PLAN AHEAD:
COLUMBIA SC
EVENTS
BY THE MONTH


September Events

Aiken Trolley Tour

  • Event Description:Tour historic homes, churches and The Civil War’s Battle of Aiken. Guided walk through Hopelands Gardens and more.
  • Date: Every Saturday (Weather permitting)
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Phone: 803-644-1907
  • Name of Location: Aiken Visitor Center and Train Museum
  • Address: 406 Park Ave SE Aiken SC, 29801

Midlands Clay Arts' House Party at Tapp's!

  • Event Description: Come see all the creative, beautiful and functional ways clay can be used in the home. Party ends September 28th!
  • Date: Through September 28 (Tuesdays through Saturdays)
  • Time: 10am to 6pm
  • Phone: 301-524-6641
  • Name of Location: Tapp's Art Center
  • Address: 1644 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201

2017 Chapin Labor Day Festival & Parade

  • Event Description: Chapin will hold its 38th Annual Labor Day Festival and Parade with live music on Beaufort Street stage featuring the Shelby Raye Band, classic car show, 5K, farmer’s market, parade, children’s carnival, book sale, AMROC model train exhibit, vendors and much more.
  • Date: September 2-4
  • Time: Various Times
  • Phone: 803-345-2444
  • Name of Location: Various Locations in Chapin

Columbia Baroque Concert: "A Celebration of Jerry Curry with Adam Knight Gilbert"

  • Event Description: 10th Anniversary concert featuring Columbia native, Adam Knight Gilbert. Celebrating Jerry Curry, USC professor emeritus of music theory and harpsichord.
  • Date: September 8
  • Time: 7 p.m. Concert Conversations; 7:30 p.m. Performance
  • Phone: 803-422-4921
  • Name of Location: USC School of Music, Recital Hall
  • Address: 813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208

Big Grab 85 Mile Yard Sale

  • Event Description: Bargain hunting at its best! 85 miles of vendors will offer everything under the sun at rock-bottom prices, from sun up to sun down. Some locations will have many vendors at one site and some will be scattered along the route.
  • Date: September 8-9
  • Phone: 803-635-4242
  • Name of Location: Winnsboro, SC

aiken's makin'

  • Event Description:Attend one of the best arts and crafts events in the Southeast! Featuring fine arts, glass works, wood, ceramics and fabric! Start on your fall and holiday shopping for everyone on your list! Food vendors and fresh-squeezed lemonade will also be available.
  • Date: September 8-9
  • Time: Sept 8: 9am-6pm; Sept 9: 9am-5pm
  • Phone: 803-641-1111
  • Name of Location: Historic Downtown Aiken
  • Address: Park Ave SE, Aiken, SC 29801

martha's market

  • Event Description: Popular craft show and market will feature a "Taste and Shop" preview shopping event on Friday, and Saturday will include over 70 vendors selling food items, adult and children's clothing, wood works, home décor, outdoor items and other crafts. Free.
  • Date: September 9
  • Time: 9am-1pm
  • Phone: 803-781-3013
  • Name of Location: Union United Methodist Church
  • Address: 7582 Woodrow St, Irmo, SC

sustainable midlands farm tour

  • Event Description: Behind the scenes look at the inner workings of sustainable farms in Richland and Lexington counties. Participating farms include Carolina Bay, The Winery at Mercer House, Terra Kotta Farm and more. See farm practices such as aquaponics and rainwater harvesting!
  • Date: September 9
  • Time: 11am-6pm
  • Phone: 803-470-4302
  • Name of Location: Various

midlands walk to defeat als

  • Event Description: Choose 1-mile or 3-mile while helping to raise money to find a cure! Form a team, or walk as an individual!
  • Date: September 9
  • Time: Walk starts at 10am
  • Phone: 803-851-3216
  • Name of Location: Columbia Canal Riverfront Park
    Address: 7582 Woodrow St, Irmo, SC

PPRPFFA All Breed Horse Show

  • Event Description: For young, old, inexperienced, experienced, all horses, all breeds. Experience fun in an atmosphere with horses, friends and family.
  • Date: September 9 & November 4
  • Time: Registration 8am, Competition starts 9am.
  • Phone: 803-782-9583
  • Name of Location: Red Bank Arena
    Address: 1159 Nazareth Rd, Lexington SC 29073

columbia home & garden show

  • Event Description: Wall-to-wall displays and exhibits for home improvement. Speak with experts and receive tons of inspiration for your home project!
  • Date: September 9-10
  • Time: Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm
  • Phone: 1-877-730-7469
  • Name of Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
    Address: 1101 Lincoln Street

Richland County’s Senior Games

  • Event Description: Annual sports showcase for active men and women! Events at various parks and community centers for ages 50+. Compete in basketball, billiards, bowling, track and more. Co-ed.
  • Date: September 11-15
  • Time: Various
  • Phone: Felicia Venable at (803) 741-7272 ext. 141 or Takequita Lewis at (803) 741-7272 ext. 143
  • Name of Location: Various

Run for our troops 5k

  • Event Description: Annual sports showcase for active men and women! Events at various parks and community centers for ages 50+. Compete in basketball, billiards, bowling, track and more. Co-ed.
  • Date: September 11-15
  • Time: Various
  • Phone: Felicia Venable at (803) 741-7272 ext. 141 or Takequita Lewis at (803) 741-7272 ext. 143
  • Name of Location: Various

columbia's greek festival

  • Event Description: Greek food, dancers, bands, vendors and more. Free admission!
  • Date: September 14-17
  • Time: Thurs. thru Sat: 10am to 10pm; Sunday: 12pm to 8pm
  • Phone: 803-461-0248
  • Name of Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
    Address: 1931 Sumter Street

39th Annual Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture

  • Event Description: Now in its 39th year, this FREE outdoor festival brings artisans, dancers, musicians and storytellers together to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site in downtown Columbia.
  • Date: September 16
  • Time: Thurs. thru Sat: 10am to 10pm; Sunday: 12pm to 8pm
  • Phone: 803-252-1770 x 23
  • Name of Location: Mann-Simons Site
    Address: 1403 Richland Street

icrc's indoor yard sale

  • Event Description: Clean your house and bring all your collectibles and treasures to sell at the Indoor Yard Sale! Set up your table the Friday before, between 4-7PM. On Saturday, be there at 6:30AM sharp to welcome all buyers and get to wheelin’ and dealin’!
  • Date: September 16
  • Time: From 7-11AM
  • Phone: 803-772-3336
  • Name of Location: Seven Oaks Park
    Address: 200 Leisure Lane

USC Wind Ensemble Concert

  • Event Description: The opening concert of the 2017-2018 season showcases the versatility of the award-winning USC Wind Ensemble and its repertoire. The program pairs two masterpieces of the 19th century by Dvořák and Wagner with works by two of today’s leading composers, Cindy McTee and Kristin Kuster.
  • Date: September 17
  • Time: 4pm
  • Phone: 803-772-3336
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
    Address: 1051 Greene Street

summerville sweet tea festival

  • Event Description: Come and enjoy the annual Sweet Tea Festival with plenty of sweet tea and food. Take your time while walking through the many unique shops and boutiques. Enjoy the diverse musical talents they’ll have playing throughout historic downtown.
  • Date: September 21
  • Time: 4pm
  • Phone: 843-821-7260
  • Name of Location: Historic downtown Summerville

town theatre's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • Event Description: Based on the Victor Hugo novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris.
  • Date: September 22-October 8
  • Time: 4pm
  • Phone: 803-799-4764
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
    Address: 1051 Greene Street

Midlands Plant & Flower Festival

  • Event Description: This perennial event features vendors with everything you need to spruce up your yard for the fall, including lawn and garden decor, seasonal plants and flowers, and Master Gardeners will be there to answer questions.
    Date: September 22-24
  • Time: Friday & Saturday 8am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Phone: 803-734-2210
  • Name of Location: SC State Farmers Market
    Address: 3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia

Midlands Health & Wellness Expo

  • Event Description: Absolute Total Care presents the Midlands Health & Wellness Expo. Your health matters! Come out and see what your local health and wellness community has to offer! This FREE event focuses on health and wellness education and offers dozens of vendors, health screenings, fitness assessments, fitness classes, demos, massages, self-defense classes, door prizes, and fun kids activity zones. All are invited from children to seniors!
  • Date: September 23
  • Time: 9:00-3:00 pm
  • Phone: 813-463-2712
  • Name of Location: Jamil Shrine Temple
  • Address: 206 Jamil Road, Columbia SC 29210

Splash & Dash @ Saluda Shoals

  • Event Description: Take part in this exciting adventure race along the trails of Saluda Shoals Park! Teams will bike four miles, run two miles and paddle one mile in this high energy event. Bring an off road bike and helmet. Paddle equipment provided. Register at icrc.net
  • Date: September 23
  • Time: 8:30-10:30am
  • Phone: 213-2062
  • Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park
  • Address: 5605 Bush River Road

    cma chamber music on main

    • Event Description: Concert series that will feature world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron. Join the Museum for a night of music and art!
    • Date: September 26
    • Time: Happy hour at 6pm; Concerts begin at 7pm
    • Phone: 213-2062
    • Name of Location: Columbia Museum of Art
    • Address: 1515 Main Street

    night hike at saluda shoals

    • Event Description: Enjoy a night hike along some of Saluda’s incredible trails! On this guided tour, learn local history, unique park facts and more. Bring your flashlight and bug spray! Limited to the first 20 people. $5 per person.
    • Date: September 28
    • Time: 9-10pm
    • Phone: 213-2062
    • Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park
    • Address: 5605 Bush River Road

    USC Symphony: Zuill Bailey Returns!

    • Event Description: Cellist Zuill Bailey returns to perform his award-winning solo of Michael Daugherty's Tales of Hemmingway. Details the life of writer Ernest Hemingway.
    • Date: September 28
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Phone: 803-251-2222
    • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
    • Address: 1051 Greene St

    great american whiskey fair

    • Event Description: The largest whiskey tasting in the United States! Partake of whiskeys from around the world: Kentucky, Tennessee, Scotland, Ireland, Japan and more.
    • Date: September 28
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Phone: (828) 301-2328
    • Name of Location: 701 Whaley
    • Address: 701 Whaley Street

    the british invasion years

    • Event Description: A musical trip back in time to the Beatles era! Celebrate the journey of British bands through the 60's with groovy music.
    • Date: September 28-29
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Phone: 803-643-4774
    • Name of Location: AECOM Center for the Performing Arts
    • Address: 126 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

    GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio

    • Event Description: GENTRI will perform favorite ballads of stage and screen joined by select musicians from the SC Philharmonic.
    • Date: September 29
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Phone: 803-407-5011
    • Name of Location: Harbison Theatre
    • Address: 7300 College Street 

    irmo okra strut

    • Event Description: Friday evening street dance with a live band, Saturday morning parade, arts & crafts, rides, petting zoo and festival food.
    • Date: September 29-30
    • Time: Starts at 6pm on Friday; 9am on Saturday
    • Phone: 803-781-7050
    • Name of Location: Irmo Community Park
    • Address: 7507 Eastview Drive, Irmo 

    Chapin Theatre: Rabbit Hole

    • Event Description: Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places.
    • Date: September 29-30; Oct 1; Oct 5-8
    • Time: September 29-30 @ 8pm; Oct 1 @ 3pm (matinee); Oct 2-4 @ 8pm; Oct 5 @ 3pm (matinee)
    • Phone: 803-240-8544
    • Name of Location: Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193
    • Address: 102 Lexington Ave , Chapin, SC 


    rosewood art & music festival

    • Event Description: Free, outdoor festival in the Rosewood Neighborhood. Multiple stages of live entertainment, visual artists, crafters, performing arts, poets and more.
    • Date: September 30
    • Time: 10am-10pm
    • Phone: 803-960-3552
    • Name of Location: Rockaways
    • Address: 2719 Rosewood Drive

Palmetto Festival

  • Event Description: The Palmetto Festival is family friendly outdoor event that will include food vendors, music and a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show with trophies awarded. There will also be a free display area for Classic Cars and Motorcycles. Our event will take place at the Historic Columbia Speedway in a carefree walk and browse style setting. Tents, lawn chairs, blankets, grills and RV's and campers are welcomed. Admission $10 adults, $5 ages 13-17, Free ages 12 and under. Children's Bounce House will be onsite. Collecting can goods and non-perishables for Harvest Hope Food Bank. Vendors are welcome to call or apply by calling 877-854-6788 or email RCEnterprisesSC@gmail.com Visit our website at SCFestEvents.com
  • Date: September 30
  • Time: 12pm-9pm
  • Phone: 877-854-6788
  • Name of Location: Historic Columbia Speedway
  • Address: 2001 Charleston Highway Cayce, SC
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October Events

Aiken Trolley Tour

  • Event Description: Tours Historic Homes and Churches, equestrian sites, The Civil War’s Battle of Aiken and The Live Oak Canopy on South Boundary.
  • Date: Every Saturday (Weather permitting)
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Phone: 803-644-1907
  • Name of Location: Aiken Visitor Center and Train Museum
  • Address: 406 Park Ave SE Aiken SC, 29801

Hopelands Summer Concert Series

  • Event Description: A variety of performances in Aiken and the surrounding area, admission is free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket!
  • Date: Every Monday
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Phone: 803-642-7631
  • Name of Location: Hopelands Gardens
  • Address: 135 Dupree Place Aiken SC, 29801

jerryfest in five points

  • Event Description: Celebrate the life and art of Jerry Garcia. Live music from local bands, food, arts & crafts, drum circle, and more.
  • Date: October 1
  • Time: 2-10pm
  • Phone: 803-748-7373
  • Name of Location: Five Points fountain

21st Annual Rock Around the Clock

  • Event Description: Check in 8 - 11 AM.  Pre-registration fee $22, day of $27. Car show 11 AM - 3 PM.  Trophies awarded at 3 PM. Doug Pauley Car show. Lots of prizes, polker walk.
  • Date: October 6-7
    Time: 11am-3pm
    Phone: 803-635-4242
    Name of Location: S Congress St

soggy doggy day

  • Event Description: A Saluda Shoals Park tradition--Soggy Doggy Day is a special day where our canine friends can enjoy time on Saluda Splash after it closes for the season. Bring your canine friends out to this fenced in version of the Splash Pad.
  • Date: October 7
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Phone: 803-731-5208
  • Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park
  • Address: 5605 Bush River Road

chapin downtown farmers market

  • Event Description: Enjoy the final Farmer’s Market of the season! Market hours will be 8:30-11am and will be located in the 100 block of Clark Street. Prepared food vendors, live music, activities for kids and great SC grown produce and agricultural products.
  • Date: October 7
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Phone: 803-575-8039
  • Name of Location: Chapin Farmer's Market
  • Address: 100 Clark Street, Chapin, SC

gaston collard and bbq festival

  • Event Description: Parade, rides, games, antique cars, live entertainment and barbecue cook-off. Barbecue, cornbread , black eyed peas, collards, mac-n-cheese, pound cake. 
  • Date: October 7
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Phone: 803-796-7725
  • Name of Location: Chapin Farmer's Market
  • Address: 131 N Carlisle Street

 

Congaree Bluegrass Festival

  • Event Description: Featuring top-quality bluegrass bands that performed at the first festival ten years ago! Includes square dancers, cloggers, food, free children’s area with bouncy houses, carnival and tractor rides. Sunday's Gospel Bluegrass Gathering will be filled with great food and Gospel music.
  • Date: October 7-8
  • Time: Sat: 11 AM - 6:30 PM, Sun: 1 PM - 4 PM
  • Phone: 803-550-9520
  • Name of Location: Historic Columbia Speedway
  • Address: 2001 Charleston Hwy, Cayce, SC 29033

South Carolina State Fair

  • Event Description: Be sure to come out to the State Fairgrounds for endless fun, amusement, entertainment, rides, and that famous fair food!
  • Date: October 11-22
  • Time: Varies
  • Phone: 803.799.3387
  • Name of Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

Thomas Rhett Home Team Tour

  • Event Description: Thomas Rhett's Home Team Tour 2017 visits the Colonial Life Arena in SC, with special guests Dan + Shay and Walker Hayes!
  • Date: October 12
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Phone: 803-576-9200
  • Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena
  • Address: 801 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29208


  • historic columbia: spirits alive!

    • Event Description: Guided moonlight tours through Elmwood Cemetery. Learn about Columbia’s eerie past. Features costumed tour guides and snacks. Reservations required.
    • Date: October 12
    • Time: 6-9pm
    • Phone: 803-252-1770
    • Name of Location: Elmwood Cemetery
    • Address: 501 Elmwood Ave

barbecue, bluegrass & bluejeans

  • Event Description: Live and silent auction. Dinner, live music, beer, wine and drinks.
  • Date: October 13
  • Time: 6-9pm
  • Phone: 803-608-5510
  • Name of Location: The Farm at Ridgeway
  • Address: 3248 US Hwy 21 S

oktoberfest

  • Event Description: Festival of German heritage-free to the public. Includes kids activities, live entertainment, authentic German home-cooked food, and German beer!
  • Date: October 13-15
  • Time: 6-9pm
  • Phone: 803-256-2381
  • Name of Location: Incarnation Lutheran Church
  • Address: 3005 Devine St

bbq dinner train

  • Event Description: All Aboard the BBQ dinner trains!! View the countryside and enjoy the breeze from our open air car as you travel to Rion for a delicious BBQ dinner with your family. 
  • Date: October 14
  • Time: Train departs at 6:30pm
  • Phone: 803-712-4135
  • Name of Location: SC Railroad Museum
  • Address: 110 Industrial Park Rd

2017 Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

  • Event Description: Benefit Palmetto Health Breast Cancer and be part of the movement to beat breast cancer in our community! During the Walk for Life and the Famously Hot Pink Run, you and the rest of the community will celebrate breast cancer surviros and lift up those who are in the midst of being treated. Get ready to make a huge difference!
  • Date: October 14
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Phone: 803-434-2898
  • Name of Location: Spirit Communications Park
  • Address: 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201

sc philahrmonic: beethoven and blue jeans

  • Event Description: Beethoven and pianist Marina Lomazov combine to jump start Morihiko’s 10th season! 7:30pm at the Koger Center for the Arts.
  • Date: October 14
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: 803-771-7937
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: 1051 Greene Street

antinori wine dinner

  • Event Description: Enjoy an evening of food, wine and fun! Venture through Italy via your palette with some of the Antinori family’s best Italian wines, paired with unforgettable dishes from the night’s special menu. Reservations required.
  • Date: October 15
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Phone: 803-212-6666
  • Name of Location: Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Address: 924-A Senate Street 

golfing with the phil

  • Event Description: The ninth annual Golfing with the Phil is right around the corner. Join the S.C. Phil at The Members Club at Woodcreek at noon to raise money for the S.C. Phil. Golf attire required.
  • Date: October 16
  • Time: Noon
  • Phone: 803-771-7937
  • Name of Location: The Members Club at Woodcreek
  • Address: 300 Club Ridge Rd, Elgin, SC 29045 

Robotics Week

  • Event Description: Celebrate Nuclear Science Week! Four robots on site – three from SRS and one that won on the television show "Bottle Bots."
  • Date: October 16-21
  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Phone: 803-252-7742
  • Name of Location: Savannh River Site Museum
  • Address: 224 Laurens St. SW, Aiken, SC 29801

bluegrass, bidding and bbq

  • Event Description: Celebration of live music, delicious barbecue, specialty drinks and an assortment of silent auction items will be held from 7-10pm.
  • Date: October 19
  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Phone: 803-252-7742
  • Name of Location: Robert Mills House & Gardens
  • Address: 1616 Blanding Street 

famously hot sc pride

  • Event Description: New NIGHT TIME PARADE on Friday to kick off Pride Weekend, for a bigger celebration of LGBT in SC!
  • Date: October 20-21
  • Time: 12-7pm
  • Phone: 803-407-5011
  • Name of Location: Main Street in downtown Columbia

30th Annual Chili Cook-Off

  • Event Description: 30+ chilis to sample, local and seasonal brews, food truck rodeo, children’s carnival and LIVE music! FREE family and pet friendly event!
  • Date: October 21
  • Time: 12-6PM
  • Phone: 803-748-7373
  • Name of Location: Greene Street Five Points
  • Address: Five Points Fountain Saluda Avenue

  • Atoms in The Alley

    • Event Description: Fun, family event celebrating Aiken County and the surrounding areas nuclear history! Science related demonstrations, live music, vendors, and a movie.
    • Date: October 21
    • Time: 5-10PM
    • Phone: 803-748-7373
    • Name of Location: Newberry Street Festival Center
    • Address: Aiken, SC 29801

Pops: British Invasion

  • Event Description: We celebrate all the Queen’s horses and men, composers, and hitmakers in this concert featuring the best of Britannia. Admission: $30
  • Date: October 22
  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • Phone: 803-407-5011
  • Name of Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
  • Address: 7300 College Street, Irmo, SC 29063

Flip FabriQue

  • Event Description: Experience soaring acrobats, trampoline superstars, mesmerizing hula-hoopers, and spell-binding jugglers – wrapped in humor and joy. Flip FabriQue brings a party like we’ve never seen to the stage of Harbison Theatre! No matter your age, this show will leave you on the edge of your seat, smiling from ear to ear. Admission: $22
  • Date: October 28
  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • Phone: 803-407-5011
  • Name of Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College
  • Address: 7300 College Street, Irmo, SC 29063

hallopalooza at wingard's

  • Event Description: Enjoy riding the Gobblin Train and venturing thru the Corn Maze. Coloring, apple bobbing, Ray's NY Pizza and more!
  • Date: October 28
  • Time: 11am-1pm
  • Phone: 803-407-5011
  • Name of Location: Wingard's Market
  • Address: 1403 North Lake Drive
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November Events

#feedtheville

  • Event Description: 5th Annual Food Drive that benefits the Help of Summerville and the Dorchester Senior Center Holiday Food Basket program. These organizations help those in our community, that are in need. Put smiles on their faces by making a donation.
  • Date: November 1-20
  • Phone: 843-821-7260
  • Address: Various...see site for more information


lexington holiday open house

  • Event Description: Gather your friends & family to shop locally by visiting participating Lexington merchants. Refreshments, door prizes, sales and specials!
  • Date: November 2-5
  • Time: Various
  • Phone: 803-407-5011
  • Name of Location: Wingard's Market
  • Address: 1403 North Lake Drive

 

42nd craftsmen's christmas classic

  • Event Description: Over 275 artists and craftsmen from 20 states will showcase their work, with demonstrations. Items made by participating artists.
  • Date: November 3-5
  • Time: Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
  • Phone: 336-282-5550
  • Name of Location: SC State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 1200 Rosewood Dr.

 

harbison theatre: ronald k. brown/ evidence

  • Event Description: In this performance, dancers will integrate traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word.
  • Date: November 4
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: 803-407-5011
  • Name of Location: Harbison Theatre
  • Address: 7300 College Street 

 

sc philharmonic: Ravishing Rachmaninoff

  • Event Description: Rachmaninoff will delight you, and Sayaka Shoji's stunning virtuosity will amaze you again.
  • Date: November 4
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: 803-771-7937
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: 1051 Greene St

 

pumpkin smash at the zoo

  • Event Description: Watch as Riverbanks Zoo’s mammals, reptiles, birds and fish enjoy and interact with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
  • Date: November 4
  • Time: 10am-3pm
  • Phone: 803-779-8717
  • Name of Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
  • Address: 500 Wildlife Pkwy

 

christmas craft show and holiday bazaar

  • Event Description: Over 75 different crafters & vendors including handmade jewelry, photography, artwork, woodworking, christmas crafts, ornaments, wreaths, pottery and children's clothing.
  • Date: November 4
  • Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Phone: 803-553-4912
  • Name of Location: Lexington Middle School
  • Address: 702 North Lake Drive

 

carolina craftisan holiday bazaar

  • Event Description: Shop small business. Food trucks, shopping, 50+ vendors, live entertainment & much more!
  • Date: November 4
  • Time: 9am – 3pm
  • Phone: 803-757-4362
  • Name of Location: Productions Skating Rink
  • Address: 6704 Augusta Hwy, Leesville

 

  • kickoff for a cure

    • Event Description: Watch the Gamecock's via big screen TVs as they travel to Athens to take on the Bulldogs. Food, complimentary beer, wine.
    • Date: November 4
    • Time: 9am – 3pm
    • Phone: 843-388-5968
    • Name of Location: Williams Brice Stadium
    • Address: 1125 George Rogers Blvd. 
  • bubbie's brisket & bakery

    • Event Description: A Jewish food extravaganza! Traditional Jewish foods and baked goods.
    • Date: November 12
    • Time: 11am – 3pm
    • Phone: 843-388-5968
    • Name of Location: Beth Shalom Synagogue
    • Address: 5827 N Trenholm Rd

 

  • Aiken Performing Arts: O Sole Trio

    • Event Description: A vibrant classical crossover ensemble featuring the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini.
    • Date: November 16-17
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Phone: 803-643-4774
    • Name of Location: AECOM Center for the Performing Arts
    • Address: 126 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC

 


 

  • Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

    • Event Description: Dig for treasures, view a gigantic Orthoceras Fossil (between 300 and 400 million years old), purchase geodes from Mexico, and find collectible gems, minerals and fossils at the Jamil Temple. Beautiful jewelry and holiday gift ideas.
    • Date: November 17-19
    • Time: Fri and Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm
    • Phone: 803-736-9317
    • Name of Location: Jamil Temple
    • Address: 206 Jamil Road

 

  • riverbanks run

    • Event Description: Help kick off the Midlands’ longest running holiday tradition, Lights Before Christmas, by making tracks to Riverbanks’ annual 5k race.
    • Date: November 18
    • Time: 7:30am
    • Phone: 803-736-9317
    • Name of Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Garden
    • Address: 500 Wildlife Parkway

 

  • icrc holiday market

    • Event Description: Shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind handcrafted items including crafts, paintings, jewelry, home decor items, & more! Free admission.
    • Date: November 18
    • Time: 8:30am-2:30pm
    • Phone: 803-345-6181
    • Address: 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin

 

  • 22nd annual sc oyster festival

    • Event Description: Bring your chairs, blankets, oyster knives, and your appetite! Live music, oyster shooters, fried oysters, and oyster gumbo available for purchase. Food vendors, cold beer for sale. Steamed oysters for sale by the bucket, by PEARLZ Oyster Bar.
    • Date: November 19
    • Time: 11am-6pm
    • Phone: 803-736-9317
    • Name of Location: Robert Mills Historic House and Gardens
    • Address: 1616 Blanding St.

 

  • jamil shriners craft show

    • Event Description: Gifts, hand poured candles, Christmas ornaments, floral arrangements, wood carving, leather items, local honey & on-site monogramming! Refreshments, live entertainment.
    • Date: November 25
    • Time: 9am-5pm on the 25th; 1-5pm on the 26th
    • Phone: 803-732-4227
    • Name of Location: Jamil Temple
    • Address: 206 Jamil Road

    • Small Business Saturday

      • Event Description: Get your holiday shopping done and celebrate small businesses! Merchants will be handing out #ShopSmall goodies. Sales, specials, and more.
      • Date: November 25
      • Time: All Day
      • Phone: 803-748-7373
      • Name of Location: Five Points
      • Address: 206 Jamil Road

 

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December Events

  • starry night in five points

    • Event Description: Visit your favorite Five Points stores to enjoy sales and specials! From home goods, jewelry, and clothing to baked goods and wine!
    • Date: December 1
    • Phone: 803-748-7373
    • Name of Location: Five Points
  • annual christmas craft show

    • Event Description: Over 100 exhibitors from all over the Southeast. Crafts such as wreaths, wood furniture, paintings, baked goods, jewelry, holiday ornaments, pottery and more.
    • Date: December 1-2
    • Time: 9am-5pm on the 25th; 1-5pm on the 26th
    • Phone: 803-642-7631
    • Name of Location: Odell Weeks Activity Center
    • Address: 1700 Whiskey Rd


  • the living christmas story

    • Date: December 1-3
    • Phone: 803-781-3013
    • Name of Location: Union United Methodist Church
    • Address: 7582 Woodrow Street


  • snowball festival

    • Event Description: Parade, concert and more!
    • Date: December 1-3
    • Phone: 803-642-7631
    • Name of Location: Lexington Square Park and Icehouse Amphitheater
    • Address: 205 E Main Street (Lexington Square Park) & 107 West Main St.(Icehouse Amphitheater)

  • Town Theatre: Miracle on 34th Street

    • Event Description: A holiday classic from the writer of the theatre classic, The Music Man! This heartwarming musical is the perfect holiday treat!
    • Date: December 1-17
    • Phone: 803-799-4764
    • Name of Location: Town Theatre
    • Address: 1012 Sumter Street

  • annual carolina carillon parade

    • Event Description: Featuring Superhero Holiday entries from all over! Parade will be from the State House to the Vista. SC celebrities, marching bands, floats and Santa Claus!
    • Date: December 2
    • Time: Parade at 9:45am
    • Phone: 803-545-3100
    • Name of Location: Gervais and Bull Streets and proceed west on Gervais (downtown Columbia)

 

christmas at shandon umc

  • Event Description: Don’t miss Hanging of the Greens-Dec 3, Love Feast-Dec 10, the Christmas Benefit Concert with Eddie Huss & Friends-Dec 17 and the inspiring Christmas Eve service with music, beautiful greenery and glowing candlelight on Dec 24.
  • Date: December 3-25
  • Phone: 803-642-7631
  • Name of Location: Shandon United Methodist Church
  • Address: 3407 Devine Street

 

annual christmas tree lighting

  • Event Description: In front of Summerville Town Hall. Dignitaries and special guest performers will entertain us with traditional Christmas music. Brings thousands of people together to begin the holiday season with festive music and thousands of twinkling lights!
  • Date: December 5
    Time: 6:15pm
  • Phone: 843-821-7260
  • Name of Location: Summerville Town Hall
  • Address: 200 S Main Street

 

bojangles' basketball bash

  • Event Description: Elite Hoops + Live DJ = 3 Hot Nights! A National Elite High School Basketball Showcase.
  • Date: December 7-9pm
  • Phone: 803-699-2999 Ext 240
  • Name of Location: Ridge View High School
  • Address: 4801 Hard Scrabble Road

 

columbia christmas pageant

  • Event Description: With state of the art lighting, thousands of Christmas lights, glorious music, and a cast and crew of hundreds!
  • Date: December 8-10
    Time: December 8th (7:30pm), 9th (2pm & 5pm), and 10th (4pm)
  • Phone: 803-256-4251
  • Name of Location: First Baptist Church Columbia
  • Address: 1306 Hampton Street

 

41st Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes

  • Event Description: Join us in Historic Camden, SC to take a self-paced tour through some of the city’s oldest homes and Historic sites decorated beautifully for the season. Purchase tickets at the museum the day of and/or pick up your Tour booklet.
  • Date: December 9
    Time: 3-8pm
  • Phone: 803-256-4251
  • Name of Location: Camden Archives Museum
  • Address: 1314 Broad Street

 

Wingard’s Family Christmas

  • Event Description: Join us at Wingard's Family Christmas! Meet Mrs. Claus, ride the Santa Train and have hot apple cider and cookies.
  • Date: December 9
  • Phone: 803-359-9091
  • Name of Location: Wingard's Market
  • Address: 1403 N. Lake Drive

 

annual holiday bazaar

  • Event Description: Features 35+ vendors offering goods such as soy candles, soap, jewelry, scarves, crafts, ornaments, women’s clothing, & much more!
  • Date: December 9
    Time: 9am-2pm
  • Phone: 803-781-1626
  • Name of Location: Salem United Methodist Church
  • Address: 1321 Salem Church Rd, Irmo

 

columbia gun and knife show

  • Event Description: The largest Civil War show inthe world, featuring over 1,000 tables of authentic Civil War weapons and memorabilia.
  • Date: December 9-10
    Time: Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 7am-9pm
  • Phone: 770-630-7296
  • Name of Location: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive

 

columbia city ballet: The Nutcracker teas

  • Event Description: Takes place before the matinee performances. Held in Koger Center’s “ballroom” with a sit-down tea, cakes, cookies.
  • Date: December 9-10 & 16-17
    Time: Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 7am-9pm
  • Phone: 803-799-7605
  • Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts
  • Address: 1051 Greene St

 

summerville christmas parade

  • Event Description: Free event that brings the community together to spread Christmas cheer. The parade is one of the largest in the state, featuring nearly 3,000 participants with a spectatorship of 25,000. The participants' floats are judged, based on originality, creativity, and overall effort.
  • Date: December 10
    Time: 2pm
  • Phone: 843-821-7260
  • Name of Location: Downtown Summerville

 

harbison theatre: holiday pops

  • Event Description: Do you hear what we hear? The S.C. Philharmonic plays your favorite holiday classics and some contemporary, snowy surprises!
  • Date: December 10
    Time: 3:30pm
  • Phone: 803-407-5011
  • Name of Location: Harbison Theatre
  • Address: 7300 College Street 

 

famously hot new year

  • Event Description: SC’s largest NYE celebration! Large fireworks display in front of the S.C. State House! Live concert, food & more!
  • Date: December 31
    Time: Gates open at 6pm
  • Phone: 803-212-7118
  • Name of Location: Downtown Columbia
  • Address: Main & Gervais St 

 

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