APR
27
Cayce Festival of the Arts
Featuring artists, crafters and authors from around the region - net proceeds to benefit a local charity selected by the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association
Columbia
Cayce
Arts
APR
27
Kinetic Derby Day
Parade of kinetic sculptures (human-powered, handmade floats), adult and child soapbox derby racing, food trucks - hosted by City of West Columbia
Columbia
West Columbia
Educational
APR
27
Kid's Day of Lexington
Learn about health, safety and environmental awareness through booths, activities, live performances
Columbia
Lexington
Expo
APR
29
Sweet & Savory Chef's Competition
A night of sweet treats, savory hors d'oeurves, live music and vote for your favorite dishes - benefits Palmetto Place Children's Shelter
Columbia
Culinary
APR
30
ColaJazz Crawl: International Jazz Day
Multiple area venues will be hosting local and international jazz musicians - hosted by ColaJazz
Columbia
Arts
MAY
3 - 4
Festival of Gardens
Visit eight private gardens in the Forest Lake neighborhood - a Columbia Green event
Columbia
Misc
MAY
4
Rosewood Crawfish Festival
Lots of fresh crawfish and other tasty treats, live music, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, 5K crawdaddy dash run, and more
Columbia
Festival
MAY
4
Columbia Wave Fest
Live music, food, vendors, kids zone - a Federation of Families of SC event in recognition of national Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
Columbia
Festival
MAY
4
NAMIWalks Mid-Carolina
5K family-friendly walk - benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Columbia
Sports
MAY
5
Big Nosh
Sample popular Jewish foods and experience cultural events and activities
Columbia
Festival
MAY
6
Columbia
Convention
MAY
9 - 11
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, live music, 5K, carnival rides, street dances, fireworks, best chicken cooking contest
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
MAY
11
Lexington Wine Walk
Wine tastings, complimentary wine glass, hors d'oeuvres, live music - benefits the Lexington Beautification Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Culinary
MAY
17 - 18
Governor's Cup Road Race
2-days of racing with the Main Street Mile on Friday evening with kid's open and elite divisions then on Saturday is the half marathon and 5K events
Columbia
Sports
MAY
18
Lemonade II
Living. Every. Moment. Optimistically. NonStop. And. Defying. Expectations is a cultural day party celebrating culture and arts - 21+ only at Hampton Preston Mansion
Columbia
Arts
MAY
19
Metropolitan Bridal Expo
Plan the wedding of your dreams with vendors from the area inspiring you on the different aspects of wedding planning
Columbia
Expo
MAY
23
Power of the Purse
Auctions of designer purses, spa packages and more - Women in Philanthropy event to raise money for women and children in need
Columbia
Fashion
MAY
31
Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale
Stretching 44 miles along SC 23 from Batesburg-Leesville to Modoc
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Misc
MAY
31
South Carolina Square & Round Dancers Convention
For all levels of dancers - several dances plus clinics, workshops and more
Columbia
Expo
MAY
31
Blythewood DOKO Rodeo
An IPRA championship rodeo, live music, rides for kids, food vendors - benefits local organizations
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
JUN
1
Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale
Stretching 44 miles along SC 23 from Batesburg-Leesville to Modoc
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Misc