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What's Hot This Weekend: Friday Night Laser Lights, Soda City Market, Summer Movie Series July 22-24
Posted on July 21, 2016 at 1:40PM by Dayna Cantelmi
A slew of exciting summertime events are in store this weekend! Check out our roundup below, then take a look through our calendar of events for even more happenings in Columbia, SC. ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Tasty Tomato Festival, Bubble Run, "The Little Mermaid" July 15 - 17
Posted on July 15, 2016 at 5:54AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Bubbles, baseball and butterflies are just a few of the things you can enjoy this weekend! Find out what else we have in store in our roundup below, then look through our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: XTERRA Trail Run, Twilight in the Garden, Repticon Columbia July 8 - 10
Posted on July 6, 2016 at 1:30PM by Dayna Cantelmi
This #famouslyhot weekend offers everything from theatre and summer series to baseball and colorful conventions! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Lake Murray's 4th of July Celebration, Lexington Peach Festival July 1 - 4
Posted on July 1, 2016 at 6:33AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Celebrate America's independence this weekend with fireworks, festivals, baseball and more! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for everything going ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Blues, Berries & BBQ, Fashion Week, Soda City Family Jam June 24 - 26
Posted on June 23, 2016 at 6:22AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From baseball and barbecue to fashion and freedom, there's no shortage of summer fun this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Shrimp & Grits Festival, The Glo Run, Summer Concert Series June 17 - 19
Posted on June 17, 2016 at 5:54AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Festivals, plays, and sporting events are all in store this weekend. Find out more in our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's going on in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Slide the City, Harvest Week, DriftJam, Twilight in the Garden June 10 - 12
Posted on June 10, 2016 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The long summer days are here to stay, so fill them up with some of the fun activities and events we have going on this weekend! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: Fireflies Baseball, Rhythm on the River, Summer Movie Series June 3 – 5
Posted on June 2, 2016 at 11:53AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It may only be June, but the summer schedule is heating up with outdoor events, festivals, baseball and more. Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...
What's Hot This Memorial Day Weekend: Commemoration & Heritage Celebration, Big & Bold May 27 - 30
Posted on May 26, 2016 at 11:08AM by Dayna Cantelmi
The unofficial start of summer kicks off this weekend with plenty to see and do! Keep reading for our roundup below, then look through our calendar of events for everything else that's ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Dinner on Main, Xtreme Air 5K, SC Brewers Festival May 20 - 22
Posted on May 17, 2016 at 1:41PM by Dayna Cantelmi
From festivals and farms to sports and shows, this weekend offers a little bit of everything! Continue on for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything else ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Arts & Draughts, Drink Pink Rose Festival, Governor's Cup May 13 - 15
Posted on May 11, 2016 at 1:13PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Fun in the sun, new festivals, live music and more are all in store for this weekend. Read on for our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of events for all that's happening in ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Famously Hot Scavenger Hunt May 6 - 8
Posted on May 5, 2016 at 1:50PM by Dayna Cantelmi
With the return of a signature festival, a brand new event and more, this weekend is another one for the books! Keep reading for our roundup below, then check out our calendar of ...
National Travel and Tourism Week is Famously Hot
Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
National Travel and Tourism Week, the national event championing the importance of the travel and tourism industry, is back for its 32nd year May 1 - 7, 2016. Columbia welcomes 14.5 million ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Cinco de Mayo, Fireflies, Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival April 29 - May 1
Posted on April 28, 2016 at 12:01PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Enjoy the weekend with a number of spring events, festivals and happenings taking place all over town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for ...

Columbia, SC Events

Welcome to the Official Columbia Calendar of Events. 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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Art: A Collection of Collections

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Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Did you know that the SC State Museum houses a collection of nearly 4000 works of art and hand-made objects related to our state, dating back to 1590? ART: A Collection of Collections is a new ...More»

Big & Bold: Selections from the Collection

through October 23, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Big & Bold features several well-known artists, including Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Philip Guston, Vik Muniz, Lorna Simpson, Sandy Skoglund, and Andy Warhol. With a wide variety of contemporary ...More»

Big Rome

July 27-31, 2016
Location: The Comedy House
Times: Wednesday: 8:00 PM; Thursday: 8:00 PM; Friday: 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM; Saturday: 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM; Sunday 7:00 PM
Seen most recently on TVONE’s “Who’s Got Jokes,” Big Rome is a very entertaining stand up comedian. He has been making people laugh since BET’ Comic View and ...More»

Canaletto Concert with Columbia Baroque

July 29, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Baker and Baker presents: Musical Masterpieces of Italy and England with Columbia Baroque   Join Columbia Baroque for a noontime program in the Renaissance gallery coordinating ...More»

Carolina Aquatics: SC Long Course State Championships

July 21-24, 2016
Location: University of South Carolina Natatorium
Carolina Aquatics Swim Club is again hosting the SC Long Course State Championships in Columbia on July 21-24, 2016.  This is one of the largest USA Swimming swim meets CA hosts with over 600 ...More»

Every Wear Fashion Explosion

July 23, 2016
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Times: Doors: 4:30 PM; Show: 6:00 PM
Come out and see some gorgeous and unique fashion, check out vendors, and be entertained by a fashion show and musical performances by recording artists Sheryl Boyd and Don Christopher! ...More»

Fireflies vs. Asheville

July 28-31, 2016
Location: Spirit Communications Park

Five After Five

through October 27, 2016
Location: The Fountain at Five Points
Times: From: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Five After Five is a fun, family friendly event held on the fourth Thursday of every month from April through October. This free concert series includes food and art vendors, craft beer, and local, ...More»

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the CMA Collection

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Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
A guided tour provides an overview of European and American art in the CMA collection. This family-friendly tour features masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo from the ...More»

Historic Columbia Historic House Museum Tours

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Location: Historic Columbia
Times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Our historic house museum tours offer a peek into the past! Tour the Robert Mills House, Hampton-Preston Mansion, or Woodrow Wilson Family Home to learn more about Columbia's history. For a more ...More»

Mike Epps

July 22-24, 2016
Location: The Comedy House
Times: Friday: 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM; Saturday: 6:30 PM, 9:00 PM, 11:30 PM; Sunday: 7:00 PM
Mike Epps may be known to many as Ice Cube's cousin Day-Day in the Friday films, but he's also an accomplished and hilarious stand-up comedian, too. Currently appearing on ABC series Uncle Buck. ...More»

On Air in South Carolina: Preserving Radio and Television History at the SCBA Archives

through August 27, 2016
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Including photographs, letters, video, and audio recordings, On Air in South Carolina introduces the history of radio and television broadcasting in South Carolina, while also showcasing the ...More»

Richard Burnside: Who is King?

through August 6, 2016
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Richard Burnside: Who is King? is the first museum retrospective of Richard Burnside’s artwork, presenting its full scope from his earliest works in the 1980s to his most recent work. The ...More»

Route to (Re)settlement

through July 30, 2016
Location: Mann-Simons Site
Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Historic Columbia, Palmetto Curatorial Exchange, and Connelly & Light present Route to (re)settlement, the first installment of an exhibition series examining the stories of African American ...More»

South Congaree Championship Rodeo

July 29-31, 2016
Location: South Congaree Horse Arena
Times: Friday & Saturday: Gates open at 5:30 PM and show starts at 8:00 PM; Sunday: Gates open at 1:00 PM and show starts at 3:30 PM
Come out and bring the entire family to see the First Annual Town of South Congaree Championship Rodeo. Enjoy the state of the art, covered arena and see some of the nation's elite professional ...More»

Spoken: Portraits in Black

through September 25, 2016
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Spoken: Portraits in Black orchestrates a conversation via portraits about the ways in which African-American artists depict the lived experience of black people. Portraits can be literal ...More»
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