Famously Hot New Year is one of the South’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties, attracting tens of thousands from across the nation to Columbia’s revitalized city center. FHNY offers a unique atmosphere that blends the thrill of Times Square with a dose of southern hospitality, all in a place where revelers can leave the cold weather gear at home.
Be ready to live the luck of the Irish at this celebration that welcomes over 40,000 people to the eclectic Five Points business district in Columbia, SC every year. Continually growing and improving, the festival includes a 10K and 5K Run and one mile walk, fun-filled parade, family entertainment, food and craft offerings, a special shag area honoring our state dance, a kid-approved Childrens’ Carnival as well as four stages of live music hosting over 20 musical acts.
More than 10,000 people flock to downtown Columbia every fall to celebrate and share Latin culture through its food, art, dance, and music in a fun, family-oriented environment.
The streets of beautiful downtown Columbia are filled with the sounds of salsa, meringue, reggaeton and grupero music. Folkloric dancers share dances that have been long been a part of their culture. Vendors sell Latin gifts and souvenirs, as well as traditional cuisine that crowds form long lines to savor.
Feast your eyes on delicious, exotic Greek food, authentic Greek dances and lively, non-stop music-- your ticket to a delightful, whirlwind tour of Greece. And be sure to look over one of the larger crafts and jewelry shows in the Southeast-- rare, imported gifts brought by special arrangement to Columbia. Sample music, arts, crafts and culture, direct from Greek artisans.
The Palmetto State's largest event, located in the capital city of Columbia, is one of the best values in family-oriented entertainment. Enjoy mouth-watering food, thrilling rides and exciting entertainment.
A twelve-day annual event showcasing the mechanical and educational aspects of South Carolina along with presenting a fun, wholesome and entertaining carnival atmosphere where families can come together for tremendous fun...come find your "happy" at the South Carolina State Fair!