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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...
Locals and visitors alike know that the best way to cool off during the Columbia SC summers is out on the water. If you’re unfamiliar with the rivers that flow through downtown or the lakes that offer relief from a warm summer day, don’t worry. We've got everything you need to know before you dive...

Memorial Day in Columbia SC

Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:00 AM by Kelsey Carmichael

Memorial Day Weekend on Lake Murray Spend the holiday experiencing one of Columbia SC’s many waterways by boat, kayak or along walking trails. Lake Murray's calm water is just right for a smooth cruise on a pontoon boat with your squad with coolers and snacks in tow. Every weekend, hundreds of...

How to Spend 24 Hours in Five Points

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:00 PM by McClelland Schilling

Looking for a quick, fun-packed weekend escape? Well, look no further. The Five Points district in the heart of SC awaits for a getaway that is sure to be memorable. From the culinary scene to ample shopping, there’s plenty to explore in one of the capital city’s most popular districts. Saturday...

Meet Columbia SC: Chris Williams

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Chef Chris Williams says cooking has always been a part of him. He’s been in the kitchen since he was nine years old, getting paid to cook since he was 15 and even when he was working in other professions, his life has always centered around food. The newly named South Carolina Chef Ambassador is...

Stay and Play in Columbia SC for Masters Week

Monday, February 21, 2022 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

At roughly an hour’s drive from Augusta National Golf Club and with plenty of quality hotels and a variety of restaurants and nightlife, Columbia SC is a natural fit to be your home base when attending The Masters. A little know-how is all it takes to maximize your planning to make Masters Week a...