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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.
Calendar of Events
September 17, 2015
Times: Reception 5 - 7 p.m., Showing Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us Thurs., Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m. for an Artist Reception for Salley McAden McInerney. Her new collection, "My Columbia," is a series of iconic and familiar Columbia sights and ...More»
Join the fun! In celebration of EdVenture’s 12th birthday, admission is only 12 cents for kids! That’s right, admission is only 12 cents for kids* on the 12th day of every month from ...More»
CHAPIN PROUD – 36th Annual Labor Day Festival and Parade – Sponsored by Lexington Medical Center
Join us for Chapin’s signature end-of-summer party which includes a community ...More»
September 5-6, 2015
Location: Saturday 1- 5 pm (Intersection of Main and Hampton Streets); Saturday 7 - 11 pm (Columbia Marriott Hotel); Sunday 1 - 4 pm (State House)
Times: Saturday 1 - 5 pm; 7 - 11 pm; Sunday 1 - 4 pm
Columbia SC Mayor Steve Benjamin, the Capital City Shag Club, and the Marriott Columbia are hosting the 2015 Year of the Shag Celebration — a two-day weekend festival celebrating the South ...More»
September 12, 2015
Location: Union United Methodist Church
Times: 9 am - 2 pm
Featuring over 60 vendors selling crafts, jewelry, art, homemade goods, soaps, boutique clothes,scarfs and lots more!
Breakfast and lunch may be purchased as well!
Benedict College Tigers vs. Central State University
Benedict College Tigers vs. Elizabeth City State University
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»
Blues on Beaufort Street – featuring Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins
Come out for an evening of live blues music on historic Beaufort Street in downtown Chapin. Street party begins at ...More»
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»
through February 7, 2016
Location: South Carolina State Museum
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»
Often called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off offers a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Slamming doors, on- and offstage intrigue, and errant ...More»
Farmer Brown has big trouble. The animals on his farm want electric blankets in the barn. When he refuses, the chickens and cows join forces in peaceful protest: No blankets = no milk, no eggs! ...More»
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - Which includes Approx. 60 Breweries.
Over 100 Tap Handles in 50 tents.
5+ Food Vendors including Two Wurst Wagons, River Rat Brewery's BBQ, and more to come...
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»
September 19, 2015
Location: National Guard Armory
150 vendor tables, FREE rides on Choo-Chee the 35 ft gas powered train, Food vendors on-site, plenty of HO and N gauge as well as O gauge trains for sale. Large KIDS area to operate trains, ...More»
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»
September 20, 2015
Location: The Gift Shop at Robert Mills
Times: 1 - 4 pm
Residents of Richland and Lexington Counties are invited to take a guided tour of one of our historic house museums for just $1! This month, visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion for Dollar Sunday. ...More»
How do we know what happened in a certain spot 100 years ago? The answer is archaeology! Come to Historic Columbia to learn about all the scientific, historical and dirty parts of ...More»
Enter your historical, ghoulish or traditional scarecrows in Historic Columbia’s annual Scarecrows in the Garden Contest by Tuesday, September 29, to compete for cash, trophies and tour ...More»
The South Carolina State Museum is kicks off the fall season with this annual event featuring South Carolina barbecue, live music, artist demonstrations and lots more! More»
Visit EdVenture for an evening of fun at a price you can afford!
Join us for Family Night. Family Night at EdVenture occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Admission is only $1
EdVenture Children Museum is proud to present Farmville, an annual family-friendly farm festival on September 19 from 10am-3pm. Through unique hands-on experiences, children will see the concept of ...More»
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»
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»