The craft beer is cold, the weather is warm and the schedule of events is downright on fire this month. Keep reading for a roundup below, then check out our calendar of events for everything else going on in Columbia SC throughout March.
Spring Has Sprung
There’s no winter blues to be found here with a jam-packed roster of springtime events and festivals going on around town. Dye the fountain green alongside Irish entertainment at the Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s, then go full leprechaun later on for the St. Pat’s Get to the Green Race and 36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points. Switch gears from shamrocks to bunnies with an Easter Egg Hunt in the Gardens and from Irish to Scottish with the Tartan Day South Highland Games and Festival. Embrace spring blooms at the It’s All About Herbs Annual Herb Festival and 2018 Gardening Symposium. Gaze in awe (and take home a little inspiration, too) at the Wheels on the Grove Car Show and Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show. Also, spring means the return of America’s favorite pastime, so order up some hot dogs and popcorn, then settle in to watch the rivalry continue at South Carolina vs. Clemson Baseball.
Amidst all the activity this month, there’s plenty of time to kick back with a frosty pint. Join in on Sunday Funday at River Rat Brewery each week or pop over to Yoga & Beer at Conquest Brewery so you can enjoy a guilt-free brew. Participate in Soda City Suds Week, Columbia’s independent craft beer celebration, with events like Arts & Draughts at Columbia Museum of Art or the Cream of the Crop Festival at City Roots. Feast on your fill of shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage, then wash it all down with a refreshing beverage at the Low Country Boil & Craft Beer Jamboree. Show off your collection of classic beer and soda advertising merchandise or purchase some fun signs, mirrors and more to take home at the Lexington SC Brewery and Soda Advertising and Collectibles Show.
The Real Southern Hot Spot
Immerse yourself in the Columbia culture at recurring community events like First Thursday on Main, City Roots Farmers Market, Soda City Market, Brookland Brunch or The Palladium Society’s Renovation Rodeo.
That’s Show Business
Why not catch a show or a concert this month – there’s more than plenty to choose from! If you prefer the theater, you won’t want to miss a production of Sunset Baby and Fun Home at Trustus Theatre or The Neighborhood Barbershop Live at the Township Auditorium. With Flogging Molly, the 7th Annual Columbia SC Blues Fest, Celtic Woman: Homecoming Tour, Winter Jam, Charlie Wilson, Cole Swindell, Villanova, CMA Chamber Music on Main and Patti Labelle at the Township Auditorium all happening in Columbia this month, fans of just about any genre of music will love this lineup. Earn bonus points with the kids by taking them to Disney Live! Or Disney on ICE Presents: Dream Big. Finally, get swept up in the beauty of ballet with Columbia City Ballet Presents “Cleopatra” and Body & Movement Explored.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the art and design you’ll find at Columbia Open Studios Exhibition at City Hall, Fletcher Williams III: Traces, Renee Cox: Soul Culture and Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonso V. Ailson for HBO’s Treme. Take a tour of Columbia’s most iconic landmark – the South Carolina State House.
Cover photo credit: @StPatsInFivePoints