Events

Guide to South Carolina Pride

Monday, September 13, 2021 12:00 AM by Kelsey Carmichael

This year, South Carolina Pride is celebrating 30 years, and celebrating big. The list of events leading up to the weekend has continued to grow, ranging from storytelling at Richland Library, to movie screenings at Nickelodeon Theatre, to Sunday Funday at Craft & Draft. The festival week itself...
Columbia SC is a city that loves a good show, from Broadway shows at Koger Center and Hootie filling Colonial Life Arena to intimate concerts at the White Mule. That’s why we were so excited to hear that Cola Concerts is bringing socially distanced concert options to the Columbia Speedway in Cayce....

Celebrate Juneteenth in Columbia SC

Friday, June 11, 2021 9:00 AM by Helen Dennis

As a city well known for its history and readiness to celebrate, we are looking forward to Juneteenth and the special day to commemorate and rejoice in the achievements of African Americans. What is Juneteenth? On June 19, 1865, the final enslaved people in the United States were finally freed. The...

Memorial Day in Columbia SC

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

On the Water Spend the holiday experiencing one of Columbia SC’s many waterways by boat, kayak or along walking trails. Palmetto Outdoor Center is open for tube and kayak rentals. Float downstream for three miles, or see the rare Rocky Shoals Spider Lily on the Spider Lily Kayak tour. Explore the...
Columbia SC will celebrate the life of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through art, charity, service and activism. Here are five ways to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. King Day at the Dome The annual event, usually held at the South Carolina State House, will move to a virtual...

Season's Greetings! Sincerely, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:00 PM by Dayna Cantelmi

If ever we’ve needed a hearty dose of holiday cheer, it’s 2020. And though the calendar of events is looking a little less jolly than in years past, some signature annual events have pivoted their plans and new events have surfaced to get you in the spirit of the season as safely as possible....

2020 SC State Fair: Drive-Thru Details

Monday, October 12, 2020 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

The South Carolina State Fair is happening, and we want you to be prepared! While it won’t exactly be the traditional fair experience, there is still plenty to enjoy. So hop in your car and take on the fair like never before! Here’s your guide to this year’s drive-thru version. Fair Favs The fair...
The 4 th of July is right around the corner, so grab your best red, white and blue duds and read up on how you can celebrate America’s independence in the real Southern hot spot! Light Up the Sky You can’t have 4th of July without fireworks, and after 32 years, you can bet the July 4th Fireworks Show...