So, it’s 2023. Resolutions are set, vacations are being planned — and while you’re already looking at your calendar — we recommend planning ahead for these local events.
🍀 St. Pat’s in Five Points | Saturday, March 18 | Attend one of Columbia’s biggest events. Enjoy the parade with your family, jam to live music with friends, and let the kids play on the Pot O’ Gold Playland.
🎶 Columbia International Festival | Saturday, April 1-Sunday, April 2 | Learn about ~100 countries and taste exotic flavors of foreign cuisines. Pro tip — kids 18 and under can attend for free.
🍷 The Columbia Food and Wine Festival | Wednesday, April 19-Sunday, April 23 | Established in 2018 — via a collaboration between Free Times and the Five Points Foundation — this event showcases the Midlands’ growing culinary scene through several events.
🌽 South Carolina State Fair | Wednesday, Oct. 11-Sunday, Oct. 22 | It’s never too early to start planning for the SC State Fair.
It’s fun to read about and plan for big events happening this year in the Soda City, but maybe you have a few of your own you want to share with us. Follow these three easy steps to add your events to our calendar: