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.

Event Series Main Street Food Tour

Main Street Food Tour

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

Columbia Food Tours offers a food tour on Main Street and it's a 2.5 - 3 hour walking food tour throughout downtown Columbia, South Carolina. You will learn about the Capital City, as well as try the local cuisine from 5-7 of the best locally owned restaurants. We welcome tourists and locals alike to come […]

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Prosperity’s Holiday Shoppers Walk and Tree Lighting

Prosperity, SC SC

Shop downtown Prosperity merchants and outdoor vendors throughout the afternoon and stay for the Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:30pm! Live entertainment will begin at 3pm and Santa will be visiting Dixie Heartpine from 5-7pm.

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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden – Wild Lights

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia

Join us for an all-new lights experience at Riverbanks! (Formerly Lights Before Christmas) Stroll through the Zoo and discover nearly 60 larger-than-life handcrafted lanterns inspired by nature. From pollinators and plants to endangered (and even extinct) animals, guests will be dazzled by awe-inspiring illuminations around every turn. Plus, enjoy interactive activities, fun photo ops, and […]

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Cayce Historical Museum’s Christmas Traditions: Olde & New

Cayce Historic Museum 1800 12th Street, Cayce

Christmas Traditions: Olde and New will be a night for citizens and guests to explore the Cayce Historical Museum’s historical attractions. The museum will be open for all to see our exhibits and trees decorated by local community groups. Live musicians spread holiday cheer throughout the building and Santa's Workshop. This year's entertainments include a lantern tour presentation […]

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Event Series Fireflies Holiday Lights

Fireflies Holiday Lights

Segra Park 1640 Freed Street, Columbia

See over one million lights, experience themed areas, holiday shopping, great food and see Santa at Segra Park at night! The Fireflies Holiday Lights are back for 2023! This holiday season, Segra Park will be decked out with over one million LED lights, featuring 10 themed areas, on 42 nights throughout November and December. Fireflies […]

$10.00 – $12.00
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Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park

Saluda Shoals Park EAST 6071 St Andrews Road, Columbia

The Midlands Largest Drive-Through Light Show! Experience the magic as Saluda Shoals Park comes alive in millions of sparkling lights. Journey through more than two miles of lights featuring colorful, animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! Create lasting family memories this year at Holiday Lights on the River. HOLIDAY LIGHTS ACTIVITIES (included with admission) […]

$25 – $75.00
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Event Series Little Bethlehem – Gilbert, SC

Little Bethlehem – Gilbert, SC

Little Town of Bethlehem Site - Gilbert, SC 403 Peach Festival Road, Gilbert

“Come and see, come and see! The Savior has been born!” The shepherds ran through the streets of Bethlehem, bringing the Good News on a long ago, starry night. A little history of Little Bethlehem: First Baptist Church of Gilbert embarked on a creative and new Christmas venture in 2007. The mission plan was a […]

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Event Series First Sunday – SC State Museum $1 Admission

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!   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 floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology, including […]

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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

On the third Sunday of the month, residents of Richland and Lexington counties are invited to tour of one of Historic Columbia’s house museums for FREE thanks to Richland County, with support from HC Board Liaison, Councilwoman Gretchen Barron! This month, visit the Hampton-Preston Mansion.

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Snowball Festival – Town of Lexington

Icehouse Amphitheater 107 West Main Street, Lexington

Join the Town of Lexington for this year's Snowball Festival Carnival at the Icehouse Amphitheater! Due to the possibility of rain in the forecast this weekend, the Town of Lexington is making changes to the original schedule for the annual Snowball Festival, held at the Icehouse Amphitheater located at 107 W. Main Street, Lexington: Thursday, […]

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