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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Historic Columbia Holiday House Tour

Historic Columbia will kick-off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 19, when holiday tours of the Robert Mills House and the Hampton-Preston Mansion begin! Guests are invited to see a variety of holiday decorations and experience traditions in both historic homes between Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 31. Tour guides will provide stories of holidays past in Columbia and […]

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Holiday Market – Junior League of Columbia

SC State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia

Holiday Market is the largest fundraiser for the Junior League of Columbia. Each year, thousands of shoppers head to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to find the perfect gifts from nearly 170 merchants and take part in the always sold-out Ladies Night Out event, our festive Holiday Ball, and a chance to snap the perfect picture […]

$8.00
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Branson on the Road

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

Branson on the Road is the kind of show you thought was long gone in this day of overproduced music, special effects, and performers singing to tracks. This award-winning classic country features artists like Debbie Horton, who is the only woman to have played lead guitar for Johnny Cash, and Derwin Hinson, who once hosted […]

$35 – $45.00
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Christmas Craft Fair

Icehouse Amphitheater 107 West Main Street, Lexington

The Town of Lexington will be hosting a Christmas Craft Fair at the Icehouse Amphitheater Pavilion featuring fresh produce, unique gifts, local vendors, food and much more! The Market will be held: Thursday, December 2 from 4pm-8pm and Friday, December 3 from 4pm-8pm. For more information on becoming a vendor, please email [email protected]

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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden – Lights Before Christmas

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia

Each evening from 5 to 9 p.m. experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Explore the Zoo illuminated by nearly one million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images. Take your photo with Santa, roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire and be sure to wear your hat – it […]

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Cayce Christmas Drive-Thru

Cayce City Hall 1800 12th Street, Cayce

Christmas in Cayce will kick off with the Cayce Christmas Drive Thru. Sponsored by The Woman's Club of Cayce, this drive through event includes musical performances and a visit from Santa Claus. See thousands of lights and animated displays. The Woman’s Club of Cayce is also sponsoring the 19th annual “Cayce Cares” food drive to assist […]

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Holiday Lights on the River

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

Open nightly until Friday, December 31 2021, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm 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. Journey through more than two miles of lights featuring over 400 colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create […]

$25.00
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Elf: The Musical

Town Theatre 1012 Sumter Street, Columbia

Book by Thomas Meehen & Bob Martin Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loudly for all to hear.” Buddy, the elf, is coming to Town! After discovering he is not actually an elf, Buddy becomes […]

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Branson on the Road

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

Branson on the Road is the kind of show you thought was long gone in this day of overproduced music, special effects, and performers singing to tracks. This award-winning classic country features artists like Debbie Horton, who is the only woman to have played lead guitar for Johnny Cash, and Derwin Hinson, who once hosted […]

$35 – $45.00
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Holiday Market – Junior League of Columbia

SC State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia

Holiday Market is the largest fundraiser for the Junior League of Columbia. Each year, thousands of shoppers head to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds to find the perfect gifts from nearly 170 merchants and take part in the always sold-out Ladies Night Out event, our festive Holiday Ball, and a chance to snap the perfect picture […]

$8.00
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