner Home Run A premier annual running and walking event bringing together people of all levels to help improve 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»

13th Annual SwampFest - Part I & Part II: BBQ, Blues & Jazz

October 2-3, 2015
Location: Harriet Barber House
Times: Friday 7 - 11 pm: Saturday 11 am - until
The 13th Annual SwampFest ever popular SwampFest is a unique two-day opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage of Lower Richland County. Part II: SwampFest at the Congaree Saturday, October 3rd ...More»

13th Annual SwampFest-SwampFest at the Congaree

October 3, 2015
Location: Congaree National Park
Times: 9 am - 6 pm
Join Staff for a weekend celebration of Congaree National Park and surrounding communities. Event will feature special exhibits, hands on activities for kids and programs to enlighten and ...More»

2015 Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence

October 10, 2015
Location: Finlay Park
Times: Starting: 9:00 AM
The walk is free and registration can be found online at http://gate.columbiasc.gov/mayorswalk/. Registration is also open for team captains and exhibitors. For more information about registration ...More»

701 CCA South Carolina Biennial 2015 Part I

October 1-25, 2015
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: Wednesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm ; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Featuring Artists: Kristy Bishop (Goose Creek), Eileen Blyth (Columbia), Michael Cassidy (Columbia), Colleen Critcher (Hartsville), Tonya Gregg (Hopkins), Tina Hirsig (Charleston), Donna Hurt ...More»

80808 Gallery Presents: "Lasting Impressions,"

October 8-18, 2015
Location: Vista Studio/Gallery 80808
An exhibition of mixed media printmaking and hand made books. "Try your hand at printmaking event" will be held at the Gallery on the third Thursday in the Vista, October 15, from 5 PM to ...More»

8th Annual Congaree Bluegrass Festival

October 3-4, 2015
Location: Historic Columbia Speedway
Times: 11 am - 6 pm
Congaree Bluegrass Festival 2015 Bluegrass performances along with tours of the Cayce Historical Museum and youth-oriented activities. The Crowe Brothers headline.   More»

8th Annual Italian Festival-CANCELLED

October 3, 2015
Location: 1600 Block of Blanding Street
Times: 11 am - 10 pm
Just in case you hadn't heard the news, this year's festival has been cancelled due to anticipated weather and will not be rescheduled. After discussions with the City of Columbia, the festival ...More»

Benedict College Tigers Football vs. Clark Atlanta University

October 17, 2015
Location: Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
Homecoming 2015 Benedict College Tigers vs. Clark Atlanta University   More»

Benedict College Tigers Football vs. Kentucky State University

October 3, 2015
Location: Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
Benedict College Tigers vs. Kentucky State University 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»

Columbia Baroque Concert, Across the Water with Columbia Baroque: "The Rhine"

October 30, 2015
Location: Columbia College
Times: 7 pm
Embark on a journey to one of the grand rivers of Europe as we present music of the great German headliners: J.S. Bach, Telemann and Buxtehude plus music performed in cities along the Rhine. The ...More»

Columbia City Ballet Presents "Dracula: Ballet With A Bite"

October 29-31, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: Thursday and Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 8:30 pm
Already known as the coolest dance show yet to play the Koger Center, Columbia City Ballet's Dracula: Ballet With A Bite returns with new blood for this "must see" Halloween favorite ...More»

Columbia Classical Ballet Presents "Night of Passion"

October 16, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: 7:30 pm
Bolero / Resonance - World Premier Choreographed by Tamas Krizsa 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»

Cornelia Freeman Concert Series

October 4, 2015
Location: USC School of Music
Times: 3:00 PM
Featuring the university’s esteemed music faculty performing a diverse repertoire, this popular chamber music series has been raising scholarship money for more than 20 years and takes place ...More»

Craft & Kvell

October 18, 2015
Location: Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
Times: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
JCC: Craft & Kvell Sunday, October 18, 2015 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Do you have a pile of photos you want to get into your scrapbook? Have you been pinning things on Pinterest but ...More»

Def Leppard Foreigner & Night Ranger

October 16, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces ...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»

EdVenture After Dark Presents: LOL

October 15, 2015
Times: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Kids aren't the only ones who can have fun at the museum! Join us for a night of laughter on Oct 15 from 6:30-8:30pm in support of EdVenture Children’s Museum. Enjoy the side-splitting ...More»

EdVenture's Halloween Happenings

October 31, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 4 - 8 pm
EdVenture Children’s Museum invites all families to enjoy a harvest of Halloween fun at our first ever Halloween Happening, Saturday, Oct 31 from 4-8 p.m. Put on a costume, grab your friends ...More»

Exhibition "Captured: The Photography of Seven"

through November 1, 2015
Location: Gallery West
Times: Wednesday-Saturday 11 am - 7 pm, Sunday 10 am - 2 pm
Featuring the work of 7 photographers: Frank Baker, Jim Hoyle, Russell Jeffcoat, Katie Purnell, Dalvin Spann, Francis Schanberger, and Olaf Wegner. The subject matter in "Captured: The ...More»
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