March 2020 Events in Columbia SC and the Midlands

Date | Title

4 – 5 | Shen Yun 2020

Stunningly beautiful costumes and dance. A cast of award-winning, world-class artists. Powerful storytelling that evokes a lost culture. State-of-the-art patented backdrop technology. A full orchestra with mesmerizing, original scores. Kroger Center for the Arts

5 | A Taste of Lake Murray

 Get ready to enjoy the music of The Voltage Brothers, Going Commando and Cody Webb. Also stay tuned for the full line-up of vendors joining us this year. Be sure not to miss this social event of the year. Doubletree Bush River

5 – 7 | Irish Fest Camden

 The festival, in its 4th year, features live Irish music and dancing, the Children’s Leprechaun Parade, the Lucky Leprechaun 5K race, a kids zone, arts & crafts, the Medieval/Renaissance encampment, Irish wolfhounds, Gypsy Vanner horses, exotic birds, food trucks, and of course green beer. Main event in downtown Camden

6 – 8 | Craftsmen’s Classic

The Craftsmen’s Classic was founded 46 years ago by the Gilmore family of Greensboro, NC. Clyde Gilmore, a jewelry maker, wanted to create a “family” of artists and craftsmen, nationwide, that could stage indoor festivals showcasing their totally original works and interact one-on-one with the public. SC State Fairgrounds

7 | Run Hard Columbia Marathon

This spring race event is fun for all ages. The Run Hard Marathon provides course support, fluids/nutrition, shirts, medals and awards. From 5k to marathon!

7 | Jerry Seinfeld Live

Known for his world renowned sit-com Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld is in town to perform stand up. Township Auditorium

7 | Shuckin’ on the Shoals Festival – Shuckin’ & Runnin ‘

Join us for our expanded Shuckin’ on the Shoals Festival! This family friendly event begins at 3:00 p.m. and includes: a 5K Run, 5K Two-Man Relay, a 1-mile Family Fun Walk, and the VIP Shuckin’ on the Shoals Oyster Roast. Enjoy live music, food trucks, craft beer, raffles, prize drawings, and fresh steamed oysters. Saluda Shoals Park East

8 | Irish Tea Party

There are few hours more agreeable in life than afternoon tea- Henry James. Do you love tea, books and learning? In this new monthly program we will have a short lecture about a tea or book related topic and a full English high tea with hot teas, cookies, tea sandwiches and other refreshments. Fancy clothes and big hats encouraged. For more information, call (803) 785-2680.

13 | Newberry Irish Fling

Kids’ Corner, free family-friendly Leprechaun scavenger hunt, Irish food and drink specials and live entertainment! Downtown Newberry

13 – 29 | Mary Poppins

Town Theatre performs this timeless classic, adored by all ages!

14 | Indoor Yard Sale

Clean out your garage, attic, kids rooms, and closets and participate as a vendor, or drop by for some great bargains and treasures. Vendor must set up between 4:00–7:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the sale. On sale day, doors open to vendors at 6:30 a.m. and to buyers at 7:00 a.m. Crooked Creek Park

17 | Wreath Making


Join your friends to celebrate all-things-Spring with an evening of crafts and conversation. We’ll learn about this Vernal Equinox and spring traditions around the world. In Southern-style, participants will get to create their own decorative door-hangings, just in time to welcome spring. Registration required. For more information and/or to register, please call (803) 798-7880 ext. 3.

20 | Cody Johnson

Country sensation singer-songwriter performs live! Township Auditorium

21 | Spring Market

Area artists, crafters, business owners are invited to participate as vendors in this sale. Shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind items including but not limited to, paintings, handmade jewelry, home decor items, etc. Those interested in selling items must complete a registration form. icrc.net

21 | St. Pat’s in Five Points

Whether you’re starting the day with a run in one of the Get to the Green races, or traveling to hear a favorite band, St. Pat’s in Five Points 2020 has something for everyone! Five Points in Columbia

23 | SC Philharmonic Tasting Notes

A wine and food celebration benefiting the S.C. Philharmonic. Sample more than 50 quality wines from top vineyards and enjoy epicurean delights from Midlands’ best restaurants. S.C. State Museum

26 – 29 | Indie Grits Festival

a 4-day event celebrating the visionary and experimental culture of the Southeast through film, art, music, video games, and bits in Columbia, S.C. In partnership with Nickelodeon Theatre.

27 – 29 | Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic

The Annual Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic will be held at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. Classic-goers will find hundreds of exhibitors on site with the latest fishing, hunting and outdoor equipment for show and sale. Don’t forget to check out the Extreme Raptor Show. S.C. State Fairgrounds

28 | 86th Annual Carolina Cup Races

An annual steeplechase harse race held at Springdale Race Course where ladies don their fancy Spring hats and gents wear bow ties for lunch, tailgating and endless fun. Camden

31 – April 3 | An American in Paris

An American in Paris is the Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning 1951 film, An American in Paris. Kroger Center