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:

Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2015
South Carolina's largest fireworks display will begin at dusk (approximately 9:15PM) on Saturday, July 4th ta the beautiful Lake Murray. Fireworks will be set off from two great locations: Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on B106.7. The best places to view the fireworks are Dreher Island State Park and both parks at the Lake Murray dam. Bring a chair or blanket, picnics are welcomed. Alcohol is not permitted at any of the locations.
Lexington County Peach Festival
July 4, 2015
As the Lexington County Peach Festival celebrates its 57th year on July 4th, the Festival offers a full day of fun with the celebration of America’s birthday. Arts and crafts, children’s rides, and great foods will be available for varying fees in the Gilbert Community Park on Rikard Circle. A parade, three stages of entertainment, an antique tractor and farm equipment display, a car show, a Revolutionary War Re-enactment, and a fireworks show will be available without charge. The Revolutionary War Re-enactment will host cannon firings at specific times of the day as well as a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon. Enjoy the activities, the shade, and the BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, and peach cobbler. BBQ plate lunches will be available in the park beginning at 11AM. Other food items available are BBQ pork and chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach slush, peach parfaits, peach zip, peach berry split, peach sundaes, peach tea, peach delights, fresh peaches, soft drinks, bottled water, and iced tea. Click here for additional information.

Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2015
South Carolina's largest fireworks display will begin at dusk (approximately 9:15PM) on Saturday, July 4th ta the beautiful Lake Murray. Fireworks will be set off from two great locations: Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. The show is choreographed to a patriotic concert that will air simultaneously on B106.7. The best places to view the fireworks are Dreher Island State Park and both parks at the Lake Murray dam. Bring a chair or blanket, picnics are welcomed. Alcohol is not permitted at any of the locations.

XTERRA Harbison Half Marathon
July 12, 2015
The 2015 XTERRA Harbison Half Marathon and 5K is scheduled for July 12, 2015. We are 'Hot on the Trail' and invite you to join us for a true XTERRA experience in the state of South Carolina. This event sold out in 2014, so register today for your chance to experience this Columbia athletic event. The half marathon will begin at 7AM and the 5K race will begin at 7:10AM. Contact the Harbison State Forest at 803-896-8890 for additional information.

Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival
July 18, 2015
Presented by Sustainable Midlands, the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival is a celebration of locally grown food – the people who grow it, the restaurants who place it on their menus, the markets that sell it, and the people who eat it! Continuing its traditions of old-time festival fun, Tasty Tomato’s programming includes a free heirloom tomato tasting, live music, local food and drink vendors, tomato bobbing, and the highly anticipated Tasty Tomato Contest. Festival food will feature local food with a tomato theme! The festival will be held at City Roots Urban Farm in Columbia, SC. Click here for additional information.

Brew at the Zoo
August 7, 2015 from 7-9:30PM
Join us for a Suds Sippin' Safari at Riverbanks Zoo! Stroll through the Zoo and sample a wide variety of imports, domestics and micros. Listen to live music, encounter animals up-close and catch presentations throughout the evening. Food will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 to the general public. Tickets should be purchased in advance. A limited number of tickets available. Any unsold tickets will be $55 day of event. Click here for Riverbanks Zoo & Garden hotel packages.

USC vs Kentucky
September 12, 2015
The 2015 University of South Carolina Gamecock football home opener is set for Saturday, September 12, 2015. The USC Gamecocks will host the Kentucky Wildcats at Williams-Brice Stadium. Pull out your garnet and black and head to Columbia, South Carolina to tailgate and watch the game. Join Cocky at the stadium to cheer on your favorite college football team.

Midlands Walk to Defeat ALS
September 19, 2015
More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS is The ALS Association’s biggest annual event, which raises funds that allow our local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year. Click here to start a team!

Columbia SC Model Train Show
September 19, 2015
The Columbia SC Model Train Show is FREE for kids under 12! Enjoy continuous drawings for Children's books, whistles, Lionel videos, wooden Thomas & Friends Toys and O gauge / HO / N individual cards. Plus, a Lionel Ready-To-Run set will be given away to a child under 12! There will be Thomas & Friends wooden train tables for kids under 8 to play with during the show and Four O-Gauge trains for kids to run themselves with adult supervision. The Haute Dog Lady will have a kids meal available for purchase. For adults, there will be 165 tables of all train gauges and O-Gauge Parts dealer, Jerry Domenico, will be there. Call 843-307-8674 for more information.

Riverbanks Zoofari
September 25, 2015 at 7PM
Riverbanks Zoofari is the wildest fundraiser in town! Get up-close to some magnificent and fascinating animals, enjoy live entertainment and try your own hand at African drumming. Walk on the wild side—right out onto the elephant exhibit . Sample savory Southern/African fusion cuisine and cool cocktails. Plus, bid on one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items such as Grapes with Apes, a private wine tasting with our silverbacks, or Party with the Penguins, a cocktail party with our delightful tuxedo-clad residents! Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Click here for additional information.

USC vs Central Florida Football
September 26, 2015
Join us in Gamecock Country on Saturday, September 26, 2015 for the second home game of the 2015-2016 South Carolina Gamecock Football Season! Tailgate at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds and then head in to Williams-Brice Stadium to help Cocky the mascot cheer on the USC Gamecocks football team. Don't forget to wear garnet and black to show your support for your favorite college football team!

USC vs LSU Football
October 10, 2015
The University of South Carolina Gamecock football team will challenge the LSU Tigers in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Tailgate at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds and then join Cocky the mascot in Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on your favorite college football team. Celebrate after the game in the Vista Downtown!

South Carolina State Fair
October 14 - 25, 2015
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 14 – 25, 2015 to experience the excitement that keeps visitors coming back year after year. Visitors will enjoy shows, games, live music at the Pepsi Grandstand and more this October 2015. Click here for a list of 2015 South Carolina State Fair events and attractions.

USC vs Vanderbilt Football
October 17, 2015
The University of South Carolina Gamecock football team will challenge the Vanderbilt Commodores in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Tailgate at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds and then join Cocky the mascot in Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on your favorite college football team. Celebrate after the game in the Vista Downtown!
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