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Discover the Top Events in Columbia and Lexington This May 2024

As the vibrant spring season blossoms in Columbia and Lexington, South Carolina, the calendar is packed with exciting events that beckon locals and visitors alike. From musical evenings by the river to lively cultural festivals, here’s your ultimate guide to not-to-miss happenings in May 2024.

Spring Rhythm on the River Date: Every Friday in May

  • Location: West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater Kick off your weekends with the annual Spring Rhythm on the River series. Held every Friday evening at the scenic West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater, this event promises a lineup of live music that ranges from jazz to indie and rock. It’s the perfect setting to unwind after a week, enjoying the cool river breeze and some of South Carolina’s finest musicians. Bring a blanket, grab some local eats from food vendors, and revel in the community vibe. Annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival Date: May 11, 2024

  • Location: Rosewood Drive, Columbia The Rosewood Crawfish Festival is a must for seafood enthusiasts and those who love lively street festivals. With over 10,000 pounds of fresh crawfish ready to be served, the festival goes beyond food to offer live music, arts, and crafts, and activities for children. Experience the authentic Cajun food, learn how to eat crawfish like a pro, and enjoy performances by local bands that keep the energy high all day long. Yacht Rock Schooner at Savage Craft Ale Works

  • Date: May 18, 2024 Location: Savage Craft Ale Works, West ColumbiaFor a laid-back evening, head over to Savage Craft Ale Works to catch Yacht Rock Schooner in action. Known for their smooth 70s and 80s covers, this band will transport you back in time with classics that are perfect for singing along. The venue offers an excellent selection of craft beers and a rooftop bar with stunning views, making it an ideal spot to enjoy great music and great drinks.

  • .6th Annual Art on State Date: May 25, 2024 Location: State Street, West Columbia Art lovers, rejoice! The 6th Annual Art on State is the place to be for witnessing the vibrant local art scene firsthand. This one-night event transforms State Street into a bustling arts district featuring live painting, pottery making, and interactive art installations. Galleries and shops open their doors late, allowing you to explore at your leisure. This event is not just a celebration of art but a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and perhaps find a piece to take home.

  • Free Comic Book Day at Heroes & Dragons Date: May 4, 2024 Location: Heroes & Dragons, Columbia Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Heroes & Dragons, one of Columbia’s premier comics bookstores. This annual event is perfect for comic book lovers of all ages, offering free comics specially released by major publishers for this day. Special guests, including local comic book creators and artists, make appearances, and there are activities geared towards young fans. Whether you’re a long-time collector or new to the world of comics, this event is a fun, engaging way to dive into the storylines and artwork that make comic books beloved by so many. What to Know before you go here are a few tips to make the most of these events: Parking: Events in Columbia and Lexington can draw large crowds. Plan to arrive early or use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Weather: May can be warm, so dress appropriately and stay hydrated, especially at outdoor events. Tickets: Some events may require tickets or reservations, especially those with limited space like the Yacht Rock Schooner concert. Check in advance to secure your spot. These events not only highlight the unique culture and community spirit of Columbia and Lexington but also offer diverse experiences suitable for all ages and interests. Whether you’re swaying to smooth yacht rock tunes, munching on spicy crawfish, or getting lost in the pages of a comic book, May 2024 is packed with activities that promise memorable experiences.


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