Upcoming Events in Columbia, South Carolina

Upcoming Events in Columbia, SC
Columbia South Carolina Events - Events in Columbia, South Carolina include exciting festivals, concerts, museum displays, social gatherings, holiday festivities, and more. We want YOU to participate and share in the excitement! Take a glance at these upcoming events and start planning your trip to Columbia, South Carolina today! Enjoy comfortable Columbia accommodations and take part in all of the wonderful events that Columbia art galleries, performing arts centers, theaters, and other local businesses host throughout the year. 

Events coming to Columbia South Carolina - Whether you are searching for some exciting nightlife, delicious dining, family fun things to do, outdoor adventures, or indoor activities, Columbia is the place to be! Enjoy fantastic local events and activities all year long. 

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Featured Upcoming Columbia SC Event:

Boo at the Zoo
October 21-30, 2016
Treat your family to Boo at the Zoo – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Halloween Spooktacular! Dress up for the trick-or-treat trail, take a ride on the haunted carousel and swing by the marshmallow roast! Don’t forget to check out the Spooky Safari, Frankenstein’s Foam Zone and Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party. Click here for additional information.
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Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze
Now - November 13, 2016
The 2016 theme for the Clinton Sease Farm corn maze is "Let the Freedom Ring". In the maze, visitors will discover highlights of American freedom, from the Declaration of Independence to the challenges of a new millennium. Explore the new design featuring the Liberty Bell. Admission is $12 per person, children 2 and under are free! The park is open 6-11PM Fridays, 10AM - 11PM Saturdays, 2PM - 7PM Sundays. Bring your own flashlight! Click here for additional information.

Deceased Farm
October 20-23, 27-31, 2016
Experience your deepest fears as they are brought to life at Deceased Farm in 2016! The two attractions at Deceased Farm have been combined into one continuous self guided haunt. Now you can experience all 6 buildings that are guaranteed to leave you screaming with less waiting in line. Deceased Farm begins with a unique, mind-warping trip through a 3D nightmare. You will then be transported to a dark and desolate farm, inhabited by unspeakable creatures hoping to make you this year's harvest! Just when you think you have made it out alive, you will be plunged into 2 acres of dark cornfields. Good luck escaping the horror hiding behind the stalks. Be sure to bring your friends. You don't want to be lost in these fields alone. Click here for additional details!

Hall of Horrors
October 20-22, 27-31, 2016
For this season's Hall of Horrors, X13: Evil Consumes You, Brentwood Behavioral's doors have reopened to patients for additional clinical trials of the highly controversial drug, Xperiment13. This miracle drug, created by Dr. Frederick Darling, did not produce the expected results, and as such, more volunteers are needed for testing. Be warned, the effects of X13 may be habit-forming and irreversible. Click here for additional information.

Terror Falls
October 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2016
Terror Falls presents four haunted attractions this October 2016. Check in to the Dead & Breakfast, wander through the Terror Trail, try to escape the Field of Distorition and care for the dead and undead at Terror Falls Hospital. Pricing is $15.00 per person and it includes all four attractions. The ticket booth opens at 7:30 and haunting begins at dark. Click here for additional information.

The Rocky Horror Show
October 7 – November 5, 2016 | Special showing on October 31, 2016
Trustus Theatre presents The Rocky Horror Show on Thigpen Main Stage from October 7 - November 5, 2016. Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien, Directed by Scott Blanks, Music Direction by Christopher Cockrell, Choreography by Caitlin Britt. Click here for additional details.

South Carolina State Fair
October 12 - 23, 2016
Get ready for 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, rides and big name entertainment! The South Carolina State Fair is coming to Columbia, South Carolina October 12 - 23, 2016! Special attractions include the King BMX Stunt Show, Kenya SafariAcrobats, Border Collie Exhibition, Sandscapes, Balloonopolis and more! Pepsi Grandstand Live Entertainment features Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dustin Lynch, Alabama, for King & Country and Kirk Franklin! Click here for a complete list of State Fair attractions, games and live entertainment!

Boo at the Zoo
October 21-30, 2016
Treat your family to Boo at the Zoo – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Halloween Spooktacular! Dress up for the trick-or-treat trail, take a ride on the haunted carousel and swing by the marshmallow roast! Don’t forget to check out the Spooky Safari, Frankenstein’s Foam Zone and Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party. Click here for additional information.

Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon
October 22, 2016
One morning. One mission—beating breast cancer in the Midlands! This year, we're celebrating the 26th year of this 3.1 mile walk through historic downtown Columbia, which has become a movement in our community to take steps against breast cancer. Plus, join us for the inaugural Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K and 10K! Click here for additional information.

Lake SCarolina
October 23, 2016 at 4PM
Jeep Rogers YMCA Village Church presents a family friendly Fall festival at the Jeep Rogers YMCA in Lake Carolina. The event includes an inflatable slide & obstacle course, the Fun Bus, a hayride, pumpkin patch, cake walk, lots of candy and more! Come dressed in a Non-scary costume and enjoy this family event. Click here for additional information.

Dracula: Ballet with a Bite
October 27-29, 2016
Blood, fangs, and death are just a few of the things you will find in this favorite Halloween cult classic. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, we see Count Dracula continue his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness in Transylvania. Columbia performance dates for this Halloween “must see” dance favorite are at October 27–29 with our annual costume contest during the Saturday performance. Join us at Koger Center for the Arts for this holiday show. Click here for additional information.

Holiday Happenings - Halloween Edition at EdVenture
October 27, 2016 from 6 - 7:30PM
Create, bake and decorate cookies, breads and other themed sweets and top them off with creative gift wrapping. This fun cooking class is the perfect opportunity to make your special treats for teachers, neighbors friends or keep for your family. All ages welcome, $25 per person. Click here for additional information.

Koger Center's Dracula: Gala with a Bite
October 28, 2016 at 9PM
Halloween weekend, join Count Dracula and his maidens at Dracula's Castle for an evening filled with live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres and other ghoulish delights. This Halloween soiree will be held after the Friday evening performance of Dracula. Patrons are encouraged to partake in the performance starting at 7PM at the Koger Center for the Arts and then walk over to the gala at the Darla Moore School of Business. However, you are not required to attend the ballet. Proceeds from the Columbia City Ballet Gala With A Bite will go to the annual fund and help preserve the costumes and set of the production Dracula: Ballet with a Bite. Click here to purchase tickets.

Trunk or Treat at Robert Mills House
October 28, 2016 from 5:30 - 7PM
Put on your costume and join Historic Columbia as we bring the fun of Halloween to the Robert Mills House during Trunk or Treat! Children will enjoy trick-or-treating with a twist in a safe and fun environment. Community members and organizations will display decorated trunks filled with candy in the parking lot of the Robert Mills House. Awards and prizes for best costumes, best decorated trunk, and scarecrows will be given at 6:45PM. Don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop at Robert Mills during this free event! Click here for additional information.

Spooktacular Night at the CMA
October 29, 2016 from 5 - 8PM
Come have a ghoulishly good time at the sixth annual Spooktacular family fun night at the CMA. As darkness falls, the museum transforms with ghosts, bats, pumpkins, art stations, sweet treats, and more! Make sure to wear your costume for our costume parade, embark on a spooky gallery tour, and partake in the ghoulish scavenger hunt for prizes. The Columbia Marionette Theatre will perform The Tortoise and the Hare at 6:30PM. Click here for additional information about this FREE holiday event.

Will O' the Wisp at Saluda Shoals Park
October 29, 2016 from 5:30 - 8:30PM
Join us at Saluda Shoals Park for an evening of Halloween fun! This event features: Nine games, face painting, crafts, a maze, train rides, photos on a tractor, hands-on environmental education, and our famous singing pumpkin show. S’mores and hot chocolate are also included. Come in costume and bring a bag for all the candy you can win. Click here for additional information.

Halloween Hoopla at EdVenture
October 31, 2016 from 4 - 8PM
EdVenture Children’s Museum invites all families to attend a night of Halloween fun at the museum’s Halloween Hoopla celebration. This family-friendly Halloween spectacular is open to the public and is free for children 12 years and younger. Admission for 13 years and older is $5. Surprises await trick or treaters behind more than 10 doors at EdVenture! Halloween Happening features a slime machine, pumpkin smashing, a costume contest for the grown-ups and of course scary amounts of candy. Attendees are invited to be in their best Halloween attire and even EDDIE®, the world’s largest child, will be showing off his black Halloween mask! Click here for additional information.

Columbia Winter Jazz Fest
November 4 - 6, 2016
Join us at the Township Auditorium November 4 - 6th for the 2016 Columbia Winter Jazz Fest! Enjoy live entertainment from these amazing performers: Boney James, Pieces of A Dream, Najee, Norman Brown, Alex Bugnon and more. The Township Auditorium is located at 1703 Taylor Street in Columbia, South Carolina. Click here for additional information and tickets.

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USC Gamecocks Football - 2016 Home Games
October 22, 2016 - Gamecocks vs Massachusetts
October 29, 2016 - Gamecocks vs Tennessee
November 5, 2016 - Gamecocks vs Missouri
November 19, 2016 - Gamecocks vs Western Carolina
Cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium during the 2016 Fall Season! Dress in garnet and black and tailgate at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds with family and friends. Click here for the full South Carolina 2016-2017 football schedule and ticket information.