Wednesday March 25, 2015 through Tuesday April 14, 2015
Daily through June 7 – “Face Vessels: Archaeological Evidence of Face Vessels Manufactured in Old Edgefield, South Carolina” at the South Carolina State Museum. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/face-vessels/.
Mondays through Saturdays through July 25 – “Traditions, Change and Celebration: Native Artists of the Southeast” at McKissick Museum on the University of South Carolina campus. For more information call (803) 777-7251 or visit http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/mckissickmuseum/traditions-change-and-celebration-native-artists-southeast.
First Thursdays – First Thursdays on Main Street at the 1200-1700 block of Main Street in downtown Columbia. The event lasts from 6 pm to 10 pm and is a collaboration of a number of vendors in the area. For more information call (803) 988-1065 or visit http://firstthursdaysonmain.com/.
Third Thursdays – Vista Nights offered by the Congaree Visit Guild in the Vista area of downtown Columbia. This event is a collaboration of vendors offering extended hours and events such as wine and beer tastings, art classes, and more. For more information call (803) 269-5946 or visit http://www.vistacolumbia.com/vistanights.aspx.
Saturdays – State House Tours. For more information call (803) 734-2430 or visit http://www.scstatehouse.gov/visit.php.
March 20 – April 11 – “Godspell” at the Trustus Theatre. For more information call (803) 254-9732 or visit https://trustus.org/.
March 26 – Oyster Roast at Harmon’s Tree Farm in Gilbert. This event is put on by the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center. To reserve your tickets, call (803) 359-6113 or visit www.lexingtonsc.org.
March 26 – South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo held at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia. For more information call (800) 915-4522 or visit http://www.sc.edu/scatp/expo/expo15.html.
March 26 – Sweet & Savory Chef’s Competition at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. This event is to benefit the Palmetto Children’s Shelter. For more information call (803) 786-6819 or visit http://palmettoplaceshelter.org/sweet-savory/.
March 26 – 29 – Tartan Day South Highlands Games and Celtic Festival with most events to be held at the Historic Columbia Speedway in Cayce. This event will include unique sports, great food, fantastic music, and a variety of exhibits. For more information visit http://tartandaysouth.com/.
March 27 – 29 – Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. The event includes exhibitors, seminars, demonstrations, and the opportunity to visit with celebrity sportsmen from around the nation. For more information visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/psc/.
March 27 – “The Frog Princess” at the Columbia Marionette Theatre. Showtime’s 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. For more information call 803-252-7366 or visit www.cmtpuppet.org.
March 27 – Cornbread Cookoff for the Cornbread Festival on March 28th. Judging begins at 1:30 pm in Earlewood Park in Columbia. For more information visit http://www.sccornbreadfestival.com/#!home/mainPage.
March 28 – 29 – Carolina Wildlife Centers Annual Baby Shower held at the Carolina Wildlife Center on Bush River Road. Come visit and meet wildlife ambassadors Takota the red-tailed hawk, Trinity the opossum, and Oakley the screech owl. For more information call (803) 772-3994 or visit www.carolinawildlife.org.
March 28 – The Color Run held at Finlay Park. This 5K event is a nationwide urban race in support of healthiness, happiness, and individuality. For more information call (803) 545-4100 or visit http://thecolorrun.com/columbia.
March 28 – Run-Walk-N-Roll held at the Swansea High School in Swansea. This 5K/10K walk-run-roll event benefits Special Olympics athletes of the Midlands. For more information call (803) 738-6161 or visit https://www.facebook.com/SHFASHS.
March 28 – Kenny Chesney at the Colonial Life Arena. For more information call (803) 596-9200 or visit www.coloniallifearena.com.
March 28 – “Pavement” at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College in Irmo. This venue is performed by the Abraham in Motion urban contemporary dance group led by the acclaimed award winning choreographer Kyle Abraham. For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org/.
March 28 – Mustang and Ford Show at Jim Hudson Ford on Main Street in Lexington. This event is put on by the Central South Carolina Mustang Club. For more information visit http://www.centralscmustangclub.org/annualmustangfordshow.htm.
March 28 – South Carolina Cornbread Festival located at Newman and Main Street in Columbia. Come try a variety of cornbreads that competed in the March 27th cookoff. For more information visit http://www.sccornbreadfestival.com/#!home/mainPage.
March 29 – “Stick Fly” at the Workshop Theatre of South Carolina at Market Place located at the 701 Contemporary Gallery. For more information call (803)7999-4876 or visit www.workshoptheatre.com.
March 29 – “Willie Wonka Kids” held at the Town Theatre on Sumter Street. Come see this entertaining event put on by some of the areas most talented youth. For more information call (803) 799-2510 or visit www.towntheatre.com.
April 2 – 5 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Xtreme Circus at the Colonial Life Arena. For more information call (803) 596-9200 or visit www.coloniallifearena.com.
April 4 – Downtown Triathlon at the University of South Carolina Blatt PE Center. For more information call (864) 420-5169 or visit http://www.setupevents.com/?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2739.
April 4 – Bunny Hop 5K held at the downtown Columbia YMCA. For more information call (803) 799-9187 or visit www.columbiaymca.org.
April 4 – Hopefest at New Hope Church at 930 Longtown Road in the Northeast area of Columbia. This event will include food and many fun activities, including an egg hunt, a petting zoo, and inflatables, all free to the public. The event will run from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For more information call (919) 206-4673 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1618030168410717/.
April 10 – 19 – “Skippyjon Jones in Cirque de Ole” at the Columbia Children’s Theatre. For more information call (803) 691-4548 or visit http://www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com/.
April 10 – 11 – Palmetto Half Marathon held at the Village at Sandhills in Northeast Columbia . The event will include a 5K run/walk, a youth half-marathon, and a kids fun run. For more information visit http://palmettohalfmarathon.com/.
April 10 – “Becoming Harriet Tubman” at the Shandon Presbyterian Church. Come see this event that spans the life of this historical icon. For more information call (803) 771-4408 or visit www.shandonpres.org.
April 11 – At the Movies: Featuring the South Carolina Philharmonic at the Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College in Irmo. For more information call (803) 407-5011 or visit http://www.harbisontheatre.org.
April 11 – River Rocks Music Festival at Riverfront Park in downtown Columbia. This event will include in addition to bands from around the country, activities for the kids, to include bounce houses and a rock wall and a local outfitters providing kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards, as well as refreshments. For more information call (803) 760-3357 or visit http://www.riverrocksfestival.com/.
April 11 – Ultimate Challenge Mud Run at the Leatherneck in Gaston. Included in this event is a time for the kids to participate in their own event. For more information call (803) 477-0541 or visit http://www.ultimatechallengemudrun.org/.
April 11 – Touch-a-Truck at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia. For more information call (803) 779-4571 or visit https://www.jlcolumbia.org/?nd=tat.
April 11 – Historic Elmwood Park Tour of Homes held in the Elmwood Park District of Columbia. For more information visit www.historicelmwoodpark.org.
April 11 – Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show presented by the Columbia Design League at the Columbia Museum of Art. This is a one of a kind fashion show competition. For more information visit http://www.columbiadesignleague.org/runaway-runway-2014/.
April 11 – It’s All About Herbs held at the Lexington County Museum on Fox Street. This event is put on by the Lexington County Herb Bunch will include plants for sale, educational seminars, and a variety of food for sale. An additional event will include “Tea Time” for an additional fee, which includes teas and delicacies made by the members. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship for a Lexington County student pursuing a career in Agriculture/Horticulture. For more information call (803) 629-2229 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/777538432281277/.
April 11 – Cayce Festival of the Arts to be held at Guignard Brickworks on Knox Abbot Drive in Cayce. The show will include authors/writers, crafters, and artists from South Carolina and surrounding states. For more information visit http://caycefestivalofthearts.blogspot.com.
April 11 – 12 – Columbia Open Studios at various locations in the Columbia and Lexington area. Enjoy a weekend of touring a variety of artists’ studios in the area. For more information call (803) 779-4571 or visit http://www.701cca.org/programs-and-events-2/columbia_open_studios/.
April 14 – Read-In at the South Carolina State House to celebrate reading and libraries. This event will have students from all across the State visiting in honor of the events, which will include a “Books on Parade” with children dressed as their favorite characters. For more information call (803) 960-4999 or visit http://read-in-sc.org/.