June 2020 Events in Columbia SC and the Midlands
Date | Title
The Irmo Chapin Children’s Theatre presents this funny tale. Seven Oaks Park. icrc.net
Mother Emanuel Nine Day Remembrance – The SC Human Affairs Commission will commemorate the Mother Emanuel Nine Day Remembrance on June 4, 2020, 11:00 a.m., in the Chappelle Auditorium on the campus of Allen University. Free and open to the public.
POSTPONED from April 17-18: Showcases the tastiest, finger-licking BBQ in the southeast! Live music, activities and inflatables for family fun. Downtown Newberry
5-6 | Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale
Begins in Batesburg-Leesville and ends 44 miles later in Modoc SC along US Hwy 23. Longest yard sale in South Carolina!
5-7 | Festival of Flowers
Downtown Greenwood. See an amazing 44 topiaries, juried arts and crafts show, foot races, bike tour, more.
6 | Outfest
South Carolina Pride Movement’s 3rd Annual street-festival, focusing on the LGBT community of Columbia, showcasing local talent, vendors, and businesses.
6-7 & 20-21 | Ag + Art Tours
Throughout June, artists and farmers team up to celebrate the arts of creating and growing! Visit area farms where you’ll experience the farm as well as meet artists set up to show off their works. June 6-7 Newberry, Kershaw, Richland Counties June 20-21 Fairfield & Lancaster Counties
RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 23 Jimmy Buffet cruises into Columbia with his Coral Reefer Band at 8PM at Colonial Life Arena
10 | Yappy Hour
Drinks, tasty foods, music, games, a ‘Lucky Dog’ raffle and more is waiting for you and your friendly pup on the patio for this year’s Yappy Hour! Free admission to the dog park, includes access to the dog park pool. 199 Williow Run Road in Aiken, SC
11 | Carolina Bays
Wild, Mysterious & Majestic Landforms – Join South Carolina author Tom Poland and photographer Robert Clarke as they discuss their newest book. Ballentine Branch Library
Get lei’d for a good cause! Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Performance by the Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia (FAAGC) dance troupe, Silent Auction, they’re roasting a pig and serving it with traditional Hawaiian side dishes! Wear your Hawaiian shirt and/or grass skirt!
13 & 14 | Columbia Gun & Knife Show
Shop, explore, sell, and appreciate guns or knives in this popular show at the State Fairgrounds.
13-21| Southern Piano Festival
This week long piano festival, hosted by the University of South Carolina, brings rising stars, professional and world famous pianists to Columbia to perform in several recitals, participate in competitions, and take lessons. A must for lovers of the piano.
The beloved musical with breathtaking music — including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.” Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again! Koger Center for the Arts
From 6:00pm til dusk, bring your family to relax and play in the Splash Zone of Waterfall Junction, then bring out the blankets for a family-friendly movie in the Riverbanks Garden amphitheater. The movie is free with $5 admission.
19| Trolls Live
Bringing all the characters, dancing, and songs to the live stage, Trolls Live will make your young one’s favorite movie a reality! Colonial Life Arena
A craft market showcasing live crafting, antique collectibles, art, clothing, jewelry, decor, even plants and more! Anything with an antique style is at this event, and of course all of the things that come with fairgrounds events such as delicious food trucks and lively outdoor atmosphere. Tickets start at $15 and include access to the entire weekend.
Arts and crafts, antiques, homemade peach desserts and preserves, fresh local peaches, peach ice cream, and festival foods too. The parade is filled with your favorite entries, dignitaries, beauty queens, antique tractors, and classic cars. Live entertainment all day. Family-friendly and handicap accessible all on level ground. Bring your family, but leave your pets at home because they are not allowed in the park. Trenton, SC
To celebrate Make Music Columbia, Les Flat Out Strangers will be in the Koger lobby playing gypsy swing songs from the 1920’s – 1940’s. This concert is totally free! Koger Center for the Arts
THIS DATE MAY CHANGE Since the beginning, Cakebread Cellars has been revered for their enduring commitment to quality and the belief that even the simplest of moments are elevated by good people, good food and good wine. Our fearless founder, Ruth Fertel, shared this outlook on life, so it’s no wonder that Cakebread Cellars found a place in our Tastemaker Dinner Series. We look forward to sharing this special evening with you. Reservations at 803-212-6666.
Enjoy an interpretive paddle tour on the Saluda River and learn about the unique history of the area followed by wine tasting at the River Overlook. Take home a complimentary Saluda Shoals Park wine glass to commemorate the evening.
27| Rock the Rose
Well worth the drive to the charming community of Lancaster South Carolina! Enjoy live music all day and fireworks after the show!