Come Spring, the region is abuzz with renewed energy and a myriad of outdoor events. Come shed your winter coats and stop to smell the flowers in Columbia SC!

Kick things off the Irish way at St. Pat’s in Five Points. Explore different cultures at the Columbia International Festival, Tartan Day South and The Big Nosh. Gallery hop at Artista Vista. Enjoy four days of concerts, parties and cutting-edge films at Indie Grits. Get your fill of Southern fare at the lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival, Rosewood Crawfish Festival and South Carolina Cornbread Festival. Breathe in the fresh air with live music at the River Rocks Festival, good old-fashioned family fun at the Sparkleberry Country Fair and a refreshing cup of vino at the Lexington Wine Walk.

Spring sports come in like a lion with the Run Hard Columbia Marathon, Bark to the Park, Columbia Fireflies baseball and the Governor’s Cup Road Race.