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.

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Dark History Tours

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

Educator led guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Self-guided tours available throughout the day Get ready for a special kind of history tour! The State Museum’s is offering a “Dark History Tour” exploring a variety of infamous and legendary tales throughout South Carolina’s history. Discover the true story of Columbia’s catacombs, a series […]

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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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Archaeology Society of SC Event at the 12,000 Year History Park on the Congaree Creek

12000 Year History Park 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce

Each fall, the Archaeology Society of SC sponsors a gathering of archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, storytellers and others who present how the people of South Carolina’s recent and distant pasts experienced their daily lives through work, play, food and community. This fall it will be on October 8th at the 12,000 Year History […]

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Dark History Tours

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

Educator led guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Self-guided tours available throughout the day Get ready for a special kind of history tour! The State Museum’s is offering a “Dark History Tour” exploring a variety of infamous and legendary tales throughout South Carolina’s history. Discover the true story of Columbia’s catacombs, a series […]

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Dark History Tours

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

Educator led guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Self-guided tours available throughout the day Get ready for a special kind of history tour! The State Museum’s is offering a “Dark History Tour” exploring a variety of infamous and legendary tales throughout South Carolina’s history. Discover the true story of Columbia’s catacombs, a series […]

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Free Sundays Presented by Still Hopes | Robert Mills House

The Historic Robert Mills House 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia

Residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for FREE once a month thanks to Still Hopes! This month’s featured house is the Robert Mills House. Now named the Robert Mills House in honor of its famous designer, this Classical Revival mansion was once known as the Ainsley […]

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Dark History Tours

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

Educator led guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Self-guided tours available throughout the day Get ready for a special kind of history tour! The State Museum’s is offering a “Dark History Tour” exploring a variety of infamous and legendary tales throughout South Carolina’s history. Discover the true story of Columbia’s catacombs, a series […]

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Dark History Tours

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

Educator led guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Self-guided tours available throughout the day Get ready for a special kind of history tour! The State Museum’s is offering a “Dark History Tour” exploring a variety of infamous and legendary tales throughout South Carolina’s history. Discover the true story of Columbia’s catacombs, a series […]

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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 […]

$1.00
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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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South Carolina Oyster Festival

The Historic Robert Mills House 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia

The 25th annual South Carolina Oyster Festival will take place on the grounds of Robert Mills and Hampton-Preston. Steamed oysters will be for sale by the bucket. You’ll also be able to enjoy oyster shooters, fried oysters, and oyster gumbo! All of these delicious dishes will be available for purchase once inside the festival. If oysters are not your […]

$10.00
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Free Sundays Presented by Still Hopes | Mann-Simons Site

Mann-Simons Site 1403 Richland Street, Columbia

Every third Sunday of the month, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour of one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for just FREE! This month, visit the exhibits at the Mann-Simons Site, the home to the same African-American family for nearly 130 years.

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