PLAN AHEAD:
COLUMBIA SC
EVENTS
BY THE MONTH


January Events

  • OYSTER ROAST, LOWCOUNTRY BOIL & BBQ FUNDRAISER

    • Event Description: Feast on buckets and buckets of steaming oysters and shrimp, while listening to live music by “Fatback and the Groove Band.”
    • Date: January 11

      Time: 6pm - 9pm

      Phone: 803.576.1799

      Name of Location: The Hall at Senate’s End

      Address: 320 Senate Street

    • CHAMBER MUSIC WITH CLAIRE BRYANT & FRIENDS

      • Event description: Camden native Claire Bryant returns with her renowned group of professional musicians, Decoda, for another evening of enchanting classical music.

        Date: January 11

        Time: 5:30pm - 7pm

        Phone: 803.425.7676

        Name of Location: Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Wood Auditorium

        Address: 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden

      COLONIAL LIFE ARENA: HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

      • Event description: Don’t miss the Harlem Globetrotters for their 2018 World Tour! Witness the incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks, tricks and side-splitting comedy from their star-studded roster. This one-of-a-kind family entertainment thrills fans of all ages.

        Date: January 12

        Time: 7pm

        Phone: 803.576.9200

        Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena

        Address: 801 Lincoln Street

    • ICRC CHILDREN’S THEATRE: LEGALLY BLONDE JR.

      • Event description: Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school.

        Date: January 12 - 14

        Time: 7:30 pm on Jan. 12th; 3pm & 7:30pm on Jan. 13th; 3pm on Jan. 14th

        Phone: 803.731.5208

        Name of Location: Harbison Theatre

        Address: 7300 College Street

        THE COMEDY HOUSE: BRUCE BRUCE

        • Event description: Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style.

          Date: January 12 - 14

          Time: 7pm & 9:30pm on Jan. 12; 7pm & 9:30pm on Jan. 13; 7pm on Jan. 14

          Phone: 803.798.9898

          Name of Location: The Comedy House

          Address: 2768 Decker Blvd.

          SC PHILHARMONIC: WEST SIDE STORY

          • Event description: Masterworks 3 features Bernstein’s On the Waterfront, Schwantner’s New Morning for the World, Ellington’s “Giggling Rapids” from The River, and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story in this beautiful accord.

            Date: January 13

            Time: 7:30pm

            Phone: 803.777.5112

            Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

            Address: 1051 Greene Street

          • SCARAB GAMING CONVENTION

            • Event description: Get ready for the best gaming experience in the Southeast. Roleplaying games, board gaming, Miniatures, and of course, fantastic organized play with Pathfinder and D&D Adventurer’s League!

              Date: January 12 - 15

              Name of Location: Columbia Scottish Rite Center

              Address: 7230 Garners Ferry Road

              PALMETTO SENIOR SHOW

              • Event description: There will be over 100 vendors showcasing products and services, plus there will be food available for purchase from vendors.

                Date: January 18

                Time: 9am - 2pm

                Phone: 803.794.8373

                Name of Location: SC State Fair Grounds at the Goodman Building

                Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive


                COLUMBIA BAROQUE: CELEBRATION OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS

                • Event description: Celebration of family and friends presents the music of Bach, Telemann, Handel and more.

                  Date: January 19

                  Time: 7pm Concert Conversations, 7:30pm Performance

                  Phone: 803.422.4921

                  Name of Location: USC School of Music Recital Hall

                  Address: 813 Assembly Street

                  TRUSTUS THEATRE: A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

                  • Event description: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Angels in America comes this powerful portrayal of individual dissolution and resolution in the face of political catastrophe.

                    Date: January 19 - February 3

                    Time: 8pm on Jan 19 - 20, 3pm on January 21, 7:30pm on January 25, 8pm January 26 - 27, 3pm on January 28, 7:30pm on February 1,  and 8pm on February 3.  

                    Phone: 803.254.9732

                    Name of Location: Trustus Theatre (Thigpen Main Stage)

                    Address: 520 Lady Street

                TOWN THEATRE: DREAM BIGGER BIG FISH

                • Event description: Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him.

                  Date: January 19 - February 4

                  Phone: 803.799.2510

                  Name of Location: Town Theatre

                  Address: 1012 Sumter Street

                  COLUMBIA CLASSICAL BALLET: LIFECHANCE

                  • Event description: International Ballet Gala of the stars. Proceeds to benefit a local charity.

                    Date: January 20

                    Time: 7:30pm

                    Phone: 803.777.5112

                    Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

                    Address: 1051 Greene Street

                    FINE ARTS CENTER ANNUAL GALA & AUCTION

                    • Event description: This annual gala fundraiser for the Fine Arts Center will feature cocktails, a scrumptious seated dinner, silent and live auctions under the direction of professional auctioneer, Chris Pracht.

                      Date: January 20

                      Time: 6pm - cocktails and silent auction; 7pm - seated dinner

                      Phone: 803.425.7676

                      Name of Location: Springdale Hall Club

                      Address: 161 Knights Hill Road, Camden


                      • WINTER SIDEWALK SALE ON DEVINE STREET

                        • Event description: Shop those GREAT post-holiday sales only on Devine Street! Mark your calendar for a weekend of fantastic deals and store specials that are sure to knock your winter socks off!

                          Date: January 26 - 28

                          Time: 10am - 6pm

                          Phone: 803.608.6161

                          Name of Location: Devine Street

                          TRUSTUS THEATRE: THE MOTHERS

                          • Event description: Don’t miss these sketch comedy and improv shows! It’s an evening full of laughter that only a mother could love!

                            Date: September 8, 2017 - May 18, 2018

                            Time: 11:15pm on January 26, 7:30pm on January 31, 11:15pm on February 2 & March 30, 7:30pm on April 4, 11:15pm on April 6, 7:30pm on May 9, 11:15pm on May 11 and May 18

                            Phone: 803.254.9732

                            Name of Location: Trustus Theatre (Thigpen Main Stage)

                            Address: 520 Lady Street

                            HARBISON THEATER: TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

                            • Event description: Inspired by the award-winning documentary of the same name, Take Me to the River LIVE features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see GRAMMY winners and music legends.

                              Date: January 27

                              Time: 7:30pm

                              Phone: 803.407.5011

                              Name of Location: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College

                              Address: 7300 College Street

                              CMA CHAMBER MUSIC ON MAIN

                              • Event description: Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron.

                                Date: January 30

                                Time: Happy hour and galleries open at 6pm, concert begins at 7pm

                                Phone: 803.799.2810

                                Name of Location: Columbia Museum of Art

                                Address: 1515 Main Street


 

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February Events

  • PALMETTO OPERA: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

    • Event description: Set in 17th century Seville, Spain, The Barber of Seville opens with the barber, Figaro, singing his own name, thus setting the stage for one of the world’s most popular comic operas.

      Date: February 2

      Time: 7:30pm

      Phone: 803.777.5112

      Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

      Address: 1051 Greene Street

      COLONIAL LIFE ARENA: MONSTER JAM

      • Event description: This sporting event features trucks including Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Northern Nightmare, Scooby Doo, Stinger, Master of Disaster, Nitro Menace, and Jailbird.

        Date: February 2 - 3

        Time: 7pm on Feb. 2, 1pm on Feb. 3, and 7pm on Feb. 3

        Phone: 803.576.9200

        Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena

        Address: 801 Lincoln Street

        NEWBERRY: HEALTHY CHILI COOK-OFF & HEALTH FAIR

        • Event description: For a small donation to the Super Bowl of Caring, the tasting public will receive 2 oz. tasting cups for samples from each team (10 teams).

          Date: February 3

          Time: 11am - 1:30pm

          Phone: 803.321.1015

          Name of Location: Memorial Park of Downtown Newberry

          Address: 1201 McKibben Street

          SC PHILHARMONIC: KUBRICK CLASSICS

          • Event description: Enjoy Rossini’s Overture to “La gazza ladra” (A Clockwork Orange), Purcell/Stucky’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (A Clockwork Orange), J. Strauss’ The Blue Danube Waltzes (2001: A Space Odyssey), and R. Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra (2001: A Space Odyssey) featuring the fanfare that delights Gamecocks everywhere.

            Date: February 3

            Time: 7:30pm

            Phone: 803.251.2222

            Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

            Address: 1051 Greene Street

            GUN & KNIFE SHOW COLUMBIA

            • Event description: Buy, sell, trade, or get appraisals! Admission is $8.

              Date: February 3 - 4

              Time: Saturday: 9am - 5pm, Sunday: 10am - 4pm

              Phone: 803.463.9377

              Name of Location: Jamil Shrine Temple

              Address: 206 Jamil Road

              COLUMBIA CITY BALLET: OFF THE WALL & ONTO THE STAGE

              • Event description: Green’s rich, vibrant colors infuse the stage through the backdrops and scrims while the music - an exhilarating, inspiring combination of traditional work songs, gospel music, Motown, and jazz - breathe life into the paintings’ intriguing characters.

                Date: February 9

                Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

                Phone: 803.799.7605

                Name of Location: Township Auditorium

                Address: 1703 Taylor Street

                COLUMBIA SC BOAT SHOW

                • Event description: 18 local dealers involved in the show this year. Camping, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Fishing Gear, Outdoor Wear and more!

                  Date: February 9 - 11

                  Time: Friday: 10am - 8pm, Saturday: 10am - 8pm, Sunday: 10am - 6pm

                  Phone: 803.200.1004

                  Name of Location: SC State Fairgrounds

                  Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive

                  BROADWAY IN COLUMBIA: CABARET

                  • Event description: Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous time?

                    Date: February 14

                    Time: 7:30pm

                    Phone: 803.251.2222

                    Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

                    Address: 1051 Greene Street

                    SWAMP CABBAGE: VALENTINE AT THE BREWERY

                    • Event description: Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day at Swamp Cabbage Brewery located near the stadium. Enjoy a five course meal for $30/person.  

                      Date: February 14

                      Time: Two seatings - 5:30pm & 8pm

                      Phone: 803.939.2589

                      Name of Location: Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company

                      Address: 921 Brookwood Drive

                    • TRUSTUS THEATRE: HENDERSON BROS. BURLESQUE

                      • Date: February 14 - 17

                        Time: 8pm

                        Phone: 803.254.9732

                        Name of Location: Trustus Theatre (Thigpen Main Stage)

                        Address: 520 Lady Street


                        A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE FT. MORRIS DAY & THE TIME AND SHELIA E

                        • Event description: The Auntie Karen Foundation is returning to the Koger Center with a tribute to Prince featuring Morris Day and The Time and Sheila E.

                          Date: February 16

                          Time: 8pm

                          Phone: 803.777.5112

                          Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

                          Address: 1051 Greene Street

                          WORLD BEER FESTIVAL

                          • Event description: Sip your way through the 10th Annual World Beer Festival as you sample over two hundred different types of beers, plus enjoy two stages of continuous live music!

                            Date: February 17

                            Time: First session: 12-4pm; Second session: 6-10pm

                            Name of Location: SC State Fairgrounds (Gate 6)

                            Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive

                            WINTER CHALLENGE XV OFF-Road triathlon

                            • Event description: As always, the main event at the Winter Challenge is an off-road triathlon consisting of a 7-Mile Trail Run, a 6-Mile Kayak, and a 10-Mile Mountain Bike.

                              Date: February 17

                              Time: Triathlon and Tri-Relay begin at 10am, Duathlon begins at 10:30

                              Phone: 765.481.6775  

                              Name of Location: Dome Farms

                              Address: Hwy 39 & New Forest Road Between Springfield & Williston, SC

                              THE TOWNSHIP: RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

                              • Event description: RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular!

                                Date: February 22

                                Time: 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

                                Phone: 803.576.2350

                                Name of Location: Township Auditorium

                                Address: 1703 Taylor Street

                                EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL CAMDEN TOUR STOP

                                • Event description: The EQUUS Film Festival will be a fun-filled weekend of award-winning horse themed films, panel discussions, art exhibits, celebrity book readings and author book signings in beautiful Camden. Enjoy three days of film screenings at Camden’s vintage Little Theatre, a Pop Up Filmmaker Salon for visiting filmmakers, award winners and films from the 2017 Festival, and equine events for kids!

                                  Date: February 23 - 25

                                  Time: Begins at 12pm each day

                                  Phone: 803.351.0223

                                  Name of Location: The Little Theatre

                                  Address: 506 East DeKalb Street, Camden


                                  CHAPIN THEATRE: LEAVING IOWA

                                  • Event description: Don Browning returns home to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home. But when he discovers Grandma’s house has been replaced by a grocery store, he travels across Iowa in search of a proper resting place for his father. This “father-and-son” road trip shifts comically from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood.“Leaving Iowa” is a postcard to anyone who’s ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth.

                                    Date: February 23 - March 4

                                    Time: Feb. 23 - Feb. 25 & March 1 - 3: 8pm; Feb. 26 & March 4: 3pm

                                    Phone: 803.240.8544

                                    Name of Location: Firehouse Theatre at American Legion Post 193

                                    Address: 102 Lexington Ave., Chapin

                                    TRUSTUS THEATRE: SUNSET BABY

                                    • Event description: Kenyatta Shakur was a Black Revolutionary in the 80s – a legend in his own right. Now that his wife and fellow-revolutionary has died, Kenyatta is desperate to reconnect with Nina, his estranged daughter.

                                      Date: February 23 - March 3

                                      Time: 8pm on February 23 - 24, 3pm on February 25, 7:30pm on Feb. 28 & March 1, 8pm on March 2, and 2pm & 8pm on March 3.

                                      Phone: 803.254.9732

                                      Name of Location: Trustus Theatre (Side Door Theatre)

                                      Address: 520 Lady Street

                                    • PALLADIUM SOCIETY 2018 CHILI COOK-OFF

                                      • Event description: One of HC's most popular events, the CHILI COOK-OFF is hosted by The Palladium Society and features a variety of chili recipes, judging by local celebrities, cash prizes for the winners, and live music.

                                        Date: February 24

                                        Time: 5:30pm - 8pm

                                        Phone: 803.252.7742 x15

                                        Name of Location: Music Farm Columbia

                                        Address: 1022 Senate Street


                                        GOSPEL FEST 2018

                                        • Event description: In its 13th year, The Gospel Fest will celebrate "community unity" through the singing of several local gospel choirs. The choirs will sing various genres of gospel music representing many styles.

                                          Date: February 24

                                          Time: 6pm

                                          Phone: 803.425.7676

                                          Name of Location: Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Wood Auditorium

                                          Address: 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden

                                          CARING HEARTS WINTER BALL

                                          • Event description: Enjoy beer, wine, spirits and dancing to music. This is a Black Tie affair. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Kershaw County's New Day on Mill Transitional Shelter.

                                            Date: February 24

                                            Time: 7pm - 11pm

                                            Phone: 803.432.0951
                                            Address: 833 South Broad Street, Camden



                                            2018 HERITAGE TEA

                                            • Event description: For more than 20 years, the Fine Art Center’s Multi-Cultural Committee has hosted an annual Heritage Tea to celebrate diversity and showcase the myriad talents of local residents and youth.

                                              Date: February 25

                                              Time: 3pm

                                              Phone: 803.425.7676

                                              Name of Location: Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Wood Auditorium

                                              Address: 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden


                                              SHUCKIN’ ON THE SHOALS

                                              • Event description: Attend the Saluda Shoals Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser and enjoy delicious oysters, hot chili, beer, wine and more! $50/Foundation Member; $60/Non-Member.

                                                Date: February 25

                                                Time: 4pm - 7pm

                                                Phone: 803.213.2035

                                                Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park

                                                Address: 5605 Bush River Road

 

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March Events

  • USC SCHOOL OF MUSIC: BERNSTEIN MASS

    • Event description: This epic stage production includes two orchestras, a rock band, a blues band, several choirs, singers, dancers and actors.

      Date: March 2 - 4

      Time: 7:30pm on March 2 & March 3, 3pm on March 4

      Phone: 803.777.5112

      Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

      Address: 1051 Greene Street


      TOWN THEATRE: THE GAME’S AFOOT

      • Event description: It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit.

        Date: March 2 - 18

        Phone: 803.799.2510

        Name of Location: Town Theatre

        Address: 1012 Sumter Street


    • IRISH FEST CAMDEN

      • Event description: The family friendly street festival will feature arts & crafts and food vendors, live Irish music, a KIDZ ZONE and a selection of Irish and European imports and the ever-popular green beer of course. The event will again kickoff with a children's Leprechaun parade.

        Date: March 3

        Time: 11am - 5pm

        Phone: 803-432-6828

        Address: Rutledge St., between Broad and Church Streets, downtown Camden


        RUN HARD COLUMBIA MARATHON

        • Event description: This spring race event is fun for all ages. The Run Hard Marathon provides course support, fluids/nutrition, shirts, medals and awards. From 5K to Marathon, they’ve got the race you need!

          Date: March 3

          Time: 7:30am

          Name of Location: Near the SC State House

          Address: 1100 Gervais Street


          COLUMBIA CLASSICAL BALLET: DON QUIXOTE

          • Event description: Join the Columbia Classical Ballet for the production of Don Quixote. Tickets are $5 - $35 at Koger Center for the Arts.

            Date: March 9

            Time: 7:30pm

            Phone: 803.777.5112

            Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

            Address: 1051 Greene Street


            CAROLINA CLASSIC HOME & GARDEN SHOW

            • Event description: This locally-produced show features over 200 exhibitors in three buildings and outdoor areas, seminars on a variety of subjects, activities for kids and much more.

              Date: March 9 - 11

              Time: March 9: 11am - 8pm, March 10: 9am - 6pm, March 11: 11am - 6pm

              Phone: 803.256.6238

              Name of Location: SC State Fairgrounds (enter through Gate 6)

              Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive


              SC PHILHARMONIC: ROMANTIC CHOPIN

              • Event description: Listen to Mozart’s “Overture to La clemenza di Tito,” Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1” and Brahm’s “Symphony No. 1” at this Masterworks 5 concert.

                Date: March 10

                Time: 7:30pm

                Phone: 803.777.5112

                Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

                Address: 1051 Greene Street


                • LOWCOUNTRY BOIL + CRAFT BEER JAMBOREE

                  • Event description: With ten live bands performing on two stages, a wide range of craft beers to choose from, a diverse selection of local cuisine, children’s rides and a giant low country boil, there’s something for everyone to love!

                    Date: March 10

                    Time: 11am - 7pm

                    Phone: 803.960.3552

                    Name of Location: City Roots Farm

                    Address: 1005 Airport Blvd.


                    HARBISON THEATRE: THE BREAKWOMB

                    • Event description: Based in Los Angeles, the mommas of The BreakWomb are veterans of Arrested Development, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Bridesmaids, This is 40, and, of course, hundreds of nights spent walking the floor and changing diapers.

                      Date: March 10

                      Time: 7:30pm

                      Phone: 803.407.5011

                      Name of Location: Harbison Theatre

                      Address: 7300 College Street


                    • MARCH FOR MEALS 5K

                      • Event description: Lace up your running shoes for the 2018 March for Meals 5K, a fundraiser supporting Meals on Wheels and congregate meal programs provided by Senior Resources.

                        Date: March 10

                        Time: 9am

                        Phone: 803.252.7734 x256

                        Name of Location: Timmerman Trail, Cayce

                        Address: SCANA Parkway, West of the 12th Street Extension in Cayce


                        COLONIAL LIFE ARENA: COLE SWINDELL

                        • Event description: Enjoy Cole Swindell’s Reason to Drink Tour

                          Date: March 10

                          Time: 7:30pm

                          Phone: 803.576.9200

                          Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena

                          Address: 801 Lincoln Street


                          THE FRIENDS OF EPWORTH PALATE PARTY

                          • Event description: This event will delight your senses and nourish your soul, with food and wine pairings that are sure to please even the most discerning of palates. As the signature event for the Friends of Epworth, the event raises awareness and funds for Epworth and the children who call Epworth home.

                            Date: March 10

                            Time: 7pm - 11pm

                            Phone: 803.256.7394

                            Name of Location: Hay Hill Market

                            Address: 1625 Bluff Road


                            SUMMERVILLE DREAM: ST. PATRICK’S DAY KICK OFF

                            • Event description: ​Historic Downtown is one of the gems of Summerville any day of the year, but it shines especially bright on the Third Thursday of every month. Downtown businesses – shops, restaurants, art galleries and more extend their hours until 8:30 p.m. or later… enjoy this St. Pat’s kick off!

                              Date: March 15

                              Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

                              Phone: 843.821.7260

                              Name of Location: Downtown Summerville


                              SPRING FLING WEEKEND: IRISH FLING KICK OFF

                              • Event description: The annual Irish Fling (Downtown Newberry’s answer to a “bar hop”) is a great event to enjoy Irish food, drink specials, and live entertainment.

                                Date: March 16

                                Time: 5pm - Midnight

                                Phone: 803.321.1015

                                Name of Location: Astwood Park (information tent open 5pm - 9pm); Downtown Newberry

                                Address: 1318 Main Street (information tent)


                                FAIRFIELD CHAMBER: ST. PATRICK’S DAY STREET DANCE

                                • Event description: Enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day Street Dance hosted by Fairfield Chamber.
                                  Date: March 17


                                  ST. PAT’S IN FIVE POINTS

                                  • Event description: Be prepared to shake your shamrocks at the 36th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points - one of the largest green and Gaelic celebration in the Southeast! Listen to over 20 bands on five stages, peruse arts and crafts vendors, and enjoy three food courts and a food truck rodeo with local and regional offerings.

                                    Date: March 17

                                    Time: 9am - 7pm

                                    Phone: 803.748.7373

                                    Name of Location: Five Points

                                    Address: 2100 Greene Street


                                    76th AIKEN TRIALS

                                    • Event description: This 75th annual event is a fun-filled full day of horse racing to showcase Aiken and the Aiken Training Track. Begun in 1942 as a way to give young horses in training the enlightening opportunity to experience every aspect of live racing, the Aiken Trials has become a time honored tradition as the first leg of Aiken's Triple Crown events, held annually for three consecutive Saturdays in March.

                                      Date: March 17

                                      Time: Gates open at 10am, races start at 2pm

                                      Phone: 803.648.4631

                                      Name of Location: Aiken Training Track

                                      Address: 538 Two Notch Road SE, Aiken


                                      CELTIC WOMAN: HOMECOMING TOUR

                                      • Event description: Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage.

                                        Date: March 20

                                        Time: 7pm

                                        Phone: 803.777.5112

                                        Name of Location: Koger Center for the Arts

                                        Address: 1051 Greene Street


                                        TARTAN DAY SOUTH HIGHLAND GAMES AND CELTIC FESTIVAL

                                        • Event description: This Scottish and Irish themed festival is an array of different events at many different venues featuring unique sports, incredible music, great foods, and interactive activities as well as interesting exhibitions celebrating the Celtic Culture.  The Main event will take place on Saturday, March 24th.

                                          Date: March 22 - 25

                                          Name of Location: Historic Columbia Speedway (where main event will be held)

                                          Address: 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce


                                          COLONIAL LIFE ARENA: WINTER JAM

                                          • Event description: Listen to artists Skillet, Kari Jobe (featuring Cody Carnes), Building 429, KB, Jordan Feliz, and the tour host NewSong. Comedian John Crist and Speaker Nick Hall will add to the evening. The Pre-Jam Party artists are emerging artists Dan Bremnes, Mallary Hope, and Westover!

                                            Date: March 23

                                            Time: 7pm

                                            Phone: 803.576.9200

                                            Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena

                                            Address: 801 Lincoln Street


                                            PALMETTO SPORTSMEN’S CLASSIC

                                            • Event description: The largest hunting and fishing trade show in South Carolina. Family friendly event with over 350 outdoor related vendors and kids activities.

                                              Date: March 23 - 25

                                              Time: March 23: 12pm - 8pm; March 24: 9am - 7pm; March 25: 11am - 6pm

                                              Phone: 803.734.4008

                                              Name of Location: SC State Fairgrounds

                                              Address: 1200 Rosewood Drive

       



 

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