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!
USC Gamecocks Football - 2019 Home Games
October 9 - 20, 2019: South Carolina State Fair
October 19, 2019: USC vs Florida
November 2, 2019: USC vs Vanderbilt
November 9, 2019: USC vs Appalachian State
November 30, 2019: USC vs Clemson

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. Click 
here  for the full South Carolina 2019-2020 football schedule and ticket information.

Deceased Farm
October  17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 2019
November 1, 2, 2019

Experience your deepest fears brought to life at this intense haunted attraction. Self-guided haunts take you through 6 terrifying buildings, 3 outdoor zones & 2 acres of creepy corn fields inhabited by unspeakable creatures!



Lights Before Christmas
Select nights in November & December. Tickets on sale November 1, 2019.
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! Click 
here  for a full schedule.



  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. 9-20
    October
    South Carolina State Fair
    Get ready for 12 days of exhibits, competitions, food, rides, animals and big name entertainment! Special attractions include free Circus Fun, live music from top artists at the Pepsi Grandstand, exciting shows and various competitions.
  3. 18-30
    October
    Boo at the Zoo
    Treat your family to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden’s Halloween Spooktacular! Trick-or-treating, a marshmallow roast, Frankenstein's Foam Zone, Mummy Dance Party, Haunted Carousel, Spooky Spots & Stripes Railroad, mysterious hay maze and more!
  4. 26
    Oct
    Walk to End Alzheimer's
    Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness & funds for Alzheimer’s care, support & research. Join our effort here in Columbia!
  5. 2
    Nov
    Annual South Carolina Peanut Party
    Enjoy this Pelion autumn tradition of boiling peanuts! The Pelion Ruritan Club boils peanuts using their secret recipe and shares the finished product with festival-goers. Festival activities will be fun for the entire family!
  6. 2-3
    Nov
    Repticon
    Repticon is bringing another great 2 day reptile show and sale to Columbia! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else and learn more about reptiles & exotic animals at live seminars & demonstrations!
  7. 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!