Events

Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

View All Events

Day

Event Category

Time

Cost ($)

Distance

Reset Filters

Events List Navigation

August 17

Benford Brewing, Carolina Blackout Release

Benford Brewing, Lancaster, SC will release Carolina Blackout: a black IPA with refreshing tropical inspired hops. At 4.9% abv, our Black IPA will be enjoyed by all IPA fans on our South Carolina hot and humid, late summer days. We have begun to pre-sale this beer to all restaurants, bars, and package stores to encourage their own events with this celebratory brand.

read more
August 17 @ 3:00 pm

The Jasper Project presents Syzygy: Invitational Poetry Reading

The original poetry, along with the scripts from the Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays, sponsored by the Jasper Project, will be bound and sold in a commemorative publication. Invited poets include Marjory Wentworth (SC Poet Laureate), Ed Madden (Columbia Poet Laureate), Marcus Amaker (Charleston Poet Laureate), Ray McManus, Len Lawson, Vera Gomez, Cassie Premo Steele, Glenis Redmond and Jennifer Bartell. (A separate reading and reception will honor the poets earlier in the day.) Poetry Invitational 3-5 pm 8/17, Richland Library…

read more
August 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Jasper Project presents Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays

The Jasper Project presents Syzygy: The Solar Eclipse Plays – premieres of six 10-minute plays written by six SC playwrights to commemorate the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Columbia, SC. Playwrights include Jon Tuttle and Cindy Turner, Nicola Waldron, Chad Henderson, Terry Roueche, LaSharn Hopkins, and Julia Vargas. There will be two performances of the plays at 7 pm and at 10 pm on Thursday, August 17th, with a reception for attendees of both performances from 9 – 10 pm…

read more
August 18

Total Eclipse at Siesta Cove Marina on Lake Murray

Watch the eclipse in the path of totality from Lake Murray on Siesta Cove Marina in Gilbert, SC. Limited tent camping with electric and water. Minimum two night stay. Wilderness camping, boat ramp and parking for Lake Murray also available. For more information contact 803-892-2978, email siestacovemarina@aol.com or visit our web page at siestacovemarina.com.

read more
August 18

Revente’s Total Eclipse Sale

Stop in Friday through Sunday and save 20% on all regular priced items including designer handbags and accessories.

read more
August 18

Sid & Nancy’s Total Eclipse Sale

Stop in Friday through Sunday and save 20% on all regular priced items.

read more
August 18 @ 8:00 am

Barrel Aged Beer Release

We brewed a special double stout, as black as the darkest night, and aged it with 5 lbs of cacao nibs and roasted chilis in a bourbon barrel for over 6 months. It and many others will be available at Old Mill Brewpub from August 18th – August 25th. Join us on the deck for the show.

read more
August 18 @ 9:00 am

Total Solar Eclipse at UofSC

The University of South Carolina is a NASA Official Viewing Location for the total solar eclipse! UofSC is holding a number of events to celebrate and study the eclipse because the university is home to faculty with eclipse expertise in a variety of subjects, from astronomy to history and the arts. Kicking off the eclipse weekend, artifacts from The Robert B. Ariail Collection of Historical Astronomy will be on display in the Irvin Department Gallery at the Hollings Library August…

read more
August 18 @ 10:00 am

Pre – Eclipse Weekend at the South Carolina State Museum

Pre – Eclipse (Fri. – Sun.) Weekend Tickets Museum Open Fri., Aug. 18 – Sun., Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. each day Please Note Weekend tickets do not include museum admission on the day of the solar eclipse. Pre-Eclipse Weekend Tickets include: General admission to 4 floors of permanent and changing exhibit galleries featuring South Carolina art, science & tech, natural history and cultural history. Special astronomy and space exhibits. Special eclipse education pop-up stations and tours. Solar Eclipse glasses provided…

read more
August 18 @ 3:00 pm

“The Grape Eclipse” 4-Day Weekend at Mercer Winery

“The Grape Eclipse” 4 Day Weekend 18-21 Aug 2017 – A Gathering of Wine and Sun Lovers! _________________________ >>> Friday 18 Aug. ‘Syzygy Social & Biggy Bonfire’ Open from 3-9pm (Bonfire from 7-9pm) > $10 Entry – Enjoy $5 Wine Slushies. _________________________ >>> Saturday 19 Aug. ‘Dog Walk’ & ‘Vine & Wine’ Tours 11am-8pm > Bring your Dog along for a 1 mile journey through the vineyard and help raise money to support the Carolina Wildlife Center. $10 Entry. ‘Vine &…

read more
August 18 @ 3:00 pm

Moonlight Matinee

Watch a movie ” A Connecticut Yankee in King Author’s Court”. Featuring Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming and a solar eclipse For All Ages

read more
August 18 @ 5:30 pm

Historic Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle

Looking for ways to cool down during the Total Eclipse Weekend? Join Historic Columbia for their third annual Historic Water Balloon Battle from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. Using water balloons, guests will break into teams to learn about military tactics through history and battle on the grounds of the Robert Mills House & Gardens. After the water battle, relax with drinks and light appetizers on the grounds of the historic site. Tickets are $15 for members…

read more
August 18 @ 7:00 pm

Public Lecture – “Solar Eclipses: the Dread and the Fascination”

A free public lecture by Dr. Sarbani Basu, solar physicist and chair of the Yale Department of Astronomy. Abstract: There is an almost five thousand year history of solar eclipses. The occurrence of solar eclipses, with the day turning dark, have been hailed as portents of the future. Much later, eclipses began to be used to study the outer layers of the Sun. A solar eclipse was also used as a means to carry out one of the first tests…

read more
August 18 @ 7:00 pm

Arts & Draughts August 2017

Art, drink, and be happy! Enjoy beer tastings of Columbia’s Eclipse Pale Ale, a collaboration brew from Catawba Brewing Company and The Whig, and food from Real Mexico, Wurst Wagen, and Bone-In BBQ for a quick bite with your brew. Live music from Tomboi, Fall of an Empire, and more. Gallery tours throughout the event with specific art-making activities and scavenger hunts inspired by works in the exhibitions. Community partners Richland Library, USC’s Ink & Paper, and more will be…

read more
August 18 @ 7:05 pm

Columbia Fireflies Baseball

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies as they take on the Rome Braves on Friday, August 18 at 7:05pm at Spirit Communications Park. There will be post-game fireworks! More details to come!

read more
August 18 @ 8:00 pm

Ben Kronberg Live

On Friday, August 18th Soda City Stand Up and Tapps Arts Center are proud to bring Comedian Ben Kronberg to the Capital City as part of the Third Friday Comedy Series. Ben is a nationally touring comedian that has been seen on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Last Call w/ Carson Daily, Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver’s Stand Up Special. Ben has toured all over the world including shows in South Korea. He will be joined by local comedians John…

read more
August 19

SCE&G Solar Science Saturday at the State Museum

Every Saturday in August Get ready for a whole month of Total Solar Eclispe fun at the South Carolina State Museum. Every Saturday the museum will be full of Solar Eclipse related activities for kids, including: Hovercraft Rides Rocket Launching Creating Pinhole Projectors Discovering the Solar Spectrum with UV beads and spectroscopes Angular Momentum experience Understand how the eclipse happens with eclipse models Learn how telescopes work with Galileoscopes SCE&G Solar Science Saturdays are free with museum general admission or…

read more
August 19 @ 8:30 am

Camp Eclipse!

Experience the Great American Eclipse, Indian Waters Scout style! Spend the last weekend of summer at a once in a lifetime event – Great American Eclipse of 2017! Spend Three Days at Camp Barstow on the Centerline of the Eclipse! Merit Badges, STEM NOVA Activities for Cub and Boy Scouts & Venturers. Experts from the Universities of SC and VA offer Programs, Classes and conduct Experiments. Great food and Camp Barstow fun like swimming, boating, shooting sports and climbing! Register…

read more
August 19 @ 9:00 am

Historic Main Street Walking Tour

Get to know the South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Main Street with Historic Columbia. Offering more than 150 years of architectural trends, Columbia’s Main Street is a physical legacy of its citizens’ aspiration and accomplishments. See the city’s oldest “skyscraper,” an IBM-punch-card-inspired office building and the State Capitol. Walk through Columbia’s first indoor shopping mall and learn how an old department store became an art museum. Allow approximately…

read more
August 19 @ 9:00 am

Historic Vista Walking Tour

Get to know South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Congaree Vista with Historic Columbia. Historically a residential, light industrial, mercantile and transportation district, the Congaree Vista comprises almost 800 acres. Bounded by the Congaree River to the west and Assembly Street to the east, this portion of South Carolina’s downtown features a mixture of historically significant buildings with architecturally sympathetic re-development and infill projects. The product of considerable capital investment beginning…

read more
August 19 @ 10:00 am

Summer Stamp and Postcard Show

Visit Columbia, SC for the Summer Stamp and Postcard Show! 13 professional dealers from around the southeast region will be on site to offer great deals on US and Worldwide collections, philatelic covers and items of postal history. The postcard dealers have a wide variety of materials to peak everyone’s interest. Plus, the theme for the show will be the Total Solar Eclipse, with a US stamped envelope commemorating the event! Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am…

read more
August 19 @ 10:00 am

Historic Main Street Walking Tour

Get to know the South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Main Street with Historic Columbia. Offering more than 150 years of architectural trends, Columbia’s Main Street is a physical legacy of its citizens’ aspiration and accomplishments. See the city’s oldest “skyscraper,” an IBM-punch-card-inspired office building and the State Capitol. Walk through Columbia’s first indoor shopping mall and learn how an old department store became an art museum. Allow approximately…

read more
August 19 @ 10:00 am

Historic Vista Walking Tour

Get to know South Carolina’s capital city during the Total Eclipse Weekend and take a guided walking tour of Columbia’s Congaree Vista with Historic Columbia. Historically a residential, light industrial, mercantile and transportation district, the Congaree Vista comprises almost 800 acres. Bounded by the Congaree River to the west and Assembly Street to the east, this portion of South Carolina’s downtown features a mixture of historically significant buildings with architecturally sympathetic re-development and infill projects. The product of considerable capital investment beginning…

read more
August 19 @ 10:00 am

Total Solar Eclipse Workshop at Sesquicentennial State Park

Join us at Sesquicentennial State Park to learn more about this once in a lifetime event happening right here in South Carolina on August 21! We’ll discuss why solar eclipses occur and how to view them safely as well as make a couple fun, easy take home crafts! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Adults must accompany children 15 and under. For more information or to register call (803) 788-2706 or email sesqui@scprt.com.

read more
August 19 @ 10:30 am

Summer Learning Challenge Wrap-Up Party

Solar-brate with us. Join Richland Library for a morning of music, fun and prizes for the whole family as we celebrate the end of summer during the Solar Eclipse Weekend!

read more
August 19 @ 11:00 am

Eclipse Geocaching Cointrail

Geocaching is a technical scavenger hunt and is a growing sport worldwide. People hide containers called caches of varying sizes and use GPS coordinates to locate the cache then sign a log located in the cache. The larger ones hold prizes (“swag”) that could be anything from toys to trackable pieces that are followed by their owner via the assigned number and travel all over the world. You can refer to the website, www.geocaching.com, for more information. The eclipse cointrail will launch…

read more
August 19 @ 12:00 pm

Eclipse Parking at SC State Fairgrounds

The South Carolina State Fair will provide one of the city’s most unobstructed views of the eclipse!  Create a weekend of Eclipse memories with our Total Eclipse Extended Visit RV Parking.  RV parking spaces will be adjacent to the fairgrounds August 19th-22nd and will include an RV pass, one car pass, water and electricity. These passes can be purchased here: https://www.scstatefair.org/total-eclipse-parking. Gates open at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 and close at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22.

read more
August 19 @ 1:45 pm

Columbia Food Tours

Columbia Food Tours offers an exciting walking food tour experience in which you get to learn about the city, it’s history, culture, as well as visit 5-7 locally owned restaurants and receive a sample of their fresh cuisine. Come experience Columbia one bite at a time. It is a must for anyone visiting Columbia and for locals, alike! Tours meet at 1:30pm and start at 1:45pm and last about 2.5-3 hours. For more information visit www.columbiafoodtours.com

read more
August 19 @ 2:00 pm

Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours

Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours and Historic Columbia will partner to offer two fun walking historical food tours on Saturday, August 19. You will visit five top restaurants in our cultural and entertainment district – The Vista – and sample their delicious specialties. You will also hear cool and interesting history on our city, our state and the Vista area by a trained and certified guide. Tours lasts 2.5 hours rain or shine. Walking distance is minimal and…

read more
August 19 @ 2:00 pm

Dress Rehearsal for Total Eclipse

Join us at the 12,000 Year History Park for a “dress rehearsal” to the total solar eclipse.    Learn basic facts about the causes of the solar eclipse as well as what to expect and how to prepare for the event. We will also have information on the cultural and natural resources of the park including an American Civil War battle, an 18th century colonial fort and trading post, and Native American sites and artifacts. Free pair of eclipse glasses…

read more
August 19 @ 5:30 pm

Riverfront Park Eclipse Party

Celebrate Eclipse Weekend! –working details—-Park Ranger guided sunset walks along the historic Columbia Canal, trying for live remote, eclipse information and glasses distribution.

read more
August 19 @ 6:00 pm

Tapp’s Presents – The Final Journey of Christopher Columbia: Another ECLIPSEploitation Event

[Columbia, SC | August 19, 2017, 6pm – 12am | Free!] Tapp’s Arts Center is pleased to announce our participation in Columbia’s Total Solar Eclipse festivities! Join us August 19th for The Final Journey of Christopher Columbia: Another ECLIPSEploitation Event. From 6pm to 12am, Tapp’s will host a free carnival commemorating the wildly problematic exploits of an historic hustler. From puppet shows to belly dancing, to an indie rock immersive celestial concert, Tapp’s will be transformed into a spectacular experience…

read more
August 19 @ 7:05 pm

Columbia Fireflies Baseball

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies as they take on the Rome Braves on Saturday, August 19 at 7:05pm at Spirit Communications Park. There will be post-game fireworks! More details to come!

read more
August 19 @ 7:30 pm

First Night Southern Lights

Southern Lights, an art light installation set to span the Congaree River between the Blossom and Gervais Street bridges by Chris Robinson, will offer viewers a contemplative experience, meant to be viewed again and again. Join us as at First Night Southern Lights for the official launch of the installation. Robinson will speak about Southern Lights, his other laser installations and his career spent exploring the connections of art and science. Attendees can take a guided tour to the river’s…

read more
August 19 @ 8:00 pm

EclipseFest 2017 at Music Farm Columbia

On Saturday, August 19th, at 8 pm The Music Farm in Columbia will host ECLIPSEFEST 2017, a night of tributes to your favorite rock and roll bands! For just $10, you can experience the best tribute acts Columbia has to offer. The night starts with Synchronicity, a note perfect tribute to The Police. Following that, Hey Johnny Park! will storm the stage and rock hits from the twenty plus years of The Foo Fighters. To close the night, these two…

read more
August 20 @ 12:00 pm

Total Eclipse of the Art

Get ready for the solar eclipse with celestial art! The whole family is invited to make galaxy prints during this drop-in studio program. Free.

read more
August 20 @ 2:00 pm

The Great American Eclipse in your Astrology

Join us, Urban Shamanics, on Sunday afternoon before the Eclipse Event with Dr.Patricia Bell, of Lily Dale, NY. She will give you the inside info on how the event will rearrange your personal life Astrology.

read more
August 20 @ 2:00 pm

Eclipse Experts at USC: Myth, History, and Science

Visit the USC flagship campus in the heart of Columbia for a series of short talks from USC faculty and visiting scholars. Learn about the role of eclipses in science and society, how eclipses have factored in myths and legends throughout history. Experts will also speak about the tumultuous sun and share their experiences of past eclipses around the world. Each mini-lecture will be ~30 minutes in length, and presented at a level accessible to a broad public audience. For…

read more
August 20 @ 3:00 pm

Always Looking Up: the Eclipse and the Celestial World of Renaissance Art

In this lecture, Dr. Anna Swartwood House, assistant professor of Renaissance art history at the University of South Carolina, explores depictions of eclipses and other celestial events in Renaissance art. Free with membership or admission.

read more
August 20 @ 3:30 pm

Star Wars Musiclipse

A special presentation of music from the Star Wars saga (and more!) sets the scene for darkness’ reign over daylight.

read more
August 20 @ 5:05 pm

Columbia Fireflies Baseball

Celebrate Total Eclipse Weekend with the Fireflies as they take on the Rome Braves on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:05pm at Spirit Communications Park. More details to come!

read more
August 20 @ 6:00 pm

Total Eclipse: A Space Odyssey at the Nickelodeon Theatre

As summer draws to a close this year, don’t miss your chance to experience the longest total eclipse on the East Coast right here in Columbia! Not only are we lucky enough to be in what experts call, the “path of totality”– an alleyway of prime eclipse viewing stretching across the United States, but we’re the last and longest stop on the path! At 2:41pm, Monday August 21, millions will gather in the Greater Columbia area to witness up to…

read more
August 20 @ 6:00 pm

Summer’s End Solar Run

Experience a taste of “Cool” Columbia and kick off the solar celebration with a 5K run and 1-mile fun walk through Saluda Shoals Park! Brought to you by Saluda Shoals Foundation and Fleet Feet Sports. Cool off during the run in misting stations and finish up with the Summer’s End Celebration by enjoying local food, live music and craft beers. Proceeds benefit the Saluda Shoals Foundation. All ages welcome. If you don’t want to walk or run you can still…

read more
August 20 @ 6:00 pm

Solar Eclipse Dinner Featuring Chef Todd Woods and Chef Frank Bradley at The Oak Table

Join Executive Chef Todd Woods of The Oak Table and Chef Frank Bradley of Bourbon for a feast of 5 dishes prepared using our local fresh seasonal bounty. Dine in front of the State House on a meal inspired by the Solar Eclipse. Ticket includes 5 courses. Cash bar or BYOB.

read more
August 20 @ 7:00 pm

Solar Eclipse of THE Dub

One of the Southeast’s most vibrant mid-sized cities, Columbia, S.C., is home to the longest total solar eclipse for a metro area on the East Coast and will host Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., a long weekend of more than 50 eclipse-related festivals and events, from Aug. 18 to 21, 2017. Izms of Art Presents … Solar Eclipse of THE Dub Featuring Brandon Djbsam Samuels Babatunde Olabode El Saraph Sunman Othello’s Delight Nepotism THE Dubber Music, Art, and Refreshments $10

read more
August 20 @ 7:30 pm

Eclipse Eve Drive-In Movie

We will be hosting an old fashion Drive-In Movie night at the Historic Columbia Speedway festival grounds where we will show an educational short on the history of eclipses followed by “Escape from Planet Earth”. $25 per car.

read more
August 21

Shadows and Science in the Wilderness of Congaree National Park

Join Congaree National Park staff for an unparalleled wilderness eclipse experience. Walk amongst ancient trees, hear the sounds of the forest as the eclipse takes place, experience this once in a lifetime event in the wilds of Congaree National Park! Special exhibits and numerous programs will showcase the stories of the park and the science that takes place to unlock its mysteries. Ranger led hikes will allow visitors to experience the beauty and solitude of the old growth forests. Astonishing…

read more
August 21

Carolina Eclipse Random Blackout

Join Random Tap for the viewing of the total solar eclipse. Bring your lawn chairs and the family for the viewing. Enjoy a special Brewing of Carolina Blackout beer by Benford Brewing. Enjoy a cold one during this once in a lifetime event, and buy a beer in a commemorative can to remember the eclipse. Best viewing area!

read more
August 21

Eclipse Viewing

Everyone should come on over to the Sheraton Hotel on Main St. to view the fleeting eclipse. There’s a rooftop bar which will put you the highest in the whole city with a wide open view perfect for a telescope and a good time with friends! Come grab some drinks and experience a life changing events with us. Can’t wait to see you there!

read more
August 21

Riverfront Park Eclipse Viewing

Spend your Total Solar Eclipse afternoon in one of our city’s most beautiful green spaces. Riverfront Park features 2.5 miles of shaded trail on the embankment between the Broad River and the Columbia Canal, plus a paved loop trail through the riparian forest. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Park Ranger can tell you about the history of the canal and the vintage buildings beside it. An additional park entry is at the north end…

read more
+ Export Listed Events

 

To view events in the Midlands happening before the Total Eclipse Weekend, visit our Pre-Eclipse Weekend Events page.