Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Year's Eve in Columbia South Carolina

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Columbia South Carolina with fireworks, concerts and delicious food at South Carolina's premier New Year's Eve Celebration!


Ring in the New Year at the Famously Hot New Year Celebration in Columbia, SC! ZZ Ward, Kool & The Gang and Weaving the Fate will be on the 2013 Famously Hot stage and an incredible fireworks show will light up the sky at midnight! Celebrating New Year's Eve in Columbia SC with the kids? Check out Columbia's only ball drop for kids at EdVenture Children's Museum! Columbia, South Carolina is getting ready to celebrate New Year's Eve bigger and better than we ever have before. Join us in Columbia to join in on the excitement!

Featured New Year's Eve Event:


Famously Hot New Year Celebration in Columbia SC
December 31, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Ring in the New Year at Columbia, South Carolina's premiere New Year's Eve event! Tens of thousands of people will celebrate the New Year right in the middle of downtown Columbia. ZZ Ward, Kool & The Gang and Weaving the Fate will hit the Famously Hot stage this year! This incredible street festival is going to be bigger and better than ever with food from Columbia's street vendors, a concert and a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the sky behind the State House. Join people from all over the country and across the world to ring in 2014 at this exciting Columbia event!

Famously Hot New Year's Eve Hotel Packages:
The Staybridge Suites Downtown, located just blocks away from the Famously Hot New Year's Celebration, is offering special New Year's Eve hotel packages starting as low as $109 per night. The Staybridge New Year's package includes champagne, chocolates, hot breakfast, parking and a late check out! Call the Staybridge Suites today at 866-406-4650 and ask for the New Year's Special! The Wingate Harbison, located in Columbia's largest shopping district is also offering a New Year's Package. Call the Wingate today at 800-826-5570 and ask for the New Year's Special! The Wingate New Year's package includes a bottle of champagne, free parking and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet!

Additional New Year's Eve Events:


New Year's Eve at Noon
December 31, 2013
Get ready for Columbia's only ball drop for kids! Doors open at 9AM with activities celebrating New Year's Eve around the world! As the countdown to noon begins, a giant illuminated ball descends and lands at the foot of EDDIE, kicking off the biggest mid-day celebration in town. Free with museum admission!

New Year's Eve at Social Bar and Lounge
December 31, 2013 from 8PM - 2AM
Celebrate the New Year with BORGEOUS at Social Bar and Lounge! What better way to bring in the New Year than with your Social Family and Borgeous?

Ruth's Chris Steak House
924-A Senate Street, Columbia, SC | 803-212-6666
Ruth's Chris Steak House will be open from 11AM - Midnight on December 31, 2013. Celebrate this exciting holiday with family and friends at one of Columbia's finest restaurants! Give them a call today to reserve your table!

Happy New Year!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Columbia SC 2013 Holiday Events

Columbia SC holiday events include Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Snowville at EdVenture Museum, Bill Gaither at the Colonial Life Arena, the Famously Hot New Year Celebration and more!


Columbia South Carolina Christmas events and holiday celebrations feature light displays, fireworks, ice skating, holiday music and more! Enjoy almost one million holiday lights at Riverbanks Zoo's Lights Before Christmas event, ice skate at Boyd Plaza, eat breakfast with Santa at Richland Mall and sing along to holiday favorites at the SC Philharmonic Holiday Pops concert! When the holiday season comes to an end, ring in the New Year at the Famously Hot New Year's Eve Celebration - the Southeast's Premiere New Year's event! Mark your calendar today so that you can enjoy all of Columbia's holiday festivities.

Visiting from out of town to experience Christmas in Columbia? Contact our Columbia hotel partners today to enjoy comfortable accommodations, free hot breakfast and more!

2013 Columbia SC Holiday Events:


Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
Now - December 30, 2013
Closed November 28, December 24 & 25, 2013
Riverbanks Zoo presents Lights Before Christmas - Columbia's longest running holiday tradition! Enjoy nearly one million twinkling lights, countless animated images, dazzling Music In Motion Lights Spectacular, nightly visits with Santa and a Jingle Bell Bonfire! Delicious festive foods including hot cocoa, marshmallows and other festive foods will be available for purchase. Call 803-779-8717 for more details.

Snowville at EdVenture
Now - February 23, 2014
Dive into a winter world where children and the young at heart can experience a fantastical place where every day is a snow day! Climb Mount EdVerest, explore an ice cave or get the chills in a blizzard simulator. Tube down Sled Hill, a 25 foot long ride down a slippery hill giving visitors a wintry experience not normally found in the South. Join a team in the ice hockey rink or test your aim with the snowball blaster. This event is FREE with EdVenture museum admission. Click here for additional information.

Saluda Shoals presents Holiday Lights
November 27 - December 31, 2013
Saluda Shoals Park will come alive in a blaze of more than a million sparkling lights. Holiday Lights on the River features over 400 themed, animated light displays on a two-mile loop of the Park. Enjoy the Dazzling Dancing Forest, the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail, the Winter Wonder Ride and more. Plus, enjoy delicious holiday treats at the concession stands including s'mores, hot chocolate and hot cider. Click here for additional information.

The Nutcracker in Columbia SC
November 27 - December 1, 2013 at Township Auditorium
December 6 - 8, 2013 at Koger Center for the Arts
Carolina Ballet invites you to enjoy a fantastic production of 'The Nutcracker' over Thanksgiving Weekend. Purchase tickets today to join audiences from all over the country at Township Auditorium for this exciting Columbia event!
December 6 - 8, 2013, Columbia Classical Ballet will feature this wonderful classic, performed to Tchaikovsky's memorable score. Purchase The Nutcracker tickets today to make wonderful holiday memories with family and friends.

Main Street Ice
November 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014
That's right! You can ice skate on a spectacular ice skating rink, right here in Columbia, South Carolina. Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends ice skating at Boyd Plaza! The Main Street Ice at Boyd Plaza will be open seven days a week. Hours will vary daily. Contact the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation at 803-545-3100 for more information.

Christmas in Cayce
December 5, 2013 - Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 5 - 31, 2013 - Lights of Cayce
December 6, 2013 - Carols Along the Riverwalk
December 7, 2013 - War Between the States Lantern Tours
December 7, 2013 - Cayce Historical Museum Holiday Open House
Celebrate Christmas in Cayce at these spectacular, FREE holiday events! Kick off the Christmas in Cayce Celebrations at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy the magic of thousands of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at Cayce City Hall's 'Lights of Cayce' event running til the end of December. Listen to Carols Along the Riverwalk, watch scenes from the great American war come to life at the War Between the States Lantern Tours and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas at the 24th Annual Holiday Open House. Christmas in Cayce events feature something for people of all ages and interests this December 2013! Call 803-550-9520 for more information.

Bill Gaither Christmas Homecoming
December 6, 2013 at 7PM
Celebrate the holidays with a full evening of entertainment and meaningful music brought to you by the best-loved voices in gospel music. This musical event at the Colonial Life Arena hosted by Bill Gaither and featuring the Homecoming friends is a must-see Columbia celebration! It will leave you encouraged, grateful and most certainly smiling. Call 803-576-9200 for ticket information.

Breakfast With Santa
December 7, 2013 at Richland Mall
December 21, 2013 at the Hampton-Preston Mansion
Join Columbia Children's Theatre at the Richland Mall Food Court on December 7, 2013 at 9:00AM for holiday activities, breakfast and photos with Santa himself! At 10AM, guests can head upstairs for the 10:30 performance of "Ho! Ho! Ho!". Tickets for breakfast and the show are only $12! Interested in meeting a Victorian Santa Claus? Historic Columbia invites you to a continental breakfast in the cozy Carriage House at the Hampton-Preston Mansion on December 21, 2013. Listen to seasonal music, enjoy a delicious meal, view the decorated hall of the Hampton-Preston Mansion, see a Victorian Christmas tree, make a holiday craft and take your picture with their Victorian Santa Claus! Tickets are $12 for adults, $3 for youth (4-12) and FREE for children 3 and under. Call 803-252-1770 to purchase tickets today!

Harborside Lights
December 13, 2013 from 6PM - 9PM
Experience the holiday magic at Lake Carolina's 11th Annual Harborside Lights. See the Village Green and Town Center glow with thousands of twinkling lights and luminaries. Enjoy musical entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, holiday treats, millions of twinkling lights, over sixteen hundred luminaries and many decorated trees! Call 803-736-5253 for more information about this FREE Columbia event.

SC Philharmonic perform Holiday Pops
December 15, 2013 at 2PM
With sleigh bells and sing-a-longs, the Holiday Pops returns! Enjoy timeless holiday favorites performed by The South Carolina Philharmonic, under the musical direction of the magnetic Morihiko Nakahara. The orchestra will play classic songs of the season and scores from popular holiday movies, Christmas Carols and more. Call 803-407-5011 for more details.

Famously Hot New Year Celebration
December 31, 2013
Celebrate the start of a brand new year at the Southeast's Premiere New Year's Eve Celebration! Enjoy everything that you would expect to find at a first-class New Year's party, right in the middle of downtown Columbia. ZZ Ward, Kool & The Gang and Weaving the Fate will perform LIVE on the 2013 Famously Hot Stage!

Visiting from out of town for the Famously Hot New Year's Celebration? Contact the Staybridge Suites Columbia Downtown at 866-406-4650 or the Wingate Harbison at 800-826-5570 to book their New Year's Special!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 in Columbia South Carolina

Celebrate Thanksgiving 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina with holiday festivities, delicious Thanksgiving Dinners and the Carolina Clemson football game!


Race against family and friends in the Turkey Day 5k, skate on real ice at Boyd Plaza and cheer on the Gamecocks while they challenge Clemson at Williams-Brice Stadium! Plus, Columbia SC restaurants are serving delicious Thanksgiving Dinners for all to enjoy. Celebrate this special November holiday with the people you love most - right here in Columbia, South Carolina!

Visiting Columbia from out of town for the holidays? Take advantage of incredible discount rates from our local hotel partners!

Thanksgiving Events in Columbia SC:


Turkey Day 5K & Family Fun Run
November 28, 2013 at 8:45AM
The Turkey Day 5k is held on Thanksgiving Day, every year in Columbia, SC. Now in its ninth year, is a 3.1 mile run through downtown Columbia that begins and ends at the Colonial Life Arena. Turkey Day 5K proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands through scholarship contributions and program supplies. Call 803-231-3300 for more information.

Main Street Ice at Boyd Plaza
November 28, 2013 - January 2014
Kick off your winter season by going ice skating at Boyd Plaza! The City of Columbia and Magic Ice USA invite you to the big opening of Main Street Ice at Boyd Plaza on Thanksgiving Day! The rink will be open seven days a week through January 20, 2014. (Closed on Christmas Day) Skating costs $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Head to the skating rink to celebrate this wonderful holiday season!

Carolina vs. Clemson - A Thanksgiving Tradition!
November 30, 2013
Thanksgiving weekend is an exciting time of year in Gamecock Country! Visit Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2013 to cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks football team as they challenge their big rival Clemson. Arrive early to tailgate with family and friends in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds before heading into the stadium to watch the game! Click here for additional information about the 2013 South Carolina Gamecock Football season.

Thanksgiving Day Dinners in Columbia SC:


Garibaldi Cafe 
2013 Greene Street, Columbia, SC | 803-771-8888
Serving Thanksgiving Dinner from 12PM - 8PM

Ruth's Chris
924-A Senate Street, Columbia, SC | 803-212-6666
Serving Thanksgiving Dinner from 11AM - 10PM

Harper's
700 Harden Street, Columbia, SC | 803-252-2222

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November 2013 Events in Columbia SC

Columbia SC presents Veterans Day events, University of South Carolina Football games, festivals, races, shows and more!


Cheer on the Gamecocks football team at Williams-Brice Stadium, listen to FREE live music at the 19th Annual Blues Festival, enjoy delicious food at the Chili Cook Off in Five Points and honor those who have served in the military at Columbia's Veterans Day Parade this November 2013! This is just a glimpse of the fun and excitement coming up in Columbia, SC. Check out the November 2013 events list below and mark your calendar today so that you can enjoy these spectacular Columbia events!

Visiting from out of town? Our Columbia hotel partners provide comfortable accommodations, unique amenities and excellent discount rates. Contact these Columbia hotels today to make your hotel reservations!

November 2013 Columbia SC Events:


USC Football Home Games
November 2, 2013 vs Mississippi State
November 16, 2013 vs. Florida
November 23, 2013 vs. Coastal Carolina
November 30, 2013 vs. Clemson

The South Carolina Gamecocks will challenge four opponents at home this November 2013! Put on your garnet and black and head to Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on the Gamecocks! Arrive early to tailgate with family and friends in the South Carolina State Fairgrounds before kick off! Keep an eye out for Cocky the mascot while you are in Gamecock Country! Click here for the full schedule, game day details and nearby hotels.

19th Annual Blues Festival
November 9, 2013 from Noon - 10PM
Columbia's 19th Annual Blues Festival will be held at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on November 9, 2013! Nineteen years and counting, The Columbia Blues Festival keeps on rocking! Make plans to attend this FREE concert to enjoy the spunky, grassroots spirit that keeps this festival going! Bring the kinds, a blanket and some folding chairs to kick back and enjoy the music! Call 803-708-4500 for more informatoin!

Governor's Cup Road Race
November 9, 2013
Launched in 1973, the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Road Race is one of the oldest, continuously conducted road race events in the Southeast.  The 2013 event will take place on November 9, and it will feature half-marathon, 8 kilometer, 4-mile walk and kids’ cup races.  Many enhancements will be added this year! Sign up today to participate in this awesome Columbia event! Call 803-731-2100 for more information.

Chili Cook-Off in Five Points
November 9, 2013 from 11AM - 6PM

Chili enthusiasts – mark your calendars for Saturday, November 9th!  The 27th Annual Chili Cook Off will be on the 2100 block of Greene Street and we guarantee you aren’t going to want to be anywhere else that day!  As always, the event is FREE and all proceeds go to the HOPE Center and Camp Kemo.  Join us for a fun-filled, family friendly day of great music, chili and beverages!  We will have over 50 varieties that day, with all the fixins’ too! Call 803-748-7373 for more information!

Veterans Day at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
November 11, 2013 from 9AM - 5PM
Celebrate Veterans Day at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this November 2013. All active duty and retired military personnel with a military ID card receive free admission in honor of Veterans Day. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent animals from around the world and one of the nation's most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. Call 803-779-8717 for more information about Riverbanks Zoo!

35th Annual Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 2013 at 11AM
Mark your calendar so that you can attend the 2013 Veteran's Day Parade! Columbia's parade is one of the largest parades on the Southeast coast to honor service men and women for their service and commitment to the nation. The parade includes Ft. Jackson, SC National Guard, high school and military marching bands, floats, military vehicles, color guards, motorcycle clubs and more. Enjoy this FREE event with family and friends this November 2013! Call 803-543-3117 for more information.

Ignite! 2013 Celebration
November 20, 2013 from 5:15PM - 8:30PM
EngenuitySC presents the region’s annual knowledge economy celebration, co-hosted by Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, S.C., and Dr. Harris Pastides, President of USC. EngenuitySC brings together top brass executives, civic leaders, new media mavens, technology wizards, creatives and entrepreneurs for an evening of short, keynote talks by local thought leaders, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and networking, as well as live audience voting for the $5000 Ignite! 2013 Ideas contest. To reserve a table, sponsorships are available. Click here for speaker bios and more!

2013 Oxygen Ball - Midlands Dancing with the Stars
November 22, 2013 from 7PM - 11:30PM
Experience an exhilarating night unlike any other event in the Midlands of South Carolina. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, open bar and entertainment provided by professional dancers at Vista Ballroom and the Unbound Dance Company. Watch the stunning Midlands Dancing with the Stars competition as local celebrities and their professional dancing partners dazzle the audience. Call 803-779-5864 for more information.

Carolina Gem & Mineral Show
November 22-24, 2013
The 46th Annual Carolina Gem and Mineral Show will be held at Jamil Temple November 22-24, 2013! The Grand Prize will be a Tournmaline Topaz Specimen donated by PAK Designs. Adult event tickets are $5, children 16 and under are free with an adult! Plus, all military and dependents get in free! Click here for a $1 off coupon for this exciting Columbia event.

Runway Run 5K
November 23, 2013 at 10AM
The annual Runway Run first celebrated the re-opening of the main runway at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in 2010 after completing a seven-month reconstruction process. In its fourth year, there is still excitement among participants to tread on highly secured tarmac where more than 85,000 passengers take off and land each month. The 2013 Runway Run event will include a 5K (3.1 miles) and a Kids' Fun Run! Call 803-600-1800 for more information.

Jamil Shriners Craft Show

November 30, 2013 from 9AM - 5PM
December 1, 2013 from 1PM - 5PM

Mark your calendar today for the 2013 Jamil Shriners Craft Show scheduled to kick off on November 30, 2013! Visitors will find jewelry, Christmas ornaments, gift baskets, Christmas decorations, florals, candles, handpainted items, handmade soap, picture frames, holiday lights, woodcrafts, and more at this Columbia event! Admission is only $1.00 per adult!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Live Music in Columbia SC October 2013

The South Carolina State Fair, Columbia music venues and local restaurants present a month full of live music and entertainment in Columbia, South Carolina this October 2013!


Find live music and entertainment at the South Carolina State Fair and Columbia SC bars, restaurants and music venues this October 2013! The SC State Fair, Wild Wings Cafe, New Brookland Tavern and more will welcome your favorite local artists and incredible musicians from across the country this October 2013. Take a glance at the October 2013 calendar below and plan ahead with family and friends so that you can attend these LIVE performances in Columbia, SC.

Visiting Columbia to attend concerts at the SC State Fair and popular Columbia venues? Contact our local hotel partners today for excellent hotel rates and accommodations.

October 2013 Live Music Events in Columbia South Carolina:


October 15, 2013
The Protomen - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

October 18, 2013
NEEDTOBREATHE - SC State Fairgrounds - Pepsi Grandstand
The AJ Ghent Band - Wild Wings Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Jet Lag Jones - Wild Wings Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
Cover of Afternoon - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413
Dr. Roundhouse - Utopia Food & Spirits - 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522

October 19, 2013
The Temptations - SC State Fairgrounds - Pepsi Grandstand
Catching Fire - Wild Wings Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
76 and Sunny - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558

October 20, 2013
England In 1819 - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

October 21, 2013
Nemesisters - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

October 22, 2013
Pretty Lights Concert - Township Auditorium
Shai Hulud - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

October 23, 2013
Vince McKinley - Utopia Food & Spirits - 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522

October 25, 2013
Peace and Love - Wild Wings Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Dave Love - Wild Wings Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
Stagbriar - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413
Jared Gray - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Lundymusic - Utopia Food & Spirits - 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522

October 26, 2013
Tokyo Joe - Wild Wings Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Sid & Nancy's 2nd Annual Halloween Explosion - New Brookland Tavern | 803-791-4413
76 and Sunny - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558

October 27, 2013
Behold the Brave - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

October 31, 2013
Weaving the Fate - Wild Wings Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Burnt Books - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween 2013 Events in Columbia SC

Columbia South Carolina Halloween attractions include Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's Boo at the Zoo, haunted houses, corn mazes, trick or treating adventures, and more!


Test your bravery at Deceased Farm, get lost in Clinton Sease Farm's corn maze,  trick or treat at Boo at the Zoo, and experience Halloween with a science twist at EdVenture Children's Museum.

Plan ahead so that you experience all of Columbia's haunted attractions and Halloween excitement!
Whether you are searching for a good scare or a place to show off your Halloween costume, Columbia SC has a Halloween event for you!

Visiting from out of town to experience Columbia's haunted attractions and Halloween events? Make your reservations today with one of these Columbia hotels! We look forward to seeing you at Columbia's spooky events!

Halloween 2013 Columbia SC Events:


2013 Corn Maze at Clinton Sease Farm
September 20 - November 17, 2013
As you navigate our 8 acre corn maze you will find clues, pictures, and games featuring our Deep Sea Adventure theme! Maize-o-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the multi-acre puzzle. Can you find your way out? Maize Quest is a great way for families, scouts, schools, youth groups, and corporate parties to enjoy victory together! Bring your family for a weekend to remember. Hayrides are just $2 per person! After 'Getting Lost' in the Corn Maze, visit the Kiddie Corn Maze, Tire Maze, Tricyle Raceway, Cornsnake, Rubber Duck Races, Sand Pile, "Spookley & His Friends Storybook Maze", South Carolina's Original Marshmallow Maze, John Deere combine slide, pumpkin bowling, giant forty foot slide, wooden playground area and much, much more. Click here for additional information. 

Deceased Farm Haunted Attraction
September 27 & 28, 2013
October 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 24-27 and 30-31, 2013
November 1 & 2, 2013

Featuring two complete haunted houses, Deceased Farm is fast becoming the Midland’s premiere haunted attraction. Spend the day wandering the corn maze at Clinton Sease Farm and when darkness falls come next door to test your bravery in one or both attractions. The main haunt encompasses 3 buildings that are crammed full of state of the art props and sets inhabited by over 30 live characters surrounded by a 2 acre haunted corn maze. In Deceased in 3-D, you wear a pair of 3-D glasses just like you get at the movies, but that's where the comparison ends. Once you enter the doors you will be astonished at the incredibly detailed artwork and props that have been created by world renowned artist Stuart Smith of Stuartizm Designs LLC. Deceased Farm is a very intense attraction and is NOT recomended for small children. Click here for additional information.

Gilbert House of Terror
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31
Gilbert’s #1 House of Terror started over 13 years ago. It started with three rooms and two actors and was called Bill’s Grill’s Haunted House. As each year has passed, something new has been added; whether it was rooms or actors. Today, Gilbert’s #1 House of Terror has grown to approximately 30 actors, 13 rooms, and 9 nights of fright. Each year brings something new! Are you ready for another frightful year? If so, we’ll see you in the house! Happy Haunting!!

Hall of Horrors
October 4-5, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31
November 1, 2013

James and Mary-Anne Valdeese were struggling artists who owned their own art gallery, but due to the unconventional nature of their work, business was extremely slow. In hopes of offsetting their son's growing medical costs and the lack of income from their failing art business, the family became the new proprietors of the once famous Trower Inn. The family did not realize it's grimm history and due to it's paranormal past, business never really got off the ground. The family seemed to transform into a cold and distant bunch. Weary passers who didn't know better would stay at the hotel. Those lucky enough to flee in the middle of hte night would report seeing shadowy figures in hallways, screams coming from the walls, and more terrifying experiences. Do you have what it takes to spend a night at the Trower Inn? Book online here today!

Boo at the Zoo - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
October 18 - 30, 2013
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden presents 13 wild nights of family fun to celebrate the Halloween season in Columbia, South Carolina! Featured attractions include the Trick-or-Treat Trail, Moonlight Magic with Ray, a Nightly Costume Parade, a Marshmallow Roast, a Haunted Carousel, a Mysterious Maze and more. Tickets are $9 and children 2 and under are free! Call 803-779-8717 for more information.

Tricks and Treats at the South Carolina State Museum
October 19, 2013 from 11AM - 4PM
This year, the annual family-friendly Halloween event will be Egyptian-themed to celebrate the blockbuster exhibition, “Tutankhamun: Return of the King.” There will be a haunted Halloween party with games and prizes, Egyptian games, a scavenger hunt, crafts, balloon art and much more! Come in costume for “Tricks and Treats” and receive $1 OFF regular Museum admission! PLUS, if you dress like and Egyptian or in Egyptian theme and be entered to win a King Tut prize pack. Call 803-898-4952 for ticket information.

Spooktacular Night at the CMA
October 19, 2013 from 5PM - 9PM
As darkness falls, the Columbia Museum of Art transforms into a Spooktacular place filled with ghosts, art, music and goodies. Explore the galleries by taking a 'spooky'-themed tour and participating in a haunted gallery hunt, as well as creating Halloween art. Buy a burger for dinner from the Pawley’s food truck on the plaza. At the stroke of 7:00, enjoy a performance by Lunch Money followed by a trip to the Garden of Curiosities. Call 803-799-2810 for more information.

Dracula: Ballet with a Bite
October 24 - 26, 2013
Already known as the coolest dance show yet to play the Koger Center, Columbia City Ballet’s Dracula: Ballet With A Bite returns with new blood for this “must see” Halloween favorite. Count Dracula and his Brides of Darkness are back with new choreography, costumes and palpitating music in this cutting-edge production. Dracula is always a favorite with its haunting visuals, graphic special effects and pulsating rock/jazz musical score composed by the late Thomas E. Semanski. Call 803-251-2222 for ticket information.

Beakers and Broomsticks at EdVenture Museum
October 25, 26, 29 & 31, 2013 from 5:30PM - 8PM
Celebrate creepy thrills and science skills during EdVenture's annual Halloween Celebration! Join us for five nights of Halloween with a science twist - mad experiments and creepy labs! Enjoy trick or treat stations, costume contests, and spooky science demonstrations. On Halloween night, spooktacular activities include Pumpkin Chunking and the Slime Factory. Free with museum admission. Some fee-based activities will be available. Call 803-779-3100 for more information.

Southern Atlantic Paranormal Charity Haunted Trail
October 25 & 26, 2013 from 7PM to 1AM
October 31, 2013 from 7PM to Midnight

Southern Atlantic Paranormal will be hosting a charity Haunted Trail for Harvest Hope Food Bank Oct 25, 26 and 31. Donation of can food products is the cost of admission to this event. Warning - this area has not been checked for zombies! This event will be very scary and may not be appropriate for children 10 and under. The trail does require some crawling. If you are not physically capable, please do not participate. Click here for additional information.

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 2013 Columbia South Carolina Events

Columbia SC September 2013 events feature Columbia festivals, theatrical performances, college football games, and outdoor adventures! 

 

September 2013 Columbia SC events include Viva La Vista, Riverbanks Zoofari, the Columbia Freedom Festival, a Color Me Rad 5K, and a USC football game against Vanderbilt! Mark your calendar so that you can attend these exciting upcoming events in Columbia, SC!

Visiting from out of town? Contact our Columbia hotel partners today to make your reservations at one of Columbia's premier hotels! We look forward to seeing you at these exciting September 2013 events!

Columbia SC September 2013 Events:


Bourbon and Bowties
September 5, 2013 from 6-9PM
To celebrate the final days of the popular traveling exhibition, Between the Springmaid Sheets, the Museum is hosting “Bourbon & Bowties,” an event that will honor the inspiring true story of the Springs Cotton Mills, as well as local entrepreneurs and artisans.This Columbia event features specialty cocktails and cuisine from Bourbon Columbia, signature take-home event glasses made by Mr. B's Sustainable Glassworks from recycled wine bottles, the final showing of the Between the Springmaid Sheets exhibition, South Carolina made bowties for demo, sale and auction, bow tying lessons, and a silent auction!

Viva La Vista
September 7, 2013 from 11AM - 5PM
Viva La Vista is Columbia's premier food festival located in the heart of the Congaree Vista in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Covering nearly four city blocks, the festival spans Lincoln Street from Lady to Senate and parts of Gervais Street.The event celebrates the fall with lots of live music, beverages and, of course, a taste of The Vista’s most popular restaurants. This is a wallet friendly event! Walk the Vista streets and sample food from more than 20 restaurants in the Vista, as well as, kids entertainment and much more!

Columbia Marionette Theatre presents Dino Tales
September 7 & 14, 2013
Your imagination takes you back to prehistoric times; to a land of volcanoes, huge insects, and dinosaurs! Watch as a brother and sister parasaur first hatch and venture away from their nest. They encounter many creatures, big and small, and find friends in surprising places. But will they make it back to their nest safely? This is an original CMT story, featuring some of our largest and most colorful marionettes ever! Call 803-252-7366 for ticket information!

University of South Carolina vs Vanderbilt

September 14, 2013
The USC Gamecocks football team will challenge Vanderbilt on September 14, 2013! Join Cocky at Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on the Gamecocks during the second home game of the 2013 season! Wear garnet and black to support your favorite college football team!

Moonlight Paddle with Get Your Gear On
September 19, 2013
Columbia, South Carolina's Get Your Gear On presents a unique way to see the full moon!Take a paddle on the Congaree! Placid stretches of river alternate with a few easy rapids and views of the town and bridges. Don’t miss this unique and romantic adventure. Lots of scenery, and night views make this a rewarding experience for people of all skill levels.

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington

September 20, 2013
Township Auditorium presents Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington on September 20, 2013. Doors will open at 7PM and the show will begin at 8PM. Ticket prices range from $39.50 - $49.50 per ticket. Call 803-576-2350 for ticket information!

Riverbanks Zoofari in Columbia SC
September 27, 2013
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is the throwing the wildest fundraiser in town on September 27, 2013! Get your tickets today for Zoofari to take an evening stroll through the zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, delight in savory cuisine and cool cocktails, and bid on one of a kind silent and live auction items. There will also be live entertainment, a behind the scenes tour, and up close animal encounters! Call 803-779-8717 for ticket information.

Columbia Freedom Festival

September 28, 2013 at 11:00AM
Columbia Freedom Festival is a Christian Music Festival featuring the "I Need You Now" Tour with Plumb and special guests, Mikeschair, & Josh Wilson. Also performing ...The Advice, Lightswitch, 3 Shades of Blue, and Last Flight Out. This is an event for the whole family, with activities for all such as Carnival Rides, petting zoo, Facepainting, mini-clinics hosted by the Wild life and Hunting Reserves and even rocket building. Don't forget all of your favorite festival foods as well! Join us at Finley Park for this exciting Columbia event!

Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament
September 28, 2013
The Bella Italia Lodge 2808-Columbia hosts this event each year to increase awareness of the local Italian community - its heritage and culture. Taking place in the heart of downtown Columbia, visitors enjoy a day of free entertainment, great Italian foods and refreshments, dancing, a display of classic Italian autos, an Italian market, and much more! Free admission & free entertainment!

Color Me Rad 5K
September 28, 2013
Color Me Rad is coming to Columbia with a tsunami of color that'll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live. Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, rad blasters, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.So stop running from the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly bears, and start running FOR something at this year's Color Me Rad. Run for the heck of it.

Weekend Getaway in South Carolina:


S H E Charleston
September 27 - 29, 2013 at 10AM
Charleston SC presents SHE…The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend! The SHE image and fresh features promise a buzz-worthy experience. The 3-day affair will be brimming with vendors, celebs and local leaders in fashion, beauty, cooking, entertainment, crafts and healthy living. SHE is a party, a culinary experience, a learning opportunity and a shopping spree all rolled in to one. With fashion shows, demonstrations, giveaways, celebrity appearances and hundreds of mini boutiques, SHE Charleston is the ultimate girls’ weekend for the Lowcountry – a celebration of everything woman. Click here for a list of Charleston hotels located near this exciting Charleston event!

Columbia SC Events
Danielle Snyder

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2013 Carolina Gamecock Football

The South Carolina Gamecock football schedule features seven home games at Williams-Brice Stadium during the 2013 season. Purchase Gamecock football tickets, plan your tailgate, and make your Columbia hotel reservations today!


Jadeveon Clowney, Bruce Ellington, and all of your favorite South Carolina Gamecock football players will challenge North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Mississippi State, FLorida, Coastal Carolina, and Clemson at home in Williams-Brice Stadium during the 2013 College Football Season! Get your football tickets and make your hotel reservations today so that you can cheer on the Gamecocks in Columbia, South Carolina!

2013 South Carolina Gamecocks Football Schedule


8/29/13 South Carolina vs North Carolina
9/7/13 South Carolina at Georgia
9/14/13 South Carolina vs Vanderbilt
9/28/13 South Carolina at UCF
10/5/13 South Carolina vs Kentucky
10/12/13 South Carolina at Arkansas
10/19/13 South Carolina at Tennessee
10/26/13 South Carolina at Missouri
11/02/13 South Carolina vs Mississippi State
11/16/13 South Carolina vs Florida
11/23/13 South Carolina vs Coastal Carolina
11/30/13 South Carolina vs Clemson

South Carolina Gamecock Football Stadium

Williams-Brice Stadium is the official home of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks football team! This college football stadium offers seating for over 80,000 fans, a state of the art video board, and executive suites that are among the best in college football. Cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks as they challenge opponents on their home field in Columbia, South Carolina!

South Carolina Gamecock Football Parking

Gamecock Park is located at 1001 Bluff Road. This exciting, new parking lot features shaded tent zones, cable TV hookups, and more. Down the center of this lot, Garnet Way provides a route for the marching band, cheerleaders, and football team as they enter the stadium. The South Carolina State Fairgrounds located along George Rogers Blvd also provide game day parking which offers close proximity to the stadium. Contact the University of South Carolina Ticket Office at 803-777-4274 for season parking passes and additional parking information.

South Carolina Gamecock Football Accommodations

These Gamecock football hotel accommodations in Columbia, South Carolina feature free parking, free hot buffet breakfast, and free wireless internet! Each hotel offers unique amenities, a convenient location, and excellent customer service. Contact the Staybridge Suites at 866-406-4650 to stay downtown near the Vista, just minutes away from Williams-Brice Stadium. Contact the Holiday Inn Express Harbison at 877-354-7344 or the Wingate Harbison at 800-826-5570 to stay in the heart of Columbia's favorite shopping district, not far from the stadium. Contact the Hampton Inn Lexington at 800-872-9671 to be minutes away from the beautiful Lake Murray and just a shore drive away from Williams-Brice Stadium!

We look forward to seeing you at Williams-Brice Stadium this fall for the 2013 Carolina Gamecocks Football Season!

Columbia SC Events

Monday, August 5, 2013

Columbia South Carolina August 2013 Events

August 2013 Columbia SC Events feature USC Football, Justin Bieber live in concert, South Carolina Blowfish baseball games, the Main Street Latin Festival, the Vista Downtown Block Party, and more!


Visit Columbia, South Carolina this August 2013 to experience college football, Columbia baseball, a Vista Block Party, Columbia festivals, local theatrical performances and more. There are events and activities for all ages and interests this month in Columbia, SC.

Visiting from out of town? Take advantage of incredible hotel discounts from our local Columbia partners!

Columbia SC August 2013 Events:


Justin Bieber Live in Columbia SC
August 5, 2013
Bieber Fever shows no signs of letting up and will be striking at the Colonial Life Arena on August 5, 2013! As millions of fans celebrated the success of the BELIEVE album and accompanying sold-out BELIEVE world tour, global superstar Justin Bieber has announced additional 2013 shows on his headlining tour of North America. This will be Bieber’s first appearance in Columbia.

Disney's Aladdin Jr at Columbia Children's Theatre
NOW - August 11, 2013
All of your favorite characters are here in Disney's Aladdin Jr, a stage adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, your spirit will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including 'A Whole New World' and 'Friend Like Me' will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come! Click here for additional information.

SC Blowfish Baseball
August 5, 2013 at 7:05PM
Join us at Capital City Stadium for the FINAL home game of the season! Cheer on the Columbia Blowfish as they challenge Florence and celebrate with family and friends because it is Fan Appreciation Night! Call 803-254-FISH for ticket information!

Cork and Canvas at popular Columbia Restaurants
August 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 23, & 28, 2013
Enjoy a fun, social, group setting with an artist to guide you step by step in replicating the nights featured painting! By the end of the evening, you will create a fabulous piece of artwork! The artist, canvas, paint, brushes, easels, and aprons are all provided! Click here for additional information.

Moonlight Cemetery Tours
August 8, 2013  at 8PM and 8:30PM
Tour one of Columbia's oldest cemeteries! Costumed guides will lead you through Elmwood Cemetery to discuss the lives, burials, cemetery plots, and tombstones of families and prominent citizens from Columbia's 19th and 20th centuries. You will be lead through portions of the site featuring the Victorian era and several variations of cemetery art. Call 803-252-1770 ext 24 for ticket information!

Pine at Trustus Theatre
August 8, 9, & 10, 2013
Each Christmas, the White family gathers to mourn the anniversary of Colin White's death. The trouble is, Colin won't go away. A charming and funny new play about a family on the brink of chaos and the holiday guest who might push them over the edge. Call 803-254-9732 for ticket information.

Vista Downtown Block Party
August 10, 2013
Celebrate at the Vista Downtown with World of Beer and Wild Hare! Enjoy live bands, World of Beer's craft beer truck, cornhole boards, a dunk tank, and Wild Hare's annual BBQ competition! Stop by, grab a brew and some grub, and enjoy Columbia's favorite end of summer event! Click here for additional information.

Main Street Latin Festival in Columbia SC
August 24, 2013
Year after year, thousands of people fill Main Street in beautiful downtown Columbia to enjoy the sounds of salsa, meringue, reggaeton, and grupero music, folkloric dancers and Latin foods! Endorsed by the City of Columbia, the purpose of the Main Street Latin Festival is to showcase the culture and vitality of Columbia's Latin community. This is done by bringing together diverse groups of people to celebrate and share the Latin culture through its foods, arts, dances and music in a fun, family-oriented environment.

Classic Car Cruise-In & Arts Show in Columbia, SC
August 24, 2013
Visit St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on August 24, 2013 for the Classic Car Cruise-In and Arts Show! Enjoy FREE hot dogs, bottled water, drinks, door and cash prizes, and children's activities! Judging begins at 10:30AM for oldest automobile and best in show, pick-up, paint job, and more! No fee to enter! Call 803-732-2273 for more information!

Jubilee Festival of Heritage
August 24, 2013 from 11AM - 5PM
Celebrate culture and the contributions of Celia Mann and her descendants, a family who roots began with the work of a freed enslaved person and continued with the entrepreneurial spirit of her descendants! Festival activities include hands-on demonstrations from some of the region's most skilled artists and craftsmen, live musical entertainment including R&B, jazz, blues, and gospel, vendors with African-influenced and traditional merchandise, and tours of the Mann-Simons Site. FREE and open to the public!

USC Gamecock Football Season Opener
August 29, 2013
Football season is finally here! Pull out your garnet and black and head towards Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on the South Carolina Gamecocks as they challenge North Carolina for the season opener! This Thursday night game kicks off at 6:00PM. Visiting from out of town? Call one of our local hotel partners to make your hotel reservations today! Go Gamecocks!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

July 4th Fireworks and Festivals in Columbia SC

Columbia SC July 4th Celebrations feature fireworks, parades, baseball, festivals, sailing, and more!


Celebrate July 4th in Columbia, South Carolina at the Lake Murray July 4th Celebration, the Fort Jackson Independence Celebration, Columbia Blowfish Baseball games, the Lexington County Peach Festival, the Sandhills Freedom Festival, and more! There will be fireworks, delicious food, and activities for all ages this July 4, 2013! Join us in Columbia for these exciting holiday events!

Visiting Columbia for July 4th Celebrations? Contact our Columbia hotel partners today!

2013 July 4th Celebrations in Columbia SC 


Lake Murray July 4th Celebration
June 29, 2013
Kick off your July 4th Celebrations on June 29, 2013 at the beautiful Lake Murray! The day begins with a boat parade at approximately 12PM. Boats will meet at Bomb Island and head towards the Lake Murray Dam. This year's theme is Red, White, & Bling! Watch to see who wins the Grand Prize of $500! The 2013 fireworks will launch from Spence Island and Dreher Island at 9PM. Fireworks are synced to music, so tune into Cumulus Radio! Call 803-781-5940 for more information!

Columbia Blowfish Baseball
July 3, 2013 at 7:05PM - Columbia VS USC Alumni
July 4, 2013 at 7:05PM - Columbia VS Gastonia
July 5, 2013 at 7:05PM - Columbia VS Forest City
July 6, 2013 at 7:05PM - Columbia VS Fayetteville
Celebrate the 4th of July at Capital City Stadium cheering on the Columbia Blowfish! The Columbia Blowfish baseball team will challenge the USC Alumni, Gastonbia, Forest City, and Fayetteville July 3 - 6, 2013! Each night features spectacular Independence Fireworks! Get together with friends and family to cheer on the Blowfish at the ballpark over July 4th weekend! Call 803-254-3474 to purchase your tickets today!

Lexington County Peach Festival
July 4, 2013 from 8:30AM - 10PM
The Town of Gilbert will host the 55th Lexington County Peach Festival on July 4, 2013!  Festivities will kick off at 8:30AM and stretch into the night until 10PM when the day will come to a close with a dazzling display of fireworks. The Peach Pageant, Peach Parade, Live Entertainment, Art Contest, and Antique Car show are just a few of the exciting events that visitors can look forward to at this local festival! Call 803-892-5207 for more information.

Star Spangled Symphonic Salute
July 4, 2013
Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra presents the Star Spangled Symphonic Salute at Saluda Shoals Park. Enjoy a 4th of July picnic and a night-time patriotic tribute with an inspiring synchronized program of live symphonic music and laser lights. Refreshments are available for sale from concession stands, or bring your own picnic basket of goodies. Guests can bring a blanket or folding chairs for outdoor seating. The show begins at 9PM! Call 803-731-5208 for more information.

Freedom Festival at Village at Sandhill
July 4, 2013 from 1PM - 10PM
The Village at Sandhill Freedom Festival features rides, exhibits, a Mustang car show and live music! The celebration will finish off with the best fireworks show in the mid-state at 9:30PM. It's all presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union and it's all FREE! Call 803-419-0235 for more information.

Fireworks Celebration at Newberry High School
July 4, 2013
Newberry High School presents a Fireworks Celebration on July 4, 2013! This family friendly eent features games for kids and food for all ages! Activities for kids start at 6PM and the fireworks will begin at dusk. All activities are free and open to the general public. Call Newberry County Sheriff's Office at 803-321-2211 for more information.

Fort Jackson Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2013 at 9PM
The 2013 Fort Jackson Celebration of America's independence will feature music by the 282nd Army Band, a display by Soldiers in period uniforms and a 20 - 30 minute fireworks display. Arrive early to ensure the best seating. Food and drink concessions will be available at Hilton Field starting at 4PM. Click here for additional information.

Let's Go Sailing - July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2013
Lanier Sailing Academy presents Let's Go Sailing on July 4, 2013! Enjoy this unique holiday experience for just $30 per person! Let's Go Sailing cruises are 2 hour skippered sails where you can sit back and relax or help sail the boat! Call 803-317-9070 to schedule your 4th of July sail today! Hurry, spaces are limited!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Columbia SC Live Music June 2013

Columbia SC music venues, restaurants, and bars feature live music and entertainment this June 2013! 


Enjoy live music and entertainment this June 2013 at Columbia's favorite bars, restaurants, and music venues. Local musicians and amazing artists from all over the country will perform at local venues such as Wild Wing Cafe, World of Beer, Tin Roof, and more! Check out the June 2013 calendar below and plan ahead so that you can enjoy these live performances with friends!

Visiting from out of town? Make a hotel reservation today with one of our local hotel partners to see your favorite musicians perform live in Columbia!

Columbia SC Live Music - June 2013


June 13, 2013
Timmy Pierce - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
A Brighter Life - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

June 14, 2013
Genius of the Heard - Utopia Food & Spirits | 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522
Cranford & Sons - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Tokyo Joe - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
David Higgins Band - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Lauris Vidal - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
M.Y. Affliction - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

June 15, 2013
The Pentodes - Utopia Food & Spirits | 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522
Early Ray - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
David Higgins Band - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Rich Sheldon Duo - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Into The Depths

June 17, 2013
Destroyer of Light - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

June 18, 2013
Whistler - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

June 20, 2013
Daniell Polluck - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020

June 21, 2013
Done Merckle & The Blacksmiths - Utopia Food & Spirits | 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522
BPL Band - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Chick Flix - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
U-Phonik - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Charles Riley Duo - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Blackbeard's Truck - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

June 22, 2013
Black Bottom Biscuits - Utopia Food & Spirits | 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522
My Fat Richard - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Wes Wickel & Kevin Mitchum - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Charles Riley & Friends - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

June 23, 2013
Lost Wages - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

June 24, 2013
Owen - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

June 26, 2013
Homewrecker - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

June 27, 2013
The Piedmont Boys - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
The Mountain Goats - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

June 28, 2013
10 Car Pile-Up - Utopia Food & Spirits | 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522
Luke Cunningham Band - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Cover Story - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
The Tarlatans - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
The Reason Your Listening - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Weaving The Fate - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

June 29, 2013
Lundy & The Lucky 13 - Utopia Food & Spirits | 3830 Rosewood Drive | 803-782-8522
Hipslack - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
76 and Sunny! - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Garrison Blagg - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Modern Disruption - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Monday, June 3, 2013

Columbia SC Events June 2013

June 2013 Columbia SC events feature Mary J Blige & KEM at the Colonial Life Arena, WWE Smackdown, the Southeastern Piano Festival, the Rhythm on the River Concert Series, and more!


Columbia South Carolina June 2013 events promise a month full of exciting entertainment, thoughtful fundraisers, live music, festivals, and more. From a local concert series to the Fight For Air Climb fundraiser to various free activities, Columbia offers something for everyone this June 2013!

Visiting from out of town for these exciting Columbia events? Stay with one of our local hotel partners and enjoy these discount hotel rates.

June 2013 Columbia SC Events: 


2013 Fight For Air Climb
June 1, 2013
The 2013 Fight For Air Climb is one of the most unique events held in Columbia, SC. Participants will raise money and make an impact in honor of those who have lost their lives to lung disease. Hundreds of people will huff and puff their way up 479 steps in the Capitol Center. Climb for a winning time or simply climb to cross the finish line in honor or in memory of someone with lung disease. Call 803-779-5864 for more information.

Rhythm on the River Concert Series
June 1, 2013 - Brian Conner & His Amazing Friends
June 8, 2013 - Mandy Addy & The Diving Horses
June 15, 2013 - Bill's Pickin' Parlor Jam Session
The 2013 Rhythm on the River Concert Series takes place at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater which is part of Three Rivers Greenway. Enjoy great music at this beautiful location with a spectacular view of Downtown Columbia. Call 803-794-6504 for more information.

Run Ella Run Memorial 5k
June 1, 2013
The Run Ella Run Memorial 5k is a running / walking event that raises funds for the Gabriella Shumate Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization created for the purpose of bringing happiness to children. The Run Ella Run Memorial 5k is also committed to raising DUI awareness and the prevention of unnecessary deaths.

Mary J. Blige & KEM at the Colonial Life Arena
June 8, 2013 at 7:30PM
Get ready for a night of soul stirring old school classics and new hits from the Grammy Award winning, R&B and Soul Diva, Mary J Blige. Come party the evening away as her long awaited Liberation Tour with special guests, Grammy nominated singer KEM and comedian Jay Lamont, comes to Columbia! Call 803-576-9200 for ticket information.

Southeastern Piano Festival
June 9 - 15, 2013
Each summer the Southeastern Piano Festival transforms the University of South Carolina School of Music and Columbia into a major cultural destination that draws in audiences and young piano talent from across the United States. The week's events culminate with the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, adjudicated by a distinguished panel of judges. Winners receive cash awards and the opportunity to perform with the South Carolina Philharmonic. For music lovers, the Festival offers nightly concerts by a rich lineup of world-class pianists.

Southern Guitar Festival and Competition
June 21 - 23, 2013
The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition brings world-caliber guitarists to Columbia, SC to inspire and educate guitar professionals as well as amateurs. The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition encompass concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and an international competition. Visit www.southernguitarfest.com for more information.

WWE Smackdown in Columbia SC
June 25, 2013 at 7PM
See all of your favorite WWE Superstars as they return to Columbia! Don't miss Celtic Warrior SHEAMUS and "The World's Largest Athlete" BIG SHOW. This is Columbia's chance to see their favorite SmackDown superstars including Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, and more. Join us at the Colonial Life Arena on June 25, 2013 for this exciting Columbia event! Call 803-576-9200 for ticket information.

Superhero Scramble - Carolinas
June 29, 2013
The Superhero Scramble is an elite obstacle course ranging from 4 miles of wicked terrain to marathon distance for those who want to challenge themselves beyond a fun run. Get ready to charge more obstacles per mile, have more fun than at a mud run, and party under the moonlight with the night obstacle race. Consider yourself a mudder, spartan, or warrior? It's time to be a superhero! Get to the finish line fast to enjoy ice cold beer and refreshments, great food, live music, and entertainment!

Free Events in Columbia SC
June 2013
Enjoy free admission to exciting events happening this month in Columbia, SC! The Rhythm on the River features talented musicians at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. Visit the Riverwalk on June 1st, 8th, and 15th to enjoy live music in Columbia, SC for free! Interested in visiting the South Carolina State House? Guided tours are available Monday through Friday free of charge!

Happy June Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Live Music and Entertainment in Columbia SC May 2013

May 2013 promises an exciting month of live entertainment and music in Columbia, South Carolina! Enjoy popular local bands at Columbia's favorite music venues, restaurants, and bars!


Wild Wing Cafe, Tin Roof, World of Beer, Jillian's, and other popular Columbia restaurants and bars will feature exciting live entertainment this May 2013. From pop to jazz to rock and roll, Columbia entertainers cover it all! Check out the May 2013 schedule below and start making plans today!

Touring with the band or visiting from out of town to watch your favorite musicians perform live in Columbia? Make a hotel reservation today at these premier Columbia hotels!


Columbia SC Live Music - May 2013


May 9, 2013
Jeff Lucero - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020

May 10, 2013
The Reason Your Listening - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
High Maintenance - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
The Patchwork - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Audioshot - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

May 11, 2013
Tokyo Joe - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Jeremy Sakovich Duo - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020

May 16, 2013
Dustin Brown - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020

May 17, 2013
Southwood - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Jagertron - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
John Frank - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
High Maintenance - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

May 18, 2013
Good Times - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Matt MacKelcan Duo - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Rival Brothers - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

May 23, 2013
Chase Asmer - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020

May 24, 2013
Ellen Drive - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Dave Love Duo - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
Jamie Salvatore - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Interstate Exiles - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

May 25, 2013
The Tarlatans - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Phonic Cafe - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Scott Munns - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558

May 30, 2013
Jeremy Sakovich - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020

May 31, 2013
My Fat Richard - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464
Vince Mckinley Band - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Columbia SC Events May 2013

May 2013 Columbia South Carolina events feature the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band live in concert, guided river trips, Mother's Day Brunch, and more! 


Columbia South Carolina May 2013 events will keep the local community and visitors from out of town entertained with live music, delicious food, outdoor adventures, puppet shows, and more! Visiting from out of town for these Columbia events? Check out these incredible hotel specials from our local partners.

Hosting or attending an upcoming May event that is not currently on the list? Submit your event details today so that we can add it to our list for free!

Columbia SC May 2013 Events:

 

Rhythm and Blooms at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
May 2, 2013 - John Wesley Satterfield
May 9, 2013 - Don Merckle and the Blacksmiths
May 16, 2013 - Mississippi Kites
May 23, 2013 - Reggie Sullivan Band
May 30, 2013 - Jackaroe
Enjoy music and flowers after hours at Riverbanks Botanical Garden! You will not experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Botanical Garden. Free for Riverbanks Members and $5 to the general public. Call 803-779-8717 for more information.

Five After Five Concert Series in Columbia SC
May 2, 2013 - The Rival Brothers & The Casual Kings
May 9, 2013 - Weaving the Fate
May 16, 2013 - Bryson Jennings
The Five After Five Concert Series invites music enthusiasts to visit Five Points at 6:30PM on Thursday nights for rockin' music and fun times. Concerts are free and open to all ages. Five After Five is fun for the entire family, so grab dinner in Five Points before the show! Call 803-748-7373 for more information.

Band of Horses at the Township Auditorium
May 3, 2013
Band of Horses will perform live at the Township Auditorium Friday, May 3, 2013. Their new album 'Mirage Rock' is available now. Do not miss this opportunity to see Band of Horses at their Columbia South Carolina tour stop. Click here for ticket information.

Beauty and the Beast at Columbia Marionette Theatre
May 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2013 
An arrogant prince and a goodhearted Beauty cross paths and a classic story is born. The Columbia Marionette Theatre is proud to present their latest production. To expose his inner darkness for all to see, a vain prince is transformed into a monstrous beast, with a spell that can only be unlocked by the love of a goodhearted maiden. Click here for ticket information.

Rumble in Red Bank 3 Car, Truck & Bike Show
May 4, 2013 from 11AM - 2PM
Visit White Knoll High School on Saturday, May 4, 2013 for the Rumble in Red Bank Car, Truck & Bike Show. Free for spectators! There will be trophies, free food, a kid zone, and more! Call 803-767-7008 for more information.

Kenny Chesney Concert in Columbia SC
May 4, 2013
Kenny Chesney is bringing his No Shoes Nation Tour to Columbia, South Carolina on May 4, 2013. Join us at Williams Brice Stadium for this exciting Columbia concert. The No Shoes Nation tour features Kenny Chesney, Grammy Award winning Zac Brown Band, and special guests Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. Get your tickets today!

Rhythm on the River Concert Series
May 4, 2013 - Donald Merckle & the Blacksmiths w/ Jackaroe
May 11, 2013 - Jahson & the Natty Vibez Band
May 18, 2013 - The Blue Iguanas
May 25, 2013 - Randall Bramblett and Danielle Howle
Visit the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater is part of the Three Rivers Greenway and is located at 121 Alexander Road in West Columbia. It is beside the Gervais Street Bridge and is on the banks of the Congaree River. Enjoy spectacular music this spring during the 2013 Rhythm on the River Concert Series. Call 803-794-6504 for more information.

Guided River Trip - Lower Saluda Spider Lilies
May 5 - June 10, 2013
Paddle through the largest colony of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies at the Saluda / Broad River confluence. The Spider Lily river trip allows participants to see and experience the magnifcance of the endangered Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies that make their home in the middle of the local rivers. The rare flowers enter peak blooming period for only one month (May to early June). Join Get Your Gear On for a Family River Adventure May 5 - June 10 while the lilies are in bloom. Call 803-799-0999 for more information.

Miss Saigon at Town Theatre 
May 10 - 26, 2013
This award winning musical from the creators of Les Miserables showcases the tale of the tragic romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese girl and an American G.I. during the last days of the Vietnam War. The story is a modern retelling of Puccini's Madame Butterfly and features songs such as "I Still Believe," "Sun and Moon" and more. Call Town Theatre at 803-799-2510 for more information.

Columbia SC Crawdaddy Dash
May 11, 2013
Kick off the Rosewood Crawfish Festival with the Crawdaddy Dash! This 5K run and 1 Mile Walk starts at 9AM. Participants will be the FIRST in the gate to enjoy post race refreshments. Awards will begin at 10:30AM front and center when the music begins. Participants receive FREE entry to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival and an official t-shirt. Call 803-600-1800 for more information.

Rosewood Crawfish Festival in Columbia SC
May 11, 2013
The Greater Rosewood Merchants Association is gearing up to bring some infamous Creole cuisine to the Midlands! Lovers of all things Creole and Cajun are invited to take part in one of the city's favorite celebrations, featuring over 10,000 pounds of fresh Louisiana grown crawfish. If crawfish aren't your thing, lots of other tasty treats will be available for your dining pleasure. Enjoy live music, games and entertainment, delicious food, and more! Email rosewoodcrawfishinfo@gmail.com for more information.

2013 Lexington Wine Walk
May 11, 2013 from 6PM - 10PM
Exhibitors, Main Street Merchants, and Restaurants will serve wine and hors d'oeuvres. Ticket price includes a complimentary wine glass, hors d'oeuvres, wine tastings, and live music! Must be 21 or older. Email lexingtonwinewalk@gmail.com for more information.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Mother's Day Brunch
May 12, 2013 at 11:00AM and 1:00PM
Treat Mom like a queen with a special Mother's Day Brunch at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Indulge in a bountiful buffet with everything from scrambled eggs, Applewood smoked bacon and fried potato hash to stone ground grits, gourmet waffles made-to-order salads and more!

EdVenture Museum Family Night
May 14, 2013
EdVenture hosts a special Family Night on the second Tuesday of each month. Join us at EdVenture Children's Museum on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 5PM - 8PM and receive $1.00 admission!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Friday, April 12, 2013

Columbia Music and Live Entertainment in April 2013

Columbia SC nightlife is hard to beat! Join us at Columbia music venues, restaurants, and bars for live music and entertainment this April 2013!


Columbia SC live entertainment covers it all - from pop to jazz to rock and roll! Professional bands, DJ's, and musicians will entertain audiences at local Columbia bars and restaurants this April 2013. Enjoy local musicians and amazing artists from all over the country at New Brookland Tavern, Wild Wing Cafe, Tin Roof, and more of Columbia's favorite music venues! Check out the April 2013 live music schedule below!

Make a hotel reservation today if you are touring with the band or visiting from out of town to watch your favorite musicians perform live in Columbia, South Carolina!

Columbia SC Live Music - April 2013


April 12, 2013
The David Higgins Band - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Jeff Lucero - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Alter Ego - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789
Early Ray - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Tokyo Joe - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464

April 13, 2013
The David Higgins Band - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Roshambeaux - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Outshine - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789
Mighty McFly - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464

April 14, 2013
Slingshot Dakota - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

April l6, 2013
After the Burial - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

April 17, 2013
Earthsleep - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

April 19, 2013
Anthony Orio - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Woody - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Audioshot - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789
The Wheeler Boys - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Deleveled - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464

April 20, 2013
Anthony Orio - Tin Roof | 1022 Senate Street | 803-771-1558
Josh McCaa - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Eddie Bush & the Mayhem - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464

April 23, 2013
From Atlantis - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

April 24, 2013
Go Radio - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

April 26, 2013
Jamie Salvatore - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
Hour Zero - Jillian's Columbia | 800 Gervais Street | 803-779-7789
Southwood - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464
Alter Ego - Wild Wing Cafe Harbison | 1150 Bower Parkway | 803-749-9464

April 27, 2013
Acosta - World of Beer | 902 Gervais Street | 803-509-6020
My Fat Richard - Wild Wing Cafe Vista | 729 Lady Street | 803-252-9464

April 28, 2013
Fusebox Poet - New Brookland Tavern | 122 State Street | 803-791-4413

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Monday, April 1, 2013

Columbia SC Events in April 2013

April 2013 Columbia SC Events include a Carrie Underwood concert at the Colonial Life Arena, Carolina Gamecocks Baseball games, Cirque Du Soleil performances, festivals, and more!

Columbia South Carolina April 2013 events will entertain audiences of all ages! Enjoy festivals, concerts, puppet shows, races, baseball games and more in Columbia, SC. Visiting from out of town? The Wingate Columbia, Staybridge Downtown, Holiday Inn Express Columbia, and Hampton Inn Lexington are offering great rates this April 2013!

Attending an upcoming April event that is not already on our list? Submit your event today for FREE so that we can help you promote your event!

Columbia South Carolina Events - April 2013

Carolina Gamecocks Baseball Home Games
April & May 2013
The University of South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball team will challenge opponents at home in Columbia, South Carolina this April 2013. Join Cocky at Carolina Stadium to cheer on the Gamecocks and show your support! For a list of home games and nearby hotels, click here. Don't forget to wear garnet and black to the games!

Beauty and the Beast at Columbia Marionette Theatre
April 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2013
An arrogant prince and a goodhearted Beauty cross paths and a classic story is born. The Columbia Marionette Theatre proudly presents Beauty and the Beast. Cursed to expose his inner darkness for all to see, a vain prince is transformed into a monstrous beast, with a spell that can only be unlocked by the love of a goodhearted maiden. Purchase your tickets today for this unique puppet show in Columbia, SC.

Disney on Ice at the Colonial Life Arena
April 11 - 14, 2013
The Colonial Life Arena welcomes Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream to Columbia, South Carolina April 11 - 14, 2013. Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice. Experience Disney's hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled. Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen, watch as dreams become reality when Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, and more. All of your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime. Call 803-576-9200 for ticket information.

2013 Indie Grits Festival
April 12 - 21, 2013
The Indie Grits Festival is presented and created by Nickelodeon Theatre, the only non-profit, art house theater in South Carolina. The juried film festival began in 2007, designed to empower all levels of Southern filmmakers with an independent mentality and far-reaching artistic scope. Indie Grits has now grown to span 11 days of film coupled with several official festive partner events, presenting an array of cultural events that showcase progressive cultural life unmatched in the Southeast. Call 803-254-8234 for more information about this Columbia festival.

Columbia International Festival 2013
April 13 & 14, 2013
The Columbia International Festival showcases the music, culture, food and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races and language groups represented in South Carolina. Taste the culinary richness of dozens of nations - whether it's Baklava, German Cake, or Curry. See the artifacts, curios, costumes and souvenirs of more than 60 countries at the National Exhibits. Call 803-799-3452 for more information.

Carrie Underwood Blown Away Tour in Columbia SC
April 17, 2013 at 7:30PM
Superstar Carrie Underwood will bring her critically acclaimed Blown Away Tour to the Colonial Life Arena on April 17, 2013. Carrie Underwood's performance and show production are being heralded by the media. Do not miss you chance to see Carrie LIVE in Columbia, SC. A donation of $1 from every ticket sold will support Red Cross disaster relief. Call 803-576-9200 for ticket information.

Columbia Quadsquad Roller Derby Home Bout
April 20, 2013
The Columbia Quadsquad Roller Derby Home Bout will take place on April 20, 2013 at the Jamil Temple. Flat track roller league with the best in showmanship. Catch the mini's and maybe the men's league. Each event will be a little bit different. Call Jamil Temple at 803-772-0732 for more information about this Columbia event.

Quarry Crusher Run
April 20, 2013
The Quarry Crusher Run is the only race of its kind in South Carolina and one of only a handful in the entire country. The approximately 3.72 mile route starts and finishes at the green space in front of Olympia and Granby Mills Apartments. Once in the quarry, the route winds down a 10% grade through granite cliffs to the quarry floor. The approximately 375-foot ascent from the quarry floor to the finish marks the grueling event as Columbia's most challenging foot race. Click here for more information.

Cirque Du Soleil QUIDAM
April 24 - 28, 2013
Cirque Du Soleil Quidam is an entire show imagined by a bored young girl named Zoe who is alienated and ignored by her parents. She dreams up the whimsical world of Quidam as a means of escaping the monotony of her life. Join us at the Colonial Life Arena April 24 - 28, 2013 to see this spectacular and unique performance. Call 803-576-9200 for ticket information.

Ultimate Challenge Mud Run
April 27, 2013
The 20th Anniversary USMC Ultimate Challenge will be held April 27, 2013. Don't be fooled by the 'MudRun' in the name. This 5k was designed and built by a Marine DI, with 36 obstacles spread over 6.2 miles and Marines to motivate your team. If you conquer the course, your sense of accomplishment and pride will be with you forever. Call 803-451-1197 for more information.

Edwin McCain Benefit Concert
April 28, 2013 from 6PM - 9PM
South Carolina hit singer / songwriter Edwin McCain will perform an intimate concert for 400 guests at The Hall at Senate's End. The concert will benefit Family Connection of SC, a nonprofit organization that supports families who have children with special needs. The event will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar and a silent auction. Call 803-252-0914 for tickets to this Columbia concert.

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Friday, March 8, 2013

St Pat's in Five Points Columbia SC

Columbia SC St. Patrick's Day festivities feature one of the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day Festivals! Holiday events include live music, a St. Patrick's Day Parade, and more!


Visit Columbia South Carolina on March 16, 2013 to celebrate St. Pat's in Five Points! Kick off this March holiday with a 5k race in Columbia. Celebrate all day long with live music, a St. Patrick's Day parade, games, tasty treats, drinks, and more! Join thousands of people in Five Points Columbia for a spectacular St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Don't forget to wear green!

Visiting Columbia for this exciting St. Pat's Day event? Columbia SC Events invites you to stay with one of our local hotel partners! Take a glance at the special St. Patrick's Day events planned for March 16, 2013 and start planning your weekend getaway today!

St. Patrick's Day Events in Five Points

Columbia, South Carolina


Photo of Happy St Patricks Day Columbia SC
Get to the Green 5k & 10k
March 16, 2013 at 7:30AM
Kick off St. Patrick's Day 2013 with fellow runners at the Get to the Green 5k / 10k. Chase the rainbows through the course to the pot of gold at the finish line. The race starts at the intersection of Blossom and Santee Streets and ends at the finish line on Devine Street. The Best Dressed Leprechaun will win a prize!

St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 16, 2013 at 10:00AM
Wear green and get your Sham-Rock On to continue this St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the St. Pat's Parade! The parade will begin at Dreher High School and travel the Musical Mile along Devine Street into Five Points. There will be several blocks of public viewing.The parade will end near Food Lion.

Pot O' Gold Playland
March 16, 2013
Little leprechauns will love the Pot O' Gold Playland! Enjoy rides, games, educational fun, tasty treats, a petting zoo, magic shows, and more! Families will love this safe, fun filled environment!

Shaggin' On Santee
March 16, 2013 at 12PM
Are you a shag enthusiast? Show your love for the South Carolina state dance at Shaggin' On Santee! Enjoy your favorite Beach, Shag, and Blues tunes at this event. At 2:00PM, Jim Quick & Coastline will perform and give you a reason to shuffle along the outside dance floor. Columbia City Shag Club will be offering shag lessons and demonstrations during this afternoon event.

St. Patrick's Day Live Music in Five Points
March 16, 2013 Starting at 12PM
The 31st Annual St. Pat's in Five Points Celebration presents over 20 live bands performing on five stages. Listen to Arrested Development, Chevelle, Josh Thompson, Rival Brothers, Jim Quick & Coastline, and more this St. Patrick's Day 2013!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone! We look forward to seeing you in Columbia, South Carolina to celebrate St. Pat's in Five Points!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Monday, March 4, 2013

South Carolina Baseball 2013 Season

The South Carolina Baseball team will challenge rivals in Columbia, South Carolina at Carolina Stadium this March, April, and May 2013. 


Check out the South Carolina Baseball schedule below and get your tickets today for upcoming USC Gamecocks baseball home games. Enjoy America's favorite past time with family, friends and South Carolina's very own mascot - Cocky! USC sports are fun for the entire family, so get your baseball tickets today. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Google Plus to be reminded about upcoming USC Baseball games!

Visiting Columbia, South Carolina for an upcoming USC baseball game? Make your hotel reservations today at one of these premier Columbia SC hotels!

March 2013 USC Home Baseball Games:


March 2, 2013 - USC vs Clemson
March 3, 2013 - USC vs. Clemson
March 5, 2013 - USC vs. Ball State
March 6, 2013 - USC vs. Ball State
March 8, 2013 - USC vs. Rider
March 9, 2013 - USC vs. Rider
March 10, 2013 - USC vs. Rider
March 12, 2013 - USC vs. USC Upstate
March 13, 2013 - USC vs. Davidson
March 22, 2013 - USC vs. Arkansas
March 23, 2013 - USC vs. Arkansas
March 24, 2013 - USC vs. Arkansas
March 28, 2013 - USC vs. Texas A&M
March 29, 2013 - USC vs. Texas A&M
March 30, 2013 - USC vs. Texas A&M

April 2013 USC Home Baseball Games:


April 9, 2013 - USC vs. The Citadel
April 16, 2013 - USC vs. College of Charleston
April 19, 2013 - USC vs. Kentucky
April 20, 2013 - USC vs. Kentucky
April 21, 2013 - USC vs. Kentucky

May 2013 USC Home Baseball Games:


May 3, 2013 - USC vs. Vanderbilt
May 4, 2013 - USC vs. Vanderbilt
May 5, 2013 - USC vs. Vanderbilt
May 8, 2013 - USC vs. Wofford
May 10, 2013 - USC vs. Georgia
May 11, 2013 - USC vs. Georgia
May 12, 2013 - USC vs. Georgia
May 14, 2013 - USC vs. Presbyterian

We look forward to seeing you at Carolina Stadium this Spring 2013 Season!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events