Columbia Events

Dr. Benjamin Mays exhibit, Columbia Events

Dr. Benjamin Mays, black history icon from Columbia

Columbia Events


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Celebrate his life and achievements;


African American History Month
Annual celebration featuring lectures, concerts, book discussions, music extravaganza, workshops, film festival and more; Benedict College;

Celebrating Black History through Community
Annual Black History Celebration; Dutch Square Mall;

International Festival of Wines and Food
Columbia Marriott;

South Carolina Book Festival
Featuring 60 authors and 70 exhibitors; Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center;< Harambee Festival Annual festival of arts, history, and culture; Benedict College;


Spring Classic Arts & Crafts Festival
South Carolina State Fairgrounds;


Juneteenth Festival
Commemorating the freeing of the last slaves in the U.S. Territories; sponsored by Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Historic Columbia Foundation;


Jubilee Festival of Heritage
African American music, dance, arts, crafts and food; held on grounds of Mann-Simmons Cottage by the Historic Columbia Foundation;

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