What is it?
Crash Course Columbia is a day-and-a-half program – offered quarterly – in which participants will hop between entertainment districts (in both Richland and Lexington County) and learn more about what our city has to offer, by way of:
○ Getting details on upcoming developments
○ Discovering key attractions
○ Exploring the history of our city
○ Learning where to find public art
○ Tasting top food + drink spots across the region
Many stops will include exclusive, behind-the-scenes experiences available only to program-goers.
Which Columbia hotspots will be highlighted?
The next day, participants will begin with breakfast at smallSUGAR, then let their food settle while they get photos of Lincoln St. Tunnel and hear about development updates from The Vista. The day continues with tours of Riverbanks Zoo, City Roots, Segra Park (home to the Columbia Fireflies), BullStreet, Five Points, West Columbia + Historic Columbia – along with stops (and tastings) at River Rat Brewery and Hunter-Gatherer at the Hanger.
Talk about the ideal Columbia 24-hour itinerary.
When does it take place?
○ March 12-13
○ May 14-15
○ August TBD
○ October TBD
How can I be part of it?
The goal of the program is to target those who are either new to the working world or new to Columbia – and share a passion for Columbia, with hopes they’ll become champions for the region and develop a closer connection to the community.
Contact the Crash Course team to get involved.