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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 ...
What's Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: Adventures of Mr. Potato Head, Rhythm on the River May 22 - 25
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:15AM by Alli Finkelston
Break out your swim trunks and sunscreen because this long weekend will be famously hot! From free music to family activities, browse all holiday happenings in our calendar of events or ...
What's Hot This Weekend: SC Book Festival, Forest Acres Festival, Disco Dash 5K May 15 - 17
Posted on May 13, 2015 at 7:44AM by Alli Finkelston
Columbia, SC is the place to be for family fun, this weekend! Brace your seats as cowboys rope wild steers, get lost in the world of a book, or jam to local tunes under the Carolina sun. For more ...

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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12-Cent Kids' Day at EdVenture

August 12, 2015-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»

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»

Bremen Town Musicians

through October 31, 2015
Location: Columbia Marionette Theatre
Times: 11 am and 3 pm
Saturdays at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, Every 3rd Monday at 10:00 am, and Every Final Friday at 7:00 pm through October 31, 2015 – Join us on the exciting musical adventures of Donkey, Cat, and ...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»

Capital City Chorale 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert

August 3, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church
Times: 6 pm
Enjoy us at First Baptist Columbia for an evening of celebration in Songs, Singing and Music! 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 Marionette Theatre Presents "Puss in Boots"

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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 Museum of Art, Baker and Baker Series "MUSIC FOR A DUCHESS"

August 8, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: 2:00 p.m. Concert
Join Columbia Baroque for an afternoon program coordinating Baroque music with a newly exhibited painting of Louise De Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, by Dutch artist Jan de Baen. Louise De ...More»

Craft & Kvell

August 23, 2015
Location: Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
Times: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
JCC: Craft & Kvell Sunday, August 23, 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»

Cromer's P-Nuts 80th Birthday Celebration

August 29, 2015
Location: Cromer's P-Nuts
Times: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
August 29 is Cromer's P-Nuts 80th birthday celebration. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be family fun with bounce houses, treats, music, a vintage car show and much more! More»

Dollar Sunday | Woodrow Wilson Family Home

August 16, 2015
Location: The Gift Shop at Robert Mills
Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 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 Woodrow Wilson Family Home for Dollar Sunday. ...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»

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest

August 29, 2015-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»

Exhibition "In and Out of the Wild: Animals in Art"

through August 30, 2015
Location: Gallery West
Times: Wednesday-Saturday 11:00-7:00, Sunday 10:00-2:00
Gallery West, located at 118 State Street in West Columbia, will host a special exhibition of 16 artists in all media whose work focuses on the world of non-plant, non-human living things in this ...More»

Finding Freedom’s Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville

through August 23, 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
Finding Freedom’s Home: Archaeology at Mitchelville highlights the rich history of the freedman’s town of Mitchelville, S.C. The exhibit tells the story of nearby enslaved people who ...More»

First Thursdays on Main

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Location: Main Street (State House to City Hall)
Times: 6 - 10 pm
The event is a loose collaboration between the merchants on Main Street, spearheaded primarily by Frame of Mind, anastasia & Friends, Wine Down on Main, Carolina Hair Studios, the Arcade, and ...More»

First Thursdays on Main

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Location: Main Street (State House to City Hall)
Times: 6 - 10 pm
On the first Thursday of each month, people enjoy a series of art shows, events, entertainment, restaurant specials and more! Many businesses in downtown Columbia participate in First Thursday on ...More»

Five After Five

August 27, 2015
Location: Five Points
Times: 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Five After Five is a FREE outdoor local concert series hosted at the fountain in Five Points. Enjoy great local music and fun times on the fourth Thursday of each month until August, from 6:30pm - ...More»

Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam

ongoing
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

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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»

From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces

through September 11, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces is a thematically-focused look at the artist's influential screen prints. Andy Warhol is central to the pop art movement and one of the best-known ...More»

Happy Hour at the Robert Mills House | Water Balloon Battle

August 21, 2015
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: From: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Looking for ways to cool down in our Famously Hot city in August? Join Historic Columbia for our first ever Historic Columbia Water Balloon Battle on Friday, August 21. Using water balloons, ...More»
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