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:

Jailbreak 5K
May 28, 2016
Over the past 9 years, over 4,500 participants of all ages and fitness levels have gathered in Lexington to enjoy a morning of fun and friendly competition. In the process, over $65,000 has been raised to support law enforcement efforts in Lexington County. The race benefits the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation and is held at the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Click here to register for this Columbia area event!


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Rhythm and Blooms
May 26, 2016
Music and flowers after hours! Enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Riverbanks Botanical Garden. You won’t experience a night like this anywhere else! No outside food or drink allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you Thursday nights in May! Click here for additional information.

Jailbreak 5K
May 28, 2016
Over the past 9 years, over 4,500 participants of all ages and fitness levels have gathered in Lexington to enjoy a morning of fun and friendly competition. In the process, over $65,000 has been raised to support law enforcement efforts in Lexington County. The race benefits the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation and is held at the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Click here to register for this Columbia area event!










Relay for Life of Greater Columbia
June 3, 2016 from 7PM - 7AM
Cancer: not here, not there, not anywhere! Form or join a relay team for the Dr. Seuss themed 2016 Relay for Life event! The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. With the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day. Please join us and take action against a disease that has taken too much! Click here to sign up.

Southern Guitar Festival & Competition
June 11 - 12, 2016
The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition is an annual event that brings world caliber guitarists to Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to inspire and educate all music lovers. This two day festival will present concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and an international solo and ensemble competition (college/professional). Solo guitar competition with divisions for elementary/middle school, high school, and college/professional levels. From the artistic director: "The idea for this event was inspired by the Piccolo Spoleto Festival that is hosted annually in Charleston,SC. It is amazing how much young talent we have in the world today. I felt that it was my mission to showcase some of the best guitar players in Columbia, SC. This is how the idea of the Southern Guitar Festival was born." Click here for additional information.

Southeastern Piano Festival
June 12 - 19, 2016
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 21 - 25, 2016
The 2016 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 21 through June 23, 2016. The final night of the teen competition will be held on June 24, 2016 and the final night of the miss competition will be held on June 25, 2016. 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.

Midlands Baby, Kids & Family Expo
June 25, 2016 from 10AM - 4PM
The original, biggest, and best baby, kids & family expo in the Midlands and the ONLY one of its kind offering free admission and free activities. Presented by Absolute Total Care and in its third year, this FREE Expo focuses on sharing essential resources regarding safety, health & wellness, pregnancy, special needs, education, child care, and other important family-related topics. This event is loaded with important information for parents but don't leave the kids at home! Children can get their face painted, watch cool stage shows, meet popular costume characters, bounce on an inflatable and much more. Click here for additional information.

July 4th Boat Parade & Fireworks on Lake Murray
July 2, 2016
The 2016 July 4th boat parade and fireworks celebration will take place on Saturday, July 2nd. 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, 2016 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, 2016 from 9 - 11AM
In our 58th year, the Town of Gilbert will host the Lexington County Peach Festival. It 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 9:30 am and stretch into the night until 10:00 pm 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.

Columbia Fireflies Baseball - July Home Games
July 4 - 6, 2016: Columbia vs Charleston
July 12 - 14, 2016: Columbia vs Delmarva
July 15 - 18, 2016: Columbia vs Rome
July 28 - 31, 2016: Columbia vs Asheville
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. 

XTERRA Half Marathon
July 10, 2016
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 2016 XTERRA Trail Run at Harbison State Forest. 

Columbia Fireflies Baseball - May Home Games
May 23 - 25, 2016: Columbia vs Augusta
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. 

Columbia Fireflies Baseball - June Home Games
June 2 - 4, 2016: Columbia vs Hagerstown
June 9 - 12: Columbia vs West Virginia
June 13 - 15: Columbia vs Rome
June 23 - 26: Columbia vs Augusta
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.