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Sizzling Summer Events in Columbia SC

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:00 AM by Dayna Cantelmi

Though the temps may indicate that summer has already been here for a while, we can now *officially* say that summer has arrived. Fill these long, sunny days with a full calendar of festivals, live music, holiday celebrations, sports and more. Juneteenth Juneteenth marks when the last enslaved...

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...
After a year of anticipation, the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner returns. One of Columbia SC's most iconic events, the dinner closes the Gervais Street Bridge to vehicle traffic while hundreds of guests sit for a family style meal with an unbeatable view. History The inaugural bridge dinner was in...

Meet Columbia SC: Chef Frank Bradley

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

When you talk about local with Chef Frank Bradley, you’ll quickly realize the topic goes beyond the ingredients he uses as the Executive Chef at Hendrix. This born and raised Columbia SC native has been making his way in local restaurants since high school. From prepping sandwiches at The Other...