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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 ...
What's Hot This December
Posted on November 22, 2016 at 7:03AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Holiday celebrations, special events around town and a number of museum exhibits are all in store for December. Check out our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Holiday Season: Your Guide to Columbia, SC Festivities
Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get ready to give thanks, gather with family and friends and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is officially upon us and we have everything you need to know about ...
What's Hot This Halloweekend: Tricks, Treats and Terrors
Posted on October 28, 2016 at 6:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Halloween is here, so gather up some ghosts and goblins and get witchy this weekend at a number of events and activities going on around town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at ...
  
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.
  

Convention + Event Resources

Need to find a local caterer, photographer, speaker, printer, transportation, registration assistance, a band or entertaiment? This searchable list of convention and event resources will help you find the services you need.

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South Carolina AV (SCAV)

  • 630 Blue Ridge Terrace
  • Columbia, SC 29203
  • Phone: 803-227-2981
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Offering:Corporate Audio Visual and Event TechnologyStaging with Lights and Sound. Large Screen ProjectionData/Video Seamless SwitchingMultiple Camera Imaging/Recording PackagesPreferred Vendor ... More »

Displays Unlimited

  • 809 Meeting Street
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-253-8782
  • Fax: 803-253-8788
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Displays Unlimited specializes in trade shows and convention services. Serving all hotels, convention and meeting facilities in South Carolina. More »

Columbia Food Tours

  • Location Given Upon Reservation
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-760-2618
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300 Senate

  • 300 Senate Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-748-8909
  • Fax: (803) 748-4625
  • Hours: Sunday 10:30 am - 5 pm
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Anna Cline Catering

  • 7971 North Woodrow Street, Suite #80
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-732-7522
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Applause Fine & Casual Catering

  • 5166 Sunset Boulevard, Suite G
  • Lexington, SC 29072
  • Phone: 803-351-1235
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ARC

  • 205 Pickens Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-254-2561
  • Fax: (803) 252-7572
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Atlantic Entertainment

  • PO Box 2475
  • Lexington, SC 29071
  • Phone: 803-957-4811
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Blossom Shop

  • 2001 Devine Street
  • Columbia, SC 29205
  • Phone: 803-799-3730
  • Tollfree: 800-864-7826
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 6 pm; Saturday 8 am – 12 pm
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Blue Flour Bakery

  • 7703 St. Andrews Road
  • Suite AB
  • Irmo, SC 29063
  • Phone: 803-407-3603
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
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Blue Marlin Signature Catering

  • 991 First Street South
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-227-3360
  • Fax: (803) 227-3363
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Budweiser of Columbia

  • 825 Bluff Road
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-5490
  • Fax: 803-256-6720

C3 Catering

  • 169 Laurelhurst Avenue
  • Columbia, SC 29210-3825
  • Phone: 803-772-9811
  • Fax: (803) 454-2028
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Cardinal Consulting

  • 141-F Pelham Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-753-1311
  • Fax: (803) 753-9581
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Carolina Cafe and Catering Company

  • 925 Sumter Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-6676
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 7 am - 6 pm; Saturday - Sunday 8 am - 3 pm
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Carolina Event Consultants

  • 141 F Pelham Drive, Suite 145
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-929-6650
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Celebrations of Columbia

  • 830 Sunset Boulevard
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-939-2739
  • Fax: (803) 939-9543
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Chain of Events

  • PO Box 23
  • Columbia, SC 29147
  • Phone: 803-447-6348
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Chastain's Floral

  • 853 Universal Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-917-2722
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Classic Catering

  • 1500 McSwain Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-796-4412
  • Fax: (803) 939-0231
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Colonial Printing Inc

  • 419 Huger Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-4134
  • Fax: (803) 771-7297
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Columbia Flag and Sign Co.

  • 633 Meeting St.
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-748-8524
  • Fax: (803) 748-8519
  • Tollfree: 800-922-2176
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
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Columbia Flag and Sign Co.

  • 633 Meeting St.
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-748-8524
  • Fax: (803) 748-8519
  • Tollfree: 800-922-2176
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
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