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:

​Twilight in the Garden Summer Movies
July 13th and August 10th, 2018
Enjoy a few Friday evenings with family at Riverbanks Botanical Garden this summer! Cool off in the Splash Zone at Waterfall Junction from 6PM until dusk. Then roll out a blanket on the grassy lawn and catch a movie at the Garden’s amphitheater. Click here for additional information.
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Lake Murray 4th of July Fireworks Show
June 30, 2018
Get ready for the 30th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration on Lake Murray. The fireworks this year will take place once the sun has set on Saturday, June 30th from Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. Viewers of the fireworks show will be able to tune in their radios for music that will be synced to the fireworks extravaganza. Bring your family and friends and join us for this patriotic evening on Lake Murray. Click here for additional information.

Southeastern Piano Festival
June 17-24, 2018
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.

Columbia Fashion Week
June 20-23, 2018
Columbia's largest and most spectacular annual fashion event is back! The annual Columbia Fashion Week is a week of fashion, education, shows, models, parties, awards, retailers, designers and eco-fashion. This event is for all ages and walks of life, male and female. Come out and experience something amazing! Wear comfortable shoes, bring a camera, and choose an outfit that is all out and over the top for this fabulous event. Visit the Columbia Fashion Week website to set up a vendor booth, model on the runway, showcase a designer or retail collection, volunteer, or purchase your tickets to attend! 

Miss South Carolina Pageant
June 26-30, 2018
The 2018 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 26-28, 2018. The final night of the teen competition will be held on June 29, 2018 and the final night of the miss competition will be held on June 30, 2018. 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.

Lexington County Peach Festival
July 4, 2018
The Lexington County Peach Festival 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 9:30AM and stretch into the night until 10PM 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.

XTERRA Half Marathon
July 8, 2018
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 2018 XTERRA Trail Run at Harbison State Forest. 

Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music Festival
July 14, 2018
The Reggaetronic Lake Murray Music festival is a celebration of music and togetherness igniting the soul of Columbia and Lake Murray. This unforgettable outdoor festival is the perfect tribute to giving back to the community while enjoying some great music and fun in the sun. Reggaetronic is a floating music festival, we do not touch land! We are accessible by boat only. General Admission Reggaetronic is FREE! Reggaetronic is a family friendly event, good vibes and good times for all ages! Click here for additional information.

Midlands Women's Fair
July 28, 2018 from 10AM - 3PM
Join us for the 2nd Annual Midlands Women's Fair presented by Absolute Total Care on Saturday, July 28th from 10AM - 3PM. Come out and get pampered! Register for your free tickets and gain an automatic entry for the door prizes. This FREE event offers dozens of vendors PLUS a fun photo booth, massages, makeovers, airbrush tattoos, self-defense classes & more. Get ready to shop! All focused on YOU, the Midlands Woman. All activities are free! Click here for additional information.

Brew at the Zoo
August 3, 2018 from 7-9:30PM
Stroll through Riverbanks Zoo and sample a wide variety of imports, domestics and micros at the Brew at the Zoo Suds Sippin’ Safari! Encounter animals up-close and catch presentations. Listen to live music and enjoy food available for purchase. Click here for additional information.



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Columbia Fireflies Baseball Home Games
June 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 2018
July 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 2018
August 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2018
Cheer on the Columbia Fireflies during the 2018 baseball season! Single game tickets, full season tickets, half season tickets, quarter season tickets and 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. 
Repticon Columbia 
August 11-12, 2018 | November 3-4, 2018
Repticon is coming to Jamil Temple! Repticon, a nationwide promoter of reptile and exotic animal expos, brings its unique blend of vendors, breeders and educators back to Columbia for a family-oriented, fun-filled event. The expo brings thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts. Top breeders and vendors will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders, and their expert advice where needed. In addition, world-class seminars by industry experts will educate and entertain throughout the event. Click here for additional information.


Labor Day 5 Miler & Team Relay
September 3, 2018 at 7AM
The 2018 Labor Day 5 Miler is a flat and fast course. Corner of King and Devine Street in the heart of Shandon. Award ceremony will start at 8:15AM. Refreshments: water, gatorade, bananas, cantaloupe, grapes, honeydew, pineapples, peaches and strawberries. This is a South Carolina USATF Long Distance Race Championships Event. You must be a USATF member to be eligible for the USATF award category. Click here for more information.