School is back in session and pumpkin spice is seemingly sprinkled in the air itself – that’s right, fall is well on its way and we have the events lineup this month to prove it. From football and oysters to fall beer and festivals, here’s where you can go and what you can do all September long in Columbia, SC.  

Autumn Activities

One of the coolest ways to experience a city is through its signature events. Mix in with locals this month learning about different cultures and making the most of fall’s bounty at Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture, the Greek Festival, Oktoberfest 2021 at Main Course, the Irmo Okra Strut, Fall Function at Phillips Market Center, Oyster Roast & Crawfish Boil with Sycamore Brewery, Arts & Draughts, Picnic Pop Up SC at Millstone at Adam's Pond and Riverbanks ZOOfari. 

Fall Sports

As Columbia Fireflies Baseball peters out for the season with their final games of the year against the Charleston RiverDogs and the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, we usher in Gamecock Football season as they return to the field at Williams-Brice Stadium this month to face off against Eastern Illinois and Kentucky. Or, hit the links for a good cause at the 27th Annual Red Jacket Classic Benefitting Ronald McDonald House of Columbia.

Show Business

Concert-goers will have their pick this month. Enjoy the triumphant return of the free weekly concert series, Vista After Five. Or, snag tickets to the Summer Soul Concert Series, SUSTO at The Senate, An Evening with Gregory Porter at Koger Center for the Arts and Hinder at Main Course. In addition to live music by the Reggie Sullivan band, you can also catch some fun circus entertainment at Therapalooza: The Greatest Show in Soda City. Fans of Jake Owen will be happy to hear that free tickets are available to his show with Cola Concerts at the Historic Speedway. Also on the Cola Concert's line-up this month: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Dirty Heads and Sublime with Rome, Trombone Shorty and Gov't Mule. 

At the Museum

Head to Columbia Museum of Art for programming and exhibits like Hindsight 20/20, Life Underground, Soup to Nuts: Pop Art Prints from the CMA Collection, The Ironic Curtain: Art from the Soviet Underground, Art Class: Drawing 101 and Art Class: Drawing 102. Or pop over to the UofSC campus to see Carolina Knives: The Roots of a Revival at McKissick Museum

As Always

And, of course, you can’t miss all the usual suspects – First Thursday on Main, The NoMa Flea each Friday night and Soda City Market Main Street every Saturday morning.