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What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...
What's Hot This February
Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Short on days, but long on fun, February is jam-packed. Keep reading for our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
Smell the Roses in Columbia, SC This Valentine's Day
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia has been struck with Cupid's arrow and we have everything you need to know to plan the perfect Valentine's Day.   Posted by Conquest Brewing Co., Inc. on Friday, ...
What's Hot This January
Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Happy New Year! Hit the ground running in 2017 with concerts, exhibits, events and more happening all over town this month. Read on for our roundup of things to do below, then check out ...

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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Calendar of Events

A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today

through July 15, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
South Carolina has a long history of local cabinetmakers, who worked primarily to supply their surrounding communities with the furniture and implements needed in everyday life. While the ...More»

App4That: Interactive exhibit on the progression of technology

ongoing
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
App4That explores how smartphone applications have changed the way we live. Travel through time and learn how applications (apps) have changed the way we listen to music, how students learn and ...More»

Art: A Collection of Collections

ongoing
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»

Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Yellow Fever Epidemics

through May 6, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The exhibition entitled Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Yellow Fever Epidemics in Charleston 1854-1871 focuses on the role of traditional African folk healers in the South ...More»

Broadway in Columbia Presents "STOMP"

March 28, 2017
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. This handbook will introduce you to STOMP and help you plan your ...More»

Cabaret: Unsung Heroes

through May 14, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm | Monday: closed | Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm | Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Cabaret is a series of Santiago Echeverry’s three-dimensional portraits and videos of the LGBT community and its allies in Wilton Manors / Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Drag queens, go-go ...More»

Capital City Shag Extravaganza VIII Featuring "The Band of Oz"

March 31, 2017-April 2, 2017
Location: Columbia DoubleTree by Hilton
Times: Event times vary
Shag Extravaganza is a three-day weekend event celebrating the South Carolina State Dance “the Shag” and Shag music. Entertainment features the award winning Band of Oz on Saturday ...More»

CMA Jazz on Main: Tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet Featuring Vibraphonist Jon Metzger

March 24, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
Vibraphonist Milt “Bags” Jackson and pianist John Lewis were not cut from the same cloth. Steeped in the blues, Jackson was a heavy swinger and thrived as an improviser. Lewis was a ...More»

Cody Webb

March 30, 2017
Location: Breakers Live
Times: Starting: 11:00 PM
Don't miss contry star Cody Webb in Columbia, SC at Breakers Live!   More»

Columbia Model Train Show

March 25, 2017
Location: National Guard Armory
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Columbia Model Train Show returns to the National Guard Armory. With more running displays, and trains that are operable by kids of all ages, this is an event your family won't want to ...More»

Costa Rica Connections: USC Study Abroad International Perspectives on Higher Education

through May 27, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Costa Rica Connections was created based on experiences had by faculty and staff from different academic departments, who participated in the USC Study Abroad's IPHE trip to San Jose, Costa Rica in ...More»

Earth, Wind, & Fire

March 24, 2017
Location: Township Auditorium
Times: Doors open: 7:00 PM | Show: 8:00 PM

Gallery Tour: Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter

through June 11, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
A guided tour provides an overview of Enduring Spirit: The Art of Tyrone Geter, featuring an all-new series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings by Columbia artist Tyrone Geter.  ...More»

Gallery Tour: Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales

through May 20, 2017
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: Starting: 1:00 PM
A guided tour provides an overview of Salvador Dalí’s Fantastical Fairy Tales, offering a chance to explore the connections between art and literature while marveling at ...More»

Holocaust Remembered

through April 8, 2017
Location: McKissick Museum
Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Holocaust Remembered recalls the harrowing history of World War II. It follows the history of the Nazis and their collaborators throughout Europe and clarifies the aim of their “Final ...More»

JoJo - Mad Love Tour

March 26, 2017
Location: Music Farm Columbia
Times: Doors open: 6:00 PM | Show: 7:00 PM

Night at the State Museum

March 31, 2017-April 1, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Museum
Times: From: 6:00 pm to 8:00 am
Families and groups are invited to experience the excitement of spending a night at the SC State Museum! Overnight guests will have the unique opportunity to learn from real astronomers as they ...More»

Orpheus, Pan, Tellus, and Acoustic Ecology

March 25, 2017
Location: Mill Creek Greenhouses
Times: Starting: 3:00 PM
This event is a creative musical concert event where the sounds of classical music will be infused with nature. Audience members will be invited to walk around the gardens and admire the ...More»

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

March 24-26, 2017
Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
Times: Friday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Whether you hunt and fish, or just enjoy the great outdoors, make plans to visit the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic, which kicks off its three-day run at the State Fairgrounds in March. This ...More»

Quarry Crusher Run

March 25, 2017
Location: Vulcan Materials Quarry
Times: Starting: 8:00 AM
The Columbia Quarry is where it all started! You won't want to miss the original Quarry Crusher Run in Columbia, SC! Our largest event and with a night of fun at our Packet Pickup Party with live ...More»

River Rat Brewery Shrimp Boil

March 31, 2017
Location: River Rat Brewery
Times: From: 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Bring the whole family and all your friends over to River Rat Brewery in Columbia, SC for our Shrimp Boil! Your $25 ticket will get you all you can eat shrimp, corn, potatoes, sausage and assorted ...More»

Soda City Brass Band

March 29, 2017
Location: Main Street Public House
Times: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Soda City Brass Band brings together modern and traditional sounds found on the streets of New Orleans from Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Youngblood Brass Band. Band members Mark Rapp: ...More»
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