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:
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.

Irmo Young Professionals Social at the Holiday Inn Express Harbison
March 26, 2015 from 5:30-8PM
Join us at the Holiday Inn Express Harbison for a special Evening Social sponsored by Synchrony Financial, Sams Club and Holiday Inn. This Columbia event will provide career minded individuals with opportunities to develop socially, professionally and civically. Bring your business cards to exchange. RSVP on Facebook 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!

South Carolina Cornbread Festival
March 28, 2015 from 10AM - 7PM
The 2015 South Carolina Cornbread Festival is loaded with lots of attractions for kids, young adults, and families. Save the date for cornhole, the Cornbread Classic Car Show, Playland, Seniors on the Move, 5K Run / Walk, Line Dancing, Autograph signing with special geust athletes, karaoke and more! Bring your chairs and enjoy live entertainment by The Tams, Theodis Ealey and The Coastline Band! Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children (ages 6-12). Active Military with ID, Seniors Over 75 and Children under 5 get in FREE.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
April 2 - 5, 2015
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents CIRCUS XTREME! It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals! It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family! Ringling Bros. Presents CIRCUS XTREME! It’s time to have XTREME fun with your family! Click here to get your tickets today!

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.

Bunny Hop 5K at the Downtown YMCA
April 4, 2015 at 8:30AM
This 5K will start and end at the Downtown YMCA with a lovely 3.1 mile course through historic Downtown Columbia. Proceeds from the race will support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to ensure a brighter future for the Midlands. Everyone knows the Y as 4 letters: YMCA. But there’s also community volunteerism to improve our neighborhoods. We teach Pilates, but also teach prevention with our wellness initiatives. We give swim lessons, but we also give scholarships and financial assistance to those who need it most. With your generous support, we can continue to make a lasting impact in our community. The Y is so much more than a gym. It’s a cause. Click here to register for the race!​

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.

South Carolina VisionWalk
May 2, 2015 at 10AM
Since 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $30 million to support the mission of the Foundation. Over 50 walks are planned for 2015, including the 2nd Annual South Carolina VisionWalk at Riverfront Park. The VisionWalk is a fun, family-friendly 5K (3.1 mile) walk complete with music, food, kids activities, bounce houses and more! Join people like you who are committed to changing the future for their friends and family members affected with retinal degenerative diseases. Click here for more details and to officially register for this event.

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.

2015 SC Tour de Cure
May 30, 2015
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you!
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