Family Tree on the River
June 17, 201410:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This event will bring the community and families together to heighten awareness of the special needs of the “Sandwich Generation”, as well as spotlight community support available to those working hard to maintain multi-generational families. Located at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater.
1st Annual Artisan Fair
June 20, 20159:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Palms to Palmettos is hosting its 1st Annual Artisan Fair at 3357 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169.We will have the Art and Antique Gallery open for all to visit as well as many local Artists and Craftsmen on hand. Great unique gifts just in time for Fathers Day.
White Knoll Patriot Run
June 27, 2015Registration starts at 7:00am
The race takes place at White Knoll High School at 5643 Platt Springs Road in Lexington. The registration fee is $25, or $30 with a t-shirt. Visit the website at www.patriotrunwhiteknoll.com
4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray
July 4, 2015
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Imagine a parade of 100 boats or more, festooned in red, white and blue, with similarly decorated people aboard them. Add about 5,000 spectators – on other boats and at Dreher Island State Park – all marveling at the revelry and creative costuming. This is just the first part of the 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray. The event also features an evening concert of patriotic music by the Lake Murray Orchestra, followed by about 20 minutes of fireworks over the water. Registration for the boat parade is free, and the concert, on Dreher Island State Park, is free as well (after paying for park entry).Visit the website at www.lakemurraycountry.com
Famously Hot New Year 2015
6:30pm – 1:00am1201 Main Street, Columbia, SC
What started four years ago as a New Years' Eve street concert with a fireworks show, has grown to a state-wide celebration that is the catalyst for other happenings around the area. Corporate citizens, businesses, non-profits, and public entities have joined in the fun to host their own events during the Famously Hot New Year Celbration.
Lexington County Peach Festival in Gilbert
July 4, 20159:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Peaches and Patriotism are the stars of this time-honored festival, and maybe nothing illustrates the spirit of Lexington County better. Held every July 4, except when it falls on a Sunday, the Peach Festival is powered by generations of the same families who work year-round to make sure their hundreds of guests get an authentic taste of what makes this area special. There’s barbeque. Hamburgers. Hot dogs. And peaches – let’s discuss the ways. Besides the requisite peach cobbler and peach ice cream (don’t pass that up), you can try peach tea, peach parfait, peach sundaes, peach slushes, peach almond delights, and peach zip. Cooks can submit creations to the peach recipe contest; little girls to young ladies can enter the many levels of the Miss Peach Queen contest. Visit the website at www.lexingtoncountypeachfestival.com
Tasty Tomato Festival
July 18, 20154:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Come celebrate local food and the tomato, champion of the home garden. There’ll be music, food and craft beer at City Roots Urban Farm in Columbia. Visit website at www.tastytomatofestival.com.
Craft & Kvell
August 23, 20158:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Do you have a pile of photos you want to get into your scrapbook? Have you been pinning things on Pinterest but haven’t had a quiet moment to do any crafting? Is your yarn stash getting a little out of hand? Bring your projects to the JCC for a day of fun crafting with new and old friends at our Craft & Kvell. We’ll provide table space, light refreshments, and a raffle to win a prize pack – you bring your paper, yarn, deco mesh, paints, die cutter – or whatever else you use to create! Please RSVP so we can have enough tables out for everyone! Visit website at www.jcccolumbia.org.