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What's Happening This Weekend: 6 Things to Do September 18 – 21
Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Need a recipe for the perfect weekend? Combine Greek food, farm festivals and a patriotic 5K with a sprinkle of animals and top it off with amazing concerts. All can be found in Columbia, ...
What's Happening This Weekend: 5 Things to Do September 11 – 14
Posted on September 10, 2014 at 3:45PM by Alli Finkelston
There's lots to do this weekend in Columbia, SC! Browse our 5 suggestions for things to do listed below and don't forget to check out our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do September 4 - 7
Posted on September 4, 2014 at 7:52AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's a bustling weekend in Columbia, SC with celebrations, events, sports, exhibits and more filling up all the days and nights. We have 8 suggestions for things to do listed below and our calendar ...
What's Hot This Labor Day Weekend: 6 Things to Do August 28 - September 1
Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:10PM by Dayna Cantelmi
A holiday weekend means one extra day to get out and explore everything the Columbia region has to offer! From a festival and football games to zombies, exhibits and more, there's no shortage of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do August 21 - 24
Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:14AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC is a flurry of activity with festivals, shows, shopping, exhibits and more! Read through our 7 suggestions for things to do listed below and get swept up in the fun! ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do August 14 - 17
Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:28AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's a whirlwind of activity this weekend in Columbia, SC! From grand openings and a fishing expo to a number of shows and exhibits, we can barely keep up with all of the wonderful things happening ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do August 7 - 10
Posted on August 6, 2014 at 7:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Vacation may be beginning to come to a close, but summer is still in the air and there are plenty of activities scheduled to fill up your weekend in Columbia, SC! Read on for six suggestions on ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do July 31 - August 3
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Kick off the final full month of summer with a bang this weekend by participating in all of the exciting things going on in Columbia, SC! From enjoying a refreshing beer at the zoo to seeing a play ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 24 - 27
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:07AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Looking for some fun things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend? You're in luck because there are plenty of events, exhibits, shows and more going on throughout the region all weekend long! See ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 17 - 20
Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is in full swing here in Columbia, SC and that means the entire region is packed with exciting things to do and see this weekend! Read on to find inspiration for your weekend plans, but also ...
Craft and Draft on Devine Street Adds a Unique Experience to Columbia, SC's Growing Beer Scene
Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:37AM by Guest Blogger
This post was supplied by local blogger Nick McCormac. McCormac operates the popular site Drink.Blog.Repeat., which you can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   There's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do July 10 – 13
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:27AM by Mary Elkin
This weekend is packed with entertainment for whatever your mood! Check out these 8 fun things to do in Columbia, SC, but be sure to visit our calendar of events for even more happenings in "The New Southern Hot Spot!"
2014 South Carolina State Fair Concerts: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock n' Roll and More
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 8:37AM by Dayna Cantelmi
When the autumn air in Columbia, SC begins to smell like funnel cake and carnival lights can be seen from all directions, it can mean only one thing - the South Carolina State ...
Music Farm at the Roof, Columbia, SC's Newest Venue
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:42PM by Mary Elkin
Columbia, SC's newest venue, Music Farm at the Roof is opening its doors and setting the stage with shows slated to start this September. The highly anticipated, 1,200 capacity concert ...
Dinosaurs Take Over Columbia, SC: Three New Exhibits Feature Prehistoric Creatures
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:18AM by Renée Williamson
Columbia, SC has been invaded by dinosaurs! Discover the Dinosaurs is at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center this weekend (July 4-6), while two dinosaur exhibits are ...
What's Hot This 4th of July Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 3 - 6
Posted on July 2, 2014 at 6:24AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The 4th of July is this Friday and the long holiday weekend means there are a ton of fun things to do in Columbia, SC! Keep reading to find out about the patriotic happenings, a dinosaur ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do June 26 - 29
Posted on June 25, 2014 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The Columbia region is heating up in more ways than one this weekend with a number of events and activities to keep everyone entertained during the long, summer days ahead! Read on for six ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do June 20 - 22
Posted on June 19, 2014 at 7:29AM by Dayna Cantelmi
With a number of events, shows, exhibits, sports and shopping going on, you're in for a bustling weekend in the Columbia region! Look below for 5 things to do, but be sure to also check out our ...

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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27th Annual Midlands Area Senior Games

September 15-19, 2014
Times: 8:30 am
Date: September 15-19, 2014 Men and women athletes ages 50+ Registration Fee: $15 + $2 Bingo (if applicable). Includes event participation, a T-shirt, and closing awards luncheon. After September ...More»

Back Porch 7 Days a Week

Times: 5pm until Close
Every Thursday night the back Porch is hosting the Mad Men and Women Young Professional's night. Join us and let the madness of the 9-5 grind wash away with whiskey, wine, and great music. More»

Blooming Butterflies

through October 5, 2014
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday: 12:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
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»

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»

Carolinas Campaign

through February 27, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Explore General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign, the battles and destructive path of his Army, and the controversies surrounding the infamous Burning of Columbia. The exhibit will look at ...More»

Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864

through January 18, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5
The South Carolina State Museum presents a new changing exhibit, Chapman’s Charleston, 1863-1864, which tells the story of the Civil War in Charleston from 1863-1864 through eyes of artist ...More»

Columbia's Greek Festival

September 18-21, 2014
Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Times: Thursday - Saturday 10 AM - 10 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 8 PM
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church welcomes you and offers our hospitality for the annual Greek Festival. Come and enjoy the music, atmosphere, food and drink, and learn a little about ...More»

Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time

through January 2, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.-Sat.10-5, Sun. 1-5
Journey back in time when monsters walked the earth, swam in the seas and soared through the skies in Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time at the South Carolina State Museum. After being extinct for more ...More»

Enter the Scarecrows in the Garden Contest!

September 1-29, 2014
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: All day
Enter your historic, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by September 29! Presented by Palmetto Parent, the contest is open to ...More»

From Backrooms to Battlefields: The Buying and Selling of the Confederacy

through April 11, 2015
Location: Cotton Mill Exchange at the SC State Museum
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; First Sunday 1 - 5 pm
Based on the discovery of rare Confederate purchasing receipts, this exhibit takes the visitor on a journey from the smoke-filled backroom deals of England, through the thrill and danger of ...More»

From Landrum to Leeds: Common Ceramics in 19th-Century Columbia

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»

Nadia Shpachenko Guest Artist Piano Recital

September 18, 2014
Location: USC School of Music
Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
Shpachenko has performed extensively in solo recitals and with orchestras in major venues across North America, Europe and Asia and has been described by critics as a "truly inspiring and ...More»


September 18, 2014
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: 5:30-8:30pm
The Contemporaries invites you to kick-off Fall in the Capital City with the 5th Annual Oktoberfest! Join us from 5:30-8:30pm for live music by the Kenny George Band, brats galore, seasonal beer, ...More»

Operatic Threads

September 18-30, 2014
Location: Vista Studio/Gallery 80808
Times: Weekdays from 11 - 5; weekends from noon - 5
On Thursday, September 18, 2014 Gallery 80808/Vista Studios will be transformed into a unique, operatic atmosphere for Jasper Magazine’s autumn release. This event is also being featured in ...More»

Prideful Possessions: A South Carolina Silver Sampler

Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM – 4PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM
Showcasing rarely displayed pieces from Historic Columbia's museum collection, this thematically-driven show will investigate makers, sellers and consumers of silver in Columbia and Richland ...More»

South Carolina Unearthed

through February 1, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5
South Carolina Unearthed, the South Carolina State Museum’s new temporary natural history exhibit, showcases a variety of specimens from the museum’s extensive and nationally-known ...More»

Tabletop Art History: Still Life from the Collection

through January 4, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday Noon - 5 pm
This intimate and colorful exhibition uses still life painting to tell the story of American art. From polished photographic apples, to loosely, but lovingly, painted bowls on the kitchen table, ...More»

Taking Root: The Summer Brothers and the History of Pomaria Nursery

through September 20, 2014
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: M-F 8:30 - 5:00; Sat 11:00 - 3:00
Taking Root celebrates the horticultural achievements of the Summer family and explores the history of Pomaria Nursery. A renowned nursery that thrived from the 1840s to the 1870s in central South ...More»

The Art and Life of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World

Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Online access 24/7
The South Carolina State Museum will present a virtual exhibition, The Life and Art of Addie Sims: A Look into Her World, which will showcase the artwork by Addie Sims, a female artist who produced ...More»

The Civil War in South Carolina: The War Enters the State’s Interior: Sherman’s March and the End

through April 1, 2015
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
The fifth installment of the Museum's series of exhibits focusing on the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. More»

Traditions, Change, and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast

through July 25, 2015
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: M-F 8:30 - 5:00; Sat 11:00 - 3:00
McKissick Museum celebrates Native American traditional arts of the Southeast with its exhibition, Traditions, Change, and Celebration, due to open August 2014. Showcasing objects drawn from ...More»

Trustus Theatre Presents "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

September 12-27, 2014
Location: Trustus Theatre
Times: Thursdays 7PM, Fridays and Saturdays 8 PM, Sundays 3 PM
Sep 12th, 2014 - Sep 27th, 2014 ONE OF BROADWAY'S MOST HILARIOUS MODERN SHOWS COMES TO THE THIGPEN MAIN STAGE! Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in ...More»

USC Symphony Orchestra Concert: Russian Extravaganza!

September 18, 2014
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
Guest artist Zuill Bailey is among the most sought after cellists today and has been praised for his virtuoso technique, strong, richly expressive tone and bold, individual manner of playing. He ...More»

Vista Nights - Third Thursdays in the Vista

Location: The Vista
Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    August Vista Nights participating galleries and retailers include: City Art, 1224 Lincoln Street, the art supply store at City Art will offer back-to-school sales ...More»

Wine Tasting

Location: Best Bottle Wine & Gifts
Times: 5 - 8 PM
Drop-in Wine Tasting of five wines between 5-8 PM. Cost is $5, but that is refunded if you buy one of the tasting wines. More»
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