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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 ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do December 4-7
Posted on December 4, 2014 at 8:33AM by Alli Finkelston
Start hanging up your wreaths of holly, blasting festive tunes and stringing your best twinkle lights because the holiday season is officially in full swing. Collect brownie points with Santa at ...
What's Hot This Thanksgiving 2014
Posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:44PM by Alli Finkelston
The yummiest holiday of the year is finally here! Count your blessings over a heaping platter of delicious roasted turkey, creamy mashed taters and all of the fixin's. Once you wake from your food ...
Top Holiday Events in Columbia, SC for 2014
Posted on November 21, 2014 at 1:15PM by Alli Finkelston
The most wonderful time of the year is here! Start hanging your stockings by the chimney with care because Kris Kringle is coming to Columbia, SC. Stock up on candy canes and check out these ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do November 20 - 23
Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Here in Columbia, SC, we love a chance to celebrate. This weekend is bursting with opportunities to cheer on athletes, spread holiday joy and commend local artists. Catch the supportive spirit with ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do November 13-16
Posted on November 12, 2014 at 3:30PM by Alli Finkelston
Get a head start on holiday shopping, cheer on fierce competition and celebrate the 200th anniversary of Norway's Independence -- all in Columbia, SC this weekend. Browse our 5 things to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do November 6-9
Posted on November 5, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Once upon a time in Columbia, SC... This weekend, the capital city is alive with magical events and spectacular shows. Enjoy these 6 fantastical things to do listed below and browse ...

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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"Across the Footlights" Concert

February 15, 2015
Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
Times: Starting: 3:30 PM
Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra presents "Across the Footlights", a concert of musical theater favorites and show tunes, featuring soloist,Diana Amos, soprano. More»

"Big Western Dance"

February 21, 2015
Location: The Arts at Shandon
Times: 7 pm
Take your family to our Big Western Dance dressed for the event. A professional caller and instructor will lead you around the floor for a Texas Two Step, line dance, or square dance. Come One and ...More»

"Father and Son: The Legacy of Randy and Lyon Hill"

through February 27, 2015
Location: Gallery West
Times: Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 7 pm; Sunday 11am - 4 pm
Gallery West, located at 118 State Street in West Columbia is proud to present an extraordinary exhibition presenting the work of two artists, father and son, exhibited together for the first ...More»

2015 Capital City Classic Gymnastics Competition

through February 1, 2015
Location: Pleasant Hill Middle School
Plan to attend the 2015 Capital City Classic January 31st - February 1st, 2015 The 11th Annual Capital City Classic will be an exciting event,  building on the traditions ...More»

23rd Annual Harambee Festival

February 28, 2015
Location: Benedict College
Times: Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday 4:00 pm
Benedict College will present the 2015 Harambee Festival at their campus in Columbia. The event will include exhibits, displays, performances, and other cultural opportunities.  ...More»

26th Annual Earlewood Classic Disc Golf Tournament: AM Weekend

February 28, 2015-March 1, 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, February 28th: 9:30 AM - Players Meeting/ Registration Ends 10 AM - First Round Tee ...More»

701 CCA Shannon Rae Lindsey Studio Talk

February 4, 2015
Location: 701 Center for Contemporary Art
Times: 7 - 9pm
701 Center for Contemporary Art is hosting artist in residence, Shannon Rae Lindsey, winner of the 701 CCA Prize 2014, during January and February. In 2014, the center presented the second ...More»

A Celebration of Heritage from Generation to Generation

February 16, 2015
Location: Greenview Park
Times: 10 am - 3 pm
A Black History Extravaganza!  Guest Speakers: Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. & The Honorable Bakari Sellers More»

A Cole Porter Celebration! USC Symphony Orchestra

February 24, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: 7:30 pm
Warm the cold February chill with a tribute to Cole Porter, one of the major songwriters for the Broadway stage. Unlike many successful Broadway composers, he wrote the lyrics as well as the music ...More»

Adrian Williamson's "My Grandmother Prayed For Me"

February 14, 2015
Location: Township Auditorium
Times: 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  Doors open 1 hour prior to each performance February 14, 2015 - 3:00pm & 8:00pm Ticket Info: 3:00pm All Orchestra seats: $35.00 1st Bal, 2nd Bal, Gallery: ...More»

African-American Genealogy Jamboree Road Show

February 6, 2015
Location: Allen University
Times: From: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The Joseph Simeon Flipper Library of Allen University presents an innovative and eye opening two- part collaborative library lecture series outreach initiative that will preserve and present ...More»

An Evening with Ronan Tynan

February 14, 2015
Location: Newberry Opera House
Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
Valentine's Show + Hotel Deal: 2 Tks to An Evening with Ronan Tynan + Hotel Rm at Hampton Inn Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 @ 8pm   More»

Auntie Karen Foundation Legends of...Concert Series

February 20, 2015
Location: Koger Center for the Arts
Times: 8:00 PM
The Auntie Karen Foundation created the Legends of..Series to keep the legacy of African American music alive. Each year during Black History Month, the series profiles a jazz, rhythm and blues, ...More»

Backyard Buds: Valentines from the Garden

February 12, 2015
Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Times: From: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
(ages 2-5) Valentine's Day is a time for flowers and perfume. Discover how to get fragrance from flowers as we make our own perfume to take home. More»

Bugs! Giant Robotic Creatures

through September 6, 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»

Bus Tour of Civil War Sites

February 15, 2015
Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
Times: 2 pm
Columbia's antebellum and Reconstruction era structures—including churches, hospitals, armories, governmental buildings and private homes—offer testimony to this tumultuous chapter in ...More»

C Street Brass Concert

February 17, 2015
Location: Darla Moore School of Business
Times: 7:30 pm
C Street Brass expands the limits of what’s possible with five brass instruments. C Street connects lovers of the arts from all walks of life around a unique and innovative concert ...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»

Columbia Baroque Concert "PORTRAITS OF LOVE"

February 13, 2015
Location: USC School of Music
Times: 7:30 pm
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Columbia Baroque brings you musical gems depicting the many faces of love; romantic, spiritual, lost love and jealousy, featuring the music of ...More»

Columbia Burning: A Sesquicentennial Reappraisal

February 17, 2015
Location: Columbia Museum of Art
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Presented in conjunction with the University of South Carolina’s History Center, Institute for Southern Studies and Graduate School, and the Columbia Museum of Art as part of Columbia ...More»

Columbia Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Columbia

February 17, 2015
Location: Boyd Plaza
Times: 5 – 6 pm
Join us for a commemoration of one of the most significant events leading to the end of the Civil War, of the destruction of the city and the suffering endured by SC and its citizens during ...More»
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