In celebration of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament 1st/2nd Rounds being held in Columbia, there will be a Fan Fest Experience held on Thursday and Friday, produced by the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and presented by Segra. Fan Fest Experience is a two-day extravaganza offering food, beverages, games, comradery and competition for fans of all eight teams, as well as locals looking to get in on the action. The event is free, open to the public, and family-friendly.
Fan Fest fun includes:
- Streaming of tournament games on jumbo LED wall to be sure you don’t miss out on any action!
- Live performances and giveaways featured on a 30x25 basketball court! Come shoot for a chance to win prizes! Stop by Friday evening for a live performance by Columbia-local, Prettier Than Matt
- Kid Zone featuring a bouncy house, basketball themed games, face painting and a balloon artist
- Escapology Escape Room
- Biergarten featuring craft beers and yard games (beer, wine or spirit tasting daily at 12, 2 and 4PM - ages 21 and up!)
- Magic Mirror Photo Booth --take home a free image to remember your time at Fan Fest!
- Body Marbling to sport your team colors! Head over to the Colonial Life Arena in style!
Fan Fest Times
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM