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What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.

Ongoing Events

Exhibitions, farmers markets, volunteer opportunities and more.

Special Events

The M.O.M. Sale - Children's Consignment

Featuring gently used: maternity; children's clothing (preemie-14); toys & books; furniture & equipment; holiday outfits and Halloween costumes. Something for every family at super low prices.
Date: Aug 23
Category: Special Events /

City of Columbia Back to School Bash

A free event for elementary, middle and high school students, the bash will feature health screenings courtesy of Walgreens, book bag giveaways, a Health & Fitness Zone, entertainment, fitness challenges, vendors, exhibitors, face painting and more. Presented by BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid.
Date: Aug 16
Category: Children + Teens / Special Events /

Bass & BBQ Festival

35 BBQ teams compete for cash prizes; BBQ fans sample best BBQ in the state. Saturday, fans can sample 5 competitors for $5. On Sunday, fans can buy BBQ from vendors. Live music by country artist Jeremy McComb on Sat at 2 p.m. John Wesley Satterfield performs on Sunday.
Date: Aug 16 - Aug 17, 2014
Category: Food + Drink / Special Events /

Back to School Bash 2014

Health screenings courtesy of Walgreens, book bag giveaways, Health & Fitness Zone, entertainment, fitness Challenges, vendors, exhibitors, face painting and more.
Date: Aug 16
Category: Special Events /

Forrest Wood Cup Expo

The Forrest Wood Cup, presented by Walmart, is the biggest payday in bass fishing. Visit the FLW Expo to meet pros, attend fishing seminars and snag deals on outdoor gear; 1,000 kids 14 and under will receive a free rod & reel.
Date: Aug 15 - Aug 17, 2014
Category: Outdoors + Recreation / Special Events /

Forrest Wood Cup Weigh-ins

Sample BBQ at this two-day cook-off competition and enjoy free country music concerts that take place in conjunction with the FLW Expo. Crowning of the $500,000 Forrest Wood Cup Champion comes on Sunday. FLW Expo opens at 10 a.m.. Weigh-ins daily at 5 p.m.
Date: Aug 14 - Aug 17, 2014
Category: Special Events /

ECEG Bird Show and Fair

Exotic parrot and cockatiel exhibits, vendors, cages, toys and supplies.
Date: Aug 9
Category: Special Events /

Countdown to Kindergarten

The evening will feature free admission to the museum, costumed characters, games, face painting, karaoke, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy. Rising kindergartners can visit a mock classroom, practice boarding a school bus and carrying a lunch tray.
Date: Aug 8
Category: Children + Teens / Special Events /

Countdown to Kindergarten

The evening will feature free admission to the museum, costumed characters, games, face painting, karaoke, information booths and resources for parents on keeping kids safe and healthy.
Date: Aug 8 - Aug 8, 2014
Category: Children + Teens / Special Events /

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Joint sidewalk sale during Tax Free Weekend. While you shop, you will have the opportunity to visit with local artists who will display their work.
Date: Aug 1 - Aug 3, 2014
Category: Special Events /
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