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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 ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Big Nosh April 30 - May 3
Posted on April 30, 2015 at 8:49AM by Alli Finkelston
Tap your toes and broaden your minds with non-stop musical and educational enlightenment in Columbia, SC. From music festivals to cultural displays, this weekend has something to interest everyone. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Food Truck Festival, Sparkleberry Country Fair, Artista Vista April 24 - 26
Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:33AM by Alli Finkelston
Hip, hip, hooray! There are always festivals and art around every corner in Columbia, SC. This weekend is no exception with elaborate gardening displays, odes to fried food, student theatre and ...
Tours of Lower Richland Heritage Corridor launch with event featuring renowned artist Jonathan Green
Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:11AM by Alli Finkelston
    Embark on a trip down memory lane with the South East Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) at the launch of its brand-new package tours program, Prevue, this Saturday, April 25 from ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Indie Grits, Columbia International Festival, Olympia Fest April 17 - 19
Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:42AM by Alli Finkelston
It's a magical weekend here in Columbia, SC. Kick it off with Disney on Ice, sprinkle in a few Indie Grits films and top it all off with the International Festival: a ...
8 Things to Do at Indie Grits: April 15 - 19
Posted on April 15, 2015 at 2:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Today kicks off the five-day, creative extravaganza, Indie Grits Festival. Hosted by The Nickelodeon, SC's only non-profit, art house theatre, the festival seeks to explore territories ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Runaway Runway, Columbia Open Studios, River Rocks April 10 - 12
Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:07AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Spring is in full bloom in Columbia, SC and with it comes outdoor events, the inspiration for incredible art and a general sense of relief that the cold winter months are behind us. So get into the ...

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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"Dreamgirls"

through August 1, 2015
Location: Trustus Theatre
Times: 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3:00pm on Sundays. No performances during the week of July 4th.
Trustus Theatre is bringing the hit musical Dreamgirls to the Thigpen Main Stage this summer. Winner of over a dozen prestigious awards, this show tells the dramatic story of a singing group that ...More»

1st Annual Adoption Golf Tournament

July 10, 2015
Location: Indian River Golf Club
Times: 8 am
Have Fun! Make A Difference! Change A Life! More»

Big Apple Dance

July 23, 2015
Location: Big Apple
Times: 5:30 - 7 pm
Help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Big Apple with a dance for the whole family! Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy games, food and great music in the birthplace of the Big Apple Swing ...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»

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"

ongoing
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»

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»

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»

Dollar Sunday at the Robert Mills House

July 19, 2015
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: 1 - 5pm
Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of the Robert Mills House for just $1! Walk-ins welcome; tours begin at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding ...More»

EdVenture's Red, White & Blue Blast

July 4, 2015
Location: EdVenture Children's Museum
Times: 9 am - 5 pm
Beat the heat and celebrate Independence Day at EdVenture! Skip the sunscreen and march with us in an Uncle Sam Parade throughout the museum! Create red, white and blue snacks, make patriotic sun ...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

ongoing
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

ongoing
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»

Fort Jackson Independence Day Celebration

July 3, 2015
Location: Fort Jackson
Times: Starting at 8 a.m.
Fort Jackson will celebrate America’s independence, July 3, with a day of festivities starting at 8 a.m., with a 5K run/walk and a 12 and a half-mile bike ride at Hilton Field. There’s ...More»

Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series

through July 31, 2015
Location: Riverfront Park
Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
Free Outdoor Summer Movies Series in the Park -- Come join us at Riverfront Park for The City's free summer movies series kicking off Friday, June 5 2015. There will be face painting, games ...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

ongoing
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 History at the Seibels House

July 17, 2015
Location: Seibels House and Garden
Times: 5:30 - 7 pm
Have you ever wondered what you would look like through a stereoscope or as a daguerreotype? Would you like to know what those things are? Come join us at the Seibels House for a happy hour filled ...More»

James Taylor

July 29, 2015
Location: Colonial Life Arena
Times: 8 pm
James Taylor and his All-Star Band are coming to Colonial Life Arena for the first time on July 29! As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice ...More»

Junior All-Star Golf Tournament

July 6-9, 2015
Location: Spring Valley Country Club
The 2nd Annual Columbia Junior All-Start Tournament benefits the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA).  The AJGA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and ...More»
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