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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 ...
What's Hot This Weekend: December 31 - January 4
Posted on December 30, 2014 at 11:15AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia, SC is a flurry of activity this weekend with a variety of glitzy New Year's Eve bashes, sporting events and museum exhibits of all sorts! Keep reading for the complete rundown of all ...
What's Hot This Weekend: December 25 - 28
Posted on December 23, 2014 at 9:03AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC, take part in the festive merriment happening all throughout the region, enjoy a range of shows, or discover something new in one of the area's museums! Continue on for ...
Guide to Famously Hot New Year 2015: Deals, Food, Transportation, Parties and Events
Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:35AM by Alli Finkelston
Discover the New Year on South Carolina's Main Street with the largest free NYE party in the state. Ring in 2015 at the footsteps of the picturesque South Carolina State Capitol from 6:30 p.m. to 1 ...
What's Hot This Weekend: December 18-21
Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:34AM by Alli Finkelston
This weekend, try one of our famously hot itineraries for a perfect weekend to celebrate the holidays, have non-stop family fun or learn everything you've ever wanted about the history of SC. Scroll ...
6 Famously Hot Holiday Recipes from Columbia, SC Chefs
Posted on December 11, 2014 at 1:29PM by Alli Finkelston
Eat, drink and be merry! From our family to yours, here are a few scrumptious recipes created by some of Columbia, SC's premier restaurants and chefs. Whether you're a host or a ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things To Do December 11-14
Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:20PM by Alli Finkelston
Attention: Christmas is less than two weeks away! It's officially crunch time for gift shopping, cookie eating and making memories. Let us help you check off your holiday bucket list with these ...

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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13th Annual St. Pat's Get to the Green

March 14, 2015
Location: Start at Maxcy Gregg Park
Times: 10k-7:30am, 5k-8:00am, 1-Mile Walk & Kids Fun Run-8:15am
The largest road race in the Midlands includes a perennial 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk! 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk participants will receive FREE entry to St. Pat's in ...More»

2015 Gala: A Fair to Remember

March 21, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: 7:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
The Columbia Museum of Art is thrilled to announce our 2015 Gala, A Fair to Remember, to be held on Saturday, March 21. The gala will celebrate the major spring exhibition, Charles Courtney Curran: ...More»

2015 Midlands Heart Walk

March 21, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: Activities begin at 8 A.M. ; Walk begins at 9 A.M.
The Midlands Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission in action. This annual celebration promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a fun, family environment. More ...More»

26th Annual Earlewood Classic Disc Golf Tournament: Pro Weekend

March 7-8, 2015
Location: Earlewood Disc Golf Course
Times: Starting: 9:30 AM
New for 2015 is a two weekend split event consisting of 4 rounds of 20 holes.  Saturday, March 7th: 9:30 AM - Players Meeting/ Registration Ends 10 AM - First Round Tee ...More»

32nd Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival

March 6, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5
Features original designs & work from hundreds of talented artists & craftsmen from across the nation. Something for every style, taste & budget with thousands of choices from ...More»

33rd Annual St. Pat's in Five Points

March 14, 2015
Location: Five Points
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
On March 15, be ready to live the luck of the Irish at this celebration that welcomes over 40,000 people to the eclectic Five Points business district in Columbia, SC every year. Continually ...More»

America Loves Bacon - Bacon Festival Tour

March 28, 2015
Location: Carolina Walk Park
The America Loves Bacon team is geared up and finally ready to present the United States with the first ever touring bacon festival. The spring edition of the ALB tour will include over 10 tour ...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»

Building a Universe

through March 15, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday 10 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday 10 AM - 8 PM, Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
Building a Universe features creations by artists whose work deals with space and the universe, either directly or conceptually, according to Chief Curator of Art Paul Matheny. The exhibition ...More»

Capital City Shag Extravaganza VI

March 27, 2015
Location: Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone
Times: 12:00 noon to 1:00am
Shag Extravaganza is a three day weekend gala celebrating the South Carolina Dance "the Shag" and Shag music. Entertainment features Band of Oz on Saturday, March 28th and Association of ...More»

Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show

March 13-15, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: Friday, 11am - 9 pm; Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm; Sunday, 11am - 6 pm
See over 250 exhibitors with products and services for your home and garden. More»

Charlie Wilson: Forever Charlie Tour

March 10, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: 7 pm
Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced his national tour Forever Charlie including a stop at Colonial Life Arena. Charlie Wilson’s new single “Goodnight Kisses” was the ...More»


March 20-21, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you…especially if you are in the audience at Columbia City Ballet’s full-length production of Cinderella. Having presented the beloved ...More»

Cinderella Teas

March 21, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: 1:30 PM
These enchanting children’s events feature a sit-down tea, cakes, cookies and lots of surprises including surprise appearances by the lead characters themselves! Children will learn the real ...More»

Columbia Baroque Gala

March 22, 2015
Location: Spring Valley Country Club
Times: 4 - 6 pm
This wonderful afternoon celebrating All Things Green features Celtic music by harpist Leah Trent, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, cash wine bar, door prizes and other surprises all ...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»

Columbia SC Model Train Show, Operating layouts & Sale

March 21, 2015
Location: National Guard Armory
Times: 9am-2pm
150 vendor tables, FREE rides on Choo-Chee the 35 ft gas powered train, Food vendors on-site, plenty of HO and N gauge as well as O gauge trains for sale. Large KIDS area to operate trains, ...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»

Craft & Kvell

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

Cream of the Crop Beer Fest

March 28, 2015
Location: City Roots - Your In-Town Sustainable Farm
Times: Noon to 5 pm
Cream of the Crop Beer Festival will be at City Roots Farm March 28th. We are selecting NC and SC breweries only to participate. We are holding this event in conjunction with the Midlands Craft ...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»

Eto Otitigbe: Ruptured Silence

through April 18, 2015
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: Open Wednesday-Sunday
701 Center for Contemporary Art presents a solo exhibition, Ruptured Silence, by New York resident Eto Otitigbe. Ruptured Silence is the title of a performance originally conceived by Wideman/Davis ...More»
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