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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 ...
All You Need to Know to Kick Off the New Year in Columbia, SC
Posted on December 12, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From finding the perfect hotel and picking the right New Year's Eve celebration to spending the rest of the weekend exploring the area's restaurants and attractions, we have everything you need to ...

Riverfront Park

  • 312 Laurel Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-545-3100
  • Visit Website

Planned around the city's original waterworks, Riverfront Park opened in 1983 for recreational usage.  This park was planned around the site of the world's first electrically operated textile mill and the city's original waterworks and hydroelectric plant, the oldest one in the state and it is still operating. The park, which separates the Historic Columbia Canal and the Congaree River, is approximately 167 acres. A popular jogging/walking trail runs two and one half miles along the linear park and offers wonderful views of the river.  There is also a beautiful brick amphitheater as well as a self-guided walkway by the old parts of the water plant. The park hosts several annual events such as Riverfest, Greekfest and several smaller concerts.

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