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:
Miss South Carolina Pageant
June 20-24, 2017
The 2017 Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant promises to be a vibrant, colorful and exciting event. Each of the contestants compete in the preliminaries June 20 through June 22, 2017. The final night of the teen competition will be held on June 23, 2017 and the final night of the miss competition will be held on June 24, 2017. All competitions will be held once again at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina. Click here for additional information.
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Columbia Fireflies Baseball Home Games
June 19-20, 22-25 & 30, 2017
July 1-3, 12-17, 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. 

Anthony Hamilton
June 18, 2017 at 7PM
Anthony Hamilton is coming to the Colonial Life Arena June 18, 2017. Doors open at 6PM, show begins at 7PM. Supporting act Sir Charles Jones. Comedians: MC Lightfoot & D Ellis. Click here for additional details and ticket information. #HamiltonCLA

Columbia Fashion Week
June 13 - 17, 2017
Columbia's largest and most spectacular annual fashion event is back! There will be after parties on site at The Hampton Room each night and vendors selling awesome merchandise. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a camera, and choose an outfit that is all out and over the top for this fabulous event. Visit the Columbia Fashion Week website to set up a vendor booth, model on the runway, showcase a designer or retail collection, volunteer, or purchase your tickets to attend

The Summer Drive-In Festival Series
June 17, 2017: Grease
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.

Southeastern Piano Festival
June 18 - 24, 2017
Each summer the Southeastern Piano Festival transforms the University of South Carolina School of Music and Columbia into a major cultural destination that draws in audiences and young piano talent from across the United States. The Southeastern Piano Festival embraces a multi-faceted personality: it is a high-level training platform for the young pianists, a presenter of new and world-renowned concert pianists and master teachers, an advocate for new piano music, and a vehicle for exploring different roles the piano plays on stage and beyond. For music lovers, the Festival offers nightly concerts by a rich lineup of world-class pianists. The attraction of the Festival lies in its versatility: be one a budding piano virtuoso, an educator, or a music aficionado, the Festival offers something for everyone who loves piano. Click here for additional information.

Miss South Carolina Pageant
June 20-24, 2017
The 2017 Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant promises to be a vibrant, colorful and exciting event. Each of the contestants compete in the preliminaries June 20 through June 22, 2017. The final night of the teen competition will be held on June 23, 2017 and the final night of the miss competition will be held on June 24, 2017. All competitions will be held once again at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina. The contestants vying for the titles of Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen exemplify all that is best in today’s modern woman. Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen must be talented, intelligent and well-spoken, she is a leader with a strong commitment to her community, she understands the importance of health and fitness, and she is a role model for millions of women not only for her spot-on sense of style and fashion, but also because she has become a relatable “it girl” who can connect with today’s contemporary woman. Click here for additional information.

July 4th Boat Parade & Fireworks on Lake Murray
July 1, 2017
The 2017 July 4th boat parade and fireworks celebration will take place on Saturday, July 1st. Celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends on the beautiful Lake Murray. Enjoy a spectacular boat parade followed by an incredible fireworks display that is sure to impress. Mark your calendar today! This patriotic event is fun for the entire family. We look forward to celebrating Independence Day with you on Lake Murray! Click here for additional information.

Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra Star Spangled Symphonic Salute
July 3, 2017 at 8PM
Celebrate Independence Day with the LMSO at Saluda Shoals Park as we present an evening of patriotic music. The show starts at 8PM and promises to be full of musical fireworks! The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra is excited to spend this holiday weekend in July with you at Saluda Shoals Park! Click here for additional information.

Lexington County Peach Festival
July 4, 2017 at 9AM
The Lexington County Peach Festival is recognized as one of the most successful and prestigious events of its kind in the southeast United States. Summer after summer in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, the community was alive with the harvesting, packing, and shipping of peaches. Today, while we find only a few peach farms still in operation, the peach remains (in our minds) the Queen of all Fruits and worthy of honor in our small town. Festivities kick off every year with the parade at 9:30AM and stretch into the night until 10PM when we bring the day to a close with a dazzling display of fireworks. We hope you plan to spend July 4th with us as you enjoy live entertainment, the peachy and patriotic parade, over 100 Art & Craft Exhibits, antique car show, a Revolutionary War Re-enactment, tractor show, children’s rides, and many food items specializing in “Peachy” delights! Click here for additional information.

Repticon Columbia - July Show
July 8 & 9, 2017
Repticon is coming to Jamil Temple July 8 & 9, 2017. Repticon, a nationwide promoter of reptile and exotic animal expos, brings its unique blend of vendors, breeders and educators back to Columbia for a family-oriented, fun-filled event. The expo brings thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts. Top breeders and vendors will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders, and their expert advice where needed. In addition, world-class seminars by industry experts will educate and entertain throughout the event. Click here for additional information.

XTERRA Half Marathon
July 9, 2017
We are proud to announce the XTERRA Harbison Half Marathon & 5K. We are 'hot on the trail' and invite you to join us for a true XTERRA experience and a true South Carolina experience! The half marathon begins at 7AM and the 5K begins at 7:10AM. Click here to register for the 2017 XTERRA Trail Run at Harbison State Forest. 

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.

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.

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Summer Movies Series at Finlay Park
June 16: Angry Birds
June 23: Ghostbusters
June 30: The Secret Life of Pets
July 7: Sing
July 14: Finding Dory
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.