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. Going
    On Now
    Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze
    Ends November 20
    Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze activities include: Tire Climbing Wall, Tire Maze, Marshmallow Maze, Animals, Corn Hole, Combine Slide, Big 40 foot slide, Wooden Playground Structures, Art Barn, Admission to Pumpkin Patch, Jenga and more!
  2. 28
    Nov
    Thanksgiving Catch the Gobbler 5k
    8:30AM
    Looking for a way to prepare your waistline for all that Thanksgiving Day feasting? Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day Catch the Gobbler 5K Run/Walk in Lake Carolina. The run will begin in Town Center at 8:30AM. There is no registration fee or form necessary. See you there!
  3. 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!
  4. 7
    Dec
    Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade
    The Annual Carolina Carillon Holiday Parade features festive holiday entries from all across the state! There will be some very special SC celebrities, new marching bands, drill teams, local churches, dozens of beautiful floats, and of course, the most exciting part of the parade - Santa Claus!
  5. 30
    Nov
    USC Gamecocks Football - Clemson Game
    Cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium during the 2019 Fall Season! Dress in garnet and black and tailgate at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds with family and friends.
  6. Going on
    Nov/Dec
    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!
  7. 3
    Dec
    Ariana Grande at Colonial Life
    Show: 7:30PM
    Ariana Grande will be bringing her Sweetener World Tour to Colonial Life Arena on December 3, 2019! Get your tickets today for this exciting live concert in Columbia, SC.
  8. 7
    Dec
    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!
  9. 19-23
    Dec
    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.
  10. 31
    Dec
    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!
  11. 5
    Jan
    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.
  12. 9-19
    Jan
    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.