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:

Rosewood Crawfish Festival
May 7, 2016 from 11AM - 8PM
Crawl, Don’t Walk to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival! For the 11th year, the Greater Rosewood Merchants Association is gearing up to bring some infamous Creole cuisine to the Midlands! From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., on 5/7/16, lovers of all things Creole and Cajun are invited to Rosewood Drive to take part in one of the city’s favorite celebrations, featuring over 10,000 pounds of fresh Louisiana grown crawfish. If crawfish aren’t your thing, lots of other tasty treats will be available for your dining pleasure. Click here for additional information.


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Broadway in Columbia Presents 42nd Street 
April 26-27, 2016
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42ND STREET is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42ND STREET tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer. Click here for additional information.

Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
April 29, 2016
Sip a variety of domestic and imported wines as well as an array of micro-brews at the Riverbanks Botanical Garden 2016 Wine Tasting! There will be light bites from local restaurants and live music by Jamie Beresford Jazz. Proceeds from this exciting event will support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Click here for additional information.

SC Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
April 30, 2016 from Noon - 7PM
Food Truck Festivals of America is pleased to announce the Second Annual South Carolina Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, coming to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 30th. The 2016 festival is taking place at a new, larger venue and will feature unlimited sampling of 50+ regional and national craft beers and 25+ of the area’s best food trucks, including the very popular Too Fat 2 Fly. There will also be live music and face painting – fun for the whole family. Click here for additional information. 










Rhythm and Blooms
May 5, 12, 19 and 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.

Rosewood Crawfish Festival
May 7, 2016 from 11AM - 8PM
Crawl, Don’t Walk to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival! For the 11th year, the Greater Rosewood Merchants Association is gearing up to bring some infamous Creole cuisine to the Midlands! From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., on 5/7/16, lovers of all things Creole and Cajun are invited to Rosewood Drive to take part in one of the city’s favorite celebrations, featuring over 10,000 pounds of fresh Louisiana grown crawfish. If crawfish aren’t your thing, lots of other tasty treats will be available for your dining pleasure. Click here for additional information.

SC Poultry Festival
May 12 - 14, 2016
One morning in 1986, members of the Leesville Merchants Association flocked together to hatch the concept of a town festival. It was Sara Shealy, famous throughout the region for eggs-traordinary fried chicken served in her Batesburg-Leesville restaurant, who courageously proposed the development of a Poultry Festival for the Lexington County community. After much clucking and crowing, the head rooster called for a vote and the Poultry Festival was hatched. Enjoy your favorites like the annual parade, road race, volleyball tournament, cooking contest, car show, games and rides. And as always, we will have a variety of food vendors and craft booths, 3 stages of entertainment and the eggs-travagant fireworks display Saturday night. There is something for everyone! Click here for additional information.

Governor's Cup Road Race
May 14, 2016
Launched in 1973, the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race is one of the oldest, continuously conducted road race events in the Southeast. Join us on May 14, 2016 for our 44th annual event. A NEW date, a NEW course, and a NEW era. The 2016 event is also privileged to be a RRCA Regional Championship event. The Governor’s Cup is operated by the Carolina Marathon Association which has been conducting major running events in Columbia since 1977. The Carolina Marathon Association’s motto has always been, “Our events are managed by runners for runners.” That is true of the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race which we expect to meet the highest standards for competitive running events. Click here for additional information.

WWE Live in Columbia SC
May 15, 2016 at 7PM
Join us at the Colonial Life Arena on May 15, 2016 to see WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose, Chris Jericho, “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus, United States Champion Kalisto, Ryback and many more. Card is subject to change. Click here for additional information and tickets.

South Carolina Cornbread Festival
May 21, 2016
Enjoy vendors, live music, contests and so much more! The Cornbread Classic official cornhole tournament of the SC Cornbread Festival features professional and family / amateur players. Take a stroll down cornbread lane and taste many different kinds of mouth watering cornbread. Get paid to stuff your face in the cornbread eating contest, enjoy the classic car show and bring the kids along for an eventful day with plenty of activities tailored for the youth. Click here for additional information.

Xtreme Air Columbia
May 21, 2016
On Saturday, May 21, 2016, when the Xtreme Air Columbia 5k races Inflatable Obstacle Course bounces into town, this capital city will become known being the host city for the most fun (and bouncy!) of all the 5k races in Columbia, SC. On Saturday, May 21, 2016, Columbia’s inaugural Xtreme Air 5k Inflatable Obstacle Course will take place at Saluda Shoals Park—a 400 acre regional park chock full of amenities and located along the banks of the beautiful Saluda River. Trust us: this Xtreme Air 5k race will be nothing like any of the other Columbia 5k races you’ve either participated in or watched. Click here for additional information.

8th Annual Spring Valley Open Car & Truck Show
May 21, 2016
Join us at Spring Valley High School on Saturday, May 21, 2016 for the 8th Annual Spring Valley Open Car & Truck Show. Registration takes place from 9AM - Noon and participant judging ends at 2PM. Awards will begin at 3PM. There will be food, entertainment and door prizes! The large auction begins at 1:30PM. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Spring Valley High School Automotive Program. Click here for additional information.

Shaw Air Expo - Thunder Over the Midlands
May 21 & 22, 2016 from 8AM - 5PM
The 20th Fighter Wing is scheduled to host the Shaw Air Expo and open house, "Thunder Over the Midlands" May 21 - 22, 2016. The air expo, headlined by the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force precision-flying demonstration team, and the Black Daggers, the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team gives Shaw the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the Air Force through a variety of aerial demonstrations, displays, and static aircraft displays to those in attendance. Click here for additional information.

Columbia Fireflies Baseball - April Home Games
April 26 - 28, 2016: Columbia vs Lexington
April 29 - 30, 2016: Columbia vs Kannapolis
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 - May Home Games
May 1 - 2, 2016: Columbia vs Kannapolis
May 12 - 15, 2016: Columbia vs Asheville
May 16 - 18, 2016: Columbia vs Rome
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.