Friday, April 4, 2014

Columbia SC April 2014 Events

Columbia South Carolina April 2014 events include Easter celebrations, festivals, fundraisers, races, concerts and more.

Hunt for Easter eggs at the Easter Eggstravaganza, enjoy great music at the 2014 River Rocks event, compete in the Quarry Crusher Run, catch some of your favorite characters at Disney On Ice, and attend Riverbanks Botanical Garden's 2014 wine tasting this April 2014. These are just a few of the exciting events coming up this month in Columbia, South Carolina. We look forward to seeing you at these Columbia events!

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Columbia SC April 2014 Events:

701 CCA Presents: Columbia Open Studios
April 5, 2014 from 10AM - 6PM
April 6, 2014 from 12PM - 6PM
701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-led driving tour of artists’ working studios spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties, showcasing the Midlands’ talented visual art community. By organizing this weekend-long tour of artists’ studios, the nonprofit 701 CCA hopes to provide easy access for the community to the visual arts; expose the public to the wealth of fine artists in Columbia & Richland & Lexington Counties; create new marketing opportunities for artists; and generate excitement about area artists among seasoned collectors and first-time buyers. Call 803-779-4571 for more information.

Kemopalooza at EdVenture Children's Museum
April 11, 2014 from 7-11PM
Mark your calendars for a jammin' good time at Kemopalooza at EdVenture Children’s Museum! A former partner event and now one of Palmetto Health Foundation’s signature fundraising events, Kemopalooza raises funds and awareness for CAMP KEMO Programs of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia, SC, with great music, delicious food and a live and silent auction.

Indie Grits Film Festival
April 11 - 20, 2014
Indie Grits was born in 2007, charging blindly and passionately onto the scene, with a do-it-yourself attitude. Propelled by a far-flung artistic vision, festival organizers sought to break down the walls intimidating Southern media makers by creating exhibition opportunities for work often overlooked elsewhere. The spirit of Indie Grits comes from the heart of its host, the Nickelodeon Theatre. The Nick serves as the festival’s anchor in historic downtown Columbia. More than a film festival full of youthful audacity, Indie Grits, now in its eighth year, is a showcase for the very best of the city’s culinary, theatrical, art and music talent. Call 803-254-8324 for more information.

Palmetto Half Marathon
April 11-12, 2014
The Palmetto Half Marathon has become a Columbia tradition since the inaugural race in 2010. The course starts inside the Village at Sandhill and finishes at the Fountain in the center of the Village at Sandhill. The out and back course takes runners through parts of Northeast Columbia including The Woodland’s and Wildewood neighborhoods. At the finish line participants will be awarded a finisher’s medal and will be able to enjoy food, drinks, music, awards & visit with the sponsors and the Health & Fitness vendors that will be there. After the race, participants and their families can enjoy visiting the local shops and restaurants at the Village at Sandhill.

Easter Eggstravaganza
April 12, 2014
Join us at Windsor UMC on Saturday, April 12th for the 2014 Easter Eggstravaganza. This exciting Easter event will take place from 3-5PM. Enjoy an Easter egg scavenger hunt, free food, games and an egg drop contest. Mark your calendar and don't forget to bring your own basket! Call 803-788-1858 for more information.

River Rocks at Riverfront Park
April 13, 2014
Enjoy great music, food and drinks at the 2014 River Rocks event. Five great bands playing an eclectic range of music styles for all ages include: Toubab Krewe, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Town Mountain, Black Iron Gathering and The Restoration. Guests can go canoeing, kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding with local outfitters and there will be a SUP race with prizes. Kids 12 and under get in free! Call 803-960-3552 for more information.

Disney On Ice at the Colonial Life Arena
April 17 - 20, 2014
Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney Pixar film, Brave, compete to win the heart of headstrong, sharp-shooting Merida, making her ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel. A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle’s enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle. Call 803-576-9200 for more information.

McDaniels Golf Classic Auction
April 24, 2014 from 6-10PM
Join Coach Steve Spurrier in supporting Palmetto Health Cancer Centers and get involved in Palmetto Health Foundation’s 24th annual McDaniels Golf Classic! The event begins with an auction on Thurs., April 24 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from 6-10 p.m. Don’t miss out on an exciting night featuring a seated dinner, open bar, live music and silent and live auctions featuring great getaways, fantastic dining packages and more! Tickets are $125 each.

2014 Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
April 25, 2014 from 7PM - 9PM
This annual Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden invites wine novices and enthusiasts alike to sip a variety of domestic and imported wines in one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring public gardens. Listen to live jazz, enjoy savory light bites from local restaurants, gab about grapes with wine experts and check out the beer garden. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks. Event is held rain or shine. Call 803-779-8717 for ticket information.

Quarry Crusher Run
April 26, 2014
Can you rock the Quarry? The Quarry Crusher Run is the only race of its kind in the southeast. This once-in-a-lifetime look inside a magnificent landscape that is prohibited to the general public will leave a lasting memory in addition to the aching of your muscles and bones. The approximately 3.72-mile route starts and finishes near the Olympia-Granby Mills in the Olympia Village, but it grows each year as the quarry gets deeper. Once in the quarry, the route winds down a 10% grade through granite cliffs to the quarry floor. The approximately 400-foot ascent from the quarry floor to the finish marks the grueling event as Columbia’s most challenging foot race. Call 803-269-0001 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events