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:

Museum Roadshow
August 27, 2016 from 9:30AM - 4PM
Have you ever wondered if those items you found at the local flea market, antique shop, tag sale, or even in your basement and attic were actually worth something? Whether it’s an heirloom, antique or artifact, local experts will be onsite in a variety of fields to offer informal verbal appraisals in the following areas: fine art, decorative art, pottery, furniture, antique silver and more. Click here for additional information.
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Summer Celebration of Water
August 27, 2016 from 10AM - 2PM
The City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County are proud to jointly host the 7th 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.​

Columbia Fireflies Baseball - August & September Home Games
August 30 - September 1, 2016: Columbia vs West Virginia
September 2 - 5, 2016: Columbia vs Charleston
Cheer on the Columbia Fireflies during their 2016 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. 

Busa & Bagger Fest
September 9 - 10, 2016
Motorsports, food and music! Join us for this exciting car and bike show scheduled for September 9 - 10, 2016. Enjoy delicious food and treats, custom bike builders, LED Light Show and more. Meet and greet will be on Friday, September 9th at Green's Bar / Tavern. The Main Event will be held at Historic Columbia Speedway. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Click here for additional information.

Maroon 5 at Colonial Life Arena
September 10, 2016 at 7:30PM
Join us at the Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, September 10, 2016 to see Maroon 5 with special guests TOVE LO perform live in Columbia, South Carolina! Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000 or the Lexington Medical Center Box Office inside Colonial Life Arena. Prices range from $30.50 to $126. Parking is available on the day of the show. Doors open at 6:30PM and the show begins at 7:30PM. Click here for additional information. #Maroon5CLA

38th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Heritage
September 17, 2016 from 11AM - 6PM
Celebrating the rich cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of a local family, the Jubilee: Festival of Heritage is held annually in late summer on the grounds of the historic Mann-Simons Site. Jubilee features a variety of activities including hands-on demonstrations from some of the region’s most skilled artists and craftsmen, musical entertainment including African drumming, R&B, jazz, and gospel, and vendors with African-influenced and traditional merchandise. Highlights of the festival also include tours of the Mann-Simons Site, African-American heritage sites tours, and many other activities throughout the day. Click here for additional details and this year's lineup. 

30th Annual "Dam Run" 10K
September 17, 2016 at 7:30AM
This year's 30th Annual "Dam Run" 10K, along with a 6K Dam Walk, features a beautiful, well marked and fast 10K USA Track & Field certified race course. It begins on the Lexington side of the Lake Murray Dam and finishes at the boat ramp area inside Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission's Saluda Shoals Park. The race will run across the upper level of the Lake Murray Dam, with a beautiful view of the lake and finish the last mile inside scenic, tree lined Saluda Shoals Park. It should provide for a beautiful run and fast times. Click here for additional information.












Riverbanks Zoofari
September 23, 2016
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.

Irmo Okra Strut Festival
September 23 - 24, 2016
The 43rd Annual Irmo Okra Strut is scheduled for September 23 - 24, 2016. Enjoy a street dance on Friday night featuring headlining entertainers: Atlanta Rhythm Section. The Okra Strut Parade, South Carolina's largest parade, will be held September 24th from 9 - 11AM. Following the parade, enjoy musical entertainers, carnival rides, an okra eating contest and arts and crafts vendors. The Lexington Medical Center Irmo Okra Strut Festival is held in the NEW Irmo Community Park, conveniently located off of Lake Murray Boulevard at 7507 Eastview Drive in Irmo, SC. Click here for additional information.

Carrie Underwood at Colonial Life Arena
September 24, 2016 at 7PM
Carrie Underwood is bringing The Storyteller Tour to the Colonial Life Arena on September 24, 2016. Tickets prices from $46 - $76 per seat. Doors open at 6PM and the show begins at 7PM. Join us at the Colonial Life Arena for this exciting Columbia concert! #CarrieCLA Click here for additional information and tickets.

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.

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.
USC Gamecocks Football - 2016 Home Games
September 17, 2016 - Gamecocks vs East Carolina
October 1, 2016 - Gamecocks vs Texas A&M
October 8, 2016 - Gamecocks vs Georgia
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.