COLAtoday phone
Good news for Columbia.
Get the best local news & events sent to your inbox each morning, for free.
We want to know: Where is the best BBQ in Cola? Vote for your favorite to help determine a champion.
The sixth annual Cottontown Art Crawl returns on Saturday, March 9 from 4 to 10 p.m., and is set to showcase 200 artists.
Historic Columbia’s March events feature tours, concerts, and webinars, celebrating Columbia’s history and culture.
Peak Drift Brewing Company and Columbia Craft Brewing Company merge under Craft Brew Inc., enhancing SC’s craft beer industry. Discover how this alliance aims to elevate regional breweries and foster collaboration in the Midlands.
Explore The Flutter Wing, Columbia’s newest boutique accommodations that feature the eclectic taste of Hotel Trundle and privacy for guests.
Eat and Drink
National Margarita Day is Thursday, Feb. 22. Let’s get salty (or spicy).
Got a hot new fling? Hoping to spice things up with your longtime partner? We’re here to help plan your next date night in Soda City.
Dig into Columbia’s must-try pizza shops including local legends, fancier fare, cross-country crusts, and more.
Don’t sweat it if you can’t make it down to the bayou — you can celebrate Mardi Gras right here, 680 miles away from the French Quarter.
Travel and Outdoors
In 2023, Congaree National Park set a visitation record with 250,114 guests, reflecting a growing interest in natural and cultural heritage.
You don’t need to be a resident… but it sure is cheaper.
We’re highlighting the best kid-friendly activities that Columbia, SC has to offer — complete with art classes, animal encounters, and outdoor fun.
With the TRAK Trails program, families can explore nature in the Midlands and earn points.
Real Estate
Here are five ongoing projects that will change Columbia’s riverfront landscape for decades to come.
Trinity Partners announced Voodoo Brewing Company as the last tenant of Lexington County’s redevelopment project + the three buildings will total 8,720 sqft.
A new initiative at Congaree Pointe, promises to transform Columbia with a diverse array of amenities, including a farmers market, affordable senior living, and more.
City officials and legislators announced a $3 million allocation for the redevelopment of the former Richland Mall site, marking the beginning of a transformative project in Forest Acres.
City
Get ready for a soccer showdown as Liverpool F.C. and Manchester United meet at Williams-Brice Stadium on the Rivals in Red Tour. Pre-sale tickets are available today.
Night Shift market collaboration revitalizes Columbia’s arts scene, offering a unique blend of shopping, crafts, and entertainment from March to October.
Projects, partnerships, and free admission highlight Riverbanks Zoo’s 50th anniversary, promising unforgettable experiences for visitors.
Opened in 1976, Casual Living closed in 2023. Here are four more options in Cola to find outdoor furniture that can stand up to the South Carolina weather.

Our audience is vocal, social and looks to us as the authority on all things local. Let your brand be seen where it matters most.