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 5, 2018 from 11AM - 8PM
Crawl, Don’t Walk to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival! The Greater Rosewood Merchants Association is gearing up to bring some infamous Creole cuisine to the Midlands! 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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Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
April 27, 2018
Sip a variety of domestic and imported wines as well as an array of micro-brews at the Riverbanks Botanical Garden Wine Tasting! There will be light bites from local restaurants and live music. 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 28, 2018
Food Truck Festivals of America is pleased to announce the 2018 SC Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, coming to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 28th. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, drinks, entertainment and more - this Columbia event will be fun for the whole family. Click here for additional information. 















Repticon Columbia 
May 5-6, 2018 | 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.

SC Poultry Festival
May 10-12, 2018
The South Carolina Poultry Festival is held the 2nd Saturday in May each year where you can 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.

Twilight in the Garden Summer Movies
May 11, June 8th, 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.

Governor's Cup Road Race
May 18-19, 2018
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. South Carolina’s Running Festival kicks off with an Expo. The excitement moves on to the Main Street Mile and Kid’s Mile (Fun Run) on Friday evening. The Half Marathon and the 5k Run/Walk will take place on Saturday. The finish area will include music, food, vendors, and activities leading up to our awards ceremonies and a post-race celebration. Click here for additional information.

SC Tour de Cure
May 19, 2018
When you register for the Tour de Cure you become a part of the American Diabetes Association’s largest fundraising event. Joining you will be thousands of participants from around the country who come together to directly impact the lives of people facing the daily challenges of diabetes and their loved ones. Participating in the Tour de Cure is an experience you will never forget. The event is very well organized and has routes available for all skill levels. You will be inspired by all of those joining you as you make an impact for this great cause. It starts with you! Walk. Run. Ride. Click here for additional information.

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.

Southern Guitar Festival & Competition
June 9-10, 2018
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, workshops, lectures, and an international solo and ensemble competition. The guitar competition includes divisions for elementary/middle school, high school, and college/professional level classical guitarists. 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.



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Gamecock Baseball Home Games
May 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 2018
Cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball team at Founders Park as they challenge opponents at home during the 2017-2018 Season. Purchase tickets online or at the South Carolina Ticket Office located in the Rice Athletics Center.
Gamecocks Softball Home Games
April 27, 28, 29, 2018
May 2, 2018
The South Carolina Gamecocks Softball team will challenge opponents at home in the Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Visit the South Carolina Ticket Office or purchase your tickets online today for the 2017-2018 season. 
Columbia Fireflies Baseball Home Games
May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018
June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 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.