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.

An Evening with Gregory Porter- Rescheduled Date

Koger Center for the Arts 1051 Greene Street, Columbia

An Evening with Gregory Porter  A big man with a big sound, Two-time Grammy Award winner, Gregory Porter has quickly become one of jazz’s most important male vocalists, a soul-drenched singer often at his best delivering his emotionally charged original songs. Largely unknown before his sensational, Grammy-nominated 2010 debut CD Water, Porter followed up with last year’s Be Good […]

$55.50 – $125.50
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Balsam Range

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

One of the genre’s most award-winning artists in recent years, they have garnered ten International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of six critically acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast to coast, selling out venues across the nation, and appearing multiple times at the Grand Ole […]

$75.00
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Soda City Market

Main Street Columbia, SC 1300-1600 Main Street, Columbia

Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find everything you need to nourish your brain, body, and belly—helping establish our city as the real southern hotspot for locals […]

Free
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The CMA Contemporaries present Interstellar Soiree

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Don your most elegant celestial attire for the Columbia Museum of Art's Contemporaries’ annual fundraising ball, the Interstellar Soirée. Spend the evening underneath the stars while inside the museum with local favorite DJ Preach Jacobs as you and your friends dance the night away to your favorite tunes. Grab a libation from Twist Bartending as well as […]

$100 – $150.00
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Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

Known for performing at the highest level, the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1944. Under the direction of principal conductor Wojciech Rodek, the Polish Philharmonic is the largest music institution in eastern Poland. Accompanying the orchestra will be first prize winners for the Chopin International Piano Competition and Wieniawski International Violin Competition. Coming […]

$65.00
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American Spiritual Ensemble

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional Gospel and Classical group comprised of some of the finest singers in the Classical music world. The group pays homage to the American Negro Spirituals of American slaves, which helped America find its voice in the most difficult part of U.S. history. These spirituals would later give […]

$65.00
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The Palmetto Opera presents Rigoletto

A classic tale of tragedy, Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto is one of the most famous operas ever written. It follows the unforgettable story of a court jester who becomes cursed after enraging the courtiers at the home of The Duke of Mantua. When Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda, is kidnapped by the duke, a father's determination to save the daughter […]

$45 – $55.00
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Free First Thursday at CMA

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Looking for something to do in Lake Murray Country, enjoy free admission and extended hours at Columbia Museum of Art, located Downtown Columbia courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Plus, head to the galleries at 6:30 p.m. to chat with our friendly docents about the art you see.

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22 South Carolinians Salon Series Kick-off at CMA

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Join us as we kick off this series to highlight the artists of 22 South Carolinians through conversation to learn more about their practices and concepts. Drop by to explore the topic of Afrofuturism and its influence on the creative practice of featured artists from the show. Going strong for several decades, Afrofuturism explores the connections […]

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Gaelic Storm

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

Launching into international fame as the steerage band in the movie “Titanic,” Gaelic Storm attributes over two decades of success to their fanatic “Storm Chaser” fans. The Country-music folks adore the storytelling, the Bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the Rockers simply relish the passion with which they play […]

$75.00
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Soda City Market

Main Street Columbia, SC 1300-1600 Main Street, Columbia

Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 a.m. –1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine! Find everything you need to nourish your brain, body, and belly—helping establish our city as the real southern hotspot for locals […]

Free
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SC Philharmonic presents American Memories

Koger Center for the Arts 1051 Greene Street, Columbia

SC Philharmonic • American Memories Saturday, February 5, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.    Florence Price: Concert Overture No. 2 (Based on Go Down Moses, Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen) Dick Goodwin: Foggy Brown Sugar (world premiere of the orchestral version, based on a poem by Frank Clark) Dick Goodwin: Infant Memories Dick Goodwin: Partial […]

$16 – $50.00
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