Columbia Fall Festivals 2020

Run for Our Troops 5K - West Columbia, SC - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2020
The Cayce – West Columbia Junior Chamber presents the annual 5K event to support military veterans and first responders that are coping with physical and emotional injuries resulting from their heroic service to our nation. The race course begins on Alexander Road near the parking entrance to the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater.

Jubilee: Festival of Heritage - Columbia, SC - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
This outdoor festival started in 1978, and continues to bring together artisans, dancers, musicians, and storytellers to celebrate South Carolina’s black history and culture on the grounds of the Mann-Simons Site. This family friendly event includes kids activities and games, house tours of the Mann-Simons Site and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House, bus tours of significant sites in downtown Columbia, and more!

Okra Strut Festival - Irmo, SC - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
Features a Friday evening street dance, a Saturday morning parade, arts & crafts, amusements & rides, live bands and festival food. Attendance is typically between 55,000-60,000 annually.

Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon - Columbia, SC - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2020
Going virtual for 2020. See the event website for more details. Normally: Half marathon, 5K, 10K run to raise funds for the Palmetto Health Breast Center. Since 1991.

Gaston Collard & BBQ Festival - Gaston, SC - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2020
Barbecue competition, parade, live entertainment, kids’ rides, arts & crafts and more

South Carolina State Fair - Columbia, SC - Oct 14 to Oct 25, 2020
Equine events, Heritage Village, crafting shows, prince & princess pageant, fair food, entertainment and more. Held annually since 1869.

Famously Hot SC Pride - Columbia, SC - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
The largest and longest-running Pride event in South Carolina. Street party and parade, live music, guest speakers, and more.

Columbia Home & Garden Show - Columbia, SC - Oct 31 to Nov 1, 2020
Everything you may need in or around your home! Meet vendors who can help with home improvement, building, kitchens, bath, gardens and landscaping, pools and spas, security systems and so much more