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Peace Day at the State House; Marvel Universe Live!

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.
Cultural Season

Cultural Season 2014-15

Comprehensive Calendar of the Arts in Columbia
By Free Times | Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Columbia has long been home to a vibrant local arts community, and it’s only getting more active.


Special Events

Children's Consignment Sale

Offering gently used children's clothing and toys at great prices and for a great cause. Proceeds go to local non-profits.
Date: Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2014
Category: Special Events /

Un Día de Campo entre Amigos (A Picnic Among Friends)

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County and The ALPHA Behavior Health Center present a celebration of culture with fun, great food, a feature presentation, Huapango, (a view of Hispanic culture), great information and prizes.
Date: Sep 28
Category: Special Events /

Lake Murray SUP Classic

Standup paddleboard race benefitting Special Olympics South Carolina. Racers from across the Southeast will compete in a series of races for all skills. Racers: Register at lakemurraysupclassic.com.
Date: Sep 27
Category: Fundraisers / Special Events /

Mountain Heritage Day

Combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song. Features bluegrass, old-time, gospel and dance music, chainsaw competition, antique car show and more.
Date: Sep 27
Category: Outdoors + Recreation / Special Events /

Marvel Universe at Colonial Life

Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, and more combat threatening villains come to life. With cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and motorcycles, it's like the movies without a giant screen.
Date: Sep 26 - Sep 28, 2014
Category: Special Events /


The Zoo’s premier fundraiser. Invites guests to take a sunset safari through the Zoo while sampling a variety of African-inspired cuisine seasoned with a taste of the South. Live and silent auction, too.
Date: Sep 26
Category: Fundraisers / Special Events /

PTSD Forum

Informational discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder among military veterans, featuring several experts, with help and further resources available. Hosted by the Midlands Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America.
Date: Sep 25
Category: Health + Support / Special Events /

Silver Ring Thing

This 2-hour stage performance incorporates high energy music, videos, skits and comedy. Jam-packed with testimonies that encourage students to make healthy choices regarding dating, relationships and sex.
Date: Sep 25
Category: Health + Support / Special Events /

Table For Six Networking Dinner

Interested in nonprofit and board service? This is the event for you. Dine with Columbia's top nonprofit executives, enjoy entertainment from musical entrepreneurs Brooklyn Rider, explore MTC's Harbison Theatre and dine on delicious cuisine from Ms. B's Southern Kitchen.
Date: Sep 24
Category: Clubs + Groups / Food + Drink / Special Events /

Columbia's Got Talent

Can you sing, dance, tell jokes? Contestants compete for cash and prize.
Date: Sep 23
Category: Special Events /

A Day of Peace

In conjunction with the United Nations' annual International Day of Peace, there will be music, songs, poetry, readings, and silent and spoken prayers for peace. Proceeds will be donated to the United Nations-affiliated non-profit organization, Pathways to Peace (pathwaystopeace.org).
Date: Sep 21
Category: Public announcements / Special Events /

Columbia's Greek Festival

Greek food, music and culture. One of Columbia's most popular annual festivals.
Date: Sep 18 - Sep 21, 2014
Category: Food + Drink / Special Events /

Ongoing Events

Exhibitions, farmers markets, volunteer opportunities and more.

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

Date: Oct 17 - Jan 18, 2015

Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos Etchings

Date: Sep 20 - Jan 3, 2015

Jack and the Giants

Date: Sep 13 - Dec 27, 2014


Date: Sep 5 - Nov 12, 2014

The World in 1914

Date: Sep 2 - Nov 1, 2014
• More ongoing events
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