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:

South Carolina State Fair
October 8 - 19, 2014
The SC State Fair features twelve days of live entertainment, thrilling rides and delicious fair food. Join us at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds October 8 – 19, 2014 to experience the excitement that keeps visitors coming back year after year. Check out some of the shows, games, live music and more that you can expect to experience at the South Carolina State Fair! Click here for additional information.
Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze
Now - November 16, 2014 | Fridays 6PM - 11PM, Saturdays 10AM - 11PM, Sunday 2PM - 7PM
As you navigate the 8 acre corn maze you will find clues, pictures, and games. Maize-o-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the multi-acre puzzle. Can you find your way out? After 'Getting Lost' in the Corn Maze, visit the Kiddie Corn Maze, Tire Maze, Tricyle Raceway, Cornsnake, Rubber Duck Races, Sand Pile, "Spookley & His Friends Storybook Maze", South Carolina's Original Marshmallow Maze, John Deere combine slide, pumpkin bowling, giant forty foot slide, wooden playground area and more. Click here for a complete list of 2014 Columbia SC Halloween events and attractions.

2014 Congaree SwampFest
October 3 - 4, 2014
The Congaree SwampFest is 2 days of Family, Food, Entertainment, & Fun. This October 3rd and 4th come join us for the most fun and excitement with some of best food from tastemakers across the midlands and music from National and local recording artists and bands. Music will include a BBQ Rhythm Blues and Jazz Concert, Soul Singer Lenny Williams, Contemporary Violinist Daniel Davis and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Deceased Farm Halloween Attraction
October 3-5, 10-12, 16-19, 23-26, 29-31, 2014 | November 1, 2014
Featuring two complete haunted houses, Deceased Farm is fast becoming the Midland’s premiere haunted attraction. Conveniently located in Lexington, South Carolina next to the corn maze at Clinton Sease Farm, you can spend the day wandering the corn maze and when darkness falls come over to test your bravery in one or both attractions. The main haunt encompasses three buildings that are crammed full of state of the art props and sets inhabited by over 30 live characters surrounded by a 2 acre haunted corn maze. Click here for a complete list of 2014 Columbia SC Halloween attractions.

USMC Ultimate Challenge Mud Run
October 4, 2014
The Leatherneck was designed by a former Marine Drill Instructor to challenge each team mentally, and physically. It is a 6.2 mile all-terrain course with 36 Military Obstacles that include mud holes, walls, trenches, and more that require swimming, crawling, climbing, jumping, and sheer determination. Throughout history from Ancient Greece to present day the most successful military units have been based on team work and not the individual. Adjust, Adapt and Overcome. Some obstacles will remain the same ... but get ready for some new additions! Call 803-451-1197 for more information.

Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament
October 4, 2014
The Bella Italia Lodge 2808-Columbia hosts this event each year to increase awareness of the local Italian community - its heritage and culture. Taking place in the heart of downtown Columbia, visitors enjoy a day of free entertainment, great Italian foods and refreshments, dancing, a display of classic Italian autos, an Italian market, and much more! Feeling competitive? Get a partner and enter our Bocce Tournament. Bocce, an old world game similar to lawn bowling, is fun, easy to learn, and enjoyed by both men and women. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three winning teams. Call 803-309-2454 for more information.

SC Philharmonic presents Beloved Broadway
October 4, 2014 at 7:30PM
Midlands Technical College presents the super-charged South Carolina Philharmonic – led by star conductor Morihiko Nakahara – in a special, 3-show series created exclusively for Harbison Theatre patrons. To kick off our new 3-show Pops Series, enjoy “Some Enchanted Evening” and celebrate the “Tradition” of the American Broadway musical with Maestro Nakahara and (not quite) “76 Trombones!” Click here to purchase tickets.

South Carolina State Fair
October 8 - 19, 2014
The SC State Fair features twelve days of live entertainment, thrilling rides and delicious fair food. Join us at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds October 8 – 19, 2014 to experience the excitement that keeps visitors coming back year after year. Check out some of the shows, games, live music and more that you can expect to experience at the South Carolina State Fair! Click here for additional information.

Boo at the Zoo
October 17 - 30, 2014 from 6PM - 9PM
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden presents Boo at the Zoo. This 2014 Halloween Spooktacular features the trick-or-treat trail, Moonlight Magic with Ray, a nightly costume parade, marshmallow roasts, Frankenstein's Foam Zone, the Spooky Safari, Haunted Carousel, Spooky Hay Maze and more. Tickets are only $9 for the general public and children younger than 2 are free! Click here for a complete list of 2014 Columbia SC Halloween events and attractions.

USC Gamecocks vs Furman
October 18, 2014
Cheer on the USC Gamecocks during the 2014 - 2015 Season! The University of South Carolina Gamecocks will challenge Furman at home in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, October 18, 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.

Walk For Life / Race For Life in Columbia SC
October 18, 2014 
Join Palmetto Health Foundation for the 2014 Walk for Life/Race for Life, presented by the South Carolina State Fair, on Saturday, Oct. 18. Visit WalkforLifeColumbia.org today to start a team or register as an individual to participate in the 5K walk, 5K race or 10K race. All proceeds stay in our community at Palmetto Health Breast Center. Join the conversation on social media by searching #WalkRaceForLife2014 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

CMA Chamber Music on Main
October 30, 2014 at 7PM
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall. $40 single concert tickets, $30 for members, $5 for students.

USC Gamecocks vs Tennessee
November 1, 2014
Cheer on the USC Gamecocks during the 2014 - 2015 Season! The University of South Carolina Gamecocks will challenge Tennessee at home in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, November 1, 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.

39th Craftsmen's Christmas Classic Art & Craft Festival
November 14 - 16, 2014
Features original designs & work from hundreds of talented artists & craftsmen from across the nation. Something for every style, taste & budget with thousands of choices from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to fun & funky. Patrons visit with the actual artisans as they browse the booths to find those one-of-a-kind treasure only found at the Craftsmen's Classics.

USC Gamecocks vs South Alabama
November 22, 2014
Cheer on the USC Gamecocks during the 2014 - 2015 Season! The University of South Carolina Gamecocks will challenge South Alabama at home in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, November 22, 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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