Events

Upcoming Events

Scroll our calendar to find the perfect events during your stay or plan your stay around one of our fantastic events. With substantial diversity and community pride, there’s an event every weekend; festivals every month. There’s something for everyone in the family… food festivals, arts and entertainment showcases, cultural, historical and contemporary events. Holiday happenings for every season including the July Celebration on Lake Murray a top 10 Southeast Event. With so many events to offer, you will probably have to extend your stay in Lake Murray Country.

30 Americans

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Drawn from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, 30 Americans features an incredible “Who’s Who” list from among the most acclaimed Black artists of our time, including Nick Cave, Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. There is no one monolithic experience represented by these African American artists; this exhibition offers an intersectional series of […]

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SC State Fair

SC State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia

The South Carolina State Fair is a local self-sustaining, charitable organization dedicated to preserving and promoting South Carolina's agricultural roots while supporting statewide education.

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Restaurant Week Columbia

Food lovers across the Midlands can begin to prepare their bellies for Columbia's 11-day foodie event. The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association's Restaurant Week Columbia will return Oct. 14-24, offering a tour through the Midlands’ diverse food culture. Participating establishments will offer special menus for dining in, however, some restaurants will also offer takeout […]

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Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit

The Historic Robert Mills House 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia

This free exhibit will feature handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, business and organizations. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. This exhibit runs throughout the month of October and will be available to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday […]

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Boo at the Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia

Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy a wild night of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, delight in Ray's Moonlight Magic, and summon the Halloween spirits with the Eeky Freaky DJ. For an additional charge, guests can roast marshmallows, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel, or hop aboard […]

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Haunted History Halloween Program

Lexington County Museum 231 Fox Street, Lexington

Ghoulish guides lead guests on a spooky but not too scary journey of the museum property, visitors will hear ghostly stories, including strange and unusual events in Lexington County's history. Guests will hear amazing stories, learn about strange remedies in the 19th century, and meet memorable specters and ghosts along the way. Visitors will also […]

$3 – $6.00
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Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit

The Historic Robert Mills House 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia

This free exhibit will feature handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, business and organizations. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. This exhibit runs throughout the month of October and will be available to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday […]

Free
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Lake Carolina Farmers Market

Lake Carolina 5 Lake Carolina Way, Columbia

Come out to beautiful Lake Carolina located in Richland County on Thursday afternoons, starting the last Thursday in April, to shop for fresh, seasonal produce and plants, artisan food and crafts, and much more in a relaxed and fun atmosphere! Another great way to explore the Lake Murray Country region with live music, great events, […]

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Five After Five

Five Points on Saluda Avenue 747 Saluda Avenue, Columbia

Five After Five is a free, outdoor local concert series hosted at the fountain in Five Points. Enjoy great local music and fun times! Come out for the NAVY Band Concert at the Five Points Mural on Saluda Avenue

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Vista After Five

The Vista 701 Gervais Street, Columbia

The Congaree Vista Guild is hosting Vista After Five, a free concert series in partnership with Tin Roof and The Senate. The shows are presented by Pink Whitney, Fireball, Skrewball, Gameday Vodka, Larceny and Wicked Weed will be outdoors at Tin Roof and The Senate at 1022 Senate Street. COVID-19 protocols are in place. Please social distance […]

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Beer and Brats on Boyd Plaza

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Fall back into Columbia's art scene with CMA affinity group The Contemporaries! Enjoy a family-friendly event with German music, cuisine, and beer. Ticket includes food plate, two drink tickets, and gallery admission including the newly opened exhibition 30 Americans. $20 / $15 for Contemporaries members.

$20.00
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Boo at the Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia

Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy a wild night of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, delight in Ray's Moonlight Magic, and summon the Halloween spirits with the Eeky Freaky DJ. For an additional charge, guests can roast marshmallows, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel, or hop aboard […]

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