Author: Helen Dennis
Beyond the relief from heat, autumn brings all kinds of good times to Columbia SC. Keep reading to find out why fall in Columbia SC is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. 1. Foliage From a stroll around UofSC’s campus to a hike along the Three Rivers Greenway trails, there’s no shortage of...

Meet Columbia SC: Prettier Than Matt

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

When we think of the sounds of Columbia SC, Sandstorm playing at Williams-Brice Stadium, train horns and the flow of the river may come to mind. Local band Prettier Than Matt has also been contributing to the sound of our city for over a decade. The duo, Jeff Pitts and Jessica Skinner Sims, enjoy...
July 4th in Columbia SC brings all the patriotic fun and celebration to visitors and locals alike. Whether it's hot dogs, music, or lake days you seek, there are plenty of things to do in Columbia SC on this patriotic holiday. Make your plans today, because this holiday will be gone in the flash of...
May has been recognized by the U.S. as Asian American Pacific Islander Month since 1992. In 2022, the City of Columbia also proclaimed May to be Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This is a chance to celebrate the history of the AAPI people and honor the culture and community that they...

Heather McMahan can...and she will

Thursday, February 17, 2022 7:00 PM by Helen Dennis

On February 19, the Koger Center for the Arts welcomes Heather McMahan to Columbia SC for the very first time. Her ironically named Farewell Tour has fans donning animal print (if you know, you know) and gearing up for a night of, as Heather calls it, "giggles and laughter and just being...

Happy Trails: 6 Trails to Explore in Columbia SC

Monday, January 31, 2022 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

We say it all the time, Columbia SC is where city meets nature. But for anyone who is new to town or at least new to exploring the great outdoors, it can be hard to know where to start. To help you out we’re sharing a list of trails throughout the Midlands that can help you start your outdoor...

Black History Month in Columbia SC

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Black history flows through the streets of Columbia SC, touching our modern lives through art, politics, food and beyond. This February, we dive deeper into that heritage with Black History Month. Engage and Learn African American History Monument On the east side of the South Carolina State House...