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What's Hot This April
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 1:32PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Welcome to Columbia SC - The Real Southern Hot Spot! This month is packed with events showcasing our food, culture, scenery and more. Keep reading for a roundup of things to do below, ...
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 ...

Calendar of Events Guidelines

Experience Columbia SC’s calendar of events exists as a resource for visitors to the Columbia region. Visitors are looking for unique experiences to enhance their trips and will be less interested in events focused on locals and the community. As such, ECSC has developed a list of guidelines to help our regional partners join us in creating a visitor-centric calendar of events.

  • Events must be open to the general public and should be appealing to a potential tourist traveling from outside of the Columbia region.
  • Events must be located within the metropolitan area of the Columbia region.
  • Preference will be given to events that further the mission of ECSC and help our organization’s marketing goals in attracting more visitors to the Columbia region.
  • Events or submissions that are commercial in nature (such as special promotions, retail sales, etc.) will not be included on the calendar. Applicable discounts and promotions can be submitted as a coupon via our partner extranet. If you need a partner extranet account, please email Judie VanPatten at jvanpatten@experiencecolumbiasc.com.
  • Preference will be given to events with completed submission forms, including contact information and applicable social media fields. Depending on the extent of missing information, ECSC may deny your event and ask for it to be submitted again with complete information.
  • Partners are highly encouraged to submit images for their event with the correct dimensions of 240x160 pixels. A great free online tool for resizing images is Canva.
  • All events should have an end date. If an event is submitted without an end date, a date will be chosen at the discretion of the ECSC staff. 
  • Events with fundraising components will be approved at the discretion of the ECSC staff, while preference will be given to established events that may appeal to potential tourists.

Experience Columbia SC maintains complete editorial discretion over the calendar of events page. As such, ECSC reserves the right to accept, deny or edit all submitted events. ECSC is not responsible for inaccurate information. If you find information that needs to be corrected for your event, please email Kelsey Carmichael at kcarmichael@experiencecolumbiasc.com. Exceptions to the above guidelines may be madeat the discretion of the Experience Columbia SC staff.


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