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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.

12,000 Year History Park – Colonial Forts Tour

Cayce Tennis Center 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce

Colonial Forts Tour In the deep woods of South Carolina, days from civilization, a little fort was built in 1718. Walk to the site of Fort Congaree and hear its intriguing stories as we delve into the struggles of the Deerskin Economy, then travel forward in time to Fort Congaree and Fort Granby. Meet in […]

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First Sunday – SC State Museum $1 Admission

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

General admission is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! PLUS enjoy 4-D movies and/or planetarium shows, for only $5 each!     First Sunday Ticket Pricing General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Sunday!* Included in general admission, guests can explore four […]

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Annual Swordfest the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbi

Just when you thought it was safe to go out without your sword and shield, SwordFest is back, yet again, at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Come on out – admission is free. SwordFest 2023 starts at 10 a.m. and runs until at least 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. The […]

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Recurring Event 12,000 Year History Park – Civil War Tour

12,000 Year History Park – Civil War Tour

Cayce Tennis Center 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce

The Battle of Congaree Creek was the last fortified position defended by Confederate troops before the capture and destruction of Columbia. As we walk the battlefield and visit the earthworks, learn about the strategies and tactics used by both sides as Sherman marched through South Carolina on his way to Columbia. Meet in front of […]

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Opening Day Performances: Reverent Ornament at CMA

Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street, Columbia

Enjoy an afternoon of cultural enrichment on opening day of Reverent Ornament: Art from the Islamic World. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., drop in the galleries to get insight on art from our knowledgeable group of interpretive guides. Docents will be stationed throughout the galleries to chat and answer questions about works on view. At 2:00 […]

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Free Sundays Presented by Still Hopes | The Museum of the Reconstruction Era

The Museum of the Reconstruction Era 1705 Hampton Street, Columbia

Residents of Richland and Lexington counties are once again invited to tour one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for FREE on the third Sunday of the month thanks to Still Hopes! This month, visit The Museum of the Reconstruction Era, the nation's only museum dedicated to interpreting the post-Civil War Reconstruction period and South Carolina's only remaining […]

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“The Green Book of South Carolina” Book Signing with Historic Columbia

The Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens 1615 Blanding Street, Columbia

Join the WeGOJA Foundation, HubCity Press, and Historic Columbia for a presentation and book signing of The Green Book of South Carolina: A Guide to African American Cultural Sites. Compiled by the WeGOJA Foundation (on behalf of the SC African American Heritage Commission), this is a first-of-its-kind travel guide to the most tourist-friendly destinations offering visitors avenues to […]

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Recurring Event 12,000 Year History Park – Civil War Tour

12,000 Year History Park – Civil War Tour

Cayce Tennis Center 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce

The Battle of Congaree Creek was the last fortified position defended by Confederate troops before the capture and destruction of Columbia. As we walk the battlefield and visit the earthworks, learn about the strategies and tactics used by both sides as Sherman marched through South Carolina on his way to Columbia. Meet in front of […]

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12,000 Year History Park – Colonial Forts Tour

Cayce Tennis Center 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce

Colonial Forts Tour In the deep woods of South Carolina, days from civilization, a little fort was built in 1718. Walk to the site of Fort Congaree and hear its intriguing stories as we delve into the struggles of the Deerskin Economy, then travel forward in time to Fort Congaree and Fort Granby. Meet in […]

Free
Learn More

First Sunday – SC State Museum $1 Admission

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

General admission is only $1 for guests on the first Sunday of every month! PLUS enjoy 4-D movies and/or planetarium shows, for only $5 each!     First Sunday Ticket Pricing General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Sunday!* Included in general admission, guests can explore four […]

$1.00
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12,000 Year History Park – Civil War Tour

12000 Year History Park 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce

The Battle of Congaree Creek was the last fortified position defended by Confederate troops before the capture and destruction of Columbia. As we walk the battlefield and visit the earthworks, learn about the strategies and tactics used by both sides as Sherman marched through South Carolina on his way to Columbia. Please meet your tour […]

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12,000 Year History Park – Civil War Tour

Cayce Tennis Center 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce

The Battle of Congaree Creek was the last fortified position defended by Confederate troops before the capture and destruction of Columbia. As we walk the battlefield and visit the earthworks, learn about the strategies and tactics used by both sides as Sherman marched through South Carolina on his way to Columbia. Meet in front of […]

Learn More