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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.

Drink Small and SC Blues Day at the SC State Museum

SC State Museum 301 Gervais Street, Columbia

Spend a special day with ColaJazz Foundation and the State Museum celebrating South Carolina Blues music and honoring the 90th birthday of legendary South Carolina musician Drink Small! Guests will enjoy: Special mini-exhibition of Drink Small instruments and career memorabilia Kids craft activity Screening of the documentary, Maybe Next Week Sometime at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.* […]

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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 […]

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Full Moon Hike

Sesquicentennial State Park 9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia

Full Moon Hike AT SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK Head out to Sesquicentennial State Park and experience the trails like never before - by the light of the full moon. During this guided 2-mile hike participants will look and listen to the forest at night. This program is designed for ages 10 and older. Children must be […]

$5.00
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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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Nature Discovery Walk at Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park 100 National Park Road, Hopkins

Join a volunteer park naturalist for a guided hike on the park's boardwalk trail to learn about the amazing flora and fauna that calls Congaree National Park home! * Things To Know * All participants must have a reservation in order to join the guided hike. This guided hike is limited to a maximum of 25 […]

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Recurring Event Big Tree Hike at Congaree National Park

Big Tree Hike at Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park 100 National Park Road, Hopkins

Join Volunteer Park Naturalist John Cely for a guided hike to some of the park's big trees! * Things To Know * All participants must have a reservation in order to join the guided hike. This guided hike is limited to a maximum of 25 participants During the guided walk, participants should maintain social distance from […]

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Puppy Pals Live! at the Historic Newberry Opera House

Newberry Opera House 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry

Newberry is home to the historic Newberry Opera House, where performers from all over the world take center stage in Lake Murray Country! Straight from America's Got Talent, The Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show is a hilarious presentation for the whole family! Featuring rescued dogs, Puppy Pals is an over-the-top tale of what can […]

$10.00
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The Annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival

City Roots Farm 1005 Airport Blvd., Columbia

Laissez les bons temps rouler and celebrate Mardi Gras with the benevolent society of the Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya sponsored by Abita Brewing Company! The 13th annual Mardi Gras Columbia Festival and parade will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at City Roots Farm. The event will feature: -A parade to kick things off on […]

$5.00
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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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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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Murders and Mysteries Walking Tour

Icehouse Amphitheater 107 West Main Street, Lexington

The Lexington County Museum will offer its free “Murders and Mysteries” walking tour of downtown Lexington. This tour is a great way to learn about the history of the town and hear some very interesting stories along the way. Attendees will learn about some of the murders, trials, and other crimes that occurred on Lexington’s […]

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