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What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 17 - 20
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:24AM by Amanda Wynn
Get in the swing of spring this weekend and participate in the many exciting happenings going on in Columbia, SC, including the Indie Grits Film Festival, Disney on Ice, breathtaking art ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 11 - 13
Posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:09AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC features a premier film festival, family fun, outdoor adventures, music and more. Check out five things to do this weekend below, and then browse ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do April 3 – 6
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:35AM by Amanda Wynn
The month of April brings with it beautiful weather and exciting events! Check out these five things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend, and be sure to browse our calendar of events for even ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do March 27 - 30
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:17AM by Renée Williamson
This weekend in Columbia, SC features family fun, Southern traditions, college sports, Grammy-winning music and more. Check out seven things to do this weekend below, and then browse our ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do March 20 - 23
Posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:17PM by Renée Williamson
This weekend we welcome spring to Columbia, SC. We've missed it, for sure. Enjoy a weekend in the Columbia region with lots of things to do, including spring festivals, shopping excursions and ...
Indie Grits Film Festival: 2014 Party and Food Guide
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
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Indie Grits 2014: Complete Film Guide
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Back for its eighth year and taking place April 11 - 20, 2014, Indie Grits Film Festival is a one-stop-shop for the very best of the Southeast region's film, culinary, theatrical, art and music ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do March 13 - 16
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:06PM by Mary Elkin
It's heating up in Columbia, SC with one of the city's largest festivals, St. Pat's in Five Points! While you're here for some surprisingly Irish fun, sample craft beers from our local breweries ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do March 7 - 9
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:08AM by Amanda Wynn
Stroll down Main Street, attend a craft show, run a marathon and more! Find below six things to do in Columbia this weekend, and be sure to browse our calendar of events for even more ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do February 27 – March 2
Posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:39AM by Amanda Wynn
From festivals and art performances to South Carolina State House tours and the happiest 5k on the planet, this weekend is full of things to do throughout the Columbia region:  ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do February 20 – 23
Posted on February 21, 2014 at 9:19AM by Renée Williamson
Whether you're in Columbia, SC for the weekend or a day, this weekend offers movies and music, food and shopping, events, dancing and more. Find below 5 things to do Friday through Sunday ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do February 13 - 16
Posted on February 11, 2014 at 7:55AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Due to weather conditions, some events listed below may be canceled or locations may be closed temporarily. Be sure to check with the location about openings and closings, and only travel if you know ...
Valentine's Day 2014 in The New Romantic Hot Spot
Posted on February 8, 2014 at 3:43AM by Mary Elkin
Southern hospitality comes naturally in Columbia, SC. So when the ultimate day of love rolls around, you can be sure we'll help make your romantic evening or weekend unforgettable. From a quiet ...
What’s Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do February 6 - 9
Posted on February 5, 2014 at 8:00PM by Mary Elkin
From concerts to one-of-a-kind art exhibits, the Columbia region is absolutely packed with a wide range of things to do this weekend. Take a look at our six suggestions below, but also be ...
What's Hot This Week: 5 Things to Do January 31 - February 5
Posted on January 31, 2014 at 11:14AM by Renée Williamson
Whether you’re looking for events and things to do around the Columbia region, or plan on visiting one of Columbia, SC’s sports bars to watch “The Big Game,” this weekend and ...
What’s Hot This Week: 5 Things to Do January 23 – 29
Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:57AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From concerts to culinary celebrations, the Columbia region is absolutely packed with a wide range of things to do this weekend. Take a look at our five suggestions below, but also be sure to ...
  
Top 10 Visitor Favorites
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Want to feed a giraffe or get cozy with a flamingo? The 170-acre Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 creatures, with even more fun in a three-story ropes course, four zip-lines, nature trails, pony rides and more.
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Art, history, science and discovery collide in Columbia, SC at our many museums. Step back in time at the region’s historic museums, reflect on the finer things in life at an art museum, or find the inner child at the Southeast’s largest children’s museum.
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South Carolina’s only national park is the largest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the Southeast and contains some of the nation’s tallest trees. Experience the park through many opportunities, including an elevated boardwalk, guided canoe trips and even nighttime hikes.
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The South Carolina State House overlooks downtown Columbia, SC’s Main Street and is a must-see on any trip. The copper Greek Revival dome and Corinthian columns adorn the structure, while six stars mark where Union cannonballs struck the building during the Civil War.
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Located between downtown Columbia and Lake Murray, Saluda Shoals Park offers paved and unpaved hiking trails, kayaking and canoeing on the Saluda River, trout fishing, horseback riding and a splash pad for the little ones.
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This 18,000-seat arena is your ticket to popular music and entertainment, hosting names like Taylor Swift, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Billy Joel, performances by Cirque du Soleil, Gamecocks basketball games, the circus and even more.
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Learn how to sail, kayak or canoe, scuba dive, water ski or just cruise this watery playground. In late summer, thousands of purple martins converge on Bomb Island, the largest roosting sanctuary in North America.
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Whether you’re a Gamecock or an opponent, you’ll enjoy game day in Columbia, SC. Baseball and football fans tailgate in style before heading to the stadium for a frenzied afternoon or evening of jumping to “Sandstorm.”
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Locals agree that Columbia's barbecue, smoky pulled pork smothered in our unique mustard-based sauce, is a must-try on any trip to the region. Most “joints” will offer a wide variety of Southern food, including fried chicken, hash and rice, hush puppies and macaroni and cheese.
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Boutiques, antique stores, and large malls and shopping villages give visitors the opportunity to snag something Southern as a wearable or local product. Try Devine Street, Five Points, the Congaree Vista, Main Street, Village at Sandhill or other hot spots throughout the region.
  

Columbia, SC Meeting Planners


Make sure your next event is the most successful ever by meeting in Columbia. Here in the heart of South Carolina, visitors experience the excitement of a thriving metropolis with a proud past rich in history and tradition.

Columbia's array of versatile meeting facilities, accommodations, restaurants, leisure opportunities and cultural activities make it the ideal meeting and event destination.  Our accessibility, affordability and sunny climate make us the perfect choice when looking for a Southeast meeting location.

The region has emerged as a destination for meetings, conferences and conventions in the south, extending a warm welcome to association, corporate, medical, scientific, educational, religious, fraternal, military and social organizations looking for a unique metropolitan area that can exceed expectations.

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April 20, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Mama Let’s Make a Moon... more

April 21, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Freedom Now: Columbia, SC and the Modern Civil Rights... more

April 23, 2014 - May 03, 2014

Madame Magar’s Workshop... more

April 24, 2014 - April 24, 2014

2014 National Walk@Lunch Day... more

April 24, 2014 - April 26, 2014

A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen... more

April 26, 2014 - August 23, 2014

The Haynes 4th Saturday Bluegrass Series... more

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Riverbanks Zoo Plant Sale... more

April 26, 2014 - April 26, 2014

Party for the Planet... more

April 28, 2014 - April 29, 2014

Broadway in Columbia Presents "The Addams Family"... more

May 01, 2014 - January 01, 2015

First Thursdays on Main Street... more

May 01, 2014 - May 29, 2014

Rhythm and Blooms... more

May 02, 2014 - May 02, 2014

Arts & Draughts: Art, Drink and Be Happy!... more

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South Carolina State House Tours... more

May 03, 2014 - May 03, 2014

Pickin' & Piggin' - A World Class Barbeque Cook-Off... more

May 07, 2014 - May 10, 2014

2014 SEC Softball Tournament... more