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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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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“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

Trustus Theatre 520 LADY STREET, Columbia

OCTOBER 01 - OCTOBER 23 I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is back on stage with an updated script to reflect love in these modern times, this crowd-pleasing comedy takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love […]

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SC Pride Parade & Festival

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

Famously Hot South Carolina Pride Parade and Festival will be held on Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd with a parade, concerts and other events. The Pride festival is annually held in October on Main Street, and organizers call it one of the largest outdoor festivals in the city and the largest LGBT event […]

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Recurring

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

Trustus Theatre 520 LADY STREET, Columbia

OCTOBER 01 - OCTOBER 23 I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is back on stage with an updated script to reflect love in these modern times, this crowd-pleasing comedy takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love […]

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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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Hippie Fest

Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce

Hippie Fest is a family-friendly music and arts festival featuring vibrant entertainment for all ages. This family-run organization has a mission to glorify God through unifying experiences celebrating peace and love. It's groovy baby!

$10 – $15.00
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Columbia R&B Festival

Colonial Life Arena 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia

Lineup: Keith Sweat, Brian McKnight, El DeBarge, Dru Hill & Tevin Campbell (Lineup subject to change)

$70.00
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Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz

Koger Center for the Arts 1051 Greene Street, Columbia

The Koger Center for the Arts, in downtown Columbia, is proud to bring back a season of Live in the Lobby: Koger Center Jazz and welcomes you to take part in this unique series! Created as a partnership between the Koger Center for the Arts and the ColaJazz Foundation, Koger Center Jazz will consist of concerts […]

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Recurring

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

Trustus Theatre 520 LADY STREET, Columbia

OCTOBER 01 - OCTOBER 23 I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is back on stage with an updated script to reflect love in these modern times, this crowd-pleasing comedy takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love […]

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The Lincoln Trio

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

The Chicago based, Grammy®-nominated Classical trio, Lincoln Trio returns to Newberry. Described by “The Strad” as “sensational” and “bewitching” and as “models of vibrancy and control” by “Gramophone,” Lincoln Trio produces some of the most vibrant and fresh interpretations of Classical music’s most successful songs. Lincoln Trio creates exhilarating performances with a level of unmatched […]

$80.00
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Cross That River with Allan Harris

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

Coming to us straight from Broadway gather around the campfire to join Allan Harris and the Cross That River Band as they tell the story of American’s West from the perspective of the African American cowboys who journeyed from slavery to freedom out West. “If I was going to live, I had to cross that […]

$20 – $40.00
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