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!
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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!
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