Columbia SC Events
Happenings in the Columbia South Carolina Area

Upcoming Events

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. 

If you are hosting an event or attending an event this not currently listed on our Upcoming Events page, please tell us about your event today so that we can promote your local event for FREE!
  1. Nov 29 thru
    Dec 31
    Holiday Lights on the River
    The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Lights Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights featuring over 400 animated light displays. Create lasting family memories this year at Holiday Lights on the River!
  2. Going on
    Lights Before Christmas
    Select Nights Only
    Celebrate the holiday season at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Lights Before Christmas family tradition! View nearly one million twinkling lights and countless decorative images at this Columbia holiday event. Check out the Holly Jolly Christmas Parade and Animated Story Tree. Visitors will enjoy nightly visits with Santa and warm memories around the Jingle Bell Bonfire. Hot cocoa, marshmallows and other festive foods available for purchase!
  3. 7
    Harborside Lights & YMCA 5k
    Enjoy live musical entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, holiday treats, millions of twinkling lights, over sixteen hundred luminaries and dozens of decorated trees at this annual holiday celebration. 5K Run/Walk starts and ends at Town Center!
  4. 19-23
    Chick-fil-A Classic
    The Chick-Fil-A Classic is one of the premier high school basketball tournaments in the nation! This annual tournament features two different brackets that are each filled with a plethora of high major players playing in college next year.
  5. 31
    Famously Hot New Year
    Grammy-winning, Salt-N-Pepa, will perform a free, full-length concert on New Year’s Eve in downtown Columbia! Concert followed by a midnight countdown & the biggest New Year’s fireworks display in the state. Enjoy local food, beer, wine, bubbly, street merchants & more in a festival environment!
  6. 5
    WNOK Bridal Expo
    Congratulations on your engagement! Join us at the WNOK Bridal Expo to meet high quality, reputable wedding professionals face to face! Find everything from the engagement ring to the honeymoon and beyond at Bridal City Shows. You can shop for everything you need…at one time, under one roof.
  7. 9-19
    Restaurant Week in Columbia SC
    Restaurant week is an eleven-day celebration at hundreds of participating restaurants in South Carolina. From fine to casual dining, participating restaurants will feature special menu items, promotions and discounts.