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:
Cinderella at Koger Center for the Arts
March 20 - 21, 2015
Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you…especially if you are in the audience at Columbia City Ballet’s full-length production of Cinderella. Having presented the beloved classic Cinderella nine times over the company’s 50-year history, this new production choreographed by Executive & Artistic Director William Starrett promises to live up to its past reputation of being an absolute favorite. Based on the French fairy tale as told by Charles Perrault, Cinderella centers around the theme of a young girl’s honesty and modesty triumphing over her stepsisters’ and stepmother’s greed and arrogance. The sheer artistry of the dancing, the comic brilliance of the stepsisters and the magical, clearly-portrayed story make the production the perfect family outing. Purchase your tickets today!
Craftsmen's Classic Art & Craft Festival
March 6 - 8, 2015
The Annual Spring Craftsmen's Classic Art & Craft Festival features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. This show is a winner of Sunshine Artist '200 Best' Awards and a 2014 Southeastern Tourism Society's 'Top 20 Event'! Join us at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds for this exciting Columbia event. Click here for additional information.

Journey and Steve Miller Band in Columbia SC
March 11, 2015 at 6:30PM
Journey, Steve Miller Band and opening act Tower of Power are coming to the Colonial Life Arena on March 11, 2015. Doors open at 5:30PM and the show begins at 6:30PM. Tickets are on sale now for this Columbia concert ranging from $39 - $125 per ticket. Plan ahead so that you can enjoy this live concert with family and friends. Contact the Colonial Life Arena today at  803-576-9200 for tickets.

St. Pat's in Five Points
March 14, 2015
Join 40,000 of your closest friends during the midlands’ signature event, St. Pat’s in Five Points, on Saturday, March 14, 2015. What serves as a homecoming to many people across the southeast, also serves as the kick-off to spring! St. Pat's in Five Points is the Midland's largest annual street festival and one of the largest celebrations of St. Patrick's Day in the Southeast. Make a grand entrance into the festival by participating in the Midland's largest road race, watch the St. Pat's TD Bank Parade, take the wee ones to the Pot O' Gold Playland and show your love for shag by Shaggin' On Santee! Live music and festive events will entertain the family all day long!

Winter Jam at Colonial Life Arena
March 14, 2015 at 6PM
The Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular is coming to the Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, March 14, 2015! Tickets are ONLY $10 at the door. Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, For King & Country, Newsong, and more will be performing live in this Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. Come early for the Pre Jam Party! The doors open at 6PM and the show begins at 6PM. Don't miss this exciting Columbia concert! Click here for additional information.

Cinderella at Koger Center for the Arts
March 20 - 21, 2015
Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you…especially if you are in the audience at Columbia City Ballet’s full-length production of Cinderella. Having presented the beloved classic Cinderella nine times over the company’s 50-year history, this new production choreographed by Executive & Artistic Director William Starrett promises to live up to its past reputation of being an absolute favorite. Based on the French fairy tale as told by Charles Perrault, Cinderella centers around the theme of a young girl’s honesty and modesty triumphing over her stepsisters’ and stepmother’s greed and arrogance. The sheer artistry of the dancing, the comic brilliance of the stepsisters and the magical, clearly-portrayed story make the production the perfect family outing. Purchase your tickets today!

Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic
March 27 - 29, 2015
Discover the great outdoors at the annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic - a premier hunting and fishing outdoor show. Bring the whole family and experience the many activities you can enjoy together. Hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking... whatever you are interested in, you will find at the Classic! Browse booth after booth stocked with the latest and greatest hunting, fishing and outdoor sports equipment and clothing, unusual foods and unique gifts. You will find over 300 exhibitors in six buildings, plus more outside. Click here for additional information!

Columbia Downtown Triathlon 2015
April 4, 2015 
This seventh year pool swim sprint triathlon is held in downtown Columbia, SC at the Blatt PE Center on the campus of the University of South Carolina. This 500 meter swim event will be staged inside the USC Swimming Pool and will feature a 3 loop criterium style bike course which goes through the heart of downtown Columbia, and has been revised with the safety of our athletes in mind. Columbia City Police will be on hand as more than 30 officers and 50 volunteers to keep the course safe and mostly closed to traffic. The 3 mile run will feature a tour of downtown Columbia as athletes cross over the busy streets of Columbia via overpass footbridges before the turn around near the Vista. The finish will be held on street adjacent to the intramural fields just a few hundred yards from the swimming pool and the transition area. Click here for additional information.

Ultimate Challenge MudRun
April 11, 2015
Adjust, adapt and overcome! The entire course route changed at the April 2014 Ultimate Challenge MudRun. Some obstacles will remain the same ... but get ready for some new additions! Dont be fooled by "MudRun" in our name, this is no 5k with a couple of mudholes and a few cheesy obstacles. We are now and always have been an Obstacle Race, designed and built by a Former Marine DI, with 36 military style obstacles spread over 6.2 miles during the day/ 5k with 20 obstacles at Night with Marines to "motivate" your team at each one. Click here for additional information.

SuperHero 5K For Jillian's Cure
April 18th, 2015 at 7AM
Join us to find a cure, and don your super hero costumes as we save children with Optic Atrophy! The 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7 AM in Lexington, SC. A family fun event to follow. This event benefits Jillian's Cure, and funds are designated to a local child (Jillian Nava) with ADOA. For additional updates and information be sure to like the event Facebook Page: Superhero 5K For Jillian's Cure.

Quarry Crusher Run
April 18, 2015 
The Quarry Crusher Run is the only race of its kind in the southeast. This once-in-a-lifetime look inside a magnificent landscape that is prohibited to the general public will leave a lasting memory in addition to the aching of your muscles and bones. The approximately 3.72-mile route starts and finishes near the Olympia-Granby Mills in the Olympia Village, but it grows each year as the quarry gets deeper. Once in the quarry, the route winds down a 10% grade through granite cliffs to the quarry floor. The approximately 400-foot ascent from the quarry floor to the finish marks the grueling event as Columbia’s most challenging foot race. Click here for additional information.

McDaniels Golf Classic
April 23, 2015 from 6-9PM
Join Palmetto Health Foundation for the 25th McDaniels Golf Classic, benefiting Palmetto Health Cancer Centers! This year’s event will kick-off on Thursday, April 23rd with an auction and reception at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The evening will include a seated dinner, open bar and mobile bidding on silent and live auctions items, including great getaways and fantastic dining packages. Auction reservations are available for $175 each. You can also reserve a table for eight with a table sponsorship for $1,500 (limited number available). The golf tournament will follow on Friday, April 24th, at Ft. Jackson Golf Club. Golfers will take to both the Old Hickory and Wildcat courses for a day on the links and enjoy a delicious steak dinner at the end of the tournament. See complete details at mcdanielsgolfclassic.org.

BattleFrog Carolinas Obstacle Race
April 25-26, 2015
Be a human dirt bike when the BattleFrog returns to Carolina Adventure World on April 25 and 26, 2015, the largest ATV course in the Southeast. We will take you through the best of over 100 miles of trails, mud bogs, rock crawls, and some of the highest elevations in the state. Some of the best racers on the course at the June, 2014 event clocked in under an hour for the 15k. Sign up and see if you can beat that! Click here to register.

Lake Murray Triathlon
May 24, 2015 at 8AM
The Lake Murray Triathlon has become a favorite chance for all South Carolina Triathletes to showcase their talents against the best in the state. Nestled in the center of South Carolina athletes from the Upstate, Midlands and Coastal regions converge into Columbia each year for this sprint distance event. The swim is one counter-clockwise 750 meter loop. The bike course is long for a sprint distance event - one 16 mile loop. The 5k run course is very unique in that runners get several opportunities to see where they are in relation to the competition.
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