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:
Forrest Wood Cup
August 14 - 17, 2014
FLW Outdoors will bring the “Super Bowl of Fishing” the Forrest Wood Cup, presented by Wal-Mart, to Lake Murray Country August 14-17, 2014, giving the Capital City/Lake Murray Country region the largest bass-fishing championship in the nation. The Forrest Wood Cup features the world’s best anglers competing for the sport’s largest awards and the industry’s premier outdoor expo. The expo will be housed in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center; the daily weigh-ins will be held at the Colonial Life Arena. Hundreds of exhibits, national sponsors and boat displays will fill the expo along with interactive displays made especially for children. This is a FREE-admission event.
Columbia Blowfish Baseball
July 31, 2014
Get your tickets today to watch the Columbia Blowfish compete at home in Capital City Stadium. Check the complete schedule to see a list of special theme nights including Superhero Night, Bark at the Park, Pirate Night and more. From special fireworks displays to guaranteed win nights, there is something unique happening at each game. Mark your calendar today so that you can cheer for the Columbia Blowfish right here in Columbia, SC!

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Steely Dan at Township Auditorium
July 29, 2014 at 8PM
AC Entertainment and AEG Live present Steely Dan at the Township Auditorium on July 29, 2014. Join us in Columbia, South Carolina for this live entertainment! Doors open at 7PM and the show begins at 8PM. There is a 4 ticket limit for this event. Call the Township Auditorium at 803-576-2350 for ticket information.

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MAXWELL at the Township Auditorium
July 30, 2014 at 7:30PM
R&B singer Maxwell is bringing the Township Auditorium his Summer Soulstice Tour July 30th for one night only. Doors open at 6:30PM and the show begins at 7:30PM. Call the Township Auditorium at 803-576-2350 for ticket information.

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South Carolina Music Showcase
July 31, 2014 from 11AM - 4:30PM
South Carolina Film Institute and Great Films tv will be hosting an open music showcase free to the public that will take place in Columbia on July 31, 2014 from 11AM to 4:30PM. The South Carolina Film Institute is located at 2927 Devine St Suite 130 in Columbia, SC. Applicants should arrive with a demo tape or cd, instrument and be prepared to perform on the spot. Artists/Musicians unable to attend should submit their info/music to South Carolina Music Showcase. Call 803-586-4111 for more information about this Columbia event.

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Brew at the Zoo
August 1, 2014 from 7-9:30PM
Stroll through the Zoo and sample a wide variety of imports, domestics and micros at Brew at the Zoo. Listen to the live music of Whiskey Tango Revue and encounter animals up-close! Food will be available for purchase. Don't miss out on this exciting Columbia event, named one of Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events. Call 803-779-8717 for more information.

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South Carolina Arms Collectors - Gun & Knife Show
August 2-3, 2014
A fabulous collection of guns, knifes and other merchandise for sale all under one roof. Join or renew NRA membership and Admission is fee! This show will be open from 9AM - 5PM on Saturday, August 2, 2014 and from 10AM - 4PM on Sunday, August 3, 2014. For more information, visit www.scaca.net.

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Forrest Wood Cup
August 14 - 17, 2014
FLW Outdoors will bring the “Super Bowl of Fishing” the Forrest Wood Cup, presented by Wal-Mart, to Lake Murray Country August 14-17, 2014, giving the Capital City/Lake Murray Country region the largest bass-fishing championship in the nation. The Forrest Wood Cup features the world’s best anglers competing for the sport’s largest awards and the industry’s premier outdoor expo. The expo will be housed in the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center; the daily weigh-ins will be held at the Colonial Life Arena. Hundreds of exhibits, national sponsors and boat displays will fill the expo along with interactive displays made especially for children. This is a FREE-admission event.

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Columbia Quad Squad Roller Derby
August 23, 2014
Come join the fun and get hooked on girls Flat Track Roller Derby! Flat track roller derby is a fast paced, hard-hittig sport requiring athleticism and agility. Bouts consist of a series of two minute jams with four blockers and one jammer, designated by a star on her helmet, from each team on the track. This fierce ladies flat track competition is guaranteed to excite. Call 803-772-0732 for more information.

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The Freeway Music Festival in Columbia SC
August 23, 2014 at 1PM
Check out the inaugural show of the new 1200 capacity venue called The Music Farm at Tin Roof. There will be bands on two stages all day at this Columbia SC event including national/regional acts, and students. Call 844-537-7661 for more information.

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USC Gamecocks vs Texas A&M
August 28, 2014
Cheer on the USC Gamecocks in the opening game of the 2014 Season! The University of South Carolina Gamecocks will challenge Texas A&M at home in Williams-Brice Stadium on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Dress in garnet and black and head to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to tailgate before the game. Join Cocky in the stadium at game time to cheer for your favorite college football team.

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Cola Zombie Bar Crawl
August 30, 2014
The Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees and Hall of Horrors present the Cola Zombie Bar Crawl on August 30, 2014. Zombies will take over The Vista for Columbia's Greatest UnDead Party! Crawl and search for brains at 5 different bars in The Vista from 5PM - 10PM. There will be a Themed Zombie Group Contest and an Individual Zombie contest. A ticket to the crawl benefits SQ Rescue of Columbia and Camp Hope. For each donation to SQ Rescue at check-in, you are entered to win great prizes! Click here for additional information.

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USC Gamecocks vs East Carolina
September 6, 2014 at 7PM
Cheer on the USC Gamecocks during the 2014 - 2015 Season! The University of South Carolina Gamecocks will challenge East Carolina at home in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Dress in garnet and black and head to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to tailgate before the game. Join Cocky in the stadium at game time to cheer for your favorite college football team. Call 803-777-4274 for ticket information.

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USC Gamecocks vs Georgia
September 13, 2014 at 3:30PM
Cheer on the USC Gamecocks during the 2014 - 2015 Season! The University of South Carolina Gamecocks will challenge the Georgia Bulldogs at home in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Dress in garnet and black and head to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to tailgate before the game. Join Cocky in the stadium at game time to cheer for your favorite college football team. Call 803-777-4274 for ticket information.

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27th Annual Midlands Area Senior Games
September 15 - 19, 2014
The 27th Annual Midlands Area Senior Games is a quality recreation experience for men and women athletes, ages 50 years and older, created to encourage a healthy lifestyle, to maintain and improve health, wellness and fitness. To provide competitive athletic and recreational experiences that focus attention on regular exercise and to provide social activities for 50+ adults across South Carolina. It is the vision to have every SC senior embrace the opportunity to create and maintain a physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy lifestyle. Events will be held at various sites, including LinRick Golf Course, Drew Wellness Center, Royal Z, Greenview Park, the Adult Activity Center, the Lourie Center at Maxcy Gregg Park and Meadowlake Park. The awards ceremony and luncheon will be held at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle.

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Tunnel to Towers 5k in Columbia SC
September 19, 2014
The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. Honor all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and support our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty!

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4th Annual Veterans Car & Bike Show
September 20, 2014 from 10AM - 4PM
Join us for a fun day designed for the whole family! Along with many types of cars and motorcycles on display, we will have a silent auction. Please support our homeless Veterans Program by becoming a sponsor, a participant, a vendor, donating a silent auction item, or attending the event. The entry fee for each car and bike will be $20 and includes one tee shirt. The entrance fee for attendees is $5 per person. Kids 10 & under are FREE.

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Riverbanks Zoofari
September 26, 2014 at 7PM
Visit Riverbanks Zoo on September 26, 2014 for the wildest fundraiser in town! The Riverbanks Zoofari is voted a favorite after hours event. Take an evening stroll through the zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, delight in savory cuisine and cool cocktails and bid on one of a kind silent and live auction items. Enjoy live entertainment, a behind the scenes tour and up close animal encounters. Call 803-779-8717 for more information.

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Marvel Universe Live! 
September 26 - 28, 2014
Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers - Iron Man, Hulk, and more, and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to cities around North America. You’ll definitely feel the energy with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever. Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance. The fate of the universe depends on it! Call 803.576.9200  for tickets.

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