Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 2014 Columbia SC Events

The Rosewood Crawfish Festival, 2014 SEC Softball Tournament, Fight for Air Climb and more are coming up this May 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Enjoy live music and flowers at Riverbanks Botanical Garden's Rhythm and Blooms, eat all things Creole and Cajun at the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, compete in the SC Tour de Cure and raise money for the American Lung Association in the Fight For Air Climb. These are just a few of the exciting events coming up this May 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. Mark your calendar and tell your friends so that you can join in on the excitement!

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Columbia SC Events May 2014:

Rhythm and Blooms at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
May 1, 2014 - ReggaeInfinity
May 8, 2014 - Bobby Houck
May 15, 2014 - Age Olde Trade
May 22, 2014 - Don Russo, Reggie Sullivan and Tony Lee
May 29, 2014 - John Wesley Satterfield
Music and flowers after hours. You won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia! Guests can enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Call Riverbanks Zoo at 803-779-8717 for more information.

Rosewood Crawfish Festival
May 3, 2014 from 11AM - 8PM
For the 9th year, 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 Rosewood Drive 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. Visit tickets to purchase tickets.

5th Annual Crawdaddy 5K Run Dash
May 3, 2014
Kick-off your visit to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival at the 5th Annual Crawdaddy 5K. Run with 1,000 other Cajuns-at-heart through Columbia’s Rosewood neighborhood. Registration includes a signature race t-shirt, delicious post-race Cajun fare and free entry to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival. Awards will begin at 10:30AM. After you run plan to stay and play as lovers of all things Cajun fill Rosewood Drive and revel in one of the city’s favorite celebrations. Visit for more information.

SC Tour de Cure
May 3, 2014
The American Diabetes Association’s 2014 SC Tour de Cure is pleased to announce we will be riding from downtown Columbia at the historic Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Please come enjoy this beautiful historic venue and springtime ride around the Columbia area. All riders will enjoy a safe and well-marked route, superior support and gear, medical support, and outstanding volunteer support. After the ride, the Tour serves lunch, music, and fun family activities. Call 803-799-4246 for more information.

2014 SEC Softball Tournament
May 7-10, 2014
The University of South Carolina is hosting the 2014 SEC Softball Tournament. Join us at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field May 7-10, 2014 to experience the excitement of this SEC tournament. Watch your favorite SEC softball teams compete for the title.

South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball - May 2014 Games
May 7, 2014 - USC vs Wofford
May 9, 10 & 11, 2014 - USC vs Missouri
May 13, 2014 - USC vs The Citadel
Cheer on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball team as they challenge opponents at home in Carolina Stadium. Throw on your best garnet and black outfit and join Cocky at the stadium to support your favorite college baseball team.

All About Love Mother's Day Concert
May 11, 2014 at 7PM
The Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina invites you to attend the All About Love Mother's Day Concert presented by L. Lace Entertainment. This Columbia show will feature Keith Sweat & Joe. Tickets start at $49.50 for this Columbia event. Doors will open at 6PM and the show begins at 7PM.

Black Expo
May 17, 2014
The 17th Annual Columbia Black Expo will be held on May 17, 2014 from 10:30AM – 6PM in the heart of the Capitol City at the Colonial Life Arena. This historic event will provide the opportunity for attendees to experience a health and wellness pavilion, kids’ corner, seminars, local talent, food pavilion, celebrity appearances and much more. Do not miss out on one of the largest trade shows in Columbia, SC! For more information call 800-419-2417.

Fight For Air Climb
May 31, 2014
Fight for Air Climbs are the American Lung Association’s most unique fundraisers. Climbs take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve walking, running or racing up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", teams and individual participants can use the event as a fitness target, as a race, or as a great way to be active and meet new friends. Participate in Columbia's Fight For Air Climb at the Capitol Center May 31, 2014. All Climb participants, families, friends, and supporters are invited to celebrate with ALASC after the Climb. Click here for additional information.

6th Annual Spring Valley Open Car and Truck Show
May 31, 2014 from 9AM - 3PM
Spring Valley High School presents the 6th Annual Spring Valley Open Car & Truck Show on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Enjoy food, entertainment, vendors, an auction, door prizes and more. Register between 9AM - 12PM. Participant judging ends at 2PM and awards begin at 3PM. Call 803-240-1364 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events