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Commissioner's Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival

Saturday, March 24, 2018
The 7th annual Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Cook-off and Festival will take place at the SC State Farmers Market this Saturday from 11am- 3pm! Enjoy over 40 types of barbecue from cook teams all over the state, live music from Going Commando Band, an exciting kids area, antique tractors, craft and food vendors, and more! BBQ plates will be for sale, so you can take some home! More here.

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USA BMX Carolina Nationals | Rock Hill

March 23 - 25, 2018
The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track will host 3 days of BMX action! Catch the excitement as local, regional and national cyclists compete! Over 1,400 cyclists are expected to participate. Races are free to watch; parking options are $10 and $5 per day. Details at The Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track is located at 1307 Riverwalk Parkway off of Hwy. 21/Cherry Road. More here.

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Escapology | The New Escape Game in the Vista!

Does your corporate group or group of friends or family have what it takes? Escapology is Columbia's new, real life escape game experience! Here's how it works: Your group will have to use their wits in this ultimate test of teamwork and problem solving, as they try to escape thrilling puzzle scenarios before time runs out! More here.

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49th Annual Cottontail Festival

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Hop on down for the annual eggstravaganza at North Springs Park! Enjoy a variety of games, rides and activities with a $5 wristband purchase. The egg hunt will start at 1pm. Concessions will be sold, so come and join the fun! For more information, call Felicia Venable at (803) 741-7272 ext. 141 or Takequita Lewis at (803) 741-7272 ext. 143. More here.

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Spring Oyster Roast

Saturday, March 24, 2018
The Chapin Beautification Foundation Presents the Second Annual Spring Oyster Roast, on Beaufort Street in downtown Chapin! Featuring steamed oysters, and food and beverages presented by Hudson’s BBQ and the Tipsy Toad Tavern. Live music by Peace Haven. Profits from event will help work continue in the Chapin Town Square, as well as several other locations! More here.


Toddler Egg Hunt | Crooked Creek Park

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
It's time for the annual Toddler Easter Egg Hunt! This year there will be lots of eggs filled with healthy, age-appropriate treats for kids to find! Please bring a basket. This event will be held rain or shine. More here.


“Each One, Reach One” Community Outreach Event

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Columbia Parks & Rec staff and officers with the Columbia Police Dept. will host a free community outreach event to engage youth in positive interactions with law enforcement. There will be speakers, exhibitors, refreshments, organizations on hand, and Activity Zone with basketball, corn hole, tug-a-war, obstacle course & more! More here.

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The Young Irelanders | Aiken

Thursday, March 22 & Friday, March 23, 2018
AECOM Center for the Performing Arts will host these performers, who have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins! More here.

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8th Annual Tartan Day South Celebration

March 22-25, 2018
The Tartan Day South Celebration is a four day event honoring Celtic heritage in this area! Enjoy Highland Athletics, Traditional Dancing, World Class Celtic Music, Pipe Bands, Sheep Dog Herding, Birds of Prey, Traditional Food & Drink, Classic British Car Show, Kids Rides & Play Area, and a Quidditch Tournament! More here.


2018 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

March 23 - 25, 2018
Whether you hunt for your groceries or just enjoy the great outdoors, make plans to visit the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the State Fairgrounds! More than 320 vendors will exhibit a variety of wares: huge dream boats as well as small crafts, all the latest hunting and fishing equipment, new scopes, camo gear and so much more! More here.


Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Join Mayor Steve Benjamin and his family along with the City of Columbia for the 8th annual Let's Move! Columbia Easter Eggstravaganza! Event will include games, eggs-ercises, face painting, exhibitors, refreshments and more! Free and open to children ages 3-12. More here.

2018 Gardening Symposium | Historic Columbia

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Explore SC's early horticultural history! Learn about this exciting legacy and the current efforts underway to revitalize the Hampton-Preston gardens, buy plants propagated from Historic Columbia properties, and participate in the heirloom seed swap during this event. More here.

Carolina Wildlife Center Baby Shower / Open House

Saturday, March 24 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
Make plans to come and discover what it takes to rescue, raise, rehabilitate and release the Midland's injured, sick and orphaned wildlife animals. Baby Shower gifts are welcome and suggestions can be found on their website Wish List. More here.

Easter Bunny Eggspress Trains | Winnsboro

Saturdays: March 24 and March 31, 2018
Join The South Carolina Railroad Museum for a special trip with the Easter Bunny! Featuring exciting activities for the whole family, and a fun-filled, scenic, 70 minute train ride on the Rockton Rion & Western Railroad to Greenbrier, where you'll meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting, storytelling, and much more! More here.

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Tasting Notes 2018 | S.C. Philharmonic

Monday, March 26, 2018
The 6th annual wine & food celebration benefiting the S.C. Philharmonic will be held at the SC State Museum. Guests will sample high-end wines, enjoy epicurean delights, sample cigars, enjoy live musical entertainment from the Reggie Sullivan Quartet and Dick Goodwin & Friends, and enjoy a silent auction! More here.

Dick Goodwin Big Band | Chayz Lounge

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Dick Goodwin Big Band returns to Chayz Lounge, the wonderfully intimate venue situated inside Nonnah's restaurant, to perform a few of their most requested tunes, but will also premier six brand new arrangements! More here.

Pack the Park Community Run

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Come out and workout with the Fleet Feet Running Club! Fleet Feet Columbia hosts a free weekly community run/walk every Tuesday at Irmo Community Park. All fitness levels are welcome and there are workouts for everyone, with a warm up and several experienced coaches to guide you through. More here.


Live Music!

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Main Street Public House | Pearlz Upstairz Lounge | Tombo Grille


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Disney On Ice presents Dream Big | Colonial Life Arena

Thursday, March 29 - Sunday, April 1, 2018
Audiences are invited to join eight Disney Princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White – as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. In addition, experience the sisterly love that has captivated millions as Disney’s Frozen is brought to life on the icy stage. More here.

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Flashlight Egg Hunt | Saluda Shoals Park

Thursday, March 29, 2018
It's Flashlight Egg Hunt time! Come join the fun at Saluda Shoals Park and search for Easter eggs in the dark! Be sure to bring your flashlight and a basket. Event will be held rain or shine. More here.

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The Princess "Die"aries Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre | Lancaster

Friday, March 30, 2018
Dress in theme for this interactive peformance by the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County! Cocktail hour begins at 6pm, with cash bar provided by The Craft Stand. Three course dinner and theatre performance begin at 7pm. Tickets are only $35 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 803-289-1486. More here.


Breakfast with the Bunny

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Children are invited to Seven Oaks Park to join the Bunny for a fun-filled breakfast to celebrate spring! Kids will enjoy breakfast, crafts and activities, and an egg hunt. Souvenir photos with the Bunny will also be included. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and registration ends Wedesday, March 28. More here.


Motown The Musical | Koger Center

April 3 - 5, 2018
It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Tickets here.


2018 Festival on the Avenue | Sumter

Thursday, April 12 - Saturday, April 14, 2018
This fun, free and family friendly annual event celebrates the South Sumter community through performances, art, and events! Thousands of people gather to reflect on history, honor the culture, and experience the rich traditions. Activities include 'An Evening of Elegance -- Remembering the Past' on Thursday, annual golf tournament on Friday with live music and Taste of Soul on the Avenue Friday night, and on Saturday, the lively Festival on the Avenue parade followed by Food, Music, & Family Fun! More here.


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Come-See-Me Festival | Rock Hill

April 12-21, 2018
For more than 50 years, the Come-See-Me Festival has served as Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring! With nearly 80 events and activities, there’s something for everyone! Check out the Parade, Broadway Night, live music, food vendors, and much more! More here.


5th Annual Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Pull for cures! Gather your strongest friends, family or co-workers to play the ultimate tug of war with a 35,000 lb. fire truck, pulling it 50 feet while helping raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer cures. Each team will pull for someone special affected by pediatric cancer, and teams are encouraged to dress up according to the child for whom they are pulling. More here.

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