Things to Do Around Columbia SC

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I wanted to re-blog this piece for two reasons.  I have some outstanding memories in this part of the world as a young soldier and two, it is a great public service to post this type of blog.  If I were to travel here again, this would really assist me in my trip plan.  Therefore I intend to do a few of these a year for my neck of the woods and hope that others will follow suit. 

Hint, I am planning on Orlando, Monterey, CA and TN next if you are in that area, tell me where to find the best local food and great things to show the kids.


Gary De Pury, SFR


Original content by Robby Milam

Things to Do Around Columbia SC...


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Calendar of Events

Welcome to the Official Columbia Calendar of Events managed by the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau. Events are searchable by date, keyword and category, with ongoing events listed on the lower portion of the page. If you would like your event to be considered for a listing on our calendar, please review our calendar criteria submit the details of your event.

Friday Dec 17, 2010

About FACE

  • December 17, 2010 - January 16, 2011
  • Location: David Wallace Robinson, Jr Community Gallery
  • Address: 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC
  • Venue: Columbia Museum of Art

This installation is an annual juried community gallery show by About Face artists. About Face is a group of artists that share a figural model in the Museum's studios. This group, representing a wide range of ages and abilities, offers a supportive and friendly atmosphere in which to hone artistic skills.

Le Cafe Jazz at Finlay Park Cafe

  • December 17, 2010
  • Address: 930 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Venue: Finlay Park

The Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation presents Come to Jazz Town USA... Columbia, South Carolina and take a trip each and every Friday to France... Le Cafe Jazz at Finlay Park offers an indoor and outdoor Bistro for the Culture in You. Weekly program schedule: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Happy Hour Piano Jazz Set 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Professional Jazz Set (House Band) 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Open Jam Session/Cutting Contest for a Purse In a unique atmosphere come enjoy: French and American Cuisin...

Lights Before Christmas

  • December 17, 2010 - January 02, 2011
  • Location: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  • Address: 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210
  • Venue: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Experience Columbia's longest running holiday tradition at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.  Explore the Zoo illuminated by nearly one million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images.  Take your photo with Santa; roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire and be sure to wear your hat - it snows nightly at Riverbanks during the Lights Before Christmas. SCE&G elves will be distributing energy-efficient CFL light bulbs to the first 250 families attending Lights Before ...

Taylor Made: The Art of Anna Heyward Taylor

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Anna Heyward Taylor (1879-1956) was instrumental in the Charleston Renaissance and remains one of the most important 20th century artists in the state and. Privately educated during her youth, Taylor first attended Radcliffe College and eventually graduated from the Presbyterian College for Women, located in Columbia, in 1897. Determined to pursue a career in art, Taylor moved to New York City in 1900, where she trained with William Merritt Chase, a leading arti...

The Nutcracker

Columbia City Ballet's Nutcracker is "as close to perfect as you can get," says The State. Columbia City Ballet's holiday family tradition, Nutcracker, dazzles South Carolina audiences each season. Don't miss this year's extraordinary performance. Saturday, December 11th at 3:00 pm Saturday, December 11th at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 12th at 3:00 pm Friday, December 17th at 7:30 pm Saturday, December 18th at 3:00 pm Saturday, December 18th at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 19th at 3:00 pm






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Comments (2)

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Defintely a lot going on in Columbia SC.

Dec 17, 2010 10:40 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Gary!  Great list to share from your Columbia neighbor.  That is where we'll be on Saturday for the holiday--very near the base too!

Have a wonderful holiday...

Dec 19, 2010 04:25 AM

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