Columbia Festivals 2021, 2022

Jubilee Festival of Black History & Culture 2021

Jubilee Festival of Black History & Culture

September, 2021

Mann-Simons Site, 1403 Richland St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Great American Whiskey Fair 2021

Great American Whiskey Fair

September, 2021

701 Whaley, 701 Whaley St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Taste of the Midlands Food Fest 2021

Taste of the Midlands Food Fest

September, 2021

Jamil Shrine Temple, 206 Jamil Rd Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Rosewood Art & Music Festival 2021

Rosewood Art & Music Festival

September, 2021

Rockaway Athletic Club, 2719 Rosewood Dr Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Jubilee 2021

Jubilee

September, 2021

Mann‑Simons Site , Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia's Greek Festival 2021

Columbia's Greek Festival

September, 2021

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1931 Sumter St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Oktoberfest Columbia 2021

Oktoberfest Columbia

October, 2021

Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Eighth Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament 2021

Eighth Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament

October, 2021

Hampton‑Preston Mansion , Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina State Fair 2021

South Carolina State Fair

October, 2021

SC State Fairgrounds , Columbia, South Carolina

2nd Act Film Festival 2021

2nd Act Film Festival

October, 2021

701 Whaley, 701 Whaley St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Arkhaios Film Festival 2021

Arkhaios Film Festival

October, 2021

Gambrell Hall, 817 Henderson St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia Jewish Film Festival 2021

Columbia Jewish Film Festival

October, 2021

Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Famously Hot South Carolina Pride Festival 2021

Famously Hot South Carolina Pride Festival

October, 2021

Downtown Columbia, 931 Senate St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

First Baptist Columbia Fall Festival 2021

First Baptist Columbia Fall Festival

October, 2021

First Baptist Church-Columbia, 1306 Hampton St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Bella Italia Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament 2021

Bella Italia Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament

October, 2021

Hampton‑Preston Mansion , Columbia, South Carolina

Forward City Church Fall Fest 2021

Forward City Church Fall Fest

October, 2021

South Carolina State House, 1100 Gervais St Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

World Beer Festival Columbia 2022

World Beer Festival Columbia

January, 2022

Columbia Convention Center , Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia Boat Show 2022

Columbia Boat Show

February, 2022

State Fairgrounds , Columbia, South Carolina

Party Animals Mardi Gras Festival 2022

Party Animals Mardi Gras Festival

February, 2022

City Roots, Columbia, South Carolina

Mardi Gras Festival 2022

Mardi Gras Festival

February, 2022

City Roots, Columbia, South Carolina

World Beer Columbia 2022

World Beer Columbia

February, 2022

South Carolina State Fair, Columbia, South Carolina

Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show 2022

Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show

March, 2022

SC State Fairgrounds - Columbia, SC 29202, Columbia, South Carolina

Midlands Kids Fest & Summer Camp Fair 2022

Midlands Kids Fest & Summer Camp Fair

March, 2022

Jamil Shrine Temple, 206 Jamil Rd Columbia, Columbia, South Carolina

Repticon Columbia SC 2022

Repticon Columbia SC

March, 2022

Jamil Temple - Columbia, SC 29210, Columbia, South Carolina

Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival 2022

Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival

March, 2022

South Carolina State Fairgrounds - Cantey & Goodman Buildings, Columbia, South Carolina

About Festivals in Columbia

Festivals in Columbia, SC, attract guests from across the country every year. Many Columbia events showcase classic Southern cuisine. For example, the Columbia Shrimp & Grits Fest, which allows guests can taste numerous recipes and decide for themselves which South Carolina restaurant is worthy of saying they have the “best shrimp and grits.” After guests have found the best shrimp and grits, they can also taste their way through the South Carolina Cornbread Festival to find the best cornbread in the state.

Two Columbia music festivals are among the most prestigious competitions for young musicians in the nation. These include the Southern Guitar Festival & Competition, as well as the Southeastern Piano Festival. At both of these events, numerous musicians from around the nation compete for the top-prize. However, guests can come just to enjoy the music, since both of these festivals offer many free concerts every day.