Saturday, March 31, 2012

Columbia South Carolina April 2012 Events

Happy April Everyone!
There are lots of exciting events coming up this month right here in Columbia, South Carolina. Whether you are looking for a family fun event, a romantic evening with your loved one, a fantastic music scene, or an outdoor action adventure, Columbia is the place to be. Take a glance at these April 2012 Columbia Events and start making plans with family and friends today! Visiting from out of town? Take advantage of our special hotel deals!

Easter Activities
Celebrate Easter weekend with friends and family at the Village Church Easter Eggstravaganza at the Jeep Rogers YMCA! There will be a soccer field with 15,000 eggs, an appearance from the Easter Bunny, free hot dog lunch, goody bags, and more!

Featured Events
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is hosting a spectacular Wine Tasting Event at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Enjoy fine wines, savory light bites, and live jazz at this special Columbia event. Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Why not go shopping to support a great cause? That's right! You can shop AND raise money for a great Columbia organization. The Belk Charity Sale is coming up on April 21, 2012. Buy your entrance ticket today for only $5.00 and enjoy four hours of 20%-70% discounts on almost all items including rarely discounted brands. Proceeds from this event will be donated to charity!

Family Friendly Fun
Create a memorable experience for your entire family! Plan to attend some of Columbia's favorite kid friendly events coming up during the month of April 2012. The season is finally here for The Big Mo: Monetta Drive-In Theatre! Every weekend, visitors can catch a double feature at The Big Mo. Just park your car, tune in to The Big Mo radio station and enjoy a double feature of your choice. Interested in visiting one of Columbia's favorite museums? Check out the Body Worlds Vital Exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum. This blockbuster exhibit is coming to an end on April 15th, so hurry and plan your visit today! Perhaps you and your family are in love with the magical world of Disney. Some of Disney's favorite characters will be hanging out in Columbia this month. Woody, Buzz, and their friends in Toy Story 3 will be performing on ice at the Colonial Life Arena. Disney On Ice: Toy Story 3 will be in town from April 12 - 15, 2012 so get your tickets today. Finally, if you and your kids love animals of all kinds, we invite you to enjoy the Exotic Bird Fair
at Jamil Temple on April 21, 2012.

Music and Film
If you love to listen to music, Kemopalooza is the place to be on April 19, 2012. There will be food, an auction, and live music entertainment. Enjoy great music, great barbeque, and learn more about Camp Kemo Programs. Don Russo and Blue Dogs will be providing the 2012 music entertainment at Kemopalooza! Enjoy an evening of musical fun and then join Nickelodeon Theatre for an eleven day film festival. The Indie Grits Festival is a juried film festival that was designed to empower all levels of Southern filmmakers with an independent mentality and far-reaching artistic scope. The Indie Grits Festival will be from April 19-29, 2012.

Outdoor Action Adventures
For those of you that love the outdoors and a good physical challenge, we invite you to JA's Twilight 5K Run coming up on April 6, 2012. Afterwards, there will be an award ceremony at the Publick House. Top runners will be recognized at the ceremony.

There is a show, activity, or social gathering for people of all ages and interests this month here in Columbia, South Carolina. Check out our Upcoming Events page to find additional April events. Start planning today and let us know if you have any questions about these spectacular Columbia events!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Big Mo - Monetta Drive-In Theatre

Have you ever watched a movie under the stars? The Big Mo, Monetta Drive-In Theatre offers a unique movie experience that is fun for the entire family. Every weekend during Spring, Summer, and Fall, The Big Mo offers double features for the price of one single movie. Don't miss out on this authentic drive-in experience. There is nothing else like watching a movie under the stars with your friends, significant other, or the entire family!

Photo of Big Monetta Drive In Theatre Logo near Columbia South Carolina

The Big Mo: Monetta Drive-In Theatre
5822 Columbia Highway North
Monetta, South Carolina 29105
Upcoming Shows

The Big Mo visitors can choose from 3 double features every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Spring, Summer, and Fall months! Movies start at dusk and the gates open 1.5 to 2 hours before show time. The best part? Visitors get to watch two movies for the price of one. Guests are invited to sit in their vehicles, or bring chairs and sit outside of their vehicle. Just tune your radio to the appropriate station for clear stereo sound right from your vehicle. Movies are just $7.00 for adults (12 and over) and $4.00 for kids (4-11 years old). Tickets are FREE for kids 3 and under.

In addition to this one of a kind movie experience, visitors will enjoy the full service concession stand that offers delicious snacks such as pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage dogs, corn dogs, BBQ sandwiches, nachos, popcorn, ice cream, soft drinks, and more. Bringing the entire family along? There is a special play area for kids and trivia contests during intermission that give visitors the chance to win free food and other valuable prizes. Plus, if you sign up for Monetta Drive-In's Frequent Star Gazer card, you can earn free food!

This is truly a unique movie experience that promises to entertain the entire family. Check out upcoming shows and drive-in details on The Big Mo website so that you can start planning your next movie adventure today!

If you will be visiting from out of town to experience this exciting Columbia attraction, we invite you to stay with one of our hotel partners after the show! Visit the Columbia SC Events website for a list of additional upcoming events and turn your trip into weekend getaway!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Columbia South Carolina 2012 St. Patrick's Day Events

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and Columbia, South Carolina plans to celebrate the luck of the Irish in style. Check out these exciting St. Patrick's Day events listed below and tell us how you will be spending your 2012 St. Patrick's Day! Visiting Columbia for the weekend? Check out special hotel discounts offered by our local hotel partners. We look forward to seeing you at these special holiday events!

St. Patty's Day Bash at Lake Carolina
March 16, 2012 at 6:00PMJoin Lake Carolina as they celebrate St. Patty's Day. Start with a 1 mile kids bike race throughout Harborside and then enjoy live music, green beer, food, fun, and prizes in Town Center. Registration is $10.00 and you get a t-shirt, medal, and pictures on the podium.

Get to the Green 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk
March 17, 2012 at 8:00AM
Make a grand entrance into this year's St. Pat's in Five Points festival by participating in the Midlands' largest road race. All participants will receive entry into the festival, the official race t-shirt, and green St. Pat's Troll Hair!

St. Pat's in Five Points
March 17, 2012 from 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Join us in Five Points to celebrate the luck of the Irish at this celebration that welcomes over 40,000 people to Columbia, South Carolina every year. Guests can look forward to a Chik-fil-A St. Pat's Parade, Wachovia Children's Carnival, Musical Entertainment, and more.

Shaggin' on Santee
March 17, 2012 at Noon
Shag enthusiasts of all levels and experience will get a chance to show their love for the South Carolina state dance in this special area of the St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. Shag lessons and demonstrations will be offered by the Capital City Shag Club on the outside dance floor.

The British Bulldog Pub
March 17, 2012

Enjoy drink specials, giveaways, and live music at The British Bulldog Pub to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Limited edition t-shirts will be available for only $20!

We invite you to join us at any and all of these exciting holiday events to celebrate the luck of the Irish on March 17, 2012!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events