PLAN AHEAD:
COLUMBIA SC
EVENTS
BY THE MONTH


July Events

 

  • Red, White & Blue on the Green

    • Event description:  Music, games, jump castles, food trucks and more. Free. Fireworks at dusk.

      Date: July 4
      Time: 5:30-9:30pm

      Phone: 843-821-7260

      Name of Location: Gahagan Park 
      Address: 515 W. Boundary Street

    • Bring It! Live

      • Event description:  Miss D & the Dancing Dolls from Lifetime's hit series "Bring It" take to the stage! 

        Date: July 5
        Time: Doors 6:30pm Show 7:30pm

        Phone: 803.576.2350

        Name of Location: Township Auditorium 
        Address: 1703 Taylor Street  

    • First Thursday on Main

      • Event description:  Great food, art, spirits and more! 

        Date: July 5
        Name of Location: From the 1200 block to 1700 block of Main Street 


Imagine Dragons with Grace VanderWaal

  • Event description:  Alternative Rock music. 

    Date: July 7
    Time: 7pm

    Phone: 1-800-745-3000

    Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena 
    Address: 801 Lincoln Street  

Guided Historical Walking Tours

  • Event description: Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek: Walk with us on the 12,000 Year History Trail to hear stories of soldier and civilian accounts of what happened during the burning of Columbia. About 2 miles (60 to 90 minutes).

    Date: July 7, July 21
    Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Phone: 850-322-5636

    Name of Location: 12,000 Year History Park
    Address: 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce, SC 29033

XTERRA Trail Run

  • Event description:  Half marathon and 5K. 

    Date: July 8
    Time: 7am

    Phone: 803-896-8890

    Name of Location: Harbison State Forest 
    Address: 5600 Broad River Rd 

SC Genealogical Society 46th Annual Summer Workshop

  • Event description:  Includes topics on DNA,  Law and Genealogy, Native American, African American, CSI-Dixie, SC Records, and more. 

    Date: July 13
    Time: 9am

    Phone: 864-369-2547

    Name of Location: South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History  
    Address: 8301 Parklane Road  

Free Summer Movie In Winnsboro

  • Event description: "Finding Dory”. Begins at Dusk (approximately 8:30)  Parking lot next to Gazebo Park.

    Date: June 13
    Time: 8:30-11pm

    Phone: 803-635-4242

    Name of Location: Gazebo Park
    Address: 100 block S Congress St. - Winnsboro 

USC ColaJazz Weekend

  • Event description:  Will feature NEA Jazz Master, GRAMMY-nominated, jazz legend…David Liebman. 

    Date: July 13-15

    Phone: 803-896-8890

    Name of Location: School of Music on the University of South Carolina campus
    Address: 813 Assembly Street

Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton

  • Event description:  American blue rock/ country rock band from San Francisco, California.

    Date: July 18
    Time: 7pm

    Phone: 803-576-9200

    Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena  
    Address: 801 Lincoln Street  

Wild Summer’s Night Auction and Wild Game Feast

  • Event description:  400 people will be auctioning off beautiful works of art; jewelry; guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions, guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; and more.

    Date: July 21
    Time: 6-10pm

    Phone: 803-256-0670

    Name of Location: Seawell's Catering  
    Address: 1125 Rosewood Drive  

Carolina Bridal Showcase

  • Event description:  Live resource of the areas best wedding vendors!

    Date: July 22
    Time: 1-5pm

    Phone:  803.786.1888

    Name of Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  
    Address: 1101 Lincoln Street  

Midlands Womens Fair

  • Event description:  FREE event offers dozens of vendors PLUS a fun photo booth, massages, makeovers, airbrush tattoos, self-defense classes & more. 

    Date: July 27-28
    Time: 10am-3pm

    Phone:  803-545-0000

    Name of Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  
    Address: 1101 Lincoln Street  

South Congaree Rodeo

  • Event description:  Bull riding, Barrel Racing, vendors and more. 

    Date: July 27-28
    Time: 8pm

    Phone:  803-513-5750
    Address: 395 Oak Street 

 


August Events

 

  • First Thursday on Main

    • Event description:  Great food, art, spirits and more! 

      Date: August 2
      Name of Location: From the 1200 block to 1700 block of Main Street 



      Brew at the Zoo

      • Event description: Enjoy over 100 varieties of imported, domestic and micro-brews, live entertainment, animal encounters and more. 

        Date: August 3
        Time: 7-9:30pm

        Phone:  803-779-8717

        Name of Location: Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden  
        Address: 500 Wildlife Parkway


  • Devine Street Sidewalk Sale

    • Event description: Shopping, great eats and more! 

      Date: August 3-5

      Phone:  803-608-6161

      Name of Location: Devine Street  

    • Guided Historical Walking Tours

      • Event description: Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek: Walk with us on the 12,000 Year History Trail to hear stories of soldier and civilian accounts of what happened during the burning of Columbia. About 2 miles (60 to 90 minutes).

        Date: August 4, August 18
        Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

        Phone: 850-322-5636

        Name of Location: 12,000 Year History Park
        Address: 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce, SC 29033



      Sweet Baby O 5K

      • Event description: 5K to celebrate the life of baby Owen Walker Caldwell. Post race fun and games. 

        Date: August 4
        Time: Starts at 7am

        Phone:  803-528-0740

        Name of Location: Saluda Shoals Park  
        Address: St. Andrews Road entrance - 6071 St. Andrews Rd.


      Gun & Knife Show

      • Event description: Buy, sell and trade in weapons, while promoting safe and lawful use of firearms and other weapons and related items - both antique and modern.  

        Date: August 4-5
        Time: Saturday 9am - 5pm / Sunday 10am - 4pm

        Phone:  803-463-9377

        Name of Location: Jamil Shrine Center 
        Address: 206 Jamil Road


      Free Summer Movie In Winnsboro

      • Event description: "Alice Through the Looking Glass".  Begins at Dusk (approximately 8:30)  Parking lot next to Gazebo Park.

        Date: August 10
        Time: 8:30-11pm

        Phone: 803-635-4242

        Name of Location: Gazebo Park
        Address: 100 block S Congress St. - Winnsboro 

      Repticon

      • Event description: Reptile and exotic animal show that features animal breeders from around the country, vendors with quality reptile pets, live animals and more.

        Date: August 11-12
        Time: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am) / Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

        Phone:  863-268-4273

        Name of Location: Jamil Temple  
        Address: 206 Jamil Rd.


      BrickUniverse Columbia LEGO Fan Convention

      • Event description: Calling all LEGO lovers! LEGO creations, building zones to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece, guest speakers, vendors and more.

        Date: August 11-12
        Time: 10am-1pm

        Phone:  (803) 545-0181

        Name of Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  
        Address: 1101 Lincoln St


  • Colonial Life Arena: Journey & Def Leppard

    • Event description: Def Leppard, hard rock and heavy metal band, considered to be part of the New Wave of the British Heavy Metal movement will be live in Columbia!

      Date: August 15
      Time: 7pm

      Phone:  803-576-9200

      Name of Location: Colonial Life Arena  
      Address: 801 Lincoln St


    • Trustus Theatre: Boy About Ten

      • Event description: A family’s experiences with puppies, snakes, and divorce equals some unexpected twists and turns!

        Date: August 17-25
        Time: 8pm

        Phone:  803-254-9732

        Name of Location: Trustus Theatre  
        Address: 520 Lady Street


        OTR II: Beyonce’ & Jay-Z

        • Event description: Beyonce and Jay-Z are coming to the Midlands to perform their On The Run Tour II!

          Date: August 21
          Time: 7:30pm

          Phone:  803-576-9200

          Name of Location: Williams Brice Stadium 
          Address: 1125 George Rogers Blvd


          York Summerfest

          • Event description: Free festival where the entire family can shop vendors, enjoy food trucks and a classic car show, fun runs, golf tournament, inflatables, live music and more.

            Date: August 24-25
            Time: Saturday 5-10pm / Sunday 8am-2pm

            Phone:  803-684-2590

            Name of Location: The Greater York Chamber of Commerce 
            Address: 23 East Liberty Street, York, SC


          • Soda City Comic Con

            • Event description: Comic and pop culture event that features vendors and artists from South Carolina.

              Date: August 25-26
              Time: Saturday 10am-6pm / Sunday 11am-5pm

              Phone:  803-361-6318

              Name of Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
              Address: 1101 Lincoln Street