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:
Star Wars Musiclipse
August 20, 2017
Star Wars Musiclipse at Koger Center for the Arts on August 20, 2017. Columbia is uniquely situated to view a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse in 2017. This special presentation of music from the Star Wars saga sets the scene for darkness' two-and-a-half-minute reign over daylight during Total Eclipse Weekend! Children are welcome at this family-friendly event. Star Wars costumes are encouraged. Look forward to special lighting effects. Click here for additional information.
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The Summer Drive-In Festival Series
July 22, 2017: The Shining
August 12, 2017: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce, SC presents The Summer Drive-In Festival Series. Join us for Columbia's first pop up festival & drive-in. June 17th is Throwback Night, July 22nd is Horror Night and August 12th is Star Wars Saga Night. $20 Parking Pass Per Car Load. Click here for additional information.








Midlands Women's Fair
July 29, 2017 from 10AM - 3PM
Join us at the Midlands Women's Fair on July 29th from 10:00-3:00 pm at the Jamil Temple in Columbia. Come out and get pampered! This FREE event offers dozens of vendors PLUS massages, makeovers, manicures, shopping, canvas painting classes, demos, self-defense classes, door prizes, workshops, and more. Shop the Lularoe Multi-Consultant Sale and watch their fashion show! All focused on YOU, the Midlands Woman. Enjoy a day out with your girlfriends! Click here for additional information.

Brew at the Zoo
August 4, 2017 from 7-9:30PM
Stroll through Riverbanks Zoo and sample a wide variety of imports, domestics and micros at the 2017 Brew at the Zoo Suds Sippin’ Safari! Encounter animals up-close and catch presentations. Listen to live music and enjoy food available for purchase. This Columbia event includes food, exclusive beer samplings and an indoor / outdoor lounge area. Click here for additional information.

Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival
August 5, 2017
Come celebrate local food and the Champion of the Garden: The Heirloom Tomato! The festival is a celebration of locally grown food in the Midlands – the people who grow it, the restaurants who serve it, the markets that sell, and the people who eat it. The festival has been named to Southern Living’s “Best in the South” list of things to do, so save the date for Columbia’s signature summer local food event. Because there’s nothing better than a Tasty Tomato! Click here for additional information.

Twilight in the Garden Summer Movies
August 11, 2017: A Bug's Life
Enjoy a few Friday evenings with family at Riverbanks Botanical Garden this summer! Cool off in the Splash Zone at Waterfall Junction from 6PM until dusk. Then roll out a blanket on the grassy lawn and catch a movie at the Garden’s amphitheater. Admission is $3 for Riverbanks Members and $5 for the general public. Click here for additional information.

Total Eclipse Weekend
August 18 - 21, 2017
Columbia, S.C., and its surrounding region are positioned in the best location – the best on the East Coast, in fact – to witness a spectacle that has not been seen in the continental United States since 1979, when a total solar eclipse was visible from five Northwestern states. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible along a thin, roughly 100 mile-wide path that runs diagonally across America from Oregon to South Carolina. The difference between a partial eclipse and a total eclipse is monumental -- even the difference between a 99% eclipse and a 100% eclipse is remarkable enough to draw visitors from all over the globe when it occurs. Throughout the long weekend of August 18-21, 2017, attractions, cultural institutions, hospitality and retail businesses in Columbia, S.C. – the total solar eclipse capital of the East Coast – will host special eclipse-related events leading up to nature's grandest spectacle. Click here for additional information.

Star Wars Musiclipse
August 20, 2017
Star Wars Musiclipse at Koger Center for the Arts on August 20, 2017. Columbia is uniquely situated to view a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse in 2017. This special presentation of music from the Star Wars saga sets the scene for darkness' two-and-a-half-minute reign over daylight during Total Eclipse Weekend! Children are welcome at this family-friendly event. Star Wars costumes are encouraged. Look forward to special lighting effects. Click here for additional information.

Summer Celebration of Water
August 26, 2017 from 10AM - 2PM
The City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County are proud to jointly host the Annual Summer Celebration of Water! Come have a splashin’ good time at this free family friendly event! Exhibitor activities include Science of Splash, Drink Tap, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, paddle boarding and a play zone for youngsters! Click here for additional information.

39th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage
September 16, 2017 
Now in its 39th year, this FREE outdoor festival brings artisans, dancers, musicians and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site in downtown Columbia. Jubilee will feature: Live music and stand-up comedy, Demonstration artists from across South Carolina, Food, art and outdoor vendors, Family-friendly activities and games, House tours of the Mann-Simons Site, Bus tours of important African American sites in downtown Columbia Much more! Click here for additional information.

Riverbanks Zoofari
September 22, 2017
The 2016 Riverbanks Zoofari is the wildest fundraiser in town! Enjoy live entertainment and sample Southern-fusion cocktails and cuisine. Bid on unusual silent and live auction items and get a behind-the-scenes look at the giraffes. Proceeds from this event support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Click here for additional information.

Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze
September 27 - November 12, 2017
The 2017 theme for the Clinton Sease Farm corn maze is "Fun on the Farm". Included in Admission: Corn Snake, Tire Climbing Wall, Tire Swing, Tube Swing, Tricycle Raceway, Tire Maze, Marshmallow Maze, Animals, Stick Pony Corral, Pedcal Carts, Cow Train, Corn Hole, Gaga Ball, Combine Slide, Big 40 foot slide, rubber duck races, 4 Square ball, Sand Box, Corn Table, 3 Wooden Playground Structures, Art Barn, Admission to Pumpkin Patch, Horse Go Around, Farm Basketball, Jenga and more! Click here for additional information.

Irmo Okra Strut Festival
September 29 - 30, 2017
The Annual Irmo Okra Strut is South Carolina’s favorite way to celebrate Okra. Come join in on the best summer festival this side of the Mason-Dixon line. We will have live bands on both Friday and Saturday nights and all the food you can eat. Saturday, we will have amusement rides, bounce houses and an Okra eating contest. Best way to beat those end of summer blues. Click here for additional information.



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Summer Movies Series at Finlay Park
July 21: Zootopia
July 28: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will kick off on Friday, June 2 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Movies will be shown on Friday nights from June 2 through 
July 28. The movies are free and open to the public. Pre-show activities begin at 7:30PM. Movies will begin at sunset. Attendees can bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. No glass containers and alcoholic beverages allowed. For more information, please click here.
Columbia Fireflies Baseball Home Games
July 27-30, 2017
August 7-13, 18-21, 29-31, 2017
Cheer on the Columbia Fireflies during the 2017 baseball season! Single game tickets, full season tickets, half season tickets, quarter season tickets and 12 game mini plans are available. The Columbia Fireflies are a Minor League Baseball Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. They are members of the South Atlantic League and play their home games at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, SC. Click here for additional information.