Events

Explore the Outdoors During a Ranger-guided Walk

Grab your family and friends and see how much fun learning can be! The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is hosting free ranger-guided walks during the month of December.   Guests will learn how to install their own rain barrel, the history of the Columbia Canal, what wildlife can be found in your local park and more.  …

Main Street Ice-Coming to a Close

Last Day: January 16th, 2017

Main Street ICE, the City’s outdoor ice skating rink, will close for the season on Monday, January 16, 2017. There’s still time to enjoy the City’s hottest attraction. The ice rink will be open seven days a week at the following hours of operation: Monday-Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday,…

City to Hold 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

unnamed-1 Show Caption Hide Caption The City of Columbia’s 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street. Claflin University President Dr. Henry Tisdale will be the keynote speaker. Tisdale has served as the university’s president since 1994….

New Years Eve Gala

University of South Carolina Alumni Center | 7:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. | $150 The Lexington Medical Center Foundation and Women of Hope will host the first New Year’s Eve Gala at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center in downtown Columbia. This premiere, black tie event will give the community an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. And…

2016 Holiday Open House of ‘Past and Presents’

ABC News– The theme for the 2016 Holiday Open House is “Past and Presents.” Come enjoy light refreshments and holiday music as we get the Lorick Plantation into the holiday spirit. We are looking forward to having this year’s decorations be provided by Pisgah Lutheran Church, Garden Club of Saluda, Coldstream Garden Club, and Newberry Downtown Merchants Association. The Holiday…

Holiday Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given everyone some guidelines.   Place your tree away from sources of heat such as fireplaces, candles, and space heaters. Use only non-flammable decorations. Use only lighting evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory such as Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL). Inspect lights for frayed wire or other defects before use. Do not leave…

‘Honor the Dream’ Food Drive Kicking Off

ABC News-City of Columbia, Richland School District One and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation have kicked off the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive benefiting Harvest Hope Food Bank. The food drive ends December 22, 2016. The food drive is held each year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of community…